The St. Regis New York Rating: 5.0 Pearls
With butlers on call 24-hours, ever ready to draw guests a bath from the hotel’s signature bath menu, a top restaurant from renowned French-born chef Alain Ducasse on site, chandeliered guest rooms, a 5th Avenue location (the better for shopping), and a stunning Beaux Arts lobby, the St. Regis is a classic luxury pick.
The New York Palace Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Four Seasons New York Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Waldorf Astoria Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The chandeliered, Art Deco lobby has a historic charm -- and a strict dress code. Allegedly the first hotel in the world to offer room service, the Waldorf still impresses with its antique decor and bustling but reserved vibe. It's not for everyone, but few hotels anywhere can match the Waldorf's cinematic history and elegance. Every president since FDR has stayed in the presidential suite.