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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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W New York
Midtown East
1 hour ago 4 stars $249
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Midtown East
1 hour ago 3 stars $160
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Midtown East
3 hours ago 4 stars $215
Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Midtown East
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New York Hilton Midtown
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3 hours ago 4 stars $279
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New York Marriott East Side
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Club Quarters Grand Central
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Recently Rated Midtown East Hotels

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New York Marriott East Side
Midtown East
4.0 / 5
84 reviews
5 stars $269
Pod 39 Hotel
Midtown East
4.0 / 5
129 reviews
3 stars $160
Waldorf Astoria New York
Midtown East
4.2 / 5
437 reviews
4 stars $329
The Marcel at Gramercy Hotel
Midtown East
3.7 / 5
124 reviews
3 stars $199
Hampton Inn Manhattan/United Nations
Midtown East
3.8 / 5
11 reviews
2 stars $179
Lex Hotel NYC
Midtown East
3.0 / 5
3 reviews
3 stars $199
Murray Hill East Hotel
Midtown East
3.9 / 5
304 reviews
3 stars $159
City Club Hotel
Midtown East
4.1 / 5
113 reviews
4 stars $215
The Mansfield Hotel
Midtown East
3.7 / 5
75 reviews
4 stars $220
Warwick Hotel New York
Midtown East
4.2 / 5
505 reviews
4 stars $245

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From $245

1 Warwick Hotel New York

4 stars
4.2 / 5 505 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

Girls Getaway
Outside of not being able to control the extreme hot to cold temp of the shower, my friends and I had a wonderful stay. The staff was very cordial. The location was perfect, which lead us to never...
Sep 14, 2014
From $160

2 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 $134

3 Club Quarters Opposite Rockef

3 stars
4.2 / 5 354 reviews

25 West 51st Street Map

Rate includes up to 10% off

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 $235

4 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 $169

5 Fitzpatrick Manhattan

4 stars
4.1 / 5 67 reviews

687 Lexington Avenue Map

This boutique hotel in New York is 3 blocks from Bloomingdales and a 10-minute walk from Central Park. The 4-star hotel offers the Fitz Restaurant and Lounge and Wi-Fi. Fitzpatrick Manhattan... More

Big Suite, Great East Side Location
The suite we had was huge and had a separate living room with flat screen TV, which is a far cry from the usual claustrophobic manhattan hotel rooms. The bedroom had its own flat panel TV and a...
Sep 1, 2014
From $159

6 Murray Hill East Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 304 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

Great on a budget!
Great experience here. My friends and I were in the city for only one night (and on a tight budget because we're all poor), and this place was well worth the money. We got upgraded to a larger...
Sep 15, 2014
From $143

7 Club Quarters Midtown

3 stars
4.0 / 5 196 reviews

40 West 45th Street Map

Rate includes up to 10% off

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 $175

8 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

9 The Iroquois New York

4 stars
4.3 / 5 130 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

Very pleasant hotel
Hotel was comfortable and very friendly. The staff were very helpful . The rooms are small but beds sooo comfortable. The location was perfect. My only criticism is the lighting in the room while...
Sep 6, 2014
From $219

10 Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East

4 stars
4.3 / 5 6 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

Great value for New York with all required amenities for a traveller and breakfast included
Very comfortable, excellent breakfast included, laundry available for guest use was perfect when traveling, helpful staff, good location with many restaurants nearby. I will definitely return there.
Mar 27, 2014
From $161

11 Club Quarters Grand Central

3 stars
4.0 / 5 17 reviews

128 East 45th Street Map

Rate includes up to 10% off

Private - full service club - like hotel with 302 rooms located steps away from Grand Central Station and Park Avenue and a short walk to Madison Avenue and the United Nations Building. Club... More

Overall a very good value
Staff were courteous, the lounge on the 27th floor makes this a great hotel. Davios restaurant in the hotel was awesome, great service, excellent food. For NYC the prices were high average.
Aug 31, 2014
From $161

12 Hotel Boutique Grand Central

3 stars
3.6 / 5 7 reviews

447 Lexington Ave Map

Rate includes up to 10% off

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 $199

13 Carlton Hotel, Autograph Collection

4 stars
4.0 / 5 156 reviews

88 Madison Avenue Map

Rate Includes Breakfast

Modern elegance meets contemporary luxury in Madison Avenue hotelThis hotel blends historic design and details with contemporary touches for a classically elegant feel. The lobby features soaring... More

nice location, nice decor, limited dining options
My only complaint is that on the night I was there, all of the hotel's restaurants/dining areas were closed for a private party - the only options for regular guests were a small bar set up in the...
May 26, 2014
From $160

14 Pod 39 Hotel

3 stars
4.0 / 5 129 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 $237

15 The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection

4 stars
4.1 / 5 40 reviews

59 West 44th Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

After an extensive multi-million dollar renovation, our AAA Four Diamond hotel in New York City, The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection®, re-opened in 2012. We are one of the most... More

Great stay!
We just returned from a 4 night stay at the Algonquin in midtown NYC and had an incredible time! Beautiful historic hotel, but the staff is what makes it great! Everyone is so nice and friendly you...
Jul 13, 2014
From $199

16 The MAve NYC

3 stars
3.6 / 5 22 reviews

62 Madison Avenue Map

The MAve, a Modern Boutique Hotel in Manhattan. Stay at the newest boutique hotel in the Flatiron District of Midtown Manhattan. Taking its name from Madison Avenue, The MAve Hotel puts you in the... More

Great Staff
Room was a bit small - no place to hang my clothes but clean room and comfy bed - staff lovely!
Oct 20, 2013
From $199

17 Lex Hotel NYC

3 stars
3.0 / 5 3 reviews

67 Lexington Ave Map

The Lex NYC Boutique HotelSet in Manhattan's historic NoMad neighborhood just a stone's throw from Madison Square Park and Baruch College, The Lex NYC ushers in a new era of modern boutique style.... More

Good location
Pretty awesome! Clean and tidy! Stuffs are cool too! Good location and reasonable price
Sep 15, 2014
From $188

18 Wyndham Midtown 45

4 stars
3.5 / 5 41 reviews

205 East 45th Street Map

Save 20% on your stay

At the Wyndham Midtown 45 Hotel, we invite you to host your next corporate or social event in our beautiful Atrium restaurant. The Atrium is perfect for smaller, more intimate gatherings including... More

good
Excellent experience. Friendly helpful staff. Clean room.Will return.
Jul 4, 2014
From $329

19 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 $224

20 70 park avenue, a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
4.1 / 5 110 reviews

70 Park Avenue at corner Map

Save 10% on your stay

Nice-price boutique on Park Avenue near the best of New York CityEnjoy Park Avenue boutique chic without the lofty New York City price tag at 70 park avenue, a Kimpton Hotel. A short walk from the... More

Good Experience
The staff welcomed me when I arrived. They served wine from 5-6pm in the lobby so after a long work day I welcomed that. The room was spacious for a New York hotel. All in all a good choice.
Aug 6, 2014