New York City is world famous as a one-of-a-kind bustling metropolis. People visit from all over the world to explore New York’s many unique neighborhoods, cultural offerings, and international charm. Visitors come to New York looking to try something different, but oftentimes find themselves in the same chain hotel room they would book in any other city across the United States. Boutique hotels offer visitors a chance to experience the diversity and unique charms of New York City. Here are some of the best boutique hotels in the area.
The Pod Hotel
These boutique budget hotels offer small, stylish rooms without a lot of extra amenities. Rooms are tiny, but are entirely unique and modern. Each room includes a bathroom, bed (or beds), a flat screen TV, iPod/iPhone docking station, and a workstation. Visitors can choose from two locations; Pod 39 is located on East 39th Street, between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue. Pod 51 can be found on East 51st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. Both hotels offer trendy restaurants that include spectacular views of the city. The Pod is a perfect location for visitors wanting to stay in the heart of it all, without spending a lot of money.
Duane Street Hotel
The Duane Street Hotel is a modern, casual hotel offering guests an intimate experience, with just 45 rooms and top-notch amenities. Located in trendy Tribeca, the location couldn’t be better for upscale shopping and dining. Rooms are clean, modern, and comfortable, and guests have access to an off-site gym. Rooms include luxurious bedding, flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and borrowed iPads. The attached restaurant, The Metaphor, offers guests eclectic, Indian fusion fare, and is a cozy place to spend an evening. The Duane Street Hotel is a great pick in a fashionable neighborhood.
Gramercy Park Hotel
This historic hotel opened its doors in 1925, and has since been meticulously renovated to offer discriminating guests a one-of-a-kind, luxurious experience. This hotel features upscale rooms with imported linens and handcrafted furniture, a fitness center, and an elegant, rooftop bar. The hotel is located on Lexington Avenue, and is a regular hot-spot for celebrities. Guests have access to the famously private Gramercy Park, with its manicured elegance. A night at this unique, luxury hotel is perfect for a special getaway or honeymoon. It offers distinct New York style, for a steep price.
When visiting New York, leave the ordinary at home. These elegant, boutique hotels offer a taste of New York’s individual style, and are not to be missed.