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February 12, 2024

Best Points Hotels in New York City

New York City is full of options to use your hotel points, yet finding the best options can be daunting. Here's everything you need to know about the best way to use points for NYC Hotels.

New York City, is one of the best cities in the world! With an abundance of fun activities, sights to see, things to do, and unparalleled food, New York City is the place to visit. The city is incredibly walkable, and perfect for both couples, families and friend trips. From Central Park, to Brooklyn's Spark... Times Square, to SoHo's flare, there's nothing short of amazing things to do in New York.

However, New York can be one of, if not, the most expensive cities in the country, so figuring out any way to save on your trip (including using your points & miles) can free up some extra budget to actually go and explore the city. In this article we'll dive deep into 10 of the best hotels that you can book with points & miles to make the most out of your New York stay!

Park Hyatt, New York (World of Hyatt) [From 35,000 Points]

Park Hyatt New York (Photo: Hyatt)

The Park Hyatt New York is by far & away the best hotel for the value you'll get in New York City. In NYC, location is everything, and the Park Hyatt has a prime location in Midtown. Just steps away from Central Park, Columbus Circle, the Theater District, Grand Central, this property is also conveniently located next to multiple subway stations.

The hotel is also a phenomenal value when using World of Hyatt points. Park Hyatt is Hyatt's flagship luxury brand, so their outpost in NYC has a special feel. This 210-room hotel features 92 suites, and includes a pool, a full fitness center, an on-site restaurant, as well as a spa.

Since this property is a Category 8 hotel, can book the Park Hyatt New York starting at just 35,000 World of Hyatt Points (which can also be transferred from Chase at a ratio of 1:1). During peak times, this hotel can cost up to 45,000 Hyatt points per night, and top over $1,500 cash. This presents one of the best value's in NYC to get a mixture of Luxury while still being affordable.

The Thompson Central Park (World of Hyatt) [From 21,000 Points]

The Thompson Central Park (Photo: Hyatt)

Similar to the Park Hyatt, New York, the Thompson Central Park is top of our list for three main reasons: location, luxury, and value. The Thompson is just a few blocks walk from the Park Hyatt, and is just a block away from the posh 57th-street. The hotel has easy access to the entirety of Midtown, as well as Central Park, and various subways that can take you all across the city.

Besides the location, the Thompson Central Park is a great place to stay. With over 570 rooms at this hotel, the property features an onsite restaurant, along with a fitness center, although it does not have pool or spa. Guests who've stayed there give it top reviews, remarking at the quality of the rooms, as well as the excellent service.

This property is a Category 6 hotel, so rates start at 21,000 World of Hyatt points/night, and can go for 29,000 during peak dates. World of Hyatt points can be transferred from Chase at a 1:1 ratio. You can expect to see cash prices start around $300 for a night at the Thompson, and during peak times, sell for over $500.

The Beekman (World of Hyatt) [From 21,000 Points]

The Beekman (Photo: GKV Architects)

Another great option in NYC is the Beekman, which is also part of the World of Hyatt program. However, unlike the Park Hyatt, and the Thompson, The Beekman is located downtown in Manhattan's Financial District (FiDi). While FiDi has much easier access to the outer-boroughs (Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island), as well as Newark Airport, FiDi is slightly less desirable of a location than Midtown for touring Manhattan. It's important to note that on weekends FiDi can be quiet, with many restaurants in the area closed or closing early. This is because FiDi is most popular on weekdays (due to being a few blocks away from the NYSE and Wall Street). Despite the location (which can be good for some), the Beekman is a phenomenal hotel.

Guests who have stayed there, rave about the service, as well as the upscale yet rustic vibe of the rooms. Additionally, the lobby is impressive, and is a great place to hang out or grab a drink. The hotel has an onsite restaurant and fitness center.

Similar to the Thompson, this hotel is a Hyatt Category 6, which means that rates will start at 21,000 for off-peak dates, and flex all the way up to 29,000 for peak dates. World of Hyatt points can be transferred from Chase at a 1:1 ratio. You can expect to see cash prices start around $300 for a night at the Thompson, and during peak times, sell for over $500.

InterContinental Hotels New York Barclay (IHG OneRewards) [From 40,000 Points]

InterContinental Barclay (Photo: Forbes)

The InterContinental New York Barclay is the best points hotel in the IHG Portfolio in NYC. The InterContinental Barclay is located in Midtown-East, which is centrally located for many activities in Manhattan. This hotel is just 2 blocks away from the 51st Street Subway station, and is centrally located about a 10-minute walk from both Grand Central and Central Park. The hotel is located near some of my favorite New York City eats, including the famous Smith & Wollensky (or Wollensky's Grill) and hands-down my favorite NYC bagel place, Ess-a-Bagel.

This iconic hotel, opened in 1926, but was recently renovated. It maintains it's timeless pre-war feel, while still feeling refreshed and modern. The lobby is beautiful, and can be a great place to sit and have a drink.  

IHG is not necessarily known for having good points deals, however, all things considered, this is a great way to use up some of your IHG points. Room rates start at about 40,000 points/night, and can go for over 70,000 points/night during peak times.

The Conrad New York, Midtown (Hilton Honors) [From 150,000 Points]

Conrad New York, Midtown (Photo: Forbes)

The Conrad New York, Midtown is probably the best use of Hilton Honors points in NYC. Located in the center of Midtown this 562-room hotel is just minutes away from Central Park, the Theater District and Times Square.

Formerly known as "The London", the Conrad Midtown is the perfect mixture of upscale-luxury and great value. This hotel features an onsite restaurant as well as 24-hour in-room dining. Additionally, this property has been awarded numerous distinctions from review sites including Forbes.

This property can be quite expensive, starting around 90,000 Hilton Honors points per night, and ranging up to over 150,000 points/night. However, this can be a great value hotel if you have Hilton Free Night Certificates to use through the Aspire Card.

Moxy NYC Chelsea (Marriott Bonvoy) [From 35,000 Points]

Moxy Chelsea (Photo: Hotel)

The Moxy NYC Chelsea is the best value Marriott Property in NYC. While Chelsea isn't an optimal area for tourism and sightseeing New York, it's conveniently located between Midtown and the Village on the west side of Manhattan. While located south of 'prime' midtown, the Moxy is conveniently located just a few blocks away from major tourist-areas including the Empire State Building, Shake Shack in Madison Square Park, the Flatiorn Building and Madison Square Garden.

This hotel sits 35-stories high, and if you get lucky with a high-floor, your views will be spectacular. The Moxy brand by Marriott is supposed to be an upscale, chic, and boutique hotel feeling, and the Moxy Chelsea fits that vibe perfectly. We highly recommend grabbing a drink at the glass-enclosed rooftop bar, The Fleur Room during your stay, as it features some amazing views of the NYC skyline.

Marriott Bovnoy points have decreased in the value over the years, however, there are still some good ways to use them. This hotel can start at 35,000 Bonvoy Points per night, and can go for over 60,000 during peak travel season. However, this hotel sometimes has cheap cash availability, around $250 per night, so I'd make sure to check the price in points vs the price in cash..

Kimpton Hotel Theta (IHG OneRewards) [From 40,000 Points]

The Kimpton Theta (Photo: IHG)

Kimpton is IHG's modern-luxury brand, and this property fits that bill perfectly. The Kimpton Hotel Theta is located in the heart of Midtown, just a few minutes away from Times Square, the Museum of Modern Art, and Central Park. While most Kimptons (including this one) charge a destination fee, it does come with various amenities, including free coffee in the morning, as well as a Kimpton Bike rental to sightsee NYC on wheels.

This hotel starts at just 40,000 IHG points per night, which can be a phenomenal value for using your IHG points, which can be transferred from Chase Ultimate Rewards and Bilt Rewards at a 1:1 ratio.

New York Hilton Midtown (Hilton Honors) [From 35,000 Points]

Hilton Midtown (Photo: TripAdvisor)

The New York Hilton Midtown is a great option to use your Hilton Honors points in NYC. This hotel, which is one of the largest hotels in NYC, with over 2,000 rooms, has a ton of amenities and is in a great location.

Transparently, the location is the major highlight of this hotel. Guests who have stayed there report poor cleanliness, and lackluster accommodations.

This hotel starts at 35,000 Hilton Honors points per night, and can be a great value when redeeming during peak travel times.

11 Howard, New York, a Member of Design Hotels™ (Marriott Bonvoy) [From 55,000 Points]

11 Howard (Photo: Hotel)

11 Howard, located in the heart of SoHo, is a great option for trendy travelers who are looking for an upscale-modern vibe. SoHo is known for it's high-end and luxury shopping and hip cafe's.

You can book 11 Howard starting at about 55,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, which isn't always a great value, considering cash rates can go for around $300/night.

The Ritz Carlton Nomad (Marriott Bonvoy) [From 80,000 Points]

Ritz Carlton Nomad (Photo: Hotel)

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the newly opened Ritz Carlton Nomad. The Ritz Carlton Nomad is certainly not a value-friendly option, but would certainly be a contender for the best points hotel in NYC. Located in one of Manhattan's most desirable area's (NoMad -- which is North of Madison Square Park), the Ritz Carlton Nomad brings a new era of luxury to the Ritz Carlton brand. This is the first Ritz Carlton that we've seen that truly embodies modern architecture in a way that still feels like a Ritz Carlton.

This 250-room hotel features an impressive lobby & onsite restaurant. The views from the rooms are absolutely stunning. North-facing rooms have a perfect view to the Empire State Building and Midtown, while rooms facing downtown have an excellent view of SoHo and the Financial District.

The Ritz Carlton Nomad is certainly not a great value in New York, but it's one of the best ways to use your Marriott Bonvoy points for an aspirational, or occasional stay in New York. While Marriott uses dynamic pricing, you can expect rooms to start at 80,000 Bonvoy Points per night, and suites can cost as much as 400,000 points per night (yes, you read that right).

Final Thoughts

Planning a trip to New York using points and miles can be complex, especially with so many options. However, the best way to find award availability at certain hotels is through the AwardTravel Hotel Search! Using the Award Search tool is a great way to find availability and maximize your points and miles while you're on the ground in NYC.

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New York City, is one of the best cities in the world! With an abundance of fun activities, sights to see, things to do, and unparalleled food, New York City is the place to visit. The city is incredibly walkable, and perfect for both couples, families and friend trips. From Central Park, to Brooklyn's Spark... Times Square, to SoHo's flare, there's nothing short of amazing things to do in New York.

However, New York can be one of, if not, the most expensive cities in the country, so figuring out any way to save on your trip (including using your points & miles) can free up some extra budget to actually go and explore the city. In this article we'll dive deep into 10 of the best hotels that you can book with points & miles to make the most out of your New York stay!

Park Hyatt, New York (World of Hyatt) [From 35,000 Points]

Park Hyatt New York (Photo: Hyatt)

The Park Hyatt New York is by far & away the best hotel for the value you'll get in New York City. In NYC, location is everything, and the Park Hyatt has a prime location in Midtown. Just steps away from Central Park, Columbus Circle, the Theater District, Grand Central, this property is also conveniently located next to multiple subway stations.

The hotel is also a phenomenal value when using World of Hyatt points. Park Hyatt is Hyatt's flagship luxury brand, so their outpost in NYC has a special feel. This 210-room hotel features 92 suites, and includes a pool, a full fitness center, an on-site restaurant, as well as a spa.

Since this property is a Category 8 hotel, can book the Park Hyatt New York starting at just 35,000 World of Hyatt Points (which can also be transferred from Chase at a ratio of 1:1). During peak times, this hotel can cost up to 45,000 Hyatt points per night, and top over $1,500 cash. This presents one of the best value's in NYC to get a mixture of Luxury while still being affordable.

The Thompson Central Park (World of Hyatt) [From 21,000 Points]

The Thompson Central Park (Photo: Hyatt)

Similar to the Park Hyatt, New York, the Thompson Central Park is top of our list for three main reasons: location, luxury, and value. The Thompson is just a few blocks walk from the Park Hyatt, and is just a block away from the posh 57th-street. The hotel has easy access to the entirety of Midtown, as well as Central Park, and various subways that can take you all across the city.

Besides the location, the Thompson Central Park is a great place to stay. With over 570 rooms at this hotel, the property features an onsite restaurant, along with a fitness center, although it does not have pool or spa. Guests who've stayed there give it top reviews, remarking at the quality of the rooms, as well as the excellent service.

This property is a Category 6 hotel, so rates start at 21,000 World of Hyatt points/night, and can go for 29,000 during peak dates. World of Hyatt points can be transferred from Chase at a 1:1 ratio. You can expect to see cash prices start around $300 for a night at the Thompson, and during peak times, sell for over $500.

The Beekman (World of Hyatt) [From 21,000 Points]

The Beekman (Photo: GKV Architects)

Another great option in NYC is the Beekman, which is also part of the World of Hyatt program. However, unlike the Park Hyatt, and the Thompson, The Beekman is located downtown in Manhattan's Financial District (FiDi). While FiDi has much easier access to the outer-boroughs (Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island), as well as Newark Airport, FiDi is slightly less desirable of a location than Midtown for touring Manhattan. It's important to note that on weekends FiDi can be quiet, with many restaurants in the area closed or closing early. This is because FiDi is most popular on weekdays (due to being a few blocks away from the NYSE and Wall Street). Despite the location (which can be good for some), the Beekman is a phenomenal hotel.

Guests who have stayed there, rave about the service, as well as the upscale yet rustic vibe of the rooms. Additionally, the lobby is impressive, and is a great place to hang out or grab a drink. The hotel has an onsite restaurant and fitness center.

Similar to the Thompson, this hotel is a Hyatt Category 6, which means that rates will start at 21,000 for off-peak dates, and flex all the way up to 29,000 for peak dates. World of Hyatt points can be transferred from Chase at a 1:1 ratio. You can expect to see cash prices start around $300 for a night at the Thompson, and during peak times, sell for over $500.

InterContinental Hotels New York Barclay (IHG OneRewards) [From 40,000 Points]

InterContinental Barclay (Photo: Forbes)

The InterContinental New York Barclay is the best points hotel in the IHG Portfolio in NYC. The InterContinental Barclay is located in Midtown-East, which is centrally located for many activities in Manhattan. This hotel is just 2 blocks away from the 51st Street Subway station, and is centrally located about a 10-minute walk from both Grand Central and Central Park. The hotel is located near some of my favorite New York City eats, including the famous Smith & Wollensky (or Wollensky's Grill) and hands-down my favorite NYC bagel place, Ess-a-Bagel.

This iconic hotel, opened in 1926, but was recently renovated. It maintains it's timeless pre-war feel, while still feeling refreshed and modern. The lobby is beautiful, and can be a great place to sit and have a drink.  

IHG is not necessarily known for having good points deals, however, all things considered, this is a great way to use up some of your IHG points. Room rates start at about 40,000 points/night, and can go for over 70,000 points/night during peak times.

The Conrad New York, Midtown (Hilton Honors) [From 150,000 Points]

Conrad New York, Midtown (Photo: Forbes)

The Conrad New York, Midtown is probably the best use of Hilton Honors points in NYC. Located in the center of Midtown this 562-room hotel is just minutes away from Central Park, the Theater District and Times Square.

Formerly known as "The London", the Conrad Midtown is the perfect mixture of upscale-luxury and great value. This hotel features an onsite restaurant as well as 24-hour in-room dining. Additionally, this property has been awarded numerous distinctions from review sites including Forbes.

This property can be quite expensive, starting around 90,000 Hilton Honors points per night, and ranging up to over 150,000 points/night. However, this can be a great value hotel if you have Hilton Free Night Certificates to use through the Aspire Card.

Moxy NYC Chelsea (Marriott Bonvoy) [From 35,000 Points]

Moxy Chelsea (Photo: Hotel)

The Moxy NYC Chelsea is the best value Marriott Property in NYC. While Chelsea isn't an optimal area for tourism and sightseeing New York, it's conveniently located between Midtown and the Village on the west side of Manhattan. While located south of 'prime' midtown, the Moxy is conveniently located just a few blocks away from major tourist-areas including the Empire State Building, Shake Shack in Madison Square Park, the Flatiorn Building and Madison Square Garden.

This hotel sits 35-stories high, and if you get lucky with a high-floor, your views will be spectacular. The Moxy brand by Marriott is supposed to be an upscale, chic, and boutique hotel feeling, and the Moxy Chelsea fits that vibe perfectly. We highly recommend grabbing a drink at the glass-enclosed rooftop bar, The Fleur Room during your stay, as it features some amazing views of the NYC skyline.

Marriott Bovnoy points have decreased in the value over the years, however, there are still some good ways to use them. This hotel can start at 35,000 Bonvoy Points per night, and can go for over 60,000 during peak travel season. However, this hotel sometimes has cheap cash availability, around $250 per night, so I'd make sure to check the price in points vs the price in cash..

Kimpton Hotel Theta (IHG OneRewards) [From 40,000 Points]

The Kimpton Theta (Photo: IHG)

Kimpton is IHG's modern-luxury brand, and this property fits that bill perfectly. The Kimpton Hotel Theta is located in the heart of Midtown, just a few minutes away from Times Square, the Museum of Modern Art, and Central Park. While most Kimptons (including this one) charge a destination fee, it does come with various amenities, including free coffee in the morning, as well as a Kimpton Bike rental to sightsee NYC on wheels.

This hotel starts at just 40,000 IHG points per night, which can be a phenomenal value for using your IHG points, which can be transferred from Chase Ultimate Rewards and Bilt Rewards at a 1:1 ratio.

New York Hilton Midtown (Hilton Honors) [From 35,000 Points]

Hilton Midtown (Photo: TripAdvisor)

The New York Hilton Midtown is a great option to use your Hilton Honors points in NYC. This hotel, which is one of the largest hotels in NYC, with over 2,000 rooms, has a ton of amenities and is in a great location.

Transparently, the location is the major highlight of this hotel. Guests who have stayed there report poor cleanliness, and lackluster accommodations.

This hotel starts at 35,000 Hilton Honors points per night, and can be a great value when redeeming during peak travel times.

11 Howard, New York, a Member of Design Hotels™ (Marriott Bonvoy) [From 55,000 Points]

11 Howard (Photo: Hotel)

11 Howard, located in the heart of SoHo, is a great option for trendy travelers who are looking for an upscale-modern vibe. SoHo is known for it's high-end and luxury shopping and hip cafe's.

You can book 11 Howard starting at about 55,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, which isn't always a great value, considering cash rates can go for around $300/night.

The Ritz Carlton Nomad (Marriott Bonvoy) [From 80,000 Points]

Ritz Carlton Nomad (Photo: Hotel)

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the newly opened Ritz Carlton Nomad. The Ritz Carlton Nomad is certainly not a value-friendly option, but would certainly be a contender for the best points hotel in NYC. Located in one of Manhattan's most desirable area's (NoMad -- which is North of Madison Square Park), the Ritz Carlton Nomad brings a new era of luxury to the Ritz Carlton brand. This is the first Ritz Carlton that we've seen that truly embodies modern architecture in a way that still feels like a Ritz Carlton.

This 250-room hotel features an impressive lobby & onsite restaurant. The views from the rooms are absolutely stunning. North-facing rooms have a perfect view to the Empire State Building and Midtown, while rooms facing downtown have an excellent view of SoHo and the Financial District.

The Ritz Carlton Nomad is certainly not a great value in New York, but it's one of the best ways to use your Marriott Bonvoy points for an aspirational, or occasional stay in New York. While Marriott uses dynamic pricing, you can expect rooms to start at 80,000 Bonvoy Points per night, and suites can cost as much as 400,000 points per night (yes, you read that right).

Final Thoughts

Planning a trip to New York using points and miles can be complex, especially with so many options. However, the best way to find award availability at certain hotels is through the AwardTravel Hotel Search! Using the Award Search tool is a great way to find availability and maximize your points and miles while you're on the ground in NYC.

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