With all the hustle and bustle going on, it’s not surprising that New Yorkers need a quick getaway once in a while. Luckily, New York City certainly has affordable options for doing so that don’t entail having to sacrifice quality.
But what about hotels specifically designed for a weekend getaway with your significant other? After all, couples usually want accommodation that has a romantic vibe to it. The good news is that the Big Apple has these options in abundance.
The Greenwich Hotel
With scrupulous attention detail, it’s no wonder that this Robert De Niro-owned five-star hotel warrants a place in TrippSavvy’s list of the city’s most romantic hotels. The Greenwich boasts a total of 88 rooms, of which no two is exactly alike, and luxuries like Tibetan silk rugs, English leather beds, and luxury Swedish beds are spread out throughout its rooms. However, the decadence doesn’t end there with guests having the option of going to their Japanese-style spa, which also connects to a sleek indoor pool. Its luxurious and worldly surroundings, allow guests to forget they are still in the heart of Manhattan.
Gramercy Park Hotel
Despite all the luxuries in the example above, the Gramercy Park Hotel could also give the Greenwich a run for its money in terms of opulence. All the rooms in this hotel are designed in rich shades of blue, red, velvet, green leather, and mahogany. The hotel also offers a unique culinary experience at the Italian restaurant Maialino. Additionally, their Rose Bar is one of the most sought-after drinking spots in Manhattan, where you might even spot a celebrity or two. But that’s not all. For the entire duration of their stay, guests have access to Gramercy Park, a private green space with artwork from Warhol and Basquiat decorating the place. Coupled with décor harking back to the Renaissance era, the Gramercy is sure to offer guests an unforgettable romantic experience.
Sometimes there’s nothing quite like waking up to a beautiful and romantic view, high up above the rest of the city, and what could be more romantic than a view of Central Park. The good thing is that Manhattan has the greatest number of high-rise buildings in the US, with Yoreevo describing that over 13,500 buildings were classified as taller than six stories between 2010 and 2015 alone. The Mandarin Oriental is one of those buildings, situated 280 feet above the ground, and taking advantage of its height to offer a stellar view of Central Park and even the Hudson River. Located between floors 35-54 of the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, the Mandarin Oriental features large rooms with equally generously sized marble bathrooms and floor to ceiling windows. You can even enjoy the view over drinks at The Aviary, a cocktail bar located on the 35th floor.
The Ritz-Carlton New York
Located at Battery Park, the Ritz-Carlton New York offers patrons a bath menu for romantic baths in their deep marble tubs and even a bath butler to top it all off. Yet, USA Today puts this down as one of the most romantic spots in the city because of the indulgent chocolate desserts served up by pastry chef Laurent Richard at their 2 West Restaurant. Afterward, guests can revel in a satisfying breakfast in bed courtesy of the hotel’s bed-and-breakfast package.
Affinia 50 Hotel
This midtown-hotel offers couples a ‘Naughty-and-Nice’ romance package complete with a bottle of champagne, a box of chocolates, a romantic in-movie and a “52 Ways to Stay in Love Forever” deck of cards, among others. Yet, even without this package, there is still the option of ordering an in-room massage and a sound pillow connecting to an iPod to play all your favorite love songs. Coupled with their excellent room service, you might not even have to get dressed the entire weekend.