If you are looking for relatively affordable accommodations in the city, look no further than The Harlem Flophouse. This old-style four room guesthouse is simple, but charming. Rooms are appointed with vintage furnishings, a retro feeling entirely appropriate considering you're staying in Harlem. The area surrounding the Flophouse features a number of standout Harlem restaurants, bars and entertainment destinations, including the venerable Apollo Theater. After you're done exploring the city, this place feels just like home — there's even a friendly house cat to greet you when you come back!
This one-of-a-kind, boutique hotel redefines luxury. Dark wood paneling and rows of bookshelves greet guests, who are given every opportunity to engage their literary sides while staying at the Library Hotel. Each of its ten floors celebrates a category of the Dewey Decimal System, which range from Philosophy to Natural Science, and the rooms on every floor are not only decorated according to its theme but also stocked with books on the topic. Book lovers and comfort seekers alike will love breakfast in the Reading Room, respites in the Poetry Garden, and evenings in the Bookmarks Lounge. It's hard to go wrong at the exceptional Library Hotel.
Located in New York's most affluent neighborhood, amidst the city's finest brownstones, 1871 House is a perfect getaway for those seeking comforts of high living. Outfitted in rich browns, oriental rugs, fireplaces and antiquities, this five story townhouse offers eight supreme apartments, suites and bedrooms. Each room retains the original architectural design, save the modern amenities like WiFi, flat screen TVs, kitchen appliances and refurbished baths. Truly, 1871 House is a fine personification of old-world style and substance, and to experience it you must spend at least a night or two here.
Floyd Bennett Field, part of the Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area, is home to NYC's first municipal airport. Famous pioneers, Amelia Earhart and Charles Lindbergh, frequented the airfield. Vintage aircraft stored in old hangars can be viewed on a guided tour. There's plenty of activities for nature lovers too; hiking the North 40 trail where over 180 species of birds have been recorded or biking along the abandoned airfields. There's fishing, an archery range and a model plane flying field. NYC's largest community garden is here and it's the only place where you can camp legally in NYC!
The Chelsea Pines Inn is a bed and breakfast hosting guests in Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. The five-story walk-up provides 24-hour concierge services and is 500 metres from the Highline. Free WiFi is offered. The Inn is decorated with film posters from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Guest rooms feature a flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, refrigerator, safe, ironing board and iron, and a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries. There is a 24-hour front desk offering concierge services, and guests can relax and/or enjoy the complimentary breakfast in the lounge, indoor greenhouse or flower-filled seasonal inner garden (in season). Snacks from the cookie jar and candy bowl are available all day. Ticket service, airport transportation, and travel information are also provided for all guests. The popular Chelsea Market is 330 metres walk from the B&B. The 14th Street A, C, and E underground station is around the corner.
Loose yourself in luxury and supreme comforts at A Garden in Chelsea, an elegant B&B in the quaint and upscale neighborhood of Chelsea. Skip the swanky hotels and live in secluded repose whether you looking for romantic respite, alone time or an extended break from monotony. You could toil away the hours in the warmth of your bedroom or head down to the lovely garden which is a perfect picture of zen and calm. Like any high end home, the b&b comes with modern amenities like free WiFi access, flat screen TV, iPod dock, kitchenette with refrigerator and even a personal library.
The Hotel Elysee a fine little European hotel is nestled in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The smartly designed space is done up in a late 18th Century style. Hotel Elysee is just steps from Fifth Avenue shopping, Rockefeller Center and Central Park. Rooms are not large, but they are stylishly decorated and come with attached deluxe marble bathrooms. Do not miss a night out dining with the beautiful people at the Monkey Bar which is within the premises of this luxurious hotel.
Truly a hidden gem in fashionable SoHo, this hotel is expensive, yet not so much as what you would pay in other swankier spots. The rooms are small (no surprise in Manhattan), however the Gatsby furnishes all of the amenities one could want, like bathrobes, free WiFi, LCD screens and luxurious toiletries.