Choosing accommodations in New York City
can be a daunting and challenging experience.
There are hundreds of hotels in dozens of neighborhoods -- and that's just in Manhattan alone!
     New York City Vacation Packages will help you find the best place to stay on your vacation, without emptying your wallet!


Hotel Locations

Hotels by Location

Hotel Pricing Guide

Hotels by Price Range

Hotel Descriptions

What's Included?

Guestroom at the Marriott Marquis

Guestroom at the Marriott Marquis

Guestroom at the Sheraton New York Hotel

Midtown Manhattan

     Most visitors to New York City prefer to stay in Midtown Manhattan. Midtown accommodations are within walking distance of many major sites and attractions, as well as shopping, dining and theatre. We highly recommend Midtown since it is safe and convenient. We also recommend that you park your car in a garage and leave it there until it's time to go home -- Midtown Manhattan is very walkable and offers easy access to the rest of the City by subway and taxi.

We consider Midtown Manhattan
as the area bordered

  • on the south by 31st St.

  • on the north by 59th St.

Map of Midtown Manhattan

East Side, West Side
All Around the Town

     Midtown Manhattan can be further divided into East Side and West Side. Generally speaking, the East Side of Midtown Manhattan is quieter, and appeals to more experienced New York visitors who want to be closer to 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue shopping. As a rule East Side hotels are more upscale (translation: pricier) than their West Side counterparts.
     Midtown's West Side, by contrast, is always lively. It's the home of Times Square, Broadway theaters, Restaurant Row, Carnegie Hall and street vendors (we've bought $5 Oakley sunglasses and $15 Rolex watches, "genuine" of course). It's got charming 9th Avenue restaurants, boisterous 8th Avenue bars, and a revolving restaurant perched high atop Broadway. West Side hotels range from boarding-house cheap to 5* Deluxe.

5th Avenue separates East Side
from West Side.

Most first-time visitors to New York City stay in Midtown West Side hotels, where they can walk to theaters, 5th Avenue, Rockefeller Plaza, Times Square, Central Park and famous Department stores like Macy's and Saks.

Lower Manhattan
Financial Capitol of the World

     Lower Manhattan can be quiet and peaceful (Saturday and Sunday) or overcrowded and frenetic (Monday through Friday). It's home to Wall Street, the former site of the World Trade Center Twin Towers (now known as Ground Zero), the National 911 Memorial, South Stree Seaport and lovely Battery Park. It was the location of the original Dutch colony Nieuw Amsterdam and is perhaps the most historic place in the US -- and its first capital city.
     Guests in Lower Manhattan hotels can get to Midtown Manhattan any time of the day or night by subway or cab, or they can walk to Chinatown, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, SoHo and South Street Seaport. Hotels tend to be less expensive than Midtown, particularly on weekends.

Lower Manhattan is the southernmost tip of Manhattan Island.

From Battery Park, visitors can get an excellent view of the
Statue of Liberty.

Other Areas

   Upper West Side

     The Upper West Side is a residential area of Manhattan that contains a few moderately priced accommodations. Hotels along Central Park West tend to be higher priced than those further away from the Park.

   Upper East Side

     Also a residential area, but the Upper East side includes the City's Museum Mile, featuring the largest concentration of museums and galleries in the Big Apple. Hotels near Museum Mile are very upscale.

Other Boroughs

     New York City is more than Manhattan -- it also includes the boroughs of Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens and the Bronx. There are accommodations available everywhere. Most visitors come to New York City to experience the attractions of Manhattan, so guests staying elsewhere will spend time and money commuting back and forth. Unless you have a specific reason for staying in Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens or the Bronx, we highly recommend spending the few dollars more to stay in Manhattan.

New Jersey

     There are some advantages to staying across the Hudson in New Jersey, depending upon exactly where you stay. Prices are generally less expensive than in Manhattan and availability of rooms in Jersey may be greater. Make sure, however, that your hotel provides easy access to public transportation into New York City. Any money that you might plan on saving by staying in Jersey can easily be lost in tolls and parking if you drive into Manhattan. Our personal choices for New Jersey hotels are the Westin in Jersey City -- within walking distance of both the PATH train and the NY Waterway ferry to Manhattan - and the Hilton Penn Station in Newark, connected directly to the PATH and Amtrak train station.

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Central Park divides the Upper West Side from the Upper East Side.



There's lots to do outside of Manhattan, too, including the
Bronx Zoo, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, New York Aquarium (Brooklyn), Queens Botanical
Garden, Wave Hill (Bronx) and
the Tibetan Museum (Staten Island)

One big advantage to staying in New Jersey: they have a great view of Manhattan!

View from the DoubleTree Club Suites Jersey City

You can't go wrong with our hotel selections. Each is centrally located and personally selected for value and amenities.
Here's what you'll find: 3-, 4- and 5-Star hotels in Manhattan.
Here's what you won't find: Hotels we wouldn't stay in ourselves.
Here's what you'll get: With every
NYCVP hotel package you'll get

  • FREE ADMISSION to the Empire State Building Observatory, Museum of the City of New York
    or NY Water Taxi Statue of Liberty Flex Pass

  • FREE ADMISSION to the Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art
    or Top of the Rock Observation Deck

  • ALL TAXES included


  • NYCVP's exclusive INSIDER TIPS

  • SHOPPING DISCOUNTS at Macy's and Bloomingdale's and FREE GIFTS with purchase
    at Bloomingdale's

  • $25 DISCOUNT off a future New York City vacation

  • 3 FREE ISSUES of TravelSmart, America's leading consumer travel newsletter

  • Services of a professional NEW YORK CITY VACATION PLANNER

All of these hotels are in Manhattan. Most are in the Midtown section, close to
shopping, entertainment, theater and dining.
(Need more info? Check out our Midtown Map)

Carnegie Hall/Theatre District
Midtown West Side on 7th Avenue between 55th & 57th Streets
Wellington Hotel
Theatre District/Times Square
Midtown West Side. Bordered by 7th Avenue and 9th Avenue
and between 42nd and 53rd Streets

Crowne Plaza
Doubletree Guest Suites
Marriott Marquis
New York Renaissance
Novotel New York Hotel
Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
W Times Square
Westin New York at Times Square

Central Park South
Midtown West Side on 59th Street (Central Park South)
Essex House
Midtown West--6th Avenue
Midtown west of 5th Avenue

New York Hilton Midtown
The Warwick Hotel
East Side
Midtown east of 5th Avenue
New York Palace

St. Regis

Westin Grand Central
W New York

Doubletree Metropolitan
Lower Manhattan

Close to New York City's historic Financial District, Wall Street, Battery Park,
South Street Seaport, TriBeCa, Chinatown and Little Italy

W New York Downtown

New Jersey
Close to PATH trains and NY Waterway ferries into Manhattan
Westin Jersey City

Hilton Newark Penn Station



      New York City has a virtual plethora of hotels and motels in every price range. The adage and caveat that “You get what you pay for” must be observed, though.
     Generally speaking, hotels in the popular Theatre District are somewhat more expensive than, say, a local John’s Notell Motel in another part of the
US. Consider however that a Sheraton, Marriott or Hilton in midtown Manhattan is going to be within walking distance of the best live entertainment in the world (Broadway), the best shopping avenue in the country (5th Avenue), the most famous park in the world (Central Park), the most famous skyscraper in the world (Empire State Building), the largest department store in the world (Macy’s) and the 24-hour neon glamour of Times Square.
     So can you get a cheap hotel room in
New York? Sure. Just beware. There are several factors that determine why a hotel room is cheap:

      Location. If you want to be in the middle of all that New York City has to offer, your cheap hotel room probably won’t put you there. Instead you’ll be spending money on taxis, parking and tunnel or bridge tolls. Wouldn’t you rather have a conveniently-located hotel so you can get an early start – or a late night – and still have a place to relax in between?
      Features and amenities. Don’t need your own private bathroom? Don’t need a doorman or security guard to make sure your temporary residence is off-limits to intruders? Don’t need someone to ask directions or get you a taxi? Don’t need heat or air conditioning? Don’t need a wake up call? Don’t need a quick cup of coffee or tea in the morning? Aha! C’mon, live it up. Spring for the private bathroom. Feel safe and secure when you finally turn in at night. Treat yourself to a good hotel. You deserve it.
      Age and cleanliness. These two factors don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand, but they’re both important. When was the hotel last remodeled? Shag carpeting is a giveaway.
     “But really,” you might ask, “how much time will I spend in the room anyway?” “Well,” we might answer, “at least a third of your vacation!”
     So how does the novice New York-bound traveler know where to stay? Here’s good advice:
et New York City Vacation Packages suggest the perfect hotel for you. We have hotels in many different price ranges, all in good locations -- and we're the New York City experts!

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     As you can well imagine, hotel taxes in New York City can be rather steep. Local and state tax on accommodations is 14.25% plus a bed tax of between $2 and $6 per night and another tax of $1.50 per unit. Some hotels may even add additional surcharges for various reasons. When comparing prices, it's very important to know whether all taxes and surcharges are included in the price. When you receive a price quote from a reputable tour company like New York City Vacation Packages, you are assured that ALL TAXES are included.


     Hotel rates in New York City fluctuate a great deal depending upon the season. Generally, rates are highest from September through mid-December, and lowest in January, February and July, August.

January-February Lowest Prices

March-June Moderately High Prices

July-August Low Prices

September-November High Prices

December 1-15 Highest Prices

December 16-28 Low Prices


     Some special events in the City cause hotels to increase their rates for brief periods of time:

City-wide conventions
NY Marathon
(1st weekend in Nov.)

New Years Eve


     NYCVP often has special rates for holidays like St. Patrick's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Star Ratings are assigned based solely on price and features. NYCVP assumes no responsibility for changes in quality rankings.

(Need more info? Click here for detailed Hotel Descriptions)

3-Star Hotels
Basic hotel amenities, private baths in each room.
Most rooms have one queen or king bed, or two twin beds.
Wellington Hotel

3 1/2 -Star Hotels
3-Star hotels with a bit extra!

Park South Hotel

The Milford

4-Star Hotels
Quality hotels with amenities and features to match. All rooms have private baths including toiletries. Most rooms have hairdryers, iron and ironing board, voicemail. All hotels have restaurants and/or lounges, bell service and tour desk facilities.
Crowne Plaza
Doubletree Metropolitan
Doubletree Guest Suites

Marriott Marquis

Marriott New York at the Brooklyn Bridge
New York Hilton

Westin Grand Central
New York Renaissance Hotel
Novotel New York Hotel
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
W New York

W New York Downtown
The Warwick Hotel

4 1/2 -Star Hotels
4-Star hotels with a bit extra!
Le Parker Meridien

W Times Square
Westin New York at Times Square

-Star Hotels
Truly the best! All the comforts you can imagine in
hotels that will cater to your every wish!

St. Regis

New York Palace


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