Fathom Favorites : New York City Hotels

1. The Mark

The Mark

The sophisticated and discreet hotel is a stone's throw from Central Park and Museum Mile. A handsome black-and-white lobby makes for quite an entrance. Art Deco-inspired rooms designed by Jacques Grange are filled with luxurious details (Italian linen by Quagliotti, marble bathrooms, polished nickel fittings by Lefroy Brooks, designer kitchen appliances). The hotel's elegant restaurant is helmed by three Michelin-star Jean-Georges.

Madison Ave. at 77th St.
New York, NY 10075

2. 1Hotel Central Park

1Hotel Central Park

You can have it all: a do-gooder lifestyle, luxurious surroundings, a respite from the urban hum, aromatherapy, and Central Park as your backyard. Kids and pets are welcome too. The eco-chic hotel has in-room plants, a lobby farmstand, and goodie bags of healthy snacks presented to guests at arrival.


1414 Sixth Ave.
New York, NY 10019

3. SIXTY Soho


A multi-million dollar reno has resulted in an all-new look for the 97-room boutique property. The vibe is modern and sophisticated. Rooms feel residential, well-tailored, and cozy; ten suites have French balconies overlooking the (thankfully) still charming Soho skyline. Local restaurateur John McDonald opened the buzzy Italian restaurant Sessanta and reimagined the rooftop bar as a landscaped high-rise garden.


60 Thompson St.
New York, NY 10012

4. New York Edition

New York Edition

The iconic Clocktower building of 1909 is the new flagship of Edition, the hotel concept from Ian Schrager and Marriott International. The space is airy, sophisticated, and pristine — with silk drapes, Venetian plaster, and a stunning torqued staircase that is a work of art. Cityscape views are spectacular and it's spitting distance from the original Shake Shack (a landmark in its own right).


5 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10010 

5. The High Line Hotel

The High Line Hotel

Subtle sophistication housed in a Gothic-style Chelsea building (formely known as the Desmond Tutu Center).  The rooms are homey with large windows facing the High Line and an enclosed garden for sunny strolling.


180 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10011

6. The Standard East

The Standard East

A 21-floor glass tower means floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of light. Cafe Standard is handsome as all hell and has sidewalk seating on a prime people-watching avenue. The California cuisine and Scandinavian decor at Narcissa are a real treat. You'll be in the center of all the action.


25 Cooper Sq.
New York, NY 10003

7. The Broome

The Broome

A quiet gem, tucked away on the coolest street in Soho. The interior courtyard, decorated with over-sized lamps, Moroccan floor tiles, and rattan bistro chairs, is tucked away and quiet. Rooms are decorated minimally but luxuriously.


431 Broome St.
New York, NY 10013

8. The Marlton Hotel

The Marlton Hotel

Channeling a Parisian hôtel particulier in Greenwich Village, this place is elegant without having an ounce of snobbishness. The cozy lobby living room has lots of seating, a cafe kiosk, free WiFi, and a roaring fire. Rooms are tiny, bright, feminine (brass fixtures, marble bathrooms, herringbone wood floors) and reasonably priced. Request rooms on the 11 or 16 line; the 03 line includes bathtubs.


5 W. 8th St.
New York, NY 10011

9. The Standard

The Standard

Party epicenter of the moment for the always-buzzing Standard Grill and Biergarten, the clubby Boom-Boom Room, and the glam, exhibitionist-friendly rooms overlooking The High Line.


848 Washington St.
New York, NY 10014

10. Lafayette House

Lafayette House

A beautifully appointed pied-a-terre that's all about privacy. The anti-hotel, there's no lobby and very little staff intrusion, just 15 big, charming, turn-of-the-century rooms with WiFi and working marble fireplaces. 

38 E. 4th St.
New York, NY 10003

11. Greenwich Hotel

Greenwich Hotel

A touch of Tuscany in Tribeca, the hotel has plush rooms, discreet service, quiet courtyard, and the excellent Locanda Verde restaurant. Robert DeNiro is an owner, but this is a hijinks-free zone.


377 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10013

12. Carlyle


Arguably the city's grandest hotel, which explains the well-heeled, monied clientele. A destination beyond the rooms for Bemelman's Bar, the cabaret, and Sense Spa.

35 E. 76th St.
New York 10021

13. Ace Hotel

Ace Hotel

The city's blogerati make the clubby, arty lobby their daytime office and happy hour haunt. The rooms brim with charming retro-mod touches like record players and pencil sharpeners. Access to Breslin and John Dory restos a plus.

20 W. 29th St.
New York, NY 10001

14. Crosby Street Hotel

Crosby Street Hotel

The modern English design is vibrant and eye-catching. The rooms are spacious, witty, and charming. The scene is bustling. The clientele is chic.


79 Crosby St.
New York, NY 10012

15. The Jane

The Jane

The vibe is youth hostel meets decadent set piece. The tinieset rooms have shared bathrooms. Ideal for stylish revelers on a budget.  

113 Jane St.
New York, NY 10014

16. Bowery Hotel

Bowery Hotel

Old world opulence meets modern temperment. There's a swank lobby (velvet sofas, roaring fires, opulent carpets), lofty suites (marble bathrooms, views of the East Village),  and a true downtown scene (models, actors, designers).

335 Bowery
New York, NY 10003