Upper West Side, NY

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Stroll along quiet residential streets, visit two large parks and enjoy some of the world’s most renowned cultural attractions in this Manhattan neighborhood.

Not far from Times Square’s neon lights, New York’s Upper West Side offers totally different experiences. Enjoy peaceful tree-lined streets stretching between two of Manhattan’s beautiful large parks filled with grassy spaces and shady trees. Visit wonderful performing arts centers featuring New York’s highly respected companies.

The Upper West Side runs north and south for 50 short blocks between Central Park West and Riverside Park. Keep young kids happy with a walk along the edges of either park to let them run on the grass, climb rocks or scamper on playground equipment.

In Central Park, jog around the reservoir or the lake and enjoy sunshine or play soccer on the Great Lawn. Stop at the visitor center in the 1869 Belvedere Castle, stand in line for a free concert at the open-air Delacorte Theater or see an engaging performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Walk to Strawberry Fields and the John Lennon Memorial and gaze at the Dakota apartment building where the musician once lived.

Like Central Park, Riverside Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the 1800s. Use newer additions of skate parks, tennis courts and Hudson River kayak launch sites. Gaze up at the tall Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, unveiled in 1902 with a parade of veterans from the U.S. Civil War.

Between the parks are residential streets lined by row-houses and luxury co-ops built more than 80 years ago. The renovated 1929 Beacon Theatre now hosts top-name musicians and comedians. Choose from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Ballet, the New York Philharmonic and other performing arts organizations at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. Catch a rising star at Juilliard School recitals. Bring kids to the American Museum of Natural History for dinosaurs and much more.

Along with refreshing parks and stimulating cultural spots are numerous restaurants and clubs. Schedule morning coffee, Sunday brunch, fine dining or a late-night dessert around your many other activities in the Upper West Side neighborhood.


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Night Hotel Broadway
Night Hotel Broadway
2.5 out of 5
215 W 94th St, New York, NY
The price is ¥10,284 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Children's Museum of Manhattan and within 3 mi (5 km) of Museum of Modern Art and American Folk ...
2.8/5 (1,538 reviews)
"Good"

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Night Hotel Broadway
Empire Hotel
Empire Hotel
4 out of 5
44 W 63rd St, New York, NY
The price is ¥15,927 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
This family-friendly hotel is located in the city center, within 1 mi (2 km) of Times Square, Broadway, and Rockefeller Center. Grand Central Terminal and Empire ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,996 reviews)
"Perfect place to stay! Conveniently drove up in front of hotel and unloaded my car, checked in and took my things up to my room and then afterwards went downstairs to park the car in parking lot that the hotel validated. Very happy that the hotel accepted my pet. Perfect location being a block away ..."

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2022

Empire Hotel
Arthouse Hotel New York City
Arthouse Hotel New York City
4 out of 5
2178 Broadway at W 77th St, New York, NY
The price is ¥11,901 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Beacon Theater, Central Park, and American Museum of Natural History. Lincoln Center and ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,869 reviews)
"The property was very nice and we would likely stay here again"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

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The Lucerne Hotel
The Lucerne Hotel
4 out of 5
201 W 79th St, New York, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥12,348 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Located in Upper West Side, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Beacon Theater and Central Park. Lincoln Center and Metropolitan Museum of Art ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (958 reviews)
"Great choice if you're staying on the UWS. Classic hotel, reasonable priced, great service, great location"

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

The Lucerne Hotel
The Wallace
The Wallace
3.5 out of 5
242 W 76th St, New York, NY
The price is ¥18,566 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park, American Museum of Natural History, and Lincoln Center. Columbus Circle and ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (58 reviews)
"New hotel on the upper west side. Well-appointed in a great location! Highly recommend."

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2022

The Wallace
Hotel Belleclaire
Hotel Belleclaire
4 out of 5
2175 Broadway, New York, NY
The price is ¥11,958 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
Located in Upper West Side, this boutique hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Central Park, Times Square, and Broadway. Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (965 reviews)
"The customer service was great!! Definitely going back."

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Hotel Belleclaire
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