Bright lights, amazing amusements, and fabulous food; New York is a whirlwind of excitement. Stroll around Central Park hand-in-hand, sip cocktails in Downtown, take in the panoramic views at the Rockefeller observatory and relish in the glamour of Broadway. Tick off all the famous sites from your bucket list and discover the hidden gems, away from the tourist attractions. There’s much to see, do and explore in New York.
It’s no surprise you’ve chosen this sensational city as your honeymoon escape but, now you have the hard part of deciding where to stay. A great hotel with superb service can turn any good holiday into a great getaway. As this is your honeymoon, we know you’ll want to make it extra special. So, we’re here to lend a helping hand with a list of some of our favorite sleeping spots. From world-class restaurants and lavish spas to ultimate luxury and old romantic glamour; here are some of the best hotels in New York to suit all tastes and budgets.
For the perfect location
For couples who’d like to be in and amongst New York’s bustling center – and don’t want to have to waste too much time and money traveling – Hotel Elysee is the place for you. It has a fantastic location on 54th Street, just minutes away from Times Square and the Rockefeller Centre. Its great location means you can travel to New York’s most famous sites on foot. Within walking distance, you can get your shopping fix with high-end designers down Madison Avenue and popular retail brands along Fifth Avenue. As well as the great shopping and dining opportunities, nearby you have the Museum of Modern Art, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Station and the sprawling Central Park. This hotel blends a French country style with modern touches for a really relaxing stay.
An affordable base for your adventures
If you’re ready to spend your honeymoon exploring the city both day and night, then you may benefit from a no-frills base. As it is your honeymoon, you can still do this in style at Pod 51. This hotel offers an affordable place to sleep after long days exploring the delights of the metropolis. Enjoy the simple-yet-chic interior of its double rooms, the quality hotel café and helpful concierge service, which provides you with all you need for a honeymoon packed with adventure. It’s not too far from Hotel Elysee (see above), just a ten-minute stroll away, so you know it’s in a great location for exploring too. Pod 51 is actually in Midtown East, with plenty of bars, restaurants, shopping malls and famous sites nearby, all well within walking distance. After a packed day exploring, you can make your way up to the rooftop garden where you can enjoy a cocktail.
For a room with a view
Surround yourself with nature in the 1 Hotel Central Park. This eco haven is alive with plant life. It intertwines the green from the plants that hang from the ceiling, with natural, reclaimed materials, creating an authentic, luxurious retreat. Jams, the hotel’s restaurant, serves up fresh, innovative cuisine, either in the restaurant or in the comfort of your room. Most rooms overlook Central Park on East 58th Street, bringing the beautiful outdoors in. Its location on the edge of the park, near Central Park Zoo, gives you access to shopping on Fifth Avenue and the exciting theatre district.Plus, if you really can’t bear to leave the pooch at home during your honeymoon, this hotel is dog-friendly with facilities and their own pet concierge service too.
For a touch of sophistication
Dressed in an elegant design, The Carlyle offers a hotel for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Sophistication is a high priority in this lavish, 5-star hotel, with refined décor and a world-class spa. Its location, on Upper East Side, means you can explore the designer shopping district, Central Park and a wealth of museums and galleries. In its arty restaurant, Café Carlyle, you can combine fine dining with an appreciation of some fine art, with its murals well worth a look. The ambiance is capped off with the smooth sounds of the resident jazz band.
For the old-world romantics
Where rose petal scattered bed sheets and Champagne on ice can be a reality; the Hotel Plaza Athenee is one for true romantics. Huge, luxurious suites with elegantly beautiful décor; be transported to traditional France while you’re in the Big Apple. If you don’t want to pay the top price, its equally-decedent guest rooms offer the same peaceful atmosphere to rest your head at night.
Enjoy dining by candlelight in the eclectic velvet draped bar and restaurant. Hotel Plaza Athenee is nestled away from the hustle and bustle on the tree-lined East 64th Street between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue. It’s in a quieter location. but still pretty central, near Fifth Avenue, Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art.
For lovers of modern luxury
Marble bathrooms, geometric design, and plush fabrics, The Time New York is full of artistic flair. As the name suggests, this hotel is near to Times Square, which means you’re close to the theatre district, nightlife, and restaurants. This modern hotel captures the essence of urban chic with a range of suites and guest rooms to choose from. Shimmered in gold, indulge in innovative cuisine and cocktails in the ultra-modern lounge, bars, and restaurants. This hotel is perfect for couples who enjoy minimalistic design without compromising on luxury.
For the non-traditionalists
Dazzled in 1920s glamour, the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca is sleek in design, service, and comfort. Music venues, nightlife, famous restaurants and boutique brunch spots; Tribeca is a buzzing with excitement with a cobblestone charm, making it a fashionable setting for your honeymoon. Spend your days using the hotel’s bicycles free of charge, exploring the surrounds on two wheels. Inside the hotel, you’re treated to the renowned Blackstones salon, the Art Deco cinema, cafes, restaurants, bars and music venues. Design your perfect honeymoon away from the tourist attractions, in a quiet spot down by the Hudson River.
There you have it, some of the best hotels in New York to choose from to make your honeymoon extra special.