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Hang with New York’s upper crust on the Upper East Side

Manhattan's elegant and sedate Upper East Side is a stark contrast to the hubbub below its southern border on 58th Street. Traditionally inhabited by NYC's most elite citizens, the Upper East Side offers visitors a unique glimpse into New York City's high-flying culture. Whether you enjoy museums, architecture, upscale shopping or just lolling around in Central Park, the Upper East Side is a welcome respite from the busy day-to-day that surrounds it.

What to do

Museum Mile

The world-renowned museums lining 5th Avenue between 82nd and 105th Streets showcase some of New York's finest collections of art and culture. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum are two of the most famous museums in the Manhattan area. Try to get to these museums early on weekday mornings to avoid the lines. Less well-known but equally interesting spots are the El Museo Del Barrio, which focuses on Latino culture, and the Jewish Museum, detailing Jewish settler's culture, art and heritage in New York.

Shopping

The Upper East Side has been known for some of the world's best shopping since the 1800s, but the scene got even better when Barneys moved its flagship store to the neighborhood in 1993. When you're finished indulging your senses in this palace of fashion, move on to Macy's huge HQ at Herald Square or check out some of the neighborhood's exclusive boutiques.

Central Park

Central Park is one of the top urban parks in the whole of the US and was named in 2014 as the third most visited tourist attraction in the world. Whether your pleasure is ice skating, swimming or rock climbing, it's all here, but the ultimate Central Park experience has got to be the zoo. The Central Park Zoo pioneered housing animals in recreations of their natural environments, and visitors can hop from exhibits of penguins and polar bears on a glacier to birds and monkeys in a rain forest. There's also a petting zoo visitors could spend hours in, letting the kids have an interactive experience with dozens of different animals.

Where to eat

The Upper East Side can seem like a dining desert, but it just keeps its culinary treasures hidden. Unlike the rest of New York, the Upper East Side isn't known for its street food or its corner take-out shops, but it does shine in a couple of particular areas:

Sushi

If you're in the mood for authentic, high-quality sushi, then this is your neighborhood. First Avenue, especially around 78th Street, is home to a multitude of wonderful sushi restaurants. The focus here is on traditional preparation, fresh flavors and the best fish this side of Tsukiji Fish Market.

Sweets

When locals in the Upper East Side crave something sweet, they head to Yorkville Street. This street boasts two colonies of dessert shops: one about halfway up Central Park and the other at the top of the park. If you need a treat after a long day in New York, stroll over to Yorkville Street and take your pick of ice cream, candy, cookies, pastries and just about any other sweet treats you can imagine.

Where to stay

Upper East Side hotels are generally high-quality. The neighborhood appeals to those that want to stay in a quieter area than Midtown, and the amenities offered at many Upper East Side hotels reflect the preferences of their guests. Many hotels offer free wireless Internet, in-room dining, gym facilities, museum discounts and, as you might expect, rooms at the upper end of the scale can come in at upwards of $500. Shop around however, and you can land a more agreeable price under $150. The Upper East Side is excellent for cycling, and a lot of hotels either offer bikes for rent or refer you to a local bike-rental shop.

Recently booked Upper East Side hotels

Hotel Last booked Stars Price from
Bentley Hotel
Upper East Side
7 hours ago 4 stars $127
The Mark
Upper East Side
10 hours ago 5 stars $304
Affinia Gardens
Upper East Side
3 days ago 4 stars $179
Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Upper East Side
Upper East Side
4 days ago 3 stars $104
Hotel Plaza Athenee
Upper East Side
5 days ago 5 stars $396
The Franklin Hotel
Upper East Side
5 days ago 4 stars $138
Hotel Wales
Upper East Side
6 days ago 3 stars $260
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
Upper East Side
10 days ago 5 stars $450
Loews Regency Hotel
Upper East Side
10 days ago 4 stars $339
The Lowell
Upper East Side
12 days ago 5 stars $645

Recently Rated Upper East Side Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Bentley Hotel
Upper East Side
3.7 / 5
269 reviews
4 stars $127
The Marmara Manhattan
Upper East Side
4.0 / 5
3 reviews
3 stars $181
Loews Regency Hotel
Upper East Side
4.2 / 5
27 reviews
4 stars $339
The Franklin Hotel
Upper East Side
3.8 / 5
13 reviews
4 stars $138
The Mark
Upper East Side
4.8 / 5
10 reviews
5 stars $304
Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Upper East Side
Upper East Side
4.0 / 5
88 reviews
3 stars $104
Hotel Wales
Upper East Side
3.4 / 5
16 reviews
3 stars $260
The Pierre NewYork A Taj Hotel
Upper East Side
4.6 / 5
28 reviews
4 stars $424
Hotel Plaza Athenee
Upper East Side
4.4 / 5
36 reviews
5 stars $396
The Surrey Hotel
Upper East Side
4.3 / 5
44 reviews
5 stars $475

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From $127

1 Bentley Hotel

4 stars
3.7 / 5 269 reviews

500 E. 62nd Street Map

Save 20%, 4 Night Minimum

Chic Upper East Side hotel with glorious rooftop diningConverted from an office building in 1998, the Bentley Hotel is an elegant mid-sized boutique hotel on New York City?s Upper East Side. In... More

Great family trip
Wonderful hotel in a perfect nyc location Accessible to everything Great views Easy on and off FDR drive Would definitely stay here again
Dec 16, 2014
From $304

2 The Mark

5 stars
4.8 / 5 10 reviews

25 East 77th Street Map

Save 10% Off - Stay 5 Nights

The Mark is housed, as it has always been, in the beautiful, 1927 landmark building at the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue. But, inside, the Mark has been completely re imagined, and given... More

Good Stuff
A very good hotel. Very expensive. Noisy when room opens onto Madison.
Nov 27, 2014
From $104

3 Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Upper East Side

3 stars
4.0 / 5 88 reviews

410 East 92nd Street Map

Rate includes breakfast

One of the premier Upper East Side hotels, the newly renovated Courtyard New York Manhattan/Upper East Side Hotel is a refreshing place to enjoy NYC. The hotel near Mount Sinai Hospital is... More

One Night Stay
Needed a hotel close to the hospital to stay while I travelled for interviews. The Mariott was walking distance away and the staff was very helpful.
Nov 22, 2014
From $138

4 The Franklin Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 13 reviews

(at 87th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue Map

Rate includes up to 15% off

The Franklin sits nestled on a tree lined street in the heart of Manhattans cultural center in the Upper East Side More

Fantastic Hotel
Although this was my first time to NY, its not my first big city travel experience. This hotel was fantastic, very historic look and feel, but renovated, so not musty or dingy. My ONLY complaint...
Nov 29, 2014
From $179

5 Affinia Gardens

4 stars
4.1 / 5 21 reviews

215 East 64th Street Map

Rate includes up to 15% off

Affinia Gardens - a haven of serenity and style is located in the heart of Manhattans Upper East Side neighborhood. A tranquil retreat to make you feel right at home in NYC this boutique hotel on... More

comfortable place to spend a night in NYC
I was in NYC for business, and wanted to stay in Manhattan so I could be close to where I would be working. It's not the best value for just getting a place to sleep, but the room was gigantic and...
Jun 9, 2014
From $424

6 The Pierre NewYork A Taj Hotel

4 stars
4.6 / 5 28 reviews

2 East 61st. Street Map

Early Bird - Save 10% on your stay

Five-star celebrity glamour on Fifth Avenue, overlooking Central ParkIndulge in Upper East Side boutique chic in French-palais style at The Pierre - A Taj Hotel. With a $100-million renovation in... More

Good business trip
Hotel was great, cannot find a better location ! Staff was helpful . Only problem is information provided to guests re: hotel policies . I was charged $40 for a coffee when full continental...
Aug 13, 2014
From $181

7 The Marmara Manhattan

3 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

301 E 94th St. Map

7 Days or more - housekeeping is performed weekly

Take a step into a suite at The Marmara Manhattan and you will cross a threshold into an atmosphere full of space and light. Whether it's comfortable beds, roomy closets, inviting living areas or... More

staff need basic c training
Hotel is fine, the receptionist was rude and inconsiderate
Dec 2, 2014
From $396

8 Hotel Plaza Athenee

5 stars
4.4 / 5 36 reviews

37 East 64th Street Map

Save 15% Off - Stay 4 Nights

Well-respected grand European style boutique hotel in ManhattanFollowing a recent multimillion dollar renovation, guests relish staying at the "new" Hotel Plaza Athenee. It is elegant, extremely... More

Excellent location
Very nice small hotel, no amenities, just a small dinning room, they charge daily for the internet usage
Aug 4, 2014
From $475

9 The Surrey Hotel

5 stars
4.3 / 5 44 reviews

20 East 76th Street Map

Rate includes up to 20% off

Find urban-sophisticate sanctuary and service overlooking Central ParkWith an Upper East Side address, a gilded pedigree and super-sleek decor, The Surrey stands as a monument to great Manhattan... More

Excellent
An Excellent hotel. The staff are excellent. Great location. The room was clean, I was very happy with everything.
Aug 3, 2014
From $450

10 The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

5 stars
4.6 / 5 27 reviews

35 East 76th Street Map

A timeless classic, The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, has been called home by leaders in world affairs, business, society entertainment and the arts since its debut in 1930. Brilliantly positioned on... More

Don't dial The Carlyle
Disappointed. The 2 phones were dirty, the bathroom ceiling had multiple pink splotches from something that sprayed upwards, the light switch plates were dirty and the baseboards were scuffed. I...
Dec 16, 2014
From $645

11 The Lowell

5 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

28 E 63rd St Map

Located on a quiet, tree-lined street off Madison Avenue, The Lowell is in the heart of New York's most exclusive and fashionable Upper East Side. With only 49 individually decorated suites and 23... More

Should be a five star Hotel
The Lowell Hotel was inviting, warm, and everything a five star Hotel encompasses. The staff was very professional and friendly, upon arrival I was given a glass of champagne. This was much...
Jul 21, 2013
From $339

12 Loews Regency Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 27 reviews

540 Park Ave Map

Save 10% on your stay

Loews Regency Hotel, Flagship property of Loews Hotels, known as the East Coast home to the entertainment industry and birthplace of the Power Breakfast. Considered among the very finest New York... More

Love staying here!
this is my first visit since the remodel and it's gorgeous. the lobby is now a great place to hang out and relax, bright and comfortable. I liked the old library bar but the new bar is very nice...
Jul 16, 2014
From $260

13 Hotel Wales

3 stars
3.4 / 5 16 reviews

1295 Madison Avenue Map

Rate includes Breakfast

Hotel Wales, located in the exclusive Upper East of Manhattan in the prestigious Carnegie Hill Neighborhood. 102 years after its debut as the Aristocratic hotel Chastaigneray, HOTEL WALES, on... More

absolutely lovely
Our room was spacious by any standards, and it was clear the bathroom had been newly remodeled. We love the neighborhood feel of the Upper East Side and couldn't have been happier. Noise was never...
Oct 13, 2014