Haute Hotels: Where to Stay in New York City

Haute Hotels: Where to Stay in New York City

Whether you're looking for a spot to stay or just to play, we've rounded up the best hotels in New York City for those travelers (or staycationers) who want to see the sights, sip, and shop

Whether you're looking for a spot to stay or just to play, we've rounded up the best hotels in New York City for those travelers (or staycationers) who want to see the sights, sip, and shop

Text: Ian David Monroe

Midtown: The Park Hyatt

Want to see the sights and shop? An ideal midtown location, the Park Hyatt is close to several New York staples such as Central Park, Carnegie Hall, and the Museum of Modern Art. Better yet, it's only a five-minute walk from Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman. Rather sip than shop? Ralph Lauren's Polo Bar is the perfect spot to unwind and dine amongst NYC's socialites.

East Village: The Bowery Hotel

It's a poorly-kept secret that The Bowery Hotel is a haven for celebrities. Want to catch a glimpse of Lana Del Rey in the lobby? David Beckham at the bar? You're at the right place. Given the limited public transportation nearby, this hotel is as secluded as you can get in the city, which probably explains the A-List clientele.

SoHo: The Mercer Hotel

Whenever Karl Lagerfeld visits New York City, he stays at The Mercer, and there is surely no greater endorsement than that. Located on the corner of Prince and Mercer, the loft-style hotel is only a stone's throw from every major luxury brand store downtown: Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Fendi, Prada, you name it. The hotel lobby's restaurant, Mercer Kitchen, is also a hotspot for model It Girls like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid. You might be familiar with The Mercer's sister hotel in Los Angeles, Chateau Marmont.

Gramercy: The Gramercy Park Hotel

For those celebrities (and commoners) truly trying to avoid the public, The Gramercy Park is the best bet. Tucked away on Lexington Avenue, just a block from the hotel's namesake Gramercy Park, this hotel isn't the closest to public transportation, but is definitely worth the extra effort. The recently-relaunched Rose Bar is quickly becoming a hotspot thank in large part to its commitment to art and music events. It also doesn't hurt that the Gramercy Park is in close proximity to the city's best farm-to-table restaurant, Friend of a Farmer.

TriBeCa: The Roxy

Not coming for the sites, but instead the nightlife? This is your hotel. And you might not ever have to leave it. The hotel boasts a cinema and three separate bars: The Oyster Bar, The Django, and Paul's Baby Grand. The latter has quickly become an exclusive hotspot of New York nightlife—the strict door policy is notorious. For a less scene-y option, head down to the Django where live jazz music is played in a cavern like space. You'll feel immediately transported. Should you decide to shop, SoHo isn't far at all.

Williamsburg: The William Vale

The best views of Manhattan can actually be found in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, just across the East River, in the city's trendiest burgeoning neighborhood. Fortunately, the newly-opened William Vale boasts rooms with balcony views of Manhattan's towering skyscrapers. Visit in the summer, and check out the rooftop pool with 360-degree views. You'll be in fashionable company.

Meatpacking: The Standard High Line 

Chances are you're already familiar with The Standard. As home to New York City's go-to club for A-List parties, The Boom Boom Room, this hotel is always making headlines—just ask Ashley Graham. It is also centrally located in the Meatpacking District, where the city's most outrageous clubs are located. If you wake up the next morning feeling spritely, and not terribly hungover, you should visit The Whitney Museum of American Art.

Credits: cover image: park hyatt new york

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