5 COOL AND EXCEPTIONAL HOTELS IN NYC

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Whether you want top-shelf luxury or funky boutiques, these hotels in New York City offer something for every kind of traveler.

the box house hotel

The Box House Hotel

In a converted factory across the street from the Pulaski Bridge, this polished hotel in an industrial area is a 9-minute walk from the Greenpoint Avenue subway station and 6 miles from the Empire State Building.

Featuring hardwood floors and artwork commissioned by local artists, the bright rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities, as well as balconies offering city views. Loft rooms and 1- to 2-bedroom apartments have kitchens, living rooms, and pull-out couches.

Amenities include an industrial-chic restaurant with a wood bar and pendant lamps, in addition to a gym, a sauna and a steam room.

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The Collective Paper Factory

Adjacent to the Kaufman Arts District, this industrial-chic hotel in a former paper factory is a 2-minute walk to the subway.

Modern rooms with 12-foot ceilings and large windows feature wood or polished concrete floors, contemporary art, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Upgraded rooms add complimentary continental breakfast and/or kitchenettes.

Amenities include a restaurant, a coffee shop and a games room, plus event space and meeting rooms.

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YOTEL New York

This trendy capsule hotel, 0.4 miles from the Port Authority and 0.7 miles from Times Square, emphasizes minimalist design.

All the cozy rooms have private bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, work desks and free WiFi. Some offer city views, private terraces, soaking tubs and sofas. The VIP suite has a fireplace, kitchenette and billiard table.

Freebies include a continental breakfast. Each floor has a galley with complimentary drinks, fridge and microwave for guest use. Other amenities include automated luggage storage, a gym, a lounge with private cabins, and a rooftop terrace that functions as a restaurant and nightclub.

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Made Hotel

Among bars and eateries in the trendy NoMad district, this hip hotel is a 2-minute walk from the nearest subway station, 7 minutes on foot from the Empire State Building and 8 minutes walking from Madison Square Park.

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary furnishings, the industrial-chic rooms come with free Wi-Fi, smart radios and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded rooms add balconies and/or Empire State Building views. Suites offer living areas.

Amenities include a modern restaurant, a coffee shop and a polished lobby bar, as well as a patio and an airy rooftop cocktail lounge offering city views. Pets are welcome for a fee.

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NU Hotel 

A 4-minute drive from the Barclays Center, this modern boutique hotel is 0.7 miles from the Brooklyn Academy of Music arts venue and 4 blocks from a subway station.

The airy, loft-style rooms have free Wi-Fi, desks, minibars, TVs and cork floors; suites add sitting areas, coffee tables and music systems. Some suites come with bunk beds, murals painted by local artists and lounging hammocks.

A surcharge covers continental breakfast, loaner bikes, and use of the 24-hour gym and business center. There’s also a trendy bar and lounge with cocktails and Spanish-style fare.