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New York Hotels by Type
Let's be honest... New York is the core of the world's finances and home to some of the most luxurious property in the world. This is where you'll find the poshest of the posh. These are the hotels the rest of the world are trying to emulate. Even the basic rooms at these joints top most hotel experiences elsewhere. If luxury alone isn't enough, check out the boutique hotels that offer that certain lifestyle type vibe and unique themes. Of course, if you aren't planning to spend a lot of time in your hotel and plan to live up the city like the natives, then perhaps a chain hotel fits your bill perfectly.
Trump Hotel Central Park puts you at the SW corner of Central Park at Columbus Circle where Central Park West and Broadway coalesce, overlooking the lush grounds of the garden contrasted with the skyscraping cityscape that surrounds it. Go all the way and indulge in a two-bedroom park view suite, and wake up to the gorgeous city with floor-to-ceiling window views.
People who have never been to New York can usually name the Ritz-Carlton as a fancy schmancy place off the tops of their heads. There's a reason for that: it's awesome. The Battery Park Ritz-Carlton is destined to impress even the most worldly of travelers with suites that overlook the harbor, Ellis Island, and the ultimate American icon - the Statue of Liberty. Plus, the hotel offers viewing rooms just to sit and soak in the freedom. The decor is elegance defined, the award-winning food is served with a view, and the atmosphere is electric.
If you prefer the spectacle of Midtown, it doesn't get any better than The Chatwal at Times Square. The decor pays serious omage to the 30s art deco flavor of the city. Location isn't everything, of course, dahling, so prepare yourself for amenities such as full-service spa and onsite gourmet dining.
The Library Hotel near Grand Central Station. Bibliophiles wanted: The Library Hotel is a library. Choose from the 6,000-book strong collection, which is organized via the Dewey Decimal system, with each floor dedicated to its own category. The place was designed with readers in mind, of course, so there's little reading nooks all over the place, including a sun-filled dining porch where you can curl up and enjoy your escape with a cup of coffee.
Hotel Giraffe does not resemble a children's book about jungles. The hotel theme was designed to capture the grace of the animal, with giraffe coat-inspired hues and giraffe photography and artwork. Enjoy your morning on the rooftop garden, enjoy a culinary feast, and stay right on the edge of the Flatiron District on Park Avenue.
If you'd like to see the New York skyline in full, King & Grove Williamsburg offers ultra contemporary spaces combined with one of the best views in the world. See the city hard at work during the day and sparkle at night from the rooftop bar, and relax and unwind at the hotel's saltwater outdoor swimming pool.
While New York is filled with swanky and unique places to stay, sometimes the predictability of a chain hotel provides the best comfort.
You can see most of New York by staying just at Best Westerns. There's a location near Prospect Park, and in Queens near the Midtown Tunnel, one near the financial district. You'll find three in Midtown Manhattan, one near Times Square, one closer to the theater district, and one just a few blocks from Rockefeller Center.
Holiday Inn locations include LaGuardia, one in Queens with a Manhattan skyline view, one on Wall Street, SoHo, one on Broadway just a few blocks from the theater district, and another in midtown near Rockefeller Center.