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10 Hotels in Great Walking Neighborhoods

Jessica Colley Clarke | March 29, 2017

When your hotel is located in the right neighborhood, one of New York’s distinct pleasures is on your doorstep: getting lost on foot. These hotels are located in neighborhoods ideal for leaving your phone in your pocket and exploring streets, cafés, landmarks, parks, and art galleries, without necessarily having any idea where you're going, because there's so much to do everywhere that you don't even need a destination. Here are our favorite 10 hotels in great walking neighborhoods--they're the best places to stay when visiting New York City.


NYLO New York City

Why it made the list

NYLO provides a glimpse into a warm and welcoming neighborhood of the Upper West Side. Central Park is just a short walk away, and while downtown streets can be clogged with tourists, the picturesque Upper West Side always seems to have a table to offer at cozy cafés and restaurants.

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The Ludlow

Why it made the list

By day or by night, the streets of the Lower East Side are buzzing. This boutique hotel puts visitors in the center of the action near old world markets, unique shopping, stylish restaurants, and late-night watering holes.

The latest stylish creation from hotelier Sean MacPherson, t Read More


Smyth, a Thompson Hotel

Why it made the list

Surrounded by great walking neighborhoods on all sides, the Smyth offers easy on-foot access to Tribeca and the quickly developing Financial District (plus Battery Park City, SoHo, and Chinatown). Nearby streets are home to landmarks like the 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center.

Located pretty much on top of a convenient subway stop, this Read More

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