Perched proudly on an opulent corner opposite the southernmost edge of Central Park, the Plaza dates back to 1915, and to this day the building is full of small wonders, each nodding to a century’s worth of rich history. Everything about this hotel is so quintessentially New York—a night here is like being transported to a bygone era.
There are few things more iconically New York than Central Park—and these hotels near Central Park. Whether on business or vacation or simply looking for hotels for a staycation in your concrete backyard, you might as well make the most of things with location, location, location (and killer views while you’re at it). These coveted addresses deliver on all fronts, each with its own special amenities and idiosyncrasies. From Eloise-inspired afternoon tea to the best spa getaways, there’s something for everyone surrounding Manhattan’s biggest park.
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