World-class from head to toe, this 5th Avenue Beaux Arts landmark comes as close to flawless as any hotel in New York, with tech-savvy rooms, historic touches, and the iconic King Cole Bar. Butlers have been catering to the whims of each and every guest since the St. Regis first opened its doors in 1904, a touch no other New York hotel can match. Rooms have high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, silk wall coverings, and Louis XVI antiques—along with easy-to-use bedside consoles for controlling lighting, audio, and climate, and huge flat-screen TVs that rise via remote control from the foot of your bed. Note that even at these prices, though, you're not guaranteed a stellar view or a separate tub in the more basic rooms. Still, if you require the best, the St. Regis delivers; the "designer suites" are outfitted in one-of-a-kind style by Dior, Tiffany, and Bentley and have fabulous views. Dine in the legendary King Cole Bar, a dimly lit institution with famously playful Maxfield Parrish murals, and keep your eye out for historic touches throughout the property, like an original mail chute in the lobby.