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Hotels near New York Landmarks
New York is one of the most visited places in the world. Do you know they speak 800 languages there? It's a linguist's dreamscape. Subways, tunnels, trains, subways - let's face it: New York is one intimidating place as a traveler. It's overwhelming. Staying in hotels near New York's landmarks really simplifies your visit to the city.
Hotels Near Rockefeller Center
Smack dab in central midtown Manhattan, Rockefeller Center covers 22 acres of prime city real estate with 19 buildings. Catch a live recording of shows like Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, or the Dr. Oz Show at the GE Building, also known as 30 Rock, or a live show at Radio City Music Hall at the center. Stroll the manicured grounds and soak in some of the famed artwork on the grounds like Paul Manship's famed Prometheus piece and Lee Lawrie's Statue of Atlas, back dropped by the stunning art deco exteriors. And while Rockefeller Center serves as home to a lot of the New York show business, it's also a haven for some prime shopping.
Great hotels surround Rockefeller Center. The Jewel offers two-bedroom suites with kitchenettes that have a view of the center. The Manhattan Centre Hotel has a seventh-floor, year-round terrace restaurant overlooking both Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Both hotels are contemporary with modern amenities and fabulous onsite dining.
The New York Palace stands tall in a sea of great hotels with 55 stories of elegance and luxury, with a beautiful historic exterior and an interior posh decor to match. Enjoy a full-service luxury spa and a meal at the exclusive 39-story Towers Club restaurant, which offers sweeping views of the city.
Hotels in the Theater District
New York's famed Theater District is home to some of the world's best live stage show productions, and also, some of the finest hotel accommodations. The area spans several blocks, including Times Square. Talk about hustle and bustle; this spot is one of the busiest on the planet. The atmosphere is electric, and yeah, the shows are awesome too. Broadway is considered the beating heart of the performing arts world, and it's here where you'll find talent from around the globe in small shows at places like Theater Row or the massive Broadway show productions that feature some of the biggest names in the business.
The view king rooms at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan offer some of the widest views of Times Square, though it's New York, so the rooms that face other directions provide a twinkling cityscape to gaze at before you fall asleep. Moroccan-themed Casablanca Hotel also puts you center-stage to Times Square in some rather luxurious digs. If you want to get up close and personal with the famous intersection, you can stay at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton, located right in the center.
Hotels Near Union Square
Grammercy, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and the Flatiron District join at Union Square, a public square and city park space in Manhattan. The square serves as a central hub for these neighborhoods. There's plenty of shopping at Union Square, both within the buildings that line the streets and on the concrete itself, where vendors open to sell their wares.
If you're looking for contemporary, cosmopolitan, and centrally located hotel on Union Square, W New York Union Square is your place. Enjoy Mediterranean dinner at the onsite Olives restaurant, or a martini at The Living Room, which is one of those eclectic drinking lounges with overstuffed armchairs and plush sofas.
The Inn at Irving Place offers the quaint decor of a bed and breakfast with all of the regular hotel amenities. Stay here and enjoy a 5-course afternoon tea in Lady Mendl's Tea Salon. How fancy is that?