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The Lowell, Upper East Side

$400 or more
Editor's Pick
New York City, New York, United States, North America: a wood-burning fireplace, the Lowell's 1,000-square-foot Manhattan Suite has a kitchen and two seating areas.
28 East 63rd Street
Upper East Side
New York City , New York
Tel: 800 221 4444 (toll-free)
Tel: 212-319-4230's insider take:

Clubby and intimate—only 23 rooms and 47 suites—with the tiniest of lobbies, this is the hotel of choice for VIPs who want to drop out of sight. Built as an apartment building in the 1920s, the hotel maintains its residential feel with suites laid out and individually decorated as apartments would be—including several with wood-burning fireplaces and terraces. Four specialty suites have individual themes: In warm weather, go for the Garden Suite, which has two terraces, one with a flower garden and a fountain; in colder months, the blue and gold Manhattan Suite, with two sitting rooms, is both cozy and grand.

From the readers of Condé Nast Traveler:
Overall Score: 88.1
  • Design: 82.8
  • Food: 81.5
  • Location: 100.0
  • Rooms: 86.2
  • Service: 89.7
"It's all about location" at this former apartment hotel with a perfect location score, sited just off Fifth Avenue and near Barneys, Bergdorf-Goodman, and Bloomingdale's. Much of its original Art Deco/Modernist facade remains; interiors have a European feel. Rooms are decorated with unique art and antiques, heavy gold curtains, and hues of cream, brown, blues, and greens to reflect the surrounding buildings and nearby Central Park. Gorge on scones with Devonshire cream, finger sandwiches, and 20 brews from around the globe during afternoon tea at the Pembroke Room.

(72 rooms)
—2011 Gold List
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