For being The City That Never Sleeps, New York sure has a crapload of hotels, motels, and Holiday Inns. But if some hoodlum in the hostel room next to you isn't ripping you off, then your hotel manager probably is. Thankfully, we've pulled together the best lodging options no matter your budget or agenda
This boutique hotel, stationed in the heart of New York's club-centric meat-packing district, offers just about every dining and drinking experience out there. With a self-proclaimed specialty in "after-dark services," the hotel has four separate bars, each designed to exhibit a different theme. The Electric Room, one of two Dream bars built sub-sidewalk, is accessible only through an unmarked door beside one of the hotel's loading ramps. The space is filled with gothic chandeliers and leather embossed couches, where patrons can sip craft cocktails to a Radiohead-heavy soundtrack. Several floors above, PH-D, the luxury hotel's penthouse bar, features a live DJ, a generally crowded dance floor, and a Portoro marble-decked lounge area, where (notoriously elite) guests can sit and admire the tirelessly romantic city views below. Just beyond this glass-encased party-haven lies Dream's summer rooftop paradise, The Beach, complete with imported sand, a pool, and of course, a bar and DJ booth of its own.
Staying in New York is never cheap, but at least The Ace Hotel in Midtown offers you six different room choices to meet your requirements. If you're looking to kick it in Midtown without killing your wallet, The Ace Hotel is the place to do it.
Modern tech'd out lodging on the border of Times Square...
Staying outside of Manhattan is a great for anyone whose cash strapped, but with top-notch views of said borough and only one train stop between them, shacking up at the Wythe won't drive you so crazy you get strapped to a bed...
A biergarten, a pizza garden, the High Line, Meatpacking, the Standard Grill, Le Bain... this hotel has so much to do, you'll probably never want to leave.
The Jane offers something no New Yorker ever thought possible: thoughtful accommodations at a reasonable price. This hotel has a ship theme going on and it totally works, in addition to their awesome bar/lounge: The Jane Ballroom.
Nestled amongst the busting streets of SoHo, and offering unobstructed views of the Hudson and East River, the James Hotel is the perfect place to decide which of the city's waterways is the coolest (Bronx River, son!) and experience city culture & shopping at its best