Independent Hotels in New York City

Having your accommodation in the heart of the Big Apple when embarking on a trip to New York City is a real advantage. Popular sights are within easy reach, nightlife is around the corner, and you get an authentic feel for the city that never sleeps by being right in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Yet, you have a cozy room to come back to and re-charge for the next adventurous day in town. Here are five hotels that you should check out when planning your next Manhattan getaway.

Image via  Flickr  by Paolo Margari

Image via Flickr by Paolo Margari

W New York - Times Square

Located  in the heart of the Big Apple, W New York - Times Square allows you to reach the most popular tourist attractions such as Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue, as well as Times Square, within minutes. The hotel combines tradition with contemporary style. Two of the guest room amenities are iPod docking station and rainfall shower. Fitness-conscious people find a well-equipped gym and foodies can enjoy themselves at Blue Fin. Being a superior hotel, room rates start at $320.

Washington Square Hotel

Washington Square Hotel offers a range of amenities. From full-service spa to fitness center, airport shuttle, and free breakfast, this 3-star hotel, with average prices of about $370 per night, makes for a relaxing city getaway. Coffee, iPod docking station, comfortable beds for a good night’s sleep, as well as bathrobes, in spacious rooms are things you won’t have to miss. Why not book a room with views of Washington Square Park? The hotel is in Greenwich Village, and public transport is nearby; SoHo is within walking distance. It is very traditional and staff are friendly and obliging.

Night Hotel Times Square

A very modern, clean place to stay, Night Hotel Times Square is for people seeking a contemporary, European styled hotel in lively Times Square and thus close to Broadway with all its musical productions and plays. With rates starting as low as about $200 per night, it’s one of the most affordable hotels in the area. Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue are nearby. Nightlife is just around the corner. Relax in the comfortable tastefully decorated rooms that include Bose speakers, Wi-Fi, and minibar. Have a chilled drink at the bar or restaurant.

W New York

W New York, a 5-star hotel, has everything your heart desires: free parking, Wi-Fi, and fitness center. Are you traveling with your pet? Your four-legged friend is welcome. Prices depend on the season, but start around $200 and can go up to more than $450 per night. You choose the level of comfort. High quality Bliss products, bathrobes, fluffy bedding, and clean design make for a pleasant stay. If you feel like doing your body good after a long day, hit the spa for a skin treatment. Broadway, Museum of Modern Art, and Grand Central Station are within easy reach.

The Jane Hotel

This charming hotel is different from the rest, conveniently located, and the most affordable one. The Jane Hotel is in Greenwich Village and offers cozy, rustic rooms with either shared or private bathrooms. The rates vary between $110 and $280. Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations are available. The hotel has a French-Moroccan restaurant, bar, and lounge. There are many running routes nearby, and the Hudson River area makes for a great walking spot. Chelsea Piers are close by.

Do you have any favorite hotels in the city?

This piece was written in collaboration with Hipmunk in the course of the Hipmunk Boutique Hotels Campaign to bring you selected hotels in the U.S. for every budget.