The London NYC 4.5

Midtown West, New York City, New York
An all-suite hotel, the London's standard suites are amazingly spacious and stylish for the price.

Boutique Hotels in Midtown West, New York City(2 of 30)

 An all-suite hotel, the London's standard suites are amazingly spacious and stylish for the price.
This stylish, all-suite hotel is one of the best luxury deals around -- incredibly large rooms, two on-site restaurants from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, a central location near Central Park and Times Square, and a great fitness center. All that's missing is an on-site spa. An all-suite hotel, the London's standard suites are amazingly spacious and stylish for the price. One of New York's sexiest boutiques, conveniently sandwiched between Grand Central and Times Square, the Bryant Park Hotel caters to fashion and entertainment types and discerning Europeans. The combination of friendly, personalized service, a great bar and restaurant, and cool, comfortable rooms -- all within a 128-room art deco building -- makes it a distinctive pleasure. The modern rooms come with flat-screen TVs, great toiletries, $9.95 Wi-Fi, and sex toys. Between the contemporary art (even in the guest rooms) and the high-design lobby, this lovely boutique feels as much like a SoHo gallery as a hotel. A helpful, attentive staff, stylish and comfortable loft-style guest rooms, free passes to a good nearby gym, and free Wi-Fi make Chambers a rare find for Midtown West. Styled like an old British social club, the quaint, 118-room Blakely boutique offers free continental breakfasts, a quality fitness center, a great Midtown West location near Central Park. Its big rooms come with microwaves, Frette robes and free Wi-Fi. This European-style boutique, located near Times Square, charms both business travelers and vacationing families with impeccable cleanliness and an acclaimed Italian restaurant on-site. The bigger-than-usual standard rooms with massive soaking tubs, and complimentary cappuccino and pastries each morning. Five minutes from Grand Central and 10 minutes from bustling Times Square, the Iroquois is an uncommonly quiet, 114-room hotel with an ideal Midtown West location. High-end perks include a sauna and a vintage library. But the rooms feel older than most boutique hotel rooms, despite their flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi. A Times Square-area luxury boutique with stunning rooms and lobby/lounge, the Royalton is arguably worth the price for its contemporary, high-concept design alone. Service is very solid, but beds are just OK and the 24-hour gym and business center are merely serviceable. High design and great lighting coupled with futuristic bathrooms make the rooms feel very cool. The beds aren't the greatest, though. A 174-room Midtown West landmark and the birthplace of The New Yorker magazine, the Algonquin uses old-world style, tuxedo-clad waiters, and an in-house cat to attract quiet couples, business travelers, and the occasional Nobel laureate. Some bathrooms are a bit cramped, but rooms come with great beds and free Wi-Fi and HBO. Steps from Central Park and five subway lines, the 807-room Hudson has a prime location. But beyond its surreal, Philippe Starck design and four scenester bars, it's actually a remodeled Y.M.C.A. with very tiny rooms. The 177-room Shoreham is a stylish boutique hotel located only a half-block from 5th Avenue's high-end shopping and five blocks from Central Park. Standard rooms are a bit small, but their modern, minimalist design makes best use of the space. Plus, room upgrades include unique treats, like the iJoy massage chair. It's a tiny hotel -- just 34 very small guest rooms -- but The Moderne's bright, pop-art style, 24-hour cappuccino bar/library, and ideal location -- between Central Park, Times Square, and a short walk from every major subway line in the city -- make it a fun choice for the price. If you can ignore a little mildew, that is. Dream is as whimsical and fluffy clouds-esque as you can get in Midtown Manhattan; the lobby is like a cross between the Cheesecake Factory and a Buddhist temple, in a good way. Ranging from 150 to 285 square feet, rooms are on the snug side and a little plain, but fun and comfortable. Opened in late 2007, the futuristic 88-room 6 Columbus is 2 minutes from Central Park in Midtown West -- a beautiful, convenient, but not so hip location. Sleek style and high-end comforts like 400-count sheets and Kiehl's bath products keep pace with its famed SoHo sister, 60 Thompson, but there's no gym, business center, or celebrities. A 126-room boutique hotel in a historic, Beaux Arts building, the Mansfield has a friendly staff, a popular bar with live jazz, a modern gym, an extremely convenient Midtown West location, and plenty of freebies: free Wi-Fi, free espresso, and free printing in the business center. Unfortunately, the standard rooms are among New York's smallest. Quiet, stylish, and a 15-minute walk from touristy Times Square (and the subway) -- Ink48 (opened September 2009 by the Kimpton hotel group) is on the far western reaches of Hell's Kitchen, an increasingly fashionable but somewhat desolate neighborhood. Though the hotel's "story" is "Make Your Mark" -- a rather literal interpretation of the building's former life as a printing house -- the theme is unobtrusive, visible only on the hotel's ink-splotched stationary and on a few placards extolling trivia about sepia ink and font styles.