New York is my favorite city in the world (so far, anyway). It’s a place that I hold close to my heart and one that I visit often. I grew up not too far away and would always head into the city for birthdays and other special occasions. It’s a place of celebration in my mind.
Even now when I go back as an adult, I get that same feeling in my stomach — those little butterflies fluttering — as I buy my ticket and board the train into Grand Central.
Except it’s a little different. Now I don’t have to catch the last train back to the suburbs, I don’t have to get home for curfew. I get to choose funky boutique hotels in New York to stay overnight, and there sure are plenty to choose from.
Located near Chelsea Piers, the Chelsea Savoy Hotel is in a great location for enjoying some of my favorite bars and restaurants in the city. It’s also really close to the 23rd Street subway station, so if I want to explore a bit more of the city, I can do so without any hassle. With single rooms coming in just under $100, it’s an absolute steal for an overnight trip into New York.
It doesn’t get much better than a Skyline Suite at the Dumont NYC. I can’t think of anything more romantic than ordering room service and enjoying it with my boyfriend as we take in the evening sights of the Chrysler building and the city lights. It’s located in midtown Manhattan, making it a great location for sightseeing, show going, and Shake Shack eating.
The Hotel Belleclaire is in one of my favorite Manhattan neighborhoods, the Upper West Side. It’s right near Central Park and a quick walk to the Museum of Natural History. What more could you want for a weekend break? I love the oversized furniture and the plush beds. The hotel has an old world grandiosity about it that I really want to enjoy first hand.
You had me at rooftop café. The La Quinta Inn & Suites is the perfect spot for a summer getaway to NYC. Rooms are a reasonable price and size for the city, and the location is perfection. Step outside and you come face-to-face with the Empire State Building, and you can walk a block to hop on the subway and scoot around the city with ease.
The Shelburne NYC has a complimentary wine hour every night for their guests. That alone is enough to entice me, but there’s more. It’s less than 10 minutes by foot from Grand Central Station, which makes it the most accessible hotel for me on this list. The studio rooms have kitchenettes, so you can grab some goodies from the Grand Central Market and cook them up while they’re still fresh. There’s also a rooftop bar for evening drinks and views of the city. The only bad thing about staying here is I’ll forget to go anywhere else!
There are so many amazing hotels to choose from, I’ll just have to make a few trips into New York this year!