As the #1 US destination of 2017, New York City abounds with hundreds of hotels, inns and B&Bs. So how do you know which one is right for you? For inspiration, we turned to the experts: Travel bloggers. Discover their go-tos for a great stay in the Big Apple, then head to TripAdvisor to read the latest traveler reviews – and shop today’s lowest hotel prices from up to 200 sites!

The Marcel at Gramercy

“It’s conveniently located on the corner of 24th St. and 3rd Avenue, just blocks from the attractions of Madison Square Park (including the best burger joint in the city, Shake Shack) and within walking distance of Union Square and the East River.  The rooms are spacious and modern, and the rooftop lounge offers an unforgettable view of the Empire State Building.  It has everything I could ever want in a New York City hotel, and at prices that won’t break the bank.”

Holiday Inn L.I. City – Manhattan View

“There is a lot more to New York City than Manhattan. You’ll save a lot of money and find a lot of interesting places that most tourists never see if you stay in the boroughs. On our family trip to New York City, we stayed at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View in Long Island City, Queens. It was just 15 minutes from Midtown Manhattan by subway, and we had skyline views.”

The Benjamin

After seven trips to New York City and stays at five separate hotels, I have finally settled on a favourite hotel in Manhattan – the Benjamin Hotel at the corner of East 50th and Lexington in Midtown. The 29 floor hotel is an architectural landmark that first opened in the 1920s and has been recently renovated to have more of a residential/pied-a-terre than hotel feel to it. The luxury hotel’s central location is ideal for walking to nearly everywhere we want to visit in Manhattan and the spacious suites featuring a separate living area with pull-out sofa bed and a kitchenette are a bonus for families.”


“This trendy hotel in the heart of SoHo has everything you need. If you’re lucky to have room on the top floor, you can enjoy some of the most beautiful views over New York every morning when you wake up.”

Lotte New York Palace

It is conveniently located in Midtown, and has some of the largest suites that New York City has to offer. The Palace also has two parts to the hotel, and I would highly recommend booking a room in the Tower section of the New York Palace. The Towers are a group of hotel rooms and suites that have their own lobby, check in area, concierge, and elevators.

I have been lucky enough to stay in their jewel suite which boasts a rooftop terrace with a hot tub overlooking the empire state building! I have also stayed in one of their 3 bedroom specialty suites, which is over 5000 square feet. The New York Palace is a great place for families or groups to book rooms, since they have so many that are larger than your average hotel room in New York City. The Palace is also a wonderful hotel to celebrate an occasion such has a wedding or anniversary.

If the specialty suites are out of your budget, the New York Palace has very competitive rates for their regular suites.”