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Upper East Side, NY
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Upper East Side featuring street scenes

With luxury park-side apartments, high-end boutiques and prestigious cultural icons along Museum Mile, this is New York at its most refined.

The Upper East Side is both ritzy and welcoming. Enjoy an extremely pleasant day out amid the leafy streets and lovely architecture of this elegant uptown district. Visit the Upper East Side to see some of the world’s finest museums, take a lakeside walk in Central Park or shop along Madison Avenue.

No part of New York City offers more cultural options than the park-side stretch of Fifth Avenue known as Museum Mile. The jewel is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has vast collections of art and archaeology including paintings, textiles and artifacts from all over the world. Admire the Greek and Roman sculpture court, see classic artworks by van Gogh and Vermeer and explore a complete relocated Egyptian temple.

Study the fine and decorative arts of early 20th-century Germany and Austria at the Neue Galerie, with prominent paintings by artists such as Gustav Klimt plus a gorgeous Viennese-style café. Experience the distinctive, curving form of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Appreciate paintings by French impressionists, abstract art from Wassily Kandinsky and photography by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Local history comes alive at the Museum of the City of New York, a popular institution dedicated to everything that makes the Big Apple unique. Visit El Museo del Barrio next door to admire its collection of Caribbean and Latin American art. Explore Jewish art and culture stretching to the ancient past at the Jewish Museum.

Indulge in luxury shopping on Madison Avenue, with many of global fashion’s biggest names. Look for celebrities as you peruse designer boutiques and resale shops. Treat yourself at one of the area’s diverse restaurants and bars.

The Upper East Side is on Central Park’s eastern side, north of Midtown and south of Harlem. Travel here by subway, bus or taxi uptown. Visit most major attractions easily on foot. After a long day of culture, relax with a stroll around Central Park’s lake.


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Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Upper East Side
Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Upper East Side
3 out of 5
410 E 92nd St, New York, NY
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $159 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
Located in Upper East Side, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Central Park, and Mount Sinai Hospital. Metropolitan Museum of ...
4.1/5Very Good! (1,144 reviews)
"It’s convenience."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Courtyard by Marriott New York Manhattan/Upper East Side
Loews Regency New York Hotel
Loews Regency New York Hotel
5 out of 5
540 Park Avenue, New York, NY
The price is $499 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the business district, within a 5-minute walk of Madison Avenue, 5th Avenue, and Central Park. Central Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (992 reviews)
"We always stay at the Regency when in NYC—never disappointing, always a pleasure, and in the neighborhood where we want to be."

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2021

Loews Regency New York Hotel
Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia
Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia
3 out of 5
215 E 64th St, New York, NY
The price is $339 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Upper East Side, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Madison Avenue and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. 5th Avenue and Central ...
4.3/5Excellent! (976 reviews)
"The largest room I ever had in Manhattan. The suite was newly upgraded. Moreover, had a kitchen too."

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Gardens Suites Hotel by Affinia
voco The Franklin New York, an IHG Hotel
voco The Franklin New York, an IHG Hotel
3.5 out of 5
164 E 87th St, New York, NY
The price is $199 per night from Jun 27 to Jun 27
Located in Upper East Side, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Central Park, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and Madison Avenue. Metropolitan Museum ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (75 reviews)
"A little boutique hotel in an excellent location, perfect for museum trekking. The Franklin was clean, comfortable, beautifully appointed and quiet with rooms just a little on the smaller side. Opt for a corner room for a little added comfort. This was a perfect post vaccine stay, I look forward ..."

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

voco The Franklin New York, an IHG Hotel
The Lowell
The Lowell
5 out of 5
28 East 63rd Street, New York, NY
The price is $855 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 4
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Madison Avenue, Central Park, and 5th Avenue. Central Park ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (140 reviews)
"Lovely hotel in Upper East Side. Perfect location. Wonderful, welcoming oasis."

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

The Lowell
Hotel Plaza Athenee
Hotel Plaza Athenee
5 out of 5
37 E 64th St, New York, NY
This family-friendly New York hotel is located in the historical district, within a 5-minute walk of Madison Avenue and Central Park. 5th Avenue and Central ...
4.4/5Excellent! (997 reviews)
Close to the Park Avenue Armory
"The hotel was very close to the Park Avenue Armory, which is why I chose it. It was a great experience--I had dinner in the bar, and the service and food there was first rate."

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Hotel Plaza Athenee
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