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The best hotels near Rockefeller Center

Stay at the doorstep of some of the best Manhattan attractions when you stay at the best hotels near Rockefeller Center

The Michaelangelo Hotel
Photograph: Courtesy The Michaelangelo Hotel
By Michele Herrmann |
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Looking for the best hotels near Rockefeller Center? Nice choice! Staying close to this Midtown epicenter puts you at one of the best New York attractions. Known best for its holiday season theatrics, Rockefeller Center is home to the world-renowned enormous Rockefeller Christmas Tree, which towers over the outdoor ice rink. But unbeknownst to many, this Manhattan venue was designed to be more than purely a tourist attraction for NYC events. Envisioned by financier and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr., this site was originally supposed to house the Metropolitan Opera. However, the stock market crash in 1929 nixed that idea. So instead Rockefeller went with a Plan B: he completely funded the entire project himself. This commercial complex holds 19 original buildings, various shops and eateries, all of which operate around 30 Rockefeller Plaza, home to NBC Studios. Stop inside for a behind-the-scenes tour or attend a show taping. Don’t miss the Rainbow Room or the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, and a performance at Radio City Music Hall.

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Best hotels near Rockefeller Center

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The Michaelangelo Hotel
Photograph: Courtesy The Michaelangelo Hotel
Hotels, Boutique hotels

Michelangelo Hotel

icon-location-pin Midtown West

One block from Radio City Music Hall, and a member of the Starhotels Collezione collection, The Michelangelo Hotel brings all the boutique amenities and modern Italian design hospitality to New York City. With 179 guestrooms, business travelers and vacationing guests revel in the luxurious comfort of this urban oasis with its refined rooms, opulent suites and Italian themed restaurant and bar. Available in five room types, each offering a singularly remarkable expression of the modern Italian lifestyle, The Michelangelo Hotel’s rooms are among the largest in NYC, a notable rarity among high-end boutique hotels. The property also features a 24-hour Executive Fitness Center, and a lobby lounge.

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Hotels, Boutique hotels

Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York

icon-location-pin Midtown West

As a modern interpretation of classic Parisian hôtel particulier, this New York City luxury property belonging to the French crystal company has approximately 114 exquisite guestrooms and suites designed to feel like pieds-à-terre. Throughout this property, find touches of Baccarat crystal, as this Midtown gem features custom-piece chandeliers hung in its public areas and a wall behind the entrance formed from nearly 2,000 Harcourt glasses. In-room amenities include custom desks, sconces, and table lamps by Baccarat; four-poster beds; marble bathrooms with glass showers accentuated by hand-painted French doors; and a Baccarat-red enamel minibar. The barrel-vaulted Bar, Grand and Petit Salon offer exclusive options for dining, socializing, and enjoying afternoon tea. The property also contains the Spa de La Mer, the first dedicated spa by the skincare brand, and 55-foot swimming pool.

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New York Hilton Midtown
Photograph: Courtesy New York Hilton Midtown
Hotels, Chain hotels

New York Hilton Midtown

icon-location-pin Midtown West

At this hotel chain’s Midtown location, guests can enjoy state-of-the-art amenities, recently renovated guest rooms, specialized services including private in-room spa experiences. Each guest room features a marble bath, 37-inch HDTV and on-demand HD entertainment, and a work area. The property’s modern suite accommodations are on the higher floors, and also have access to the hotel’s private Executive Lounge. This Hilton also contains accessible rooms, with ease-of-use features like remote controlled curtains, raised beds, or either tubs or roll-on showers. With eating, Herb N’ Kitchen, Hilton’s latest dining concept, infuses fresh, local gourmet food into an upscale restaurant, and convenient culinary market with selections like seasonal salads, artisanal sandwiches, and brick-oven pizzas. For drinks, Bridges Bar is designed in honor of Manhattan’s seven bridges, with a rotating selection of regional wines and cocktail offerings like the classic martini. Meanwhile, the Lobby Lounge makes for the space for people gazing or a meetup spot before heading out on the town.

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