New York

Travel Guide
New York

Take a bite from the Big Apple and you’ll discover a diverse melting-pot which celebrates aspiration and innovation.

New York City is phoenix-like in the face of adversity, always rising bigger and better than before from the ashes of misfortune. Watched over by the Statue of Liberty, whose very presence symbolises hope and freedom, it is a place of non-stop activity and excitement.

Towering skyscrapers like the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Center show the soaring heights of the city’s ambition as it literally built its way out of economic disaster. Look out across the cityscape from their elevated observation decks and let yourself be swept away by their sheer scale and splendour. Even Grand Central Terminal – New York’s main transport hub – is a work of art!

Visiting World Trade Center Ground Zero is a more humbling experience. This quiet place honours the memory of 9/11 victims and stands as testament to the resilience of New Yorkers.

Much of Manhattan is within easy walking distance, so the flashing lights of Times Square are easily reachable from the Rockefeller Center or Grand Central without having to take public transport. Just down Seventh Avenue, you’ll find the verdant lawns of Central Park. For the best in fresh food, head downtown to Union Square

With so much to see on every corner, walking is a great way to soak up the atmosphere and get the most from your stay. If you do feel a little weary, there are buses and taxis galore along with a sprawling subway network with stops just a few minutes from anywhere you may want to visit.

Manhattan is only one part of the New York Metropolis! The city is split into five boroughs, each with its own unique subculture to discover. Just their names – Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, The Bronx – conjure up a diverse array of sights and sounds.

Grab yourself a pay-as-you-go Metro ticket and jump on the Subway to explore further. Head out towards Brooklyn for a day away at the seaside, riding the rollercoasters and snacking on sweet cotton candy at Coney Island.

There is something for everyone in the swirling streets of New York City. No matter how many times you visit, you will always want to come back for more.

Where to stay in New York

Hotel Edison Times Square
Hotel Edison Times Square
4 out of 5
228 W 47th St, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$246 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms and the family amenities ...
3.9/5 Good! (2,792 reviews)
"Excellent location, comfortable stay, good breakfast."

Reviewed on 17 May,2022

Hotel Edison Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
4 out of 5
145 W 44th St, New York, NY, 10036
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$322 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, room service and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the convenient parking ...
3.5/5 Good! (6,147 reviews)
"Good spacious rooms. Great shower. Comfortable beds. Great location and helpful staff. Great they kept bags after check out. Very useful. Thank you Coffee station in the room would have been lovley. Otherwise tahnk you"

Reviewed on 17 May,2022

Millennium Hotel Broadway Times Square
Arlo Midtown
Arlo Midtown
4 out of 5
351 West 38th Street, New York, NY, 10018
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is S$333 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the clean rooms in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (1,562 reviews)
"Cool vibe and very helpful and friendly staff. Glad we booked an accessible room as the standard King rooms were really small (although this is the norm for Manhattan).Once it was dark it didn't feel particularly safe - a lot of drunks and homeless along 38th."

Reviewed on 4 May,2022

Arlo Midtown
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Radio City Apartments
Radio City Apartments
3.5 out of 5
142 West 49th Street, New York, NY, 10019
The price is S$266 per night from 30 May to 31 May
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a business centre. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,641 reviews)
"Was just what i was looking prefect!"

Reviewed on 9 May,2022

Radio City Apartments
31 Street Broadway Hotel
31 Street Broadway Hotel
2 out of 5
38 West 31st Street, New York, NY, 10001
The price is S$302 per night from 7 Jun to 8 Jun
Stay at this aparthotel in New York. Enjoy WiFi, room service and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the quiet rooms and the property condition in their ...
2.6/5 (498 reviews)
"The hotel is near the Empire State Building on the Hopp on hoop off Bus station. Starbucks and other possibilities to get breakfast are near by. The bedroom was clean and organized, but the shared bathroom was dilapidated."

Reviewed on 6 Dec,2021

31 Street Broadway Hotel
Placemakr Wall Street
Placemakr Wall Street
3.5 out of 5
110 Wall St, New York, NY, 10005
The price is S$505 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in New York. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Wall Street and Battery Park are ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (36 reviews)
"Only needed a room for one night as the hotels in the area were all booked. Was pleasantly surprised by how comfortable the space felt; both in the room and the decor of the floors overall."

Reviewed on 18 May,2022

Placemakr Wall Street
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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