Purpose-built as a hotel in the early 1900s, the ten-story Wales is a comfortable, convenient choice for a culture jaunt due to its proximity to Museum Mile. Tucked in the quietly affluent Carnegie Hill neighborhood just above Madison Avenue’s prime retail stretch, it’s also well placed for a posh shopping spree. Standard double rooms are small, but high ceilings, large windows and an unfussy contemporary-classic style prevent them from seeming cramped; about half of the accommodation consists of suites. All quarters have recently been redecorated with designer wallpaper, sleek new bathrooms and HD TVs. Higher-floor rooms on the east side have Central Park views, but all guests can enjoy them on the large roof terrace. Two on-site restaurants (Italian spot Paola’s and mini-chain Sarabeth’s) provide meals and snacks. Rooms: 89.
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1295 Madison Avenue
|Cross street:||at 92nd St|
|Transport:||Subway: Subway 4, 5, 6 to 86th St; 6 to 96th St|
|Price:||$225–$525 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|