Hotels in New York, NY

by Alison Merfeld
Hotels are located throughout Manhattan.

Hotels are located throughout Manhattan.

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With so many colorful areas in New York City, tourists have several options for resting their heads and parking their bags. Whether you're traveling to Manhattan for a shopping excursion on Fifth Avenue or theater viewing on Times Square, most hotels are within walking distance to a number of attractions. An easy way to get the most out of your trip is to stop by the hotel's concierge desk to plan excursions and make restaurant reservations.

Times Square Hotels

Step out into the epicenter of New York City when you stay at the Marriott New York Marquis. The light yellow-hued and plush-carpeted rooms include oversize chairs or sofa beds and soundproof windows. An on-site fitness center and five restaurants, including the Japanese-style Katen Sushi Bar, add to the amenities. On New Year's Eve, the hotel has prime indoor views of the ball dropping at midnight. Not to be outdone, the boutique-style Paramount Hotel includes a Dean and Deluca shop, which offers chocolate, coffee and takeout items. The 597 sleek rooms are decorated with white walls and gray and red accent colors. Rooms offer Egyptian linens, Internet access and small seating areas. Amenities include a business center and fitness center.

Hotels with Central Park Views

Overlooking Central Park, the Pierre's 140 guest rooms boast DVD players, marble bathrooms, robes and Internet access. All rooms were renovated in 2009. Hotel services include two on-site beauty salons -- Rene Salon and Dominique Salon -- baby-sitting services and a business center. The business casual restaurant, Le Caprice, is open daily preparing a menu that includes sea bass and duck as well as desserts. The 52-story Trump International Tower and Hotel provides some guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of Central Park. The 176 rooms include full kitchens, iPod docks and whirlpool bathtubs. Open for lunch and dinner, Jean Georges Restaurant prepares egg caviar, corn ravioli and beef tenderloin. The chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, was awarded three stars for exceptional cuisine by the Michelin Guide.

Fifth Avenue Hotels

Fifth Avenue is in the heart of New York and home to upscale shopping such as Versace and Tiffany and Co. Open since 1927, the Sherry-Netherland provides valet parking, free Internet access in all guest rooms and an on-site barbershop and beauty salon. When booking a room, check for specials, which sometimes include gift cards and free nights.The concierge can arrange for preferred theater tickets during your stay. The boutique-style Hotel 373 includes white-walled rooms with king-sized beds and cherry wood furniture. Rooms offer free Internet access, iPod docks and robes. Nearby restaurants include Houston's Restaurant, which prepares sandwiches, fish and meat dishes, and the Trump International Tower and Hotel's Jean Georges, both less than a seven-minute drive away.

Hotels with Pools

Hotels with swimming pools in New York City are hard to come by, and many of the pools that do exist can be found on the rooftop. The 547-room Holiday Inn Midtown offers satellite TV, video games and Internet access, as well as an outdoor rooftop pool. The pool is closed during the winter months. The hotel is within walking distance to Central Park and shopping on Fifth Avenue. The indoor pool at Le Parker Meridien is open year-round, offering views of New York's scenery and including poolside room service. The 731 rooms are decorated in soft orange, yellow and pink tones. Rooms offer oversize windows with views, and Internet access. A fitness center that includes personal trainers and a holistic spa are both on site and open daily.

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.

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