Where to Stay In New York City: Centrally Located Boutique Hotels

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When visiting New York, it’s important to have a central base to easily explore the city. Whether the hotel is situated in the middle of the city or has access to public transport, below are 5 hotels perfectly located hotels for exploring the city that never sleeps.

Elegance and Luxury

Flatiron Hotel is bursting at the seams with sophisticated elegance and luxury. Situated in Flatiron, one of New York’s most popular districts, the Flatiron Hotel offers you the ideal combination of comfort and location.
Escape the busy NY streets, and stroll around Madison Square Park, located across the hotel. Art fans will love nearby Chelsea, with over 200 galleries dotted around the district.

The area offers a variety of restaurants and bars, but you don’t need to leave the hotel for an unforgettable dinner. The hotel’s own Toshi’s Living Room features a dining experience with live music every night.

Italian Charm

The Michelangelo Hotel oozes all the Italian charm you’ve come to know and love from the Mediterranean country. From its impressive marble lounge to its exquisite Italian luxury suites, the 179- room boutique hotel represents the essence of Modern Italian Lifestyle.
Located in the Midtown district, the hotel is only a short walk away from Central Park, a green oasis in the middle of the city.

After exploring New York, you can easily enjoy the many nighttime entertainment options in the area. With a variety of shows to choose from on Broadway, and the bright lights of Times Square only a short walk away.

Rich History

The recently renovated Broadway Plaza Hotel combines its central location and rich history with elegantly decorated oversized rooms to offer guests a memorable stay. The spot where the hotel is located today was home to the first commercial cinema in 1894, where the remnants of its movie history are still evident around the area.

The historic Flatiron Building is only a few blocks away from the hotel as well as Madison Square Garden, the Empire State Building, and is close to a variety of shopping and dining venues.

Rooftop Indulgence

With a stunning rooftop bar and lounge, including a seasonal rooftop pool, the Empire Hotel is the perfect spot for a relaxing stay. Beautifully designed earthy toned suites with stunning bathrooms featuring rain showers will surely make you feel at home.
Central Park is only a few minutes away, as well as art venues such as the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Avery Fisher Hall, and Metropolitan Opera.

You won’t be short of dinner choices around the hotel, however the hotel has its own excellent restaurant, Ed’s Chowder House, with a selection of fresh East Coast seafood.

On a Budget

Even though Hotel Pennsylvania is not as luxurious as the above listed hotels, it is perfect for visitors on a tight budget while still being close to all the action. All guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and gym access, and if you book a Penn 5000 room or suite, you’ll enjoy a recently renovated room with top of the line bedding and plush carpeting.

Only minutes away from Times Square, Madison Square Garden, Empire State Building, and easy metro access to other tourist spots in Manhattan, makes this hotel an excellent choice if you like being in the middle of the action without breaking the bank.

This post was written in collaboration with Hipmunk. Feature photo by Andrew Ruiz via Unsplash.


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