Hotel at a Glance: Courtyard Manhattan Upper East Side
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the futuristic-looking Guggenheim, among many other museums, are just blocks from the Courtyard Manhattan Upper East Side. It's a prime location if you want to check out New York's most beloved cultural institutions. There's also easy access to public transportation, which can put you in the heart of Midtown in a few minutes.
- Award-winner: The hotel was presented with a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
- The Gracie Mansion is less than a 10-minute walk away; the legendary estate has hosted Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton and has views of the East River.
- Take a dip: In the indoor pool and whirlpool
- Break a sweat: There's an onsite fitness center and steam room.
- Driving time to The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 5 minutes
Manhattan's Upper East Side: Star-Studded Neighborhood Close to Central Park and Museums
Celebrities, politicians, and some of New York's wealthiest denizens make their homes in the Upper East Side, which ranks among the most affluent neighborhoods in Manhattan (property values here have the highest pricing per square foot in the United States). Located just minutes from Central Park and the Theatre District, the picturesque neighborhood has served as the backdrop for a litany of films and television shows, from Breakfast at Tiffany's to Woody Allen's Manhattan.
The western edge of the Upper East Side abuts Central Park and the "Museum Mile," a stretch of cultural institutions on Fifth Avenue anchored by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the largest art galleries in the world. With more than 2 million works on display, you'll have to spend your time there wisely—check out Time Out New York's list of "10 Must-See Works" for a handy reference. Nine other museums fill out the Museum Mile, most notably the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Guggenheim art museum and the newly opened Museum of African Art, the first addition to Museum Mile since 1959.