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Sharky New York Hotels
Surely one of the most daunting tasks in New York City is trying to decide where to stay. With some 258 hotels in any one of five boroughs, there are certainly a lot of options. But, for the traveler looking for a hotel as interesting and unique as they are, a few options stand out from the pack. If you're the discernible traveler that really needs something special, check out these "sharky" options. For more sharky travel options, check out TravelShark's Sharky Awards.
As far as boutique hotels are concerned, the Library Hotel has everything you could ask for. This prime Midtown location offers all the amenities of modern luxury, housed in a 1900 brick and terra cotta landmark. Academics will appreciate the unique orientation of each of the Library Hotel’s ten rooms, all representing a different category of the Dewey Decimal System. Whether you’re a literature buff or a math genius, there’s a room for you. This unique element has also earned this hotel a coveted Sharky Award.
Guests will enjoy a complimentary Euro-breakfast, featuring tasty pastries and espresso in the Reading Room. And, don’t miss cocktail hour from 5-8 daily, where you can drink Prosecco and munch on imported cheeses. The exercise enthusiast will be happy to receive daily passes to the New York Sports Club as well.
If you don’t find enough culture in the hotel itself, its central location on Library Way will give you access to many of New York’s most prized libraries, as well as Bryant park, and the Theater District.
Ace Hotel New York
Looking for a more urban Midtown experience? Try Ace Hotel New York on for size. This twelve story hotel located near the theater district has all the charms of a big city locale, with a subway stop just around the corner, and Times Square within walking distance. And, this 269 room hotel offers some of the best prices in Manhattan.
You’ll love the historic property that houses this boutique hotel. The interior is thoroughly urban, with clothes-racks fashioned from old plumbing pipes instead of closets, and plenty of references to the district's fashionable history. Enjoy room service, kick it at the in-house gym, or stop by the lobby bar to socialize, and groove with a local DJ.
Yotel Times Square
If you think Times Square is the place to be, then Yotel Times Square could be your dream come true. This thoroughly modern hotel offers an out-of-this-world experience at reasonable prices. Guests stay in spacy cabins, sleek rooms with all the best amenities of modern efficiency. Come down to the galley style kitchen on every floor for hot drinks and purified water. Breakfasters congregate in the hotel’s Robert Sandavol restaurant 'FOUR’ for tea, coffee and muffins in the morning.
Technophiles will love YOBOT, where you can place belongings in one of 150 bins, punch in a pin number and last name and watch YOBOT store it away.
The Alchemy Suite at the Dylan
Always wanted to be an Alchemist? Spend the night in the The Alchemy Suite at the Dylan Hotel, often heralded as New York City’s most unique room. This gothic style chamber’s been around since 1932, with all the charm of high ceilings and lots of plush.
Beyond the gothic style of the room itself, enjoy the Dylan Hotel’s Midtown location, and the timeless elegance of the jewel-toned interior the hotel offers. Guests can also enjoy a complimentary fitness center, in-room dining, and round-the-clock business services. If you’re looking for a great dinner, enjoy a meal at the Benjamin Steak House. Further, you’ll be only a short walk away from Grand Central Station, Times Square, Central Park, and Fifth Avenue.
Akwaaba Mansion and B &B
Is Manhattan too busy? Are you still looking for a luxury experience? The Akwaaba Mansion and B & B might be the place for you. Located in the hip and happening Bed-Stuy neighborhood of Brooklyn, the Akwaaba Mansion and B &B is nestled away in the historic Stuyvesant Heights, where cultural tradition meets architectural beauty.
Just 15 minutes from Manhattan, this 1860’s landmark has been restored to all its Italianate glory. Stay in one of four unique guest rooms, each with private baths. Enjoy a southern style breakfast, afternoon tea, or just lounging around in the comfortable robes provided for each guest. If the fourteen-foot ceilings and lavish fireplaces of the interior aren’t enough, take a stroll down the tree-lined street, or spend some time in the private garden, with your favorite book from the guest library.