Manhattan hotel close to the Empire State Building and Madison Square Garden
Hotel at a Glance: NYMA, The New York Manhattan Hotel
Cabs and subways are easy to come by in Manhattan’s Koreatown neighborhood, but you won’t need either. A stay at this hotel puts you just a two-minute walk from the Empire State Building and nearly as close to restaurants and shops. Stroll a few minutes more to catch a show at Madison Square Garden or shop at Macy’s Herald Square.
- For the best views, choose a king room—they have stunning skyline views and a lot of natural lighting.
- Rooftop bar: Sip craft beers and cocktails at Cloud Social, which has an enclosed area, plus open-air space for warm weather.
NoMad, Manhattan: Vibrant Neighborhood near Empire State Building
NoMad is named for its location—north of Madison Square Park—which is about as central Manhattan as you can get. It’s near the bustle of Midtown and Fifth Avenue, yet within walking distance of Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Times Square, and Rockfeller Center. The neighborhood is sprinkled with subway stations that you can use to get all over Manhattan and beyond.
For a neat perspective, head west to the High Line, a walking path built on a former railroad above the streets of Manhattan’s West Side. In addition to some spectacular urban scenery, the High Line features benches, food stands, and even wine bars, making it a great place to spend a warm evening. Madison Square Park is another worthy spot for unwinding. The park offers free WiFi and even has its own Shake Shack. Head to the park’s south end to snap a picture of the Flatiron Building, a wedge-shaped skyscraper that’s a symbol of New York City.