New York hotels: Critics' picks

Find the best hotels in New York with these Time Out editors' picks for accommodation in New York City.

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Macy's Flower Show

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Escape to a not-so-secret garden at this two-week floral display, this year titled "Art in Bloom." The ground level of Macy's Herald Square turns into something from Alice in Wonderland, all covered in ceiling-to-floor greenery—and then you get to the clothes! Go social.macys.com/flowershow for

  1. Macy's Herald Square 151 W 34th St, between Sixth and Seventh Aves
  2. Tue Mar 31 - Sat Apr 4
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ABC Kitchen

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 2/4
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While plenty of New York restaurants have lately made the environment a priority—sourcing their ingredients locally and crafting dining rooms from salvaged materials—none have done so with quite as much visual and gastronomic panache as chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s new ABC Kitchen. The

  1. ABC Carpet & Home, 35 E 18th St, between Broadway and Park Ave South, 10003
  2. Average main course: $25. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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The Book of Mormon

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 3/4
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If theater is your religion and the Broadway musical your sect, you've been woefully faith-challenged of late. Venturesome, boundary-pushing works such as Spring Awakening, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Next to Normal closed too soon. American Idiot was shamefully ignored at the Tonys and will

  1. 230 W 49th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. $69–$175, premium $252–$477
  3. Tue Mar 31 - Thu Dec 31
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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

  • Rated as: 5/5
  • Price band: 4/4
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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. Walter Kerr Theatre (see Broadway). Book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman. Music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak. Directed by Darko Tresnjak. With Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, Lauren Worsham, Lisa O’Hare. Running time: 2hrs 20mins. One intermission. A

  1. 219 W 48th St, between Broadway and Eighth Ave
  2. $99–$147
  3. Tue Mar 31 - Thu Dec 31
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Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

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Sunday best gets new meaning during this annual procession, wherein participants show off elaborately constructed hats—we’re talking noggin-toppers shaped like the NYC skyline and the Coney Island Cyclone, not just a boring old fedora. The tradition started in the mid-1800s, when high-society

  1. Manhattan
  2. Sun Apr 5
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Alex Da Corte, "Die Hexe"

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Hailing from Philadelphia, Alex Da Corte brings his largest solo exhibition yet, "Die Hexe" (or “The Witch” in German), to Upper East Side art gallery Luxembourg & Dayan. The installation unfolds the artificiality of commerce and advertising, movie-style, with a series of vignettes as you

  1. Luxembourg & Dayan 64 E 77th St, between Madison and Park Aves, 10075
  2. Tue Mar 31 - Sat Apr 11
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Cherry Blossom Season at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

  • Price band: 2/4
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You don’t have to take a 15-hour flight to Japan to experience the wonder of cherry-blossom trees in bloom; hop the train to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to stroll through the most majestic springtime beauty New York City has to offer. Check out the "Plants in Bloom" report on the garden’s

  1. Brooklyn Botanic Garden 990 Washington Ave, at President St
  2. Wed Apr 1 - Sun Apr 26
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NYC Pillow Fight 2015

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Forget all your stress and adult worries as you (softly) pummel strangers. At New York’s 10th annual International Pillow Fight Day, the flash mob—which last year attracted 5,000 participants—turns Washington Square Park into the city’s bedroom, and the only rules to this favorite

  1. Washington Square Park W 4th St to Waverly Pl, between MacDougal St and University Pl
  2. Sat Apr 4
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The High Line

  • Rated as: 4/5
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  • Free

RECOMMENDED: 50 best New York attractions There’s something uniquely New York about this aerie. Built on an abandoned railway track, the space is ingenious in its use of reclaimed industrial detritus, a necessity in footage-starved Manhattan. But what we like best is how the pathway takes you

  1. Washington St at Gansevoort St, to Tenth Ave at 30th St
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Sam Falls, "Light Over Time"

  • Rated as: 4/5
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A process-oriented Los Angeles artist who works in a variety of media, Sam Falls has transformed Downtown Brooklyn’s MetroTech Commons into a playground for his interactive art. Exploring the passage of time through light and color, Falls displays several sculptural works that are activated by

  1. Public Art Fund at MetroTech Center Commons MetroTech Center Commons, Myrtle Ave, between Flatbush Ave and Jay St
  2. Tue Mar 31 - Fri May 29
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Ted S
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Thank you so much for the list of hotels in New York. I am going to take my family on vacation to New York this summer and I need to find a hotel for us to stay in. We are going to go to the Smithsonian and all the national monuments. It is going to be so much fun. However, we can't go if I don't get a hotel.
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Adelle H
Adelle H

I'll be arriving in New York in may. It's my first time visiting NYC and I was thinking to stay either at Hilton or Intercontinental. They're both really nice and in my price range. I'm inclined to go to Hilton just so I won't have any surprises. Wouldn't mind to see Emma Stone at the Cabaret also.

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Kent C
Kent C

We will be heading to New York next month. It will be a very fun trip. However, we have no idea where to stay. Thanks for posting the prices of the hotels there. We are going to try and save as much money as we can. Finding a cheaper hotel would be ideal for us. http://www.cbvipg.com/