Upper East Side, NY

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With luxury park-side apartments, high-end boutiques and prestigious cultural icons along Museum Mile, this is New York at its most refined.

The Upper East Side is both ritzy and welcoming. Enjoy an extremely pleasant day out amid the leafy streets and lovely architecture of this elegant uptown district. Visit the Upper East Side to see some of the world’s finest museums, take a lakeside walk in Central Park or shop along Madison Avenue.

No part of New York City offers more cultural options than the park-side stretch of Fifth Avenue known as Museum Mile. The jewel is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has vast collections of art and archaeology including paintings, textiles and artifacts from all over the world. Admire the Greek and Roman sculpture court, see classic artworks by van Gogh and Vermeer and explore a complete relocated Egyptian temple.

Study the fine and decorative arts of early 20th-century Germany and Austria at the Neue Galerie, with prominent paintings by artists such as Gustav Klimt plus a gorgeous Viennese-style café. Experience the distinctive, curving form of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Appreciate paintings by French impressionists, abstract art from Wassily Kandinsky and photography by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Local history comes alive at the Museum of the City of New York, a popular institution dedicated to everything that makes the Big Apple unique. Visit El Museo del Barrio next door to admire its collection of Caribbean and Latin American art. Explore Jewish art and culture stretching to the ancient past at the Jewish Museum.

Indulge in luxury shopping on Madison Avenue, with many of global fashion’s biggest names. Look for celebrities as you peruse designer boutiques and resale shops. Treat yourself at one of the area’s diverse restaurants and bars.

The Upper East Side is on Central Park’s eastern side, north of Midtown and south of Harlem. Travel here by subway, bus or taxi uptown. Visit most major attractions easily on foot. After a long day of culture, relax with a stroll around Central Park’s lake.


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Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Upper East Side
Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Upper East Side
3 out of 5
410 E 92nd St, New York, NY
The price is ¥12,488 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
Located in Upper East Side, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Central Park, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. Madison Avenue and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,205 reviews)
"It was easy to check in and safe place to store your luggage"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2022

Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Upper East Side
Bentley Hotel
Bentley Hotel
4 out of 5
500 E 62nd St, New York, NY
The price is ¥13,271 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
Located in Upper East Side, this boutique hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hospital for Special Surgery, and Roosevelt ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,316 reviews)
"Beautiful views, very clean and nice rooms."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Bentley Hotel
Loews Regency New York Hotel
Loews Regency New York Hotel
5 out of 5
540 Park Avenue, New York, NY
The price is ¥56,981 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the business district, within a 5-minute walk of Madison Avenue, 5th Avenue, and Central Park. Museum of Modern ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (988 reviews)
"Great Staff and elegant interior"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Loews Regency New York Hotel
Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia
Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia
3 out of 5
215 E 64th St, New York, NY
The price is ¥25,282 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Upper East Side, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Madison Avenue and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. 5th Avenue and Central ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (980 reviews)
"spacious room and nice and clean"

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia
voco The Franklin New York, an IHG Hotel
voco The Franklin New York, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
164 E 87th St, New York, NY
The price is ¥15,683 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
Located in Upper East Side, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Central Park, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Madison Avenue. Metropolitan Museum ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (153 reviews)
"Loved my stay at The Franklin. Close proximity to where I needed to be the following day. Room was small but it was intimate and very clean. No noise from neighboring rooms. Young lady at the front desk was super nice and helpful. She had an excellent personality and helped us with the hot water ..."

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2022

voco The Franklin New York, an IHG Hotel
The Lowell
The Lowell
5 out of 5
28 East 63rd Street, New York, NY
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Madison Avenue, Central Park, and 5th Avenue. Museum of ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (148 reviews)
"The Lowell is a beautiful, well kept facility that treats you like royalty. Overall the place is spotless, beautifully decorated and luxurious. The only reason for my less than perfect rating was that we found that one if the towels had make-up on it presumably from the past occupant. When we notified ..."

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

The Lowell
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