New York City is one of the world’s most popular cities. It’s known for many things, including having some of the best museums and art galleries in the world, the home of musical theater on Broadway, innovation in fashion, and an iconic skyline filled with architectural masterpieces.
Exploring the boroughs of New York is a great way to explore its beauty, immense culture, and grit. Naturally, there are a lot of places to stay in New York, including seemingly endless boutique options.
Let’s run through some of our favorites to help you make a decision for your next trip to the Big Apple.
The Best Boutique Hotels in New York City
Price: From $94 per night
Found in the heart of Lower Manhattan’s Financial District, the Artezen Hotel sports luxurious rooms and premium amenities. Designed for business and leisure travelers alike, the hotel has a state-of-the-art fitness center, and each room features a dedicated workspace, perfect for remote working.
The property’s premium furnishings are made by local craftspeople and artisans, while the artwork is supplied by local artists. The hotel’s modern design includes cutting-edge technology to help ensure seamless stays.
From the moment you walk in the door, you know this is going to be a premium stay. The inviting scent of vanilla greets each entering guest, and rooms are outfitted with plush Frette linens and bathrobes, as well as Nespresso coffee machines.
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Price: From $247 per night
The Broome, in the always popular SoHo neighborhood, offers stylish Moroccan and Parisian design details. This hidden gem of a property is a peaceful retreat in busy New York, with a tiled courtyard and relaxed Parisian-style cafe.
Located in a historic building that dates back to 1825, The Broome has been fully redesigned to provide comfort and luxurious amenities to all who pass through its doors.
All rooms boast soundproof windows, Samsung smart TVs, premium furnishings designed by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Bellino sheets, and Sealy plush-top mattresses. Guests also can connect via Bluetooth to the provided Tivoli sound system found in each room.
The Greenwich Hotel
Price: From $695 per night
A trendy 5-star hotel and wellness retreat in downtown Manhattan’s posh Tribeca neighborhood, The Greenwich Hotel is an oasis of peace in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city.
Each room is uniquely designed, but all of them have luxurious British-made Savoir beds. There are various guest room and penthouse options in addition to suites with 1 or 2 bedrooms.
Sleep and relaxation are at the core of the hotel’s offerings, and each accommodation option is full of amenities to help you unwind. Some rooms include fireplaces and soaking tubs for the ultimate in pampering.
The exclusive Drawing Room bar and open-air Courtyard offer peaceful and cozy nooks where guests can relax with a high-class drink and delicious meals provided by the uber-popular Locanda Verde. A pool and gym are also available on-site.
Price: From $169 per night
A peaceful location in Midtown Manhattan, The Iroquois is only steps away from Bryant Park, Times Square, and the Theater District. The hotel itself dates back to 1902. Its classic elegance still shines through today, though it’s now complemented by modern comforts.
The spacious rooms at The Iroquois are full of stylish details like historic photographs and mosaic tiles in the marble-clad bathrooms. You can also expect heated floors, luxury toiletries from Five Wits, Frette robes and linens, and blackout curtains.
Elsewhere at the hotel, you can enjoy private wellness training, in-room dining, and complimentary shoeshine services.
Price: From $688 per night
A 5-star hotel in the Upper East Side, The Lowell is only a block away from Central Park and a short walk away from the amazing shops on Fifth Avenue. Housed in a building from 1927, this property is a landmark location for tourists and New Yorkers alike.
This exclusive hotel is designed to make guests feel like they’re living in a luxury New York apartment. The spacious rooms and suites are full of light, and some even include wood-burning fireplaces — a rare find in New York hotels.
This Upper East Side gem is full of character and timeless elegance. The Lowell has various eateries to enjoy, including Majorelle and Pembroke Room. Martinis and cocktails can be enjoyed at the Jacques Bar and the Club Room, 2 ideal places to unwind.
Price: From $218 per night
Occupying a trendy location in the hip NoMad district of New York, the MADE Hotel is full of urban modernity and creativity.
There are numerous room types available, ranging from standard rooms to several types of suites including the Creative Suite, which provides great views of the neighborhood and provides a Leesa hybrid mattress, as well as a deep soaking tub.
No matter which room you choose, you’ll be plenty comfortable. Each one features goodies like Frette towels, Bellino linens, laptop safes, and more. Guests can also request Frette bathrobes to make their stay even cozier.
Price: From $159 per night
An exclusive hotel in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, The Marlton was designed by celebrated hotelier Sean McPherson.
All rooms have luxury amenities like elegant brass fixtures, herringbone wood floors, crown moldings, and marble bathrooms. The linens are high-end and cozy, as are the plush bathrobes and towels. Each guest can also enjoy a fully stocked minibar and premium bathroom amenities by Cote Bastide.
The penthouse suite includes separate living and sleeping spaces, a wet bar, and a private rooftop terrace to enjoy the views over Manhattan. Fine dining is provided by on-site restaurant Margaux.
The Marmara Park Avenue
Price: From $269 per night
Located in a historic building from 1927, The Marmara is only a short walk from the Empire State Building. The property is full of elegance, amenities, and New York charm.
This property has a large range of room types available. There are deluxe rooms, studios, and 1- or 2-bedroom suites. In addition, there are loft accommodations complete with fully-equipped kitchens and large wardrobes for longer stays. Those seeking the maximum amount of luxury for a longer stay can go for a penthouse suite, which has either 2 or 3 bedrooms. These top-of-the-line rooms feature oversized windows, toiletries from C.O. Bigelow, and cozy robes with matching slippers.
All rooms feature smart TVs and iPads that come with subscriptions to the New York Times.
Merrion Row Hotel and Public House
Price: From $373 per night
Located next to Rockefeller Center, the Merrion Row Hotel offers an Irish lodging experience in the heart of New York City.
This Dublin townhouse-style hotel offers deluxe and premium guest rooms, as well as a king studio and a spacious suite for those looking to treat themselves to the very best.
In-room amenities include Hypnos Lansdowne cashmere mattresses, 400-thread count Egyptian sheets, and in-room safes for guests to be able to store their valuables with peace of mind. And those who want it can request turndown service any night they wish.
The on-site Public House restaurant specializes in Irish-American meals and brings an authentic experience with an upscale twist.
Price: From $266 per night
An art-centric SoHo hotel, ModernHaus SoHo seamlessly blends influences from the past with urban modernity. Guests will no doubt appreciate the warmth and artistic accents in the design of the property.
Guest rooms feature tons of natural light, wood floors, custom furnishings, Frette linens, triple-filtered water, and deluxe toiletries by Le Labo.
Guests looking to really treat themselves can opt for the Gallery Penthouse, a sprawling suite that boasts stunning views over the East River, Manhattan Bridge, and Freedom Tower. A dining table with seating for 12 is perfect for luxurious parties. Guests can enjoy handcrafted cocktails at Jimmy — the hotel’s rooftop deck — and starlit dinners at Veranda restaurant.
Hot Tip: ModernHaus SoHo is part of American Express’ The Hotel Collection, and premium benefits are offered to select cardholders when booking 2+ nights.
Price: From $113 per night
The Nolitan is a luxurious hotel in one of Manhattan’s most historic neighborhoods. It’s a hip and trendy hotel but has high-end service to match its premium design.
There are various types of guest rooms that cater to all tastes. Some of them include floor-to-ceiling windows to allow tons of natural light into the room, while others have access to private balconies.
Rooms have high-end touches like oak hardwood floors, rain showers, and sleek desks that make for excellent workspaces. Venetian plaster walls add a further layer of glamour to each room.
Aveda provides the hotel’s premium toiletries, and gaming consoles are available on request. Other features include valet parking, complimentary bikes or skateboards, complimentary gym visits, and electronic safes.
Walker Hotel Greenwich Village
Price: From $195 per night
The elegant Walker Hotel in Greenwich Village offers an authentic local experience very close to Washington Square Park. The stylish design features vintage accents that pay homage to the history of the hotel’s neighborhood.
While the Walker has plenty of nods to the past, rest assured that it’s jam-packed with modern amenities suitable for today’s travelers. Rooms feature art deco-inspired furnishings, custom desks and armoires, premium Frette linens, and high-pressure showerheads. Toiletries are provided by C.O. Bigelow. Some rooms have private Juliet balconies, full terraces, or soaking marble tubs to up the relaxation ante.
Guests can also take advantage of the 24/7 fitness center, evening turndown service, and same-day laundry service.
The City That Never Sleeps is vibrant and full of diversity and creativity on every corner. There’s so much any visitor to New York can do, from strolling through Central Park to exploring the edgy galleries of downtown Manhattan. Whatever you want for your trip to the Big Apple, stay in any one of these boutique hotels to fully appreciate all New York has to offer.