One word: fireplace. Is there anything as romantic as some gently crackling tinder and a bedside bottle of champagne? Not likely, aside from a gigantic circular tub surrounded by disco ball–esque tiling. Yep, Midtown’s Royalton has it all, landing it in the top spot… Not surprising given its dreamy design and sultry lobby.
If ever there were a perennial reason to splurge on a getaway, it’d be in the name of love—and the most romantic hotels in New York City let you do just that. Even if you’re a local, a staycation at one of the city's most iconic hotels or the coolest Airbnbs is a much more cost-effective way to say “I love you” than a round-trip flight to Aruba. Of course, you can’t put a price on love—but if you could, these romantic hotels are great places to start.
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