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Posted on: 07 Jun 2016

It's a topic as hotly debated as the upcoming Presidential election: ask New Yorkers which neighborhood is the best in the five boroughs and prepare to hear almost as many answers as there are city residents.

For travelers planning their ultimate NYC vacation or business trip, the choice of hotel location can have a huge impact on the quality and enjoyment of the trip. Hotel Beacon NYC's general manager, Tom Travers, says the Upper West Side is a clear winner, with its proximity to Central Park, unmissable museums and top-notch shopping, dining and a MTA subway hub at 72nd Street.

"Our guests love the neighborhood feel of the Upper West with its landmark heritage buildings and charming tree-lined streets," says Mr Travers. "We are a few minutes from many of New York City's top attractions and best-loved restaurants, while still able to offer a relaxed haven away from the frenetic pace of downtown and midtown Manhattan."

Located directly across the street from the Hotel Beacon's prestigious Broadway address, Fairway Market is the place to pick up picnic supplies for an al fresco meal in Central Park, which is just three blocks from the hotel. The ever-popular park offers everything from ice skating in winter to swimming during summer, a year-round zoo, carousel, horse-drawn carriage rides and cycling tracks.

The Upper Best Side, as locals have taken to calling the neighborhood, is home to the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Historical Society and Lincoln Center, the performing arts destination where the city's premier ballet, opera, jazz and theater is staged.

For hotel guests who want to be entertained even closer to their home base, there's the Beacon Theatre, located directly adjacent to the hotel. An historic theater, originally opened in 1929 as a silent film showplace, the Beacon Theatre has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Headliners this year include Jerry Seinfeld, Cyndi Lauper and Bryan Ferry. 

"It's always a great night at the Beacon Theatre," Mr Travers says. "There isn't a bad seat in the house as the theatre design gives every guest a clear view of the stage."


For more details and bookings, see beaconhotel.com.


Tom Travers, +1 646 277 3220 (direct line), ttravers@beaconhotel.com


About the Hotel Beacon NYC

The Hotel Beacon NYC is a haven of comfort and quiet amid the exciting vibe of New York City. Located between 74th and 75th Streets on Broadway in the chic Upper West Side neighborhood, the hotel offers 278 handsomely decorated, oversized guestrooms with kitchenettes and larger suites with private kitchens. The Beacon has wonderful views of Central Park, the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan, offering the perfect vantage point from which to venture anywhere in New York.