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The 14 Best Boutique Hotels In New York City

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When visiting New York City, you have finer tastes when it comes to where you’re going to stay. And with good reason.

In the greatest city in the world, you can find some truly beautiful boutique hotels to stay. We’re a destination for travelers from all corners of the world. It’s no surprise we have some of the coolest places to rest after the fun activities of each day. 

Where to Stay in NYC

You’re in luck! This question has many answers that all depend on what you are looking for.

Amenities – What comforts such as a swimming pool, free Wifi, or a snack bar does the hotel have?

Location – Is the hotel close to Times Square? Or Central Park? Close to what you will be doing? A New York City jet ski tour, perhaps?

Price – Are you getting the value and comfort you paid for? 

We at Sea The City believe these are the best hotels to stay in and outside of NYC to stay because they fill all the above requirements. You get great amenities and locations, all at the right price. 

So if you’re planning a New York City trip, take a look at our list of the 14 best boutique hotels to stay. And if you come to us for a thrilling jet ski tour, tell us what you think!

The Library Hotel 

A self-proclaimed “Thought-Provoking Experience,” the Library Hotel offers the following amenities:

  • Continental Breakfast
  • 3-hour Wine and Cheese Reception every evening
  • Wireless Internet

Learn more here

Hotel Boutique At Grand Central

This beautiful Midtown Manhattan hotel offers clean, comfortable, and modern rooms right near Grand Central Station. Their modern design and stark design itself is an attraction, but you’ll love some of the amenities they offer:

  • Unlimited high-speed wireless internet
  • Mobile Check-In
  • Free coffee and tea

Learn more here.

Crosby Street Hotel

Nestled in a quiet and cobbled street in SoHo, the Crosby Street Hotel is a bit of a getaway within the city. 

Along with all the standard amenities, you’ll love that Crosby Street has traditional British Afternoon Tea each day – just a touch of novelty to round out a perfect hotel experience here. 

Learn more here.

The Bowery Hotel

The classic New York interior design is novelty enough. Built in a repurposed Bowery-neighborhood structure, this hotel looks fit for a traveler at heart. It’s located in a historic neighborhood in New York City, a perfect place to take tons of photos to memorialize your trip. 

Amenities here include:

  • Complimentary New York Times and New York Post
  • Marble bathrooms with golden metal accents
  • Complimentary laptops (PC and Apple)

Learn more here.

Refinery Hotel

Located right next to Bryant Park, the Refinery Hotel is artsy, clean, and flooded with interior designs breathtaking in their sheer variety. The building is a repurposed hat factory given new life in beautiful color. 

This is a perfect place to stay for people who love being in a highly-designed environment. The amenities at Refinery Hotel include:

  • Free wireless internet
  • Noir-brand bath products
  • A stocked minibar with food and local whiskey

Learn more here.

Arlo SoHo

It’s “the Home Base” of Soho, and for good reason. Its convenient location in the highly-desired neighborhood allows quick access to restaurants, entertainment, and public transportation (but if you book directly, you get free parking on site!). 

The amenity that makes Arlo SoHo stand out is its rooftop deck, available rain or shine. It will give you views of the historic neighborhood rare at most hotels.

Learn more here.

Sixty SoHo

The Empire State Building is in full view of the rooftop deck at Sixty. Featuring eclectic interior designs blended with a fun and modern feel, there’s a lot to like about the views inside and out.

The special amenities for Sixty SoHo include:

  • 24-hour room service with breakfast in bed
  • Full-service spa and roofdeck pool
  • 24-hour fitness center.

Learn more here.

The William NYC

“Living is curated” at the William NYC. It can feel more like a design gallery than a hotel, but only because a painstaking attention to aesthetic beauty covers every inch of the hotel. Personalized service and attractive, modern spaces make this a great choice to spend the night.

Special amenities at The William include:

  • A fully-integrated, high-quality sound system
  • Free international and domestic telephone calls
  • Luxury linens

Learn more here.

Freehand New York

In the vibrant Flatiron neighborhood, Freehand is the perfect vacation stay for artistic travelers. The hotel embodies this creative spirit in its design and offers a great location to visit the local galleries. 

Freehand New York features the following amenities:

  • Several exclusive bars and restaurants
  • An Artist-In-Residence program
  • Multilingual staff

Learn more here.

Ink 48 Hotel

It’s over 200 rooms of finely designed, air-conditioned comfort in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen. You’re close to all major public transportation, and you’re just a stone’s throw away from Times Square.

The amenities at Freehand NYC include:

  • A full-service spa
  • Concierge service
  • A 24-hour business center

Learn more here.

Moxy NYC Chelsea

The Moxy NYC Chelsea is 35 stories in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, and nearby Chelsea shops and clothing stores. The views you can experience here are unlike anywhere else in this vibrant neighborhood. You’ll enjoy the floods of natural light and an internationally-inspired design.

The amenities for Moxy NYC Chelsea include:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Car rental
  • On-site florist

Learn more here.

Inn At Irving Place

Nestled deep in Gramercy Park, you won’t find a sign on the door.

But, the eight individually-furnished rooms will be enough to leave lasting memories of your New York City stay. 

The special amenities at Inn At Irving Place include:

  • Minibars in every room
  • Stunning 19th-century design
  • Digital cable with HBO

Learn more here.

Arthouse Hotel New York City

Arthouse Hotel is a modern hotel with incredible views of Central Park and the Hudson River. It’s perhaps one of the best places to stay in the Upper West Side with a trendy Prohibition-era restaurant and a current, luxurious feel. 

The amenities at Arthouse include:

  • On-site restaurants featuring Northern Italian and Chinese fusion cuisines
  • Safes in every room
  • Live entertainment throughout the year.

Learn more here.

The Broome Hotel

To get an exhilarating SoHo artist experience, stay at this former graffiti-artist-commune-turned-boutique hotel. You’re in the center of galleries and current exhibits, and you’ll be staying in a beautifully-designed space deserving of its history.

The amenities at the Broome Hotel include:

  • An authentic French café
  • Complimentary suit press
  • Free New York Times newspaper

Learn more here.

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