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Meet quintessential New York in Midtown East

Midtown East stretches from the edge of the East River to Fifth Avenue in the heart of Manhattan. While locals tend to define 59th and 40th streets as its northern and southern boundaries, hotels and guidebooks often cite Murray Hill, a largely residential zone that runs down to 34th Street, as part of the same neighborhood. Regardless of how you slice it, this area checks off all the must-haves for the quintessential New York vacation. Glistening skyscrapers, world-famous landmarks and international restaurants from every continent line streets teeming with visitors, shoppers and native New Yorkers. While Midtown East serves primarily as a busy commercial district, its central location and close proximity to a number of subway lines make it a great home base for exploring the best of the Big Apple.

Things to see and do

Midtown East hotels are well-placed; just steps away from many of the city's most popular attractions, from storied buildings to first-rate museums, and haute cuisine eateries.

Grand Central Terminal

One of the finest examples of architecture from the golden age of rail travel, take a walk to the nearby Grand Central Terminal. After taking in the grandiose main concourse, grab a bite to eat at the indoor Grand Central Market or head to the lower level to enjoy a sit-down meal at the luxurious Oyster Bar, a true New York institution that dates back to 1913.

The Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building is a stone's throw away from Grand Central. Although guests are welcome to visit the downstairs lobby for pictures, the Art Deco-style masterpiece is best viewed from a short distance away, atop the Empire State Building's observation deck. Because space is limited, lines get long throughout the year. To skip the wait, book express tickets online.

New York Public Library

At Fifth Avenue, the dividing line between Midtown East and West, make a stop at the New York Public Library. Guarded by marble lions, Patience and Fortitude, (named after prized virtues during the Great Depression) this Beaux-Arts building is a familiar sight from New York-centric movies like the 1980s hit Ghostbusters.

Bryant Park

You’ll find Bryant Park, an oasis of greenery in a neighborhood best known for its towering skyscrapers, tucked behind the library. If you're coming during the warmer months, stake your claim on a picnic spot on the lawns, or if you’re here over winter, strap on a pair of rental skates for a free spin around an ice-skating rink during the annual Bank of America Winter Village season.

Getting around the city

Whether you want to discover cool downtown, walk the museum mile uptown or venture into hip Brooklyn, the rest of New York City is just a subway ride away from Midtown East's central location. The local Lexington Avenue line runs through the entire east side of Manhattan down to City Hall, where you can take in those recognizable NYC panoramas from the Brooklyn Bridge. Before you head out for dinner, grab a copy of a subway map for a list of stations and transfer points that will take you anywhere in the city from any station.

Best time to stay

New York City is a year-round destination, so there's no wrong time to book your stay at one of the trendy Midtown East hotels. Since this area has a distinct four seasons, with temperatures that sometimes soar into the 90s in the summer and drop below freezing in the winter, weather is one of the most important factors in deciding when to come. Generally, spring and fall have the best weather, but if you're on a budget, summer and late winter offer the best deals on everything from accommodations to activities.

Keep in mind that despite the cold temperatures, December is one of the busiest and most expensive months to stay in Manhattan. After Thanksgiving, visitors flock here to experience renowned holiday traditions, shop on Fifth Avenue, and enjoy New Year's Eve festivities around Times Square. Because most guests leave immediately after the holidays, early January is typically a great time to score some of the biggest discounts of the year.

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From $179

1 New York Hilton Midtown

4 stars
4.0 / 5 536 reviews

1335 Avenue of the Americas Map

Includes a full breakfast each morning

The New York Hilton Midtown houses stylish guestrooms featuring marble baths, luxurious suites with spacious living areas, and executive rooms on high floors. These last give guests access to the... More

family trip
This is a very nice hotel. The amenities are available, but you need to pay for them. For example, there are no coffee makers or refrigerators in the room. In order to speak with staff, you need to...
Dec 22, 2014
From $109

2 The Lexington New York City, Autograph Collection

4 stars
3.9 / 5 26 reviews

511 Lexington Ave at 48th Street Map

Rate Includes Breakfast

Manhattan's Newest Autograph Collection HotelBuilt in 1929, The Lexington New York City blends the hotel's legacy with its collection of unique artwork and modern appeal showcased... More

Perfect location for Christmas in NYC
The hotel was close enough to walk to Rockefeller Center and to visit the stores holiday displays. We were able to check in early to a room that was bigger than most in NYC for a great price. Would...
Dec 9, 2014
From $129

3 Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Ave

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

45 East 33rd Street Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Set between Madison and Park Avenue, near exciting retail, dining, nightlife and entertainment opportunities, the stylish Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan Midtown East is an ideal base for... More

chilly Hilton
everything was great big room huge bathroom outdoor patio directly from the room which is a rare find in Manhattan. the only negative part of the experience was that the room was freezing cold it...
Dec 1, 2014
From $149

4 The Gotham Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 9 reviews

16 East 46 Street Map

The Opening of the Gotham Hotel on 46th Street will bring a new type of hotel experience to the center of Midtown Manhattan. With terraces off every room guests feel as if they are floating above... More

Quick weekend getaway
Great location for midtown. Close to grand central. Comfortable beds and good showers. Good price point.
Jun 10, 2014
From $104

5 Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Midtown East

3 stars
3.9 / 5 11 reviews

206 East 52nd Street Map

Complimentary wired and Wi-Fi Internet Access

Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Midtown East boasts a fantastic location in the heart of Midtown Manhattan; just minutes from extensive shopping, lively restaurants and bars, the bustling... More

Great Place for a Short Stay
Great location and clean hotel. Staff were very helpful. There is a small restaurant and bar. About a 20 minute walk to Times Square and 20 minutes to Central Park.
Dec 8, 2014
From $127

6 Murray Hill East Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 319 reviews

149 E. 39th St. Map

All-suite hotel close to Grand Central and the Empire State BuildingSpace is the name of the game at this 14-story Murray Hill hotel. All rooms are suites with full kitchens, so guests have plenty... More

Last-minute emergency trip
When our loved one landed in NYU hospital, we quickly researched what was nearby and found this wonderful hotel within easy walking distance. Thankfully our loved one was released early, and we...
Dec 4, 2014
From $148

7 Warwick Hotel New York

4 stars
4.2 / 5 524 reviews

65 West 54TH Street Map

Suite Sale - Save 10% on suites, 3 night minimum!

The Warwick Hotel New York combines the trifecta of Old World elegance, 4-star luxury and a prime location. Founded by publisher William Randolph Hearst in 1926, 426 comfortable accommodations... More

Warwick for the Holidays
I've stayed at the Warwick before and always found it to be a great, old fashioned, grand hotel. That said, now that the suites have been remodeled it's a must stay in Manhattan. Excellent value...
Dec 17, 2014
From $133

8 Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East

4 stars
4.4 / 5 7 reviews

148 East 48th Street Map

Reservations of 25 or more consecutive nights require pre-approval by contacting the hotel directly. Set a pace that suits you at the new Residence Inn by Marriott® in Manhattan. Feel the pulse of... More

Fantastic location
Hotel is in a perfect location, 5 minute walk to the Rockerfella Centre. Rooms are clean, beds comfy. The complimentary breakfast is a great added bonus.
Nov 30, 2014
From $84

9 Seton Hotel

3 stars
3.5 / 5 33 reviews

144 East 40th Street Map

Save 10% on your stay

The SETON HOTEL has just completed an extensive renovation. The hotel staff and management are dedicated to superior customer service consistent with our beautiful new exterior and interior... More

one night stay
Great place to stay for a short weekend getaway. Very convenient location. Room was clean and nicely decorated. Would stat again for another short trip.
Nov 24, 2014
From $99

10 Hilton Manhattan East

4 stars
3.8 / 5 133 reviews

304 East 42nd Street Map

Historic hotel on Midtown’s east side near United NationsThis historic, neo-gothic building offers stylish comfort in Midtown Manhattan's east side. In-room touches such as large LCD TVs, marble... More

Great hotel
Convenient, clean, and comfortable.I would recommend this hotel to anyone who is travelling to NYC.
Nov 28, 2014
From $159

11 The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection

4 stars
4.1 / 5 42 reviews

59 West 44th Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection®, is an AAA Four Diamond Hotel located just a block from the lights of Time Square and steps from Fifth Avenue shopping. We are one of the... More

enjoyable business trip
I love this hotel. It is very "cozy" amid all the hustle and bustle. I love the "Library" lounge, it is my favorite part of the hotel. Rooms can be a little small but you don't go to New York to...
Dec 17, 2014
From $181

12 Sofitel New York

4 stars
4.4 / 5 65 reviews

45 West 44TH Street Map

Save 30% on your stay

Spirit of New York and Paris triumphs at midtown Manhattan hotelIndulge in the spirit of classic New York and Paris at the midtown Manhattan Sofitel New York, right off Fifth Avenue. Thirty stories... More

Perfect hotel stay!
I tried really hard to fine something I didn't like at Sofitel New York and I couldn't think of one! Hotel staff was unbelievably considerate and accommodating. They upgraded our room as it was our...
Mar 10, 2014
From $229

13 The New York Palace Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 51 reviews

455 Madison Avenue Map

Known for its elegant accommodations with breathtaking views and unrivaled service. The landmark 1882 Villard Mansion and world renowned courtyard incorporates motifs from several 15th Century... More

Dec 7, 2014
From $109

14 Doubletree by Hilton Metropolitan New York

4 stars
3.8 / 5 435 reviews

569 Lexington Avenue Map

Includes Comic Strip Live coupons

Striking modernist Midtown East hotel with rich, colorful history The blue façade of the Doubletree Metropolitan Hotel New York City, shaped like a rolling wave, makes it hard to miss. The lobby... More

Great time
I had a great time. The staff was friendly and the rooms were nice.
Dec 19, 2014
From $199

15 Waldorf Astoria New York

4 stars
4.2 / 5 444 reviews

301 Park Avenue Map

Best of Waldorf - Includes hotel credit

For some, a stay at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York is almost as fundamental to an authentic Big Apple vacation as seeing the Statue of Liberty or sipping a Manhattan cocktail. Opened in... More

I was disappointed. I expected some luxury with it being the Waldorf, but was not impressed. The lobby is elegant, but the rooms are old and you could find better for cheaper.
Dec 5, 2014