Great Hotels Outside Manhattan September 15 2014


New York City is more than just Manhattan. There are four additional boroughs that are maybe not as famous but incredibly interesting and fascinating. On the other side of the East and Hudson River first-class Hotels are not anymore a rare phenomenon while Manhattan is only few Minutes away.


1. Z Hotel, Long Island City, Queens (Map)

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As F. Scott Fitzgerald in his famous book The Great Gatsby writes:
“The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.”

Once the home to many artist and 5 Pointz, the "graffiti mecca", the aristocratic Bloomberg regime has turned Long Island City into one of the most exclusive and luxurious neighborhoods in entire NYC. Z Hotel is the perfect match for this district with its floor to ceiling windows, the fantastic view on Manhattan Midtown and the Queensboro Bridge, the wonderful rooftop bar and the great equipped rooms.

The hotel offers a free shuttle operating hourly from and to Manhattan.  


2. W Hoboken Hotel, Hoboken, New Jersey (Map)

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In the movie "Sleeper," Woody Allen, a real New Yorker, states, "I believe there's an intelligence to the universe, with the exception of certain parts of New Jersey."

New Jersey is an economic powerhouse - the second richest state in the U.S. and New Yorkers feel as if New Jersey is mooching the money of them but maybe they are just jealous of the Manhattan view that unfolds before your eyes. The W hotel is located at the water front and Manhattan is just a five minute ferry or train ride away. 


3. McCarren Hotel and Pool, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Map

Williamsburg long ago lost its reputation as a low-rent hipster and artist haven nowadays it's the second most expensive neighborhood in the US after Manhattan.

This hotel will meet your expectations a party-loving pad with a rooftop bar, outdoor saltwater pool and a new Euro restaurant in Brooklyn's hippest 'hood' but just a five-minute subway ride from Manhattan.  


4. Aloft Harlem, Manhattan, Harlem (Map)

During the 18th century Harlem became a resort for the rich of New York City and seems as if it's on its way back there. Aloft a stylish Boutique Hotel located steps away from the famous Apollo Theater, Central Park, and major express subway stations. Daily free coffee, free wifi, smoke-free and pet friendly to name just few of the conveniences. 


5. Wythe Hotel, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Map

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A renovated factory on the Williamsburg waterfront. Many of the site’s original details, like vintage ironwork and tall timber ceilings were preserved. Guest rooms are airy and uncluttered, with spare furnishings and polished concrete floors, and most are far more spacious than what you’d generally find across the East River.