Mid Town New York Hotels

by Baldwin Ellis
The Midtown Manhattan skyline is dominated by towering skyscrapers.

The Midtown Manhattan skyline is dominated by towering skyscrapers.

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Midtown New York teems with Manhattan’s top attractions and has a selection of hotels that range from the standard to the spectacular. The properties include intimate boutique accommodations, luxurious facilities with storied pasts and trendy hotels for young jet setters. Hotels in all price ranges are steps away from MTA New York City subway stations, as well as noteworthy sites such as Madison Square Garden, Bryant Park, Central Park and Times Square.

Hotels Near Bryant Park

The Bryant Park Hotel is across the street from Bryant Park and the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, which was featured in the hit film, “Sex and the City.” Accommodations consist of trendy guestrooms with Tibetan rugs, hardwood floors and iPod docks. Hotel amenities include a private screening room with velour seats, a 24-hour fitness center and the Cellar Bar, a cocktail lounge housed in a Gothic-style dungeon-like room. The Iroquois New York is an upscale boutique hotel close to Bryant Park, Times Square and Grand Central Terminal. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the property offers well-appointed traditional guestrooms and spacious suites with whirlpool tubs. Amenities include gourmet French cuisine at Triomphe Restaurant and a fitness center.

Hotels Near Madison Square Garden

Hotel Pennsylvania is a moderately priced property that is steps away from Madison Square Garden, Herald Square and Penn Station. Guestrooms feature traditional decor, while Penn Club 500 King Rooms include complimentary continental breakfast and high-speed Internet access. Hampton Inn Manhattan-35th Street/Empire State Building is another reasonably priced choice close to the 34th Street subway station, the Empire State Building, Macy’s Herald Square and the Manhattan Mall. Accommodations include contemporary guestrooms with free Wi-Fi access, complimentary buffet or to-go breakfast and a small fitness center.

Hotels in Midtown East

The Waldorf-Astoria has been a fixture on Park Avenue since 1893. Hotel guestrooms are traditional, featuring antique furnishings and marble baths. Suites are individually decorated and offer everything from nonworking fireplaces to grand pianos. The hotel also offers the iconic Presidential Suite, which has hosted every U.S. President since Herbert Hoover. Amenities include classic American cuisine at the Oak Room restaurant and a full-service spa. Renaissance New York Hotel 57 is a boutique property near Bloomingdales’ flagship store and the 59th Street subway station. Accommodations are highlighted by the Skyloft Suites, which feature exposed brick walls, floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor terraces with panoramic city views. Hotel facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness center and gourmet French cuisine at Opia Restaurant.

Hotels Near Central Park

The elegant Plaza Hotel is flanked by Central Park and upscale shopping on Fifth Avenue. The hotel has been serving the city since 1907, and its guestrooms feature Louis XV-style furnishings, city or Central Park views, mosaic tiled floors and 24-karat gold-plated sinks. Amenities are highlighted by a full-service spa and the underground mall, which features high-end retailers and gourmet restaurants. Park Central New York is s moderately priced hotel near Carnegie Hall and the 57th Street subway station. Guestrooms feature video game consoles and oversized windows with city, Central Park or Times Square views. Amenities include a fitness center and a full-service eatery serving up New York strip steaks, rack of lamb and fine wines.

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