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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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Waldorf Astoria New York
Midtown East
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4 stars $179
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Midtown East
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Midtown East
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Midtown East
4.1 / 5
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From $119

1 Murray Hill East Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 330 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

Such a great stay
Great location and good price, everything was good, the staff very kind and the room cleans, the beds need a matress change tho
Jan 14, 2015
From $89

2 City Club Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 128 reviews

55 W 44th Street Map

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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 deal for the money!
I stayed in a petite double at 100/noght inclusive all taxes. Room is small but efficiently designed and the bathroom is very nice. Staff was great also. I would definitely stay again
Jan 19, 2015
From $129

3 New York Hilton Midtown

4 stars
4.0 / 5 550 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

Excellent trip to mid town NYC
The hotel is clearly a mature property, but under some renovations. If slight blemishes are a concern for your wife, don’t go. If you don’t care, it is an excellent value. Showers, great, bar,...
Jan 22, 2015
From $116

4 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 $139

5 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 $136

6 W New York

4 stars
3.8 / 5 203 reviews

541 Lexington Avenue Map

Save 15% on your stay

The NYC hotel where Wall Street high-fliers and vacationers rub shouldersLocated in downtown Manhattan, the W New York is an ideal base for visitors eager to see to what New York City has to offer.... More

Great NY experience
Went to New York with the gf for 3 days to pretty much go to all the touristy places. The W hotel on 49 and Lexington was very centralized in a nice location in Manhattan. The hotel was really nice...
Dec 31, 2014
From $161

7 Warwick Hotel New York

4 stars
4.2 / 5 538 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

Convenient location and neat room
The hotel was comfortable and the staff was generous. The room was clean, but the A/C was somehow noisy.
Jan 22, 2015
From $125

8 Avalon Hotel

3 stars
3.8 / 5 35 reviews

16 East 32nd Street Map

7th Night Free!

European-feeling boutique near the Empire State BuildingThis boutique hotel exudes warmth, from the lobby with ornate wood details and marble columns, to the wallpapered rooms that give the feel of... More

Fantastic weeks stay at the Avalon
Our third time in the city and our third different hotel (and not the most expensive we've stayed in) and the first I will definitely be returning to. THE GOOD Location, location, location. A skip...
Nov 14, 2014
From $97


3 stars
4.1 / 5 142 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

Girls weekend
We went to see the Rockettes at Radio City, very close to the hotel. Everything is close to this hotel. Rooms are small but very clean and we were in the room only to sleep. Everything is super...
Jan 6, 2015
From $95

10 Hilton Manhattan East

4 stars
3.9 / 5 134 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 $179

11 Waldorf Astoria New York

4 stars
4.2 / 5 452 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

Staying here was a once in a lifetime experience if you are not rich you must have a Waldorf salad. it's worth the price
Jan 22, 2015
From $99

12 Doubletree by Hilton Metropolitan New York

4 stars
3.8 / 5 439 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 $97

13 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 $75

14 Pod 51 Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 139 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

Awaiting the Flight Overnight
Great place to kill a night for so little. Why can we not have this chain all over.
Jan 22, 2015
From $75

15 Jolly Hotel Madison Tower

3 stars
3.2 / 5 96 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 couple retreat
Didn't spend much time in the room. Old tube type TV worked and didn't. Hotel restaurant to pricey to try. $27.00 for breakfast per head. Great restaurant (Moonstruck) 1/3 the price across the...
Jan 20, 2015