4. Algonquin Hotel
Located at 59 W. 44th Street in New York City’s Theater District in Midtown Manhattan, the Algonquin Hotel has stood as the oldest hotel in the city and the gathering place for many of the city’s celebrities, from writers to actors. Despite changing hands a few times in the last few decades, the hotel still maintains its literary and celebrity reputation, appearing also in many movies.
Since its opening in 1902, the Algonquin has hosted Nobel laureates and the first unaccompanied single women guests allowed to lodge at hotels. Designated as a New York City landmark in 1987 and as a literary landmark in 1996, this hotel’s literary legacy is matched by impeccable service.
Also, read about the Algonquin’s resident cats, Hamlet and Matilda, who sadly passed away in October.