With its flashy lights, towering skyscrapers, designer shops, and iconic modern attractions , there is probably no other city in the US that exclaims glamour and chic more than the Big Apple. To take the glam NYC experience full throttle, check out these upscale boutique hotels in the heart of the city.
Dumont NYC – an Affinia Hotel
A stone’s throw from the East River, Dumont NYC – an Affinia Hotel is among the best among accommodation options when visiting the Empire State Building. With spacious apartment-style studio, single and double suites, Dumont NYC rooms are furnished with office desks, reception areas, cable TVs, and kitchens with a stove and fridge. Those on the upper floors come with sweeping views of the New York skyline, plus telescopes to complete the experience.
From here, enjoy walking-distance access to shops and restaurants as well as the subway. If you’re not in the mood to eat out, there’s a cafe on site serving nightly complimentary wine, and you can order meals and groceries in your room.
W New York – Times Square
Located at the heart of one of NYC’s most iconic landmarks, W New York – Times Square showcases modern luxury through and through. Built for the slick city traveler, rooms overlook Times Square and are fitted with hypoallergenic, luxury sheets; designer toiletries, iPod docking stations, and keyless entry using a dedicated app. Suites come with receiving areas and espresso machines too.
From the hotel, the subway is only a couple of minutes away, as are Fifth Avenue’s designer shops. Cap off your day with jazz music while dining at Blue Fin restaurant or have a cocktail at the lobby bar. A fitness center exists on site too, complete with personal trainers.
The Marlton Hotel
Built in 1900 in Greenwich Village, The Marlton Hotel is as historic as it snazzy. Compact suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, wood flooring, and designer furniture lend a polished look to the rooms. Penthouse suites have a sitting area and a balcony for skyline views.
For leisure, guests may head to Washington Square Park two blocks away or enjoy the village’s street performances and bohemian restaurants. In house, there’s Margaux, a restaurant serving Mediterranean and French cuisine. There’s also a coffee and cocktail bar.
Park Lane Hotel
Seated at the edge of Central Park, Park Lane Hotel affords guests unparalleled access to famous attractions in the area including the American Museum of Natural History, Carnegie Hall, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. At 46 stories high, this classical European hotel offers panoramic city views as you enjoy the comforts of plush robes, pillow-top mattresses, and luxury linens. Suites on the upper floors have wet bars, reception areas, and workspace.
Gourmet meals are served at the Park Room Restaurant, but for grab-and-go eats, check out Cafe on the Green.
Dream Downtown Hotel
True to its name, Dream Downtown Hotel is the stuff of hotel dreams in Downtown New York. Loft-style rooms feature 40-inch LED TVs with iPod docks and plush Egyptian cotton bedspreads, while more expensive suites have HDTV projectors and hot tubs in manicured balconies.
It’s the only boutique hotel in Manhattan with an all-year beach club where guests can enjoy real sand, a full-service bar, and private cabanas for relaxing massages. A rooftop lounge and a glass-bottom pool are also found on site.
Less than five minutes from The High Line and Union Square, the hotel brings one close to a bevy of urban food hubs and boutique shops.