New York is a city with a lot to offer. To make sure you optimise your time in New York, try and stay in a central location. When we travelled to New York, we stayed in the Midtown area and found it to be a good location for reaching some key points on foot (which also helps save some money in this expensive city). This includes:
- Grand central station
- The Chrysler building
- The Empire State Building – click here for skip-the-line tickets! (Highly recommended)
- United Nations Headquarters
- Rockefeller Center
- Times Square and many more
When I visited New York, we took a ferry to Ellis Island to explore the immigration museum! If you are looking for ideas of what you can do while in New York, look at my 3-day New York itinerary!
Best hotels in New York Midtown
You are spoiled for choice in this area. There are hotels for every budget! Here are the 5 best New York hotels in Midtown:
1. Pod 39 Hotel
When I visited New York, I stayed in the Pod 39 hotel. Even though it was the smallest hotel room I have ever stayed in (with the exception of Hong Kong), the location more than made up for it. We only slept there and was out from early in the morning till midnight most nights, so the small room was perfectly fine for our needs. The location was great with plenty of restaurants around the hotel. The staff was friendly and helpful. One of the best things about the Pod 39 is that it has a rooftop bar where you can spend your evenings admiring the view. The hotel is beautifully decorated – it is very modern but clean and fun! For even more fun, the Pod 39 offers table tennis and a pool for when you have a moment of downtime!
If you want a hotel with a wonderful location, book Pod 39 here!
2. The French Quarters Hotel
The French Quarters is another centrally located hotel with a beautiful exterior, matched by beautiful decorations inside. It offers an on-site bar but is surrounded by multiple restaurants to cater to whatever you crave. Important landmarks such as Hell’s Kitchen and Times Square are around the corner from this hotel. In addition, the French Quarters has a lovely rooftop bar to spend your evenings viewing New York. The hotel offers free breakfast and the service has been rated as excellent.
Click here to book the French Quarters Hotel
3. The William Hotel
This elegant hotel offers self-catering accommodations. It also has free Wi-Fi and beautiful views of New York. The William is located near Grand Central Station, Times Square and Madison Square Garden. The rooms at The William is decorated in palettes of blue, pink, green, orange, and yellow. Some suites have private terraces offering stunning city views. The William Hotel gives guests free access to a nearby gym. There is a restaurant on-site, as well as a bar for a drink in the evening. Guests rate the customer service at this hotel high and loved the kitchenette in their rooms, especially as it comes with a fridge and a coffee maker.
If this sounds like the perfect hotel for you, you can book the William hotel here!
4. The Pod 51 hotel
Another Pod hotel. A friend of mine stayed at this hotel just before we went to New York, but when I wanted to book a room there, it was completely booked. As with all Pod hotels, the rooms are small. Guests who stayed at Pod 51 found the rooms to be clean and the staff friendly. The hotel offers a garden and a rooftop bar for some relaxing times. There is a small cafe on-site. Pod 51 is located near the subway, making it perfect as a base for exploring New York City.
If Pod 51 sounds like your cup of tea, make a booking here!
5. Best New York hotels in Midtown: Radio City Apartments
There is a variety of apartments available at the Radio City Apartments. Its location is excellent and you can cross the street to ge to Radio City Hall. The apartments have full kitchens – perfect for leftovers or a little cooking if you have the time. There is an Italian restaurant attached to the apartments, but there are many different restaurants within walking distance from the apartments. These apartments are priced very reasonably considering their location and amenities.
If you want to feel like you live in New York, why not book an apartment at Radio City Apartments!
Other New York hotels in midtown
If none of these hotels is to your liking, why not see what else is available in New York using the map below.