Families have a lot of choices when it comes to finding the best hotel in New York City. Hotels in Manhattan—including hotels in Times Square and hotels in Midtown—hotels with family suites for really big groups, and of course, hotels for budgets of all size. We’ve rounded up the best NYC hotels for families right here, so you and the kids can get the rest you need to explore the city from dawn ’til dusk. Find your family-friendly hotel match and get booking!
Looking for a fun, family hotel in Times Square? ROW NYC has a cool vibe and decor, an attached food hall with lots of tasty options, and the “Row Pass” which 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. You can also cook together at the Row NYC Pizza Academy, where families can book a three-hour pizza-making class at Keste Fulton. This NYC hotel package includes a complimentary car service and complimentary breakfast at the hotel restaurant, District M.
For a five-star family-friendly hotel in midtown Manhattan, head to the Peninsula, where you can book adjoining suites and rooms (and get a discounted rate on the second one). Nearby attractions for families include Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and the Museum of Modern Art. For an extra special stay, book 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.
Kimpton Ink48 Hotel
Located on NYC's West Side in Hell's Kitchen, Ink48 is near Times Square but not in it, providing a little space between you and the bright lights; it's also near Chelsea Piers, Hudson Yards, and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and has 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. For families traveling with very young ones, child safety kits are available (outlet covers, toilet latches, etc.), as well as cribs, playards, strollers, and more.
Loews Regency New York Hotel
This midtown Manhattan hotel is great for families thanks to a location two blocks from Central Park and one block from the subway. In addition to offering family suites, Loews Regency New York is ready for your children with kid's menus and dining activities, cribs, nightlights, and child-proofing supplies, and guides to getting the most out of New York City with kids. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop for a quick pastry and morning beverage. The best news? Kids under 18 stay free.
Hyatt House New York/Chelsea
For apartment-style suites near Chelsea, Madison Square Park, Macy's, and the Empire State Building, consider Hyatt House. The pet-friendly, residence-like accommodations offer peace and quiet, as well as laundry machines—a major score for families visiting NYC—kitchens in each suite, and a 24-hour "H Market" with prepared foods and more when you're in a bind. There's also free breakfast featuring an omelet bar. Best of all? The Borrows Menu, offering a variety of items available to borrow, from a jumbo coffee maker, white noise machine and child night light to outlet covers, a crib, high chair and even games like UNO, checkers, dominoes, chess, Connect Four, Sorry and Monopoly.
Omni Berkshire Place
A family-friendly hotel in Midtown, the 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. For an extra special treat, there's the American Girl Dream package, with a doll bed and breakfast for two. For you? Babysitting services, 18 connecting suites for two-bedroom accommodations, and proximity to scores of attractions in Midtown Manhattan and beyond, including Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and the Museum of Modern Art.
Gardens Suites Hotel By Affinia
This recently renovated all-suite hotel is perfect for families, with large suites, full kitchens, and lots of family-friendly perks. The new Affinia Junior program includes coloring sheets and crayons for kids, 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. Add-ons include an Affinia Junior sportpack full of goodies including 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.
Nu Hotel Brooklyn
Brooklyn is a very family-friendly borough, so it makes sense it’s got a hotel that’s great for traveling with kids. Another spot with a hip vibe, Nu Hotel is centrally located near the cute brownstones neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights and beyond, the transit hub of downtown Brooklyn, and popular spots like Brooklyn Bridge Park, the New York City Transit Museum, and the Brooklyn Bridge itself. Accommodations for families include rooms with two double beds, and a bunk bed suite that sleeps four. Other perks include cool murals on select walls and free bike use.
Lotte New York Palace
Lotte New York Palace provides you space to spread out in the Palace Family Suites. These family-friendly midtown accommodations have two bathrooms, multiple seating areas, and lots of closet space. Kids will love the American Girl Place Package (the hotel is a block from the flagship in Rockefeller Center), which includes a sweet treat and an American Girl doll bed to take home. Baseball nuts will like Palace Pinstripe Package, featuring up to 50% off accommodations and tickets to select Yankees home games, a Yankees welcome gift, complimentary pre- or post-game drinks & more. And during the holidays, kids can write letters to Santa, drop them in a mailbox on site, and get a personal response during their stay. Santa himself also drops by during the season for story time.
Tryp by Wyndham Times Square South
Fun, funky, and affordable, this family-friendly hotel is south of Times Square, near Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. Tryp 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.