New York City luxury hotels with the kids
By Rowena Carr-Allinson
Four Seasons Hotel New York City (Courtesy Four Seasons)
When it comes to family-friendly hotels in New York City, you’ll have ample choice. Treating yourself to a five-star stay in the Big Apple means you’ll find yourself in the best locations with the best service and finest amenities available in town.
Stay in style and get a good night’s rest at one of these luxury hotel rooms in the city that never sleeps.
Four Seasons Hotel New York
You can’t go wrong with the Four Seasons in New York. Synonymous with superb service, you know your family will be well looked after! Each room enjoys the usual amenities like air conditioning, bathrobes, daily newspaper and in-house movies, but you’ll also get extra perks like 24hr room service, stunning Central Park views and a spa offering a host of massages, jacuzzi, gym and sauna. There’s fine dining in both the sophisticated TY Lounge and The Garden restaurant amongst the forest décor. Great kid-friendly amenities include babysitting, rollaway beds and cribs, bottle warmers, and a kid’s menu. Strollers are also available on request so no need to bring yours along if you don’t want to. Did we mention kids stay free?
Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York
Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York (Courtesy Mandarin Oriental)
Right at the top of Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle, the family-friendly Mandarin Oriental Hotel New York is just a block away from Central Park. Ideal for family walks! A stone’s throw away from Fifth Avenue, Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center, its 202 rooms and 46 suites are perfectly located. You’ll love the rooms’ floor-to-ceiling views of the city, Central Park or the Hudson River. What’s more, rooms come with state-of-the-art entertainment system, Italian bed linens, WIFI and super sleek bathrooms. Other fantastic extras to enjoy while staying at this five-star Asian-inspired hotel are the 75-foot naturally lit lap pool, the gym, and swanky restaurant with yet more astounding skyline views. Families can request rollaway beds, babysitting and cribs, while teens will be delighted with the in-room video gaming system.
Trump International Hotel & Tower Central Park
Trump International Hotel & Tower Central Park (Courtesy Trump Hotel Collection)
Stay on Central Park West at the Trump International Hotel & Tower Central Park for a real taste of New York City bling! In the heart of the city’s finest dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural neighbourhood, this 52-storey, glass tower is located within easy distance of the Lincoln Center and Fifth Avenue. With 167 newly renovated guest rooms and suites featuring fully-equipped kitchens with Sub Zero appliances, 55-inch LCD televisions, Blu-ray DVD players and iPod docking stations, you’ll be wondering why you need to venture out. Even better, the views onto the city and Central Park are amazing! It’s also worth noting the 6000-square-foot health club and spa, the 55-foot heated indoor pool and two restaurants on hand. Families can book cribs, strollers and babysitting on request.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park (Courtesy Ritz Carlton)
The The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is perfectly located and gives its guest easy access to Central Park, Madison Square Gardens, Times Square, the Rockefeller Center and the Broadway. One of the luxury market’s staple brands, trust that you’ll be welcome in style at the Ritz Carlton. In addition to the lovely pillow menus, the luxury bathroom fixtures, linens and room service, you will love the satellite television, the indoor pool, spa services and friendly concierge who is always on hand to help you navigate the city and make plans. To make the family vacation run smoother, you can always request rollaway beds, cribs or babysitting. And, the best part is that kids stay free.
The Sherry Netherland Hotel
Sherry Netherland Hotel (Courtesy Sherry Netherland)
Set on Fifth Avenue and 59th street, just near Central Park’s main entrance and five blocks from the Zoo, the Sherry Netherland Hotel is one of Manhattan’s finest addresses. It’s also within easy walking distance of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum and Lincoln Center, and amost next door to the Apple Store, which will delight dads and teens! With just 26 rooms and 24 suites, this cozy hideaways’ rooms boast hand-crafted decor, large closets and high ceilings. Flat-screen TVs, DVD players, refrigerators and coffeemakers are standard, as are marble bathrooms, Egyptian bed linens and free WIFI. For some pampering, you can book an in-room massage, make the most of the fitness facility or visit the lobby Barber shop! Amenities for kids include welcome gifts, rollaway beds, cribs, high chairs and babysitting on request.
Rowena Carr-Allinson contributed this to MiniTime. Since the arrival of her son in 2011, she has taken him everywhere from Bangkok to NYC, writing family friendly articles en route.