Best hotels near Bryant Park
Midtown suits and ladies in slinky dresses love the dark, glam lounge-vibe of the Royalton. Guests sip complimentary coffee and cappuccino from the hotel’s American brasserie Forty Four, which is heralded for its seasonal cocktails—which go nicely with the bronze fireplace and cozy armchairs. Rooms are sleek and grey with mahogany furniture. Most bathrooms have a Roman tub (though not in rooms on floors 11 through 14). In the winter, request a fire in your room’s wood-burning fireplace.
The Midtown sibling to the downtown success, Andaz 5th Avenue is a swanky addition to the hotel scene. In-room perks include free Wi-Fi and complimentary mini bar treats. The restaurant, The Shop, is fantastic for brunch, while the bar downstairs is a sexy, dimly lit den for cocktails and small bites.
The New York outpost of this high-end Hyatt brand is all about embracing the New York minute: Efficiency and convenience are built right in. The hotel is directly connected to Grand Central, equipped with express check-in kiosks and even a currency exchange center. Combine that with the high-end amenities Hyatt connoisseurs have come to expect from the Grand Hyatt name. Whether you’re racing to make your train or rushing to the next big meeting, you’ll have to try really hard to not make it on time.
Built by John Jacob Astor in 1906, the stately hotel is a cross-section of old and new New York. Once home to New York icons like Rockefellers and the Fitzgeralds, the hotel sits in the hustle and bustle of thoroughly modern Times Square and the culture of Bryant Park, Fifth Avenue, MoMA, Rockefeller Center and Central Park. The design inside is cool and sleek with clean lines and muted, neutral colors. Book a reservation at The Knick, one of NYC’s top restaurants, and cap it off with a cocktail at the St. Cloud rooftop bar.
A hotel and a museum in one, this recently renovated hotel is known for its multi-million-dollar permanent art collection touting the works of Alex Katz. The works of art continue into the hotel space, with two brand-new 1,900-square-foot penthouse suites designed by French interior designer Roche Bobois. Even the standard rooms are decked with Swedish Duxiana beds and marble-clad bathrooms with rainfall showers. Be sure to ask for a room with a skyline view, and don’t forget to book a table at Michelin-starred Ai Fiori restaurant.
It’s all about the power lunch and a dry martini at the Bryant Park Hotel, which oozes high power New York energy. A base of black walls and dark gray floors are accented by brilliant pops of red furniture, while upstairs the rooms are light and area with flowing curtains and crisp, white linens. Don’t miss out on the Gothic-themed Cellar Bar and swanky Japanese restaurant Koi.
The Refinery Hotel sizzled when it opened a few years ago, and the heat continues to rise from this casually sexy Manhattan hot spot. When it comes to vintage New York style and design, Refinery was one of the trendsetters, embracing its roots as a former millinery factory. Nostalgic touches include milliner tools hanging in the lobby and original wooden floors in the rooms. As the sun sets, the scene heats up at Winnie’s Jazz Lounge, as well as the hotel’s restaurant Parker & Quinn and rooftop bar, Refinery Rooftop.
One of the swankiest hotels in Manhattan, the Archer Hotel has a prime location close enough to Madison Square Garden but tucked away on a fairly non-congested block. Gape through the floor-to-ceiling windows at views of Midtown and the Empire State Building, or sprawl out in your massive and plush bed. Skip the tourist-trap restaurants in the neighborhood and splurge at the newly opened Charlie Palmer steakhouse (go for the 30-day NY Strip). Close out the evening with a nightcap at the Spyglass Rooftop Bar, open year-round.
While the rooms at The Iroquois aren’t the most elaborate or decked out, it’s the Iroquois’ location and amenities that make it worth a stay. Cozy up in the library with a hot cider from the lobby bar, or tuck into a cocktail and meal at on-site restaurant and bar: Try the coq au vin at Triomphe, and at Lantern’s Keep, sip on a sexy cocktail mixed up by some of the most expertly trained bartenders in the city.
After a full day of soaking up the lights and buzz of Broadway, Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center, this is an optimal place to land, delivering location and luxury all in one. Art Deco–style suites embrace the comforts of home thanks to mini-fridges and high thread-count bedding as well as a welcome escape from it thanks to decadent French cuisine at the on-site Gaby's Restaurant.