New York City Guide


New York Hotels Guide


When it comes to luxury hotels in New York, you have an extensive choice. Uptown, find the Mobil Five-Star Four Seasons Hotel New York, the tallest, sleekest hotel in the city, designed by I.M. Pei; and the Mobil Five-Star St. Regis New York, an exquisite Old World hostelry built in a Beaux Arts style.

The Mobil Five-Star St. Regis New York is a beautiful Beaux Arts-style hotel.
©2006 St. Regis Hotel
The Mobil Five-Star St. Regis New York is a beautiful Beaux Arts-style hotel.

Downtown, find the Mobil Four-Star Mercer Hotel, a boutique hotel in the heart of SoHo, and the Mobil Four-Star The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park, offering stunning views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty. Plenty of more moderately priced One- and Two-Star Hotels also are scattered throughout the city, many of them historic properties.

Keep in mind that in addition to the room rate, you'll have to pay a hefty 13.25 percent room tax. The highest rates are charged during the spring, fall, and Christmas holiday season, when rooms should be booked well in advance, and the lowest, in January, February and August. Many business and luxury hotels offer substantial discounts on the weekends.

Dining is at its finest in New York, with countless great restaurants (and pizza joints and hotdog stands) to tempt your tastebuds. On the next page, read our guide to New York restaurants.