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October 8, 2016

The Best Boutique Hotels in New York City

by Julieta Lucca

From Art Deco inspired interiors to the Vintage Eclectic Americana themed High Line Hotel.

Whether you are planning your next holiday or lusting over some mind-blowing interiors...

… we rounded up a selection of the best and most breathtaking boutique hotels in the big apple (with the exception of Wythe Hotel which is located in Brooklyn, pedantic-alert!).

And who are we kidding, if we had millions to spend, we’d stay two nights in each to try them all!


The Roger

131 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016  ✜  www.therogernewyork.com

The Roger is located right in the middle of Manhattan a stone’s throw away of the Empire State Building. It’s beautifully terraced suites and rest of the guest rooms radiate the Old World Glamour of Manhattan with its’ chic and unconventional Anna Busta interiors.

The overall decor is sophisticated with modern furnishings that add to The Roger’s comfortable residential ambience.


As Told By The Roger:

“Long before The Roger became one of NoMad’s most stylish and celebrated hotels, it was the Roger Williams, a 15-story brick hotel designed by Jardine, Hill & Murdock that opened in 1930 on property leased from the Madison Avenue Baptist Church. It was named for Roger Williams, the 17th century theologian and abolitionist, who started the first Baptist Church in America.”

11 howard

11 Howard St, New York, NY 10013  ✜  www.11howard.com

11 Howard is located in SoHo, Lower Manhattan. Perhaps what makes this particular boutique hotel so memorable is the guest room’s striking Danish minimal styling and beautiful neutral palette that incorporates pastels, mixed metals and an array of textures in a relaxed, smartly curated way.

As Told By 11 Howard:

11 Howard provides a clean slate where guests can write their own New York stories.

11 Howard is a partner with Global Poverty Project whose mission is a world without extreme poverty by 2030. By Booking your stay directly with us, a portion of your room rate will be donated to GPP to help fight extreme poverty and inequality around the world.

wythe hotel

80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249  ✜  www.wythehotel.com

Wythe Hotel is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Housed in a refurbished factory on the Brooklyn waterfront, Wythe Hotel has the perfect industrial-chic vibe to it that is translated into the rooms beautifully. Featuring custom-made minimal furniture, heated cement floors, some rooms even have exposed brick walls and arched windows with stunning and unique views of the Manhattan skyline.

As Told By – Wythe Hotel

Wythe Hotel started with the discovery of a factory on the Williamsburg waterfront. The building was constructed in 1901 and has been converted into a 70-room hotel.


180 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011  ✜  www.thehighlinehotel.com

The High Line Hotel is located in is Chelsea and is nothing short of spectacular. The High Line Hotel is a former Seminary Campus from 1895 that has been restored into a guest house but certain original elements were preserved in the process to maintain its charm and grandeur. Its style is referred to as Vintage Eclectic Americana and to say is full of surprises is an understatement. If you are interested in delving deeper into The High Line Hotel’s world, we strongly suggest you check out their “What’s in Your Room” section, where symbology, trinkets and decor is explained with utmost detail. 


As Told By – The High Line Hotel

The rooms at The High Line Hotel were formerly the dormitory room for an up and coming Episcopalian priest of the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Church of the United States. The Seminary was founded by Clement Clarke Moore in 1815. Roughly 40 of our guest rooms have beautiful historic fireplace mantles. The fireplaces were bricked in decades ago, however the charm and old world craftsmanship is still evident in the old mantles.

roxy hotel

2 6th Ave, New York, NY 10013  ✜  www.roxyhotelnyc.com

Roxy Hotel is located in TriBeCa in Lower Manhattan. “TriBeCa stands for the “Triangle Below Canal,” a modern residential and financial area located in downtown New York.”

If you still haven’t noticed, Roxy Hotel encompasses many styles and weirdly enough, they all seem to work together as one. It’s clear that the industrial cast-iron detailing was inspired by the surrounding neighbourhood, which presents a lot of the same industrial materials.

Even though there’s a clear Art Deco uniformity throughout, the guest rooms have very unique looks and feels. The marriage between modern and retro is not only flawlessly executed but becomes a style on its own.


As Told By – Roxy Hotel

For the action-seekers, attention-getters, rabble-rousers, the Roxy Hotel and its surrounding neighborhood have long been a hub of creativity. In 2015, Roxy Hotel Tribeca was born, a name with its own scintillating New York history. Evoking the spectacular 1920s movie theater and the legendary ‘90s dance club, the Roxy is an electric destination for music, film, and art. Guest rooms were renovated and uniforms by Craig Robinson give a wink to the past, yet are modern and uniquely Roxy.


nomad hotel

1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001  ✜  www.thenomadhotel.com

The NoMad Hotel is also located near the Empire State Building on Broadway. The hotel is housed in a historic, turn of the century Beaux-Arts building fully restored with interiors by French designer Jacques Garcia.

The dark-toned furnishings make for a jaw-dropping contrast with the New York City light.



As Told By – The NoMad Hotel

The NoMad Hotel is intended as a fresh take on the classic grand hotels of Europe with a distinct New York sensibility. The design of the hotel was inspired by the Parisian flat of Garcia’s youth. The 168 rooms are residential in feel and decorated in his classic, timeless style. Each room is appointed with hand-selected, richly textured custom-designed furnishings and original artwork.


sixty soho

60 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012  ✜  www.sixtyhotels.com

SIXTY Hotel has three locations in Manhattan; SIXTY SoHo, SIXTY LES (Lower East Side) and 6 Columbus. Our favourite is SIXTY SoHo (pictured below).

Each of the locations draws inspiration from their unique urban backdrops to create memorable and iconoclastic suites. We love the use of leather and a warm palette to create an inviting and luxe environment.


As Told By – SIXTY Hotel

No longer is a hotel just a bed, a bath, and a mini-bar. It is a way of life, emblematic of guests’ personal tastes. Our guests are true “artists-in-residence,” at home to make their experience their own canvas. In our carefully curated inns, lodgers-in-residence can expect a distinguished palette, artful service and comfort in every way. The result is a hospitality group that assures a stay in a SIXTY Hotel will remain with guests long after they’ve checked out.

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