The Best Hotels to Book Near the Town Hall, New York

Catch a performance in New York's historic Town Hall and brush shoulders with musical legends in the heart of NYC
Catch a performance in New York's historic Town Hall and brush shoulders with musical legends in the heart of NYC | © Patrick Tomasso / Unsplash
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21 September 2021

New York’s Town Hall – which opened as a place to discuss political issues in 1921 – is a 1500-seat theatre with no blocked sightlines, so there’s not a bad seat in the house to catch a show.

Performances here range from chamber music, comedians and flamenco groups to the latest bands. Famous performers who have graced the stage include Bob Dylan – who made his first major debut here – Leonard Cohen and Paul Robeson, the bass-baritone. Grab your tickets in advance and stay close by at one of the best hotels near the Town Hall in New York – now bookable on Culture Trip.

Royalton Hotel

Boutique Hotel
4.2/5 (949 Reviews)
Royalton New York
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Price Drop
Now from $131 per night

There’s a surprise waiting for you behind the red doors of the Royalton Hotel. It was built as a residential hotel in 1898 and many charming details remain intact. Windows open to the sights and sounds of nearby Times Square, every room has a window seat – complete with a comfy sofa that’s perfect for people-watching – and the penthouses boast wood-burning fireplaces and private terraces. So close you can almost see it, the Town Hall is just across 6th Avenue. Snuggle in with down comforters and pillows, or luxuriate in the round disco tubs in the Loft Suites surrounded by bubbles and mosaic tiles.

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The Gotham Hotel

4.1/5 (974 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $184 per night

Answer the call of New York City’s famous landmarks from the Gotham – Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Central Park and the Town Hall are all close by. Every quiet and comfortable modern room has a mini-bar stocked with Dean and DeLuca snacks – most rooms have a balcony with a view of the city lights that Batman would appreciate so you won’t have to fly far for a great meal. The famous Wolfgang’s Steakhouse is right downstairs, serving dry-aged steaks with wines from a deep cellar.

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The Knickerbocker Hotel

Hotel, Pubs with Rooms
4.5/5 (1126 Reviews)
The Knickerbocker, West 42nd
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Price Drop
Now from $301 per night
The red-and-cream Beaux-Arts Knickerbocker – adjacent to the heart of Times Square – is pretty as a picture. Architecturally sublime details like 12ft (3.6m) ceilings, 8ft (2.4m) doors and 6ft (1.8m) windows create a calm and classic setting for the 330 luxe guest rooms and suites. Corner Junior Suites have king-size beds and splendid views of Times Square, while soundproof windows keep them serene. Cut across Bryant Park to catch the latest offering at the Town Hall. Visiting the city for New Year’s Eve? The St Cloud rooftop bar is arguably the best place to be.
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The Kimpton Muse Hotel, an IHG Hotel

4.5/5 (890 Reviews)
The Kimpton Muse Hotel
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Price Drop
Now from $222 per night

The stellar staff at Muse want to spark your imagination. The art-deco-influenced 181 rooms and 19 suites have yoga mats to aid your meditation and book recommendations to inspire deep thought. Spa suites offer balconies and vintage soaker tubs, too. Families are welcome to take the kids out on scooters here – complete with helmets, of course. A five-minute scooter trip to the Town Hall will take you past One Five One W on 43rd Street, featured in Battlestar Gallactica and Vanilla Sky. Pets of any size are welcome at no additional charge and the concierge can arrange for grooming, pet sitting or walkies if your furry friend needs some pampering, too.

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LUMA Hotel Times Square

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel
4.7/5 (903 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $222 per night

An excellent location, contemporary decor and friendly service make LUMA a great choice for families. Enjoy the convenience of a Whole Foods store right around the corner – but the big draw here will be Alina, New York’s first robot butler. Alina will deliver room service items and a complimentary game and memento for each child, plus tickets for the whole family to Le Carrousel at nearby Bryant Park – across from the Town Hall. When not making the rounds to the 130 guestrooms, Alina can be found at the docking station in the lobby.

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  • The Bryant Park Hotel

    4.6/5 (884 Reviews)
    Superior Room
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    Price Drop
    Now from $228 per night
    Just two blocks from the Town Hall, the Bryant Park Hotel is a New York landmark building erected in 1924 by the American Radiator Company. The distinct black brick with gold stone trim recalls the heyday of Art Deco and Hollywood glamour. Home to the only 3D private screening room in New York, the hotel often hosts guests from the film industry. Rooms feature handmade Tibetan rugs scattered on polished hardwood floors and sunny city or park views – and guests rave about the deep soaker tubs stocked with Molton Brown toiletries.
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    Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

    4.8/5 (831 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $219 per night

    Book lover? You’ll be in your element here at the Library Hotel. Floors are themed like library shelves and guests can pick a room stocked with books about architecture, travel, engineering and more. Carry your book to the library lounge or the rooftop terrace where there are plenty of reading nooks – along with complimentary continental breakfast and wine tasting in the afternoon. It’s the only place for a bibliophile to bookmark in New York. When it’s time to break the silence, walk over to the Town Hall for a concert of great music, from the likes of Laurie Anderson or Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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    Refinery Hotel

    4.5/5 (985 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $242 per night

    A tip of the hat is due to the decorators of this former hat factory near Bryant Park. Industrial chic vibes can be found in the sewing machines used as work desks and the monochrome penny tiles in the baths. Enjoy a glass of wine upon check-in, then take in views of the Empire State Building from a view room – or head straight to the rooftop of this 197-room boutique hotel. Grab your hat and head for the Town Hall, just a seven-minute promenade walk away.

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    The Westin New York at Times Square

    4.2/5 (1616 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $190 per night

    The Westin – in the heart of the Theatre District – has the perfect location for business or leisure travelers, close to Times Square, Madison Square Garden and the Town Hall. Catch a glimpse of the Hudson River or city views from oversize Corner King rooms. If jet lag has you up, there are many restaurants in the area to visit late – from grand to budget including the 24-hour Tick Tock Diner. Work those treats off in the well-equipped gym that’s also open around the clock.

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    Hyatt Centric Times Square New York

    4.4/5 (1203 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $247 per night

    Let the sunshine in through true floor-to-ceiling windows at the Hyatt Centric and get bathed by daylight in the Scandinavian-inspired décor – where blonde oak furnishings meet crisp white bed linens. By night, take in the twinkling lights of Times Square, the Chrysler Building or uptown Manhattan, all from your room. Catch a Broadway show or a performance at the Town Hall and stroll past flashing billboards, while mingling with visitors from across the globe in the heart of New York City.

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    These recommendations were updated on September 21, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh. This article is an updated version of a story created by Debra Smith

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