A typical morning in Brooklyn is spent sitting in a cozy café, creamy matcha latte in hand, and surrounded by Warby Parker-clad women working remotely on their MacBooks. An afternoon in the Lower East Side is spent wandering eclectic boutiques and vintage record stores. An evening in Harlem is spent devouring what tastes like a home-cooked meal at Red Rooster then catching a lively amateur night show at the iconic Apollo Theater.
With more than a dozen separate neighborhoods, each with its own unique personality, New York City looks, tastes, sounds, and feels completely different depending on where you are.
After 10 years in Manhattan and enough neighborhood-hopping to tire out any MetroCard, we’ve narrowed down the possibilities and put together a list of the coolest hotels in New York City.