This library themed boutique hotel is anything but drab and dull; instead, it is uniquely luxurious. As you enter, there is dark wood paneling and rows of bookshelves. Each of the ten floors is dedicated to one category of the Dewey Decimal System - Literature, Philosophy, Arts, Math & Science and so on. Each guest room is decorated in the individual style pertaining to the topic of that floor along with a collection of related books. You are served complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks in the Reading Room. You also have a complimentary DVD and blu-ray selection to keep yourself occupied. Go on, book into one of these unique rooms and spend a nice vacation with loads of books for company.
This prestigious hotel, built in the 1920s, overlooks Fifth Avenue and Central Park. The combination of location, opulence and charm makes this 50-room hotel a New York classic. From its elegant lobby to the large, luxurious rooms and suites, it is a favorite with the social elite. The Sherry-Netherland is home to the renowned Harry Cipriani's restaurant.
The Greenwich Hotel is one of the city's top places to stay. Robert DeNiro's venture into hospitality impressively boasts that no two rooms are the same. A modern, ultra-sleek New York hotel, expect luxurious international amenities such as Tibetan rugs, Siberian oak floors, and Moroccan tile. In addition, the hotel also features organic bath products in all rooms as well as soaking tubs and iPod docks. It also offers the exclusive Shibui Spa, featuring a lantern lit swimming pool, and the Locanda Verde Restaurant with its cork decorated ceiling, replete with an extensive wine list.
This gem of a hotel is located in the trendy SoHo neighborhood and is more than just your average accommodation. Featuring striking and distinct decor throughout, each room has floor to ceiling windows and a plethora of luxurious amenities. Going above and beyond, the Crosby Street Hotel takes care of even the minute details from complimentary packing and unpacking services, fresh flowers upon arrival, daily international newspaper, shoeshine service and welcome gift. The sumptuously decorated Meadow suite even offers a private terrace with lush vegetation and a fireplace.
The Lucerne Hotel, just two blocks from Central Park and the Museum of Natural History, adds an opulent presence to the fashionable Upper West Side. The historic landmark building is reminiscent of a lavish European hotel. The hotel lobby is elegant and welcoming, and the rooms are decorated with classic furniture and attractive bathrooms. There is a quaint restaurant and jazz bar located on the ground floor.
If you are looking for relatively affordable accommodations in the city, look no further than The Harlem Flophouse. This old-style four room guest house 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 just feels like home — there's even a friendly house cat to greet you when you come back!