Hotels & Motels in New York

by Alison Merfeld

When you're thinking about traveling to the state of New York, the first thing that may come to mind is Manhattan. While Manhattan is a filled with top tourist spots, other cities in New York have multiple attractions, such as Niagara Falls, which is one of the most popular destinations in the U.S. for Americans and international visitors alike. Travelers often choose to stay in or near New York City, but many opt for the far northwestern corner of the state; either way, they have innumerable choices of places to stay.

Manhattan

Hotel Pennsylvania's location on Seventh Avenue puts it within walking distance to sightseeing attractions such as the Empire State Building. The 1,700 spacious rooms provide Internet access and sitting areas. A continental breakfast is served daily in the hotel's Penn 5000 Club Lounge. Additional hotel amenities include a fitness center and an on-site coffee shop. The Hudson New York is an upscale Midtown Manhattan hotel with a contemporary decor that uses bold colors. Rooms have hardwood floors imported from Africa, wood-paneled walls and hand-painted lamps. Amenities include Internet access and views of either the city, the river or the hotel's courtyard. The Hudson has a library with a fireplace and an antique pool table. It's an eight-minute-walk to Central Park.

White Plains

White Plains is only 32 miles from New York City, making it a convenient place to stay for tourists who may want to visit but not lodge in the city. The Ritz-Carlton Westchester offers 146 rooms with softly colored walls and colorful accent pieces. Rooms have DVD player, deep soaking tub and minibar. The hotel's spa provides massages and body remedies. A fitness center and swimming pool are located on-site. The hotel's restaurant, BLT Steak, offers a menu prepared by Chef Laurent Tourondel. The 16-story Residence Inn offers 133 rooms with full kitchen, living room with pull-out sofa and free Internet access. Rooms are decorated in crimson colors with green and tan accents. A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Nearby recreation includes the 18-hole Saxon Wood Golf Course, five miles away.

Buffalo

Many visitors to Niagara Falls choose to stay in nearby Buffalo. The 396 guestrooms in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo offer a comfortable setting with dark hues of blues and browns. Rooms provide a sitting area and Internet access. The hotel has a ballroom and 21 meeting rooms, plus a business center and a gift shop. The hotel is within three miles of the Buffalo Museum of Science. The seven-story Comfort Suites Downtown is centrally located in Buffalo. The 146 nonsmoking rooms, in which deep red hues predominate, offer free Internet access and living room separated from the bedroom by French doors. A complimentary shuttle service to and form the airport and a complimentary breakfast are provided. A T.G.I. Friday's is connected to the hotel. The Buffalo Zoo is within two miles.

Niagara Falls

Comfort Inn the Pointe in Niagara Falls is a five-minute-walk from the falls. The 117 rooms, decorated in oranges and tans, have free Internet access and satellite TV; some rooms offer views of the falls. The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast and meeting rooms. Guests of the Comfort Inn often walk to the falls to take the amazing Cave of Winds Tour. The six-story Crowne Plaza Hotel Niagara Falls is less than one mile from Niagara Falls. The 391 rooms offer Internet access and satellite TV. Suites also provide separate living rooms, kitchenettes and dining areas. An indoor swimming pool and fitness center are located on-site. The hotel's restaurant, Old Falls Sports Bar and Grill, offers pasta dishes and burgers.

About the Author

Alison Merfeld has been a freelance writer since 2008. Her published articles can be found on various websites, covering golf, the outdoors and other topics. She is currently working on her first fiction novel. Merfeld earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Iowa.