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Travel for Kids has so many fun things to do with kids in New York City, whether it's walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, taking a boat ride to the Statue of Liberty, sampling gelato in Little Italy, looking down at the skyscrapers from the Empire State Building, checking out the dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History, ice skating or picnicking in Central Park, but you'll need a fun place to stay. Kid-friendly hotels are easy to find on Travel for Kids.
Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family hotels in New York City, all styles and price ranges, in neighborhoods that are near to fun things to do with kids, and close to restaurants. Hotels are selected for their amenities for families, such as proximity to Central Park, suites that sleep 6, breakfast is included in the room rate, fully-equipped kitchens, swimming pools, babysitting services, coin-operated laundry and more. Hotel policies can change, however, so be sure to check with the hotel at the time you make your reservation to be sure your desired family amenities are still available.
Tip: Hotel car parking can be expensive, $40 and up per day. Take advance of excellent public transportation and taxis in New York, rather than bringing a car.
family hotels new york city
  Midtown Grand Central
  Theater District Bryant Park
  Upper West Side Empire State Building
  Upper East Side Murray Hill
    Midtown
The Plaza – The historic Plaza hotel has undergone a complete renovation; suites (sleep 3), deluxe rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), extra bed available upon request; babysitting is available; room service with a Eloise children's menu, Viennese Demel Cafe in the hotel; same-day laundry; restaurants are in the neighborhood, and the hotel is right across from Central Park.
Hotel Elysee – Deluxe double rooms with two double beds or one bedroom suites with living room and sofa bed (sleep 4); mini-fridges in all rooms; buffet breakfast included in the room rate; cookies and fresh fruit throughout the day; crib available upon request; restaurants and sandwich shops in the neighborhood; hotel is close to the subway.
Ritz Carlton Central Park – Toys and childproofing kit at check-in; horse-feeding at noon (plus a plush horse and photo); butler drawn bath and bath toys, special turn down for children at night; suites with king plus sofa bed (sleep 4); rollaway bed or crib available upon request; on-site restaurant and room service with kid's menu, babysitting services; fee parking; hotel is located right across from Central Park.
The Belvedere Hotel – Deluxe double or executive double rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); complimentary crib available upon request; all rooms have a kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave oven; room service and on-site restaurant; convenience store on site; hotel is two blocks from the subway; restaurants in the neighborhood.
  Four Seasons – Rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), connecting rooms or suites also available; on-site restaurant and room service with children's menu; child-sized bathrobes and baby toiletries, complimentary coloring books, toys and board games, use of strollers and bottle warmers, childproofing room kit; mini fridges in all rooms; complimentary rollaway bed or crib available upon request; babysitting can be arranged.
  Warwick New York – On-site restaurant and room service with children's menu; classic rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), one bedroom suites with king bed plus extra bed (sleep 3); mini fridges in all rooms; complimentary crib available upon request; babysitting can be arranged.; restaurants and supermarket in the neighborhood.
The Peninsula New York – Silver Spoon service with customized itineraries for children to Central Park, Statue of Liberty, backstage at Broadway shows, afternoon tea, shopping, sports events, and Tiffany silver spoon memento; babysitting can be arranged; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), connecting rooms are available; on-site restaurants and room service with children's menu; indoor swimming pool.
Hampton Inn – Breakfast is included in the room rate; two queen beds or king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); cribs or high chairs available upon request; restaurants, bakery, sandwich shops in the neighborhood.
Omni Berkshire Place – Goodie bag at check-in; childproofing kits for rooms; deluxe rooms with two double beds or suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); room service with children's menu; restaurants, bakery, sandwich shops in the neighborhood; babysitting can be arranged.
Hilton Garden Inn – Refrigerators and microwaves in all rooms; two queen rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4); room service with family-friendly food; babysitting can be arranged; cribs or high chairs available upon request; restaurants, supermarket, bakery, sandwich shops in the neighborhood; 24 hour snack shop.
Holiday Inn Midtown – Outdoor rooftop swimming pool; standard rooms with two double beds or one bedroom suites with king bed plus sofa bed in living room (sleep 4); suites have microwave ovens and refrigerators; crib or rollaway bed (fee per day) available upon request; restaurants and supermarket in the neighborhood; hotel is two blocks to Columbus Circle subway and Central Park.
The Hotel at Times Square – Breakfast included in room rate; two queen bed rooms (sleep 4); crib available upon request; restaurant, fruit stand, bakery in the neighborhood.
Algonquin – Historic hotel to stay with teens; queen bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4), two twins (sleep 2); on-site restaurants with family friendly food and restaurants in the neighborhood; hotel is on quiet side street, close to shopping on Fifth Ave; good hotel with teens.
New York Hilton Midtown – On-site restaurant and room service with children's menu; rooms with two double beds or one bedroom suites with two double beds (sleep 4); crib or rollaway bed (for a fee) available upon request; babysitting can be arranged; restaurants and supermarket in the neighborhood.
  Michelangelo Hotel – Rooms or suites with king bed plus rollaway bed (sleep 3), connecting rooms are available; complimentary crib or rollaway bed (fee per day), available upon request; babysitting can be arranged; free pastries and coffee in the morning; restaurants and food market in the neighborhood.
Manhattan Centre Hotel – Hotel is across from Rockefeller Plaza, with the ice skating rink and and Christmas tree in winter; one bedroom suites with queen bed and sofa bed, with kitchenette (sleep 4); crib or rollaway bed available upon request; restaurants, ice cream, sandwich shops, bakery in the neighborhood .
  Le Parker Meridien – Rooftop indoor swimming pool; rooms with two double beds or junior suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); on-site restaurant with family-friendly food, 24 hour room service with children's menu; babysitting can be arranged; cribs available upon request; fruit stand, sandwich shops and restaurants in the neighborhood; hotel is two blocks from Central Park and steps from the subway.
Washington Jefferson Hotel – Deluxe rooms with two queen beds (sleep 4) or two twin beds (sleep 2); hotel is one block to the subway; restaurants, bakery, and deli in the neighborhood.
    Theater District - Times Square
DoubleTree Guest Suites Times Square – King suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4), premium double suites with two double beds plus sofa bed (sleep 6); refrigerators and microwaves in some rooms; fresh baked chocolate chip cookies at check-in; cribs and high chairs available; babysitting can be arranged; on-site restaurant serving breakfast lunch and dinner and room service with children's menu; restaurants in the neighborhood.
New York Marriott Marquis – Hotel is located right at Times Square, with views; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), one bedroom suites with two double beds, sofa bed (sleep 6), connecting rooms are available; restaurants, bakery, revolving restaurant (The View), room service and on-site restaurants, serving breakfast lunch and dinner, with children's menu; complimentary crib or rollaway bed available upon request; babysitting can be arranged.
Casablanca Hotel – Rooms with two double beds and one bedroom suites with two double beds or king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); room service with family-friendly food; crib available upon request; complimentary cookies and fruit snacks; access to the New York Sports Club with indoor swimming pool; restaurants in the neighborhood; hotel is located is right at Times Square.
Broadway at Times Square Hotel – Breakfast is included in the room rate; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), triples (sleep 3); restaurants and sandwich shops in the neighborhood.
Crowne Plaza Times Square – Indoor swimming pool, rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); room service and on-site restaurant; extra bed or crib available upon request; restaurants, and cafes in the neighborhood; hotel is very close to Times Square.
Westin New York Times Square – Traditional or deluxe double rooms with two double beds, junior suites with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); mini-fridges and iPod docking station in all rooms; complimentary crib or rollaway bed available upon request; 24 hour room service with children's menu; hotel is close to theaters, one block from Times Square and the subway; restaurants, sandwich shops, ice cream, bakery next door.
    Upper West Side
  Tip: The Upper West Side is our favorite neighborhood for families in New York. On the wide streets, strollers are a common sight on the sidewalks, plenty of fun eating spots for kids and easy access to Central Park.
Hotel Beacon – Rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), one bedrooms suites with two double beds and sofa bed (sleep up to 6); all rooms with kitchenettes (microwave oven and refrigerator); on-site coin-operated laundry; hotel is close to subway; food market, sandwich shop, bakery, restaurants in the neighborhood.
Mandarin Oriental – Hotel is one block from Central Park; restaurants, bakery, supermarket in the neighborhood; standard rooms with two twin beds (sleep 2), suites with connecting double, or two connecting rooms (sleep 4); gift at check-in; coloring books and crayons, child-size bathrobes and baby toiletries; complimentary crib or rollaway bed available; childproofing items for rooms;bottle warmers, high chairs and strollers available for use; babysitting services.
Hotel Belleclaire – Rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), two bedroom suites with queen bed and two double beds (sleep 6), rooms with queen bed plus rollaway bed (sleep 3); refrigerators in all rooms; grocery, bakery restaurants in the neighborhood; hotel is one block from a playground and two blocks from the subway.
Excelsior Hotel – Hotel is right across the street from the American Museum of Natural History and Central Park; deluxe double rooms with two double beds or superior rooms (one bedroom suites with queen bed plus sofa bed in living room) (sleep 4), standard twin rooms (sleep 2); crib rollaway bed (for a fee per day) available upon request; restaurants in the neighborhood.
Hotel Lucerne – Laundromat, food market, bakery, restaurants in the neighborhood; superior double rooms with two double beds or queen suites with two queens or king plus sofa bed (sleep 4); suites have sitting area and kitchenette with microwave and refrigerator hotel is one block from the subway.
Hotel Newton – Rooms with two twin beds (sleep 2), rooms with two double beds or suites with two queen beds plus kitchenette (sleep 4); microwaves and refrigerators in rooms; cribs available upon request; 24 hour room service with children's menu; restaurants in the neighborhood; hotel is convenient to the subway.
Park 79 – Hotel is across from Central Park and the American Museum of Natural History; junior suites with double bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4), deluxe rooms (sleep 3), rooms with two twin beds (sleep 2); restaurants laundromat and restaurant in the neighborhood.
On the Ave – Rooms with two double beds or suites with two queens (sleep 4); crib or mini-fridges available upon request; 24 hour room service with family-friendly food; grocery and restaurants in the neighborhood, hotel is close to the subway.
    Upper East Side
The Surrey – Hotel is one block from Central Park and close to shopping on Madison Ave.; one bedroom suites with two beds in bedroom, living and dining area, plus full kitchen (sleep 4), studio suites plus rollaway bed (sleeps 3); room service with family-friendly food and diner around the corner will deliver; complimentary crib or rollaway bed (fee per day) available upon request; restaurants in the neighborhood.
Affinia Gardens – One bedroom deluxe suites with two beds, living dining area (sleep 4), junior suites (sleep 3); all suites have full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave oven, dishes, pots and pans; grocery shopping service available; complimentary crib or rollaway bed (fee per day); board games to borrow during stay; 24 hour room service with family-friendly food; restaurants in the neighborhood; hotel is located on a quiet side street.
The Pierre – Milk and cookies at bedtime; child-size bathrobes and children's toiletries; on-site restaurant and room service with children's menu (room service has fresh pureed baby food); rooms with one king bed or two twin beds, plus rollaway bed (sleep 3); crib or rollaway bed, high chairs or strollers available upon request (no extra charge); books and toys available for use; complimentary baby bag; babysitting can be arranged; childproofed rooms available.
The Carlyle – Madeline Teas every Sat. and Sun. afternoon (Ludwig Bemelmans, creator of Madeline, lived for more than a year at The Carlyle); hotel is one block from Central Park; king bed rooms plus two twin bed rooms or two bedrooms suites (sleep 4), connecting rooms are available; babysitting can be arranged; cupcakes and jelly beans at check-in, crib (free)or rollaway bed (fee per day) available upon request; 24 hour room service with family friendly food (request what kids would like); restaurants in the neighborhood; Madison Ave. shopping.
The Sherry Netherland – Hotel is right across from Central Park and FAO Schwarz toy store; suites with kitchenettes (sleep 4), connecting rooms are available; babysitting can be arranged; crib or rollaway beds (fee per day) available upon request; mini-fridges in rooms; room service from 24 hour deli with family friendly food.
    Grand Central - Lexington Ave.

Affinia 50 – One bedroom suites with two queen beds, sofa bed, full kitchen, living and dining area (sleep 6), studio and junior suites with kitchen (sleep 4), guest rooms with two beds (sleep 3); grocery shopping service available; complimentary crib or rollaway bed (fee per day) available upon request; on-site restaurant with family-friendly food serving breakfast; restaurants and deli's in the neighborhood.

Best Western Hospitality House Suites – Two bedroom suites with king bed, queen or two twin beds (sleep 4), suites have living and dining area, tables that seat six, fully-equipped kitchenettes with refrigerator, oven and stove, microwave, dishwasher, pots, pans, dishes; complimentary breakfast included in room rate; crib or rollaway bed available (fee); restaurants, bakery, and deli's in the neighborhood.
The Benjamin – One bedroom suites with queen or king bed plus sofa bed, living and dining area, kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave (sleep 4), complimentary crib available upon request; 24 hour room service with family-friendly food, grocery shopping service; bakery and restaurants in the neighborhood;
Courtyard Midtown East – Rooms with two double beds or king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); complimentary crib or rollaway bed available upon request; coin-operated washer and dryer; on-site restaurant and room service with family-friendly food; restaurants, deli and bakery in the neighborhood; hotel is located steps from the subway.
The Kimberly Hotel – Standard rooms with mini-fridges, two double beds (sleep 4); one bedroom suites with king bed, sofa bed in living rooms, plus kitchenette (sleep 4), two bedroom suites (sleep 6); on-site family-friendly restaurants; bakery and restaurants in the neighborhood; crib (free) or rollaway bed (for a fee) available upon request.
San Carlos Hotel – Breakfast is included in the room rate; deluxe double rooms and one bedroom suites with two double beds (sleep 4); deluxe rooms and suites have microwave ovens and mini-fridges; babysitting can be arranged; bakery, restaurants and deli in the neighborhood.
DoubleTree Metropolitan Hotel – On-site restaurant and room service serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's menu; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); complimentary crib or rollaway bed (fee per day) available upon request; fresh baked cookies at check-in.
    Bryant Park - New York Public Library
Courtyard Times Square – Hotel is one block from Bryant Park and the subway; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); crib or rollaway bed available on request; 24 hour snack shop in the lobby; coin-operated laundry; babysitting can be arranged; on-site restaurant serving breakfast with family-friendly food; deli and restaurants in the neighborhood.
Residence Inn – All rooms with fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, utensils; complimentary buffet breakfast; grocery service; rooms with king bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4); coin-operated laundry; crib available upon request; sandwich shops and restaurants in the neighborhood; local restaurant delivery.
    Empire State Building
  Herald Square Hotel – Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); coin-operated laundry; hotel is one block from the subway; restaurants, bakery, deli, fruit stand in the neighborhood.
Hampton Inn Madison Square Garden – Buffet breakfast is included in the room rate; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); rollaway bed available upon request; cookies and snacks in the afternoon; restaurants and bakery in the neighborhood; hotel is one block from Penn Station.
Nyma, The New York Manhattan Hotel – Hotel is one block from the Empire State Building; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); free continental breakfast included in room rate; crib available upon request; fruit stand, bakery, restaurants in the neighborhood; car parking close by (fee).
Comfort Inn Manhattan – Breakfast is included in the room rate; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4); refrigerator, microwave oven or rollaway bed is available upon request; deli and restaurants in the neighborhood; hotel is close to Empire State Building and Macy's department store.
    Murray Hill
  Tip: Murray Hill is a residential area, south of Grand Central Station and east of the Empire State Building.
Affina Dumont – Junior suites with kitchenette (sleep 3), one bedroom suites with living and dining area, full kitchen (sleep 4); on-site restaurant serving breakfast lunch and dinner with family-friendly food; grocery shopping services available; full kitchens have refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave oven, dishes, pots and pans; cribs available upon request; restaurants and food market in the neighborhood, board games available during stay
Comfort Inn Chelsea – Hotel is one block from Madison Square Park with large children's playground and close to the subway; continental breakfast is included in the room rate; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), family suites with king bed and two double beds (sleep 6); mini fridges in all rooms; restaurants in the neighborhood.
Affinia Shelburne – Rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), one bedroom deluxe suites, two beds in bedroom plus sofa bed (sleep up to 6); suites have living/dining area and fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave oven; grocery shopping service; on-site restaurant serving family friendly food; crib available upon request; restaurants and food market one block away.
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