The best accommodations in New York range from stylish to boutique hotels to venerable traditional. New,
impressive hotels are constantly opening. Summer is the off-season of luxury hotels. To get a cheap price for a hotel room, you have to book as early as possible. It is advisable to compare the offers of the hotels on the Internet, because there are often those that are not mentioned on the phone.
The hotels in New York are divided into three categories:
Luxurious (over $ 300)
Moderate ($ 150 to $ 300)
Inexpensive (under $ 150)
These prices are per room per night and include 14.38% city and state taxes and US $ 3.50 occupancy tax per room per night. Other services or breakfast are not included unless specifically mentioned.
The Lowell Hotel, housed in a 1927 building, is a landmark in itself and one of the most stylish hotels in New York. It’s on a green street in one of the most elegant places on the Upper East Side. The doormen in the livery lead the guests discreetly and with aristocratic charisma to luxurious rooms that are furnished with furniture from past eras and antique decor. The hotel that manages to keep its understatement is the retreat for those who can afford it.
Address: 28 East Sixty Third Street, 10065 New York
Phone: +1 (0) 212 838 14 00.
The old splendor of this New York hotel jewel, built in 1904, has been restored. The marble floor in the reception hall already hints at the luxury in the hotel rooms: walls lined with silk, richly decorated ceiling moldings and crystal chandeliers. This Manhattan hotel is so central that you can watch the shoppers on Fifth Avenue or opt for a spontaneous walk in nearby Central Park. A visit to the elegant Astor Court dining room for afternoon tea is essential.
Address: 2 E 55th St, Fifth Avenue, 10022 New York City
Phone: +1 (0) 212 753 45 00.
The James New York – Nomad
This 337-room luxury boutique hotel was restored in 2003 in the Beaux Arts style. It has one of the most impressive reception halls in the city: seamlessly merging into a marble staircase, all the elements together with the high and sacred-looking ceiling form a wonderful whole. It is a place today that has not forgotten its roots. The stylish retro accents of the interior are mixed with modern equipment. Compared to the usual pantry-sized rooms in Manhattan, the rooms offer guests plenty of space.
Address: 22 East 29th Street, New York City
Phone: +1 (0) 212 532 41 00.
The small, clean and modern hotel is located in Little Italy on the border with China Town, Nolita, Soho and the Lower East Side. It offers a relatively large amount of space compared to the usual room sizes in New York City. Hardwood floors, patterned wallpaper and large flat screens are part of the basic equipment of the rooms. On the roof of the hotel, guests are offered a wonderful viewing platform on a terrace and on the ground floor you can eat Asian in the restaurant.
Address: 196 Grand Street, 10013 New York City
Phone: +1 (0) 212 390 89 88.
The Evelyn is not far from the much-photographed Flatiron building. It is located in a historic building that has housed one hotel after another since 1905. Soft brown tones, fresh white sheets and spacious bathrooms dominate the Art Nouveau style rooms. The Evelyn has a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, a bar and lounge, and a bakery and café. Multi-bed rooms, suites and family rooms are also available.
Address: 7 E 27th St, (between 6th and 7th Avenues), 10016 New York
Phone: +1 (0) 212 545 80 00.
The Paramount has nothing traditional about it, on the contrary – it’s a postmodern landmark. For example, in the entrance area, red noses are displayed vertically inside vases embedded in the wall. The bar in the lobby, designed by Philippe Starck, has platinum walls and a sophisticated staircase that arches up to the next floor. From their tables, guests can see how the leading figures in the music and theater business are leaning back on pieces of furniture that are a bit out of balance.
Address: 235 W 46th St (between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), 10036 New York
Phone: +1 (0) 212 764 55 00.
Carlton Arms Hotel
An art hotel that tends to generate very different opinions among its clientele. Many love it because it is well located and cheap. The rooms are individually decorated with impressive, sometimes frightening motifs. In more than 35 years, the hotel has exhibited the works of more than 200 artists. The casual atmosphere definitely falls into the unconventional category.
Address: 160 E 25th St, 10010 New York
Phone: +1 (0) 212 679 0680.
The Jane Hotel
In terms of affordable room rates and its central location, The Jane is hard to beat. The rooms are clean, if very small, and decorated in a nautical style. Seafarers certainly feel at home in the tiny “cabins”. If you like it a little bigger, the best thing is to choose a “captain’s cabin”, which is more spacious and has a flat-screen TV and iPod docks.
Address: 113 Jane Street, 10014 New York City
Phone: +1 (0) 212 924 67 00.