I was recently asked for hotel recommendations in NYC. Immediately my mind raced – there are so many great places (especially in the outer boroughs), where to begin?
Well, the first decision to make is which of the 5 boros to do wish to stay? Brooklyn, Queens and of course Manhattan offer many choices.
The Bronx is a little harder, but I am happy to say Opera House Hotel is a quirky place that offers great deals and wonderful ambiance.
Address: 436 E 149th St, Bronx, NY 10455
Phone: (718) 407-2800
If Manhattan is more your style other decisions have to be made!
Do you like to go off the beaten path? If yes, I highly recommend the Hotel Blue Moon. It’s in the heart of the Lower East Side- Chinatown and Little Italy. Even Greenwich Village and NoLita are nearby – very cool NYC neighborhoods!
Address: 100 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 533-9080
Want a taste of the fancy life? Check out The Pierre. This hotel is part of the famed Taj hotel and palace group. Right on 5th Ave near Central Park. If you are lucky, your room may overlook the park, which is gorgeous the entire year.
Don’t forget Queens! Of course there are several Airport hotels but to get a real “feel” for the borough stay at the reasonably priced, and very convenient, Verve Hotel. Situated in the up-and-coming neighborhood, Long Island City. Only minutes from the subway, you can be in Manhattan in a blink of an eye!
Address: 40-03 29 St. Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 786-4545
Brooklyn is another great place to stay. The Nu Hotel is nearby several iconic Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Cobble Hill, Park Slope, Prospect Heights and Boerum Hill. These are fantastic neighborhoods to explore by foot. Another bonus is the hotel’s proximity to Prospect Park, a gorgeous place to spend the afternoon. It’s stunning and rarely explored by tourists.
Another perk of resting your head in this quintessential borough is going to the Brooklyn Museum and a fabulous opportunity to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge with a non-stop view of the NYC skyline. Breathtaking.
Address: 85 Smith St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 852-8185
And then there is Staten Island – New York’s “forgotten” borough. The choices are very sparse and run along the lines of Comfort Inns. Although much less interesting, these could be great for those on a tight budget.
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