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Hell's KitchenNew York

Discover the charm of what was once one of New York’s most notorious neighborhoods. Today it has a village vibe, a flourishing arts scene and great restaurants.

The once infamous Hell’s Kitchen is now one of New York City’s most up-and-coming neighborhoods. Come to this lively district to find locally owned cafés and restaurants serving cuisine from around the world, trendy wine bars and funky lounges, big green parks and a true community spirit.

Hell’s Kitchen had a bad reputation for many years, most notably when it was dominated by the Irish mob. In the past, it was a no-go area for many New Yorkers. Venture here today, however, and learn what a different place Hell’s Kitchen has become. Its proximity to Broadway has resulted in a thriving performing arts scene. It offers affordable housing that attracts young families and is particularly popular with the LGBT community.

Experience a bustling, buzzing vibe day and night in Hell’s Kitchen. By day, walk the busy sidewalks and visit delicious-smelling bakeries, quaint little bistros and well-stocked bodegas. Street vendors tout their wares, including everything from flea market curiosities to farmers’ market produce, amid a friendly, village atmosphere. Brunch is big business in Hell’s Kitchen, so join the locals and sit down to a hearty mid-morning feast in one of the area’s many chic yet comfortable restaurants. Whether it’s traditional eggs Benedict, sushi or feel-good grilled cheese sandwiches you are looking for, you will find it in this eclectic neighborhood.

By night, the neighborhood comes alive with a diverse array of bars. Hop between swanky wine bars, craft beer pubs and kitsch dive bars. The local dining scene has also gained Hell’s Kitchen plenty of attention from foodies in New York City and beyond. Explore the options along Ninth Avenue for a wonderful selection of ethnic restaurants.

Hell’s Kitchen is easy to reach by cab or public transportation. Once there, explore by foot. Take a stroll in the lovely big park along West Side Highway, or walk the banks of the Hudson River. Get out on the water on a kayaking or boat trip and enjoy the wholesome side of a once disreputable district.


Popular places to visit in Hell's Kitchen

Manhattan Cruise Terminal
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Manhattan Cruise Terminal

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Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
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Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

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American Lyric Theater
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American Lyric Theater

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Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
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Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum

4.5/5(10 reviews)

You can spend time browsing the exhibits at Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum during your travels in New York. Experience the fascinating museums and acclaimed art scene in this vibrant area.

Hearst Tower
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Hearst Tower

Admire the architectural beauty, innovation and environmental sustainability of one of New York City’s best-known modern skyscrapers, which rises 46 floors high.

Times Square
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Times Square

4.5/5(22,890 reviews)

New York’s infamous neon wonderland is hustle and bustle at its best, and an essential stop for all tourists.

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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass
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The New York Pass®: 100+ Attractions 1 All-Inclusive Pass

$129
Per adult
82% of travellers recommend
New York Harbor Lights Evening Cruise
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New York Harbor Lights Evening Cruise

$41
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions
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New York CityPASS: Admission to Top 6 New York Attractions

$136
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90% of travellers recommend
New York Landmark and Harbor Cruise
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New York Landmark and Harbor Cruise

$37
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Circle Line: Statue of Liberty Cruise
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Circle Line: Statue of Liberty Cruise

$31
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Private All Inclusive New York Transfer: Cruise Port to Airport or Manhattan
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Private All Inclusive New York Transfer: Cruise Port to Airport or Manhattan

$71
Per adult

Top Hotels in Hell's Kitchen

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Aliz Hotel Times Square
Aliz Hotel Times Square
4 out of 5
310 W. 40th Street, New York, NY
The price is $91 per night

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of New York Times Building, Times Square, and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. Broadway and New Amsterdam ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,132 reviews)

"Very COVID aware. The street itself, by the Port Authority, is not great but the central location is great. Nice decor and vibe."…"

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Aliz Hotel Times Square
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
2.5 out of 5
324 West 44th Street, New York, NY
The price is $71 per night

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is steps from The Majestic Theater and St. James Theatre. Times Square and Shubert Theatre are also within 5 minutes. 49th ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (313 reviews)

"Great! Welcoming & clean ! Staff was Amazing and professional"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan/
Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square
Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square
4 out of 5
305 West, 46th Street, Manhattan, New York, NY
The price is $179 per night

Located in Midtown, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Times Square and Broadway. Central Park and Rockefeller Center are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,395 reviews)

"They put us up on the 25th floor...spectacular views!!! Honestly the 4 stars was mainly for the view. Otherwise the hotel was just OK. When we checked in they informed us they were closing the hotel down altogether a day before our reservation was due to end ...so we had to move to a different hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
4 out of 5
350 W 40th St, New York, NY
The price is $93 per night

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of American Lyric Theater and New York Times Building. Times Square and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum are ...

3.9/5Very Good! (2,705 reviews)

"Very clean and comfortable worker was very friendly"…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton New York Times Square West
Element New York Times Square West
Element New York Times Square West
3.5 out of 5
311 West 39th Street, New York, NY
The price is $80 per night

Located in Midtown, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of New York Times Building and Times Square. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Macy's are also within ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,234 reviews)

"It was a nice place to go to getaway for a day I like the place"…"

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2020

Element New York Times Square West
Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square
Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square
3.5 out of 5
585 8th Ave, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $76 per night

Located in Midtown, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of New York Times Building and Times Square. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and Macy's are also within 10 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,550 reviews)

"The employees where nice and respectful and they welcome me with no problem at all"…"

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2020

Holiday Inn New York City - Times Square

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Midtown West

4.5/5Wonderful!(11,596 area reviews)

Known for its soaring skyscrapers, popular shops, and eye-catching views, there's plenty to explore in Midtown West. Top attractions like Gershwin Theater and Broadway are major draws. Catch the metro at 50 St. Station (8th Av.) or 49th St. Station to see more of the city.

Midtown West
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Theater District

Broadway and Times Square are top sights in Theater District, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at 49th St. Station or Times Sq. - 42 St. Station to see more sights in the area.

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Central New York City

Known for its soaring skyscrapers and eye-catching views, there's plenty to explore in Central New York City. Check out top attractions like Broadway and Times Square, and jump on the metro at 49th St. Station or 47 - 50 Sts - Rockefeller Center Station to see more of the city.

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Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(3,368 area reviews)

Macy's and Bryant Park are a few top attractions in Midtown. Hop around the city on the metro at 42 St. - Bryant Pk. Station or 34 St. Station (Herald Square) and check out the area's fascinating museums, soaring skyscrapers, and acclaimed art galleries.

Midtown
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Chelsea

4/5Very Good!(1,578 area reviews)

Chelsea is highly notable for its popular shops, and you might want to visit top sights like The High Line Park and Madison Square Garden. See more of New York by jumping on the metro at 23 St. Station (8th Av.) or 23 St. Station (7th Av.).

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NoMad

NoMad is highly notable for its fantastic nightlife, and you might want to visit top sights like 5th Avenue and Madison Square Park. See more of New York by jumping on the metro at 28 St. Station (Park Av. S) or 28 St. Station (Broadway).

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