The Ultimate Guide to New York City Hotels

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In New York, it's easy to unknowingly book your family into the same hotel that happens to host the city's loudest nightclub, or to arrive in the city on business, only to find out that you're staying on the other side of town from your office. Some visitors love basing their stay in the heart of Times Square, while others prefer to never step foot in the madness of the world's most famous crossroads. Whether you're looking for interior design worth Instagramming or the best room to fit a family of five, here are the best New York City hotels for you.
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    Marvelous Manhattan view from The Lounge at Hotel 48Lex
    ©Hotel 48Lex
    Hotel 48Lex New York, a modern boutique hotel in midtown Manhattan, has one of NYC's best hotel lounges. Every room at the hotel comes with club privileges — and the club lounge is like an ongoing cocktail party.
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    Telegraph
    If you’re looking for a Manhattan hotel in the thick of the Times Square and Broadway neighborhood, the Hyatt Times Square New York is a great option for families. Located just a block off the bright lights and hyper energy of Broadway, this Hyatt property offers a refuge from the sensory overload at street level. But no worries—once you get your room key, an elevator will whisk you upstairs where it’s calmer and quieter.
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    McSorley's Old Ale House
    The Fitzpatrick is a four-star hotel that is family-owned by the Fitzpatrick clan. Their hotel's Emerald Isle warmth is the reason that Liam Neeson, Bono, and other famous Irish faces make The Fitzpatrick their New York City home away from home.
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    Suzanne Rowan Kelleher
    It's the Hyatt Place's list of free amenities that really make this hotel a home run for families. There's a complimentary and extensive hot-and-cold buffet breakfast available every morning (for which you'd easily pay $20 per person elsewhere), free wi-fi, and an on-site fitness center. If you want to check email or print out boarding passes, there are several computer terminals and a printer in the lobby also available for free use.
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    Photo credit: Archer Hotel
    The new-build, 180-room Archer Hotel comes with plenty of personality, including a design scheme that nods to the historic neighborhood's locale with industrial-chic touches, and the behind-the-scenes consummate (and fictional) hotel host "Archer," whose mission, is to ensure guests a memorable stay. And that they will. Guests can expect thoughtful touches like a curated art collection (including sculptures, digital art, and more); a rotation of nightly turndown amenities like Baked by Melissa Cupcakes; and even in-room mini reading libraries.
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    The Standard, High Line
    Photo credit: The Standard, High Line
    Bridging the ever-popular High Line park just below, this purpose-built, 18-story Meatpacking District hotel, brainchild of celebrity hotelier André Balazs, hasn't lost any it-spot steam since its 2009 debut. Its modern rooms, granting sweeping city and Hudson River views, are only part of the draw, with a slate of buzzy dining-and-drinking venues that keep visitors and locals alike coming back for more.
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    The Bowery Hotel is the first upscale hotel to rise on New York City's legendary Bowery row. And if you're interested in exploring lower Manhattan, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, and other distinctive New York neighborhoods, The Bowery Hotel is well located.
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    David A. Kelly
    Located on 35th Street, the Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown provides mid-level accommodations at reasonable rates for business travelers.
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    Ty Warner Penthouse Suite Four Seasons Hotel New York
    ©Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
    This extravagant suite occupies the entire penthouse floor of the Four Seasons Hotel New York—the 52nd floor. The astounding 360-degree views from the suite's four glass balconies make you feel you're floating in the sky. It's a better view than King Kong had from the top of the Empire State Building.
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    Lobby of the Grand Hyatt New York
    Hyatt Hotels
    The Grand Hyatt New York is directly connected to Grand Central Terminal, making it easy for business travelers to hop on a wide range of subway lines to reach just about any destination in New York City. The hotel is a large, business travel-oriented hotel that has over 1,300 rooms. It's been renovated — and it shows. The lobby is comfortable but business-like, the hallways and rooms feel fresh, and services like the 24-hour Market food store in the lobby is excellent for business travelers who are on their own schedule.
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The Ultimate Guide to New York City Hotels