New York Offers Luxury in Many Varieties at These Top Hotels



With over 350 years of wisdom, New York City has perfected the tourist experience. From the out-of-this-world bagel to the ideal soundtrack, walking the streets of the city is always unforgettable, no matter how many times you visit. Finding a place to sleep is one of the details that can determine how easy it is for you to navigate the city. It determines where you get your cup of coffee in the morning. It is what will help you to remember your vacation with fondness rather than being yet another tourist who declares that the hotels in New York are "far too small."

These prime New York City hotels are certainly not small, nor will they be disappointing. They are, as Tina Turner would say, "simply the best." Choose a hotel built in 1927, overlooking Madison Avenue and less than a block from Central Park. The Mark certainly hits all the right marks. Or splash out at one of the city's most iconic hotels, The St. Regis New York, with brass detailing and marble staircases that will transport you to a time of lavish elegance. You even get your own butler, dressed in black tails, to take all your worries away (and your laundry too).

Some of these hotels are splurges, while others can be found for lower rates if you plan well in advance. Isn't your peace of mind worth it for the best of the best?


If your idea of a perfect New York vacation includes being in the middle of the action and history that defines the bustling Times Square district, then The Casablanca is your hotel. Somehow still intimate in the middle of the place where...  Read More


If you have the intention of fitting in a visit to the Empire State Building when you are in New York, you should certainly stay at Langham Place. They are neighbors. In fact, Langham Place has found itself the unwitting backdrop to many tourist...  Read More


Robert De Niro. The man doesn't only do movies, he also does hotels. He at least does this hotel in particular, which seems to bridge the gap between casual and rustic. The Greenwich Hotel is an eight-story property with 88 floors that are...  Read More


Nestled in the Upper East Side on Madison Avenue, The Carlyle is an iconic New York landmark in itself. Built in 1930, it is named after British essayist Thomas Carlyle. Prince William and Kate have found it good enough for them, so likely it is...  Read More


From the minute the doorman greets you at The Ritz Carlton in New York, you know that you are in very good hands. Central Park is kind of a big deal in New York, so if it is possible for your pocketbook, why not stay steps away in the heart of...  Read More


If you fancy yourself a bibliophile, The Library Hotel is likely your idea of paradise. Each of the 10 guestroom floors honors one of the 10 categories of the Dewy Decimal System. The 60 rooms are not only filled with the traditional hotel...  Read More


The St. Regis in New York is luxuriously appointed and ideally located on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. From enormous floral arrangements in the lobby to your own private butler, there is no detail too small for the staff at the St. Regis. Recently...  Read More




It will be difficult to find a New York hotel with a more desirable address than the Knickerbocker. It was the first luxury hotel in Times Square. Opened in 1906, it certainly has had its renovations and today it is sleekly appealing and...  Read More


The Sherry-Netherland not only has a dramatic name, but also a signature sidewalk clock that beckons you inside. It defines itself as an "expression of privilege since 1927." The mural on the hotel lobby ceiling was inspired by Raphael's...  Read More


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The Mark
Photo courtesy of Francesco Tonelli

This 5-star luxury hotel is located on Madison Avenue just near Central Park. We have two words for you: ka ching. If you have the dollars to spend, The Mark will give you a hotel experience unlike any other. Designer Jacques Grange applied his...  Read More


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