The best hotels in New York City capture a sense of bygone elegance while offering thoroughly modern hospitality.
Whether you’re enjoying ice cream cones from Mister Softee in the summer or snagging selfies in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in the winter, the streets are always bustling with excitement in the city that never sleeps. Looming high above it all, though, the best hotels in New York City are a welcome respite. Once you’ve visited, eaten, and shopped your way around town, returning to any of these guest rooms is a great way to recharge for another day in the Big Apple.
1. The Lowell
Tucked in among the sleepy side streets of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the Lowell Hotel is a perfect balance of subtlety and luxury. From the brick facade that blends into the neighborhood to the intimate lobby and bar, everything about this space feels special. “There may not be bargains at this hotel, but it’s worth every penny,” said one reader. The interiors also feel carefully curated, courtesy of designer Michael S. Smith, who was also tapped to design the Obama White House.
2. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
3. The William Vale
4. The Mark
5. The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue
7. Baccarat Hotel New York
8. The St. Regis New York
9. The Kimberly Hotel
10. The Plaza
11. The Standard, East Village
12. Park Hyatt New York
13. Sofitel New York
14. Lotte New York Palace
15. The Pierre, New York, a Taj Hotel