5 Stunning New York Hotels
From Times Square to the Statue of Liberty, New York City is full of sights to behold. After you've checked out Central Park and Rockefeller Center, you'll want to come back to a hotel that is equally impressive to look at. In no particular order, here are some accommodation options in NYC that are as gorgeous as they are comfortable.
Starting things off at #1 is The Algonquin Hotel. It opened on November 22, 1902, with single rooms costing just $2 a night. Today, the guest rooms, of which there are more than 180, offer stylish decor that blends old and new, with pillow-top beds and luxury linens. Suites are available for families, including The Barrymore Suite, named for the legendary stage actor John Barrymore, who frequented the hotel.
The Round Table Restaurant has been a Times Square fine dining draw for New York's literary, artistic and theatrical elite for over 80 years, including many famous names. The Blue Bar offers craft cocktails, most notably the ultra-decadent ten thousand-dollar martini. The most famous resident of the Algonquin is its cat, Hamlet, who has a popular Instagram account.
Up next at #2 is The Surrey, which can be found on the Upper East Side, near Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Built in 1926 as a residence hotel, it now boasts a 24-hour fitness center, concierge team, the Cornelia Spa, and plush doggy beds for posh pets.
The Surrey is home to Cafe Boulud, offering celebrated Chef Daniel Boulud's unique twist on time-honored French cuisine prepared with seasonal, market-fresh ingredients. The private roof garden on the 17th floor offers views of Central Park and is reserved for members of the exclusive Patrons Club.
Coming in at #3 is The Roxy Hotel Tribeca. Housed in a triangular, red brick building with a glowing, Art Deco-style marquee, it has an eye-catching 10,000-square- foot central atrium. Many types of accommodation are available, including the Loft Suite, which features hardwood floors and a separate sitting area with plenty of space to lounge or work, and the Penthouse 8, with 2,736-square-feet of sleeping and living areas, a private rooftop terrace, and panoramic views of downtown New York through floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Roxy offers a unique set of amenities, including a champagne toast upon arrival, complimentary coffee at Jack's Stir Brew, and access to the Soho Grand Dog Park. The hotel is also home not just to dining options, but music and cinema venues as well, with the Roxy Bar And Lounge and The Django jazz club offering cocktails and performances.
In the #4 spot is Hotel Indigo, located on the Lower East Side, a trendy area known for music venues like the Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge. The hotel is home to popular rooftop bar Mr. Purple. Located on the 15th floor, it offers craft cocktails, locally-sourced food, fresh cold-pressed juices, and handcrafted coffee while guests take in the panoramic views or step out to enjoy the sun at the rooftop pool.
Rooms at the Hotel Indigo feature plush bedding, hardwood floors, walk-in showers, and window seating to enjoy the view. The king suites let you take in the downtown skyline from a furnished, private terrace, and the Duplex Penthouse Suite spans two floors.
Rounding out the list at #5 is the Arlo SoHo, which offers more than 300 guest rooms for all types of travelers, featuring amenities like blackout shades, floor-to-ceiling windows, and rain shower heads. The Queen Terrace rooms come with some of Manhattan's only outdoor showers, and city or Hudson River views.
Arlo Hotels also has a NoMad location, with a similarly impressive rooftop with panoramic views. The company also has a location in Miami, called Nautilus. Guests there can enjoy the 1,890-square-foot heated saltwater pool, complete with an underwater sound system and luxurious poolside lounges and cabanas, and all Arlo properties offer a wealth of dining options.