Hotels in New York City are a particular breed. They’re storied, stately, and quite a few — a whole lot of them exist in Manhattan alone. So in relation to selecting the place to remain in this one-of-a-kind place, it’s no shock readers worth historical past, magnificence, and marvel. They weed out the common choices to savor the true gems.
Every yr for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on journey experiences across the globe — to share their opinions on the highest motels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airways, and extra. Hotels were rated on their services, location, service, meals, and general worth. Properties had been labeled as metropolis or resort based mostly on their places and facilities.
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Take the castle-like High Line Hotel, which got here in at No. 5 on this yr’s checklist. With its stained-glass home windows and red-brick turrets, former dormitories of the Grand Theological Seminary has a commanding presence on 10th Avenue. Inside, oversize home windows in every room overlook both the High Line or the resort’s leafy enclosed courtyard.
While the High Line Hotel acts as an entry level to Chelsea, the Chatwal, voted No. Three this yr, opens to the door to midtown. “What an amazing hidden gem in the heart of the most energetic city,” one reader gushed. The Chatwal’s historic neo-Georgian constructing sits amongst skyscrapers, whereas different properties supply views of Central Park — for example the Surrey, which invitations guests to marvel on the park from its non-public roof backyard. No. 15, the Carlyle, on the Upper East Side, possesses a singular appeal, because of Bemelmans Bar, a complicated spot named for the illustrator of the Madeline e book sequence, who hand-painted the bar’s wallpaper.
As for the No. 1 choose this yr? It’s a well-known sight on the checklist, managing to dazzle T+L readers yr after yr.
15. The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel
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14. Park South, A Joie de Vivre Hotel
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13. Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
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12. Aliz Hotel Times Square
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11. The Iroquois New York
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9. The Surrey
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8. The Greenwich Hotel
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7. Lotte New York Palace
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6. Hotel 50 Bowery , A Joie de Vivre Hotel
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5. The High Line Hotel
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4. The Mark
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3. The Chatwal
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2. The Whitby Hotel
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1. The Lowell
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For the second yr in a row, the Lowell tops New York City’s checklist of greatest motels. That hardly comes as a shock to at least one returning visitor, although: “I have been staying in this hotel for over 28 years for both business and pleasure,” this reader wrote. “It is one of the best in the world!” The Upper East Side landmark options just lately renovated public areas, plus a top-notch spot for top tea: the glowing Pembroke Room. “The Lowell is one of a kind,” wrote one other reader. “It has a pedigree that gives it a gravitas in the field of luxury New York City hotels, yet it has stayed relevant in today’s top end of the market.”
See all of our readers’ favourite motels, cities, airways, cruise strains, and extra in the World’s Best Awards for 2019.