New York City isn’t short on hotels. The pulsating urban jungle is awash with accommodations of all shapes and sizes, from world-class getaways to humble budget digs.
One hotel with a firm grasp on the Big Apple is IHG, boasting almost forty hotels across the greater NYC area. Whether you’re a brand loyalist, have some points to splash on a stay, or are just looking for a top-tier hotel for your next visit, IHG has you covered.
To help you with your search, we’ve thrown together a list of some of the brand’s best properties in the city.
Don’t forget, if you’re a travel hacker, you can transfer points to IHG from this card. There’s no better stay than a free stay, right?
InterContinental Times Square
Location: Times Square, NYC
Vibe: Elegance amongst the chaos
The rundown: An iconic brand in the most iconic location of all. Rising (literally and figuratively) above the placid uniformity of the chain hotels swarming NYC’s tourist district, the InterContinental is a tranquil breath of luxurious air.
Generously sized guestrooms gaze down towards the Square itself or out towards Hudson Bay, while sleek eatery and cocktail bar, The Stinger, is a crowd-pleaser before heading out on the town. Of course, its central spot means transport is a cinch, putting every corner of the city within striking distance.
Location: Chelsea, NYC
Vibe: New-wave neighborhood gem
The rundown: Stepping away from the chaos of Times Square towards the endlessly cool Chelsea is the Kimpton Eventi. Fresh from a major revamp, the Eventi’s garnering a reputation as one of the best hotels in the city.
Even standard rooms boast floor-to-ceiling windows, but their sprawling Hudson views will still pale in comparison to the hotel’s spectacularly design-forward communal spaces. Dripping with sophistication and owning a personality so often lacking in big brand properties, guests fall in love with its three restaurants, high-tech touches, and downright enviable location.
voco® Fiorello – LaGuardia East
Vibe: Retro airline relaxation
The rundown: For the tennis and baseball fanatic, proximity to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and the Mets’ stadium is a must. Tick that box with the brand new voco® Fiorello – LaGuardia East. Located just three miles from the courts, the hotel’s playful throwback airline decor is a delight; best-enjoyed drink in hand in the lobby cocktail bar.
Simple but bursting with character, guest rooms are modern and comfortable, while the onsite gym helps you keep on track even while traveling. Even if you’re not there for sports, it’s an opportunity to explore a lesser-visited corner of Queens.
Holiday Inn Brooklyn Downtown
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Vibe: Cool city, better budget
The rundown: Just because it’s NYC doesn’t mean your hotel rate should be astronomical. Picking a strategically placed hotel like the Holiday Brooklyn Downtown is the perfect way to save a little money while maximizing a brilliant location.
Brooklyn gets cooler by the year, and the Holiday Inn puts you in the middle. Subway stations are located close by, and you’re blocks from Atlantic Avenue and a host of attractions. Inside, you’ll find a surprisingly modern interior, as well as a pool, fitness center, and cafe.
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Vibe: Sleek and playful
The rundown: Housed in a contemporary building in the super-cool Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, Hotel Indigo stands out from the crowd. IHG’s boutique property is a breath of fresh air for those who can feel a little heavier in a bustling city.
Its open-air pool, complete with sundeck, is the obvious star of the show, but guests will fall for the stylish rooms, well-equipped gym, and dapper array of on-site bars. Plus, its views of Manhattan and Brooklyn feel well beyond the modest price point.
Voco The Franklin New York
Location: Upper East Side
Vibe: Historic chic on the Upper-East Side
The rundown: In keeping with its new sibling property in Queens, Voco the Franklin embraces its quirky but stylish attitude with aplomb. Housed in a historic brownstone synonymous with the famous Upper East neighborhood it inhabits. Of course, everything’s been modernized but still nods back to its past life in the best way.
A stay puts guests in a prime location, close to museum mile and the rest of Manhattan’s top attractions, while keeping them in a less hectic area than Times Square or 5th Avenue. Plus, with the price of real estate these days, it’s the closest most of us will get to staying in a brownstone in that part of the city.
Crowne Plaza HY36 Midtown Manhattan
Location: Midtown, NYC
Vibe: Shiny, new, and sprawling
The rundown: Boasting one of the largest square footage per guest room in the city, the brand new Crowne Plaza HY36 is a glittering addition to IHG’s footprint in NYC. From the modern building with spectacular lampshade chandelier to the spa-like bathrooms and dapper rooms, the Crowne is one to add to the list.
Partnerships with Peloton make it a brilliant stay for fitness lovers, while foodies will enjoy the Burgerology restaurant downstairs in the lobby. If you’re arriving by train or from Newark, it’s a hop, skip, and a jump from Penn Station, gifting you more time to get out exploring.