In a city like New York, your hotel can set the tone for the entire trip.
For example, to sight see in Manhattan, don't stay in Brooklyn or you'll spend most of your stay going back and forth. Similarly, if you've been here dozens of times and want to go off the beaten path, a room in Midtown among throngs of tourists might feel maddening.
Fortunately, there are hundreds of New York City hotels, from five-star luxury to design-forward spots, see-and-be-seen stunners, and rooms from brand names at surprisingly cheap prices.
Insider already reviewed New York's hotel scene in-depth, but the following list represents the ones we're most excited about right now.
The Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC Hotel
A generation ago, the Meatpacking District was the domain of butchers. Today, its cobblestone streets are home to some of the chicest shops and restaurants in Manhattan. The Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC Hotel is steps from top attractions including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the High Line, and Little Island, one of the city's newest public parks located at the Chelsea piers.
The hotel showcases cutting-edge art, with works by Banksy and the pioneering street artist Richard Hambleton. Guest rooms feel like private lofts and the rooftop boasts unobstructed 360-degree views, a pool, and elevated fare.