The Best New York City Hotels for Every Out-of-Town Guest
Don’t make your mom sleep on an air mattress
It’s an undisputed fact: No one in history has ever had a good night’s sleep on an air mattress--especially on the floor of a studio apartment on the UWS.
So when your sister insists it’s totally fine for her to sleep in your hallway when she comes for the holidays, she’s lying.
We’ve got her--and the rest of your visiting family and friends--covered. Here, a boutique hotel to match every style and personality. Best of all, they’re affordable (you know, for NYC), and no one has to sleep next to the dog bowl.
FOR YOUR FASHIONISTA SISTER: THE NOLITAN
She says she?s visiting you, but she?s really here for the Instagram shots. She?ll love exploring Soho on the Nolitan?s gorgeous, vintage-style bikes (and if she?s really brave, skateboards) and snapping panos of the stunning view from the roof.
30 Kenmare St. (at Elizabeth St.); 212-925-2555 or nolitanhotel.com
FOR YOUR APPREHENSIVE PARENTS: THE NEW YORK EDITION
This hotel is technically owned by Marriott, so your folks can dip their toes into the world of NYC boutiques without sacrificing any of the typical amenities, like a spa and a fitness center.
5 Madison Ave. (at 24th St.); 212-413-4200 or editionhotels.com
FOR YOUR BROOKLYN-OBSESSED NIECE: MCCARREN HOTEL
She spends most of your Skype conversations asking if your life is just like Hannah’s on Girls. Treat her to the real Brooklyn experience at this trendy Williamsburg gem. She might even spot Lena Dunham.
160 N. 12th St. (at Berry St.), Brooklyn; 718-218-7500 or chelseahotels.com/us/brooklyn/mccarren-hotel-and-pool
FOR YOUR STYLISH COLLEGE ROOMMATE: THE HIGH LINE HOTEL
Your old roomie’s house looks like a living Pinterest board, so she isn’t going to be impressed by any old hotel. She’ll feel right at home in this picture-perfect room with locally sourced antique furniture.
180 Tenth Ave. (at 21st St.); 212-929-3888 or thehighlinehotel.com
FOR YOUR BOOKWORM AUNT: THE LIBRARY HOTEL
Your studious aunt can browse books to her heart’s content in the relaxing reading room or up on the roof garden at this quiet hotel, which is around the corner from the New York Public Library.
299 Madison Ave. (at 41st St.); 212-983-4500 or libraryhotel.com
FOR YOUR FOOD-OBSESSED BROTHER: CHAMBERS HOTEL
With David Chang’s Má Pêche attached to the hotel, your bro can order fried chicken and waffles from room service every morning.
15 W. 56th St. (at Seventh Ave.); 212-974-5656 or chambershotel.com
FOR YOUR ARTSY COUSIN: PAPER FACTORY HOTEL
Off the beaten path in LIC, this renovated paper factory still has plenty of industrial touches (read: cement floors), but your cousin will adore the original artwork and kitschy teal mini-fridge in her room.
37-06 36th St. (at 37th Ave.), Long Island City; 718-329-7200 or paperfactoryhotel.com
FOR YOUR PARIS-OBSESSED BEST FRIEND: THE NOMAD HOTEL
French architect and interior designer Jacques Garcia transformed what was once a drab office building into a little slice of the City of Light. Oui, oui--your BFF will be trés impressed.
1170 Broadway (at 28th St.); 212-796-1500 or thenomadhotel.com
FOR YOUR SCOTCH-SIPPING UNCLE: THE BOWERY HOTEL
The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is fine, but he’d be just as happy sitting in front of the lobby fireplace with a glass of good single-malt scotch. We’ve found his hangout.
335 Bowery (at Third St.); 212-505-9100 or theboweryhotel.com