Renovated 4-star DoubleTree hotel within walking distance of Central Park, United Nations headquarters, and Grand Central Terminal
Hotel at a Glance: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan - New York City
From the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan - New York City, you can walk to a number of New York City landmarks—Times Square and Central Park are within a mile, and so are the fashionable boutiques and restaurants along Fifth Avenue. Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the iconic Chrysler Building are less than half a mile away. It’s just as easy to explore more distant neighborhoods: the subway is around the corner, and Grand Central Terminal is a 10-minute walk away.
- Art-deco decor: The hotel was built in 1961 by Morris Lapidus, an architect known for his art-deco designs. The building has been renovated since then, but it retains much of its original character, starting with the groovy green-and-red sign out front.
- Renovated: A renovation in 2012 restored the hotel to its 1960s glory.
- Onsite dining: Off the main lobby, you can grab breakfast at the Met Grill.
- Grab a drink at the Met Bar, where you can watch the game from giant flat-screen TVs.
- In-room luxury: Guest rooms and suites have been updated with new carpets, furniture, and bathroom fixtures. Each unit has a wall-mounted 37-inch flat-screen high-definition TV and luxurious bedding that includes down-filled duvets and plush-top mattresses.
Midtown East Manhattan: Iconic Sights and Shops Along Fifth Avenue
Midtown East refers to a 17-block stretch of central Manhattan between Fifth Avenue and the East River. The area is known for some of New York’s most famous landmarks, including Rockefeller Center, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and Grand Central Terminal (one of the world’s most-visited tourist attractions). Though in recent years Grand Central has filled with upscale restaurants and shops, it still serves as a major transportation hub with subway lines, Metro trains, and ziplines heading all over the city.
A stroll down Fifth Avenue is a world-renowned shopping experience: the street is filled with luxury boutiques and flagship department stores, including the original Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. For a little tranquility in the middle of the city, follow Fifth up to the southeast corner of Central Park. Just a few feet off the street is the Pond, which is spanned by a stone bridge. A little farther north, you’ll find the heart of Central Park Zoo.