Home to the world-famous Times Square, Hell’s Kitchen is a cultural hub for all things New York City. To accommodate the millions of tourists that pass by every year, the neighborhood also offers a range of first-rate hotels. Here are the best hotels in Hell’s Kitchen.
Luxury air travel is the inspiration behind this hotel, which is conveniently located close to Times Square. YOTEL New York’s rooms, or “cabins” as they’re known, are influenced by “first-class aircraft design” and are characterized by their smart use of space. The air travel theme continues with YOTEL’s “airline-style self-check-in kiosks” and adjustable SmartBeds™, which can convert to upright and reclined seating. Unlike most airlines, this budget hotel boasts reasonable prices.
Even first-time guests at The New Yorker are likely to recognize the hotel—the iconic Art Deco building has been a part of Manhattan’s skyline since 1929. Some 89 years after it was built, the Wyndham hotel has partnered with other New York City institutions, including Macy’s and the Empire State Building, to offer its guests deals and packages.
Out-of-the-box amenities like pre-loaded iPod shuffles and yoga mats make Kimpton Ink48 Hotel one of the “50 best hotels” in New York City, according to Condé Nast Traveler. Other quirky features include loft-style ceilings and deep soaker tubs in many of the 222 rooms and suites. Also in line with its mission statement to blend “creativity and business,” this boutique hotel hosts evening wine hours each day.
Frugal and functional travelers may find the Pod Hotel chain a viable option for its budget and convenient locations. The 665-room hotel at Times Square credits “eliminating the fluff” for its low prices. With soundproof windows, floor-to-ceiling shutters, and in some rooms full-sized kitchens and living rooms joining standard amenities, guests will still find everything they need and more.
A popular Brazilian restaurant, on-site laundry, and Continental and American breakfast buffets are a few amenities at the Belvedere Hotel. Kitchenettes in each of its 355 rooms and Art Deco-inspired marble floors add even more character to the circa-1923 building.
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Gas lamps, wrought-iron details, and a brick façade bring the Big Easy to the Big Apple. The French Quarters Guest Apartments’ 27 rooms and suites (the latter are perfect for long-term stays) transport travelers to historic New Orleans, with their French bath amenities and moody black-and-cream décor. Ready for world-class dining? Manhattan’s famous Restaurant Row is only a few steps away.
This four-star hotel, which stands 36 stories above Times Square, provides accommodations that guests might never want to leave. Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center and 24-hour room service from Chef Todd English’s The Stinger Cocktail Bar and Kitchen. Some of the hotel’s 611 guest rooms and suites feature dramatic bird’s-eye views of Times Square.