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Top 10 hotels in New York City

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Opulent suites, sleek sanctuaries and homey artist’s lofts – there’s a New York hotel for every taste in this guide to the top 10 hotels in New York City.

Top apartment hotel – Affinia Manhattan

Walking into the high-ceilinged lobby in this Midtown gem, with its terrazzo floors, immediately suggests something grand. Large, New York-themed rooms come with full kitchens, wireless internet, and plush furnishings. A helpful concierge desk can provide tour tips and suggestions during your stay.

371 Seventh Ave., New York

Top pet-friendly hotel - Loews Regency Hotel

Pets get pampered at the Loews Regency Hotel, in Murray Hill. There are sleep mats, bowls, catnip and an array of services. The concierge can provide dog-walking routes and suggestions for pet-friendly restaurants.

540 Park Ave., New York

Top boutique hotel - Flatotel

Marble bathrooms enliven this sleek, modern boutique hotel in midtown Manhattan. Spacious suites come with full kitchens or kitchenettes; higher floors offer views of both the East and Hudson rivers. Personable, attentive service adds to the experience.


135 W. 52nd St., New York

Top self-catering - The Benjamin

The high-ceilinged marble lobby and retro style of The Benjamin evoke the jazz era of 1920s New York. Airy, spacious studios and suites make you feel right at home. Rooms come with kitchens and refrigerators. Midtown attractions are a few blocks away.

125 E. 50th St., New York

Top spa hotel – Mandarin Oriental New York

The spa at the Mandarin Oriental provides a soothing sanctuary with views of Central Park after a day exploring New York. Bamboo floors and bubbling waters create a particularly pleasant ambience, while treatments include Shiatsu, Thai yoga massages and chakra balancing on hot stones.

80 Columbus Circle, New York

Top historic hotel - Waldorf-Astoria

Return to a time of Art Deco elegance inside the grand, chandeliered lobby of the Waldorf=Astoria. High-ceilinged rooms come with brocaded carpeting, spacious marble bathrooms and crystal-and-brass lamps. Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center and other midtown attractions are two blocks away.

301 Park Ave., New York

Top family-friendly hotel - The Peninsula New York

Convenient to all the midtown attractions and an indoor pool make The Peninsula a popular family choice. Kids move around easily in the spacious rooms, and an attentive staff keeps them entertained with customized tours and activities.

700 Fifth Ave., New York

Top luxury hotel – The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

Fronting Central Park South, The Ritz provides impeccable service and first-class amenities. The restaurant prepares sumptuous meals, a spa provides soothing body treatments and a Bentley limousine takes you wherever you need to go. 

50 Central Park S., New York

Top design hotel – Gramercy Park Hotel

Across from its namesake park, a designer’s showcase unfolds here with swirls of patterned carpet and Italian stone fireplaces. Art from Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol enhance the vibe. Rooms are appointed with mahogany bars and velvet-upholstered beds. 

2 Lexington Ave., New York

Top romantic hotel - Sofitel New York

The marbled-floored and candlelit lobby, enhanced with teakwood walls and flowers, set a romantic mood at the Sofitel New York, in midtown. Rooms are equally inviting, with mellow earth tones, soft lighting and fluffy beds. Enjoy a late-night glass of wine at The Gaby Restaurant.

45 W. 44th St., New York