New York City’s Best Boutique Hotels

Heading to NYC? We’ve curated a list of our favorite boutique hotels in the Big Apple.

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Civilian Hotel (Hell’s Kitchen)

Inspired by its Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood, Civilian is a design-focused boutique hotel that encapsulates the Theatre District. With spaces designed by architect David Rockwell, the property is intended to be a hangout for all types of creatives, ranging from photographers to artists. You’ll find thoughtful details like light fixtures with drawings of all 41 New York Theaters, over 350 pieces of art, and tons of spaces representing Broadway’s history. 

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Wythe Hotel (Williamsburg)

Originally a factory, the Wythe Hotel produced everything from construction materials to textiles. It was converted into a hotel in 2008 but retains many original details as an ode to its industrial history. Each of the property’s 70 rooms features details like exposed brick walls and factory windows alongside bold printed wallpapers, local artwork, and custom furniture.

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33 Seaport Hotel (Seaport)

Located within 33 Peck, a landmarked red brick building, 33 Seaport Hotel highlights Seaport’s 18th-century heritage and the area’s recent resurgence. You’ll find a European-inspired design within each of the 66 guest rooms, with details like white marble and custom-made Italian furnishings. Onsite, there is also a fully-serviced fitness center and an incredible Korean-inspired dining spot dubbed Restaurant Pearl. 

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Walker Hotel Tribeca (Tribeca)

Formerly a ribbon factory, the Walker Hotel Tribeca showcases the history of the area and the Golden Age of New York City by pairing details like oversized windows, custom woodwork, and modern furnishings with the backdrop of the city. While the property is minimalistic, what stands out the most is its location, which is within walking distance to many fun NYC neighborhoods.

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Park Lane (Midtown)

With a location overlooking the city’s most iconic park, the Park Lane is a fabulous midtown boutique hotel. Throughout the property, you’ll find a sophisticated design that includes chic upholstery, ornate patterns, and expansive views of Manhattan’s skyline. For the best view of Central Park, don’t miss out on the 47th-floor rooftop bar, Darling, which offers incredible cocktails. 

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The Frederick (Tribeca)

Built in 1845, the Frederick Hotel was previously a favored accommodation of politicians and business people visiting City Hall. Nowadays, the property boasts 132 rooms with vintage details alongside luxe amenities like Frette bathrobes. It’s also a favored pick of Small Luxury Hotels. 

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Sixty LES (Lower East Side)

Live music, dancing, and incredible bars are a few things that make Sixty LES a downtown Manhattan hotspot. However, its ultra-sleek rooms with black mirrored walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, and custom-designed linens make it a fantastic place to crash after a long day exploring the city. 

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The Penny (Williamsburg)

Nestled in Brooklyn’s trendy district of Williamsburg, the Penny Williamsburg is an excellent stay for those looking to get an authentic Brooklyn experience. The property has 118 loft-style rooms and suites, with a playful decor that includes accent tables filled with books, personalized cork boards, eclectic painting, and cozy reading nooks that overlook the city. 

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Arlo Soho (Soho)

With a rooftop cocktail lounge, delicious food and drink scene, and an impeccable location in Soho, the Arlo Soho is a perfectly centrally located spot amidst the cobblestone streets. The hotel has various room types, ranging from cozy bunk rooms to spacious suites, so it’s a great spot for every occasion. 

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