In New York City, virtually every major high-end brand has a presence clustered in the Midtown corridor and the Financial District. But there’s also an ever-growing set of one-of-a-kind boutique lodgings that represent neighborhoods like Williamsburg and DUMBO, both in Brooklyn, as well as places like SoHo and Chelsea. In other words, there’s a lot of competition to be the best, so we’ve pulled together our picks for New York’s best hotels to give you a leg up on your planning.
Ace Hotel New York
One of the original places in the city to properly act as a “hotel-as-living room,” the Ace’s massive lobby lounge is full of both guests and locals tapping away on their laptops, which gives the entire hotel a feeling of social, communal energy.
The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel
Unlike anything else in New York City, the Beekman is a 19th-century stunner, using eclectic design elements in the massive lobby area—Oriental rugs draped from the check-in desk, bookcases filled with objets d’art, distressed green walls, and pink velvet sofas—that make you want to spend a few hours drinking it all in, visually.
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