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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

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Pod 39 Hotel
Midtown East
1 hour ago 3 stars $145
The New York Palace Hotel
Midtown East
4 hours ago 4 stars $259
Martha Washington
Midtown East
5 hours ago 3 stars $245
The Iroquois New York
Midtown East
7 hours ago 4 stars $237
Affinia Shelburne
Midtown East
8 hours ago 4 stars $230
Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Ave
Midtown East
8 hours ago 3 stars $239
The Lexington New York City, Autograph Collection
Midtown East
12 hours ago 4 stars $171
New York Hilton Midtown
Midtown East
12 hours ago 4 stars $239
Club Quarters Grand Central
Midtown East
12 hours ago 3 stars $160
Omni Berkshire Place
Midtown East
12 hours ago 4 stars $254

Recently Rated Midtown East Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Hotel 57
Midtown East
4.1 / 5
15 reviews
4 stars $251
Hampton Inn Manhattan/United Nations
Midtown East
3.7 / 5
13 reviews
2 stars $179
The Court - A St Giles Premier Hotel
Midtown East
3.8 / 5
112 reviews
4 stars $219
Hyatt 48 Lex
Midtown East
4.3 / 5
8 reviews
4 stars $197
Waldorf Astoria New York
Midtown East
4.2 / 5
440 reviews
4 stars $329
Vanderbilt YMCA
Midtown East
2.9 / 5
210 reviews
2 stars $129
Warwick Hotel New York
Midtown East
4.2 / 5
507 reviews
4 stars $195
New York Hilton Midtown
Midtown East
4.0 / 5
518 reviews
4 stars $239
Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Ave
Midtown East
5.0 / 5
1 reviews
3 stars $239
Club Quarters Grand Central
Midtown East
4.0 / 5
18 reviews
3 stars $160

Midtown East hotels

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Featured Midtown East Hotels

From $151

1 The Jewel Hotel

3 stars
4.2 / 5 234 reviews

11 West 51st Street Map

Limited Time Offer - Save 20% on your stay

Contemporary stay across from Rockefeller Center The Jewel facing Rockefeller Center is located on 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan, just a short walk from fashionable Fifth Avenue. The hotel sits... More

Great Location, Not Great Comfort
I stay at this hotel because it's literally around the block from where I work. If it werent for the convenience i'd never stay here again, The "king" bed was two incredibly hard twin beds put...
Aug 16, 2014
From $195

2 Warwick Hotel New York

4 stars
4.2 / 5 507 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

Tired Hotel
Tired hotel in dire need of renovation and a whole new housekeeping staff. My wife and myself stayed here for our 1st wedding anniversary major disappointment. Our 1st room was not clean major...
Sep 24, 2014
From $167

3 Club Quarters Opposite Rockef

3 stars
4.2 / 5 354 reviews

25 West 51st Street Map

Limited Time Offer - Save 20% on your stay

Midtown hotel across from Rockefeller Center with terrace diningClub Quarters, Opposite Rockefeller Center offers an ideal location for travelers who want to be in the middle of all of the action.... More

Good location but small rooms
We stayed at this hotel for one night when my flight landed in Newark too late to catch a train back home. Overall, it was a good experience, but nothing spectacular. You can't beat the location -...
Aug 24, 2014
From $159

4 Murray Hill East Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 307 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

Good weekend in spite of crowds.
Lots of activists in town and UN useless meetings but weekend was still enjoyable. Great suite, friendly and helpful staff and reasonably priced.
Sep 22, 2014
From $140

5 The Mansfield Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 75 reviews

12 West 44th Street Map

Rate includes up to 20% off

Member of Stash Rewards Program Centrally located on the island of Manhattans famed Club Row on the block between Fifth and sixth Avenues on 44th Street - the Mansfield offers an authentic... More

Comfy, Clean & Charming!
The room was small, but that's not a negative thing for me. It was comfy, clean & the decor was great. Bed was comfortable & the staff was friendly. Definitely great for the price.
Sep 15, 2014
From $153

6 Holiday Inn Express NEW YORK CITY FIFTH AVENUE

3 stars
4.1 / 5 137 reviews

15 West 45th Street Map

Enjoy a Calm, Peaceful Haven in the Heart of NYC You are a part of it all when you "Stay Smart" at the Holiday Inn Express® NYC hotel on Fifth Avenue. Our contemporary high-rise is centrally... More

What more do you need?
Stayed here as a place to crash after a Yankees night game with two teenagers. Price for the room was expensive but what do you expect in NYC? The room was clean, though small, the staff was...
Aug 7, 2014
From $145

7 Pod 39 Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 130 reviews

145 East 39th Street Map

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

Does the job
As the name suggests, the rooms are really small (though not quite "pods"). But the space is very well organized, so I didn't feel cramped. The staff was very helpful, everything was clean and...
Sep 16, 2014
From $152

8 Club Quarters Midtown

3 stars
4.0 / 5 196 reviews

40 West 45th Street Map

Limited Time Offer - Save 15% on your stay

Midtown hotel with a private club feel near Times Square, Bryant ParkThe Club Quarters Midtown has the feel of a private club. Only hotel guests are allowed to enter the historic landmark building.... More

Good Value in NYC
Rooms are small, but has everything needed. The staff are particularly friendly and go out of the way to accommodate. the best thing about this hotel is its location - close to theater district,...
Sep 9, 2014
From $259

9 The New York Palace Hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 43 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

Birthday visit
Delux, everything was great. Great location easy walk to NBC Today show. Close to the cathedral .
Sep 11, 2014
From $171

10 The Lexington New York City, Autograph Collection

4 stars
3.8 / 5 21 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

Lexington @Manhattan
Centrally located, very clean, upscale look. While the room was small, we were only there for one night and the price was great!
Aug 18, 2014
From $175

11 Doubletree by Hilton Metropolitan New York

4 stars
3.8 / 5 429 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 value for the price.
Had one of the best experiences here. Really loved the decor. Location is perfect.
Sep 8, 2014
From $237

12 Hotel Elysee

3 stars
4.4 / 5 18 reviews

60 East 54th Street Map

Rate includes up to 10% off

A world-renowned hotel, prominent for its location in Midtown ManhattanThe Hotel Elysee is in the perfect midtown Manhattan location. It is situated on East 54th Street between Park and Madison... More

European Boutique
We found this hotel after an extensive internet search, and it did not disappoint. Fantastic location, easy walk to Central Park, great shopping, Broadway shows, Radio City Music Hall, etc. The 2nd...
Jun 30, 2014
From $179

13 City Club Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 113 reviews

55 W 44th Street Map

Save 10% on Sunday Nights

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

Good deal for the location!
Room felt like a small studio apartment..If you want a room with the view, this is not your hotel...You just cannot beat the location..its literally walking distance from Times Square..like 2...
Sep 15, 2014
From $160

14 Hotel Boutique Grand Central

3 stars
3.6 / 5 7 reviews

447 Lexington Ave Map

Limited Time Offer - Save 15% on your stay

Boutique hotel located steps away from Grand Central Station and Park Avenue and a short walk to Madison Avenue and the United Nations Building. Hotel Boutique provides- Safe - restricted... More

Great midtown location
Great location friendly staff! Clean quiet, wonderful outdoor terrace!
Sep 6, 2014
From $237

15 The Iroquois New York

4 stars
4.3 / 5 131 reviews

49 West 44th Street Map

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Quiet oasis escape in the heart of New York CityStep into tranquil Iroquois New York and be swept away from the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan. The hotel is within walking distance of... More

Fine
Great location. Clean and quiet. Rooms are small and good use updating.
Sep 22, 2014