New York

10 Best Family-Friendly New York Hotels

Last updated 23rd July 2022

Room inside Affina 50 hotel, NYC

1/10 Affinia 50

Affinia 50 apartments come in a variety of sizes, all tastefully curated and featuring art from local city artists. Right in the center of midtown Manhattan, the location could not be better. You’ll be within a five-minute stroll of Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center. Here you can find the winter skating rink, a sparkling summer piazza and world-famous Radio City Music Hall. Highchairs, pushchairs and cots can be arranged before you arrive.

Rooms: The Studio Suites offer two queen beds and oversized living space with a fully equipped kitchen.


Le Parker Meridien, NYC

2/10 Le Parker Meridien

This midtown hotel is a big hit with kids for its penthouse pool with sweeping views of the city, “secret” burger bar and proximity to all the great activities available in nearby Central Park. The relaxing spa facilities and large rooms are sure to be a hit with parents too.

Rooms: Junior Suites have a sofa bed in the sitting room, and interconnecting rooms are available for families with older children. The hotel offers a Family & Fun Package which includes an upgrade to a Junior Suite for four, and a $75 credit to The Burger Joint.


The Mandarin Oriental, NYC

3/10 The Mandarin Oriental

The Mandarin Oriental is close to Central Park, which offers its play areas, ice skating in winter and lakes to row around on or float paper boats in. This swanky Upper West Side hotel is also on top of the bright lights of Broadway and within walking distance of Times Square and the famed Fifth Avenue shopping.


Rooms from Gansevoot park avenue hotel NYC

4/10 Gansevoort Park Avenue

This funky hotel has the right amenities and location to impress the kids. There’s a great rooftop pool with views of the Empire State Building and a family-friendly Italian restaurant. Nearby attractions include the Flatiron building, the bookstore Books of Wonder, exclusively offering kids’ titles, and the vintage toy and kids clothing store Space Kiddets.

Rooms: The Gansevoort Loft Suites are best for families, with private king or queen size bedroom and separate living area with pull out sofa.


Room from the Conrad Hotel, NYC

5/10 The Conrad

The Conrad is an elegant choice in Lower Manhattan, a convenient base for boat trips to the Statue of Liberty or across New York harbor. It’s also easy to take a journey on the legendary Staten Island Ferry and visit the moving 9/11 memorial site and museum. Battery Park is vibrant and closer to the edgy restaurants of Greenwich and the East Village and the arty shops and galleries of Soho and Tribeca.

Rooms: All rooms at the Conrad are two-room suites, each with two large-screen TVs, wi-fi access and separate living and sleeping areas. 


Lounge from the times square hotel, NYC

6/10 The Hotel @ Times Square

The Hotel @ Times Square is perfect for first timers who want to see the sights. Located within easy reach of all the major heavy-hitters like the Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Theater District, the Museum of Modern Art and Grand Central Station. Plus, children under 12 years stay for free!

Rooms: This super-central hotel offers a deluxe family suite which has two connecting rooms with one king and one queen bed, and a shared bathroom.


Outside view of the new york palace

7/10 The New York Palace

The New York Palace lists several attractive offers for families, including a fourth-night-free deal in spacious suites. Little girls will jump at the American Girl Place package, which includes a tiny crib for dolls and there’s a special Cinderella promotion to coincide with the Broadway show. Extras like child-sized robes and slippers and New York-themed cookies are also offered at this elegant 19th century hotel close to the Fifth Avenue shops and fabulous Grand Central station.


Soho Grand hotel, NYC

8/10 Soho Grand

The SoHo Grand offers a unique itinerary geared toward children. Bikes are ready and waiting for a spin around the streets packed with eclectic cafes, galleries and boutiques. The hotel is located right near Chinatown, Little Italy, Canal Street, the West Village and other fun places to wander. They also offer nice family-friendly perks for free like the option to request a pet goldfish or a preloaded iPad or laptop. Also take advantage of the babysitting service and enjoy the great dining options nearby.


Rooms from the ritz carlton NYC

9/10 The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz Carlton at Battery Park is a tranquil oasis at the tip of a frantic city where children can sleep peacefully close to many of the city’s prime attractions. Nearby are the Skyscraper Museum, the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero and the ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Battery Park itself also offers a rare swathe of green space for chilling out, and both buses and subway are just steps outside your door.


Rooms from Omni Berkshire Place

10/10 The Omni Berkshire

The Omni Berkshire Place welcomes children with milk and cookies on arrival as well as backpacks filled with treats, toys and activity books. Several family-oriented deals are available through the hotel’s booking services, but the property’s most unique program is Teen Connection, where a recent high-school graduate is retained to give visiting teens recommendations and tips on navigating the city.