NYC Hotels That Aren’t Just for Out-of-Towners

Whether you’re a tourist or a local, New York City hotels offer a little something for everyone, including rooms with skyline views and celebrity chef-owned restaurants. Plus, with options ranging from classic hotels like The Pierre on Fifth Avenue, to boutiques such as the Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo, you’re well-covered. No matter which type of hotel experience you’re looking for, these NYC hotels are it.

Crosby Street Hotel — SoHo

On SoHo’s narrow and cobblestoned Crosby Street, this stylish British import has long attracted the smart set, from London expats to local artists — even a celebrity or two (perhaps for press events in the 99-seat screening room). They all love the modern, color-rich interiors, buzzy bar, quiet outdoor terrace, and the guests-only drawing room. Can’t afford to stay the night? Stop by for afternoon tea.

The Pierre New York, A Taj Hotel — Midtown

The Pierre is one of New York’s most iconic hotels. To reach the elegant rooms, many with eye-popping Central Park views, you take a wood-paneled elevator manned by a uniformed operator. There’s no prettier room in NYC for lunch than The Rotunda, with its famous trompe l’oeil murals, and the Two E is an “old New York” cocktail lounge with live piano music. (It’s also offering a special Broadway at the Pierre cabaret series — Wicked cast members have appeared, and Kinky Boots is up next.)

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge — Dumbo

Billing itself as “eco-luxury,” this Brooklyn boutique hotel on the Dumbo waterfront uses reclaimed materials, is run entirely on wind power, and features hemp-blend mattresses. Ponder all of that goodness while taking in Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge views from your room (a rooftop bar is expected to open by summer).

The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel — Financial District

NYC’s Financial District is booming, especially when it comes to dining options (quite a change from even a few years ago). Within the Beekman hotel are hotspots from two of the city’s top restaurateurs. Keith McNally heads up the brasserie-style Augustine, while Fowler & Wells, serving a seasonal, American menu, is part of Tom Colicchio’s culinary empire.

The New York EDITION — Flatiron District

Everyone is good-looking (or maybe it’s just the fab lighting) at this trendy hotel in the Metropolitan Life’s historic Clocktower building, across from Madison Square Park. Start out with drinks in the lobby bar, then head upstairs to the Clocktower Restaurant, whose three wood-paneled dining rooms and billiards room make you feel like you’ve wandered into an exclusive private club (albeit a busy one).

The Greenwich Hotel — Tribeca

There are always megawatt celebrities (Jennifer Lawrence, Cara Delevingne, Kate Hudson) discreetly coming and going from this Robert De Niro-owned boutique hotel in Tribeca. They’re drawn to perks like the Japanese-inspired spa and indoor pool — not to mention the delish Italian food at Locanda Verde, from chef Andrew Carmellini.