Last Updated on March 30, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: The Peninsula New York

Midtown Manhattan is, in many ways, the heart of New York City. It’s home to Times Square, Broadway theaters, the Empire State Building, and countless shops and restaurants. It also offers a wide range of hotels—some that embrace New York-style luxury and others that embody value and easy access. Here are our picks for the best hotels in midtown Manhattan.

citizenM New York Times Square Hotel (218 W 50th St.; 212-461-3638) Times Square

This 230-room boutique hotel “works for travelers seeking the basics but with panache and a few perks,” says The Telegraph. That includes “uber-comfy king beds in tiny rooms, luxurious rain-showers and ‘moodpad’ controls.” The hotel makes a great home base for Times Square and Broadway shows. “I would be out all day, come back in the afternoon to recharge before going back out,” one Yelp user writes. “The location is super close to subway stations, and a quick walk to theaters and Hell’s Kitchen. I loved the rooftop bar.”     >> Book this hotel for less

The St. Regis New York (2 E 55th St.; 212- 753-4500) Midtown

Step into a bit of New York’s golden era at this 18-story landmark. It was first opened by John Jacob Astor IV in 1904. The hotel “epitomizes the city’s fashion and glamour, from the opulent gold and marble lobby to the specialty themed suites like Dior, Tiffany, and Bentley¸” writes Harper’s Bazaar. A Google reviewer calls it “pricey, but well worth it,” adding that “the service was the standout feature … the butler service was truly extraordinary. My room was excellent with a view of Central Park, beautiful classic finishes, and even a chandelier.”     >> Book this hotel for less

The Peninsula New York (700 5th Ave; 212- 956-2888) Fifth Avenue

This luxury hotel sits on prime real estate along the shops of Fifth Avenue, and Condé Nast Traveler calls it an “exceptional experience” thanks to “huge, luxurious guest rooms, a top-notch spa, an excellent restaurant (Clement), and one of the best service staffs in NYC.” Tripadvisor users are most impressed by the service. One calls it the “Grande Dame of NYC hotels. You will definitely not get the hippest rooms with the most fancy decor, but everything is nicely appointed and The Peninsula really makes up with its excellent staff and service.”     >> Book this hotel for less

Park Hyatt New York (153 W 57th St.; 646-774-1234) Columbus Circle

Located on the northern edge of Midtown, just south of Central Park, this 25-story Hyatt offers “five-star treatment but with a refined, homey feel,” says TimeOut. The magazine points out that many celebrities like to stay here but “there’s enough privacy, whether you want to grab a drink in the Living Room bar or relax with one of the spa treatments.” A Google reviewer writes that the hotel “feels like old school NYC luxury, but rooms and decor are modern and beautiful. Amazing staff. When it was raining, I was received by door staff with an umbrella—tiny things like this made the experience so top-notch.”     >> Book this hotel for less

Casablanca Hotel by Library Hotel Collection (147 W 43rd St. ; 212- 869-1212) Times Square

 This 48-room Moroccan-themed hotel is hidden in plain sight just off Times Square: Fodor’s calls it “a favorite for the comfortable rooms and location,” and especially likes “Rick’s Café for complimentary continental breakfast and wine-and-cheese evenings.” Online reviewers love its convenience and comfort. “We had tickets to three different theaters and we were able to walk easily,“ writes a Tripadvisor user. “Although we were so close to Times Square, the room was super quiet and never heard any noise at night. Central Park was about a mile away and we enjoyed walking to take in the city.”     >> Book this hotel for less