Where You Can Feel Special: 5 Fancy NYC Hotels

Sometimes, we all like a bit of luxury when embarking on a city trip. New York is not cheap, by no means, and it requires some personal funds to enjoy a stay in NY especially wishing to stay at places that will let you “aw”, located right in the heart of the city that never sleeps.

Image via  Flickr  by anieto2k

Image via Flickr by anieto2k

City Club Hotel

When you choose to stay at the 4-star City Club Hotel, you get what your heart desires. Centrally located and offering a lot of top-notch amenities, this hotel will be the cherry on top when visiting NYC. The rooms are thoughtfully decorated with warm - beige and brown - colors. Only minutes away from 5th Avenue and Times Square, e.g. this hotel couldn’t be located more conveniently. For an average rate of $325 per night this place is showing off. Foodies find the Bistro Moderne on-site, run by famous chef Daniel Boulud.

Excelsior Hotel

Looking for a traditional, historic hotel? The Excelsior Hotel is for you. Stay in Manhattan’s popular Upper West Side in a historic, cozy surrounding and find Central Park nearby. Room rates start at around $200 which makes this hotel one of the less expensive NYC hotels but the site is a cracker - and so is the elegant, classic design. You find a gym on-site for a morning run on the treadmill or a quick workout before dinner. And who doesn’t want to read in an old library with a fireplace?

The Lucerne Hotel

The Lucerne Hotel allows you to feel like home in New York. Prices start at around $240 and European-styled rooms with coffeemakers, iPod docking station and complimentary toiletries will sweeten your stay in the big smoke. After a long day out, grant yourself a spa treatment on the 13th floor or simply stay in your room for a massage. Fitness facilities are also available for the active traveler. This hotel is not located right in the hustle and bustle of town but is just a quick subway ride away from many attractions such as the Riverside Park or The Guggenheim.

W New York - Downtown

Stylish, futuristic and New York at its doorstep - the W New York Downtown is for those who like it modern. The rooms have clear and minimalist structures and are very stylishly decorated. Throw in views on the Freedom Tower and you don’t need much more. And how about a rainforest shower? This certainly helps leave everyday life behind. Opposite of the hotel you find the 9/11 Memorial. Soho is also close-by for a round of shopping. If you get home late, use the in-room dining service for a midnight feast. A superior hotel with comparatively good rates starting at about $280.

The Mansfield Hotel

Traditional, yet contemporary and stylish is what probably best describes The Mansfield Hotel. This boutique hotel with heavenly beds you find in Midtown Manhattan and thus in the Theatre District of the city. Rockefeller Center and Broadway are just a quick walk away. Rates depend on the season but as always, the earlier you book the better the deals; average prices per night start are around $260. This hotel also offers an airport shuttle and features a fully equipped fitness room.

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.