The Best Hotels in New York
Collected by Afar Magazine
Welcome to one of the most exciting hotel scenes in the world. Manhattan has the largest concentration of boutique, independent, and chain hotels, but the outer boroughs have begun to develop unique offerings that show a different side of New York.
485 5th Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA
If you've dreamed of the New York loft life, the Andaz 5th Avenue hotel—an outpost of the Hyatt brand—is an enticing option. Located across the street from the iconic New York Public Library (with leafy Bryant Park at its rear),...
18 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA
The Baccarat Hotel takes its crystal so seriously that it has white-gloved “glass attendants” tending to its champagne flutes, wine glasses, goblets, and more, keeping them sparkling night after night. That same assiduousness extends...
79 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012, USA
In the heart of SoHo, the colorful Crosby Street Hotel is a boutique from the Firmdale Hotels group out of London. In 2009, owner and design director Kit Kemp opened this fresh, whimsical property, full of art, bold patterns, and a feminine touch...
2 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
Flanking famously private Gramercy Park, the opulent Gramercy Park Hotel has a rich history. It first opened in 1925 as the New York Hotel, and within a year, Humphrey Bogart was married on the roof. It was a destination hotel in the 1960s for...
400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
Many temptations are under one roof at Langham Place, an elegant AFAR Collection member with a prime Fifth Avenue address. This polished hotel bucks the trend of tiny Midtown hotel rooms with spaces that begin at 420 square feet and stretch up to...
540 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA
A staple among Upper East Side hotels since it opened in 1963, the sophisticated Loews Regency reopened in early 2014 after an extensive renovation. With a Park Avenue address and location convenient to Central Park and Manhattan's best museums,...
153 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Occupying 25 floors of a 90-story tower on West 57th Street, the Park Hyatt opened its doors in August 2014. There is an emphasis on art at this AFAR Collection hotel, with museum-quality pieces on display in both the common areas and the spacious...
20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001, USA
With headquarters in Portland, Oregon, the Ace Hotel brings a dose of Pacific Northwest cool to the Flatiron District of Manhattan. Located in a turn-of-the-century building, the Ace has become a hub for stylish visitors and freelancing New...
45 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018, USA
The creative energy of the Garment District in Midtown Manhattan has long been behind closed doors, but the Archer Hotel, opened in early 2014, puts that artistic spirit on appealing display. A mix of fabrics, graphic prints, exposed brick, and...
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013, USA
On a charming corner of Greenwich Street in TriBeCa, the Greenwich Hotel is a sophisticated downtown Manhattan property co-owned by actor Robert DeNiro. Since opening in 2008, this boutique hotel has earned a reputation for its discretion (only a...
180 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
In a peaceful pocket of the vibrant Chelsea neighborhood, the High Line Hotel is a charming boutique with many stories to tell. There is the tale of the grounds once being home to a 17th-century apple orchard, or the history of the cloistered...
5 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
Many New York hotels have style, but not all have character—the Marlton is a fine example of a property where the two are powerfully present. Originally built in 1900 as a cheap place to stay (and attracting the likes of writers including...
1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001, USA
Set in a historic Beaux-Arts building, The NoMad exudes European sophistication while maintaining a distinct New York edge. Located in the changing north of Madison Square Park neighborhood, this design-centric property opened its doors in 2012....
700 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
Stretching high above Fifth Avenue, the Peninsula is a glamorous, classic hotel. Formerly the Gotham Hotel (built in 1905), this building is at the heart of prestigious Midtown Manhattan with neighbors like the Museum of Modern Art and Rockefeller...
20 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
Some hotels embody the character of their neighborhood, and in the Upper East Side, one fine example is the Surrey. Discreet service, a prestigious address, and amenities of the highest quality combine in this historic property, first built in...
29, Viceroy, 124 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA
A much-needed dose of style was brought to a bustling stretch of 57th Street when the Viceroy New York opened in late 2013. This property is a triple threat of polished hospitality: a gorgeous rooftop with Central Park views, buzzing street-level...
79 N 11th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA
A five-year restoration and renovation project transformed a factory on the Williamsburg waterfront, originally built in 1901, into the stylish but laid-back Wythe Hotel. This property has a distinct Brooklyn stamp, from the Brooklyn-made...
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