Special Report

The Most Expensive Hotels in America

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15. The Plaza Hotel
> Location: New York, New York
> Best price: $922 (Booking.com)

Located across from Central Park on Fifth Avenue in the heart of Manhattan, the Plaza offers accommodations from the queenly three-bedroom tower suite (crystal chandeliers, 24-carat gold-plated bathroom fixtures, rococo flourishes) to the quirky (the Betsey Johnson-designed Eloise suite in a profusion of pinks, honoring the heroine of “Eloise at the Plaza”).

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14. Mandarin Oriental New York
> Location: New York, New York
> Best price: $924 (Amoma.com)

Views of the Hudson River, the Manhattan skyline, and Central Park abound at this hotel, which is an easy walk to Times Square, Broadway theaters, and Lincoln Center. Or just stroll across the park to Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile. You’ll find shopping and dining in every direction, including in the same building, though it would be hard to tear yourself away from hotel amenities including the lap pool, private yoga classes, and amethyst crystal steam rooms.

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13. NYC Luxurious Harlem Mansion
> Location: New York, New York
> Best price: $927 (Vrbo)

This five-story, five-bedroom, fully restored 19th-century brownstone mansion is steps away from Marcus Garvey Park, and walking distance to Central Park, the Apollo Theater, the Jazz Museum in Harlem, and a wealth of clubs and dining. The home features four fireplaces, an elevator, a piano, a full kitchen, billiard room, a private garden with a gas grill.

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12. Baccarat Hotels & Residences New York
> Location: New York, New York
> Best price: $930 (Prestigia)

There’s so much to do near this great location, right across the street from Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art and in the heart of the business and bustle of Midtown. Designed by the famous architecture and design firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the hotel has a 55-foot swimming pool, spacious spa and fitness center, steam rooms, whirlpool, in-residence personal chef services, and of course a wealth of gleaming Baccarat crystal throughout.

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11. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
> Location: New York, New York
> Best price: $995 (otel.com)

Expect Carrara marble baths with rain showers, cozy areas for relaxing or working, custom furniture, and specially commissioned works by New York artists. The suites have park or city views, some include telescopes for a closer look at Central Park, and some accommodations include complimentary access to the Club Lounge, which offers food and beverages multiple times throughout the day. Other special touches include coffee table books shedding light on local topics like fashion, the arts, and city life; La Prairie spa, featuring luxurious Swiss products; and private trainers in the 24-hours fitness center. The hotel even has a signature scent, 50 Central Park.

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