Among the many well-known names of upscale Manhattan hotels each offers luxury, but since the unwritten code of New York is that the lesser-known spots are often the better, some more unfamiliar names may prove to be the venue of a more luxurious getaway.
One of the only hotels to technically be situated on the upscale Upper Eastside, The Pierre at 2 East 61st Street, is in a prime location, overlooking Central Park and near to many attractions from museums to shops.
The Pierre was founded in 1930 and only reopened in recent months after an extensive renovation. Now owned by Taj Hotels, The Pierre boasts superior facilities, up to date guest rooms, and a staff which outnumbers guest number by three to one, while maintaining the hotel’s understated elegance.
More reasonably priced than some other upscale hotels in Manhattan, Algonquin on 44th Street is perfectly situated for visiting Midtown Manhattan and seeing nearby sights from Times Square to Rockefeller Center.
Although the hotel features a restaurant, it is also situated on the same street as a variety of eateries, and placed between 5th and 6th Avenues, it is equally favorably located for shopping and experiencing the theatrical entertainments offered by Broadway.
Founded in 1902, the hotel has been designated a historic landmark, and it is most famous for hosting literary and theatrical groups such as the Algonquin Round Table of which Dorothy Parker and Robert E. Sherwood were members.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
Although there are two locations in Manhattan of this luxury hotel chain, the location in Battery Park is perfect for luxury-seeking tourists attracted to the sights of Lower Manhattan.
The hotel boasts views of the Statue of Liberty, and as well as being convenient for reaching Liberty Island and Ellis Island, it is also near Wall Street, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and the National Museum of the American Indian.
It is also well situated for walking over the Brooklyn Bridge for an outstanding view of the skyline and it is relatively near to neighborhoods such as SoHo, Tribeca, and Greenwich Village.
Other Luxury Hotels in New York City
There are other luxury hotels with more famous names, and most of the best known and most often remembered hotels are mainly in the Midtown area of Manhattan. These luxury hotels include the Plaza, the St. Regis, and the Waldorf Astoria, each of which is located within walking distance of every form of tourist attraction from shops to museums.
Due to the crowdedness of the island of Manhattan, it is more difficult to find luxury resort hotels, even when stretching to the other four boroughs of New York City, but if wishing to travel further afield in the state, there are luxury resorts such as Mohonk Mountain House.