New York

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New York, New York – a city so nice, they had to name it twice!

The inspiration for countless great works of film, literature and music, the Big Apple can proudly count itself amongst the world’s truly great cities – no wonder some New Yorkers are only half joking when they refer to it as ‘the centre of the universe’.

Home to over 8m people from every background and nationality imaginable, the city itself is divided into five boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and The Bronx – each with their own distinctive vibe and cultural flavour. Simply put, New York is a 24-hour city of contrast that prides itself on genuine diversity and having something for everyone.

Perhaps the most famous landmark in the city is the Statue of Liberty that stands tall against the city’s harbour. A beacon of hope for immigrants arriving on American shores to escape famine and poverty in search of a new life, the Statue of Liberty symbolises the great dream of American freedom. As the song says, “If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere”, and the New York of today still attracts people in their thousands willing to roll the dice and chase their dreams in the big city. You need only feel the urgency of Grand Central Station or the neon buzz of nighttime Times Square to realise you’re somewhere very special indeed. Then of course there's the bright lights of Broadway where you can see world famous stage productions, such as the The Lion King. Many of New York's attractions are covered by the the New York Pass: a fantastic way of saving money without missing out.

Whilst the more traditional tourist attractions are sure to be must-sees for visitors, the diversity of New York means that it’s also easy to blend in with the crowd and experience the city like a New Yorker. For some this means a trip to Coney Island’s famous amusements, whilst others may prefer the trendy, bohemian feel of Brooklyn. You might even find yourself seeking out the African American music and culture in Harlem! Of course, no trip to New York is complete without a sobering trip to view The National 9/11 Memorial.

Whichever way you choose to enjoy the city, the iconic subway system makes everything easily accessible by simply purchasing a MetroCard and refilling as you go. If you’re new to the city, Midtown East is a great place to start. The location of world famous landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and Chrysler Building, Midtown East is a good place to get your bearings – and thanks to New York’s grid system, the whole city is extremely easy to navigate. Quite simply, the Big Apple has never been sweeter!

Where to stay in New York

Hotel Edison Times Square
Hotel Edison Times Square
4 out of 5
228 W 47th St, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £142 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,762 reviews)
"Excellent location, comfortable stay, good breakfast."

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Hotel Edison Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £169 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the convenient parking ...
3.5/5 Good! (6,129 reviews)
"Good spacious rooms. Great shower. Comfortable beds. Great location and helpful staff. Great they kept bags after check out. Very useful. Thank you Coffee station in the room would have been lovley. Otherwise tahnk you"

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £191 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,579 reviews)
"Cool vibe and very helpful and friendly staff. Glad we booked an accessible room as the standard King rooms were really small (although this is the norm for Manhattan).Once it was dark it didn't feel particularly safe - a lot of drunks and homeless along 38th."

Reviewed on 4 May 2022

Arlo Midtown
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Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY, 10019
The price is £144 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a business centre. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,649 reviews)
"Great location for going to the theatre. Felt safe and close to the subway."

Reviewed on 26 May 2022

Radio City Apartments
31 Street Broadway Hotel
31 Street Broadway Hotel
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY, 10001
The price is £163 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this aparthotel in New York. Enjoy WiFi, room service and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and the property condition in their ...
2.6/5 (500 reviews)
"Absolutely loved this place and it’s location as it was easy to commute. I would definitely recommend staying here, the front desk was polite and helpful as we got there earlier then our check in time and assist us with our luggage accommodations and later return to check in at a later time as well. ..."

Reviewed on 22 May 2022

31 Street Broadway Hotel
The Beekman Tower, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
The Beekman Tower, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3.5 out of 5
3 Mitchell Pl, New York, NY, 10017
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, 24-hour room service and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the comfy beds and the property ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (182 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on 26 May 2022

The Beekman Tower, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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