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Best NYC Family Friendly Hotels

The best NYC Hotels for Families offer you family suites, bunk beds, configurable rooms, interconnecting & adjacent rooms, kitchens/kitchenettes and special treats for the kids. While almost ANY hotel in NYC and surrounding areas is family-friendly, some hotels really stand out when welcoming your precious little ones. Here are a few of our top picks for the best family hotels in NYC.


Best Hotels for NYC Events & Holidays

NYC events and holidays bring in massive amounts of visitors, all of which want prime views and access to the July 4th fireworks, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, New Year's Eve fireworks and more. Here are our top hotel picks for NYC's most popular annual events.


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Fifty Sonesta Select NYC Hotels for Families

The Fifty Sonesta NYC (by Affinia) has it all: great for kids, pets, fitness and free wine (for you) at happy hour! Just off a $19 million, top-to-bottom redesign, The Fifty is classified as a "residential hotel," catering to families and those looking for more of a stay that reminds them of home, with all the amenities of a hotel. Affinia’s large suites have a separate living area with sofa beds, and many rooms have full kitchens, ideal for a quick bite at home, especially if you order from and of NYC’s thousands of restaurant or grocery stores. Sonesta 50 offers cribs, strollers and high chairs upon request. Sonesta offers an excellent range of packages that include discounts to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and Chelsea Piers, which is bursting with kid’s activities.

Fifty Sonesta NYC Hotels for Families

Recent Family Reviews:

  • "We traveled to NYC as a family (2 adults, 2 kids) and loved our stay at Affinia 50."
  • "…this was the perfect location and size for our family! We are a family of 4 and needed two queen beds which helped narrow it down!"
  • "We can’t recommend this hotel enough. Great experience. Rooms were great….we wanted two queen beds because we were traveling with 2 teenage girls. Size of room was excellent for NYC.
    "

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Westin New York (2 Choices)

Both the Westin Times Square and Westin Grand Central cater to families and kids. Everyone up to age 12 gets their very own Westin Kids amenity pack upon arrival with tools and toys to help you and your family enjoy all the exciting things the Big Apple has to offer. Both NYC Westin Hotels have large suite rooms, dedicated pages on their website for kids, special and healthy kids menus and free gifts.

Westin New York Family Fun Package

Recent Family Reviews:

  • "Great time with kids. The staff was great – would highly recommend staying."
  • Kids Tip – "Get a Junior Suite"
  • "..even went out of his way to give our girls welcoming treats with sweets, crayons and gift bags."

270 West 43rd St (@ 8th Ave), NY, NY 10036 (Midtown West)

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Moxy Hotel Times Square

Moxy Hotel Times Square

Moxy (by Marriott), a new breed of micro-hotel and opened in late 2017, offers 612 bedrooms designed with adaptable furniture. They have a variety of room types, flexible furniture, bunk beds, oversized walk-in showers, furiously fast and free Wi-Fi and personal screencasting–Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and more! Moxy has five dining choices: seafood brasserie, an egg-centric all-day breakfast spot, a communal lobby bar, grab and go market and NYC’s largest rooftop lounge featuring an “urban amusement park” concept and epic skyline views.

Sister Hotels: Moxy NYC Chelsea Hotel, Moxy NYC Downtown

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Truss Hotel Times Square

The newly built Truss Hotel Times Square is one of those hidden gems you don’t hear about on the larger websites unless a local points it out to you. The hotel is in an ideal location with spacious rooms, family rooms, suites with names like “Hepburn” and “Marilyn,” Wifi, gym and a rooftop terrace with skyline views. It’s a basic hotel, but provides all you need for a NYC visit, especially since rates start at under $200 per night.

Truss Hotel Times Square


The Plaza Hotel NYC Family Friendly Packages

Your own children’s concierge, dress up clothing in the closets and your choice of the Eloise Suite or Knights of The Plaza Package and many others!

Plaza Hotel NYC Family Friendly

Recent Family Reviews:

  • "We stayed at the plaza hotel for 1 night over labor day weekend with our 1.5 year old daughter. This place is truly magical and lives up to its legacy."
  • "I was a bit concerned that as a family of 4, the Edwardian Suite, rather than 2 rooms would be a bit cramped. This was not the case, as the living room was big enough to accommodate a double sofa bed and a fold away single bed. The suite comes with 2 bathrooms, the main one being very well specified."

Does The Plaza really need an introduction? This classic and Hollywood-famous hotel, offers 282 rooms, including 102 luxurious suites, which boast the largest square footage of any luxury hotel in New York City. Entertainment for kids is just about built in, knowing The Plaza was the home of Eloise and the Home Alone 2 movie. But the views of Central Park and the 30 second walk to get there, along with the famous Apple store are sure to appeal to even the most selective of NYC visitors.

Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, NY, NY 10019 (Midtown East)
Direct Website: www.theplazany.com/family

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Artel Hotel by The Red Collection

Artel Hotel by The Red Collection (formerly the Lord and Moris Hotel), a new addition to NYC in 2019, is part of The Red Collection of Red Roof Hotels. The rooms boast modern décor and furniture, spa-inspired bathrooms, free WiFi, comfortable beds and flat screen TVs. Lord and Moris has a huge range of room types, from King Suites to 4 Bunk Beds in a room, which should appeal to most budgets and families.

Lord and Moris Hotel Times Square

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Trump International Hotel

Trump International Hotel NYC

Recent Family Reviews:

  • "Traveling as a family of 4 with small children can be challenging but the room was quite large and the pull our sofa was a huge plus! The staff installed a Wii in the room (at my request) for our children and provided robes and slippers for all four of us."
  • "The spa with the indoor pool was great for the children."
  • Make sure to check their Central Park Princess Package and Kids in the Kitchen Gift Basket

Favorites: Location – Central Park, Time Warner Center and prime Thanksgiving Day Parade Views

See More: Upper West Side Hotels, Central Park Hotels

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Freehand Hotel Flatiron

Freehand Hotel, opened December 2017, offers 358 rooms ranging from suites to bunk beds, starting at $199, including one room type specifically geared toward three people. Dining includes the ground-floor restaurant, Simon & the Whale, and the rooftop cocktail bar, Broken Shaker. Reviewers say, “Cool vibes that felt almost mediterranean and nautical.” and “As a very frequent traveler, I would 100% recommend this hotel.”

Freehand Hotel Flatiron NYC

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New York City Hotels with Bunk Beds and Configurable Rooms

If your goal is to fit as many people into a room as possible, you may want to consider a hotel room with configurable or bunk beds. NYC has recently gotten many more of these types of rooms to accomodate travelers looking for maximum beds, but who don’t necessarily need a separate living area or self catering kitchens.


Family-Friendly Suite Hotels in New York City

Suite Hotels in New York City offer families more space, kitchens and multiple room suites, often similar to a NYC apartment vacation rental, and many times, more budget friendly. These suite hotels are set up with family-friendly extras like televisions, pull out sofas, room dividers, roll away cots and more.

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See More: Suite Hotels in Times Square and Suite Hotels in Midtown NYC


Discount NYC Hotels

Discount NYC Hotels

Some of the BEST discount NYC Hotels are located in central Manhattan and start at $25 per night. These accommodations are open to public, but are not always listed on generic hotel travel websites or they may be listed as ‘specialty lodging.’

While you may have to compromise to stay in one these hotels, like a shared bathroom, or no television, you cannot beat the prices for these locations. These cheap hotels are open to various groups, such as military, religious, non profits and other specialized NYC Visitors.

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More New York Hotels with Kids Recommendations

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Best Hotels for NYC Events & Holidays

NYC events and holidays bring in massive amounts of visitors, all of which want prime views and access to the July 4th fireworks, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, New Year's Eve fireworks, Marathon finish line and more. Here are our top hotel picks for NYC's most popular annual events.


NYC Hotels by Type

NYC offers hotels of every type you can imagine. Boutique hotels with cool features like pools, rooftops and gyms, to suite hotels which are more comfortable for families or those who want more apartment-type lodging, to cheap budget hotels with bunk beds, check out our top choices appealing to all budgets and tastes.


NYC Hotels by Amenity

Turn your NYC stay into your home away from home with our amazing hotel amenities. Get an in-room jacuzzi tub to soothe after a long day of sightseeing, check into a hotel with an amazing rooftop to watch our skyline twinkle at you while sipping a cocktail and dive into the nooks and crannies of Central Park with a free bike. We've hand picked all the best of the best - the places where New Yorkers check into for a stay-cation.


NYC Hotels Times Square

The best NYC Hotels Times Square chosen by a NYC local! If you want to be in the heart of Broadway, all the tourist action, Restaurant Row, lounge by a pool, check out the best views from a rooftop or splurge on the live NYE Ball Drop, we will show you the best places to stay.

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NYC Hotels in Midtown

The best NYC Hotels in Midtown chosen by a NYC local! Finding good and affordable hotels in Midtown West NYC is a treat and you'll be right near the Empire State Building, Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, Herald Square, Times Square, Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen and Hudson Yards. Midtown East is one of the best hotel value spots in Manhattan and puts you in walking distance to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, the NYPL, the UN, Grand Central Station, great NYC Shopping and much more. 

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How to Save on Hotels in New York City

Check out all our tips and dozens of promo codes to help save on NYC Hotels. Whether you are visiting NYC on a budget, or just looking to save a little on luxury, we share all our insight on How to Save on Hotels in New York City.

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One of the best parts of NYC is that what is fun for kids is usually just as much fun for adults.

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Omni Berkshire Place NYC "Sensational Kids"

Closed in 2020. Visiting NYC with teens? Be sure to check their special Teen Concierge program, run by local teenagers. Younger children get a cookies and milk on their first night, plus a free backpack filled with a 31 page folded map and guide with Omni-centric Discovery games, crayons, a Frisbee and more!

Omni Berkshire Place NYC Sensational Kids

Recent Family Reviews:

  • "I was travelling with my two young boys. The staff made the boys feel welcome and important. They helped us find the best family-friendly entertainment and provided maps and a welcome kit for the kids. Highly recommend this Hotel."
  • "I came into town to celebrate my daughters birthday. All I can say is if your are looking for a great location with extremely friendly staff this is the place to be."
  • "Loved the location since between Midtown and Central Park, near 5th avenue. We had a one bedroom suite that was perfect for our family of 4… not too crowded."

While the Omni Berkshire is a NYC favorite hotel throughout the year, make sure to check their seasonal family specials, such as the "American Girl® Dream Package," which includes all the standard Sensational Kids gifts, along with breakfast at the Fireside restaurant, one American Girl® specialty bed and entry into a quarterly American Girl giveaway. Their "Camp Omni" package includes a special upgraded "kids bag" and a NYC scavenger hunt culminating with a special dessert in their Fireside Restaurant.

21 East 52nd Street (at Madison Ave), NY, NY 10022 (Midtown East)

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Welcome! I'm Melissa, a fourth generation New Yorker, who has been lucky enough to live in New York for over 30 years. I love just about everything in New York City, the very reason I started this web site, and I look forward to sharing it all with you. Please explore the New York City Insider Guide at your own pace. I hope it helps you plan your New York City Vacation, so you not only go home as a NYC Insider, but plan to visit us again soon.

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