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Best Hotels Near Lincoln Center

Published on: Nov 6, 2022
Last Updated on: Nov 6, 2022
By: Kathryn Willingham
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Located in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of New York City’s Upper West Side, Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts is comprised of eleven resident arts organizations including Lincoln Center Theater, The Juilliard School, Film at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, and the Metropolitan Opera among others. Presenting both American and international talent, Lincoln Center hosts some of the world’s most renowned artists and is a popular attraction among visitors and locals alike. Just a short walk from Midtown Manhattan, Times Square, Carnegie Hall, and some of the best shopping and restaurants in the city, staying near Lincoln Center puts you right in the middle of the action and just a stone’s throw away from some of New York’s most exciting sites.

Major Brands

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/Central Park

About: Our smart and modern guest rooms are uniquely designed for how you travel. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and our 24-hour business center help keep you connected during your stay. We also have a 24-hour fitness center to help you stay on track. Our bright, lively lobby has room to gather, relax, work and enjoy a cocktail and snacks at Bar 58. We are within walking distance to Central Park South, Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center and Times Square, John Jay College, CBS Studios, and Mount Sinai.

Address: 538 W. 58th Street

Contact: 212-757-8550

Amenities: complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, business center, fitness center, dry cleaning service, convenience store

Allows pets: This location does not allow pets.

On-site bar: Bar 58 offers wine, beer, cocktails and appetizers

“Had a fantastic time! Rooms were well kept and staff was very attentive. Great location.” –Jea M

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham New York City

About: Stay in the heart of the busiest city on the planet, close to fine dining, exciting attractions, and everything that makes New York, well, New York. La Quinta® by Wyndham New York City Central Park hotel puts you in an unbeatable location, steps from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Historical Society, and Central Park. Cultural landmarks abound, you'll have plenty to explore whether you're here for business or sightseeing. Make the most of your Manhattan stay with free daily breakfast and our 24/7 business center.

Address: 31 W. 71st Street

Contact: 212-791-9451

Amenities: complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, business center

Allows pets: Yes! Pets must be under 75 pounds.

“Nice people. Simple hotel, but clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced.” –Daniel Waldroup

Mandarin Oriental New York

About: A stunning fusion of modern design with stylish oriental flair, Mandarin Oriental, New York features elegant guest rooms and suites – all with breathtaking views of Manhattan and Five-Star hospitality. Located just steps away from world-class dining, shopping and entertainment, including the Broadway Theater District, Lincoln Center, Central Park, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and The Shops at Columbus Circle’s collection of luxury retail stores and restaurants.

Address: 80 Columbus Circle

Contact: 212-805-8800

Amenities: free Wi-Fi, business center, fitness center, spa, and concierge service

Allows pets: Yes! Up to two dogs under 25 pounds are allowed. No cats.

On-site restaurant: MO Lounge offers American cuisine, craft cocktails, and a view overlooking Central Park and the Manhattan skyline.

“From our check-in to check-out, the service was excellent, always courteous, friendly and helpful. Our room had a wonderful view of Central Park and the unique midtown skyline.” – ds f

Trump International New York Hotel

About: As one of the most luxurious hotels overlooking Central Park and steps away from Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, and Fifth Avenue, we give you the best shopping and nightlife New York City has to offer. A Forbes Five-Star hotel with a 2 Michelin-Starred restaurant, Trump International Hotel & Tower® New York is proud to be among an elite group of hotels that are Sharecare VERIFIED and will exceed your expectations. Guests of our Manhattan & Central Park hotel are surrounded by impeccable style, spectacular service, and luxurious amenities, including the personalized Attaché service exclusive to Trump Hotels. Other hotel locations are in Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, and Waikiki.

Address: 1 Central Park West

Contact: 212-299-1000

Amenities: free Wi-Fi, business center, fitness center, pool, and kitchen

Allows pets: Yes! Up to two pets under 25 pounds are allowed. $50/stay.

On-site restaurant: Jean-Georges is run by two time Michelin star chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten and offers fine dining that blends French, American and Indochinese ingredients.

“Excellent location. Room was impeccable with tons of space and everything we needed. The highlight of our stay was the staff, which I cannot speak highly enough of. They were so friendly, accommodating and helpful. We had beautiful views, delicious food, wonderful amenities. We would absolutely stay here again when visiting NYC!” - Amber C

Boutique Hotels

Arthouse Hotel New York City

About: Arthouse Hotel New York City brings hip, vintage charm and boutique style to the posh Upper West Side of Manhattan. Our century-old building retains many of its historic accents, offering a warm sense of space you won't find anywhere else in the neighborhood. Stepping into our timeless yet cozy lobby, you are greeted by custom artwork, the original antique fireplace and a 1920s French elevator system. Marrying comfort with cutting-edge design, sophisticated style and whimsical fun, Arthouse Hotel New York City is your perfect pied-a-terre in Manhattan whether work or play brings you to town. 

Address: 2178 Broadway

Contact: 212-362-1100

Amenities: free Wi-Fi, fitness center, and live music

Allows pets: Yes! Pets under 75 pounds are allowed for a $100 fee. Dog beds and treats available.

On-site bar: Arthouse Bar is a speakeasy-inspired bar is located in the lobby of the Arthouse hotel and has live music. Nearby restaurants include Serafina and Redfarm.

“This is an attractive and very comfortable little gem located in the sweet spot of The Upper West Side of New York City. The rooms are on the small side, but fluffy and peaceful. The bathrooms are excellent. The public spaces are very inviting. A very friendly neighborhood bar opens to the street. Highly recommend.” - Michael

Hotel Beacon

About: This boutique hotel is one of the few remaining residential hotels, and one of the few places in Manhattan where you can find spacious rooms and numerous two-bedroom suites. We cater to the traveler who likes to feel at home while in the city – and one who wants to feel like a true New Yorker. For that reason our rooms come furnished with fully-equipped kitchenettes, complete with stoves, refrigerators, and coffee makers, allowing our guests to enjoy the plethora of family-owned grocery stores and bustling delis that are so emblematic of the Upper West Side.

Address: 2130 Broadway

Contact: 212-787-1100

Amenities: free Wi-Fi, business center, and fitness center

Allows pets: This location does not allow pets.

Every member of the staff was absolutely lovely. Pretty building in a great location with a fabulous market and wine shop on the same block. Large, clean and quiet rooms.” – Ryann Schneider

The Empire Hotel

About: Whether business or leisure brings you to NYC, we go beyond merely providing a place to stay and deliver the Manhattan experience. With three subway stations steps away from our front door and the World’s Stage of Performing Arts next door at Lincoln Center (The Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center Theater, New York City Ballet, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Film at Lincoln Center), this is your key to the city.

Address: 44 W. 63rd Street

Contact: 212-265-7400

Amenities: free Wi-Fi, business center, fitness center, and pool

Allows pets: Yes! See their pet policy here: https://www.empirehotelnyc.com/bring-your-best-friend

On-site bar/restaurant: The Empire Rooftop Bar & Lounge offers cocktails, small plates (think flatbreads, sliders, tacos, and wings), and a brunch menu

“The Empire Hotel did not disappoint! It's just across from Central Park, close to great restaurants, coffee and pastry shops and within walking distance from many of the iconic New York City sites.” – Discover53055357257

​​The Wallace

About: Akin to having your own pied-à-terre on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, these spacious accommodations are impeccably styled with residential comforts and modern amenities. The location puts guests within easy reach of Manhattan’s finest cultural institutions, star-rated restaurants, Broadway theatre and designer boutiques.

Address: 242 W. 76th Street

Contact: 800-833-9622

Amenities: free Wi-Fi, fitness center, business center, car hire

Allows pets: Yes! Up to two pets are allowed for a fee of $95. 

“What an absolute gem of a find in the UWS of  Manhattan. Superb location close to shops, delicatessens, the subway and Central Park. Wonderfully peaceful and quiet street. Our room was spacious, comfortable and well designed. We didn’t want to leave.”– Wendywoo1001

On a Budget

West Side YMCA

About: Spend the night at the West Side YMCA and find yourself within walking distance to the Broadway theater district and very close to Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle, and Central Park, the West Side YMCA offers an affordable place to stay near Times Square. 

Address: 5 W. 63rd Street

Contact: wsymembership@ymcanyc.org

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, access to gym and group exercise classes.

Allows pets: This location does not allow pets.

“Great place to stay. All basic amenities provided. This place has a great location advantage without hurting the wallet.” – Sriraj S

Hotels Near Times Square

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Restaurants Near Lincoln Center

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Kathryn Willingham

Head of Creative Development at Jean Doumanian Productions

Kathryn Willingham has worked in entertainment for over ten years, and recent credits include: Co-producer of SHRINK currently streaming on Peacock, Associate Producer of the independent film UNA, and Creative Executive on multiple theatrical productions including HANGMEN by Martin McDonagh on Broadway, NASSIM by Nassim Soleimanpour Off-broadway and Associate on productions EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe and THE EFFECT by Lucy Prebble. She was Producer of Todd Almond’s musical travelogue “Wyoming and Parts of Kansas” and Production Coordinator for Karen O and KK Barrett's “Stop the Virgens.”


Education: B.A. in English, Literature & Creative Writing from Rhodes College
Knowledge: Theatrical Production


Nov 6, 2022

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