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The 7 Best Hotels in Upper West Side

Aerial view of brilliant fall colors of Central Park West foliage in late afternoon. Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City
Aerial view of brilliant fall colors of Central Park West foliage in late afternoon. Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City | © Francois Roux / Alamy Stock Photo
There are many reasons to visit New York’s Upper West Side, from its historic institutions including Central Park and the Lincoln Center, to the speakeasy style bars. Here’s Culture Trip’s guide to the best hotels on the Upper West Side to make your stay even more special.

Marrakech Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel
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This Morocco-inspired boutique hotel is the neighborhood’s budget pick. The decor across its 127 rooms transports guests to Northern Africa, but step outside, and you’re within walking distance of New York’s iconic attractions, including Central Park and The Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
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The Hotel Beacon

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The Hotel Beacon, Manhattan
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The Hotel Beacon owes its name to its rooftop’s original airway beacon, a relic of flight’s early history in America. Today, the 90-year-old hotel provides guests with copies of The New York Times and residential-style rooms equipped with kitchenettes.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Bar
Gym
Kitchen
Business facilities
Crib
Childcare
Connecting rooms available
Non smoking
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Hotel Belleclaire

Hotel
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The 1903-built Hotel Belleclaire counts Maxim Gorky, Mark Twain, and Babe Ruth as past patrons. (Twain and Ruth are also subjects of themed suites at the hotel.) Past the lobby, which still boasts its original mosaic tiling, modern travelers will be relieved to find free WiFi throughout the property and a state-of-the-art media lounge.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Gym
Business facilities
Crib
Non smoking
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The Lucerne Hotel

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The Lucerne Hotel, Manhattan
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Old-school hospitality may be the 114-year-old Lucerne Hotel’s most distinguishing amenity. Here, daily complimentary wine receptions and airport transfers, not to mention a classic concierge, facilitating everything from ticket reservations to beauty appointments, provide a personal and luxurious touch.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Spa
Business facilities
Crib
Childcare
Non smoking
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NYLO New York City

Chain Hotel
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NYLO New York City offers plenty to couples looking for a romantic getaway. It has private terraces with views of Central Park and Midtown Manhattan, as well as two restaurants: RedFarm and Serafina. Find an intimate setting in the hotel’s speakeasy-inspired bar and piano lounge and indulge in a cocktail or two.
Hotel Amenities
Restaurant
Bar
Gym
Hot tub
Pet Friendly
Business facilities
Crib
Connecting rooms available
Non smoking
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Empire Hotel

Boutique Hotel
Empire Hotel
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From its iconic neon red sign to the rich gold textiles of its lobby, the Empire Hotel is a classic New York institution. Take a dip at the luxurious pool deck, or enjoy the sunset over Lincoln Center with a cocktail from the hotel’s rooftop bar.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Bar
Swimming pool
Gym
Pet Friendly
Business facilities
Crib
Childcare
Connecting rooms available
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Mandarin Oriental

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The Mandarin Oriental is a high-end New York City hotel
The Mandarin Oriental is a high-end New York City hotel | Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental / Hotels.com
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Towering above the rest of Manhattan, the Mandarin Oriental offers breathtaking views of the city. The five-star hotel’s location on Columbus Circle means that visitors have easy access to New York’s world-famous shopping scene and restaurants. This is a popular choice amongst visiting celebrities and dignitaries.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Bathtub in
Pet Friendly
Airport transfers
Business facilities
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