New York Magazine



Preview: Gramercy Park Hotel
A first look at Ian Schrager’s revamped hotel suggests that his worried neighbors have nothing to fear.


The Plaza Lives!

Its close brush with death-by-condo has set off a flood of memories. A grand tour of the world’s most storied hotel—with Eloise and Ivana and Ringo and Liz and Truman and a mob of victorious doormen.

Koi Comes to Bryant Park

A new branch of Los Angeles's Asian-inspired eatery opens at the Bryant Park Hotel (pictured), whose luxurious lodgings and extras make it a favorite among fashion and media industry big-wigs.

Theater District Hotels

Midtown stays for the Broadway bound.

Bed & Breakfasts
Cozy alternatives (often Brooklyn-based), tailor-made by the proprietors.

Old New York
The Waldorf=Astoria with its sumptuous Art Deco interiors made the list, as did dozens of other old-school classics.

Lodgings on the Cheap
Yes, there are hotel bargains to be found in Manhattan and even a handful of pleasant hostels.

  Concierge Service
Quintessentially: Best of New York 2005 Winner
What’s special about Quintessentially, aside from a pleasing snap-to-it level of service, is the reach of the company’s connections. It’s not that they’ll just get you tickets or reservations. It’s that they’ll get you what’s most sold-out and in-demand.

Boutique hotel
Maritime Hotel
This glamorous Chelsea hotel features striking nautical architectural elements and an array of in-demand nightspots.


An intimate B&B
Baisley House
Harry Paul, an interior decorator, landscape designer, and Brooklyn history buff, has poured all three of his passions into this charming, modestly-priced bed and breakfast in Carroll Gardens.


A romantic getaway.
Mandarin Oriental
A welcome addition to the city's hotel landscape, the Mandarin pampers its guests with Asian-flavored rooms overlooking Central Park and a 14,500 square foot spa.


All the amenities. Not too expensive.
Hotel Casablanca
Stepping into the Casablanca is like escaping onto the set of the movie with the same name. Think vibrant Moorish mosaic tiles, tropical plants, rattan furniture and a slowly whirling ceiling fan.


If you're on a budget....
Union Square Inn
Patterned after boutique inns and pensiones in England and Italy, the Inn offers budget, but not “too budget,” accommodations.