It’s funny that although I have lived in NYC for the past (almost) two years, I don’t actually stay in hotels here. That said, my job involves a lot of events so scoping out new hotel spaces is always on my radar. Even if you’re not willing to splash the cash on these hotel stays (I probably need to do a blog post on more affordable options!), these hotels make for an enjoyable visit during the day for a drink or a bite to eat.
Roxy Hotel, Tribeca
The Roxy has a very old-school, retro vibe to it and lies in the heart of one of the trendiest neighborhoods in Manhattan. The front of the hotel looks like a movie theatre and they actually do have their own in-house cinema. Think heavy velvet curtains with Marshall speakers placed purposefully throughout. Let’s just say you won’t be stuck for Instagramable moments if you stay at the Roxy!
Rooms at The Roxy start at $402 per night.
The Beekman, Lower East Side
Fun fact: I hate the outdoors and rooms with windows – ha! The Beekman is moody and may be “too dark” for some but the decor of this hotel is right up my alley.
There is a great bar setting (perfect for a quiet date drink!) and three restaurants, all of which make for a unique dining experience. There is also a rooftop which can be enjoyed during the summer months. Super old-worldly and elegant. This hotel reminds me of the Titanic so much!
Rooms at The Beekman start at $413 per night.
The Highline Hotel, Chelsea
The Highline Hotel literally reminds me of Hogwarts. The broad staircases and balcony windows give this hotel a Harry Potter vibe. The building actually has a history (a rare find in New York); the property used to be the apple orchards of Clement Clarke Moore, author of “’Twas The Night Before Christmas”. I’d say there are ghosts looming if you ask me.
Because of its central Chelsea location, you can expect to run into an artsy scene at The Highline and if you end up staying at the hotel, you get a pass to Equinox gym for free.
Rooms at The Highline start at $472 per night.
Nomo SoHo, SoHo
I saw this picture of the Nomo SoHo years ago before I had come to New York and I saved it, not knowing where it was taken. Low and behold, the Nomo SoHo is home to this internet-famous dinner garden.
This downtown spot is, again, Instagramable from every corner and sees many influencers pass through the door. I love the window-above-the-bed detail in the rooms which give you the coolest view of the city, right above your head as you sleep. I’ve heard the food is mediocre but definitely a cool dining experience by the looks of it. If you’re interested in reading more, my bestie from WhereToNextDarling.com did a full blog post on it.
Rooms at Nomo Soho start at $441 per night.
The Mark, Upper East Side
Deemed “New York’s most boldly lavish hotel”, a visit to The Mark guarantees that you’re in for a treat. Designed by a Frenchman, this hotel embodies a new modern take on Upper East Side elegance. Bougie, if you ask me.
The Mark is a destination for many celebs, including Kate Moss and Johnny Depp who were actually arrested for trashing their room. If you’re looking for a New York experience like you see in the movies, get your glam on and pay The Mark hotel a visit!
Rooms at The Mark start at $525 per night.
Public Hotel, Lower East Side
I saw the pictures of this hotel online and when I visited in person, I didn’t think it was going to be as picture perfect as it had seemed the professional photos. Again, this hotel isn’t my vibe but still absolutely stunning.
The neon escalators take you up to the hotel check-in and bedrooms. The hotel aesthetic is minimal with a modern vibe and houses what is probably the most beautiful dinner garden I’ve seen. They open the lobby and accompanying rooms to the public so you can actually go and set up your workspace in the composed setting of the hotel. There is also a downstairs breakfast spot which is cute and cozy for meetings.
Rooms at PUBLIC start at $472 per night.
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