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Top 12 Hotels Near Grand Central Terminal in New York

The world’s largest railway station and the country’s busiest, hundreds of thousands walk through Grand Central Terminal every day. If you’re hoping to find the perfect base for your stay near this top attraction in New York City, you’ll have plenty of hotel options. These hotels are the best of the best, all of which will put you within just a short walk of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, which is considered a living temple to New York City’s past.

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Archer Hotel

A boutique hotel just two blocks from Bryant Park and a half-mile from Grand Central Terminal, the Archer Hotel offers exceptional personalized service and rooms that include handmade caramels upon arrival. All have floor-to-ceiling windows, bottled water, well-stocked minibars, Nespresso coffee machines, and Frette bathrobes too. Some even feature a view of the Empire State Building. There are two bars and a celebrity chef restaurant, Charlie Palmer Steak is on-site, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Hyatt Grand Central New York

Located right next door to Grand Central Terminal, an easy walk to Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Bryant Park, Hyatt Grand Central offers a variety of rooms and extra-spacious suites with lots of tech features, including touch-screen panel lighting, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docking stations. Unlike many of the hotels in the area, the windows open when you’re in need of fresh air, and some include stand-alone soaking tubs. Guests can also take advantage of the well-equipped fitness center with cardio machines and weight training equipment, while the on-site restaurant is a highlight, serving upscale European-inspired dishes with views overlooking 42nd Street.

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Dylan Hotel NYC

Only a block from Grand Central Terminal, Dylan Hotel NYC sits within the restored 1903 Chemists’ Club building that was once home to Welsh writer Dylan Thomas. The stylish hotel is well priced with rooms that rooms inspired by the chemistry lab setting, including unique features like a petri dish for soap and graduated drinking beakers. All include flat-screen cable TVs, minifridges, iHome iPod docks, and marble bathrooms with robes and slippers. There’s a small gym and the Benjamin Steakhouse, a restaurant popular with the locals, is on-site, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Andaz Fifth Avenue

The Andaz, less than a quarter-mile from Grand Central Terminal, is known for its unique and special touches, catering to the hip crowd with sleek designs, and the Andaz Fifth Avenue is no exception. The rooms all have floor-to-ceiling windows and 12-foot-high ceilings, minibars with free non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, iPod docks, and flat-screen TVs with On Demand and DVD players. Bathrooms are impressive, featuring huge walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads. There’s a 24-hour fitness center with complimentary water bottles, cold towels, and headphones. On-site dining and drinking venues include The Bar Downstairs, which serves old-world cocktails in a fabulous environment with a fireplace and The Shop, which has an open kitchen serving light bites.

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The Langham, New York

The Langham, New York is one of the most luxurious hotels in New York City, and it’s less than a 10-minute walk from Grand Central Terminal. Expect the VIP treatment and spectacular views that include the Empire State Building. Every suite has a kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows to showcase the city views while all rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and coffeemakers. The on-site Ai Fiori restaurant serves delicious Italian and French fare, while Bar Fiori is known for its impressive wine and cocktail list. There’s also a spa with a menu of holistic treatments and a 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center.

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InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel

InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel is a historic, nearly century-old property that opened its doors in 1926. It offers a prime location in Midtown East, just over a 5-minute walk from Grand Central, with Times Square, MoMa, and Rockefeller Center within a 15-minute walk. The rooms have a 1920s feel with luxe amenities, including minibars, Keurig coffee machines, flat-screen TVs, and bathrobes. The on-site Gin Parlour is a fine dining restaurant known for its extensive collection of gin and a menu of classic fare like roasted chicken, while live jazz is occasionally hosted at the hotel as well.

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Lotte New York Palace

Lotte New York Palace is a historic Madison Avenue landmark that’s just a 7-minute walk from Grand Central Station while offering a wealth of amenities. Rooms feature full minibars with upscale extras like Francis Coppola wines, flat-screen TVs, and wall-to-wall windows for panoramic views of the city – book one of the Corner Cathedral Rooms for a view overlooking the spires of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Guess also enjoy a luxurious spa, a fitness center, and multiple dining and drinking options. Complimentary house car service is provided too.

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The Shelburne Sonesta New York

Just over a 5-minute walk from Grand Central Terminal in the heart of the Murray Hill neighborhood, The Shelburne Sonesta New York offers spacious rooms and suites with high-end features like kitchenettes, minibars, iHome docking stations, and pillow menus. The special perks are many, like daily wine hours and bikes that can be borrowed. The summer rooftop bar is a great place to hang out with spectacular views over the city, including the Chrysler Building. There’s a fully equipped fitness center and the on-site Rare Bar & Grill offers a menu of more than 20 different burgers. The hotel has partnered with FreshDirect to provide grocery services for guests too.

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Hotel 48LEX

With its Midtown East location on Lexington Avenue and 48th Street just a third of a mile from Grand Central Station, close to many corporate offices, Hotel 48LEX is a favorite among business travelers, but couples and other travelers will find lots to love, including upper floor rooms with fabulous views. All include unique works of local art, large windows, flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes, and minibars with snacks, beer, champagne, and an excellent selection of wine chosen by the property’s sommelier. In-room spa services can be requested and there’s a 24-hour fitness center with high-end equipment like Life Fitness cardio machines. Outstanding dining can be enjoyed at the Lexington Brass restaurant on-site, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with a weekend bunch.

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Pod 39

Pod 39 was designed for travelers looking for a clean, comfortable room at a low price and a prime location just a 5-minute walk from Grand Central. Rooms are tiny, ranging from 55 to 140 square feet, but all come with private bathrooms and clever design touches like double flat-screen TVs for guests in bunk beds and storage beneath the bed. There isn’t much when it comes to facilities but there is a rooftop bar and an upscale Mexican restaurant.

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The Gotham Hotel

The Gotham Hotel offers a rarity – every one of its rooms has a balcony or patio, something that’s not easy to find in the city. Minibars, flat-screen TVs, books, and plush bathrobes are also included and in-room spa treatments are available too. It’s just a quarter-mile from Grand Central and when you check in, you’ll get a complimentary glass of wine. Guests enjoy free access to a neighborhood sports club, and there are communal terraces for drinks or private dinners with city views.

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The Jewel Hotel

The Jewel Hotel faces Rockefeller Center, just over a 10-minute walk from Grand Center. A boutique hotel, its rooms have lots of high-tech, including Smart TVs with streaming capability and multimedia connectivity, dimmer lighting, and lots of power outlets. All rooms also include Keurig coffee machines with free coffee and complimentary unlimited bottled water. Book one of the Terrace rooms and you’ll get a private balcony that overlooks St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Radio City Music Hall too. There’s a fitness center and an on-site sushi restaurant with daily happy hours. Guests also enjoy access to the private Terrace Club restaurant next door.

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