Completed in 1931, the Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years. Today, its Art Deco design is an unmissable part in the Manhattan skyline and a trip to the top offers bird’s-eye views over the whole city.
Staying in Midtown is an ideal choice for those looking to visit the Empire State Building, as well as Times Square, Fifth Avenue and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Here are five well-appointed apartments within walking distance.*
Tier31 by ABRIKIM
Practical designs like a built-in wardrobe boost space in these apartments
The apartments of Tier31 by ABRIKIM give you the feeling of coming home, so expect the fridge to be stocked with fresh strawberries and Netflix to be hooked up to the living room TV. Guests raved about the comfort of the beds and loved the feeling of having their own flat in the center of Manhattan. These apartments are only four minutes from the Empire State Building in the heart of Koreatown, known for its karaoke bars, spas and barbecue.
Jun New York Mid Town III
Quirky artwork brings some fun to this well-equipped studio
Just five minutes from the Empire State Building, Jun New York Mid Town III is also walking distance from the Flatiron Building, Madison Square Garden and the Highline, an old railroad track converted into a park. When you arrive at the studio, your host will meet you outside and help bring in your luggage. Inside, an exposed brick bedroom has two large double beds and a sofa bed, sleeping up to five guests. A fully equipped kitchen means you can prepare meals here too – though the many restaurants of Koreatown are pretty tempting.
AKA Times Square
Rooms feature black-and-white photographs and a grey color scheme
AKA Times Square will have you feeling like a Manhattanite in no time. From the 24/7 doormen to the glamorous roof terrace, these self-catering apartments have the feel of a luxury hotel. There’s a fitness center and spa-like tubs with complimentary Bulgari products in every bathroom. Location-wise, you’re positioned on a quiet street just three minutes from Times Square and 16 minutes from the Empire State Building – putting you in walking distance of all of Midtown’s best sights.
A cozy nook to watch some TV after a day’s sightseeing
Within minutes of Times Square, Bryant Park and the Empire State Building, TEN15NYC offers guests a range of apartments in a very central location. You can opt for a studio, one or two-bedroom apartment depending on your group size. Each comes with a full kitchen and extras like complimentary Starbucks coffee. Downstairs you’ll find food spots serving Cantonese noodles, kosher pizza and gourmet deli sandwiches, plus a highly rated coffee bar called Culture Espresso that’s popular with locals.
Oakwood at the Nash
Fresh flowers and glass furniture create a sense of calm
The self-catering apartments of Oakwood at the Nash pair the comforts of home with the perks of a hotel. There’s a fitness center, 24-hour concierge and a shared roof terrace with views of the Manhattan skyline. The studios and one-bedrooms come with a bath, kitchen and flat-screen TV, plus stylish touches like animal-print rugs and oil paintings. Set in Murray Hill near the East River, these apartments are close to the Indian restaurants of ‘Curry Hill’, as well as many grocery stores and bars. You’re just seven minutes from Grand Central Station and 16 minutes from the Empire State Building.
**The data scientists at Booking.com used internal data to find the closest, most highly-rated homes to the Empire State Building.