It’s official: New York City is a great place for families—to live and to visit! That’s why you’ll find lots of family friendly hotels in the city, from hotels with family suites, to ones with perks for the kids (and parents!) For a home base near many of NYC’s top attractions, a midtown hotel is often a great choice. Read on for our picks for the best NYC Midtown hotels for families, for your incoming friends and family, or your next staycation!
Tryp by Wyndham Times Square South
A few blocks south of Times Square but still near the action of midtown (Penn Station and Madison Square Garden are close by) Tryp by Wyndham Times Square South is fun, funky, and affordable. This family-friendly hotel offers free breakfast, casual dining, rooms with bunk beds, and family suites for large groups that can sleep up to eight people. We especially like the Tryp Theater suite, with a bunk bed, two LED tv screens, funky carpet, 18-foot ceilings and blue skylight.
JW Marriott Essex House New York
A bit uptown from the action in Times Square, JW Marriott Essex House New York is family-friendly hotel in midtown with NYC sophistication. Art Deco decor and details (the elevators!) and a location right on Central Park, near Fifth Avenue shopping makes this a choice for a classic New York stay. If you need hotels with family suites, you can find them here, along with free wifi, and even a pet-friendly policy. The hotel also offers a Family By JW package in its family suites and connected rooms that includes perks such as a custom JW Camper tent set up in the room, an NYC Activity Guide and curated children's tour of Central Park, a daily in-room dining experience, and an NYC family outing arranged by the hotel's concierge.
Midtown hotel ROW NYC is a great choice for families visiting New York City. It's just off of Times Square, has a cool vibe and decor, and an attached food hall with lots of tasty options for a quick and easy bite. The hotel's “Row Pass” gets you discounts on NYC family-friendly places like Dave & Busters, Sugar Factory, and souvenir shops. Family specials include the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum package, which gives you a discounted room rate, two tickets to the museum and a complimentary Intrepid souvenir. For foodie families, the Row NYC Pizza Academy offers a three-hour pizza-making class at Keste Fulton, with a complimentary car service and complimentary breakfast at the hotel restaurant, District M.
Kimpton Ink48 Hotel
Ink48 is near Times Square but not in it, providing a little space between you and the bright lights. Located on NYC's West Side in Hell's Kitchen, it's near Chelsea Piers, Hudson Yards, and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; it also provides great views of Midtown and the Hudson River. Family-friendly hotel features include a welcome gift for kids upon arrival, a pet-friendly policy, bikes and scooters for use, and Osme bath products, gentle for baby and young kids' skin. Traveling with a baby? This family-friendly hotel has child safety kits available (outlet covers, toilet latches, etc.), as well as cribs, playards, strollers, and more.
Omni Berkshire Place
Talk about family-friendly!: midtown hotel Omni Berkshire Place welcomes kids with milk and cookies on the first night of their stay. Other perks for kids include an Omni Kids Club backpack, loaded with games and things to keep the little ones busy, as well as a kids menu. Is there an American Girl doll living in your house? Check out the American Girl Dream package, with a doll bed and breakfast for two. Parents will love babysitting services, 18 connecting suites for two-bedroom accommodations, and the hotel's prime location, close to attractions in Midtown Manhattan and beyond, including Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and the Museum of Modern Art.
Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
It’s hard to get more more in the center of it all than Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan. This NYC midtown hotel looks out onto Times Square, and is close to lots of popular New York City attractions—Broadway theaters, Rockefeller Center, Madam Tussaud’s—and virtually every subway line. Adjoining room packages, two-for-one breakfast, on-site parking, a kid’s menu, and amazing views of Times Square make it one of the best NYC hotels for families—especially ones on a budget. (Want to watch the Times Square ball drop on New Year’s Eve? This hotel has primo “seats” and packages.)
Gardens Suites Hotel By Affinia
If you need a place a family can spread out and stay a while, consider this recently renovated all-suite hotel, where you'll find large suites, full kitchens, and lots of family-friendly perks. The new Affinia Junior program will help kids feel at home, with coloring sheets and crayons, kid-friendly snacks and treats, “Family Fun” chests filled with board games, and help for parents such as strollers, pack and plays, and high chairs. The midtown hotel also offers add-on goodies, food, and experiences, including an Affinia Junior sportpack full of fun gear such as a colorable pillow, glow in the dark flashlight, and animal temporary hand tattoos (for an additional $49); and an Affinia Junior Fresh Direct Kit (for an additional $52). For even more fun, book in advance the Starry Night Camp-in experience (complete with teepee), or an in-room sparkle spa soiree.
The Peninsula is a five-star family-friendly hotel in midtown Manhattan where you can book adjoining suites and rooms (and get a discounted rate on the second one). Nearby attractions the whole family will love include Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and the Museum of Modern Art. This hotel also offers the Camp Peninsula experience, which includes a cute tent pitched in the room, s’mores, a picnic at the hotel’s glass-enclosed swimming pool, a kids’ amenities set, and scavenger hunt adventure.