New York City is an overwhelming place to visit but it can also be one of the most iconic vacation destinations. Take a look at the top 10 romantic hotels in New York to escape to this season.
New York City is an overwhelming place to visit, but it can also be one of the most iconic vacation destinations. The city is called “the city that never sleeps” for countless reasons. On the other hand, when we talk about sleeping there are quite a few romantic hotels in New York that you should take a look!
Planning your trip is important especially choosing a vacation rental in NYC. In this article, we’ll take a look at the top 10 romantic hotels in New York.
Hopefully, it’ll help you plan your trip with someone special and make the most of the Big Apple!
Gramercy Park Hotel
If a hotel is romantic enough for Humphrey Bogart’s wedding, it’s definitely romantic enough for your vacation too. That’s exactly what you’ll get at the Gramercy Park Hotel.
Originally opened back in 1925, it had a two-year hiatus in the mid nineties, as it was renovated by art collector Aby Rosen and artist Julian Schnabel. Now, you’ve got a Boho-chic hotel that has one of the most understated atmospheres in the city.
And, we haven’t got to the facilities yet. An Italian trattoria, bars overlooking Gramercy Park, and a flip-down bar make for an unforgettable stay!
Location: 2 Lexington Avenue
Hidden away in SoHo, almost bordering Little Italy, this small boutique hotel stands for nostalgic and modern, hence the name NoMo.
It’s a true hidden gem that you’ll be enamored with from the moment you walk under the forest of greenery in the hotel’s entryway. When you’re inside, you could be forgiven thinking that you’re in Santorini, which the blue and white décor will certainly put you in mind of.
A particularly great aspect of NoMo is that you can bring your furry friend – although you will need to pay an extra cleaning fee.
Location: 9 Crosby Street
The High Line Hotel
Coming in at the lower end of the price scale, The High Line Hotel is a great option if you want a vacation to remember, but understandably can’t justify the crazy prices of some NY hotels.
The tasteful décor throughout the reception and guest rooms come from the 1800s and early 1900s, and the Refectory will make you think you’ve stepped into a scene from Harry Potter, that is also on Broadway now!
If you’re traveling to NY in the summer, don’t miss your chance to enjoy champagne and oysters on the hotel terrace!
Location: 180 10th Avenue
The Nomad Hotel
Not to be confused with NoMo SoHo, the NoMad hotel is a modern take on a Parisian flat. And where could be more romantic than the City of Love?! (except New York, of course).
In your room, you can choose between taking a dip in the clawfoot bathtub, writing a post card to your love at the French writing desk (presumably while they’re doing something else), or just admire the stunning artwork throughout.
When you get hungry, just head down to the restaurant where chef Daniel Humm works his magic in the kitchen!
Location: 1170 Broadway
The Bowery Hotel
In the days of punk rock, you certainly wouldn’t have the East Village on your list of places to stay. However, times change, and now the five-star Bowery is one of the top romantic offerings in town.
Explore New York to your heart’s content with free bike rentals, before coming home to ultimate luxury. Factory windows bathe the Turkish rugs and wool blankets in natural light.
If you spend all the time in the room though, you’ll miss the vintage bar complete with a fireplace. And you don’t want to do that!
Location: 335 Bowery
The Library Hotel
If you’re a book lover, there’s only one place you can even consider staying in the Big Apple. Each floor is themed on a category of the Dewey Decimal System, which is pretty cool.
Make sure you set aside some time to check out the Writer’s Den and Poetry Garden. It has sublime views of New York, and it’s perfect for getting those creative juices flowing.
The one problem with the Library Hotel? You might spend so much time lost in a good book that you forget to pay your partner any attention!
Location: 299 Madison Avenue
The Knickerbocker Hotel
Said to be the birthplace of the Martini (although that hasn’t been confirmed), the Knickerbocker has over 100 years of history and is one of the largest hotels on our list – with over 330 rooms!
The French Renaissance style hotel, located in Times Square, is one of the best-known in New York City, but curiously doesn’t boast a swimming pool!
It can, however, offer superb high-end cuisine, a rooftop terrace, and in-room spa treatments.
Location: 6 Times Square
Whichever of the top 10 romantic hotels in New York you choose to stay at, you simply have to come to the Carlyle for one reason.
Benelmans Bar, on the ground floor, is one of the finest cocktail bars in the entire world. The restaurant isn’t bad either, offering French haute-cuisine!
But wait! The Café Carlyle is another great spot inside the hotel to try.
Why? The one and only Woody Allen plays with his Jazz band, every Monday! Be sure to book your table, because they obviously sell out pretty fast.
Tickets cost from $190.00 – $245.00, all ages.
It’s a great spot for art lovers as it’s just a 9-minute walk to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Location: 35 East 76th Street
Soho Grand Hotel
Another option if your budget doesn’t stretch to five-stars every night is the Soho Grand Hotel. However, it’s also one of the most storied luxury hotels in New York, so don’t feel like you’re losing out on any of the experience of your romantic trip!
Velvet hangings on the wall, tasteful artwork, towering columns are just some of the things that add to this hotel’s character.
The 353 rooms mean that it’s possibly to get a late deal, although we would recommend booking with plenty of advance notice!
Location: 310 West Broadway
If you’re a film buff, you probably already know about this place and you already want to stay. Why’s that? Well, it’s only owned by actor Robert De Niro!
Hidden away in one of the most picturesque neighborhoods of New York, TriBeCa (Triangle Below Canal Street), the Greenwich Hotel does kind of resemble a movie set.
Although the rooms are supposed to resemble an Italian home, there are several Asian influences on the hotel too. One of the most enticing is the Shibui Spa, a real treat!
And there’s no food more romantic than Italian, so head down to the on-site Locanda Verde for a dinner to savor.
Location: 377 Greenwich Street
So, now you know about the 10 most romantic hotels in New York!
You’ll want to book up as they can go pretty fast!
For more information on the side of New York that not all tourists see, and to plan some off the beaten track/independent adventures, check out our other posts.
Photo Credits: Courtesy of all hotels and Michael Tommasiello (Woody Allen at The Carlyle)