Upper West Side

New York
Upper West Side

Stroll along quiet residential streets, visit two large parks and enjoy some of the world’s most renowned cultural attractions in this Manhattan neighborhood.

Not far from Times Square’s neon lights, New York’s Upper West Side offers totally different experiences. Enjoy peaceful tree-lined streets stretching between two of Manhattan’s beautiful large parks filled with grassy spaces and shady trees. Visit wonderful performing arts centers featuring New York’s highly respected companies.

The Upper West Side runs north and south for 50 short blocks between Central Park West and Riverside Park. Keep young kids happy with a walk along the edges of either park to let them run on the grass, climb rocks or scamper on playground equipment.

In Central Park, jog around the reservoir or the lake and enjoy sunshine or play soccer on the Great Lawn. Stop at the visitor center in the 1869 Belvedere Castle, stand in line for a free concert at the open-air Delacorte Theater or see an engaging performance at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Walk to Strawberry Fields and the John Lennon Memorial and gaze at the Dakota apartment building where the musician once lived.

Like Central Park, Riverside Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the 1800s. Use newer additions of skate parks, tennis courts and Hudson River kayak launch sites. Gaze up at the tall Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, unveiled in 1902 with a parade of veterans from the U.S. Civil War.

Between the parks are residential streets lined by row-houses and luxury co-ops built more than 80 years ago. The renovated 1929 Beacon Theatre now hosts top-name musicians and comedians. Choose from the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Ballet, the New York Philharmonic and other performing arts organizations at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts. Catch a rising star at Juilliard School recitals. Bring kids to the American Museum of Natural History for dinosaurs and much more.

Along with refreshing parks and stimulating cultural spots are numerous restaurants and clubs. Schedule morning coffee, Sunday brunch, fine dining or a late-night dessert around your many other activities in the Upper West Side neighborhood.


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Belnord Hotel
Belnord Hotel
2.5 out of 5
209 West 87th Street, New York, NY
The price is CA $147 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 17
Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Central Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of 5th Avenue and Times Square. Broadway and Rockefeller Center ...
4/5Very Good! (978 reviews)
"Extra clean! Extremely helpful staff!"

Reviewed on Sep. 18, 2021

Belnord Hotel
Arthouse Hotel New York City
Arthouse Hotel New York City
4 out of 5
2178 Broadway at W 77th St, New York, NY
The price is CA $258 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of David Geffen Hall, American Museum of Natural History, and Columbus Circle. Gershwin Theater ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,070 reviews)
"Very hip. Nice desk help. AC unit made loud banging noise every time it cut on and off."

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2021

Arthouse Hotel New York City
Night Hotel Broadway
Night Hotel Broadway
2.5 out of 5
215 W 94th St, New York, NY
The price is CA $168 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Children's Museum of Manhattan and within 3 mi (5 km) of Museum of Modern Art and American Folk ...
2.8/5 (1,717 reviews)
"Good service"

Reviewed on Sep. 4, 2021

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Hotel Newton
Hotel Newton
3 out of 5
2528 Broadway, New York, NY
The price is CA $158 per night from Sep 23 to Sep 23
Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of American Museum of Natural History, Mount Sinai Hospital, and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Columbus ...
3.9/5Very Good! (962 reviews)
"The hotel is dated but very spacious and clean."

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2021

Hotel Newton
HI New York City
HI New York City
2 out of 5
891 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY
The price is CA $268 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Upper West Side, this eco-friendly hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Central Park and Columbia University. Mount Sinai Hospital and Solomon R. ...
4.2/5Excellent! (703 reviews)
"Every time I visit this property, I discover something new, such as another lounge area (New York Room) and laundry facilities on site. The unfortunate part on my first night stay the showers were cold and I made other arrangements for a hot shower. When I mentioned it at checkout, the staff stated ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 12, 2021

HI New York City
Hotel Beacon
Hotel Beacon
4 out of 5
2130 Broadway at 75th Street, New York, NY
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $348 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Located in Upper West Side, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of David Geffen Hall, American Museum of Natural History, and Columbus Circle. Gershwin Theater ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (948 reviews)
"Wonderful location, very clean."

Reviewed on Sep. 13, 2021

Hotel Beacon
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