I usually say that there is no bad location in Manhattan (the island that used to calling New York, This does not include Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx or Long Island). In the island, in general, which has hotel gives to stay. I just avoid hotels overlooked the 90th Street – unless you are interested with anthropological tourism in Harlem.
Anyway, you will not be stuck to the area where you are staying, since it will require subway or taxi (and also on foot, of course) to cover everything you want to see. But depending on your style or what you plan to do in the city, gives to choose an area where you will be happier – especially at night, when it is most annoying return from a distance.
As a starting point of your choice of hotels, for this case Manhattan, we divide into two distinct areas: Midtown and Downtown including the southern parts of the island.
Where you stay in New York we have in the head are the lights of Times Square, the stretch of Broadway theaters, the most chic from fifth Avenue and also Central Park and Museum (technically they are already in Uptown.
NEAR CENTRAL PARKIt’s good because: you are on the border with Uptown, in which where they are Central Park, best museums in the city and Lincoln Center. And will also be able to walk to Broadway and taking walks by region of fancy commerce and department stores (5th Avenue, 57th Street, Madison, Lexington) and also to Times Square. It is unbeatable for those who like to visit museum: can provide going there after breakfast, an excellent exploitation for your mornings. It is also tasty walk through residential areas on both sides of the park – Upper East Side and the Upper West Side.
Notice: If you do not jogging, is not super value close to Central Park. A stay one week you are unlikely to go over to the park twice. The best view for those hotels not overlooking the park is the Observation deck of Top of the Rock, open for anyone who is staying in any region of the city.
Where to stay in Midtown: The Hudson (58 between 8th and 9th ) Compensates for tiny rooms with a fun environment (both in the lobby bar, which turns live music, as on the terrace) and near to the Columbus Circle subway station, which is convenient for all corners of the city (lines 1, A, B, C, D).
The AKA Central Park is a block fancier (58 between 5th and 6th) and has a kitchen in the room, great for those who want to make coffee at home. Already in the beginning of the Upper West Side, The Empire (63rd St. between Broadway and Columbus) is newly renovated, and is half a block from the park (and the Lincoln Center).
Want to stay in front of the Central Park? Book an apartment overlooking at the JW Marriott Essex House (Central Park South between 6th and 7th). With more limited budget, consider Central Park (7th between 55th and 56th ), which has large rooms and is half a block from Carnegie Deli; Salisbury (57th St. between 6th and 7th), an old hotel that has many fans among readers, or the basics Holiday Inn Midtown (57th St. between 9th and 10th ).
BETWEEN CENTRAL PARK AND TIMES SQUARE
It’s good because: You are halfway between the two most powerful icons of the city, The Broadway and the most emblematic from 5th avenue.
Notice: It is not a residential area, so do not tell finding neighborhood structure.
Where to stay: the stretch is inhabited by hotel chains like the Sheraton (in the 7th with 53rd St), Hilton New York (6th with 53rd St, near Rockefeller Center) and the Novotel Times Square (52nd St. nearly Broadway). The readers praise enough the Flatotel (52nd between 6th and 7th). In the vicinity of Rockefeller Center, consider the Club Quarters opposite Rockefeller Center (51st between 5th and 6th ) The Rockefeller facing the Jewel Center (51st St. between 5 th and 6th avenue), and Michelangelo (right at the corner of 51st and 7th ). Further west, check out the prices of the Hampton Inn Times Square North (8th corner 51st ; breakfast included).
It’s good because: you will be in a very central area of the island, but off the tourist party over Times Square. The Lexington and Madison offer upscale shopping, MoMA is around and in the region between the 2nd and 3rd avenues you will find many nice restaurants.
Notice: you might miss the neon lights, and Broadway is in the other direction.
Where to stay: a champion of recommendations is the Affinia 50 (50 between Lexington and 3rd ), Apartments with kitchen and one block from the subway. Another finding of the readers is Carvi (55 between Lexington and 3rd), which has modern decor and a very valued. The darling of hipsters is the Pod Hotel (51 between 3rd and 2nd ), which has tiny rooms, some with bunk beds and no bathroom in the room, others with double bed and bathroom; but attendance are people with good chat, which has sociable behavior and the region tastes good at night. For families, the Doubletree by Hilton Metropolitan (51 in Lexington) is worth to have many rooms with two large beds.
TIMES SQUARE AREA
It’s good because: you feel inside the postcard. The Broadway will be at the door; Central Park, fifteen minutes of walking.
Notice: everything is quite geared for the tourist; it is difficult to find authentic places and restaurants.
Where to stay: wanting to have the lights of Times Square as your first sight when leaving the hotel, think of the Marriott Marquis (Broadway at 45th), at W New York Times Square (Broadway at 47th), at the Crowne Plaza (Broadway between 48th and 49th), the Renaissance (7th between 47th and 48th) and at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Times Square (7th at 47th, all rooms are suites with a sofa bed in the parlor).
Modern five hotels are to half block from Times Square: the Spaniard Room Mate Grace (45th between 7th and 6th), the Night (45th between 7th and 6th) and stylish The Muse (46 between 7th and 6th), Stay (47th between 7th and 6th) and Time (48 nearly Broadway).
Looking for bargains, think Edison (47 nearly Broadway, the rooms are large but only the “signature” are renewed – the others continue old), in modern-vintage Paramount (46 among 7th and 8th, Rooms are small, but with visual Philippe Starck) or the Milford Plaza (8th between 44th and 45th; newly renovated rooms). Want to Times Square at the door + kitchen in room? The Radio City Apartments (49 between 7th and 6th)
Widening a little radius, are good options are the Hilton Garden Inn Times Square (8th between 48th and 49th ; breakfast included), Hilton Times Square (42nd between 7th and 8th) And the Holiday Inn Express 5th Avenue (45 between 6th and 5th; breakfast included). If your desire to stay near Times Square and have more budget, take a peek at price of EconoLodge Times Square (47 between 8th and 9th; Breakfast included).
If the neighborhood of Port Authority bus station not cut its cheap (by the way: from there coming out the bus to Woodbury), for there are a number of hotels with good cost x benefit ratio to consider: Staybridges Times Square (40 between 8th and 9th, with kitchen, breakfast included) Fairfield Inn by Marriott Times Square (40th between 8th and 9th; Breakfast included); Candlewood Suites Times Square (39th between 8th and 9th, Kitchen in the room) Hampton Inn Manhattan Times Square South (39th between 8th and 9th, Breakfast included) and Comfort Inn Times Square South Area (39 between 8th and 9th, Breakfast included). The area also has two hotels basic-contemporary style at affordable prices, much touted: The Distrikt (8th between 40th and 9th) and Element (8th between 39th and 9th).
To conclude this topic, already half out of the area was influence of Times Square, but still close, there is an enclave of fancy hotels on 44th Street between 5th and 6th avenues: the legendary Algonquin, the classic Royalton and the comfortable Sofitel.
It’s good because: it is the coolest area nearby Times Square. You will be near the touristic heart of the New York but it will not feel so tourism as well. The region is edging out Chelsea as the new epicenter of gay life in Manhattan. The 9th Avenue, between streets 45 and 42, is optimal to choose unpretentious restaurants and good.
Notice: the region is evil-faced, especially at night, but there is no risk.
Where to stay: in a better face of the neighborhood, very close to the restaurant area of the 9th Avenue 414 Hotel (46 between 9th and 10th) makes the genre boutique. In most barren are just two of the most successful innovations: the basics-trendy Yotel (10th between 41st and 42nd), ultra-compact room and terrace bar, and assumed The Out NYC (42nd between 10th and 11th) the first major gay hotel in New York design with charming (rooftop bar, indoor garden, spa) and comfortable rooms (including a ward quadruple with bunk beds and private bathroom).
PENN STATION & GARMENT DISTRICT
It’s good because: the daily usually less expensive than above. You’ll be sort of on the border between Midtown and Downtown. It is practical for come from JFK and Newark by train, coming down in Penn Station, and repeatedly shopping on 34th Street, which concentrates all the stores you seek (captained by Macy’s).
Notice: the region is not exactly charming, but I cannot think of other drawbacks.
Where to stay: the advantage of the notorious Pennsylvania (7th between 32nd and 33rd) is to be exactly in front of Penn Station, but you must be very astray not to find the place of depressed. In the surroundings of the station I would choose the renovated Affinia Manhattan (7th between 30th and 31st) the basic Holiday Inn Express Madison Square Garden (29th between 7th and 8th; Breakfast included), the solid New Yorker (8th between 34th and 35th) or functional Tryp Times Square South (8th between 35th and 9th) which have “family rooms” for 4 and 6 people.
Closer to Macy’s, 35th Street between 5th and 6th is to point of basic hotels such as the Hilton Garden Inn West 35th Street (breakfast included) Hampton Inn 35th St. / Empire State (breakfast included) and the Comfort Inn Manhattan. In 32nd between Broadway and 5th, consider two hotels fine review of: Radisson Martinique and NYMA (in the middle of Korea Town).
A little further to the south are some hotels who call themselves “Chelsea” but without actually being in the neighborhood. Should provide good price however, should not be looked down upon: Doubletree by Hilton Chelsea (29 between 6th and 7th, with many large rooms with two beds), Hilton Garden Inn Chelsea (28 between 6th and 7th; breakfast included) Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Chelsea (28 between 6th and 7th; breakfast included) and Indigo Chelsea (28 between 6th and 7th). One of the hotels most chicks in New York is Ace Hotel (29 between Broadway and 5th).