Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in New York City

This is a list showing the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in New York City which are recommended by the most popular travel experts around the world from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews, and we only list hotels which have a review rating of at least 4 out of 5 stars.

Often referred to as NYC or simply New York, this fine city is one of dreams. The inspiration behind some of the most excellent music of all time as well as some of the best film, New York is indeed a city of dreams. The city has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world while its impact on sectors such as commerce, research, technology, politics, tourism, and sports is invaluable. The city’s fast pace defines the term New York minute. The city is also an important center of international diplomacy.

One of the most iconic statues in the world is the Statue of Liberty which symbolizes the ideals of liberty and peace of the United States. To the entire world, the statue is the symbol of the United States. It is one of the most visited spots in the city.

The city hosted three of the most visited tourist attractions in the world in 2013 with tens of millions of tourists visiting many districts and landmarks within the city. The city has been described by many as several appellations, some of them are world’s heart, and the world’s crossroads.

Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in New York City. If you like our list of hostels, B&Bs and hotels in New York, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Toronto or the best hotels in Boston.

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  • 4.8 Crosby Street Hotel NYC

    Crosby Street Hotel, New York

    Fodors

    “Each of the rooms is individually designed, with fun patterns and colors, big warehouse style windows, and a cozy, residential feel. The location is smack in the heart of the action in SoHo.”

    Featured as Fodor’s Choice in New York.

  • 4.5 Nomad Hotel NYC

    The NoMad Hotel, New York

    New York Times

    “Conceived by Andrew Zobler, developer of the nearby Ace Hotel, the NoMad is the Ace for grown-ups. The hotel stands out for its bohemian glamour, from the laser-sharp but friendly service to the opulent yet intimate interiors.”

  • 4.6 The Bowery Hotel NYC

    The Bowery Hotel, New York

    CNN

    “Lying right at the intersection of hip and elegant, The Bowery Hotel is appointed with luxurious old world refinements and décor while retaining a vibe that’s lively and modern. Factory windows offer 360-degrees of the city.”

  • 4.4 Mandarin Oriental New York

    Hotel Mandarin Oriental, New York

    CNN

    “Located atop one of the twin sentries comprising the Time Warner Center, the five-star Mandarin Oriental enjoys unobstructed views through its floor-to-ceiling windows of the Hudson River, Central Park and Brooklyn.”

  • 4.6 CitizenM New York

    Hotel CitizenM Times Square, New York

    New York Times

    “The trendy but affordable, limited-service hotel offers self-check-in at welcome kiosks in the art-filled double-height lobby staffed by friendly hosts. Fresh, funky and affordable, citizenM is a modern haven in touristy Times Square. Its D.I.Y. ethos, like picking your room art, offers efficiency with flair.”

  • 4.5 Refinery Hotel NYC

    Refinery Hotel Manhattan, New York

    New York Times

    “With its hat factory history, good location, upscale finish and an eager-to-please staff, the Refinery is a definite draw and is an ideal place for travelers who are looking to be near the city’s major tourist attractions. It lacked the polish of other well-established luxury properties in town, but that may improve over time, and its charm more than makes up for it.”

  • 4.1 Standard High Line NYC

    Hotel The Standard High Line, New York

    CNN

    “If aesthetics are a requisite, The Standard, High Line — situated directly above a stretch of old elevated railway now known as High Line Park — is a best of New York City landmark in Manhattan’s most model-intensive neighborhood.”

  • 4.3 Gramercy Park Hotel NYC

    Gramercy Park Hotel, New York

    Frommers

    “One of the most coveted status symbols in NYC is a key to Gramercy Park. Stay here, though, and you can join the elite, in more ways than just park access. Few hotels in the city, or anywhere for that matter, are as truly luxurious or as riotously artistic.”

    Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in New York.

  • 4.4 Andaz Wall Street NYC

    Hotel Andaz Wall Street, New York

    Frommers

    “The Andaz is a wonderfully chic haven from the bustle of Manhattan. Designed by David Rockwell with a comfy, loft sensibility, the rooms are larger-than-the-norm, with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in scads of light (but are soundproofed for serenity).”

    Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in New York.

  • 4.3 High Line Hotel NYC

    The High Line Hotel, New York

    Frommers

    “Very few NYC hotels deserve the high price tag they wear. This one just may. Its interior is as grand, though delightfully quirky, with rooms that look like they could have been inhabited by a Gatsby type in the 1920s.”

    Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in New York.

  • 4.4 Freehand NYC

    Freehand Hotel, New York

    CN Traveler

    “Better to book something that’s at least clean, comfortable, and strategically located, and spend the extra cash on that restaurant everyone has been posting about. Freehand takes this compromise and somehow manages to make it feel sexy and stylish. Rooms are basic but brightened up with artworks that sometimes snake across the walls and ceilings.”

    Featured in CN Traveler’s Best New Hotels of 2019.

  • 4.1 Pod 39 NYC

    Hotel Pod 39, New York

    CNN

    “Rooms at the Murray Hill location all feature private bathrooms, along with free Wi-Fi and an emphasis on communal space typified by the Pod 39’s rooftop lounge. The hotel’s perks are few but if you want hip and affordable, you won’t likely do better.”

  • 4.4 Edge Hotel NYC

    The Edge Hotel Washington Heights, New York

    New York Times

    “The Edge Hotel, on a leafy block of Washington Heights at 514 West 168 Street, is just steps away from the subway. A rare boutique hotel in the neighborhood, the modern 54-room property offers complimentary continental breakfast.”

    Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in New York City.

  • 4.0 Hotel Wales NYC

    Hotel Wales, New York

    New York Times

    “The Hotel Wales, at 1295 Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side, is within walking distance of East Harlem. The hotel has 89 rooms and suites and a rooftop patio with views of Central Park.”

    Shortlisted in New York Times’ 36 Hours in New York City.

  • 4.5 Ludlow Hotel New York

    The Ludlow Hotel, New York

    New York Times

    “The Ludlow is in the heart of the Lower East Side, one of the city’s most desirable areas for the hip and youthful set. The hotel wins high marks for its neighborhood feel and is a smart choice for travelers looking for an authentic sense of place away from the crowds.”

  • 4.4 Marlton Hotel NYC

    The Marlton Hotel, New York

    New York Times

    “During its bohemian heyday, scores of artists and writers stayed at the Marlton House, built in 1900 and beloved for its prime Greenwich Village location and cheap rates. The Marlton is a snug and affordable alternative to larger hotels, and it’s a must for anyone seeking to replicate downtown living.”

  • 4.2 Paper Factory NYC

    Paper Factory Hotel Queens, New York

    New York Times

    “This 123-room hotel in Long Island City, Queens, draws its name from its previous life as a paper factory. A short trip from Midtown Manhattan, the Paper Factory offers an exceptionally friendly staff and a more sophisticated experience than other Queens properties.”

  • 4.4 11 Howard Hotel NYC

    11 Howard Hotel, New York

    New York Times

    “With its enviable location in a fashionable part of town, efficient and personable service and eye-catching design combined with its Starwood partnership, 11 Howard is a solid choice for both leisure and business travelers.”

  • 4.5 The William New York

    Aparthotel The William, New York

    CNN

    “Though each suite has all the amenities that you’d find at home — kitchens, living spaces, work areas, and in some cases, private terraces — their shockingly bright color palette, quirky mid-century furniture and bold abstract art make it a stay you won’t soon forget.”

  • 4.6 Made Hotel NYC

    Made Hotel, New York

    CN Traveler

    “This hotel is totally worth the money and is a great deal for a Manhattan hotel. The rooms are high-end in all the right ways (great amenities, quality, linens, and covetable bathroom fixtures) but not at all over-the-top.”

    Featured in CN Traveler’s 2018 Hot List.

  • 4.6 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

    1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, New York

    CN Traveler

    “Few things are as ‘New York’ as the 1 Hotel’s location at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge. Aside from that, it’s a thoughtfully designed, supremely attractive place to call home for as long you’re a guest here. Plus, it has one of the prettiest farm-to-table restaurants in all of Brooklyn: the Osprey.”

    Featured in CN Traveler’s 2018 Hot List.

FAQ

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in New York City?
New York or the New York State is the most populous city of U.S. It is at the core of the business, music, culinary and several other prominent industries of United States. It is the city of world-class hotels, elegant cafes, unique markets, tourist attractions, carnivals, festivals and so on.

Chelsea
Chelsea is quite a popular name. It is a busy locality with a lot of working-class crowd. The nightlife at Chelsea is absolutely vibrant and thrilling. There are several art galleries in this region. The area of Chelsea makes for the perfect tourists' abode.

East Village
The very vibe of this neighbourhood, will lend you an air of joy and freedom. A lot of college students dwell here. The Tomkins Square Park is the gathering spot for the residents of East Village. This place is full of lively bars, and restaurants with beautiful decors and interiors.

Hell’s Kitchen
As its name suggests, this locality is all about food. A few strides away from the Times Square, Hell's Kitchen is an excellent place for food lovers. There are several eateries and authentic diners. Thai, Italian and French cuisines are quite popular here. The Ninth Avenue, Restaurant Row and the Hudson River make this place even more charming.

Harlem
This is a pretty little historical place with schools and theatres. Harlem is absolutely New York at heart.

Nolita
Nolita is not a busy locality. It is more of a peaceful, warm residential setting. The Mulberry, Moth and Elizabeth streets of Nolita, are quite a sight.
Which New York hotel offers a great rooftop bar?
Looking for a great view while having a drink? Try Refinery Hotel Manhattan, Hotel CitizenM Times Square or Made Hotel, all have excellent rooftop bars with views of New York.
How much does it cost to stay in a New York hotel?
NYC is expensive, no news there. For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $230 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $320 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star New York City hotel then you can expect to pay around $550 per night.
Which New York City hotel serves great breakfast?
Try The Marlton Hotel if you're looking for a delicious breakfast at a hotel in New York City. It has excellent customer review ratings for breakfast.
Which New York City hotel offers great views?
If you're looking for a room with a view, then try 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge or Hotel The Standard High Line. Both offer amazing views of New York City according to recent customer reviews.
What is the best hotel close to Times Square in New York City?
If you want to stay close to Times Square then try the Hotel CitizenM Times Square. It has excellent customer review ratings.