The Trendiest Hotels in Manhattan, New York

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The Trendiest Hotels in Manhattan, New York

Not only is Manhattan the most densely populated borough of New York, but it's also the most touristy. Whether it's the region's standing in the financial world, architecturally impressive cloud touching buildings, the charming Central Park, iconic Times Square, or the theatrically significant Broadway, Manhattan is a much-desired destination that people from across the globe want to discover. Considering its importance as a tourist and business center, Manhattan is undoubtedly home to some of the trendiest hotels in the country. Hotels that, in some ways, are equally responsible for New York's legendary status.

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The Trendiest Hotels in Manhattan, New York


Vintage chic takes a promising spot at Refinery, a hat factory remodeled into a luxurious abode that oozes an omnipresent industrial charm. While the interiors of the Refinery are contemporary and informal in their character, there are elements from its past, whether it is the wooden flooring, antique art pieces, or high ceilings, that give it a decisive edge when it comes to impressing discerning guests. The hotel has a total of 197 rooms, each one packed with creature comforts and ample space, a real luxury when staying in Manhattan. The high-point of residing at Refinery is making the most of its dining options, in particular the Rooftop Bar that serves exclusive cocktails and offers exceptional cityscapes.


The rooms at MADE have a strangely unique personality. The décor tinkers with a combination of colorful bohemian mixed with minimalistic Japanese design. There's enough quirk in the guestrooms to keep Insta-influencers happy, but more than that, it's the service and style of the hotel that is genuinely impressive and outstandingly distinct. Standard in-room amenities are all present, to make every stay as unwinding as possible. However, if you're looking for a treat, opt for the rooms that come with a balcony. Slightly more spacious, they let you get a feel of the city's pulsating vibe from the convenience of your abode.

Dining at MADE is an equally eccentric affair. The Ferris is their "seasonal restaurant" serving some truly inspirational examples of global cuisine. Evenings, though, are best spent at Good Behaviour, the lounge on the 18th floor of the hotel that promises unparalleled city views and refreshing cocktails. If that's not enough, guests will relish Paper, the "neighborhood coffee shop" which converts into a groovy wine bar after sundown.

Citizen M

The Dutch brand's vivid and energetic Citizen M hotel is ideal for tourists who want to be in the thick of things, but not pay an astronomical amount for it. Situated at the corner of 50th street and Broadway, all the major tourist spots of the city are within walking distance from the hotel. However, the novelty of Citizen M is in its hostel-like persona that hides behind a hotel ambiance, appealing to both budget and business travelers. The 230 rooms at Citizen M might be small but are not devoid of typical luxury enjoyments like television and en-suite bathrooms. In fact, the hotel takes pride in its oversized beds, blackout blinds, ambient lighting and soundproof walls that guarantee a peaceful night's sleep.

Citizen M also promotes itself as a home away from home, molding its lobby into a "living room" with designated areas to lounge, have a drink, work, read a book, watch TV, or mingle with other guests. Their 24-hour cafe, canteenM, and the 21st-floor bar, cloudM, further accentuates the personality of the hotel and adds to its ever-increasing attraction. It's Citizen M's unique concept that makes it one of the most distinguished places to stay in all of Manhattan.


An eye-catching green oasis in the heart of Manhattan, Public by Ian Schrager, the co-founder of Studio 54, will charm you with its open plan and devilishly fascinating approach to the second-floor lobby via the iconic orange-red escalators. Staying at the hotel is a feast for the eyes as fashion, art, and imagination fuse to create an inviting and equally ravishing space. The rooms at the Public carry forward the hotel's persona with a simple design that is technologically advanced. You'll find floor to ceiling windows with touch button blinds, mood lighting, B&O speakers, and extras like guaranteed access to the much-desired rooftop bar of the hotel, as well as free bike rental to tour the city.

Dining at the Public is an experience on its own. Public Kitchen serves in-season organic and sustainable food with the option to eat out in the open. The Roof, Public's rooftop bar, is a popular spot in the city to see and be seen, as soon as the sun sets down. The in-demand lounge bar is at a vantage point to wow its guests with the very best of the city sights.

Hotel on Rivington

Some might say that the Hotel on Rivington is an anomaly when it comes to accommodations in Manhattan. For one, its rooms are pleasantly spacious. Furthermore, the hotel offers fashionable indulgences like bathtubs and balconies. Finally, the location of the hotel in the Lower East Side means that the rooms have fantastic vistas of New York's iconic skyline. If your budget allows, pick one of their suites, some of which come with additional features like a terrace and living room to entertain guests. Genetically modern, with a practical approach towards hospitality, guests can expect immaculate service here, backed by excellent dining opportunities.

The vibrant Cafe Medi, as the name suggests, takes residents across the pond for a flavorful journey through Mediterranean-inspired dishes. JIA, on the other hand, is the in-house bar with eye-popping decor and an intimately alluring atmosphere. With Lower Manhattan, Little Italy, and East Village, all a short walk away, staying at Hotel on Rivington is a choice you will not regret.


When picking out a hotel to stay in Manhattan, it's worth spending a few extra dollars for a centrally located place that comes with unforgettable sights of the area. Not only do these luxurious establishments assure unrivaled living alternatives, but they are also novel escapes that can sometimes be the perfect respite when you want to take a breather after experiencing the enchanting appeal of the city.