The Best Places to Stay in New York City

From budget to luxury, here are some of the best hotels in NYC:

Broadway Plaza Hotel

Broadway Plaza Hotel in New York
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Situated at Broadway and 27th Street, the Broadway Plaza Hotel is close to all the Midtown Manhattan action without being caught in its frenzy. For a very affordable rate (starting at $170), you can have a spacious and comfortable suite equipped with pillowtop mattresses, a 42-inch flat screen TV, and cherry wood furniture. Though breakfast is free, Wi-Fi is available at an extra cost to guests.

Flatiron Hotel

The Flatiron Hotel in NYC
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The Flatiron Hotel boasts a few unique hotel perks, such as free access to the Derek Jeter fitness center across the street and a two-story cylindrical fish tank in the lobby. For as little as $200/night, guests can also enjoy 600-thread count bedsheets and a jacuzzi bathtub in their room. While the hotel is conveniently located in the Flatiron district amidst plentiful shopping and dining opportunities, the onsite Toshi’s Living Room makes for a great night in with dinner and live music every night.

The Milburn Hotel

The Milburn Hotel in New York City
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The Milburn Hotel makes for an ideal home away from home on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. In addition to a flatscreen TV, free Wi-Fi, and a luxurious bathroom, all studios contain a kitchenette equipped with everything you need to prepare your own simple meals. You won’t need to worry about breakfast though, as it’s included with every room. Rates start at around $300/night.

When you’re not nesting in your temporary home, you can take advantage of the Milburn’s excellent location and explore nearby Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Lincoln Center.

The Michelangelo Hotel

Michelangelo Hotel in NYC
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Starting at $370/night, you can enjoy Italian hospitality coupled with modern luxury at the Michelangelo Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. Located between Central Park and Times Square, this hotel is perfect for both tourists and business travelers. From its palatial marble lobby to its classy wine bar, the Michelangelo Hotel dresses to impress. Rooms and suites are equipped with two flat screen TVs showing in-room movies, marble bathrooms with oversized tubs, and Bose radios. Guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center onsite as well as a nearby pool and spa. Business travelers can take advantage of the complimentary morning car service to Wall Street on weekdays.

The Mark

The Mark Hotel in NYC
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If you happen upon a winning lottery ticket, consider booking a 5 star NYC experience at The Mark. For $625 up to $4000 per night, you’ll be based on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in a historic Madison Avenue building with luxury at your fingertips. Art deco-inspired rooms all offer the finest amenities with custom furniture and marble bathrooms. Suites on the higher end of the pricing scale may also include an in-room granite bar and kitchen. And if you can’t bear to leave your dog at home, you’re welcome to bring him: The Mark staff are happy to furnish your room with a dog bed and bowl, ensuring that both you and your pet have a comfortable stay.

As for what to do during your time at The Mark, you’re in close proximity to several museums, boutique shops, and Central Park. You can also take advantage of the hotel’s custom bike rentals, personal trainers, hair stylists, and personal shoppers to make your New York itinerary even more enjoyable.

Lindsay Buckley is the photographer and travel blogger behind Frugal Frolicker. She's a New Yorker currently based in Sydney, Australia, documenting outdoor travel experiences Down Under and beyond. Follow along with Lindsay's travel photography on Facebook and Instagram, and be sure to sign up for the monthly Frugal Frolicker newsletter!

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