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Frank Sinatra sang about it, “Friends” made us fall in love with it, “Seinfeld” showed us its quirky side. New York, the city that doesn’t sleep, is so familiar to us that it’s like we’ve all been there before.
When you’re planning your trip to New York, how do you choose where to stay? I want to help you find the boutique hotel of your dreams for the greatest New Yorker experience.
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Stay in the Heart of Hell’s Kitchen
The quirky and fun YOTEL New York at Times Squares welcomes foodies or anyone with a hipster soul, really. Right in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen and blocks away from the Theater District, this is not the place to wind down and disconnect. Energy levels will be considerably high here, but I don’t think anyone comes to New York to relax, do you?
If you feel like getting away from all the fuss, though, Times Square is just a few blocks away.
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Take a Walk at the Park Everyday
Wouldn’t you love taking a walk at Central Park every day during your stay? Nothing screams New Yorker louder than that! Book your stay at the classic Manhattan-style Warwick New York and you’ll be, literally, steps away from making it happen.
Make sure to grow an appetite with those walks in the park because there are plenty of restaurants you don’t want to miss in the area.
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Room with a View to a City Icon
The Empire State Building has been the stage of many love stories, I bet. From King Kong going wild on film to marriage proposals at the top, this is one of the buildings everyone comes to see in New York. At Shelburne NYC you are within walking distance from this landmark and you can see it every night from your room window.
Even if you’re not a hopeless romantic, having a view of the iconic skyline still counts as a cool experience!
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Classic Hotel with Views of Broadway
The Hotel Belleclaire has the classic vibe you’d expect from an Upper West Side hotel. It will definitely be a favorite for performance art fans with all the theaters just around the corner. If tickets for your favorite show happen to be sold out, you can choose a room with a view of Broadway as a consolation prize.
Alternatively, you can ask the hotel for tips on other shows and maybe get tickets for a smaller production. It would be a unique opportunity to feel like a local.
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Feel the Heartbeat of Manhattan
For a full immersion experience in New York, choose a hotel that is right in the center of the action. La Quinta Inn & Suites Manhattan is at the perfect place for you to start a new adventure every day in a different part of the city.
Even if you run out of time to see everything, at least 5th Avenue is within walking distance so you won’t miss out on the favorite street of New York.
This is a post written in collaboration with the Hipmunk Boutique Hotels campaign.