Where should you stay in New York? It could be a farmhouse bed-and-breakfast from the late 1800’s, a lavish five-star hotel in the heart of the city, or maybe a family-owned dude ranch?
So top five hotels to stay:
- The Plaza
Located at Fifth Avenue and Central Park South, this luxury hotel was constructed in the most fashionable residential section of New York City. For over 100 years, The Plaza has been the New York hotel to see and be seen. Kings, presidents, and stars of stage and screen have all gathered and stayed at The Plaza. The most lavish social affairs, as well as classic Hollywood films, have all used the legendary hotel as their setting.
- Roxy Hotel
The name references a great Twenties lower Manhattan movie house, as well as a 1990s nightclub, and the swanky retro design and myriad entertainment choices within the hotel – jazz club, restaurant, cocktail lounge, coffee bar, cinema, hair salon – harken back to those times.
- AKA Wall Street
Live like a New Yorker, not by staying in an Airbnb, but in a designer apartment inside a luxury hotel. The AKA Wall Street in the hip FiDi area (Financial District near One World Trade Center) also links up guests with top fitness trainers and other local experts.
- YOTEL New York
So you’ve scoffed tuna rolls at YO! Sushi, now you can stay at the hotel – yes seriously. Fun, funky and highly innovative, just like the Japanese culture which inspired it, Yotel is a great unique NYC accommodation choice for the young at heart. Located in lively Times Square, the hip New York hotel aims to offer a first-class hotel stay without the designer price tag – think space age minimalism and futuristic technology. Cabins feature motorized beds (which transform into sofas), a ‘techno wall’ with flat screen TV, a work desk with iPod connectivity, free WiFi and local phone calls. Other fun features include an automated check-in and a self-service gallery on each floor – both gadget and style freaks will equally love this place.
- CitizenM Hotel
This hugely popular Dutch hotel group brings its own brand of affordable, cool luxury to New York. Funky, edgy with a very liberal use of color in the decor, you’ll find this NYC hotel to be anything but boring. Located in the city central hub Times Square, all of the bright glossy rooms at CitizenM feature free movies, Wi-Fi, a rain shower, huge windows, a comfy king-sized bed and a cool MoodPad gadget – a touch-screen device which allows guests to control the room’s impressive array of electronics. Don’t leave without grabbing a cocktail or two while drooling over the fabulous cityscape views on their gorgeous rooftop bar.
Today New York City is informally called “The Big Apple”. This city is something you can’t touch, but can perfectly feel.