“Start spreading the news,” you’re leaving today … to the ‘Big Apple’ that is. But wait, have you booked your hotel already? To help you with the endless choices when it comes to Manhattan accommodations, here are some of the top boutique hotels in the heart of Manhattan.
It’s all About Location
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A business cliché says that success is really all about the location, perhaps this is the reason The Ameritania at Times Square gets such rave reviews. It shouldn’t be hard to guess why, with super close proximity to Times Square, all the Broadway theaters and the great shopping of Midtown Manhattan. All rooms are decorated with a chic yet modern design, and the only drawback seems to be the lack of Wi-Fi in the rooms.
A Slice of History in Manhattan
Sitting on the grounds of the former home of Welsh writer Dylan Thomas and later on the Chemists’ Club, the newly renovated Dylan Hotel is also a stone’s throw away from Times Square. It’s a top choice for business travelers thanks to its business center, meeting rooms, and indoor car park, while tourists will love its close proximity to Fifth Avenue and Bryant Park. Rooms are spacious and the hotel has somewhat of a European feel to it.
Luxury for Less
If you’re seeking a little taste of luxury but don’t feel like breaking your savings account, The Iroquois is popular with both tourists and business travelers alike. Down in the lobby, enjoy complimentary hot beverages in the morning and ice-cold drinks throughout the day. Spacious rooms are fitted with high-end bedding and a Jacuzzi tub. There’s even a sweet treat waiting on your pillow at night. This luxury boutique hotel is walking distance from Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Grand Central Station. Ask for a top floor room with views of the iconic Chrysler and Rockefeller buildings.
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East Side Comfort
Over on the east side of Manhattan, The Benjamin Hotel is another Big Apple hotel that’s popular with both business travelers and tourists. Though its historic building has been around since 1927, this boutique hotel offers modern and comfortable rooms, with the large ones even containing a fully functional kitchen. Guests will enjoy the acclaimed National Bar and Dining Rooms, but in any case, you’re just minutes away from plenty of restaurants and all the top Midtown attractions.
West Side Views
Over in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan’s west side, The Ink48 Hotel offers classic New York City views. If the floor-to-ceiling windows of your room aren’t enough, head to the rooftop bar for panoramic views of the Hudson River and Manhattan’s skyline. Rooms are fitted with luxury beds and soaking tubs – a perfect way to end a long day of walking in the streets of New York. Want to bring your pet? Not a problem! The Ink48 welcomes pets, and they’ll even equip them with their own bed and food bowl.
So on your next visit to The Big Apple, have a look at these and other hotels in New York City, and ‘start spreading the news’ …