While they may call it the city that never sleeps, there is certainly no shortage of places to rest in New York City. For anyone looking for a place to take an afternoon nap, or gear up for a busy day in the city, HotelsByDay has the short term hotel options to fit your needs. Need some help whittling down your choices? We can help with that. We’ve put together four of the best places to play host for your New York City daycation, for the sightseer, the shopper, the flight layover, and the business traveler. Check ‘em out below:

The Sightseer

If you’re heading into New York for the day with visitors, or you’re experiencing New York for the first time yourself, the Hotel Mela is well situated in Times Square, putting you right at the core of the city center. The stylishly designed Midtown boutique hotel is just steps away from Broadway productions, making it the perfect spot to get ready before a show. (We’ve heard great things about Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance in Constellations, or if you’re bringing the kids, Disney’s latest Broadway adaption of Aladdin is top notch.)


Book a Day Stay at The Mela

Prefer to sit in on a taping of Saturday Night Live or The Voice? NBC’s headquarters in Rockefeller Center are a short walk away. And of course, the bright lights and billboards of Times Square are the perfect backdrop to end your day stay in the city.

The Shopper

For retail lovers, The Wyndham Garden is the best place to set down your shopping bags. The Artistically designed hotel is a luxurious spot for your base in the city thanks to its enviable location near the best of the city’s shopping. If you’re in town to do some serious shopping, the city’s famed Fifth Avenue is nearby, home to Fendi, Henri Bendel, Van Cleef & Arpels and more.

Relax at the Wyndham Garden in Chelsea

For something with a distinctly lower Manhattan flavor, head over to St. Mark’s Place in the East Village with its electric collection of vintage shops, one of a kind finds, and a fun neighborhood vibe. After you’re all shopped out, head back to the Flatiron to hit up the quirky rooftop live music venue, bar and restaurant, Toshi’s Penthouse with killer views and signature cocktails.

The Flight Layover

The Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport Hotel in Queens is a convenient place for travelers to rest and relax during a long layover. For guests that wish to step out and get a quick taste of New York City, the hotel isn’t too far from popular areas like Brooklyn, the city’s hipster mecca or the gorgeous New York Botanical Gardens for a scenic stroll. But Queens itself is an up and coming destination, with hotspots like MoMA PS1, the Museum of Modern Art affiliate satellite with cutting edge art shows in a spectacular Romanesque Revival structure. And if you’re in town during the summer months, PS1 hosts the ultra-hip “Warm Up” parties on Saturday afternoons.

Layover at the Courtyard in LaGuardia

With their complimentary 24-hour shuttle, tastefully designed rooms, and close proximity to the terminals, the Courtyard is a great option.

The Business Traveler

For business travel, the DoubleTree Hilton is located on Stone Street in the heart of the New York City financial district, making it an easy choice. The lower Manhattan day rates hotel has incredible views of the skyline and the Hudson River, setting an impressive backdrop for your work. With a 24 hour business center, fully equipped event space for professional meetings and banquets, as well as its close proximity to Wall Street, business travelers have the perfect set up for their day stay at the DoubleTree Hilton.

Take a Daycation at the DoubleTree by Hilton

No matter whether you’re planning a day trip in New York for sightseeing, to catch some sleep on a long layover at LaGuardia, putting a dent in your wallet with some heavy duty shopping, or just in town for meetings, HotelsByDay has the right NYC day hotels for you.

Learn more about HotelsByDay short term hotel stays here, email us at frontdesk@hotelsbyday.com, or give us a call at +1.855.925.2530 today. Happy travels!




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Yannis Moati

Founder at HotelsByDay
Yannis has a rich background of 15 years in travel, from guiding tours in Europe at a young age, to co-founding an exotic travel agency, and then directing a New York-based global tour operator company. Throughout his professional life, for both his clients and personal travels, Yannis had to always pull strings to get a more personalized hotel check-in or check-out times. Frustration turned to illumination, witnessing first-hand the important customer behavioral shifts of the ‘on-demand’ economy: something could be done in boosting hotel revenues by selling uncommitted inventory by day.