Sleep Like a Dream: Eight Unique Accommodations in New York
From dazzling luxury hotels to stylish boutique hotels and fair-price establishments; Falstaff presents top addresses for unforgettable nights in the Big Apple.
Hospitality is something New York is particularly proud of. And this is clearly demonstrated not least by the many great hotels in the city. As with restaurants, the number and variety of hostels in the Big Apple is almost unmanageable. From chic boutique hotels in the city's hottest neighbourhoods, to fair-price accommodations that are affordable for slimmer wallets, to opulent luxury accommodations, some with top spas and world-class restaurants, New York has something for everyone.
Falstaff introduces you to eight special New York hotels, all unique in their own way. So that you can still sleep well on your next visit to the city that never sleeps!
"Four Seasons Downtown"The Four Seasons New York Downtown is in a class of its own - a high-end experience for both business travellers and luxury tourists. But it can be a challenge just to leave the room after check-in. The oversized suites feature beautiful marble bathrooms, huge bathtubs with views of the city skyline. Some rooms even have their own terrace - perfect for sipping your morning coffee while the hustle and bustle of the city awakens below. The Tribeca location is ideal as a base for exploring downtown - Battery Park, Wall Street, One World Trade Center and the Hudson River with North Cove Marina are just steps away. And when the city has worn you out, take some time out to recharge your batteries at the hotel's wellness center - an entire floor is dedicated to fitness and well-being. Pool? Of course! Hungry? The in-house restaurant "Cut by Wolfgang Puck" serves breakfast, lunch and dinner; not only solid steaks, also fish and vegan. Prices from 1025 USD.
27 Barclay Street,
T: +1 646 8801999
"The St. Regis New York", MidtownA New York institution that celebrates the city's glamorous past like no other, just steps from the bustle of Fifth Avenue. The city's golden age can still be felt in the lobby. Founded more than a century ago by John Jacob Astor, the now landmarked 18-story house exudes class with rich draperies and gold accents. Private butlers are available to guests upon request. Rooms and suites have chandeliers, dark wood floors, and marble bathtubs. Dining is in the royal "Astor Court", and in the famous "King Cole Bar" was by 1934 serving the "Bloody Mary", invented by the bartender Fernand Petiot, and by himself served. Prices from 1425 USD.
2 East 55th Street, Fifth Avenue
T: +1 212 7534500
"Mandarin Oriental", MidtownWaking up to an incredible view of Central Park and being able to just walk across the street and enjoy the park as well is what makes the Mandarin Oriental New York so spectacular. Located on Columbus Circle on the top floors of the Time Warner Center, the property offers a five-star hotel experience with impeccable service, luxurious accommodations, excellent restaurants and an award-winning SPA with "Oriental Tea Lounge" and a sports pool more than 20 metres long. In addition to traditional massages and facials, there are also holistic therapies such as acupuncture and Ayurvedic treatments. If you want, you can take the elevator to the stores on the floors below, or to "Jazz at Lincoln Centre."
Prices from USD 895,-.
80 Columbus Circle
10023 New York
T: +1 212 8058800,
"The Whitby Hotel", MidtownTrendy boutique hotel and unique art experience in one. At the second hotel by designer/architect couple Tim and Kit Kemp (the other is the no less exciting at "Crosby"), it feels like you're staying in a contemporary art gallery, just a few feet from Central Park and MoMA. Playful details and patterns as well as spacious rooms characterise the exclusive house. Just entering the lobby brings a smile to every guest's face. Eclectic touches are everywhere: an installation of baskets hangs above the bar; in the bedrooms, bed headboards are completely custom and one-of-a-kind; and porcelain sculptures engraved with New York landmarks flaunt the Orangery. Prices from 895 USD.
18 W 56th Street
T: +1 212 5865656
"The Crosby Street Hotel", DowntownRight in the middle of the action in SoHo, but located on a quiet cobblestone street. "The Crosby Hotel" was designed by designer/architect couple Kit and Tim Kemp with an authentic English flair. The 86 rooms and suites are completely different to each other. However, they all have one thing in common: the beds have a high headboard and decor like a tailor's dummy. And the Meadow Suite offers something that hardly any other hotel in the metropolis has to offer: anyone staying here can stick their toes in the grass in their own garden in summer and build a snowman in winter. The bar and restaurant are also colourfully designed. Another highlight: the champagne afternoon tea! While non-hotel guests can also dine in the restaurant, the sculpture garden in the courtyard is reserved only for hotel guests for their inner contemplation. Prices from 895 USD.
79 Crosby Street
0012 New York
T: +1 212 2266400
"The Greenwich", DowntownThe "Greenwich Hotel" belongs to actor Robert de Niro and is chic yet mysterious. Photos? No! Privacy reigns here. Many of the common areas are for hotel guests only. Not surprisingly, this house regularly attracts a prominent A-list clientele. The SPA is decorated in Japanese style, the lobby with abstract paintings of De Niro's late father. Behind it there are other havens: a salon filled with books merges into a small garden. Each of the rooms is quirkily furnished with antique silk rugs, a vintage table or two, and marble bathtubs, while the Tribeca penthouse is earthy and minimalist. But the most lasting memory is the Shibui SPA, where the lantern-lit pool shimmers beneath the beams of a 250-year-old Japanese farmhouse. The excellent Italian restaurant "Locanda Verde" is popular with guests and locals alike. Prices from 825 USD.
377 Greenwich Street
10013 New York
T: +1 212 9418900
"The Cloud One Hotel NYC", DowntownThe German group Motel One is also represented in New York since this year, but with a new brand and the "Cloud One Hotel New York, Downtown". Located directly across from the new World Trade Centre complex and the 9/11 Memorial, Battery Park and Wall Street are close by. On this side, the rooms have floor to ceiling windows. The house is an ideal starting point for sightseeing tours. Sustainability is also a big theme here; green electricity from the solar system and homemade honey from the roof, local suppliers for the breakfast buffet, more than 60 organic wines at the bar, handpicked by Marc Guillaudeu, U.S. Sommelier 2022; all speak a clear language. In addition local DJs. The bar and lounge area is earthy and cosy, including lamps by local designers. A flat screen brings the hustle and bustle of New York's streets into the hotel, but it is switched to silent mode. Cosiness in the urban jungle. Prices from 199 USD (an algorithm calculates prices depending on occupancy and season).
133 Greenwich St
T: +1 646 4344649
"1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge", Brooklyn HeightsThe view leaves many guests speechless at this sustainable hotel. From the rooms and the rooftop pool, guests are served the world's most famous skyline on a silver platter, so to speak; Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge, Cinemascope. The hotel atmosphere is casual yet elegant and a pleasant alternative to the hustle and bustle of the city. There's reclaimed wood everywhere, and a wall of live plants adorns the lobby. Like its sister hotel, 1 Central Park, this property focuses on sustainability. Corner suites are equipped with hammocks, there is a wellness SPA, live music and DJs on weekends. In addition, you can test drive an electric Audi. The hotel's culinary offerings range from local specialities to international delicacies, all prepared with fresh, sustainable ingredients. Prices from 600 USD.
60 Furman Street, Brooklyn
T: +1 347 696 2500