New York is a city that needs no introduction. It is largely romanticized, serves as a background for a lot of movies, and is the ultimate dream destination for many people. It makes you wonder if it offers something new. But what makes New York New York is that it is restless and keeps on evolving, not for the sake of its travelers and locals, but for its own sake. It is a city that is bound to change no matter what.
And here are boutique hotels, five among the many affordable hotels that endure and thrive in New York.
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Walking around New York can be as liberating as it can be intrusive. Sounds, colors, and smells overwhelm the senses. It is thrilling and fun; but after a day of exploration, it makes you look for an intimate enclave where you can be with yourself. This is where Shelburne NYC – an Affinia Hotel comes in. Its warm interior decoration and comfortable reception area evokes the feeling of a well-maintained home. Located in Murray Hill, this hotel is rather near to Grand Central Station, your ticket to exploring the multicultural beauty named New York.
With its connection to the glitter and glamor of the old Hollywood, Warwick New York Hotel makes sure that its 426 guest rooms and 67 suites reflect the elegant and sophisticated side of the celebrated Hollywood. All rooms come with the latest amenities and technologies so even the most discerning traveler has the most pleasant stay in NYC. Marble lavatories, fully operating minibars, large desks, international power plugs, and LCD TVs are some of the comforts of this historical hotel.
Located two blocks away from the subway, Duane Street Hotel Tribeca is your posh sanctuary in the restless New York. Its interior exudes the beauty and elegance of the contemporary world. Black-and-white rooms, wooden furniture, hardwood floors and neat and soothing textures are some of the things to look forward to. Make sure you book in advance because its 43 guestrooms is a huge hit to travelers.
The Pod Hotel 51 is not your usual hotel. It is like a hip, young, and cool New York that is never afraid to venture out to something new. Its rooms are somewhat smaller from the standard hotel rooms, for one, of course for a cheaper price. But do not mistake this place as something icky. Despite its size, this hotel is very creative and popular among young travelers.
The Belvedere Hotel’s architecture and features are historically admirable. Its 1920 art deco, for example, appeals to history lovers and romantic travelers. A night here makes you near to some of the best theaters in the city, the most sought-after restaurants, and recreational activities. After a day of pure fun and excitement, relax in your King Deluxe room, the most reasonable room there is in the hotel, which comes with posh amenities.