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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.

Recently booked Midtown East hotels

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Hotel 57
Midtown East
2 hours ago 4 stars $130
Grand Hyatt New York
Midtown East
2 hours ago 4 stars $159
Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Ave
Midtown East
4 hours ago 3 stars $116
The Kimberly Hotel
Midtown East
4 hours ago 4 stars $160
Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East
Midtown East
4 hours ago 4 stars $95
New York Hilton Midtown
Midtown East
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Kitano Hotel
Midtown East
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Midtown East
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Sofitel New York
Midtown East
7 hours ago 4 stars $171
Gansevoort Park NYC
Midtown East
8 hours ago 5 stars $225

Recently Rated Midtown East Hotels

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The Court - A St Giles Premier Hotel
Midtown East
3.8 / 5
124 reviews
4 stars $149
The Benjamin New York
Midtown East
4.1 / 5
96 reviews
4 stars $149
New York Hilton Midtown
Midtown East
4.0 / 5
554 reviews
4 stars $129
City Club Hotel
Midtown East
4.2 / 5
128 reviews
4 stars $89
Warwick Hotel New York
Midtown East
4.2 / 5
541 reviews
4 stars $160
Jolly Hotel Madison Tower
Midtown East
3.2 / 5
98 reviews
3 stars $75
Pod 39 Hotel
Midtown East
4.1 / 5
177 reviews
3 stars $70
Hilton Manhattan East
Midtown East
3.9 / 5
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4 stars $99
The Lexington New York City, Autograph Collection
Midtown East
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1 New York Hilton Midtown

4 stars
4.0 / 5 554 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

Stay in nyc
Beautiful view great location. What they don't tell u is parking is not included and could cost u $50 and up for just one nite. So if u stay don't drive or fine parking elsewhere. Great spots to...
Jan 27, 2015
From $89

2 City Club Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 128 reviews

55 W 44th Street Map

Advance Purchase - Save 20%

Shaping the future of Hospitality in the spirit of the past, the City Club Hotel combines the scale and tradition of a private club with the first rate services and amenities of a modern luxury... More

Great value for NYc
This hotel exceeded my expectations, it was so convenient to going to Broadway shows and anything in mid town. The room was nice and modern, and the bathroom was modern and large for New York city....
Jan 27, 2015
From $95

3 Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East

4 stars
4.5 / 5 8 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

Staff were very friendly. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour gym, and complimentary breakfast (you find an open table and can grab as much food as you'd like). Overall, the hotel exceeded my...
Jan 6, 2015
From $160

4 Warwick Hotel New York

4 stars
4.2 / 5 541 reviews

65 West 54TH Street Map

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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

New York Baby!
Hotel was awesome. Location couldn't have been better. This trip was supposed to be a once in a lifetime trip and we ended up going again and stayed at a different hotel the second time. We will...
Jan 26, 2015
From $171

5 Sofitel New York

4 stars
4.5 / 5 66 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

Great hotel.
The Sofitel is a brilliant place all round. The hotel its self is spotlessly clean, the beds are so comfortable with help from a feather mattress topper. The staff cannot not be faulted in...
Jan 4, 2015
From $116

6 Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Ave

3 stars
4.3 / 5 6 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

Friend trip
Hotel is very clean and located near empire state building.
Jan 15, 2015
From $99

7 Hilton Manhattan East

4 stars
3.9 / 5 135 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

fun away from home
I just love this hotel. First time for everything... the it's my man birthday and I wanted to treat him to something nice away from our home and stumble right into this great deal hotel ...staff...
Jan 26, 2015
From $97

8 Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Midtown East

3 stars
4.0 / 5 13 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

Value for money
Considering it was a big group, the hotel was very comfortable and value for our money. Best part was that its clean, comfortable and a place we would look forward to after each hectic day of...
Jan 7, 2015
From $99

9 Doubletree by Hilton Metropolitan New York

4 stars
3.8 / 5 440 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 One Night Stay
Booked the room for a trip to NYC to attend a squash tournament at Grand Central Station, visit friends, and dine. It was an ideal location for all 3 purposes. The room was clean, updated and...
Jan 21, 2015
From $75

10 Pod 51 Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 142 reviews

230 East 51st Street Map

Complimentary Wi-Fi

The hip, affordable and trendy Pod Hotel offers convenient and personalized accommodations for the stylish and spend thrifty traveler. The Pod 51 Hotel, is the original Pod located in the heart of... More

Great for the solo traveler
If you don't want to pay $200+/night for a room just for yourself, this is the place for you. Conveniently located, clean, free walking tours, a nice bar. I wasn't able to book a room ensuite but...
Jan 23, 2015
From $160

11 The Kimberly Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 60 reviews

145 East 50th Street Map

Save 30% on your stay

The Kimberly is a European-style hotel on Manhattan's fashionable East Side with traditional decor, friendly yet professional staff and spacious rooms and suites. An intimate, unique experience... More

Fabulous hospital visit
Lovely hotel, large rooms, comfortable suite. Close to MSK. Great service. Bathroom out if this world!
Jan 21, 2015
From $70

12 Pod 39 Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 177 reviews

145 East 39th Street Map

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Pod 39 offers a hip, convenient and personalized accommodations for the stylish and spend thrifty traveler. The Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Manhattan and is the best value for... More

pretty good
The location was really great... it was a couple blocks away from grand central station.. the room is seriously a pod though. No privacy so go with people you're really comfortable with!
Jan 26, 2015
From $119

13 Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Midtown East

3 stars
4.1 / 5 74 reviews

866 Map

Rate includes breakfast

The Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East is the perfect choice for business and leisure travelers visiting New York City. Offering first-class services while sitting high on the 14th through... More

Big room
We have 5 people in the room, 2 queen beds and a pull out sofa sleeper. Besides not have showel gels and enough shampoo for everybody, it has nice view and nice size room. Good restaurants within...
Jan 25, 2015
From $75

14 Jolly Hotel Madison Tower

3 stars
3.2 / 5 98 reviews

22 East 38th Street Map

Save 15%

The famous architects Mergatroyd and Ogden built the Jolly Hotel Madison Towers in 1923; it is a rare example of "Italianate" style still in existence in Manhattan. In 1991 the largest... More

4 day trip with a friend
Hotel was better than I expected for the price. Located in the very heart of manhattan so everything was a short walk away. Just a 5 minute walk from grand central station so you could get to...
Jan 26, 2015
From $139

15 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