Hotel at a Glance: Flatiron Hotel
With a distinctive triangular shape, New York City's Flatiron Building is one of the city's most iconic skyscrapers—and one of its oldest, as it was built in 1902. The famous structure is nearby the Flatiron Hotel, a modern boutique hotel in the heart of New York City. It's a lively spot, with a buzzing lobby lounge and a two-story saltwater aquarium that greets guests upon arrival.
- Luxurious amenities: Swiss rainfall showers, TV inside the bathroom mirror, city views, and WiFi
- Notable praise: The hotel earned a TripAdvisor Award of Excellence in 2012 and 2013.
- Enjoy a gourmet dinner at the onsite Toshi's Living Room, which also hosts live music several times a week.
Flatiron District, New York: Historic Architecture, High-End Shopping, and Madison Square Park
Located about a mile south of Times Square, the Flatiron District has plenty of history—Theodore Roosevelt was born here, and the area is home to the Met Life Tower, the New York Life Building, and other well-known Manhattan skyscrapers. The Flatiron District also draws shoppers to its high-end outlets. Upscale department stores such as Bergdorf Goodman and Lord & Taylor are based here.
Staying at the Flatiron Hotel, you’re around the corner from Madison Square Park, a public park with newly revamped gardens, and the Shake Shack, a popular year-round outdoor burger stand well worth the usual wait (be sure to save room for the frozen custard).
While you’re in Manhattan, there’s no shortage of museums to walk through, from the Museum of Modern Art, home to van Gogh’s The Starry Night, to the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim building. Back in in the Flatiron District, the Museum of Sex offers visitors a look at more than 15,000 artifacts and artworks depicting human sexuality.