3.5 star hotel
Area: Murray Hill
0.08 mi from New York Public Library
Best Rooms: The hotel can't offer much in the way of city views because it's surrounded by taller buildings. However, rooms at the front have a view of 40th Street and are preferred to rooms towards the back of the hotel.
Best Rooms: The hotel offers a partial view of the city from rooms on floors 7 - 9 facing west.
Best Rooms: The Park Avenue side of the hotel has the best views of the city, as well as a view of the Chrysler Building. The 38th St. side of the hotel offers views of the Empire State Building.
4 star hotel
Area: Theater District - Times Square
0.28 mi from New York Public Library
Best Rooms: If you're looking for a nice city view, be sure to request a Deluxe room facing the front (44th St.) of the hotel. There are a few Superior Rooms on floor 14 that provide excellent views, but cost the least.
Best Rooms: The hotel offers a view of the Empire State Building from rooms facing south on floors 14 – 17.
Best Rooms: Rooms facing the river have the best views, but city views can also be requested.