This is where you'll find many of the
major upscale chains, such as Hilton, Marriott and Sheraton. If you can afford
them, most of these hotels, starting at about between $200 to $300 per night, offer
a full range of services.
And, depending on the season, you might find an occasional deal, so
be sure to check them out
Special Internet Rates!
The Fifth Ave Club is a nostalgic,
tourist-class hotel, ideally located at 51st and Fifth Ave, across
from St Patrick's Cathedral, next to Rockefeller Center. The hotel
offers the look and feel...
70 park avenue
Formerly a Doral property, the Kimpton chain
took this over and turned it into the 70 park avenue hotel (Yeah, to
be different it's all lower case.), the chain's first foray into New
Plaza Fifty Suites is one of the properties
operated by Manhattan East Suite Hotels, the New York company that
makes a specialty of converting NYC apartment buildings to
Changing it's name to reflect changing
times, the now Affinia Hospitality group is also changing its
properties. The Dumont is the first of the group's "Signature
Series" hotels and billed as "New York City's only executive fitness
So, you're a literate history junkie. Who do
you want to see? Robert Benchley? George S Kaufman? Ring Lardner?
Alexander Woollcott? Ah, how about James Thurber or Dorothy Parker?
Well, they aren't around anymore, but that doesn't mean that the
aura of the '20's Martini set doesn't pervade the air of this
This is a "Great find!" One of the
Phoenixes rising from the ashes of older New York City hotels, the
newly-renovated, completely redesigned Avalon welcomes visitors with
an impressive marble-columned...
This Art-Deco gem has been a New York City
fixture in the Beekman Place area since 1928. The rooms -- lately,
everybody wants to say 'European-designed'...
The Benjamin is a luxury hotel located in
the heart of Manhattan. The hotel's sophisticated boutique style
stems from the vitality and warmth of its original design. Built in
1927 by world-renowned architect...
This time around, owners Richard Born and
Ira Drukier have decided to go traditional, putting a sense of
comfort ahead of high style. The lobby has a distinctive British
"club feel," with plenty of rich walnut and cherry wood about...
Haven't yet gotten around to see this
stunning new property, but the buzz has been over-the-top positive.
Despite the posted rates below starting at $180 per night...
The folks at the Carlton say that this is
"New York's newest grand old hotel." And they just might
be right. Still another of the older NYC hotels undergoing
renovation, the Carlton's beaux-arts facade...
The City Club is a luxury class hotel
located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, just minutes from New
York's most famous attractions. The hotel is all about privacy,
style and service. The guest rooms are designed by the award winning
Jeffrey Bilhuber in a contemporary and elegant design...
Manhattan 5th Avenue
Until very recently the Hotel 5A, and just
prior to that the Clarion Fifth
Avenue, this is one of New York City's newer hotels. The folks at
Marriott are going to give it a bit of a renovation during the
Summer of 2005 and you just might be able to get a halfway good deal...
Courtyard Midtown East Hotel
The Courtyard by Marriott Midtown East is a
first class hotel located on Manhattan's Eastside. This hotel is
convenient to many major corporate headquarters as well as many area
attractions. The Courtyard is also just blocks from the upscale
Suites Times Square Hotel
The only all suite hotel located in
the "new" Times Square, the Doubetree Guest Suites New
York City places you right on Broadway in the center of the
excitement and energy that is the Big Apple. You are next door to
The Drake Swissotel is a European-styled,
comfortable hotel with elegance and luxury located on the east side
of Midtown at 56th Street and Park Avenue. This is a distinguished
Wow, a long time as the venerable Woodward
Hotel, then a short stint as the Majestic, now think "Haute," as in
very, very high style. Also, think blue, as we understand that's the
overriding color at the newly and completely renovated...
We haven't had a chance to check out the
Dylan, one of New York's newest hotels, but there are a few things
we know about it. The hotel is in a grand, old, landmark building,
formerly the Chemists Club, that has been lovingly renovated and
Tower Suites Hotel
This was a pleasant surprise. One of the
first units in the Manhattan East Suite hotel chain, the Eastgate
was starting to get a bit long in the tooth. Renovated within the
past couple of years this all-suite hotel...
Essex House Hotel
The historic Essex House on Central Park is
a luxurious Art Deco hotel steps away from Carnegie Hall, the
Theatre District, 5th Avenue shopping, museums...
Upper West Side
Built 1910, the Excelsior is a recently
refurbished hotel that overlooks the American Museum of Natural
History, just opposite Central Park. In the middle of New York's
Upper West Side...
The Fitzpatrick Grand is the younger sibling
to the Fitzpatrick Manhattan
on 57th Street, the Fitzpatrick Family's first venture into the New
York City hotel market back in the late '80s. Their brand of
personal hotel service...
When the Fitzpatrick Family brought their
brand of personal hotel service to New York just over a decade ago
their first Manhattan hotel was the only fresh-faced boutique...
The Flatotel is a first class modern
high-rise with the best location in New York. You are literally a
"New York Minute" from Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music
Hall or The Museum of Modern Art. Every room is spacious...
Upper East Side
The Franklin Hotel, a New York art-deco
gem, provides small but comfortably-furnished rooms within walking
distance of 5th Avenue's Museum Mile. A true Euro-style boutique
Hampton Inn Times
The Howard Johnson Plaza, the chain's
Midtown New York City hotel offering, is everything you would expect
of a HoJo, nothing more and nothing less. You get pretty good
facilities and pretty good service at a pretty good location. There
are no surprises, furnishings "upscale-motel," everything
is clean, the staff is friendly...
New York Hotel
The way members of the Helmsley hotel staff
are constantly picking up stray bits of paper and wiping odd bits of
dust off picture frames you would think that Leona is watching from
behind a curtain. She may well be...
Park Lane Hotel
The Helmsley-Park Lane is a deluxe, elegant
tower hotel located in Midtown Manhattan overlooking Central Park
with views of the Park and the city that'll start you humming
"New York, New York." The beautiful guest rooms...
Hilton Garden Inn
Times Square Hotel formerly Days Inn
Rooms at the Days Inn Hotel are exactly what
you would expect from this chain with no surprises: clean,
functional, not very roomy. Intended for the tourist traveler it
does just what it's supposed to: Give folks a halfway nice, kind of
modern place to stay in the heart of New York City...
New York Hotel
The Hilton New York has the perfect location
near Rockefeller Center. It is the new hotel for the millennium
featuring a just completed $90 million renovation and redesign...
Times Square Hotel
The Hilton Times Square is a deluxe hotel,
located atop a giant retail and entertainment complex that includes
a 25-theater cineplex. The hotel has a modern facade of geometric
shapes in primary colors inspired by the artist Piet Mondrian...
Inn Martinique Hotel
"We must be in the wrong place,"
was Susie's first thought as she entered the renovated Holiday Inn
Martinique. Expecting a rejuvenated former down-at-the-heels-type
hotel, we were treated to an open and spacious...
41 at Times Square
Hotel 41 at Times Square is in a prime New
York City location in the center of everything. This tourist class
hotel sits right next door to the Nederlander Theatre, home of the
musical Rent, and just steps from Broadway theaters...
New York City's Hudson Hotel is a new deluxe
Ian Schrager hotel. The hotel's decor is captivating, from the color
infused escalator and the landscaped outdoor terrace to the surreal
There aren't too many hotels like the Kitano
in this country. A distinctively Japanese hotel, the Kitano mostly
caters to the business or diplomatic traveler. Public spaces are
Parker Meridien Hotel
Le Parker Meridien is a superior, deluxe
hotel located in Midtown Manhattan two blocks south of Central Park,
between 6th & 7th Avenues. The hotel boasts comfortable,
ergonomically inspired rooms...
Upper West Side
Situated two blocks from Central Park, The
Lucerne Hotel is an elegant property and one of New York's landmark
treasures. One of Manhattan's newest luxury hotels, this
We were a little disappointed with this Club
Row hotel, one of New York City's Unique chain of boutique hotels.
We think the rooms are nice, but their layout's are a bit cramped
and awkward even by Manhattan standards. Like all of the Unique
hotels, the rooms of this Art Deco style hotel are very nicely...
Brooklyn Bridge Hotel
It's a bit of a stretch to say that the
hotel is in the bridge's 'shadows,' but it is ideally situated in
the heart of Brooklyn's downtown and is one of the anchors for Metro
It's everything you would expect in a
Marriott hotel. Fresh, clean, good-sized rooms in a
It's Big! At 1,800 or so rooms this is one
of the largest hotels in Manhattan and the impersonal, albeit very
professional, service reflects that fact. If you find an easy way to
get up to the lobby please, please write and tell us...
The Michelangelo is the only
four-star luxury boutique hotel in New York's business, cultural and
Theater District. Italian touches are seen and heard throughout The
The Millennium Broadway is a deluxe, Art
Deco- style hotel located on Broadway in the Theater District and
two short blocks north of Times Square. The hotel has an elegant
lobby with fine woods and marble. The property's dramatic location
includes the Hudson Theatre, Restaurant Charlotte, and the
Millennium Conference Center...
Morgans is a deluxe New York City hotel
located in Midtown Manhattan. Designed by Andree Putman and situated
right on Madison Avenue, this Ian Schrager Hotel is stylish,
contemporary and cosmopolitan...
Berkshire Place Hotel
The Omni Berkshire Place is a full-service,
luxury hotel located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan's business
and tourist district. This New York City hotel creates a refined,
yet comfortable haven...
New York City's Paramount hotel is Ian
Schrager's stylish, Art Nouveau hotel designed by Philippe Stark,
located in Times Square. The hotel was magnificent when it opened in
the late '80s and was renovated in 1998. The hotel implies an
unspoken rule, service is priority one, throughout the property...
The Park South is a deluxe hotel located in
New York's Rose Hill neighborhood, just minutes away from
midtown businesses and an array of cultural and sightseeing
No hotel reflects the sophistication and
style of Manhattan more perfectly than the Renaissance New York
Hotel. Located at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue, the
Renaissance regally presides over world-famous Times Square and
offers an oasis of luxury...
Rihga Royal Hotel
The Rihga Royal New York is a JW
Marriott Hotel, the Marriott chain's collection of luxury hotels. An
all-suite hotel, the Rihga Royal serves discerning global travelers
who seek elegant accommodations...
New York City's Royalton hotel is Ian
Schrager's premier luxury, boutique hotel and the result of the
first collaboration with world renowned designer Philippe Starck.
Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan and recently renovated...
Imagine our surprise last year when, walking along, we
discovered something 'new.' Well, not really new, but the San Carlos
with a new face. Lobby and room renovations have completely
revitalized this little gem...
This is a really nice place. It's part of
the Affinia Hospitality Group that normally specializes in
converting apartment buildings to longer-stay guest use. In this
case they started with a grand New York City hotel...
This full-service hotel offers two levels of
accommodations. Corporate Club rooms include fax machines, Bose Wave
radio, free local phone calls, use of the Club 5 lounge,
complimentary Continental breakfast buffet and evening hors
Sheraton New York
This is a full-service hotel catering mostly
to business people attending meetings, affairs and small conventions
in the hotels many function rooms. It's a Sheraton, it's clean, it
offers everything you need under one roof...
The Shoreham Hotel is a deluxe hotel located
off Fifth Avenue in Midtown, within a short walk of New York's most
exclusive shops. This style conscious hotel is modern, sleek and
The Hotel Sofitel is a luxury hotel located
in the heart of New York. Sofitel New York is a brand new, dramatic,
contemporary 30-story curved tower that will welcome you with the
style of France and the spirit of America. The guest rooms are
comfortable and well appointed, with unique touches...
The SoHo Grand Hotel is the first major
hotel to open In SoHo since the 1800s. Opened in August of 1996 the
hotel is located on Broadway and Grand Street where the eclectic
Downtown scene converges with the stylish heart of SoHo...
"Lot's of glass. Lot's of black."
Susie's first impression of the Adam Tihany redesigned Time. The
two-story glass facade fronting the lobby opens into what would be a
smallish lobby accented with sleek leather and suede sofas and stark
occasional tables. This theme is carried through to the rooms, each
decorated in one of three primary-color designs...
The TriBeCa Grand Hotel is quite a bit out
of our price range and the Downtown scene is not quite our milieu so
we haven't investigated this too deeply. A walk through one Saturday
afternoon found it to be just about everything we had heard about
it: very sleek, very chic...
The newly remodeled spacious rooms are
sleekly, yet comfortably designed, decorated with a earth-tone
palette that reflects today's casual modernity. All rooms feature
the cushy 'W' bed-featherbeds with goose down...
The Waldorf Astoria is one of the
world's best known hotels. Located on Park Avenue in the heart of
New York City, the Waldorf has long been associated with the phrase
"living in the lap of luxury"...
Upper East Side
'Ahhhhh!' Lots of woodwork, very well maintained, in
the heart of the Upper East Side's Museum Mile in the Carnegie Hill
Historic District. Understated New York elegance sets the tone
throughout the hotel...
Street Inn Hotel
The Wall Street Inn, a deluxe New York
hotel, is located in downtown Manhattan's historic financial
district. The hotel offers the best of the best and is well suited
The Warwick is a deluxe hotel, located five
minutes from New York's Central Park. Originally built by William
Randolph Hearst as an exclusive guesthouse, the hotel's biggest
claims to fame are that the Beatles...
The Washington Square Hotel is a
first-class, recently renovated century-old property located in the
heart of New York City's Greenwich Village. The European- style
hotel offers charming guest rooms...
We had a tough day a couple of months
ago when we went out to look at some new properties and returned
home without our notes. Until we get back downtown here are some
top-of-mind recollections: Simple luxury. Sleekly modern. Comfy and
pampered. Impressive room amenities, everything best quality. We
could live here...
The last time we stopped by the Hospitality
House back in ought-ought it was not a Best Western property. The
operators were billing it more as a New York City bed and
This is a little gem of a boutique hotel that doesn't just
spout the marketing buzz words of the moment but carries through on
the premise with an outstanding list of services delivered in a
personable and highly professional manner...
A decent place to rest your head in a decent
What we have heard makes it sound
extraordinary. It's a fairly small, luxury boutique hotel decorated
in the Moderne style and offers fairly spacious accommodations.
We've passed it at night and the lobby makes a dramatic statement...
Manhattan Seaport Suites is a tidy little
place, offering accommodations that range from standard rooms
through suites. All are a bit more spacious than found in many
The Milburn Hotel is a first-class hotel
located just off Broadway on a quiet side street of New York's
vibrant Upper West Side. The Milburn offers guests an irresistible
The W in 'The W Court' is fairly recent as
this used to be the venerable Doral Court. This has been completely
renovated and the newly remodeled spacious rooms are sleekly, yet