New York is where dreams are made of. It’s in everyone’s bucket list of places to go and it was in mine, too. When I finally reached there years ago, I had to ask a friend to pinch me to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. I was overwhelmed with euphoria and the city never failed to charm me with all my senses wide awake – from the moment I landed until I left. I had a blast on my first visit at the Big Apple and since then, I made it my yearly routine to stop by the city no matter what.
If you’re visiting the “City of Dreams” and don’t know anyone there, it would be wise to stay in hotels in Manhattan where almost everything you want to discover is just either a block or a train ride away. The following boutique hotels in New York City will welcome you with unique hospitality you’d never forget.
Nestled right at the heart of New York City, Club Quarters Hotel Midtown is the place to stay if you want to be where the action is. From here, the Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the Theater District can be reached on foot. Once you feel the hotel’s club-like ambience, you instantly know the New York vibes you’ve been wanting to experience. Each room is equipped with HD TV, Keurig tea / coffee maker and free high-speed Wi-Fi. If you have trouble sleeping, you can always request for an eye mask, ear plugs, ambient sound machines and air purifiers from the front desk.
If you are a budget-conscious traveler but still looking for a luxury comfort, you might have to get away from busy Manhattan. The Best Western Plus Robert Treat Hotel is a good choice without having to travel long distance to downtown Manhattan. There are many public transports you can hop on should you wish to explore the city. Room rates include full service health club privileges and free continental breakfast. They have an on-site restaurant, business center, guest parking, and free wi-fi. They also offer a free shuttle bus to the train station where Manhattan is just 15 minutes ride away.
If you breathe art and shopping, you can never go wrong staying at Soho Grand Hotel where you can find work of arts and interesting designs from ceiling to wall to floor. Aside from the standard room amenities, Soho Grand Hotel knows how to pamper your pets. They also offer in-room dining, valet parking, dry-cleaning services, and complimentary European-inspired Mozie bicycles. Should you decide to splurge on shopping, don’t forget to ask the front desk for discount coupons you can use at a number of designer boutiques in the area. In the evening, mingle with the crowd at their Club Bar and Lounge.
For book lovers, this hotel is a paradise where you can literally sleep in a hotel filled with literary masterpieces. There are books everywhere – from the lobby to your room. Your complimentary breakfast is served at the Reading Room filled with bookshelves and their Writer’s Den is a conducive place to read and chill. Their Poetry Garden is an outdoor bar with a city view, serving literary-inspired cocktails and other beverages. This garden is also an ideal place for romantic celebrations, dinners and conversations. Madison and Vine is the hotel’s on-site restaurant that dishes out exceptional lunch and dinner menus. Two minutes walk fromis Bryant Park and the New York Public Library.
Few steps from the exclusive Gramercy Park, this hotel is conveniently located to reach both Midtown and Lower Manhattan. The nearest subway is eight minutes walk from here and a stroll around the area will bring you to Fifth Avenue, Soho, Chelsea, East Village, and Greenwich Village. The chic rooms at The Marcel at Gramercy are furnished with custom-made beds and leather headboards for your maximum comfort. When you check in, ask for a room with a view.