Top 10: the best boutique hotels in New York

Crosby Street Hotel, SoHo

In the heart of happening SoHo, but on a quiet cobblestone street, the glass fa ade and electric blue light of the Crosby promises a flashy boutique hotel, but inside it s all understated elegance: dark wood, dark floors, subtle tones of grey, mauve, red and white, and numerous art pieces. Its 86 rooms all have floor-to-ceiling windows (get a Meadow Suite with a private terrace garden) and the spacious ground-floor Crosby Bar and Terrace does signature cocktails and burgers at night.

Top 10: The Best Boutique Hotels In New York

Top 10: The Best Boutique Hotels In New York

The Greenwich Hotel, Tribeca

The chic design hotel, part-owned by Robert De Niro, has a Morocco meets the tropics aesthetic, with elements of Europe and the Orient thrown in. The free-flowing ground floor mimics a Tribeca loft, but instead of cold minimalism you get warm polished oak floors, comfy floral sofas, lush palms and Moorish tiles. None of the 88 rooms and suites are alike, some, like the elegant white and cream-colored 325 sq ft Courtyard rooms channel classical Europe; others, such as 625 sq ft Studio suites with their private saunas are more Scandinavian in influence. High corner rooms come with Hudson River views. Read the full review: The Greenwich Hotel1

Top 10: The Best Boutique Hotels In New York

Top 10: The Best Boutique Hotels In New York

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Ace Hotel, Midtown

Opened in 1904 as the Breslin Hotel, this historic building in a nondescript section of The Flatiron was the famous West Coast Ace Hotel brand s first East Coast opening. The historic 1904 building used to be the Breslin Hotel, and has all the reclaimed building trademarks of other Ace Hotels with a mix of industrial d cor and retro styling.

The 280 rooms range from suites to smalls to bunks and are as eclectic as the clientele. Expect en-suite bathrooms in the suites; while the smallest rooms are literally two bunks in a room with a sink and plain white d cor. Michelin-starred Brit chef April Bloomfield s Breslin Bar and Restaurant is worth a visit alone. Read the full review: Ace Hotel3

Top 10: The Best Boutique Hotels In New York

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Wythe Hotel, Williamsburg

This hip 70-room hotel housed in a converted 1901 factory building on the Williamsburg, Brooklyn waterfront has great views of Manhattan from the upper floors. The style is industrial meets contemporary: solid original brickwork spruced up with addition of a three-storey glass and aluminum structure, to the original rooftop and loft-size guest rooms with timber ceilings and over-sized windows. Many have floor-to-ceiling views of the Manhattan skyline and East River. Farm-to-table ground-floor restaurant Reynard is a hit, but don t miss cocktails at sunset at sixth-floor bar and terrace, Ides.

Read the full review: Wythe Hotel4

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The Ludlow, Lower East Side

This Lower East Side debut for hipster hotelier Sean MacPherson and partners is set in reclaimed and abandoned red-brick building around the corner from the iconic Katz s Deli. The design pays homage to the neighbourhood s gritty, creative past when you could rent large lofts for small change. Elements of the d cor have been handpicked by MacPherson, including the mosaic-tiled floors and chandeliers in the lobby, sheepskin throws in guestrooms, and ornate lamps and rugs personally sourced from Morocco, India and Indonesia. William Boroughs would feel at home. Rooms have dark-stained hardwood floors, white ceilings with exposed wood beams, Bellini Italian linens and exotic accents such as Indian silk rugs and black and gold handmade Moroccan lamps. The one to get: the Skybox Loft with 180 degree views.

Read the full review: The Ludlow6

Top 10: The Best Boutique Hotels In New York

Top 10: The Best Boutique Hotels In New York

Gramercy Park Hotel, Gramercy Park

Ian Schrager went all out when he partnered with artist Julian Schnabel to re-imagine this landmark on the northern edge of private Gramercy Park. Celebrities, suburbanites on dirty weekends and successful artists retreat to this dark and moody hotel, which has a rotating collection of 20th-century art, including pieces by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and Jean-Michel Basquiat. Schnabel s Renaissance-revival look was a revelation when the hotel opened in 2006, and it continues to dazzle guests with its red-velvet sofas, Harlequin floors, grand mirrors and Louis XV chairs. The 185 guest rooms and suites show off Schnabel s quirky sense of taste, with leather desks, velvet curtains, mahogany drinking cabinets and marble vanities in the bathrooms. Some are small (at 200 square feet) but all come with amenities you ll want to stuff in your suitcase, from the likes of Le Labo and Aesop. Read the full review: Gramercy Park Hotel7

Top 10: The Best Boutique Hotels In New York

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SoHo Grand, SoHo

From the vaulted ceilings, towering columns, and velvet drapes of the high-ceiling Salon lobby, to the chic guest rooms and happening nightlife in the Grand Bar and Club Room restaurant, this is an elegant merging of Old World charm and contemporary style.

The interiors are a gorgeous merging of old world charm and contemporary style, from the vaulted ceilings, towering columns, and velvet drapes of the high-ceiling Salon lobby area which evokes classic European and Asian hotels, to the chic guest rooms and happening nightlife in the Grand Bar and Club Room restaurant. The 353 custom-designed rooms and suites feature all the mod cons and luxuries (iPods, gourmet mini bar, Frette Bath Robes) as well as CO Bigelow bath amenities. Walls are decorated with black and white Howard Greenberg Gallery photographs that celebrate 1940 s and 50 s New York. Read the full review: SoHo Grand9

Top 10: The Best Boutique Hotels In New York

Top 10: The Best Boutique Hotels In New York

Refinery Hotel, Midtown

This Midtown stunner shows no sign of slowing down. The live music at Winnie s Jazz Bar in the lobby greets guests most nights, though you may need to raise your voice to be heard above the sax. The tools displayed behind the front desk are the first of several nods to the building s past as a hub for the Garment District s millinery trade. Much of the charm of the original Gothic skyscraper has been preserved, from the high ceilings to the wood-floor rooms, although the d cor is never overdone.

And while hipster touches abound (the staff sport suspenders and denim uniforms and, a few, waxed facial hair) there s nothing over the top. Some rooms have views of the Empire State Building. Read the full review: Refinery Hotel10

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The Mercer, SoHo

Hipster hotelier Andrew Balazs may be most famous for his slate of uber-trendy Standard hotels, but this elegant boutique property on a cobbled street in SoHo opened long before they did, and, like its sister property Chateau Marmont in LA, it has stood the test of time and trend. The open-plan feel and loft-like rooms are a perfect fit for SoHo, and the ground-floor Mercer Kitchen is a hit with the fashion set, among them Karl Lagerfeld. The landmark structure was built in 1890 for John Jacob Astor II and later became artist lofts and studios. Which is what it is today in a sense: a home-from-home for international creatives.

Read the full review: The Mercer12

Top 10: The Best Boutique Hotels In New York

Top 10: The Best Boutique Hotels In New York

The NoMad, Flatiron District

French designer Jacques Garcia gives a bohemian-chic makeover to a 12-storey turn-of-the-century Beaux Arts building in the Flatiron District. The 168 sumptuous rooms, two swanky bars and a restaurant overseen by superstar chef Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park fame, make it one of the hottest hotels in town.

Inspired by the Paris apartment he lived in as a child, Jacques Garcia s interiors combine European elegance white walls, soaring ceilings, tiled floors with funky, decadent touches such as tapestry-covered antique furniture, worn and faded Persian rugs, a 200-year-old fireplace, an antique staircase, and a glass atrium-like structure on the ground floor that houses the restaurant.

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References

  1. ^ The Greenwich Hotel (www.discountholidays.info)
  2. ^ the best hotels in New York (www.discountholidays.info)
  3. ^ Ace Hotel (www.discountholidays.info)
  4. ^ Wythe Hotel (www.discountholidays.info)
  5. ^ the best hotels in New York (www.discountholidays.info)
  6. ^ The Ludlow (www.discountholidays.info)
  7. ^ Gramercy Park Hotel (www.discountholidays.info)
  8. ^ the best hotels in New York (www.discountholidays.info)
  9. ^ SoHo Grand (www.discountholidays.info)
  10. ^ Refinery Hotel (www.discountholidays.info)
  11. ^ the best hotels in New York (www.discountholidays.info)
  12. ^ The Mercer (www.discountholidays.info)
  13. ^ The NoMad (www.discountholidays.info)
  14. ^ the best hotels in New York (www.discountholidays.info)

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