5 Of The Best Boutique Hotels In New York City
With hundreds of hotels across Manhattan’s many neighbourhoods, it can be challenging to sift through the endless options to find that perfect gem of a place. To help you avoid opting for the standard, large scale ‘cookie cutter’ hotels, we have rounded up five of the best stylish, well located boutique hotels in the city.
CROSBY STREET HOTEL
Located on a quiet cobble stoned street in the heart of New York’s vibrant SoHo neighbourhood, this contemporary design hotel featuring a beautiful leafy inner-courtyard serves as a lovely oasis after the frenetic pace of those NYC streets. This 86-room hotel overflows with style, great design and sophistication. Rooms feel more like posh private apartments and for a small hotel has all the amenities of a large one, including a 24 hour gym, restaurant and five-star service which lacks pretence and is remarkably approachable.
The NoMad Hotel
Housed in a restored 1903 Beaux-Arts building, this chic, Parisian-inspired hotel is close to Eataly Flatiron, Madison Square Park, a short stroll to the Empire State Building and endless transport options nearby. The NoMad features hip rooms with old European accents like high ceilings and planked wooden flooring. The focal point of the hotel is it’s eponymous bar and One Michelin Star Restaurant. Reserve well in advance to get a table in the central atrium, which has plush velvet chairs and polished tables beneath the vaulted ceiling. Reservations are one of the most sought after in the city!
THE WILLIAM VALE
One of New York’s hottest hotels, plum in the middle of Williamsburg, the William Vale spans 14 floors of Brooklyn’s most stylish new building. The hotel boasts the largest hotel pool in New York and has a dazzling rooftop bar with a 360-view of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The well appointed ‘modern’ rooms each have a huge private balcony with chairs and a table for eating, sunbathing or viewing the sunset over the east river. The L and G subways to Manhattan are 5 minutes walk away as is the N6th ferry to Manhattan.
The New York EDITION
Located in the iconic landmark Metropolitan Life Clock Tower - one the worlds tallest buildings - the New York EDITION impresses from the get-go. This hotel is close to Eleven Madison Park (named the world’s best restaurant in 2017), the Flatiron Building, Madison Square Park and is two blocks from the 6 train which will take you up and downtown. Minimalist rooms feel decidedly upscale and nuances worth noting such as luscious faux throws, custom made Le Labo toiletries, and if you request the right room, a view across Madison Square Park and the Empire State Building.
WASHINGTON SQUARE HOTEL
If you are looking for value for money and arguably one of the best locations in Manhattan alongside personalised, friendly service, look no further than the WSH. This Art-Deco style (more than a century old ) hotel is located across the road from the famous Washington Square Park and a mere 41 meters from the West 4th Street subway station. This Greenwich Village hotel is an absolute gem. All guests can enjoy the use of an on-site gym, complimentary continental breakfast, free WiFI and a cozy restaurant which features one of the best Happy Hours around (7 days a week), and a Sunday Jazz brunch which is a hit with guests and locals alike.