With more than 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 detail that can ease your way around town. “Location, location, location…” will color your journey with fondness rather than a cookie-cutter experience that will have you bemoaning that all the hotels in New York City are "just too small." Elegance and not a touch of snobbery at these very confident grand dame properties will color your memories forever.
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 1906 in the heart of Times Square or one that dates back to 1927 that overlooks Madison Avenue and is 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 Carlyle, The St. Regis New York, The Pierre with brass detailing and marble staircases that will transport you to a time of lavish elegance. At one property you even get your own butler, dressed in black tails, to take all your worries away (and your laundry, too). Langham Place is home to its own Michelin-starred restaurant, while the Library Hotel and the Knickerbocker are promise intimacy and tranquility right in the heart of the action.
Some of these hotels are splurges, while others can be found for lower rates if you plan well in advance. And with so many top-notch hotels from which to choose, you will just want to come back for more. Besides, you’re worth the best of the best.