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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Top 5 Quietest Hotels in New York City

Every year we take a trip up to New York City to see the sights and sounds that the city has to offer. We usually do the normal tourist things like taking in a show on Broadway, dining at some local establishments, visiting the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and so forth. The city really has a lot to offer and we love visiting when we can.

With that said, NYC is very noisy and noisy 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! All day and night long you can hear people out on the busy streets, taxi cabs honking their horns and all kinds of other things. Most hotels are in the "noisy" sections of the city but there are a few that are on the more "quieter" side of things.

Here is a great article from NewYork.com that features the Top 5 Quietest Hotels in New York City. I 100% agree with their top 5 choices!
Photo: Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton
Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, Battery Park
Tucked at the southern point of Battery Park, this super swanky hotel affords visitors the chance to spend the night in Manhattan, while feeling far off from the hustle and bustle. The views alone will sooth your soul with passing sailboats along the New York Harbor, the monumental Statue of Liberty and picturesque Verrazano Bridge. The great views aren’t the only relaxing features either. R&R is inevitable when snuggling in featherbeds piled with 400-thread-count Frette linens and a Bath Butler to will prepare the soaking tub with steaming water, oils and fragrances. 2 West St., 212-344-0800, ritzcarlton.com
Photo: Courtesy of the Crosby Street Hotel
Crosby Street Hotel, SoHo
Gracefully overlooking a quiet cobbled street of SoHo, this British import by Firmdale Hotels will transport you to Kensington Palace. While shopping, divine cuisine and trendy bars line the Soho streets outside, you wouldn’t know it within the hotel. Any intrusive sounds are absorbed by the thick carpets, plush furnishings and robust fluffy beds where you’ll slumber like the royals. The classic England d├ęcor with floral prints and antique-style along with the hotels heavenly take on high tea is enough to settle anyone after a long day of touring. 79 Crosby St., 212-226-6400, firmdalehotels.com
Photo: Courtesy of The Kitano
The Kitano, Midtown
A temple for tranquility, New York City’s only Japanese-owned hotel, the Kitano, is sure to bring out your inner Zen. Located on Park Avenue, the hotel features an elegant lobby with a mix of Japanese and contemporary art and luxurious rooms with pillow-top beds, blonde woods and marble bathrooms. In the mood to splurge – opt for the unique Tatami Suite, with wood floors, tatami mats and shoji paper screens. Either way this super-quiet hotel is wonderful for a deep sleep. 66 Park Ave., 212-885-7000, kitano.com
Photo: Courtesy of the Franklin Hotel
The Franklin Hotel, Upper East Side
Situated on a quiet, tree-lined street on the Upper East Side, this romantic hotel is nestled away from the roar of sound that can dictate other parts of the city. With just 50 rooms, the intimate European-styled hotel is adorned in cool tones of cream and caramel, and offers up amenities like soft Frette robes. In fact, it’s no surprise if you never want to de-robe and leave as they offer private drink service brought to your room on a silver platter. 164 E. 87th St., 212-369-1000, franklinhotel.com
Photo: Courtesy of the Hotel Belleclaire
Hotel Belleclaire, Upper West Side
Not all quiet hotels will cause you to empty your wallet. The historic Belleclaire, found on a calm stretch of West 77th Street, is reasonably priced and within easy reach to relaxing sites such as Central Park and Museum Mile. The rooms are also rock-solid with hardwood floors, soundproofed windows, dark-wood furniture and some even provide views of the glinting Hudson River. Mark Twain and Babe Ruth both checked in here during their time and now have suites named in their honor – dream about that! 250 W. 77th St., 212-362-7700, hotelbelleclaire.com

For a full list of New York City’s Quietest Hotels, visit NewYork.com.

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