While many New Yorkers cried foul when smoking was banned entirely from nightclubs, bars and restaurants, it has widely been accepted as the norm. It is no surprise that many New York hotels are going the same route voluntarily making their entire buildings smoke-free. So whether you are looking for a non-smoking hotel because of health reasons or you are simply not a smoker yourself, New York has many options.
The 16-story Excelsior Hotel is located Manhattan's Upper West Side among historic buildings and brownstones. This smoke-free property is beautiful decorated. The hotel's lobby is handsomely wood paneled with beams and chandeliers soaring high above. French-style décor of the guestrooms makes for an elegant yet comfortable stay. Easily within walking distance is Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History.
If looking for a more intimate feel, the Mayfair New York Hotel is an excellent choice. This boutique hotel is located within the Theater District and features modern amenities along with friendly service. High-quality linen, custom furniture and marble bathrooms can found in the guestrooms. And right outside the hotel's doors is top attractions like St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center and the Museum of Modern Art.
Also in the Theater District is The Moderne, with its playful design elements and pop-art décor. The three-star hotel only has 39 rooms in order to provide a personal service to every guest. The theater inspires the decoration found in the guestrooms, which are bold and modish. The concierge is able to secure tickets for guest at the hottest Broadway shows as well as arrange for transportation. Fifth Avenue, Central Park and the Ed Sullivan Theater are all just a few blocks away.
Just one block from Times Square, the St. James Hotel is located in touristy Midtown and near all the action. The 14-story building houses 145 guestrooms which are simply decorated. The helpful 24-hour front desk staff can help you with any tour assistance you need while staying in New York.