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5th Avenue

Go shopping, see art and stroll beside Central Park on this famous Midtown street.

Regularly referred to as the most expensive street in the world, Manhattan’s 5th Avenue runs down the center of Midtown Manhattan. Between 49th and 60th streets, 5th Avenue plays host to many of the world’s most prestigious retail outlets, and is a destination for shoppers from around the world. While it’s best known for its shopping, tourists wanting to see the sights visit the street more than shoppers, and there are a number of attractions on the street.

Make your way along the street to take in the landmarks of the area. Join a walking tour for explanations of the sites you are passing; however, as 5th avenue is just one street, it is easily navigated on your own. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission has designated a number of the buildings on 5th Avenue as landmarks, including 500 Fifth Avenue, one of the most iconic buildings in the area. The Gorham Building at number 390 is known for its Italian-style fittings and ornate balconies.

Visit some of the major cultural institutions in New York between 82nd and 105th streets, the section known as Museum Mile. Here, visitors can discover the history of the city at the Museum of the City of New York and the Jewish Museum, see some of the world’s most famous works of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum, or visit the Goethe Institut, a German cultural center.

Fifth Avenue runs from Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, through Midtown and the Upper East Side before stopping at 120th street. The street is well served by the subway at all points, and visitors can easily walk sections of the street. Fifth Avenue can be visited daily, and there is no fee; however, many of the attractions along the way are subject to an entry fee.

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The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City $97
Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019
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The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City

The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City

45 E 45th Street, New York, NY
     
    3.6 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The room for 3 gues was small for the price, and air extractor on the bathroom I feel no work.

    YOTEL New York $84
    Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019
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    YOTEL New York

    YOTEL New York

    570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY
       
      4.2 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      The property is conveniently located near Times Square. All of the staff were friendly and accommodating. If arriving early, be aware that the hotel does charge $30 for early check-in. The rooms are small, so it was a bit tight at times. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would stay there again for ...

      Hotel Pennsylvania $85
      Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019
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      Hotel Pennsylvania

      Hotel Pennsylvania

      401 7th Ave, New York, NY
         
        2.6 of 5
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        The location was perfect. Front of the building you can hear all the noise from the street but the view is second to none. Room service could be improved, Top floors are being refurbished so, probably the rooms on the floors below will be improved too. Will definitely stay there again and tell all ...

        Pod Times Square $94
        Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019
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        Pod Times Square

        Pod Times Square

        400 W 42nd Street, New York, NY
           
          4.4 of 5
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Rooms are modern; mine had bunk beds - each had their own tv.

          Grand Hyatt New York $127
          Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019
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          Grand Hyatt New York

          Grand Hyatt New York

          109 East 42nd Street, at Grand Central Terminal, New York, NY
             
            4.1 of 5
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            The Grand Hyatt is in an awesome location! Right next door to Grand Central Station it was convenient and easy to make our way to any other part of the city. It also had lots of dining options for those quick snacks or dinner at Grand Central. Our room was clean and had enough room for our family ...

            Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia $111
            Reviewed on Jun 23, 2019
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            Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia

            Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia

            303 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY
               
              4.3 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Great location!! Nice staff!! Clean rooms! Would stay here again...

              The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel $98
              Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019
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              The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel

              The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel

              481 Eighth Ave., New York, NY
                 
                3.9 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The view from 35 floor was fantastic. Room was very clean. Most of the staff were polite and helpful.On requesting a kettle for room was shocked to be told it was over 20$ per day , with coffee tea milk etc. But hotel in prime location .

                Salisbury Hotel $107
                Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019
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                Salisbury Hotel

                Salisbury Hotel

                123 W 57th St, New York, NY
                   
                  4.0 of 5
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  LIke the fact that it was an old building and it can be quite nice if furnishings, rugs updated.