4 Most Romantic Hotels in NYC Where You Can Get Cozy This Winter

Winter is fast approaching. And one of the best ways to stay warm is by snuggling up next to your loved one.

If you’re visiting New York City this magical time of year, don’t just pick any old hotel. Pick one that’s going to make the experience that much more memorable.

Not sure where to stay? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Continue reading and we’ll walk you through the most romantic hotels in NYC.

The Greenwich Hotel

Owned by New York’s most beloved actor, Robert De Niro, the Greenwich Hotel is both stylish and decadent. 

Get your romance on at the Japanese-style spa. It’s designed in timber and stone and is beautifully lit by glowing lanterns. 

And while you can find plenty of fancy restaurants in the surrounding Tribeca area, why not just stay. Here, you can enjoy some of the finest aphrodisiacs including wood-fired grilled chicken and squid ink linguini right by a burning fire.

The Lucerne

Looking for more budget-friendly hotels? Look no further than Upper West Side’s The Lucerne. The 202 rooms in this historic hotel are compact but also gorgeously designed.

For brunch, why not have a casual feast for two at Nice Matin, the hotel’s romantic French-Meditteranean restaurant. It’s a delicious cafe that feels more like Paris than New York.

The Beekman

If you want style, then The Beekman is the hotel for you. As you enter the lobby, the first thing you need to be sure to do is look up. 

There, you’ll see a 9-level atrium topped by a beautiful skylight, a remnant of its beginning days when the building first opened in 1883.

These lower Manhattan hotel rooms come with drink trolleys that include cocktail making ingredients. They also are decked out in the latest tech including flat-screen TVs and Bluetooth wireless radio.

The Mandarin Oriental

One of the most defining and romantic characteristics of the Big Apple is the skyline. And you find a better view than the one from this West Side spot.

Most of the rooms here sport floor to ceiling windows which either give you a perfect view of New York’s Central Park or of the Hudson River.

And if your room doesn’t come with a stellar view? Not to worry. You can head on up to the Aviary on the 35th floor. A trendy cocktail bar headed by award-winning Chicago chef Grant Achatz. 

Also, be sure to take in the panoramic view of the classic yellow taxis driving around Columbus Circle below.

The hotel also has a swimming pool, fitness center, and sauna. 

The Beauty of the Most Romantic Hotels in NYC

There’s a lot of reasons to visit New York. And checking out some of the most romantic hotels in NYC is definitely one of them. 

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A Room At The Beach Bridgehampton

Just at the edge of the Village of Bridgehampton is A Room At The Beach, a new boutique hotel located within two miles of some of the Hamptons’ most beautiful beaches. The whimsical property is home to ten rooms, each meticulously designed by owner Lucy Swift Weber.

Founders Lucy Swift Weber and Charles Lemonides, a couple with a deep love of travel, have recreated each of the guest rooms to have their own personalities with furniture and decor that reflect the serenity of the Hamptons and evoke a sense of warmth and comfort.  Continue reading

Luxury Hotels Around the World with the Best Cuisine

Courtesy of The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel

When we search for luxury hotels, the first amenities that come to mind are the spectacular hotel room views, the impeccable service, and overall grandeur. As we look to where to travel in 2019, let the cuisine in your hotel awaken your inspiration for that region. Here are some of our favorite hotels around the world with notable cuisine experiences that distinctively reflect their province or state.
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Mondrian Park Avenue

Mondrian Park Avenue is a bold, beautiful, and sophisticated hotel in the heart of Manhattan‘s NoMad neighborhood. Set just blocks from the Empire State Building, Herald Square, Grand Central Terminal, and Madison Square Park, it is the ideal place to stay for worldwide travelers with a keen eye for style and for those who appreciate convenience in location and amenities.

The 189 guest rooms are sleek and spacious, with ample amounts of comfort and sweeping New York City views, including from the rooftop lounge, a retreat overlooking the bustling city with indoor and outdoor seating.

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The Embassy Row Hotel

During my second visit to Washington D.C., we selected a hotel within close proximity to the national monuments and museums, and just a short walking distance to several restaurants and shops. The Embassy Row Hotel is just steps away from the historic Dupont Circle, an exciting, cosmopolitan neighborhood that is charming and fun for all ages located in Northwest Washington D.C.. From a chic yoga studio and weekend farmer’s market, to a trend-setting dining scene and plenty exciting nightlife, there is something for everyone, and an abundance of access to it all.

We arrived to D.C. late on Friday evening after stopping in Baltimore for dinner. We were pleased to be able to park our vehicle in their overnight valet parking garage for $45/night as finding parking in the city, especially on the weekends, could be seen as a challenge. We stayed on the eighth floor, which boasted a stunning view of Embassy Row, a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue extending out from Dupont Circle, where you can discover most of the District’s foreign embassies. Just across the street, for example, is the Indonesian Embassy.

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Getaway to c/o The Maidstone

I had the pleasure of enjoying a lovely, whimsical stay at one of my favorite spots on the East End, c/o The Maidstone in the historic Village of East Hampton. This eclectic and chic boutique was just the spot my husband and I needed for a little ‘staycation’ with our daughter. The entire hotel is family-friendly and dog friendly, making it an ideal escape for everyone. Every aspect of The Maidstone and their restaurant, The Living Room Restaurant, is so inviting and stylish. You could spend your entire stay at the hotel and still not discover every chic and heartwarming Scandinavian detail this oasis has to offer.

We began our stay by checking in just after 3:30pm, set our belongings in our room, Josef Frank. Each of their 19 rooms, named after a Scandinavian celebrity or historical figure, is individually designed and has its own character and charm. Austrian-born Josef Frank was a renowned artist and architect who adopted Swedish citizenship in the latter half of his lifetime. The room features an original Josef Frank banana sofa by the bay window and a dressing room, a marble bathroom featuring a free-standing claw foot tub along with a separate rainfall shower, a King-size Hästens bed, luxurious toiletries by Malin + Goetz, and flat screen television with a DVD player.

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c/o The Maidstone

Stepping into The Maidstone diagonally across from the tranquil East Hampton pond is a boutique hotel like none other you will ever come across. In all my years of traveling through Europe and North America, I have not yet stumbled upon lodging accommodations and a restaurant that is anywhere similar to what c/o The Maidstone and The Living Room restaurant deliver.

The kindness that the staff exhibits towards each visitor is compelling. It is like they have invited me into their eclectic ‘satellite’ Swedish residence. I met with the Front Office Manager, India Koster, and General Manager, Jakob Berlin. I have met the owner, Jenny Ljungberg on a few occasions, who is so hands on with her properties and oversees all aspects of her c/o lifestyle brand. As an avid art enthusiast and collector, she showcases works of art from her own collection throughout the hotel. The artwork rotates once each year around the month of May.

The Maidstone has 19 individually designed rooms, each inspired by a Scandinavian Celebrity including the Swedish dramatic soprano, Brigit Nilsson; and Norwegian adventurer and scientist, Thor Heyerdahl. I am enamored with each room. Each room is a masterpiece, a world of its own.

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Baron’s Cove

Before my memorable dinner at The Restaurant at Baron’s Cove a little over a week ago, I was treated with a personal tour of the hotel’s newly renovated property by Baron’s Cove Assistant General Manager, Dot Capuano, whom I have known for many years. Though the property is recognizable as to the layout of what it was prior to the refurbishments, the new decor, and the amenities now offered are harmonious with the seaside Sag Harbor Village and Hamptons lifestyle.

Whether you prefer to enjoy your lunch or a cocktail poolside, take part in a peaceful yoga class on the front lawn, or go to the nearby Long Beach in their complimentary shuttle service, you will be treated like a star at this resort. The new resort property is by Cape Resorts, with their home base in Cape May, New Jersey. There they have five hotel properties, with Congress Hall as their flagship hotel.

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The Restaurant at Baron’s Cove

The brand-new Restaurant at Baron’s Cove is an all-American seafood restaurant that is already becoming a favorite amongst hotel guests and Sag Harbor residents. The dining room is garnished with cheerful, cobalt blue booths and water goblets that catch your eye instantaneously and put you in that seaside mood. If you choose to sit outside on the deck, you will be gifted with an incredible, panoramic view of the marina and bay.

The culinary mastermind and Head Chef is Sag Harbor resident Matty Boudreau. Boudreau is an acclaimed chef out on the East End, having worked at Vine Street Café in Shelter Island for five and a half years. Chef originally met with the owner of Cape May Resorts last fall, with a great amount of enthusiasm for beginning his new venture at The Restaurant at Baron’s Cove. “I had a vision of great food and a great water view,” explains Boudreau. “I wanted to help create a place where I could bring simplistic, regional American food inspired by the ocean and the bounty of our farms.”

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Tour of Topping Rose House

Topping Rose House is the epitome of luxury in the Hamptons at its prime. Topping Rose House is a full-service, luxury hotel in the heart of picturesque Village of Bridgehampton, and is approximately a two-hour drive from Manhattan. The hotel is within walking distance to the main street antique shops, boutiques, galleries, and restaurants. I have had the pleasure of dining at their restaurant that is open year-round for both breakfast and dinner, and recently took a tour of one guest room in the house (historical main building) and one cottage suite. In all, there are 22 luxurious suites & guest rooms.

This is a resort destination where every guest is treated as a VIP. As a greeting for guests who are checking in during this current season, they are each treated to a rhubarb lemonade. In the winter, the beverage was hot cider, and during the autumn months it was beet lemonade. As General Manager Fiona Riesch explains, “We go for everything that is seasonal and from our farm. During the autumn months, for example, guests can taste the variety of vegetables we pickled from the summer. Plus, we are famous for our margarita with freshly squeezed beet juice. We also make our own popcorn. It is very addictive and you can’t stop. Right now it is a rosemary popcorn that is presented as a complimentary snack for guests. Even if you are a regular guest and check in at different seasons, there is always something new, and in season.”

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Breakfast at Mill House Inn

I enjoyed an unforgettable, hearty, homemade breakfast at the Mill House Inn in East Hampton, located on North Main Street, tucked just behind the famous windmill. If you have never visited the Hamptons, I must recommend this charming, cozy inn to you. My husband and I took note of the beautifully manicured property, the generous amount of parking in the back, and the unbeatable convenience of how close they are to Newtown Lane Main Street corner in the East Hampton Village.

Upon entering the Inn, I met Courtney, who showed my husband and I, along with our Sarah, and we were graciously seated in the breakfast room that has about four tables with about four seats per table. There were two congenial women sitting at the table next to us; we ended up speaking with them for about twenty minutes or so. Sarah did well, my husband and I took turns strolling her outside, feeding her, until she went to sleep for the duration of our morning there. During our breakfast, I loved looking at the black and white photographs on the wall and the white and blue hydrangeas, and the porcelain bowls and pitchers lining the fireplace. I love those sentimental decorations that add such a lovely personal touch to the breakfast area.

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