Grand Hyatt New York
Park Ave. at Grand Central Terminal
The Grand Hyatt's lobby is huge, with a four-story ceiling, waterfall
fountains, and trees. The décor in its 1,336 rooms isn't particularly
stylish, but it's comfortable and there's plenty of space. You'll find the
usual big-hotel services and amenities: a sprawling bar, a restaurant, and a
fitness center. Summer rates start at $179.
The Millennium Hotel New York Broadway
145 W. 44th St.
This 52-floor hotel is geared toward business travelers, but it's well-suited
for the leisure set as well, with amazing views of the city and 750
well-appointed rooms. The hotel doesn't make much of a style statement, but
you'll be well taken care of, and there's plenty to amuse you,
including a restaurant, bar, and fitness center. Weekend rates in summer
Sofitel New York
45 W. 44th St.
This midtown hotel opened on Bastille Day 2000, and the owners have sprinkled
Parisian touches throughout the 398 upscale Art Deco rooms and common areas.
The lobby has a grand staircase, fluted columns, and marble floors. There's
also a French bistro on-site. Amenities include a fully equipped fitness
center and a bakery with gre
at croissants, of course. Summer rates start
at around $259.