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We've spent hours researching blogs and magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of boutique hotels in New York. Bon voyage!
Updated Nov 14, 2018
Rated 9.0 in 678 reviews. 161 rooms.
“A Paris-inspired, writerly, boutique hotel in Manhattan. I loved the European character and overall decor of the hotel. The size of our room was generous for a Manhattan hotel. I loved the vibe and the buzz in the restaurant and bar.”
Featuring a French decor and complimentary WiFi, The NoMad Hotel is located 644 metres from the Empire State Building and Herald Square. Madison Square Park is 161 metres from the property.
Every room offers a view of the atrium or New York City. Mahogany work desk, iHome docking station and an in-room safe are included in every room at The NoMad Hotel. Nightly turn down service is provided.
Enjoy a workout in the fitness centre or read the daily newspaper. Laptops and iPads are also available upon request.
The subway station is 50 metres from the property while The Museum at FIT is 483 metres away. Times Square is 1.2 km away.
Rated 8.5 in 241 reviews. 60 rooms.
“Charming boutique hotel. Fantastic location and very cool decor. Loved the old charm of the place and the courtyard.”
Located 1 minutes’ walk from the High Line Park, this historic hotel is located in the Chelsea neighbourhood in New York. The nearest underground station to hotel is 23 Street. WiFi access is available.
Each room at The High Line Hotel will provide you with a 46” flat-screen TV, a Jawbone MINIJAMBOX and a mini bar. En suite bathrooms feature a bath or shower and complimentary C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.
At this hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk, a garden and a bar. The hotel offers Shinola bicycle rentals.
The High Line Hotel is 6 minutes’ walk from Chelsea Market, 10 minutes’ walk from shopping and dining in the Meatpacking District, and 28 km from Newark Liberty International Airport.
Rated 9.2 in 2369 reviews. 284 rooms.
“Fabulous boutique hotel full of history and charm. The hotel itself is a piece of Art, if you are looking for something different from the usual ‘luxury’ hotel The Beekman is definitely for you.”
The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel is located 500 metres from the Brooklyn Bridge and the Westfield World Trade Centre.
The rooms and suites boast custom beds, leather headboards, oak floors, craft cocktail tables and marble bathrooms.
The Beekman is architecturally distinguished by its 9-story atrium that has a pyramidal glass ceiling at the top. The upper stories of the atrium are bordered by balconies. Artwork adorns the walls of the The Beekman.
Restaurateur and chef, Tom Colicchio, and restaurateur Keith McNally have restaurants at Beekman, offering guests distinguished culinary experiences.
Newark International Airport is 24 km away while JFK Airport is 31 km from the property. Wall Street is 805 metres from the property.
Rated 9.1 in 1558 reviews. 184 rooms.
“Warm and inviting staff at chic boutique hotel in fun neighbourhood with great nightlife and restaurants just outside its door. An absolutely amazing experience!”
Featuring spectacular views of the skyscrapers and bridges of New York City, this hotel is located in the Lower East Side neighbourhood of Manhattan. WiFi access is provided in each guestroom free of charge.
Hardwood floors, handmade silk rugs and artisan-crafted Moroccan lamps are featured in every room at The Ludlow Hotel. A minibar featuring local products is also provided. The en suite bathroom, decked out in marble mosaics, includes a deep soaking bathtub and brass rain shower.
A 24-hour front desk welcomes guests to the Ludlow Hotel, which provides a trellis-covered garden for relaxation. Guests can also grab a drink in the lobby bar and lounge, or use the 24-hour fitness centre. Parking is available nearby.
The Lower East Side Tenement Museum is 450 metres from the hotel, while the New Museum is 600 metres away. The 2nd Avenue Station is 161 metres from the property, offering easy access to all of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Rated 9.0 in 1666 reviews. 108 rooms.
“Perhaps the most stylish boutique hotels you'll find in Manhattan. Also the location was amazing, very near the Empire State Building and Times Square and well located for the subway. Highly recommended!”
Featuring a terrace, MADE Hotel is set in New York, 600 metres from Empire State Building. This 4-star hotel offers a bar. Free WiFi and a 24-hour front desk are featured.
At the hotel, select rooms include floor-to-ceiling windows. Every room comes with air conditioning, bathrobes, Revo SuperConnect® multi-format radio and a Samsung® flat-screen TV. Some units at MADE Hotel have a city view.
An American breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. Ferris, the restaurant, specialises in American cuisine and is open for lunch and dinner. Paper, the coffee shop, serves coffee, tea and baked goods during the day and offers craft cocktails and select wines in the evening.
On the 2nd floor, a patio is available to guests. Good Behavior is a lounge on the 18th floor with panoramic views of New York City. It offers Tiki-inspired cocktails and craft beers.
Macy's is 600 metres from MADE Hotel, while Madison Square Garden is 550 metres from the property. LaGuardia Airport is 14.6 km away.
Rated 9.1 in 980 reviews. 194 rooms.
“Brand new boutique hotel with spectacular view. Staff service was superb; all willing to assist with every issue.”
This 10-story, waterfront hotel, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is located 644 metres from the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade and is 322 metres from the East River.
Every room has a coffee machine with recyclable pods, mattresses with a hemp blend filling and organic cotton sheets. Digital newspaper is available via the Press Reader which is available on the in-room device and can be downloaded on personal devices as well.
Guests will have access to a Tesla vehicle for complimentary rides with a 3-mile radius, subject to availability, from 7:00 to 21:00 hours every day.
The property has communal spaces for working or relaxing, 24-hour Fieldhouse fitness centre, a 50-person screening room and a grab-and-go café with a menu comprising locally sourced fare.
The nearest airport is LaGuardia Airport, 13 km from 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.
Rated 9.2 in 188 reviews. 79 rooms.
“Clean, spacious, quiet, and all the amenities in the room. The staff also so friendly and warm. A sanctuary in the bustling city!”
The Assemblage John Street is located 1.5 km from The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and One World Trade Center. Free WiFi is offered.
The air conditioned units at the hotel feature city views and have a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchen, a dining area and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Select rooms offer a balcony.
Guests at The Assemblage John Street can enjoy a buffet or a vegetarian breakfast. The on-site restaurant serves local cuisine and offers vegan options upon request.
Guests can enjoy the on-site business centre and sun terrace at The Assemblage John Street.
NYU - New York University is 2.4 km away while Brooklyn Bridge is 1.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is LaGuardia Airport, 23.4 km from The Assemblage John Street.
Rated 8.9 in 1299 reviews. 229 rooms.
“Beautiful and cool overall vibe. The location was amazing. Theatre district and Times Square are only blocks away as was Rockefeller Plaza and Central Park.”
Offering a restaurant and a fitness centre, 1 Hotel Central Park is located in New York.
Each room here will provide you with air conditioning and a seating area. Featuring a shower, private bathrooms also comes with a hairdryer, cotton slipper socks and bathrobes. Extras include a desk, a safety deposit box, a laptop safe, a yoga mat and a Nespresso® machine.
At 1 Hotel Central Park you will find a 24-hour front desk, a bar and a snack bar. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, luggage storage and dry cleaning.
The on-site restaurant, Jams, features an open kitchen, exposed brick and reclaimed oak. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
The hotel is 300 metres from Carnegie Hall, 500 metres from Museum of Modern Art and 600 metres from Central Park. Newark Liberty International Airport is 19 km away.
Rated 8.4 in 696 reviews. 206 rooms.
“Great location, great design and nice communal space. Will for sure go back!”
Located close to Soho, Bowery, Chinatown and Little Italy neigbourhoods in Manhattan, 11 Howard offers free WiFi throughout the property. An on-site bar provides a place for guests to relax at the end of their day.
Guest rooms feature Scandinavian inspired furnishings and custom artwork. A 48-inch flat-screen TV is provided. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer.
The restaurant in 11 Howard is a French restaurant built and envisioned in association with famous restaurateur Stephan Starr. The property has a 24-hour front desk.
One World Trade Center is 1.3 km from 11 Howard, while National September 11 Memorial & Museum is 1.4 km away. La Guardia Airport is 12 km from the property.
Rated 8.7 in 62 reviews. 66 rooms.
“The staff was phenomenal, and the room was beautiful. If I could afford to live here for the rest of my life, I would.”
This hotel is located in Manhattan next to the Wall Street Financial District and is a 13-minute walk to Ground Zero. The hotel features on-site parking and a 24-hour fitness centre.
Mr. C Seaport offers a 24-hour front desk and in-room dining. A complimentary housecar is offered within 3.2 km of the property.
Each guest room at Mr. C Seaport features cable TV with HBO and in-room movies. Also included are a large work desk and refrigerator.
The Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall Subway Station is a 10-minute walk from Mr. C Seaport. Guests can catch the Statue of Liberty Ferry at Battery Park or go shopping in SoHo which are both a 15-minute subway ride away.
Rated 9.5 in 130 reviews. 78 rooms.
“This is a very special boutique property and they do everything right. The Courtyard was a beautiful spot for meals. Food was excellent. Bathroom with soaking tub and rainforest shower was amazing.”
This New York City hotel is located in the city’s elite Tribeca neighborhood. It features an underground pool and fitness center, as well as an on-site restaurant and spa.
All 88 rooms at the Greenwich Hotel are individually decorated with luxurious goods from around the world. The rooms include free Wi-Fi access and a minibar stocked with free snacks.
The Greenwich Hotel has a knowledgeable concierge staff to help guests plan their stay in New York. Other features include the on-site Shibui Spa, offering a variety of massages and treatments.
Locanda Verde is the hotel’s on-site restaurant. It serves drinks and Italian cuisine in a relaxing and casual setting.
The Tribeca Performing Arts Center and Washington Market Park are both about 3 blocks from the Greenwich hotel. LaGuardia Airport is 10 miles away.
Rated 8.7 in 3840 reviews. 325 rooms.
“Great vibe and atmosphere, well designed. Staff is nice and helpful. Pleasant place to hangout if weather doesn't allow you to go out. One of the best hotel experiences I've had.”
Located close to SoHo, Tribeca and West Village neighborhoods, guests at Arlo Soho will find many dining and shopping destinations within easy reach. One World Trade Centre is 1.6 km from Arlo Soho. The ferries for Liberty Island and Ellis Island leave from Battery Park which is 3.5 km away.
Each room at the Arlo Soho features a refrigerator, flat-screen cable TV, work desk and free WiFi. Select rooms come with a terrace that offers views of the city.
Guests at Arlo Soho can dine at Harold’s Meat + Three, enjoy drinks at the Arlo Liquor Bar and relax in The Courtyard. The rooftop bar, Good Story, offers panoramic views of the city. The 24-hour onsite market has a food selection that is curated by Mouth NYC and includes a gift emporium with souvenirs and more from Exit9.
Newark International Airport is 24 km from Arlo Soho. Arlo Soho’s proximity to Soho neighborhood, which is often hailed as one of the top shopping destinations in the city, will put guests close to stores like American Two Shot, Evolution, Opening Ceremony and Housing Works as well.
Rated 8.8 in 562 reviews. 197 rooms.
“Fantastic boutique hotel in the heart of all things NYC. Located in midtown you are never more than 10 mins stroll to a major landmark in any direction. Lovely large room and great staff.”
This New York City hotel is located in Manhattan and is 10 minutes’ walk to Times Square. The Refinery Hotel has free Wi-Fi available in public areas and newspapers are delivered daily.
The Refinery Hotel has a rooftop lounge with views of the Empire State Building. The fitness centre is open 24 hours and there is also an on-site restaurant.
Rooms feature a flat-screen TV and mini bar. Room service is also available.
The hotel is 5 minutes’ walk to Bryant Park and the 42 Street underground rail station. Herald Square and Macy’s are less than 1 mile south of the hotel.
Rated 8.8 in 737 reviews. 145 rooms.
“An amazing boutique hotel in the East Village. The location is perfect for anyone wanting a true neighbourhood, with restaurants and bars every 2 doors. No one will be disappointed after staying here.”
Located off Cooper Square in Manhattan’s East Village, this boutique hotel features on-site dining, a private garden, and free Wi-Fi access. Greenwich Village is 10 minutes’ walk.
A flat-screen cable TV, Bluetooth speakers, plush bedding and sleek furnishings are included in each room at The Standard - East Village. Guests can relax in their comfortable room with a beverage from the minibar. Designer toiletries and bathrobes are also included.
Café Standard serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers seasonal outdoor seating. Lunch and dinner can also be enjoyed at Narcissa, which serves New American cuisine. A select menu and cocktails are available in the lounge.
Guests are also provided with complimentary access to a nearby fitness centre.
Access to the 6 underground line at the Astor Place station is just 4 minutes’ walk from the East Village Standard. Metropolitan Museum of Art is 30 minutes’ underground journey away.
Rated 8.4 in 498 reviews. 317 rooms.
“The hotel was and the staff were amazing. Rooms were very clean and nice. The bed was more comfortable than my own!”
The James New York – NoMad greets you with a complimentary wine hour every evening. This property is 161 metres from Madison Square Park.
All rooms include hairdryer, iron with ironing board, in-room safe and complimentary filtered water upon request. USB ports and outlets next to the bed are provided for enhanced convenience.
Complimentary WiFi, valet parking, a 24-hour business lounge and same-day dry cleaning and laundry services are offered to ensure a comfortable stay.
The Empire State Building and the Flatiron Building are 483 metres from The James New York - NoMad. Two subway stations can be found within 322 metres of the property. Times Square is 1.6 km from the property.
Rated 8.9 in 511 reviews. 53 rooms.
“Amazing boutique hotel in a great Brooklyn location. Would recommend it to people who want to experience Williamsburg in a stylish way. The atmosphere was very hip and modern. Staff was very friendly and helpful.”
Housed in a converted 100-year old factory, the 70-room Wythe Hotel is located on the Brooklyn waterfront. It's industrial character has been preserved and some rooms still showcase exposed brick walls.
All rooms boast 13-foot high, original timber ceilings, windows and heated concrete floors. Some rooms offers a view of the New York City skyline while others offers guests a peek into the Brooklyn and Williamsburg neighbourhoods.
The Reynard Restaurant and The Ides Bar are both gratuity free establishments. The Ides offers small plates while The Reynard serves breakfast, lunch and dinner comprising of American eats. Locally sourced ingredients are used for the meals. A private dining room is also available.
The North Williamsburg stop for the East River Ferry is 644 metres from the property. Music Hall of Williamsburg is 483 metres from the Wythe Hotel.
Rated 8.7 in 1016 reviews. 77 rooms.
“Great boutique hotel in the heart of Midtown. The hotel is small and considering the location, the room was amazingly quiet. Spacious and excellent amenities. Staff so amenable and friendly.”
Located just 483 metres from Central Park, this pet-friendly hotel is adorned with decorative art. A restaurant and free WiFi are also available.
A flat-screen TV and iPod docking station are provided in each relaxing room of the Chambers Hotel. A minibar and a work desk are included.
Ma Peche restaurant at the Chambers serves a changing menu of items made from fresh seasonal ingredients. A bar and milk bar are also open daily.
Concierge and shoe shining services are available to all guests. Newspapers and laundry services are also available.
The Museum of Modern Art and the Rockefeller Center are within 805 metres of the property.
Rated 9.0 in 258 reviews. 32 rooms.
“The best boutique hotel in the heart of Soho. The location is excellent for exploring Lower Manhattan. So many interesting shops and cafes nearby. The interiors are beautiful and the staff are incredible.”
Located in Soho, this luxury hotel is a 5-minute walk from Washington Square Park and Little Italy. It features 24-hour concierge service and loft-style rooms.
Each of the spacious and contemporary rooms at The Mercer has high ceilings and is equipped with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. The marble bathroom includes a walk-in shower with body sprays. Video game systems are available upon request.
This New York hotel provides private exercise trainers, massage therapists, and yoga lessons. Dog walking services are available as well as valet parking and limousines with professional drivers. The lobby boasts a large book and magazine library.
The Mercer Kitchen is a 2-level restaurant serving unique American cuisine in a casual atmosphere. It has a café area that overlooks the streets of Soho.
Times Square is 4.8 km from The Mercer Hotel. The World Trade Center Memorial Site is just 2.7 km away.
Rated 9.1 in 639 reviews. 135 rooms.
“Warm and friendly boutique hotel situated in trendy East Village with easy transport links to the rest of New York. Rooms are spacious and luxurious. Fantastic bathroom and super comfy beds. Staff were amazing and went out of their way to make sure our stay was extra special.”
Featuring a lobby bar, The Bowery Hotel is located at the intersection of the Lower East Side and East Village, 450 metres from the New Museum. Free WiFi access is available.
Each room at this boutique hotel features floor-to-ceiling windows and city views. Guests can request for a crib in the room. The industrial design is paired with residential loft-style amenities like hardwood floors, Oushak rugs and 400 thread count bedding. Every room also has a marble bathroom with rain showers, plush towels and luxury C.O. Bigelow bath amenities.
There is 24-hour concierge service at The Bowery Hotel. Bicycle rentals are complimentary, as are newspapers, laptops and iPads upon request.
Gemma, the on-site Italian restaurant, offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails. Brunch is offered on Saturday and Sunday, and 24-hour room service is also available.
The Bowery Hotel is within walking distance of several music venues. Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge are 800 metres away. The nearest metro station is Bleecker Street, 290 metres away.
Rated 8.9 in 1261 reviews. 214 rooms.
“Excellent boutique hotel. Bedrooms are large by Manhattan standards and the beds are super comfortable! Great bar with live jazz playing most of the time and interesting movies showing at the cinema (included in the room rate).”
This Tribeca hotel welcomes you with a complimentary glass of champagne and offers free WiFi. Canal Street underground station is 484 metres away.
All rooms at The Roxy Hotel Tribeca have a work desk and a seating area. Bathrobes and complimentary toiletries are provided. The rooms also come with a flat-screen cable TV.
The Roxy Bar & Lounge boasts an 8-story atrium and serves modern American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Bar & Lounge offers up DJs and live entertainment.
Guests can borrow iPads and iPods free upon request or enjoy films in the 100-seat private screening room. A 24-hour fitness room and concierge are on site. Free-use bicycles during the warmer months allow guests to explore the surrounding area.
Washington Square Park is 2 km away and Times Square is 5 km away. The 9/11 Memorial is 1.1 km from The Roxy Hotel Tribeca.
Rated 9.5 in 272 reviews. 86 rooms.
“Perfect boutique hotel in mid-town. The staff was friendly, helpful, welcoming, well informed, overall, excellent! The food in the restaurant is delicious. Loved the decor! The bed was very comfortable. The shower head was heaven after a long flight.”
Situated in upper midtown Manhattan, 483 metres from the Central Park, the Whitby Hotel is a short distance away from stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. The Whitby Hotel offers complimentary WiFi to all guests.
Each room at The Whitby Hotel is individually designed with floor to ceiling windows. Some rooms have a private terrace and offer views of the Manhattan skyline. Interiors have been designed by Kit Kemp.
Guests will also have access to The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, an Orangery, a book-lined drawing room as well as a fully equipped gym.
The Museum of Modern Art is 483 metres from the property, while Rockefeller Centre and St. Patrick’s Cathedral are 805 metres from the property. Guests will find many restaurants in the vicinity as well.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Nov 14, 2018