If your date is going so well that you can’t possibly say good night (or wait until you get back to Queens), download the “One Night Standard” app and you’re in luck (or literally getting lucky). Use it anytime between 3 p.m. and 5 a.m to see if a room is available, and you just may find seriously low rates (think $99) at one of the city’s hippest hotels. The app lets you snag a first-come, first-serve room (so it may be a standard room or a penthouse suite) at a last-minute rate. Stay to imbibe at the Biergarten and brunch at The Top of the Standard. Take your complimentary bikes out on a spin on the High Line.
Dinner and drinks is a perfectly classic date idea in NYC (albeit a bit of a yawn), but if you are looking to hit a homerun, you best score a reservation for two at some of New York City’s best date hotels. These sexy Manhattan and Brooklyn hotels are, not surprisingly, some of the most gorgeous, fun and well-appointed hotels in all of New York City, not to mention the world. It’s also no surprise that as locals we never get the chance to stay at one. (Because who in New York really has time or disposable income for a staycation?) But sometimes the company of that special someone warrants a splurge. After all, there is no better date than one with plush white robes, a gigantic bed and, of course, room service. When you do muster the strength to put on clothes to leave your glorious room, there are infinite restaurants and bars nearby (or even inside when you consider the best hotel restaurants in NYC), plus new neighborhoods to explore, and all the top attractions of New York City at your doorstep, adding deep layers to an already killer date weekend.
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