Hotels Near the Metropolitan Opera in New York City

by Baldwin Ellis
Central Park is within several blocks of the Metropolitan Opera.

Central Park is within several blocks of the Metropolitan Opera.

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The Metropolitan Opera is nestled on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the historic Lincoln Center complex. Lodging options near the opera range from a towering luxury hotel owned by "the Donald" to a trendy boutique property that offers spacious guest suites with wood-burning fireplaces. The hotels are also steps away from the street performers at Columbus Circle, outdoor activities in Central Park, MTA New York Subway stations, and the Landmarc at Time Warner Center shopping mall.

The Empire Hotel

The Empire Hotel is a fashionable boutique property within three blocks of the Metropolitan Opera. The hotel sits on the southern edge of Lincoln Center, steps away from Central Park, Columbus Circle, the Apple Store Upper West Side, and the 66th Street subway station. Guest rooms feature contemporary furnishings, warm tones and Belgian linens. Hotel highlights include a full-service spa offering facials for men and prenatal massages for expectant mothers; a rooftop bar that overlooks Columbus Circle; a rooftop pool deck and private cabanas equipped with plasma-screen TVs, mini fridges, iPod docks and day beds.

Holiday Inn Hotel New York City Midtown 57th Street

The Holiday Inn Hotel New York City Midtown-57th street is approximately five blocks from the Metropolitan Opera. The hotel is also near Landmarc Time Warner Center, CNN’s New York headquarters; Columbus Circle and Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus. Guest rooms feature traditional décors, city views and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The hotel also offers family-friendly suites with sofa beds and kitchenettes. Hotel amenities include a rooftop pool; a fitness center, and an on-site eatery that serves a mix of Italian and American cuisines.

Hudson New York Hotel

The Hudson New York Hotel is a modernist boutique hotel offering trendy accommodations for the young and hip. The hotel is within a five-minute walk of the Metropolitan Opera, Columbus Circle, Central Park and St. Paul the Apostle Church. Accommodations consist of fashionable guest rooms with African wood walls, platform beds and city- or courtyard- views. The property offers several types of guest suites, including spacious "Apartment" rooms, which feature wood-burning fireplaces, dining tables and tented terraces with Manhattan- or Hudson River- views. Hotel amenities consist of a 24-hour gym with personal trainers and spa services; and Hudson Bar, a chic watering hole with Louis IV furnishings and a bottom-lit floor.

Trump International Hotel and Tower

Trump International Hotel and Tower offers luxurious accommodations in a 52-story mixed-use facility. The property is nestled along the southwest edge of Central Park, near Columbus Circle, the Metropolitan Opera, the Broadway Theater District and the 59th Street subway station. The hotel has earned Forbes’ prestigious five-star rating, and the majority of its accommodations are well-appointed guest suites. The suites feature fully-equipped kitchens; sub-zero fridges, iPod docks, Central Park- or Manhattan-views; marble baths with Jacuzzi tubs and Blu-Ray DVD players. Recreational amenities include a 6,000-square-foot spa, which offers a health club, yoga classes, steam baths and a heated indoor pool. Dining options are highlighted by Jean Georges, a five-star eatery serving up French-American cuisine.


About the Author

Based in Atlanta, Baldwin Ellis has been a writer since 2007. He covers fitness, mental health and travel, with work appearing in print and online publications such as Scazu Fitness and USA Today Travel Tips. Ellis holds a Master of Arts in community psychology.

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