New York City is one of the most exciting places in the world; the city never sleeps overflowing with architectural treasures, swish hip boutiques, trendy inventive restaurants and atmospheric neighborhoods. It is a place with raw energy like no other city in the world and a strong passion for art and design, filled with diverse population and different culture.

This city is one of the most beautiful cities in the world with huge skyscrapers, amazing street lights and if you are planning a trip to this city, you will find luxury and affordable place to stay as well as fancy restaurants; many hotels in the Big Apple are a true definition of spectacular. In this article, we have taken the time to compile in no particular order some of the top luxury and cool hotels so if you are looking for a places to stay in New York, you can make a pick from any of these luxury and affordable hotels to make your stay in NYC more interesting, memorable and fun. There are several things to do and sightseeing in New York City  you can also engage during your stay in these hotels, attractions in the city are in walkable distances.

Best New York City Hotels

Arlo SoHo

Arlo SoHo

This is a micro-boutique, 4-star rated hotel. It is an amazing place to stay in NYC and it is located in a very strategic spot, it is in a walk-able distance to other fantastic neighborhood like Greenwich Village and Tribeca. It is also two block away from the restaurants and stores of SoHo, central Manhattan, it is one of the best hotels in SoHo Manhattan.

At the hotel, the cabins are stylishly arranged in a unique fashion each room with its own design. There is a combination of contemporary furniture like solid-walnut alcove beds, and handy efficient storage spaces with a range of playful touches. The upgraded rooms at the hotel have outdoor terraces. Other features at the hotel include a rooftop bar where you can sip cocktail and craft beers, onsite library with sheepskin-clad sofa or ergonomic armchair. This fabulous hotel is a place to be whether you are in New York for a business or leisure; you can stay in Arlo hotel and be guaranteed of a nice and memorable time.

W Times Square

W Times Square

This hotel has a reputation as one of the most prestigious hotels in Times Square making it one of the most popular hotels in the city. This 4-star Manhattan hotel is furnished to an amazing standard with cutting-edge technology. It is designed with chic interiors and opulent extras such as plush robes, high-thread-count linens etc. W hotels is just 2 minutes from the subway and at the hotel you can enjoy breathtaking views of Times Square.

W Times Square hotel features a fitness center, an onsite Mexican and sushi restaurant, a spa where you can get a body treatment, there is a lounge where you can relax and enjoy the dulcet tones of Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane. There is a bar where you can enjoy cocktail and lots of other drinks.

YOTEL New York

This is a highly innovative and fun place to be, it is inspired by Japanese culture. YOTEL offer exceptional NYC accommodation choice to young New Yorkers, fans of technology and design. It is located in Times Square. It is one of the most popular Midtown west hotels combined with futuristic technology with a state-of-the-decor. Cabins at the hotel features motorized beds that changes into sofas, a techno walls with flat-screen TV, there is also a desk with iPod connectivity and a free Wi-Fi. The upgraded room features a private terrace, soaking tub and sofas. Other features at the hotel include self-service amenity machines on each floor, automated check-in kiosks, and a fun rooftop terrace which functions as a restaurant and nightclub.

The Box Hotel

This is one of the most beautiful and unique places to stay in New York. This now polished 4-star hotel is exceptional, housed in a converted factory; it has suitably industrial-chic interiors. Box Hotel is a state-of-the-art, adorned with beautiful artwork by local artists. It features hardwood floors and pendant lamps. Most rooms at the hotel, for instance the loft rooms are designed like apartments. The 1 and 2 bedroom apartments have cozy living rooms with nicely arranged couches and fully equipped kitchens.

There are also suit-like bedrooms at the hotel with flat-screen TVs, coffee-making machines, free Wi-Fi and balconies offering amazing city views. There is also a commercial fitness center for all those who love working out; there is a spa, dry sauna and steam room. Box Hotel is located across the road from Pulaski Bridge in Brooklyn; it is 9-minute walk away from the Greenpoint Avenue subway station and 6 miles away from the Empire State Building. This is one of the nicest places to stay in New York, it is easily accessible and getting around the city from this hotel is super easy. From the hotel, there is a shuttle service to the subway to get you easily into Manhattan.

Moxy NYC Chelsea

Moxy NYC Chelsea

This hotel is well positioned in Midtown Manhattan for easy movement around the city; it is in walking distance from 28th St Station, Broadway and Madison Square Gardens. The Moxy NYC Chelsea hotel is one of the best hotels in Chelsea New York City. This fabulous hotel features decor with traditional twist and has become one of the most popular hotel options in NYC. Moxy NYC Chelsea bedrooms have New York Loft industrial style, and with the floor-to-ceiling windows you can have an amazing view of the city skyline including the neighboring Empire State Building. This is a place to be whether you are in the city for leisure or business you can be guaranteed of having a swell and memorable time

Hotel on Rivington

This is a 20-story glass tower close to SoHo in Lower East Manhattan; it is one block away from the subway and in a walking distance of Nolita, Tribeca, Little Italy and the East Village. This was once known to be the sexiest hotel in NYC. The sleek and fabulous hotel in New York City is 4 star rated and it offers Tempur-Pedic beds decorated with Frette linens, flat-screen TVs stacked with must watch movies, there is a free Wi-Fi at the hotel to browse the internet. Each room offer superb views of the Manhattan skyline.

There are upgraded rooms at the hotel with balconies and Japanese-style soaking tubs. This is indeed a place to be. At the hotel, you can check out the hip Mediterranean restaurant with outdoor dining, and bar where you can get tequila and mescal. The bar is also turned as a late-night lounge with cocktails and DJs to make sure you have a swell time.

Standard High Line

This glamorous 4-star rated hotel offers amazing cityscape and river view. The hotel is well arranged with state-of-the-art décor. Standard High Line is one of the best Greenwich Village hotels and it’s a home away from home. This 18-story tower is in a walking distance of the Meatpacking District nightspots, Chelsea Market, the West Village and the subway, this hotel rises above the High Line Urban Park.

This modern New York hotel features include floor-to-ceiling windows in the retro-modern rooms, a roof terrace, a hot tub, a German beer garden, free bicycles on loan, rooftop creperie and an exhibitionist bathrooms. This is a sleek, stylish and glossy hotel, place you can relax and be guaranteed of comfort and safety. Whether you are in New York and you want to get away to a quiet place to unwind or you are going to New York for business or leisure, this is the place for you.

Hotel Hugo

Hotel Hugo

This lifestyle boutique hotel combines contemporary luxury with bohemian chic. This beautiful hotel with its amazing interior and hardwood floors is located in the eternally popular SoHo district. It is adorned with glossy walnut accents, contemporary photography, Mid-century modern furnishings, etc. One of the most lovable features of this hotel is the glass-enclosed rooftop bar where you can get tacos, tasty cocktails and have a delightful view of the city of New York.

This is a place to chill out, whether you are on a business or you are in the city for leisure. Some other features at the hotel include onsite Italian restaurant with a good menu with tables spill out onto Greenwich Street sidewalk. There is Cafe Hugo where they serve seasonal farm-to-table fare and it’s very close to several of the city’s sides attractions.

The Ludlow Hotel

This hotel is situated in the Lower East Side Manhattan. Being at the heart of one of the nicest neighborhood in New York City, this 4-star hotel is 2 minutes’ walk away from the subway and 2 miles from the Empire State Building. The Lower East Side Manhattan where Ludlow Hotel is located over the years has risen from the shanty town to an urban center of arts, boutique shopping and dining. As one of the best Lower East Side hotels, it reflects the urban environment that is around it. Ludlow Hotel features vintage furnishings, sophisticated artwork, onsite restaurant where they serve delicious French-inspired dishes. There are floor-to-ceiling windows, faux fur, industrial chic, beautiful mod cons, rainfall showers, breathtaking city views and a classic New York experience. You’d definitely love it here.

Margaritaville Resort Times Square


This is located in the heart of the city; it is one of the best hotels in Times Square. It is a new stylish hotel with colorful and relaxed island-inspired design. The hotel features palm trees and parasols, surfboards and a nice outdoor heated swimming pool offering breathtaking views over Times Square. There are onsite restaurants and bars where they serve tacos and other amazing dishes, tasty cocktails etc. There is a gym and a retail store, a laundry service at your disposal. This is the ideal place to stay when you are in New York.

The Paper Factory

This 4-star rated hotel is located two stops away from Midtown Manhattan. This is a former paper factory but has been transformed into a hip New York boutique hotel, it is situated in a part of Long Island City, 2 minutes’ walk to the subway. In 2013, this place was opened and developed y Gal Sela and has been one of the top hotel n the city ever since. It features rooms with 1950s-style teal green mini fridges, unique furnishing like floor lamps built from plumbing pipes, wood ceiling and bare cement floors. There are kitsch British phone booths in the lobby; the hotel has a Mediterranean-Latin fusion restaurant as well as a fashionable nightspot Mundo.

CitizenM Hotel

This is a 4-star rated Manhattan hotel, this affordable; luxury hotel is funky and edgy with a liberal use of color in the decor. CitizenM Hotel is situated on the corner of Broadway, an 11 minutes’ walk to Central Park and an 8 minutes’ walk to Times Square. At the hotel, the rooms are bright and beautifully designed, there are flat-screen TVs stashed with movies, free Wi-Fi, a cool MoodPad gadget, huge windows, and a comfortable king-sized beds. There is a touch-screen device which allows guests to control the room’s array of electronics. The hotel features a 20th floor fitness center, an onsite restaurant and a rooftop bar offering gorgeous cityscape views. This is really an amazing and affordable hotel to stay in NYC.

The Jane

The Jane hotel is six blacks away from the High Line Park and a subway stop. It is on the edge of the Meatpacking District’s nightlife hub. This boutique hotel features rooms inspired by old-fashioned train cabins. Before the hotel was renovated to its vintage-style in 2008, it was the shelter for Titanic survivors in 1912 and in the 1920s it was a safe haven for sailors. At The Jane hotel, each room or cabin has modern amenities such as iPod docks, free Wi-Fi and the whole rooms at the hotel have terraces or Hudson River views.

This is one of the best hotels in West Village, they have larger upgraded rooms. At the hotel, there is a famous onsite restaurant where the locals love to have their brunch. The lobby bar which is a hipster hotspot has an opulent Victorian-style. The hotel is well designed with authentic old-fashion bellhops; there are carved moose heads and stuffed monkeys with fez hats, the maids are dressed in black and white uniforms. This is really a nice place to be whether you are alone or with family, it is indeed one of the nicest hotels in New York.

Made Hotel

This is an ultra-hip New York hotel located amidst all the fabulous bars and restaurants of the ultra-hip NoMad neighborhood, Manhattan. The hotel is 7 minutes’ walk from the Empire State Building and a 2 minutes’ walk to the closes subway station. The state-of-the-art decor at the hotel features raw-material interiors like bohemian fabrics, industrial-chic concrete ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows providing awesome views of either the Empire State Building or NoMad neighborhood to its guests.

The rooms at the hotel features flat-screen TVs, smart radios, and oak platform beds with hidden storage. There is an onsite restaurant at basement of this hotel where they serve seasonal veg; there is also an onsite coffee shop where locals love to hangout. One of the favorite features of this hotel it’s the rooftop bar where you can get cocktails and other tiki-style drinks.

The Evelyn

The Evelyn

This is a beautiful hotel, it is one of the most popular hotels in Manhattan located in the NoMad neighborhoods and in the heart of the city’s Jazz Age music epicenter, this fabulous Art Deco boutique hotel is a reflection of its surroundings. It has amazing creative vibe with an Art-Nouveau style. Evelyn Hotel is not quite far from lots of New York landmarks like Empire State Building, Madison Square Park etc.

The hotel features a cafe, a fitness center, a lobby lounge and an onsite elegant Italian trattoria, and Mediterranean restaurant. This is an incredible hotel is to stay; you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city.

Dream Downtown

This is a spectacular 4-star rated hotel, it is located between the Meatpacking District and Chelsea in Downtown Manhattan, it is 4-minutes’ walk from The High Line and few minutes away from a subway. This fabulous boutique hotel is adorned with beautiful artworks and modern amenities. There is a glass-bottom infinity pool floating above the hotel lobby giving swimmers and guests at the hotel a breathtaking view of the city.

There are luxurious and spacious loft-style rooms with porthole windows offering spectacular views of the city. The hotel features flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, soft sheets and luxurious linens. Upgraded rooms have HDTV projectors, surround-sound systems, hot tubs and landscaped terraces. There is a boutique shopping lobby, a rooftop lounge, an onsite restaurant serving Japanese and French cuisines, a 24/7 gym and a pool. This is a beautiful hotel to stay in NYC; it offers amazing experience to its guests. It is a place where you’d love to bring your family to because it is comfy, clean and safe.

Selina Chelsea

This is a 56 room hotel and it is located at the center of Manhattan’s art gallery Chelsea district. It is 10 minutes away from a subway station and just 6minutes away from High Line Park. This 4-star ultra-chic New York hotel has a state-of-the-art decor with more than a nod of Japanese culture. The rooms at the hotel feature iPads that’s stashed with recommendations for the best local restaurants, galleries and shops. There are bean bag chairs, wooden platform beds.

At Selina Chelsea hotel, you will enjoy fabulous city views. Upgraded rooms are more beautiful with artwork and nice Japanese-style soaking tub. In summer, there is a rooftop pool that transitions into a restaurant Arriba during the winter. This is a really nice place to unwind and chill when you are in New York. You can go with family and be guaranteed of having a swell time.

Roxy Hotel

Roxy Hotel

This 4-star hotel is located in Tribeca district, the richest area in Manhattan; it is close the Hudson River, SoHo and a subway. It has a touch of 1960s inspired decor with a brown and gold luxury boudior and vintage style furnishings. The rooms are beautifully arranged, there are different kinds of beds depending on the rooms but they have soft sheets, kitsch 1960’s radio.

The hotel features cool cocktail lounge, onsite restaurant and chic lobby bar is located in a warm space with marble floors and original brick walls with vintage leather booths. They have a nice basement jazz bar called Django, there you would have vinyal spinning DJs and live acts offering amazing tunes and entertainment.

There is a Roxy Cinema where you can watch both old and new movies, this place is really nice you can get a glass of cocktail while you are enjoying your movie at the same time. This is a place to be and you can be assured of having a nice time.

M Social Hotel Times Square New York

This is a beautiful hotel located at the heart of Times Square; it is a typical reflection of its surroundings. It has a contemporary style with creative and quirky details. The lobby has modern design and features cool floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel features an onsite restaurant called Beast & Butterflies; there is a bar which serves signature drinks and world cuisine. This hotel is not far from New York attractions, almost all the ones you can think about are just few minutes away.

Hotel 50 Bowery

This is a very nice hotel specially built to cater for locals and those outside New York looking for a nice place to stay in the city. The hotel is designed with trendy industrial chic, colorful modern artwork, high-quality furniture, concrete pillars and so on. At the lobby, guests are served delicious cookies and iced Chinese tea all thanks to its Chinatown location.

The rooms at the hotel are spacious, comfortable and beautifully designed with state-of-the-art decor and nice floor-to-ceiling windows. There are lots of amenities at the hotel to make your stay a worthwhile; one of the most outstanding ones is an exhibition from the Museum of Chinese in America called The Heart of Chinatown. There is a fitness center, a trendy rooftop bar serving cocktail and you can enjoy spectacular views of the city.

Pod 39

This hotel is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, it is in a walking distance from Grand Central Station and also from the Empire state Building. This high-rated New York hotel is one of the most popular Murry Hill hotels. It has modern designs with colorful decor. The rooms are spacious and beautiful put together with inspiring artwork, the hotel features onsite restaurant called Salvation Taco which is the brainchild of Michelin. There is a rooftop bar which is one of the nicest hangout spots in the city. This is really cool place to stay regardless of what you are in the city for, it is indeed a home away from home and you can find out for yourself.

The High Line Hotel

The High Line Hotel

This hotel is housed in a former historic 1865 building; this chic boutique hotel is a state-of-the-art with modern touches. It is located at West 20th, one of the most attractive Manhattan blocks, redbrick building. It was a former seminary before it was turned into a hotel but still retains its original stained-glass windows and pine floors.

This is a sophisticated hotel with well-arranged rooms adorned with antique finds, a beautiful garden courtyard. There is a lobby coffee shop which is converted to a bar in the evenings. There is free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs sofas depending on the type of room you are in and minibars. The hotel has onsite restaurant and cafes and it is few minutes away from art galleries.

The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel

This hotel is located in the Financial District few minutes away from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge in Lower Manhattan. It is a beautiful upscale hotel with state-of-the-art decor and spectacular architecture with modern and vintage touches. The hotel features custom-made beds with leather headboards, craft cocktail tables, oak floor, beautiful marble bathrooms and individual artwork. One of the most fascinating features of this hotel is a spectacular 9-story atrium with a pyramidal glass ceiling at the top.

This is one of the best hotels in the Financial District; the upper stores have balconies offering breathtaking views of the city. At the hotel, there is a wood-paneled lounge, an onsite American and French restaurant run by Chefs Tom Colicchio and Keith McNally. Whether you are in NYC for business or pleasure and you are looking for a place to stay and be guaranteed of having a nice time, then look no further than The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel!

Pod 51

This is a very affordable hotel, although it is located in an expensive city and a cool area of Manhattan Midtown East, this hotel provides comfort without putting holes in your pocket. You do not have to dig too deep into your pocket before you can pay for an accommodation at the highly rated Pod 51. Although the rooms are small but hey are also comfortable with an en-suite, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and every other thing you need to be comfortable. Its location is very strategic because it is not far from anything or place in the city where you would love to go or see.

Staffs at the hotel are friendly and they have nice options for solo visitors. There is a layout that makes it easy to meet fellow guests. If you are looking for a nice and affordable hotel in NYC then Pod 51 is your best option.

The Ace Hotel

The Ace Hotel

This hotel was built to cater for young creative and bohemian hipsters. It is a 4-star contemporary boutique New York hotel located in the NoMad neighborhood. The Ace Hotel is 2 minutes’ walk from a subway station and 7 minutes away from the Empire State Building. Rooms at the hotel feature Smeg minibars, scrawl-able chalkboard walls, guitars, and DJ turntables. The hotel is decorated with beautiful artworks, well arranged and organized.

There are different types of rooms; they have budget bunk bedrooms and large and impressive corner suite. The hotel also features onsite restaurant, bar and an art gallery. This is really one of the nicest hotels to stay in NYC.

Nolitan hotel

This is a nice place to stay in New York; it’s a perfect reflection of what’s happen around its surroundings. It is close of the cool shops of SoHo and the eatery of Little Italy. This 57 room hotel is a boutique-laden gem of its location, it is one of the most gorgeous and popular hotels offering hipster-friendly styling to its guests. At the hotel, you can have access to iPad, laptop, bike, and even rent a skateboard. There is a health club not far away and it’s a place where your pets are not just welcome but they also receive goodies. The hotel features, onsite French cafe, where locals and guests go to for a cup of coffee and so on.

The Paul Hotel

This is a 4-star rated hotel and it’s very affordable, it is one of the most popular hotels in New York located few minutes away from the popular department store Macy’s and 7 minutes’ walk from the Empire State Building. The rooms at the hotel features large flat-screen TVs, divers color lights making it a colorful and trendy industrial-chic hotel. There is a free Wi-Fi at the hotel; some of the rooms offer breathtaking views of the city. The Paul hotel has an amazing rooftop terrace, a fitness center for those who love working out. This is a place to be whether you are alone or with family.

Room Mate Grace

This hotel is located on the iconic Times Square, it is an affordable contemporary hotel and it’s decorated in an eclectic vintage style with beautiful wallpaper and animal prints. On arrival, the staffs stands up to welcome and salute guests as a way of friendly and helpful, you’d feel welcomed and at home, the hotel is indeed a home away from home. This beautiful NYC hotel is a combination of Playboy Mansion and Real Housewives; it is quiet, comfy and clean.

The hotel features free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with well adorned rooms. There is an onsite restaurant and bar. This is a really nice place to stay in NYC, whether you are in the city for business or you are chilling with friends or family this is the place you are guaranteed of not digging too deep into your purse.

Sixty Soho

This hotel is located in one of the most sought-after places in New York. This boutique hotel is sitting amidst all the top restaurants and bars in Manhattan’s SoHo District. This is a very cool hotel to recline. It is adorned with contemporary state-of-the-art decor with large rooms. The hotel features an onsite fitness center, lounge, a rooftop bar where travelers and locals love to hang out and enjoy the spectacular views of the city, there is also a 24/7 customer service.


This hotel is located in Lower East Side Manhattan; it is a 3-star NYC hotel. It is rounded by some of the best NYC restaurants and the exciting atmosphere of Little Italy; it is few minutes away from the subway station. The hotel was built in the 19th century and it features a beautiful redbrick facade. The rooms at the hotel are well arranged and adorned with state-of-the-art decor and modern amenities. This is an affordable fabulous hotel and it comes with modern vibe like animal print furnishing, stylish exposed brickwork etc. It features free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, flat-screen TVs stashed with movies. There is an onsite wine bar and pizzeria, a cocktail bar and a craft brewpub. This is the best option for New Yorkers and visitors who do not intend to spend so much to have a nice time in NYC. You can also check top Upstate New York Airbnb

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