NYC’s Best Hidden Hotels

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Staying at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel means you’ll only be a few minutes away from Central Park and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Though the property is in an off the beaten path, it’s still amid adventures galore. The guest rooms amenities include a flat-screen TV with DVD player, iPod docking system, and minibar. However, keep in mind that there is an extra fee for Wi-Fi. While booking your stay, choose a room on a higher floor to enjoy some great views of the city.

Hotel 91

Sitting in the heart of Chinatown, New York’s largest Asian community, Hotel 91’s 70 rooms form cosy hideaways from nearby places like Little Italy, Wall Street, and Brooklyn Bridge. With a subway station close by, guests will not have to worry about renting a car. Though this hotel is not known for fancy interiors, its central location and low room prices are main takeaways.

Hotel Stanford

Hotel Stanford prizes itself on its complimentary breakfast, excellent site, and reasonable room rates. The property has 122 spacious guest rooms equipped with a safe, work desk, refrigerator, and cable TV. You may want to step out for drinks, but if you decide to stay in, sample a glass of wine at the hotel’s 1986 EST Wine & Bar Lounge. The hotel offers discounted parking fee for guests arriving by car.

Casablanca Hotel

Designed in Moroccan style, the rooms at Casablanca hotel have all modern amenities, including soundproofing to cut out traffic noise. Guests have free access to a fitness club and library of movies, books, and music. The hotel also offers perks like complimentary breakfast, and nightly wine and cheese reception at Rick’s Café. Other services include concierge service, laundry service, and limousine service.

Duane Street Hotel Tribeca

With black and white rooms and slate bathrooms, Duane Street Hotel Tribeca has a unique sense of style. Among other amenities, the hotel also offers Italian bed linen and iPod docking stations. Located close to Hudson River Park and just 10 minutes walk from the World Trade Center, the property sits in an area famous for its Italian and Chinese restaurants. The hotel’s 24-hour concierge service will help you arrange tickets at any time of the day. If you’re looking for a great place to eat out, sample a meal at Zucker’s Bagels and Smoked Fish on Chambers Street.

This post is published as part of the Hipmunk City Love Project.

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