This stylish 4-star Midtown Manhattan hotel is a short walk from Times Square; its rooftop lounge offers views of New York’s cityscape
Hotel at a Glance: Sanctuary Hotel New York
Broadway’s singing starlets, Fifth Avenue’s shops, and Times Square’s iconic sights all lie within walking distance of the 4-star Sanctuary Hotel New York. Many guests choose to stay away from all of that, instead spending an evening more than nine stories up at Haven Rooftop, the hotel’s cocktail lounge and restaurant. Here, cabanas, plush couches, and custom-built tables made from reclaimed cedar sit amid views of Midtown Manhattan. But sipping handcrafted cocktails or eating Chef Madison Belem’s French-inspired cuisine are only a couple of ways to pass your stay.
- Additional onsite dining: Chandeliers hang over Tender Restaurant and Lounge, known for its premium steak, sushi, and wine.
- Where you’ll stay: Guest rooms feature flat-screen HDTVs and spa-inspired bathrooms.
- Chat with the staff, who include S.T.A.R. Experience Managers tasked to act as personal shoppers, plan fun activities, or cater to pretty much any other guest request.
- Get sweaty: Stays come with access to a luxury health and fitness center.
- Walking distance to famous attractions such as Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Times Square, Manhattan: Flashy Neon Lights and World-Class Culture
Times Square is at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The famous address—affectionately known as “the Crossroads of the World”—is home to hypnotizing billboards, giant wraparound news tickers, and the neon lights of Broadway. Beyond the glitz and gimmicks, there are a number of cultural offerings in the area, ranging from museums to Michelin-rated restaurants. Buildings of historical and architectural interest include the Paramount Building and One Times Square, site of the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop.
Nearby, the Museum of Modern Art houses a trove of masterpieces including Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies paintings, and Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans. Save time for a stroll through the museum’s outdoor sculpture garden, where installations are clustered around sparkling reflecting pools. About a mile north of Times Square, the David H. Koch Theater is home to one of the world’s foremost dance companies—the New York City Ballet, which stages contemporary works as well as classics like Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.