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Last updated: 27 October, 2022

For those seeking a more refined, cultured New York experience, the elegant Peninsula stands out for its sense of tradition and prime location – perfectly placed for New York’s finest shopping and major museums, and steps away from strolls through the best part of Central Park.

Indeed, this is the luxury hotel that has it all – but with a touch less pomp and price than some of its stuffier neighbours.

Rooms are spacious and light, with sumptuous furnishings, and it arguably has the city’s best combination of spa, pool, gym, sundeck and roof bar for post sightseeing relaxation and rejuvenation. And whether it’s afternoon tea, Sunday Champagne brunch or snacks on the roof, light meals here are a real occasion.

Surrounding area

From Pucci to Gucci, De Beers  diamonds to Bergdorf Goodman, the best of New York’s most glamorous shopping is just outside The Peninsula’s front door. The streets of this upscale enclave are bustling but exciting.

Central Park is only four blocks north, where ‘Museum Mile’ leads to the world-famous Metropolitan, Guggenheim and other top museums. The MOMA is a block away and the hotel is close to all the top ‘Broadway’ theatres.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Museum of Modern Art (MoMa)

New York, United States of America (USA)[0.2 miles]

One of the world’s greatest museums of contemporary art, taking you on an artistic journey through Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Impressionism and Pop Art.

Best for ages: 8+ | £22

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Shows on Broadway

New York, United States of America (USA)[0.8 miles]

One of the world’s two most prestigious cities for theatre hosts a wide variety of world-class performing arts and performers – but nothing beats a Broadway musical.

Best for ages: 13+ | £35 | 2+ hours

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Headquarters of the United Nations

New York, United States of America (USA)[1.4 miles]

The iconic building where world leaders and diplomats gather to resolve the world’s greatest challenges – and a bastion of hope that one day the world can live together in peace.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Chelsea’s Art Galleries

New York, United States of America (USA)[2.8 miles]

A feast of hundreds of private art galleries, packed into one enclave on the west of Manhattan, showcasing an eclectic mix of contemporary and modern art.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Katz Diner

Katz Diner

New York, United States of America (USA)[4.5 miles]

“I’ll have what she’s having,” is the famous line from the When Harry Met Salley movie scene set in this ancient palace of pastrami that’s been slicing and serving top-notch cured meat since 1888.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Tenement Museum

Tenement Museum

New York, United States of America (USA)[4.9 miles]

History buffs should stop by this fascinating museum, a small row of old immigrant tenement houses preserved intact from the late 19th/early 20th century that showcases what life was like for the immigrants who first arrived in the city.

Best for ages: 13+ | £25

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay

New York City

New York, United States of America (USA)

The ‘city that never sleeps’ is a 24/7 thrill of soaring skyscrapers, jaw-dropping architecture, dynamic culture and world-class art, dining and performing arts scenes.

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