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New YorkUnited States of America

Come to the “Big Apple” for a taste of many different types of urban culture in the heart of this world-famous metropolis.

New York is a city built by people who arrived here from all over the world. With over eight million inhabitants, it is a melting pot of diverse cultures and peoples, and divided into five boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan.

The Statue of Liberty welcomed many millions of the “huddled masses” from the Old World to the New and it continues to stand proudly overlooking the city’s harbour. Different cultures abound and can be seen in many parts of the city. Chinatown and Little Italy offer the finest genuine national cuisine, while the music and art of the African American community and the creativity of the Harlem Renaissance can be found in that very part of the city. Another example is Borough Park in Brooklyn, which is home to a large Orthodox Jewish populace with a very distinctive culture.

Visit the bright lights of Times Square, experience the hustle and bustle of Grand Central Terminal, or take a day out to enjoy the peace and quiet of the verdant oasis that is Central Park. On a more serious note, visit the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site, Ground Zero, to remember the thousands killed here in 2001.

One of the tourist hotspots is the Midtown East area, containing the iconic Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, the Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building and the New York Public Library. Stroll around the trendy East Village, enjoy the stylish arts scene in Brooklyn or people-watch on the Upper West Side: this is where the movers-and-shakers live. The city is also a huge centre for the arts with some fantastic institutions, such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Opera and, of course, the best theatres and musicals in the world on Broadway. Many of New York's attractions are covered by the New York Pass: a fantastic way of saving money without missing out. To get a bird's eye view of the city, why not book a Big Apple helicopter tour?

The celebrated subway is the best way for a visitor to get around – get a MetroCard and top it up regularly to travel around the maze of lines over and underground.

Another one of New York’s many nicknames is “the city that never sleeps” – and it’s well-deserved. Bars and nightclubs keep their doors open long after dark, so there’s plenty of opportunity to dance the night away.

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DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
4 out of 5
350 W 40th St, New York, NY
The price is €67 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of American Lyric Theater and New York Times Building. Times Square and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum are ...

3.8/5Good! (2,883 reviews)

"My stay was pleasant, the toilet sound was annoying after flushing as it didn’t stop after a long while. But my bf and I were satisfied with the room."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2021

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
Millennium Times Square New York
Millennium Times Square New York
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is €69 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Located in Midtown, this hotel is steps away from Times Square, Broadway and Minskoff Theater. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Shubert Theatre are also within ...

3.7/5Good! (4,297 reviews)

"It is very nice and clean! The staff was very helpful and informative"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan 2021

Millennium Times Square New York
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
4 out of 5
55 Church Street, New York, NY
The price is €79 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Located in Manhattan, this hotel is steps away from The Oculus and National September 11 Memorial. Wall Street and One World Trade Center are also within 10 ...

4/5Very Good! (1,721 reviews)

"I loved everything especially the view . The do need to upgrade some tv’s one room we stayed in the tv was old and staticky. But we then upgraded when we stayed on night 2 . Overall the stay was great me and my boyfriend loved it."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan 2021

Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in New York

TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
2.5 out of 5
324 West 44th Street, New York, NY
The price is €77 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is steps away from The Majestic Theater and St. James Theatre. Times Square and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (514 reviews)

"Very Nice room, perfect location, friendly staff,"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jan 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
Staybridge Suites Times Square
Staybridge Suites Times Square
3.5 out of 5
340 W 40 Street, New York, NY
The price is €77 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of New York Times Building, Times Square and American Lyric Theater. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum ...

4/5Very Good! (1,685 reviews)

"staff was amazing hotel was clean and it was walking distance of everything we wanted to do will definitely book again for our next trip to the city"…"

Reviewed on 17 Jan 2021

Staybridge Suites Times Square
1234 Broadway Avenue
1234 Broadway Avenue
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY
The price is €132 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Located in Midtown, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of 5th Avenue and Empire State Building. Macy's and Madison Square Garden are also within ...

2.7/5 (392 reviews)
Ok for vacations with low budget

"Good place to stay with family but low budget. Share bathroom clean but uncomfortable beds ok."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2020

1234 Broadway Avenue
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of New York

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4/5 - Good

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6 Jun 2020

Busy and vibrant. People are friendly and easy to talk to

4/5 - Good

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8 Apr 2020

Loved NYC itself, loads to see & do. Would just pick a different hotel next time.

2/5 - Disappointing

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27 Mar 2020

Would never go back, did not enjoy new york one bit, too noisy and busy,

2/5 - Disappointing

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17 Mar 2020

We went just as the State of Emergency was declared. It was very strange. Only a few people on the streets and lots of interruption to the main attractions

4/5 - Good

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17 Mar 2020

I love NY. Best city in the world and never lets me down. Favourite place to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

15 Mar 2020

Staten Island ferry at night gives great views and it’s free