There are countless hotel options in New York City, which is made up of five boroughs, with Manhattan regarded as the epicentre. If sightseeing is a priority and you don’t have a lot of time, Midtown West is an ideal choice as it puts you in walking distance of Times Square, Broadway, the Empire State Building and Central Park. Upper Manhattan (The Upper West Side and Upper East Side) offers a reprieve from the crowds and craziness of midtown and is an easy subway ride to the action. For those on a tight budget, head to Harlem or Queens.
Food lovers and those who love to shop will appreciate the relaxed vibe of SoHo and the Meatpacking district. For celebrity spotting, stay in the West Village. Hugh Jackman and Sarah Jessica Parker are among the A-listers who call this area home. Brooklyn is proving a popular holiday haven, particularly Williamsburg, which is the hipster capital of America and jam-packed with great restaurants, bars and quirky stores.
Our top picks
768 Fifth Avenue at Central Park South
Old-world luxury and elegance define this iconic hotel, a historic landmark perched on the edge of Central Park, which offers guests lavish suites, world-class facilities and an unforgettable experience.
811 7TH Avenue at 53RD Street
Luxurious, contemporary and just blocks from lively Times Square, this towering hotel boasts sophisticated rooms with oversized windows, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and the relaxed cafe-style Hudson Market Bistro.
270 West 43RD Street
Situated in the vibrant Times Square district, this landmark hotel features beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, a modern fitness studio and the chic Bar 10 restaurant and lounge.
371 7TH Avenue
Old New York charm pairs beautifully with contemporary chic at this upmarket hotel, across from Madison Square Garden, which offers sophisticated rooms, studios and suites, most with urban kitchens, plus a fitness centre and the elegant Niles NYC Restaurant & Bar.
2130 Broadway at 75TH Street
Housed within the iconic Beacon Theatre, this delightful hotel is set on the historic Upper West Side and features classically elegant one- and two-bedroom suites with kitchenettes, and the sleek and trendy Beacon Bar.