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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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Recently Rated Midtown East Hotels

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Pod 39 Hotel
Midtown East
4.0 / 5
142 reviews
3 stars $95
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Midtown East
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3 stars $116
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Midtown East
4.3 / 5
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Midtown East
3.5 / 5
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1 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 $122

2 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 $116

3 Hilton Garden Inn New York/Manhattan-Midtown East

3 stars
3.9 / 5 9 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 $104

4 The Lexington New York City, Autograph Collection

4 stars
3.9 / 5 24 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 $95

5 Pod 39 Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 142 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

Cozy hotel, great value!
Friendly staff,cozy & clean rooms,accessible & hip!
Dec 8, 2014
From $143

6 Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Midtown East

3 stars
4.1 / 5 73 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

Wonderful Stay
Not my usual hotel to stay in when I am in the area. However, my stay was not just a stay, it was an experience. I would definitely come back.
Oct 28, 2014
From $174

7 Warwick Hotel New York

4 stars
4.2 / 5 520 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

I don't recommend this hotel stay away
Me and a male friend of mine booked a room with a king size bed or two double size bed on this hotel, once we arrived we have been asked for additonal fee for two double bed by the hotel...
Dec 10, 2014
From $161

8 The Benjamin New York

4 stars
4.1 / 5 96 reviews

125 East 50th Street Map

Sweet dreams at midtown boutique hotel with Sleep Concierge for guestsWith a prized midtown Manhattan location, sumptuous decor and prestigious award-winning restaurant headed by a celebrity chef,... More

Meh...
It was okay.. I was in a bind to find a decent value in Manhattan, and this is the only thing I could find which looked a vaguely special but I still had to pay through the nose for it. 550 bucks...
Oct 10, 2014
From $119

9 Doubletree by Hilton Metropolitan New York

4 stars
3.8 / 5 434 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

Small room, ok stay
Room is small. It is a ok stay but I will go with somewhere better.
Dec 2, 2014
From $196

10 Sofitel New York

4 stars
4.4 / 5 64 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 $126

11 Holiday Inn Express NEW YORK CITY FIFTH AVENUE

3 stars
4.1 / 5 138 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

Small craven
Great location. But very small room, small restaurant.
Nov 19, 2014
From $159

12 The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection

4 stars
4.1 / 5 41 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

Ideal Location
We loved the staff, very helpful and accommodating. The restaurant is really good. Blue Bar is great. Our room was small, very clean, and comfortable. The bed was a little soft for my girlfriend....
Oct 3, 2014
From $149

13 New York Marriott East Side

5 stars
4.0 / 5 87 reviews

525 Lexington Avenue Map

Rate includes breakfast

Indulge in elegance, great service, and an incredible location in the heart of Midtown Manhattan at the New York Marriott East Side. Explore the grandeur of Midtown Manhattan just steps from our... More

review
Pricing is pretty typical mid town NYC ie high. Room was very noisy at hight--again--typical mid town NYC. Staff was nice-- doorman especially cordial. Had I not needed to be close to my...
Dec 7, 2014
From $161

14 Hotel 57

4 stars
4.1 / 5 16 reviews

130 East Map

Rate includes breakfast

Modern hotel is Manhattan centre. Located in Manhattan centre, the 57 Hotel is the ideal destiny both for business trips and holidays. This luxury hotel has the privilege to be situated in the... More

Fantastic Staff...
Staff was extrememly helpful and accomodating to the requests of their guests. We had some very skeptical travelers checking in in front of us, but the staff handled all of their requested very...
Sep 29, 2014
From $135

15 City Club Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 118 reviews

55 W 44th Street Map

Stay 4 Nights, Save 10%

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 for a rainy day
The hotel provides high quality umbrellas to borrow if the weather is wet, which it was the day we checked out. Not only did they hold our suitcases for a late afternoon departure, they allowed us...
Nov 7, 2014