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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
Grand Hyatt New York
Midtown East
10 minutes ago 4 stars $197
Jolly Hotel Madison Tower
Midtown East
3 hours ago 3 stars $119
The Lexington New York City, Autograph Collection
Midtown East
3 hours ago 4 stars $109
Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Ave
Midtown East
3 hours ago 3 stars $141
Hotel Deauville
Midtown East
4 hours ago 3 stars $119
New York Marriott East Side
Midtown East
4 hours ago 4 stars $169
Pod 51 Hotel
Midtown East
4 hours ago 3 stars $80
Doubletree by Hilton Metropolitan New York
Midtown East
4 hours ago 4 stars $109
W New York
Midtown East
5 hours ago 4 stars $183
The New York Palace Hotel
Midtown East
5 hours ago 4 stars $239

Recently Rated Midtown East Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Doubletree by Hilton Metropolitan New York
Midtown East
3.8 / 5
443 reviews
4 stars $109
Martha Washington
Midtown East
4.1 / 5
8 reviews
4 stars $168
New York Hilton Midtown
Midtown East
4.0 / 5
566 reviews
4 stars $169
The Tuscany - A St Giles Boutique Hotel
Midtown East
4.2 / 5
110 reviews
4 stars $189
Fifty NYC an Affinia hotel
Midtown East
3.8 / 5
90 reviews
4 stars $143
Hotel 373 Fifth Avenue
Midtown East
3.8 / 5
58 reviews
3 stars $159
Waldorf Astoria New York
Midtown East
4.1 / 5
464 reviews
4 stars $239
Pod 39 Hotel
Midtown East
4.1 / 5
192 reviews
3 stars $105
The Kimberly Hotel
Midtown East
4.3 / 5
66 reviews
4 stars $203
Jolly Hotel Madison Tower
Midtown East
3.3 / 5
106 reviews
3 stars $119

Featured Midtown East Hotels

From $143

1 City Club Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 137 reviews

55 W 44th Street Map

Save 10% on 3 Night Stay

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

bad wait time
Waited 3 hours to check in to hotel. Check in was 3:00. The hotel staff said the cleaning staff was running late in cleaning the rooms. We were not allowed to check in until 5:56 after complaining...
Apr 8, 2015
From $80

2 Pod 51 Hotel

3 stars
3.9 / 5 150 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

European vibe in NYC
I enjoy the vibe of this hotel. I typically get just a room & use the shared bathrooms, which have always been clean. A lite will alert you in your room if bathtooms are 'in use' . The roof is...
Apr 14, 2015
From $169

3 New York Hilton Midtown

4 stars
4.0 / 5 566 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

5 Night Stay
Great location. Just 2 blocks from Broadway. Room was very comfortable and clean but close to the elevators which were pretty noisy. Wifi for the room was $15 extra per night. Free wifi in the...
Apr 12, 2015
From $105

4 Pod 39 Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 192 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

Great Hotel for Price
I have stayed at Pod 39 on several occasions. Everyone from the front desk to the cleaning staff are courteous. The complimentary M&M machine is one of my favorite perks. Each time that I called to...
Apr 8, 2015
From $141

5 Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Ave

3 stars
4.5 / 5 10 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

Empire State Building
Very convenient, clean, friendly staff! I recommend this hotel for anyone visiting mid-town!
Apr 6, 2015
From $239

6 The New York Palace Hotel

4 stars
4.4 / 5 60 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

Great location and good for kids
Had a great time here with kids, they liked staying in a fancy hotel. Room was very quiet, beds comfortable. Great croissants and fancy pastries in the cafe off the lobby.
Apr 8, 2015
From $159

7 Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Midtown East

4 stars
4.4 / 5 9 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

Beautiful Hotel
Staff could've been a littlle more accommodating when we had to switch rooms cause our heat didn't work. We had a a lot of luggage and we had to switch from fl 2 to fl 16. They didn't offer to...
Feb 18, 2015
From $119

8 Jolly Hotel Madison Tower

3 stars
3.3 / 5 106 reviews

22 East 38th Street Map

FREE BREAKFAST BUFFET

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

Vacation
The hotel is in a fantastic location and walking distance to nearly everything we went to see, however completely different than from where I am from. EVERYTHING cost $$$ no free breakfast, no free...
Apr 6, 2015
From $159

9 Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Midtown East

3 stars
4.1 / 5 75 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

mothers and daughters trip
First time staying here having been in new york 5 times previous. Loved the huge room! Location fab. Staff so nice and helpful. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it highly
Apr 14, 2015
From $109

10 Doubletree by Hilton Metropolitan New York

4 stars
3.8 / 5 443 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 LONG WEEKEND TRIP WITH MY DAUGTHER
GREAT LOCATION THE STAFF WAS VERY HELPFUL IN RESERVATIONS THE HOTEL IS KEPT VERY WELL
Apr 6, 2015
From $109

11 Shelburne NYC an Affinia hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 109 reviews

303 Lexington Avenue Map

A slice of history in a modern metropolisThe Shelburne NYC an Affinia hotel is located in Murray Hill, one of the most interesting neighborhoods in Manhattan. The district is home to 19th century... More

Brilliant
Great location, friendly and helpful staff, clean and comfortable hotel. Highly recommend.
Feb 18, 2015
From $239

12 Waldorf Astoria New York

4 stars
4.1 / 5 464 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

Restaurant
Staff was superb. My wife needed wheelchair they provided great service. What is not included is about restaurant. Restaurant receptionist was terrible. She had no consideration for wife' s...
Apr 7, 2015
From $129

13 Dumont NYC an Affinia hotel

4 stars
4.3 / 5 160 reviews

150 East 34th Street Map

Suites, spa and fun amenities near the Empire State BuildingService is the name of the game at the Dumont NYC an Affinia hotel, a boutique-style property in Murray Hill. The hotel offers special... More

Good business hotel
Excellent location, helpful staff good hotel. Overall happy with the stay. Liked Happy hour wine bar.
Apr 6, 2015
From $209

14 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 $99

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