Split screen: Room with hammock, desk and chair, and dressers. Other screen has long table and high chairs with windows out to the street.
Each room has a mural from a local artist painted in it.
Photo Credit: Nu Hotel

Stay Close to the Action at These 9 Best Hotels in New York City

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Nu Hotel

With it’s loft-like rooms featuring bunk beds and hammocks, Nu Hotel appeals to hip 20-somethings and families with children alike making it one of the trendiest hotels in New York. Each room has a mural from a local artist painted in it and features environmentally sustainable materials like cork floors and custom teak furnishings.

Kids and creatives will also love the chalkboard in the bathroom, encouraging them to scribble their daily thoughts while getting ready for the day. Complimentary WiFi and bike rentals are available at the hotel, letting you choose between enjoying your time indoors or out.

There’s also a complimentary breakfast every morning along with an onsite bar offering happy hour Monday through Thursday.

Rectangular building rising high above other buildings with view of river in the distance.In the wintertime, the hotel has art installations and a skating rink in their plaza.Photo Credit: Standard Hotels

The Standard High Line

A national chain with hotels in New York, Miami and LA, The Standard appeals to a young, hip crowd who likes to see and be seen. Its High Line location in the Meatpacking District is no different, boasting an impressive late night bar, biergarten and penthouse club.

During the winter months, their plaza has art installations and a skating rink, and in the summer it provides plenty of outdoor seating for their cafe. Rooms are just as appealing as the onsite facilities, providing floor to ceiling windows, hooded robes and Bluetooth speakers for in-room lounging.

Even the bathrooms have views of the city along with two-person tubs and showers for those nights when you just don’t want to leave your room.

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Split screen: Bed with guitar beside it and artsy curtain behind headboard. Other screen has a desk and wraparound couch.It's all about art and music at the Ace Hotel.Photo Credit: Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel

One of the benefits of staying at an Ace Hotel location has to be their curated art and music events. If you’re in town for a weekend getaway you might enjoy a DJ set, gallery opening or album release party in the lobby of the hotel.

Select rooms also include a turntable with vinyl records, acoustic guitars and original artwork by local artists. There are a variety of room sizes suitable for all types of travelers, especially artistic types.

The hotel even encourages in-room photo shoots in addition to providing a public photo booth in the lobby. Plus it doesn’t hurt that they have a variety of dining options including the Michelin star rated Breslin Bar & Dining Room, which even provides 24-hour room service and hors d’oeuvres during events.

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