New York City’s hotel game has always been strong, and Manhattan has a dizzying array of accommodation options. Here are 5 of the very best, each in a different neighborhood.
The Bowery Hotel (East Village)
To many visitors, the only Manhattan neighborhood requirement is downtown. To be sure, not only is The Bowery Hotel located in a prime spot for eating, drinking, and people watching, it’s also fantastic for vintage shopping and live music. Plus, tired souls will be thrilled to learn that Gemma, the on-site Italian trattoria is excellent morning, noon, and night.
The Beekman (Financial District)
This Lower Manhattan Thompson Hotel is impossibly close to some of the city’s best tourist attractions: One World Trade; South Street Seaport; 9/11 Museum; Brookfield Place; and the Brooklyn Bridge, just to name a few. It’s an architectural wonder too, with a sexy and inviting bar and lounge area as well as gorgeous, stylish rooms.
Andaz 5th Avenue (Bryant Park)
Three minutes on foot to the heart of Bryant Park, six to Rockefeller Center, and a stone’s throw from half a dozen subway lines, this is a fabulous choice for visitors wanting easy access to both uptown and downtown. Book one of the property’s serene wellness suites, complete with a giant soaking tub — the centerpiece of the multi-room suite — Japanese toilet, and Mirror fitness.
France meets New York City is the vibe of this show-stopping property, mere minutes from the MOMA. Meticulous rooms ooze with luxury touches, including amenities by Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris, Baccarat crystal glassware, and white marble everywhere. Pops of red, Baccarat’s signature color, provide extra dazzle for a crowd that not only wants to be seen, but deserves to be.
The Pierre by Taj (Upper East Side)
Sweeping views of Central Park. A five-star concierge service. Tasteful and refined rooms that are downright capacious by traditional city standards. The Pierre also happens to be one of the city’s most romantic hotels. GM Francois Olivier Luiggi says it’s the city equivalent of Kauai, what with all the proposals they’ve helped orchestrate. But it’s a most pleasant place to stay, milestone or no milestone.
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