8 Independent Hotels In NYC for an Authentic Experience

One of the world’s most sophisticated cities, New York offers the finest dining and entertainment 24 hours a day. For visitors drawn to authenticity, check out the following New York City independent hotels for a genuine experience.

The innovative Ace Hotel, in midtown Manhattan, offers a range of rooms, starting with basic accommodations such as twin bunk beds, full or queen bed, private bath, and Internet. Sleek, open lofts are also available with hardwood floors, vintage furniture, dining area, and views of Broadway. The hotel is located at 20W 29th Street, New York, NY.

Reflecting modern elegance, Andaz 5th Avenue is located at 485 5th Avenue, New York, NY. Rooms and suites and have a walk-in rain shower, double sinks, minibar with complimentary snacks, Internet, and 24 hour hotel gym. Rates start at $295 for King size bed to $745 for splash suite. Reservations: 212-601-1234

The newly built Fashion 26 is located in the heart of Chelsea at 152 West 26th Street in New York. Stylish Rooms offer amenities such as Frette robes and bed linens, 37 inch flat-screen TV, blackout shades, minibar, while hotel services include 24-hour business center, and turndown service. The top two floors are clubrooms with full views of the city.

The MAve, located in Manhattan’s Flatiron district at 62 Madison Avenue, New York, NY, is close to the Flatiron building, Madison Square Park, and Union Square. Amenities include continental breakfast, HSIA and WiFi access, 32-inch flat-screen HDTV, in-room safe, pillow-top mattress, velour robes, and the Your Desires concierge program. Room décor is dramatic and modern.

The NU hotel, located at 85 Smith St., Brooklyn, NY offers modern comfort with natural woods, lead-free paint and organic bedding creating a clean, calming environment. Its 93 Rooms are eco-friendly, each with a 32-inch flat-screen TV, Sonus satellite-music systems, WiFi, and workstation. The hotel also offers a café and 24-hour fitness center.

Sixty Thompson, a luxurious 3 star hotel is located at 60 Thompson Street, New York, NY in the SoHo district. Guests can visit the rooftop bar or dine at the hotel’s Kittichai Thai restaurant. Amenities include SFERRA linens, Frette robes, marble bathrooms, minibar, and LCD flat screen TV.

The Strand Hotel at 33 W. 37th St. in New York’s Midtown fashion district is close to the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, and Grand Central Station. Amenities include European buffet breakfast, Internet, Egyptian cotton linen, work desk, in-room safe, and flat-screen LG TV.

An essential part of Manhattan’s Upper East Side is The Surrey, a classically elegant 3 star hotel. Lush suites offer sitting areas and built in vanities, some with terraces and fireplaces. The presidential suite has a baby grand piano and formal dining room. Guests can visit the Spa at the Surrey, and on-site restaurant, Café Boulud. The hotel is located at 20 East 76th Street, New York, NY.

For many visitors, a high point of vacation is the chance to unwind, have fun, and be pampered in one of the glamorous, new New York City hotels. With exceptional lodging steps away from word-famous museums, theaters, and clubs, the opportunities to explore this exhilarating city are endless.