Boutique Hotels in Midtown NYC, NY
Midtown Manhattan is home to some of the trendiest and most luxurious hotels in the city.
If you are on a budget, these boutique hotels offer great room deals and take a very warm and welcoming approach in terms of customer service. We have gone on a walking tour of some of Midtown's finest and spacious Boutique Hotels. From their decor to the various amenities provided, each hotel has its very own distinct personality and cool vibe.
Ink 48 Hotel and Rooftop, NYC
The Kimpton Hotel brand is famous for their comfy accommodations, trend-setting style and superior customer service. But the Kipmton brand may have outdone themselves with their signature boutique hotel, Ink 48.
Unique, creatively decorated and way cool, doesn't even begin to describe the luxe amenities, rooms and overall experience that awaits you at Ink 48. The location is super-convenient with Times Square, the Javits Center and the Cruise ship terminal at Pier 92, all within walking distance.
The loft-style rooms are quite spacious with high ceilings and panoramic views of the city. No matter where you look, prepare to be swept off your feet. Depending on the size of your room, you will have either a gorgeous shower or a deep soaking tub to splash around in and wash all the cares of the day away.
They've thought of everything. Each room has a complimentary Yoga mat. If you like to Bike around town, no problem. No need to search for a Citi-Bike stand. Ink 48 provides their guests with a custom designed bike! You can also relax and replenish at InkSpa, located on the hotel's second floor. The spa has three private treatment rooms, as well as a Zen Garden. From their lasting impression facial to the Jet Lag body recovery treatment, the professionals at InkSpa will have you restored to your old self in no time.
Looking for a more traditional way to unwind? Then come on down to the Living room lobby, between the hours of 5-6 PM and enjoy Ink 48's hosted Wine hour. Featuring local New York area wineries, Ink 48's version of Happy Hour provides complimentary tastings of the finest reds and whites. Just sit back and relax or mingle with other business travelers. PRINT Restaurant is a local favorite for farm-to-table cuisine from Chef Charles Rodriguez, while The Press Lounge is widely regarded as one of Manhattan's best rooftop bars. Come toast the town and taste the season at Ink 48.
Location and Hours:
653 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
The Muse Hotel New York
The mission statement of Muse Hotel in NYC is: "We want to make travel more inspiring." They certainly do a great job of providing a warm, relaxing and fun ambiance for you, the world-weary traveler to relax and recharge those batteries. Even the energizer bunny would find an excuse to take a day off at The Muse.
This 200 room boutique hotel, provides you with a multitude of amenities including complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi access, a $15.00 Raid the bar credit for Kimpton Karma Rewards members, in-room spa treatments, exceptional room accommodations and special packages for Weddings.
Booking only one Wedding at a time, The Muse Hotel's special events staff will give you their undivided attention, leading up to and on your special day. The Muse has over 1,350 square feet of special event space, so there will be more than enough room for everyone. Weddings are their specialty and the hotel can host receptions for upwards of 120 guests.
Speaking of fun times, How does dinner at the hotel's acclaimed Nios restaurant sound, after enjoying an in-room facial or organic massage treatment ? You bet it sound good. At Nios, you'll want to savor every bite and take in the beautiful surroundings. When you have a big day of sight-seeing or business meetings ahead, fortify yourself with a good breakfast at Nios. Traditional eggs benedict, buttermilk pancakes, an egg white scramble and stuffed French Toast are always available. But, a must-try is the famous Nios omelet which consists of asparagus, tomatoes and camembert cheese, served with rosemary potatoes and white, wheat or rye toast.
Whatever your personal style may be, you will feel at home when you stay at The Muse, which is just a few blocks from the Theater District and Rockefeller Center.
Location and Hours
130 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
The Library Hotel NYC
The Library Hotel in Midtown East, Manhattan, is certainly a most thought-provoking boutique hotel experience. You won't find a hotel with this kind of unique ambiance and style anywhere in America, much less NYC. Books are literally everywhere. They are a part of the decor, but are so much more than that. Books are the living, breathing fabric of the hotel. Each of the hotel's sixty rooms are adorned with a collection of books and artwork that explore various topics.
The Writer's Den and Poetry Garden is located on the fourteenth floor. Read a book by the fireplace and during the warmer months relax in the greenhouse or outdoor terrace. When dusk falls, the entire floor transforms into the very hip and aptly named Bookmarks lounge. The serious writings of Henry James and Tolstoy take their leave for the evening and are replaced by the cool sounds of Beyonce' and Katy Perry. The superb cocktails, though, are inspired by some of the authors and poets, whose works abound throughout the premises.
Signature amenities include: special access to New York Sports Clubs throughout Manhattan, an evening turndown service with complimentary Belgian chocolates and bottled water, as well as access to a selection of the latest DVD's, in case you're not in the mood to leaf through a book.
At the Library Hotel, guests will not go hungry. Every evening, from 5 to 8 PM, there is a wine and cheese reception. The delicious and complimentary spread includes Prosecco, fine wines, imported and domestic cheeses as well as artisan breads, crackers and crudites.
In addition to all that, the Reading Room offers fresh brewed coffee, cappuccino, espresso, tea, fresh fruit and cookies, available 24 hours a day. This doesn't sound like your average library, not by any means.
Real Estate agents will tell you that location is everything. The Library Hotel occupies some very prime real estate. The hotel is convenient to both bus and subway lines and is only a few blocks from The New York Public Library (if the hotel hasn't already got that book you've been looking for), Grand Central Station, Bryant Park, the venerable Empire State building and all the shopping you could want along Fifth Avenue.
After staying at the Library Hotel, you won't think of your hometown library the same way, ever again.
Location and Hours
299 Madison Avenue, at East 41st street
New York, NY 10017
Cassa Hotel New York
The Cassa hotel in Midtown Mnahattan, redefines the meaning of what a hotel should be. The style is impeccable and the service is outstanding.
A chic urban retreat, Cassa Hotel makes guests feel special from the moment that they walk through the door. Welcome to a world of understated luxury and comfort. Whether you are staying in a guest room or suite, some of the amenities you will enjoy include: pillowtop mattresses, down pillows and comforters, mini-refrigerators, a work desk and ergonomic chair, Keurig coffee makers and tea kettles, a 24 hour fitness center, same day laundry and dry cleaning (this is a heaven-sent service if you are a business traveler or are vacationing with kids), as well as spa-style bathrooms featuring stone floors and rain showers.
If you care about our environment, you'll be glad to know that the Cassa participates in the Viceroy Hotel Groups Second Nature program. Their environmental and sustainability policy incorporates a water and energy saving plan, comprehensive recycling programs and biodegradable cleaning products. The Cassa is about as eco-friendly a hotel as you can find anywhere in New York.
All too often, the words, luxury and value do not belong in the same sentence. But at Cassa, you can take advantage of some very tempting special offers. Why not prepay and save up to 15% off Cassa's standard rates? What a deal! If you are a business traveler, then look into the Savvy traveler package, which includes complimentary WiFi, continental breakfast and 20% off of dry cleaning services. AAA members can save up to 12% off of Cassa's best available rate. Just contact the hotel for further details.
Foodie alert! Perhaps the best reason of all to book a stay at Cassa Hotel, is the fact that the acclaimed restaurant Butter, is located on the ground floor of the hotel. If you are a fan of The Food Network, you already know that Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli is at the helm of Butters' kitchen. One of the most respected and creative chefs in the world, Alex is also a judge on the hit show Chopped.
Butters' menu features seasonal American cuisine with the trademark Chef Guarnaschelli twist. Cassa even offers a "Best Thing I Ever Ate" package, which includes accommodations, dinner for two at Butter, a welcome bottle of wine and an autographed copy of Chef Alex's book, "Old School Comfort Food."
There's a veritable galaxy of places to go and things to do within walking distance of Cassa. Sotheby's and Christies are just minutes away as is Bergdorf Goodman and the shops at Rockefeller Center.
Location and Hours
70 West 45th street
New York, NY 10036
Andaz 5th Avenue Hotel, New York City
Directly across the street from Bryant Park, The Andaz is a destination hotel. Whatever perks and amenities you are looking for, you'll find them here. The Andaz prides itself on being a business-friendly hotel. There's over 6,400 square feet of meeting space, including three studio meeting rooms (with floor-to-ceiling windows). Adjacent is a private, landscaped courtyard, the perfect retreat in which to take a break from contract negotiations or listening to endless presentations.
The lounge at 5th, features an intriguing communal workspace, complete with power outlets and everything you need to complete the deal at hand, or just get some work done in peace and quiet.
The Andaz Fifth Avenue is a pet-friendly hotel and offers a variety of different packages and discounts such as their Honeymoon celebration, and the very popular Bed and Breakfast deal.
Celebrate a family birthday or a romantic night out on the town at The Bar Downstairs. The kitchen offers a farm-to-table dining experience with produce and meats brought in from local farms. The atmosphere is chic but casual. The menu features upscale tapas, small plates and the emphasis is on shareable dining.
The Bar Downstairs will, at times, showcase the work of local artists. Art is extremely important to the Andaz and its management. They have a very visually appealing rotating art program which is fairly unique, even among the most cutting-edge, trendy boutique hotels.
The work of Adrian Stupica, a painter who once worked as a host at the Andaz, was recently featured to much positive feedback from guests.
At the Andaz Fifth Avenue they do things a little differently than you might be used to at a hotel, but you will love every minute of it.
Location and Hours
485 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Andaz 5th Avenue Hotel
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