New York is a popular destination for luxury travelers who appreciate opulent suites and spa amenities. The best hotels in Manhattan and Brooklyn offer the finest cuisine and services.

Staying in Manhattan is convenient because the city’s top attractions are within walking distance. But if you want to avoid crowds, consider staying in the outer boroughs.

1. Hotels near Times Square

If you’re looking for hotels near Times Square, there are plenty of options to choose from. One of our top picks is the Knickerbocker, a 5-star property located right on Broadway. This polished hotel offers guests a pampered stay in the Theater District with rooms that feature neutral tones and include plush beds, a sitting area, a desk, and breathtaking views of the cityscape.

Another cool choice is the Moxy Times Square, a trendy hotel that’s perfect for young travelers. This property has been designed by Yabu Pushelberg and features an energetic alternative to traditional hospitality with spaces where both work and play can take place. Moxy also has smartly designed rooms that have oversized walk-in showers, custom-designed beds, dual-pane windows, and 46’’ flat-screen TVs.

2. Hotels near Central Park

Located just across from the park, this hotel is the ultimate green oasis in an urban jungle. In the lobby, moss-filled planters and earthy hues set the tone, while rooms feature a playful yet sophisticated aesthetic courtesy of design firm Yabu Pushelberg. If you can snag a room with a park view, be sure to check out the window-nook daybed — perfect for curling up after leaf peeping.

While it doesn’t quite ooze the class and sophistication of the Plaza, this JW Marriott is a reliable choice that won’t break the bank. Book a one-bedroom suite for guaranteed Central Park views, or snag a table at Southgate Bar and Restaurant for meals and cocktails with a view. Reviewers rate staff, cleanliness and comfort the highest here.

3. Hotels in Greenwich Village

A hotel with a pool is the perfect place to relax while on vacation. They offer a variety of amenities and are usually located close to some of the best things to do in Greenwich Village. They also offer a budget friendly price range and can be booked on Culture Trip.

It’s a wonder it took the boutique hotel trend so long to hit Greenwich Village, Manhattan’s most historic neighborhood and arguably the eclectic-vibe capital of NYC. But the Walker has arrived with a smart four-pearl option on one of its cobbled streets, where tin ceilings and a cozy library give a throwback feel to compact rooms that are tricked out with high-end Frette linens and, in some cases, wraparound terraces. The onsite Society Cafe is a throwback, too, serving up locally sourced food in a jazz-inspired setting.

4. Hotels in Brooklyn

Brooklyn hotels offer an authentic taste of the borough’s cultural melting pot, with diverse neighborhoods and reputable cafes. Many of these hotels have around-the-clock services and amenities, such as free WiFi and meeting spaces. Guests enjoy the area’s trendy vibe, but also love its proximity to downtown Manhattan.

Stay at the NU Hotel Brooklyn and get a room that’s modern, yet cozy, with wood furniture and accent pieces. The hotel offers a variety of rooms, including “Bunk Pods,” queen- or king-size rooms, and family suites. All have individualized climate control, as well as an upscale vibe. The hotel is walking distance to Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and has a restaurant with rooftop views of Manhattan’s skyline. A complimentary breakfast is available. Parking is available on site.

5. Hotels in Midtown

Few places in the world are more central than Midtown Manhattan – and that’s exactly why so many visitors book hotels in this area. The most famous sights like the Empire State Building, One Vanderbilt and Grand Central Station are all within walking distance – as are Broadway, big-time shopping and Michelin-starred restaurants.

Stylish boutique hotel Ink 48 is an elegant, minimalist space with just 22 rooms and suites. Sleek copper-framed cityscape art hangs on the walls of the restful spaces, while snug queen or king beds are topped with lemon-yellow cushions.

Suites are designed to feel like an apartment, with separate living, dressing and sleeping areas, plus sleek white furniture and chevron wood floors. The hotel also has a rooftop cocktail bar and an excellent French restaurant.