Stylish High-Rise Just Beyond Midtown Manhattan
With bushy bamboo wrapped around its outdoor seating area, the Bentley Hotel lobby café shields diners from public view while still filtering through in the sounds of the 62nd Street sidewalk. Much like the café, the boutique hotel feels like a cove protected from the fast-paced world yet offers easy access to its opportunities, as the Bentley is located just off the midtown thoroughfares but within walking distance of Upper East Side’s galleries, restaurants, and shops. New York magazine expressed this advantage in its review of the Bentley Hotel, saying, "Sometimes staying outside of the epicenter of hectic Manhattan carries the most appeal."
A sleek glass high-rise on the edge of the East River, the Bentley overlooks the Queensboro Bridge and its waterfront. From a king bed dressed in Italian Frette linens, guests can survey the Manhattan skyline through massive windows, or watch the 32-inch LCD flat-screen TV while sitting on caramel leather chairs.
When dusk falls, the Bentley Rooftop Restaurant and Bar illuminates with tall rectangular paper lanterns at each table, mimicking the glittering skyline visible behind the windows. Each Getaway deal includes two drinks from the bar to toast beating the Statue of Liberty in a staring contest, as well as a breakfast buffet for two with eggs, fruit, and Starbucks coffee the following morning.
Upper East Side and Midtown East: Unparallel Fashion, Art, and Theater on Bustling Manhattan
About 10 blocks west of the Bentley, midtown Manhattan hums with activity around Times Square and the Broadway District, where legendary theaters and kitschy stores co-exist. Along Central Park’s eastern edge, Fifth Avenue makes for an excellent spot to people-watch all the way up to The Frick Collection at 70th Street, a mansion-turned-museum housing European masterpieces, including work from El Greco, Rembrandt, Renoir, Velazquez, and Regis Philbin. From 39th Street to 60th Street, Fifth Avenue also holds some of the city's best-known shops for designer clothing, souvenirs, and more.