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!
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 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.
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 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!
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.
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.