Hotels in the Bronx Area, NY

by Cicely A. Richard
New York Botanical Gardens in Bronx, New York

New York Botanical Gardens in Bronx, New York

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The Bronx is the northernmost borough of New York City, divided by the Bronx River. While the western section close to Manhattan features rolling terrain, the eastern section presents a flatter landscape. Hotels in the Bronx area place guests less than 10 miles from popular attractions like the Bronx Zoo, Yankee Stadium, Orchard Beach and the Botanical Gardens. Guests can tour the Bronx by trolley or take public transportation to Manhattan, approximately 10 miles away.

Hotels Near Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo covers 265 acres of parkland along the Bronx River. More than 4,000 animals from about 650 species call it home, divided into exhibits mimicking their natural habitats. Howard Johnson Express Inn Bronx is a half mile from the Bronx Zoo and four miles from New York University. The hotel has a 24-hour switchboard and charges for sending faxes. It charges for roll-away beds. Best Western Bronx Inn is a mile from the Bronx Zoo and less than nine miles from Rockefeller Center. It has a 24-hour fitness center, mail services and free domestic nationwide calling. The hotel provides microwaves and refrigerators in select guest rooms.

Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium is home of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees. Days Inn Bronx-Yankee Stadium is a mile from Yankee Stadium and eight miles from Madison Square Garden. The hotel provides complimentary DayBreak breakfasts and copy/fax services. Select rooms have whirlpool tubs. Howard Johnson Inn Yankee Stadium is a half mile from the stadium and eight miles from midtown Manhattan. Hotel amenities include free indoor parking, free breakfast and a 24-hour switchboard. Guest rooms have flat-screen televisions and refrigerators. Howard Johnson Inn charges for roll-away beds.

Orchard Beach

Orchard Beach, the only beach in the Bronx, covers 115 acres, and its boardwalk features shops, playgrounds, tennis courts and picnic areas. The Ramada Bronx is located off Interstate 95, three miles from Orchard Beach. Hotel amenities include hot breakfast in the Oval room, a business center and passes to Bally’s gym. Guest rooms offer 32-inch HDTVs. The Ramada does not charge for cribs, but guests must pay a fee for roll-away beds. Residence Inn New Rochelle is five miles from the beach and offers views of the Manhattan skyline and the Long Island Sound. The hotel allows pets for a nonrefundable cleaning fee. On-site amenities include local restaurant delivery, grocery shopping service and evening receptions. Each suite has full kitchens, satellite television and free Internet access.

Bed-and-Breakfast

The Bronx Guest House, constructed at the turn of the 20th century, features its original molding and gas fixtures in several rooms. It sits in the Wakefield neighborhood in northern Bronx, adjacent to Westchester County. On-site amenities include books and games, concierge services and continental breakfasts. The bed-and-breakfast allows pet less than 16 lb. for a deposit and daily fees. Rooms have refrigerators, wireless Internet access and satellite television.

About the Author

Based in Tucson, Ariz., Cicely A. Richard has been writing since 1996. Her articles have been published in the “Arizona Daily Star” newspaper and “ForeWord Magazine.” Richard earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and journalism from Louisiana State University. .

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