Planning a romantic getaway to New York? Here are some of the most romantic hotels in NYC. Of course, these are on the pricey side, for more reasonable romance, check out The Top Five Cheap Places To Stay In NYC.
Featured in countless films and television shows the world over, The Plaza is undeniably New York’s most recognized hotel. In fact, it is the only hotel to be listed as a New York City historical landmark. Looking out over both Central Park and Fifth Avenue, the recently restored building fully embodies the elegance and New York romance attributed to it in movies such as The Great Gatsby and Home Alone 2. With 24-hour concierge, room service and hallway butler, it also embodies total luxury.
768 5th Ave
The other legendary hotel on Central Park is of course the Pierre. Though not as well known as the Plaza, it has a reputation for being just as luxurious, possibly more so. Former home to Elizabeth Taylor, Mohamed al-Fayed and Yves Saint-Laurent, this residence/hotel mix is known for privacy and exclusivity that customers the world over find desirable – and for throwing elegant and romantic weddings that New Yorkers find irresistible.
2 E 61st St
The Greenwich Hotel’s out-of-the-way Tribeca location is perfect for lovebirds who want to spend quality time together. The intimate, 88-room boutique hotel boasts an underground, lantern-lit pool, a traditional Japanese Spa and a rustic Italian restaurant within its walls, plus a special, eclectic room decor to complete the romantic experience. The hotel’s 88 rooms/suites are each furnished uniquely, custom-designed using a variety of of exotic materials and pieces. Don’t delay, moroccan tile, Cararra marble and Tibetan silk rugs await you at at this unique getaway.
377 Greenwich Street
In 2003 renown hotelier Ian Schrager took over the Gramercy Park Hotel and began renovations in conjunction with noted artist Julian Schnabel. A documentary featured at the Tribeca Film Festival (2008) chronicles their collaboration, as well as the hotel’s history over the years. Still offering guests keyed access to the romantic private park it overlooks, the hotel now also provides unique furniture selected and designed by Schnabel, and art by Damien Hirst, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Richard Prince. Of course, inside the rooms is where the real romance happens. Here guests are spoiled with luxurious pillow-top mattresses, heavy comforters and velvet blankets.
2 Lexington Ave at 21st St.
The Mandarin Oriental’s floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning views of the city, Central Park and the Hudson River, all peaceful from high up above. Its central location inside of the Time Warner Center places it right next to Per Se and Masa, 2 of the top-ranked restaurants in the country. Perfect for a romantic dinner and some quiet time in the clouds, the hotel’s luxurious suites make it the perfect place to spend a romantic weekend. The Mandarin Oriental also boasts the only five star spa in the city (just in case you need break from the romance).
80 Columbus Circle
(212) 805 8800