Lesser-Known Hotels in New York City

We all know that New York City is a popular destination, and how can you not fall in love with this metropolis? It has many faces — the edgy, the glamorous, the vibrant, just to mention a few. I am a huge fan of the Big Apple and return when possible. Throw in a great hotel, and my trip couldn’t be better. If you have the money and prefer a certain standard, these hotels are for you.

Image via  Flickr  by Wilson Loo Kok Wee

Image via Flickr by Wilson Loo Kok Wee

Washington Jefferson Hotel

When staying at Washington Jefferson Hotel, you have New York City right at your feet. Very cozy beds, luxuriously designed bathrooms,  and a modern, clean style — this is where you can rest your feet at the end of a long day spent out and about. Get the news delivered each morning, don’t miss your workout routine in the hotel’s fitness center, and then dive into the city. Reach popular places like Central Park and Times Square by walking. Room rates start at $180; book early.

Hotel Chandler

Hotel Chandler is just minutes away from the Museum of Modern Art and Madison Square Park. More than a touch of luxury is what you’ll get, and if the Big Apple wasn’t that exciting, you would probably choose to stay in the fluffy bed all day. There is a restaurant and bar at the hotel. Go for a run on the treadmill before breakfast. Midtown Manhattan has its price: $250 is average.

The Strand Hotel

If you fancy a Manhattan stay in style, The Strand Hotel is the right choice. Not feeling like eating out? Room service is an option. With about $260 per night (if you book far enough in advance there might be special deals), it is not the cheapest place to stay. The hotel’s central location is a reward. Shopping, Times Square, and Madison Square Garden are nearby. Here, you can feel both special and at home.

Skyline Hotel

Skyline Hotel might not look very fancy from the outside, but once you have checked-in you’ll realize that this has been a great choice, for about $230. The property does its name justice. Features include comfortable rooms with a small refrigerator, breakfast by the indoor saltwater pool, and a drink with views over the city. Do you need more? Go for a swim or get active in the fitness center. This is certainly good value for money. Because bars and restaurants are right around the corner, falling into bed after a night out couldn’t be more convenient.  

Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center

Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center allows a great view of the World Trade Center area. Dining on the 20th floor is a must. Not feeling like using the fitness center? Have a yoga kit delivered to your room, and use the iPad and phone docking station to get your music on. Room rates start at about $220 per night. Watch out for deals! The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is just outside the hotel, and SoHo and Little Italy are nearby.

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.