The Bentley Hotel is located on New York‘s fashionable east side but there‘s nothing pretentious about this establishment. Overlooking the East River, the hotel offers not only wonderful views of the water, so the kids can watch the boats coming in and out of the harbor, but of the skyline as well. Guest rooms are decorated in friendly warm hues of mossy green and taupe, complete with snuggly down comforters.
Though this boutique-style hotel isn‘t big on amenities due to space restrictions, parents will enjoy the 24-hour cappuccino bar and kids will want to make the trip to the rooftop restaurant, where visitors can experience the glitz and glamour of New York at night. There‘s also a library lounge located near the lobby where visitors can relax and enjoy a good book or borrow one to read in their room. Within easy walking distance of the art nouveau Bentley Hotel are Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, a handful of terrific museums, and Central Park, where families can enjoy a picnic or a tour of the park‘s many sites.
The Time Hotel
Time Hotel couldn‘t be any closer to the action. Located in the heart of the theater district, this hotel boasts 200 comfortable rooms with fine amenities like web tv, in-room safes, fax facilities, and BOSE stereo systems. Rooms are typical in size of most smaller NY hotels but are colorfully decorated with bright bedding and artsy furniture. Atypical of some smaller hotels, however, the Time Hotel has its own fitness center for that early morning workout and also has a gift shop for souvenirs or sundries.
Valet laundry is available as well and a well-versed concierge can assist guests in securing theater tickets and arranging transportation or sightseeing tours. The Hotel also has a full-service restaurant that‘s open from 6 am until 1 am. Restaurants are everywhere and guests can choose from a variety of international cuisines or good-old American food. Within easy walking distance of the hotel are most Broadway theaters, Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, and wonderful shopping destinations like the shops on 5th Avenue.