Romantic Hotels for a NYC Staycation
If you’re in need of a vacation, don’t feel that you need to leave the city to get a little rest and relaxation! Yes, New York may be known as the city that never sleeps, but we do have our fair share of spots that encourage you to kick up your feet and take a break from your daily hustle and bustle. We’ve put together our favorite lodging spots in the city – fit your romantic staycation!
Here’s a helpful planning tip: Now that Valentine’s Day weekend has come and gone, many hotels reduce prices with “off-season” rates in February and March. Not only will hotels be less crowded (meaning more personal attention from the staff for you!), but you’ll get to stay for a fraction of the cost!
For Hip Bohemians: The Bowery Hotel
Nothing says quality R&R like a bohemian-inspired vacation… Or in our case, a staycation. Located on the Lower East Side, the Bowery Hotel is the ideal staycation spot for couples who enjoy a splash of the hip bohemian lifestyle.
The neighborhood itself is filled with interesting things to do, like quaint cafes, music venues, community gardens, and vintage clothing stores. You’ll be welcomed into the velvet filled lobby, where you can take your pick of plush armchairs to enjoy a specialty craft cocktail. Did we mention there’s a fully stocked and staff bar on the first floor?
Rooms here are loft-like with large, sunny windows that provide fantastic city views. Hotel amenities to enjoy are free bike rentals, free film rentals, and on-site babysitting services.
Eat Your Heart Out at The James New York
Located in Tribeca, The James is the hotel for foodies. With an onsite restaurant by David Burke, chocolates on your pillow before bed, a stunning rooftop bar with crafty cocktails, and a daily wine and cheese reception, you literally don’t have to leave the hotel!
For Literary Lovers: The Library Hotel
If you’re one who can escape in a good read for hours on end and consider that your staycation, The Library Hotel is just for you. Located down the block from the main branch of the New York Public Library in Midtown, this boutique hotel is the perfect place to lose yourself in a bookish-themed lodge. Here are a few cool features of the space:
Dewey Decimal system-labeled floors
Free books for you to borrow
Complimentary wine and cheese receptions
On-site Madison & Vine restaurant (perfect for vino lovers)
A romantic rooftop bar and garden
If you’re making it a romantic weekend, we suggest asking for either the “love room” or the “erotic literature room”, two spaces that are sure to make the weekend extra memorable.
Love Art + Film? Check Out The Crosby Street Hotel
Hidden on the cutest cobblestone street, The Crosby Street Hotel is as charming as the Soho neighborhood it’s in. With nearby boutique shopping, plenty of art galleries, and book stores filled with character, there’s certainly no shortage of things to keep you busy during your stay at this modern and bright property.
With colorful paintings and drawings on nearly every wall, sip on afternoon tea in the drawing room (don’t you love the sound of that?). The sofas and candlelight make for a cozy feel, and with a few glasses of champagne added, it’s sure to create the perfect mood! A special feature of The Crosby Street Hotel is their Sunday Night Film Club which includes dinner, drinks, and an intimate film screening of new and classic films in their on-site theater.
If you have a pooch, rest assured that they’re more than welcome to join you, as the hotel is dog friendly!