Are you attending UNGA in September? If you are, you’re going to want a great hotel not too far away from the United Nations in New York – ideally within walking distance. Even if you’re not attending the conference and you simply want to stay in a great location, this area of the city is perfect for tourists and officials alike. With that in mind, here are some of the best hotels less than five minutes from The United Nations.
- Westgate New York Grand Central
Walk to UNGA from this hotel.
Wildwood, New Jersey, is like stepping back in time to the 1950s, located on the state’s east coast.
The Westgate New York Grand Central is a perfectly located hotel for UNGA, and it’s well within walking distance not just to this event and the United Nations but to plenty more besides. Grand Central Terminal is nearby, and so is Bryant Park, The Empire State Building, and Times Square. The hotel itself is gorgeous, and each room is spacious and comfortable, with soft linens and a view that you’ll adore. There is an onsite restaurant and a gym as well, so you do have it all, especially when the rooms are so comfortable – the linens used are top of the line and make every guest feel very special.
- Westin New York Grand Central
Enjoy the view of the Chrysler Building.
The Westin New York Grand Central is very close to the UNGA as well as plenty more, such as the Rockefeller Center and MoMA. In fact, staying in this part of town is a great idea as it means you can access everything New York has to offer with ease. All around you are the most gorgeous buildings – some more famous than others, such as the Chrysler Building, for example – giving you an ideal chance to explore New York’s architecture from the comfort of your own stylish room. With flatscreen TVs and soft, fluffy robes, as well as a 24-hour concierge service and an onsite restaurant, this is a great choice when you want to be close to the United Nations.
- The Lexington Hotel
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio lived here in the 1950s.
The Lexington Hotel is a historic and architectural delight. It was built in 1929 and is a glamorous place to stay that offers a lot of convenience to the weary traveler and New York explorer. It’s located in exactly the right spot for UNGA, Times Square, the Chrysler Building, and the Rockefeller Center, to name just a few of the sites and events you can see and attend when you’re staying at The Lexington. Pay attention to the interior design in this hotel, as it is something special; Marilyn Monroe certainly loved it. She lived here for a short while when she was married to Joe DiMaggio.
- San Carlos Hotel
The ideal location to explore New York City.
What do you want to do when you’re in New York City? Perhaps you want to see a show on Broadway, or perhaps it’s the Empire State Building or a wander through Times Square that makes your list. Maybe you’re in the city to attend UNGA at the United Nations. Whatever it is, the San Carlos Hotel is in just the right spot to allow you to do it all and more besides. All the rooms have kitchenettes that include microwaves and fridges, and there is free wifi throughout the hotel.
- Hyatt Grand Central New York
Use the Hyatt app for the best experience.
The Hyatt Grand Central New York is a huge hotel with 1,298 rooms and 44 suites to call its own. So no matter what kind of room you are looking for or how many are in your party, there will be something just right at the Hyatt Grand Central. If you want to make the most of your stay, the Hyatt has its own app, and you can use it to pay your bill, book meals in the restaurant, and earn special rewards to put towards another stay.
- Hampton Inn Grand Central
Free breakfast and wifi will help you get the day started well.
You’ll get all kinds of perks when you stay at the Hampton Inn Grand Central, including being within walking distance of the United Nations and UNGA. Other benefits to staying here include free daily breakfast, free wifi, and a business center, so if you’re on an official visit, you can get your work done in peace and quiet. The hotel is just what you would hope for from a Hampton Inn; it’s comfortable, and clean, and the service is impeccable.
- Hotel 48 Lex
A boutique luxury hotel close to the United Nations.
You might not realize that you can find such stunning boutique accommodation so close to the United Nations, but whether you’re in the city for UNGA or any other reason, Hotel 48 Lex shows that finding that hotel is indeed possible. This is a beautiful place to stay; it’s got luxury written all over it, and you’ll certainly feel as though you’re somewhere special when you get inside. There is local art dotted all over the place, ensuring that you can get a real feel for what New York is about. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer some of the best views across New York, and the food served in the restaurant is all organic.
- The William
A trendy, modern hotel in Bryant Park.
If your idea of the perfect UNGA hotel is modern and chic with a designer look, the William will suit you very well indeed. This modern hotel is in the middle of Bryant Park, giving you stunning views and putting you in the heart of New York and all the attractions you might want to visit, not to mention the restaurants, bars, and shops too. The hotel offers a great cocktail bar and American food in the fun speakeasy lounge, and you can also dine in the Shakespeare Dining Room if you want something a little more formal.
- The Gotham
Apartment living at its finest.
The Gotham isn’t a standard hotel; it’s more than that. It offers apartment-style accommodation, so if you like to enjoy home comforts and you’re not sure that hotels are really for you, this might change your mind. However, these apartments are certainly luxury ones, so you’ll love staying here. The ceilings are high, and each room comes with a private balcony. The restaurant is a delight, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find better dry-aged steaks in the area.
- Andaz 5th Avenue
Enjoy the cocktail bar and tapas restaurant.
Andaz 5th Avenue is the ideal accommodation for those who love minimalism and chic design. Every room offers gorgeous views over the city thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows, and you’ll feel immersed in the scenery when you’re watching the New York world go by. If you want something extra special for UNGA, why not book a suite? You’ll get a private terrace that way.
- The Library Hotel
The rooftop poetry garden should not be missed.
If you are a book lover, then the Library Hotel has to be the right place for you to stay when you’re in New York City. Situated between Bryant Park and Grand Central Station – and therefore just right for UNGA – the rooms are library and book-themed and make for cozy, comfortable reading nooks. Of course, you might want to do more than reading when you’re visiting the city, and that’s why there is a rooftop bar to enjoy some cocktails and some amazing views. You can still take a book up there if you choose to, of course.
- Fitzpatrick Grand Central
The staff at the Fitzpatrick Grand Central are wonderful.
The Fitzpatrick Grand Central was completed renovated in 2011, and since then, it has become one of the most popular hotels to stay in for UNGA and pretty much everything else in New York City. Located across the street from Grand Central Station, you can reach everywhere in New York from this great base. One of the things that the Fitzpatrick Grand Central is known for is its staff – they are said to be among the friendliest and most helpful in all of New York, which is quite an accolade. If customer service is important to you, try this hotel on for size.