An essential part of a New York City trip is staying in an upscale hotel to relax after long days of walking and exploring the city.
This is exactly why I chose to stay at the Royalton Hotel (44 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA).
One of the most important things to look for when booking a hotel in NYC is location. This is super important as the convenience of staying near amazing restaurants, subway, and shopping is essential for an amazing vacation experience. The Royalton Hotel is located on 44th Street, which is between Times Square and Grand Central Station. The hotel is close to many subway lines and Metro North. Bryant Park is a short walk away where you will find many restaurants, shops, and grocery stores. I believe the walk to Times Square was only 10 minutes! The location could not be more perfect. Talk about convenient. However, don’t be afraid of its proximity to popular attractions. It’s far enough away from the crowds and busy nightlife that you will get a good night’s sleep.
- Times Square
- Bryant Park
- Radio City Music Hall
- New York Public Library
- Rockefeller Centre
- Empire State Building
- The Museum of Modern Art
My favorite spots to eat near the Royalton Hotel:
- Ikinari Steak
- Shake Shack
- Joe’s Pizza
- Los Tacos
- Xi An Famous Foods
Furthermore, the entire hotel is full of charm. The bar and restaurant are beautifully designed. All of the staff were very friendly, welcoming, and helpful. My experience at check in was beyond amazing! The lobby has a glamorous vibe but also feels very inviting. It’s decorated with ample couches and seating and perfect for a drink or a relaxing spot to hang out. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to try the food at the restaurant but the interior looked beautiful! I hear their steak dinners are exquisite.
I stayed in one the suites that had a separate living room and a king bed. Many people complain about the lack of space in NYC hotels. However, my room at the Royalton was very spacious! Probably the most spacious hotel room I have ever stayed in. Most important thing in a room? The bed!! My bed was so comfy and definitely one of the best beds I have ever slept on. I got a good night’s sleep every single night.
One of the highlights of my room was the disco bath! There is nothing like it. This is one of the reasons this hotel caught my eye. It is a huge round bathtub with mirrored walls. Not only can you have a relaxing soak, you will be doing it in style! It can be relaxing soak for one but also spacious enough for two people. Such an unique bath experience that you must try out yourself! The bathroom also has sleek metal bowl sinks and glass counter tops with lots of mirrors.
Overall, I had an amazing experience staying at the Royalton Hotel in New York City. I highly recommend booking your stay here if you are visiting the Big Apple!