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Boutique Hotels in NYC

  • Feb 2, 2010
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I always look for that special, unique find whenever I'm traveling. Finding an outstanding place to stay is one of those crucial requirements. Below is a my list of fabulous and hip hotels in NYC. Travel and enjoy!
Roger Williams Hotel
A modern, colorful boutique hotel situated in midtown Manhattan. This hotel has all of the pleasantries of an upscale hotel chain, with the charm that only a one-of-a-kind can offer. From the friendly customer service, unique decor, beautiful terrace, complimentary wifi and breakfast pantry, and wine bar/lounge, Roger Williams is a best kept secret for the traveler that wants a special experience with a reasonable cost. Highly Recommended!
See the full review, "A delightful hotel in the heart of Manhattan!".
Tribeca Grand
Tribeca is a NYC hot-spot and the Tribeca Grand is the only hotel in the area. The hotel represents the neighborhood well with a beautiful mix space and style. It's surrounded by trendy boutiques and eateries on all sides. From the bar to the restaurant, the ambiance is dark, sleek and luxurious. It's an amazing location to meet friends for a cocktail, and truly the epitome of fashionable and chic. The price starts at $399/night.
Dream Hotel
This hotel is fairly new, opened in 2004 in midtown Manhattan by entrepreneur & actor Vikram Chatwal. I adore the hotel's slogan, "You provide the dream, we provide the service." This hotel is all about creative imagination. From one room to the next, your eye will be surprised by contemporary decor mixed with a flavor of Indian and Asian relics. The Ava bar situated on the rooftop is another hot-spot cocktail destination with one of the best views of Times Square in Manhattan. Oh, and it also has the largest tropical fish tank in the Northern Hemisphere. Quite a sight and certainly helps make the dream a reality! Rooms start at $275/night.
The City Club Hotel
The City Club is a small, well appointed hotel located in midtown next door to the Harvard Club, across the street from the Royalton and a few feet from the Algonquin. If you like the unpredictable then this is the hotel for you. The art work is positioned near the corners of the room, and the wine cellar is back lit with a glowing yellow light. The rooms are exquisite with ornate, cove molding on the ceilings and spiral staircases bridge the room floors. Gorgeous! The window views are of the best NYC can offer: urban cityscape. The City Club also hosts the DB Bistro. This is a true find!
The Library Hotel
A haven for literature lovers, this hotel is based entirely on books. Yes, it has it's own in-house library, (similar to other hotels) but it also has books that line the lobby walls, a reception desk designed as a faux card catalogue that would have housed library cards and the most novel part...all guest rooms are classified using the traditional library code (Dewey Decimal system style). In other words, there are no room numbers, just book categories. It's complete with a rooftop bar called Bookmarks. And just in case you haven't had your fill of the written word, it's just down the street from the New York Public Library.
Hotel Gansevoort
There is something about the meat packing district that makes me fall in love with New York. Perhaps it's the quirky restaurants, cocktail consuming crowd or the cobblestone roads, but one thing is for sure, Hotel Gansevoort is uniquely distinctive and eye-popping (in fact it's the largest building in the district). It has four separate lounges with views of the city skyline, a huge rooftop pool, spa, and new age Japanese restaurant. If you're looking to party in luxury, this is the hotel.

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February 03, 2010
It's funny but I am a native New Yorker and work downtown and people are always asking me about hotels to stay and I never have a good answer. Thanks for your list!
February 03, 2010
No problem. These are great options!
February 03, 2010
I am from the tri-state area and I agree! Gahhh this is a great list. It makes me miss NYC!!
February 02, 2010
I gotta save my pennies and experience some of these! :) I love NYC and now I have the motivation to try it in a new way.

Thanks for this! :)
February 03, 2010
You're welcome! It makes traveling all the more fun if you are staying some where unique & different.
February 02, 2010
I love bed and breakfast joints, and boutique hotels sounds like the next step up!  I don't think I've ever stayed in one before, but all of these sound wonderful and I'll look into them the next time I'm in NYC.  Thanks for sharing, Bethany! :)
February 03, 2010
I like B&B's too! These places are definitely a bit more hip and funky than your cozy and quaint B&B. Especially fun to try in NYC!
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Hello Lunchers!      I am a contributing writer foran onlinelife and style website that highlights hot-spots in Minneapolis and Chicago. As such, I frequent many new boutiques, restaurants, … more
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