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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
Hotel Wales
Upper East Side
7 hours ago 3 stars $200
Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Upper East Side
Upper East Side
7 hours ago 3 stars $149
Bentley Hotel
Upper East Side
8 hours ago 4 stars $159
The Franklin Hotel
Upper East Side
17 hours ago 4 stars $170
The Mark
Upper East Side
19 hours ago 5 stars $655
The Lowell
Upper East Side
2 days ago 5 stars $595
Loews Regency New York Hotel
Upper East Side
3 days ago 4 stars $399
The Surrey Hotel
Upper East Side
5 days ago 5 stars $525
The Marmara Manhattan
Upper East Side
9 days ago 3 stars $277
Hotel Plaza Athenee
Upper East Side
9 days ago 5 stars $620

Recently Rated Upper East Side Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
The Surrey Hotel
Upper East Side
4.4 / 5
49 reviews
5 stars $525
The Franklin Hotel
Upper East Side
3.9 / 5
16 reviews
4 stars $170
Hotel Plaza Athenee
Upper East Side
4.4 / 5
40 reviews
5 stars $620
Bentley Hotel
Upper East Side
3.8 / 5
312 reviews
4 stars $159
The Marmara Manhattan
Upper East Side
4.0 / 5
5 reviews
3 stars $277
Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Upper East Side
Upper East Side
4.0 / 5
98 reviews
3 stars $149
Gardens NYC an Affinia hotel
Upper East Side
4.2 / 5
23 reviews
4 stars $269
The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
Upper East Side
4.5 / 5
30 reviews
5 stars $585
Loews Regency New York Hotel
Upper East Side
4.2 / 5
28 reviews
4 stars $399
The Mark
Upper East Side
4.8 / 5
10 reviews
5 stars $655

Featured Upper East Side Hotels

From $149

1 Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Upper East Side

3 stars
4.0 / 5 98 reviews

410 East 92nd Street

Rate includes breakfast

The Courtyard New York Manhattan/Upper East Side welcomes you to a new experience in the big city. The flexible work spaces and complimentary Wi-Fi in our Upper East Side hotel in Manhattan are...

Great value
Good location not far from The Hospital for Special Surgery. Gym, pool, and jacuzzi nice additions. Free wifi not typical for NY hotels which was another plus. Bar and restaurant would have been...
Apr 12, 2015
From $170

2 The Franklin Hotel

4 stars
3.9 / 5 16 reviews

(at 87th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue

Book 4 Nights, Get Last Night Free

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

It was a perfect hotel for our needs. Staff was wonderful
Visiting family. I can't think of anything to improve it. The rooms were small but that's just the way it is.
May 18, 2015
From $159

3 Bentley Hotel

4 stars
3.8 / 5 312 reviews

500 E. 62nd Street

Advance Purchase Savings

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...

Small rooms, rip off on extras
Good looking hotel on far East side. Disappointed in size of room, lack of heat on a cool night. Very responsive staff as far as a room change and extra blanket delivery. This is the frst time I...
May 2, 2015
From $200

4 Hotel Wales

3 stars
3.2 / 5 17 reviews

1295 Madison Avenue

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...

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
From $269

5 Gardens NYC an Affinia hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 23 reviews

215 East 64th Street

Rate includes up to 20% off

Gardens NYC- 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 the...

Home away from home
The scale, style and staff made this hotel a place of refuge and relaxation. It was located in a safe and convenient spot, near transportation, good food and shopping. The hotel bikes offer fun and...
Mar 15, 2015
From $482

6 The Pierre NewYork A Taj Hotel

5 stars
4.6 / 5 30 reviews

2 East 61st. Street

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...

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 $399

7 Loews Regency New York Hotel

4 stars
4.2 / 5 28 reviews

540 Park Ave

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...

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 $277

8 The Marmara Manhattan

3 stars
4.0 / 5 5 reviews

301 E 94th St.

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...

Ok Nothing Special
Location was ok alot of construction going on around there, apt needed an update was on a lower floor so you hear the city moving around you, i have stayed there before worth paying the extra few...
May 2, 2015
From $620

9 Hotel Plaza Athenee

5 stars
4.4 / 5 40 reviews

37 East 64th Street

Pay for 3 nights, get the 4th night free

Well-respected grand European style boutique hotel in ManhattanTravelers relish staying at the "new" Hotel Plaza Athenee. It is elegant, extremely comfortable, and understated, but pampers guests...

couple trip
Overall the Hotel was great. The price match quality. Great restaurant Great location. Cleaness. Great bed. However the bathroom could be
May 14, 2015
From $595

10 The Lowell

5 stars
5.0 / 5 1 reviews

28 E 63rd St

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...

From $585

11 The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

5 stars
4.5 / 5 30 reviews

35 East 76th Street

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...

Fun trip
This was a splurge...our son was getting his Master's. Room was smaller than expected although very well appointed.
Jan 21, 2015
From $525

12 The Surrey Hotel

5 stars
4.4 / 5 49 reviews

20 East 76th Street

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...

One night love affair...
For an upscale discreet encounter of the forbidden kind, the Surrey was expensive but delightful. Nothing about the accommodations disappointed...
May 22, 2015
From $655

13 The Mark

5 stars
4.8 / 5 10 reviews

25 East 77th Street

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...

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