The Best Hotels With Suites to Book in New York City

Bohemian chic surroundings welcome you to your suite at the Gramercy Park Hotel, New York City
Bohemian chic surroundings welcome you to your suite at the Gramercy Park Hotel, New York City | Courtesy of Gramercy Park Hotel / Expedia
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6 May 2021
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It might be tempting to stay in the same New York City hotel twice – but then you’d be missing out on discovering the sheer range of them – from tiny, quirky little guesthouses to huge, gilded palaces. To narrow down a luxury stay, think about the neighborhood you want to be in: the futuristic glassiness of the Hudson Yards development, say, or old-romantic’s haunt SoHo, with its tiny Italian restaurants and cult bakeries. These thoroughly modern New York City hotels with suites cater to every personality, making you feel like you’ve scored a prime piece of Manhattan real estate – if only for a few nights – and all are bookable with Culture Trip.

Gramercy Park Hotel

Bohemian chic suite at Gramercy Park Hotel with table and brocade chair and glass doors to bedroom with antique green bed
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Movie stars and musicians throw decadent parties at this opulent hotel, which despite its rates and prime location has a bold bohemian streak running through it. The lobby and bars are a maximalist fantasy of shell-pink sofas, ceilings carpeted with clusters of light bulbs, mint checkerboard floors and red velvet curtains; upstairs, suites have bright jewel tones and upholstered bed frames. Suite occupants also get a key to New York’s exclusive, private Gramercy Park.

Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards

Sleek, spacious living room with wood floors, designer furniture in tan and black, giant TV and river views at Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards
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One of the most anticipated New York hotels in years, the box-fresh Equinox is in the sharp-edged new business and luxury-homes quarter, Hudson Yards. From the celeb-y gym brand of the same name, it’s unsurprisingly wellness-focused, with freestanding, jet-black bathtubs in rooms, a cavernous granite-and-gold spa, and a fabulous pool terrace with a view of sunsets over the Hudson. Zen-feeling, minimalist suites have blackout curtains to cure jet lag and dial you into New York time, ASAP.

The Langham

Spacious living room in blues and greys with large designer rug over dark wood floors, contemporary art and city views at the Langham
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Right on luxury-shopping boulevard Fifth Avenue, between the Empire State Building and Bryant Park, the Langham is known for its suave, contemporary interiors and lashings of modern art. Some suites have front-row views of the Empire State Building (throwing open those curtains to its glinting spire, piping Nespresso coffee in hand, is a thrill); others have millionaire terraces with cushioned wicker furniture and bamboo plants. This is the place to be right in the action in high glamour, while dodging any old-fashioned frills or simpering service.

Soho Grand Hotel

Warm and welcoming suite in earthy tones with separate bedroom featuring artist-drawn tan wallpaper at the Soho Grand Hotel
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SoHo is a pleasure to wander, stumbling across curious concept stores, small-scale galleries and independent restaurants. Its Soho Grand Hotel has a lovely, vintage-tinged warmth to it – all mood lighting, peacock murals and black-and-white photography. But the young and hip still flock to its plant-packed patio, Gilligan’s – and the rich and famous to its suites, some with delightful terraces trimmed with foliage and tasseled canopies, all lavishly decorated like an old-money New York apartment.

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

The rooftop pool at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge with the Financial District and the Statue of Liberty in the distance
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This is a true destination hotel: while most staying in Brooklyn will opt for shop-and-restaurant packed Williamsburg, this grand design down near Brooklyn Bridge Park is more than worth the detour. Its jagged rooftop pool gazes over Manhattan’s Financial District; an earthy, sustainability-focused spirit means raw, reclaimed woods, living walls, a plastic-free water supply, organic bedding and yoga mats in rooms. Book the two-bedroom Riverhouse for the best Brooklyn Bridge views from your own private hammock.

Sixty SoHo

Outdoor deck at SIXTY SoHo overlooking the Lower Manhattan skyline, with blue couches, tables, string lights and plenty of plants
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New York is no stranger to a rooftop bar, but Sixty’s feels comfier and more intimate than most: bright teal corner sofas, exposed lightbulbs strung across the terrace, views of Manhattan skyscrapers. This SoHo base’s rooms are understated while still feeling expensively furnished – bible-thick art books are stacked neatly on marble coffee tables; decorative globes and walls of picture frames add a touch of whimsy. Score one of the few with a Peloton bike.

The Evelyn Hotel

Stylish suite with Chesterfield couch, velvet chair, artwork and books in living room and door to separate bedroom at the Evelyn Hotel
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This hotel sits close to the old jazz center of Tin Pan Alley, a location which inspires the art deco-infused, vintage-glamour interiors. Snuggle on ivy green velvet sofas in the bar, with its stained glass rendering of the Empire State, or snack on antipasti at the show-stopping, curvaceous marble Leonelli bar counter. Rooms are muted in periwinkle and white, with silky Frette bedding and retro bathroom fittings – thoughtfully equipped accessible options have roll-in baths, grab bars and TTY phones.

The William

Suite at the William with vivid turquoise and green walls, lime-green couch and floor-to-ceiling windows with view of terrace
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This colorful, affordable boutique number near central Bryant Park has vivid scarlet living areas and rooms in three crayon shades of blue – stepping into the suites, with room partitions and mid-century furniture – feels like entering a Warhol print. This is a great base for sightseeing too: five blocks from the Empire State Building (get in there early), steps from Fifth Avenue and the NY Public Library, and a short stroll from the best of the New York City theater scene.

The Sohotel

Industrial chic king room with exposed brick wall, dark blue walls and wood floors at SoHotel in New York City
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This Little Italy haunt is a delightful mash-up of cutting-edge design and old-fashioned glamour: ornate tasseled keys open your room, graffiti art is displayed in swirly golden frames, and white subway tiles rub up against exposed brick – while a traditional Italian trattoria sits alongside a hip craft beer tavern. Affordable suites are snug, but pack in bathrooms with heated floors, spendy sound systems, Therapedic mattresses and smart TVs.

Refinery Hotel

Large open-plan suite in brown and blue hues with high ceilings, designer furnishings, rustic wood floors and art pieces at Refinery Hotel
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This charming little hangout, a short walk south of Times Square, is inspired by the surrounding neighborhood, the Garment District, and its heritage as a hat factory. Gentlemanly fabrics and texture leather headboards are eminently strokeable, a vintage newspaper informs you of hotel happenings, and there’s a free wine and cheese hour in the lobby each day. The rooftop bar is a fairy-lit delight, with retro-feel cocktails. Book the Atelier suite for a plush living area, fashion sketches muraled on the wall and tons of natural light.

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