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The 13 best NYC hotels for families from affordable boutiques to luxury resorts

Planning a family getaway to the Big Apple? Treat yourself to the ultimate kid-friendly stay with our top picks of the best family-friendly hotels in NYC.

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Heading to New York with kids in tow can feel like preparing for a major military operation. There's a lot to consider - where to rest your head, where to grab meals, and, most importantly, where to keep the little ones happy. 

Even before you board the plane, there's the task of finding kid-friendly accommodation. And, in a city as vast as the Big Apple, there’s a dizzying array of options, from plush chain hotels with family suites to affordable New York City hotels that the kids will love. It can feel pretty overwhelming, right?

But don't stress. We've got your back. From the trendy Meatpacking District to the classy Upper East Side, we've rounded up some of the best NYC hotels for families. And, trust us, once the accommodation puzzle is solved, exploring the city will feel like a leisurely stroll through Central Park.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every hotel featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities, and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The best boutique hotels in NYC

  • Hotels
  • Chain hotels
  • Midtown East
  • price 4 of 4

While the Peninsula’s killer location draws many guests, it's the hotel's family-friendly vibe that really seals the deal. The Camp Peninsula package is a definite standout, offering kids a mini teepee, a cozy campfire with smores, and a fun scavenger hunt throughout the hotel. The Family Escape package is a winner too, featuring a daily American breakfast for two adults and two kids, a trip to MoMA or Top of the Rock, flexible check-in/out, and complimentary parking (availability varies by season, so it's best to check in advance). 

The mood? Next-level luxury.
Location perks? You're a stone's throw from Fifth Avenue in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and just a short stroll from both Rockefeller Center and Central Park. Oh, and did we mention the rooftop terrace, a luxurious spa, and an indoor pool? This one's a real winner.
Budget range? Pretty expensive for a family of four.

  • Hotels
  • Chain hotels
  • Hell's Kitchen
  • price 2 of 4

For a cozy home away from home, TRYP is the place to be. Their condo-style family suites can comfortably sleep up to eight people, featuring a mix of king and queen beds, sleeper sofas, and bunk beds. Some of these spacious suites even feature two bathrooms and separate living areas where the kids can unwind with HD televisions, a Nintendo Wii, and coloring books. And, after a day of city adventures, you can make the most of the hotel's numerous amenities, from an inviting onsite tapas restaurant to a rooftop terrace offering breathtaking city views.

Mood? Simple but reliable.
Location perks? You're within a mile of The Empire State Building and just an 11-minute walk from Madame Tussauds, which is an awesome spot for a family day out.
Budget range? Super affordable. 

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  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Hell's Kitchen
  • price 3 of 4

This Hell’s Kitchen hotel knows how to spoil guests of all ages. Grown-ups can enjoy cocktails and breathtaking views at the rooftop bar, while kids are treated with complimentary Pack ‘n Plays. Each expertly designed room has a flat-screen TV, iPod docking stations, super fancy bath amenities, and stunning Manhattan views. You can even bring your furry friends along for the adventure (if they are under 50 pounds). Be sure to swing by the reception for free bikes and explore the city from dawn 'til dusk.

Mood? Modern design.
Location perks? Enjoy a stay in the heart of Hell's Kitchen, just 1.1km away from Times Square.
Budget range? A mid-range family resort in NY.

  • Hotels
  • Chain hotels
  • Lenox Hill
  • price 3 of 4

The Loews Loves Families program at this elegant hotel has everyone covered. From kid-friendly dining options catering to all tastes to partnerships with top-quality brands like Little Spoon and Hello Bello, this swanky hotel is the ultimate family-friendly resort in NYC. Forgot something? No worries- the hotel has you covered with complimentary cribs, night lights, and activity guides, easing the stress of packing for children. The best part? Kids under 18 stay for free- that’s pretty impressive for a New York hotel.

Mood? Contemporary living at its finest.
Location perks? A leisurely stroll to Central Park and a couple of blocks away from the subway, providing easy access to New York’s most iconic attractions.
Budget range? On the pricey side.

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5. Hotel Beacon

The Hotel Beacon has two major selling points for families. One is the choice location and its proximity to a wealth of family amusements (the ones everyone likes, such as Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History). The other is the availability of suites that feature fold-out sofa beds and a super handy kitchenette. Yes, that’s right. When fussy eater syndrome strikes (or someone wants a pre-bed rice cake) you can jump right on it without having to mess around calling room service (and let’s face it, when did room service ever provide an impromptu mashed banana and bread stick?). The elegant décor of the place and its classy address will also appeal to the adults in the party who want a nice place to enjoy a glass of red once the little ones are snoozing.

The mood? Unfussy luxe everyone will love.
Location perks?
A smorgasbord of parks and museums right on your doorstep.
Budget range?
Upper West Side but, you know, not totally unaffordable.

  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Meatpacking District
  • price 3 of 4

If you thought the trendy Meatpacking District wouldn’t be kid-friendly, we don’t blame you - but the Gansevoort Hotel puts that theory to rest. They go all out for the kids, offering game consoles, complimentary cribs, protective bumpers, Pack 'n Plays, and even disposable diapers. There are even cozy sofa beds available for under-13s. But the real gem? We have to say the rooftop space with a heated year-round pool. It might be a challenge to peel your kids away from this aquatic wonderland, but with New York's allure right outside you’re going to have to try.

Mood? Clean and green.
Location perks? The hotel is super close to High Line Park, Gansevoort Meatpacking, Chelsea Market, and the 14-St-8 Avenue subway station. 
Budget range? Well worth the investment.

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  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Midtown West
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended

As well as an unbeatable location (meters from Times Square), the four-star Luma Hotel has super unique in-house amenities for families. This includes a robot butler (yes, a robot butler) called Alina, which can deliver exciting goodies straight to your room, including games, tickets for Le Carrousel at nearby Bryant Park, and a list of local child-friendly activities and attractions. For the big kids (we're looking at you grown-ups), there's an onsite restaurant and bar that serves everything from pizza and pasta salad to oysters and cocktails. 

Mood? Enjoy endless fun in the center of NYC.
Location perks? Only a two-minute stroll to Bryant Park, a ten-minute walk to Macy's, and just twelve minutes away from the iconic Empire State Building.
Budget range? Mid to high.

  • Hotels
  • Chain hotels
  • Midtown West
  • price 4 of 4

The Ritz Kids program at this hotel makes traveling with children a breeze. Kids have their own check-in area and receive a welcome toy, a sweet treat, and an activity book with crayons. Plus, there are pre-prepared packages offering adventures like a picnic in Central Park with a map, hamper, and frisbee, or a bubble bath kit with a rubber duck toy and bedtime book. Your little ones even have the chance to create a unique fizzy concoction at the in-house restaurant, Contour. And let's not forget the epic rooms, complete with exquisite furniture, luxurious amenities, and breathtaking views of Central Park or the city skyline. What more would you expect from the Ritz?

Mood? Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at this luxury New York hotel.
Location perks? A short stroll from Fifth Avenue shopping and Rockefeller Center, and only a block away from the 57th Street subway station, giving you convenient access to explore the entire city.
Budget range? As pricey as it gets.

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  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Tribeca
  • price 3 of 4

At The Roxy, every family member is welcomed with open arms (and complimentary champagne for those over 21). Whether you’re enjoying delicious meals at the hotel’s restaurant or catching a family movie in the 118-seat private screening room, there’s no shortage of entertainment for the little ones. You can even borrow iPads and iPods for free on request. And yes, your furry friends are welcome too - they’ll receive their own pet-friendly amenities, as well as access to a private park to burn off any leftover energy at the end of the day. 

Mood? Bespoke interiors.
Location perks? Nestled in the center of the Tribeca district, less than 5km away from Washington Square Park and Times Square.
Budget range? Pricey.
Time Out Tip: For those visiting in the summer months, make use of the hotel’s complimentary bicycles to explore the surrounding area on wheels. 

  • Hotels
  • Boutique hotels
  • Midtown East
  • price 3 of 4

Enjoy all the family-friendly perks at this Midtown gem with two fantastic packages to choose from. For a festive holiday treat, opt for the 'Radio City Christmas Spectacular' package that offers discounted suites, up to 25 percent off tickets to the Christmas Spectacular featuring the Radio City Rockettes, and a special Rockettes-themed in-room amenity. Or, go wild with the 'Call of the Wild' package, in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society. This package comes with a 20 percent discount at all five WCS zoos and aquariums, along with chocolate-covered animal crackers and a cuddly animal toy for each guest up to 12 years old.

Mood? Seriously fancy.
Location perks? Take a free transfer to Broadway and Wall Street, directly from the hotel. Or, if you’re up for a walk, Central Park is less than 1km away.
Budget range? Well worth the treat.

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  • Hotels
  • Chain hotels
  • Midtown West
  • price 3 of 4

Le Parker Meridien New York is so much more than just a place to lay your head- it’s one of the best family-friendly resorts in NYC. The guest rooms are stunning, especially those with amazing Central Park views, and there's a boatload of awesome amenities to enjoy, including 40-inch TVs with Beats by Dr.Dre sound systems, an onsite fitness center, and complimentary nightly turndown services. Even after recent renovations, the hotel has kept its original charm intact. The secret-door, speakeasy-style Burger Joint is definitely a highlight, keeping guests of all ages on their toes as they hunt for the entrance. 

Mood? Elegant energy.
Location perks? You're within walking distance of both Central Park and Times Square, making this spot perfect for exploring all that New York has to offer.
Budget range? More affordable than most.

  • Hotels
  • Chain hotels
  • Midtown East
  • price 3 of 4

At the Omni Hotel, the red carpet is rolled out for even its littlest guests. Thanks to the Omni Junior Chefs program, kids are welcomed with their very own healthy menu and a handy tote that doubles as a lunch bag. Packed with a juice box, to-go cup, crayons, and an engaging activity book, it's a special treat just for them. Don’t worry, adults get their fair share of perks too with top-notch amenities like an on-site gym with views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, in-room massages, and 49-inch flat-screen TVs equipped with streaming services.

Mood? Soak up that big city life.
Location perks? Less than 1km from Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and Central Park. You’ll even enjoy on-site dining and a spacious sundeck.
Budget range? Very well priced, especially as kids aged 12 and under stay for free.

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13. Radio Hotel New York, Washington Heights

You've struck gold with the New York Radio Hotel if your family's crazy about baseball. Situated just 2.8 km from Yankee Stadium, catching a game is as easy as a walk in the park. Step inside, and you're greeted with fantastic perks like a fully-equipped fitness center, private parking, and a serene garden and outdoor terrace. Each room's got you covered with air conditioning, a handy desk, a secure safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a super refreshing shower.

The mood? Bright and bold.
Location perks? If you're up for exploring, Columbia University is a short 5.9 km away, and the Bronx Zoo is just 6.3 km from your doorstep.
Budget range? A mid-range weeklong stay for families.

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