The Best Hotels to Book Near Madison Square Garden, New York City

Madison Square Garden is a world-famous entertainment hub right in Manhattan
Madison Square Garden is a world-famous entertainment hub right in Manhattan | © Katherine Marks / Alamy Stock Photo
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Book your hotel with Culture Trip, and stay in style near Madison Square Garden, right in the beating heart of Manhattan.

A globally recognized hub for New York City entertainment, Madison Square Garden hosts everything from concerts to major-league basketball and hockey. If you’ve got tickets, stay in the area, at the south end of Midtown. It’s pretty much at the heart of Manhattan, with attractions including Times Square, the Empire State Building, the Broadway Theater District and Hudson Yards all easily walkable. You’re close to numerous Subway stops and Penn Station, making NYC and beyond accessible. Here are the best lodgings to book nearby. Did you know – Culture Trip now does bookable, small-group trips? Pick from authentic, immersive Epic Trips, compact and action-packed Mini Trips and sparkling, expansive Sailing Trips.

Archer New York

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Six blocks from Madison Square Garden and just two from Times Square and Bryant Park, this boutique hotel looks classic, with a 1940s-inspired decor and floor-to-ceiling windows. The 180 rooms, spread over 22 floors, work wonders with relatively small spaces. Some have direct views of the Empire State Building, and all feature ultra-soft and comfy linens. The lobby bar exudes classic New York glamor – and check out the views from the hotel’s rooftop lounge, too.

What was formerly a hat factory is now a very stylish hotel in Manhattan’s Garment District, below 42nd Street. Check in for spacious studio and loft rooms with high ceilings and oak floors as well as an industrial-informed decor that hints at the building’s early-20th-century history. The vibe is high class and extends to the hotel’s public spaces: its jazz lounge, a rooftop bar with views and a rustic-chic American restaurant, Parker & Quinn, where elegant button-back booths cocoon you and your martini long into the evening.

EVEN Hotel New York – Times Square South

Times Square us in the heart of Midtown.

The wellness-focused EVEN Hotel is part of the giant IHG hotel conglomerate, but this four-star oozes individual appeal. Just two blocks north of Madison Square Garden, handy for Grand Central and Fifth Avenue, it’s the perfect base for respite from the whirling mayhem of Midtown. The fitness amenities are impressive: there’s a large gym, and you’ll find in-room equipment, including exercise balls, yoga mats and resistance bands. There are even TV channels dedicated to workout routines. It’s surprisingly affordable given its stellar location: rooms start at just under $140 (£102) per night.

Moxy NYC Chelsea

Five blocks from both Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building is the eclectic Moxy, a boutique-leaning hotel under the Marriott accommodation umbrella. There’s a reassuringly wide range of room configurations here, including a stunning 32nd-floor penthouse suite and bunk rooms that sleep four, making them ideal for small groups. The decor is simple yet stylish, centering around wood and other natural textures. Even if you don’t pay for the penthouse, you can still enjoy the same view from the top-floor Fleur Room bar and cafe.

Staypineapple New York

Colorful rooms abound at this casual hotel, only three blocks away from Madison Square Garden and a short walk to Times Square and the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Expect cozy rooms with quirky patterns and design touches. Customer service is flawless, with staff happy to deliver coffee, drinks, snacks and more directly to your room. Less-standard amenities such as free bike rental and an in-house streaming service are the cherry on the cake.

Kimpton Hotel Eventi

A couple of blocks south of the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden is the Eventi. Its sleek and sizable rooms, centering around a dark-toned design scheme, are great places to hole up in, with floor-to-ceiling windows and marble-clad monsoon showers. This is a hotel that gives you options, too: it’s pet-friendly (with no extra charge, unlike a lot of the competition nearby), with great add-ons, including an in-house spa, fitness center, free bike rental and a daily wine hour in the lobby. With 292 rooms and ample event space, it’s also just the ticket for tying the knot and other special occasions.

The Gregory Hotel

Here’s the spiritual successor to the lavish early-1900s Gregorian Hotel in Midtown New York: a newly restored incarnation that stays true to the luxurious heritage of the building. Public spaces are Instagram gold, with chandeliers, columns and crown molding. That charm extends to the rooms, with their classy wood-and-white interiors and subway-tiled bathrooms. The location is excellent, too: it’s almost right alongside the Empire State Building and just three blocks from Madison Square Garden. Whether it’s your first time in New York or your 50th, you’ll be thrilled.

For more excellently located NYC stays, see the best hotels near the Manhattan Bridge and the best hotels near Central Park; they’re bookable now with Culture Trip. Travel sustainably using this greener guide to New York. Once here, fill up your days by taking a TV and movie tour of the Big Apple, then refuel by enjoying an authentic local foodie experience. Heading to the West Village? Check out these places to stay, or for even more plush hotels in New York, check out the best hotels on the Upper East Side, bookable on Culture Trip.

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