Looking for a place to stay in N.Y.C can be incredibly confusing. What matters the most in this case is the location, and that you are not getting royally ripped off by expensive hotels.
The Lombardy on East 56th Street was a great find. Not only was it centrally located & allowed us to walk almost everywhere we went, the rooms are also incredibly large, for a fraction of the cost you would pay at most leading hotels.
The Lombardy is a co-op, whereby some of the apartments are occupied by owners and others are rented out to hotel guests who get suites that are individually owned and decorated, making each room unique. There are 154 1-, 2- and 3- bedroom suites, which vary in price, but as a ballpark – our 1 bedroom studio cost USD $300 a night.
Its amenities include ‘Harlow,’ a 5-star restaurant, with an ex Nobu chef, Ninth Street Espresso – great coffees and pastries, which you get to have every morning for free if you are a hotel guest, a gym, daily house keeping services, a business centre and a beauty salon – which was stupidly expensive I would never recommend it – USD $155 for a blow out!
The Plaza Hotel
This hotel & apartment co-op is famously located right on 5th Avenue. Although we did not stay there, we had a great time exploring and admiring the beautiful architecture.