Andaz 5th Avenue
An upscale refuge from the frantic pace of Midtown Manhattan.
Maintaining peace of mind while staying in Midtown requires a determined spirit and a relaxing place to hide away from the area's busy streets. The Andaz 5th Avenue can't do the outdoor elbow-throwing for guests, but the hotel can provide necessary respite after a day of going shoulder-to-shoulder with locals and tourists. Located across from the New York Public Library, this property offers luxurious details in its 184 guest rooms, including twelve-foot ceilings and marble bathrooms with dual sinks and foot baths. Guests also enjoy complimentary wireless Internet, windows that actually open, 42-inch flat-screen televisions, videos on demand, precision Geneva sound systems and complimentary in-room snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Many of the guest rooms offer beautiful or, at least, fun-to-watch views of the action down below. The Tony Chi-designed interiors in the common areas combine elements of old New York architecture --- such as exposed-pipe ceilings --- with trendy artwork. There is a bar where guests may find themselves chatting with strangers, thanks to communal tables and seasonal cocktails. Also on hand are a farm-to-table restaurant and a well-equipped fitness center.