When Arctic chills arrive in New York, so does the desire to jet off to a tropical location. Sadly, work, family and fears of weather-related delays make it tough to hop on the next flight to the Caribbean. But a staycation at a luxe-but-cozy New York hotel? Getting warmer.
Oheka Castle, Huntington
Exquisite rooms and a picturesque estate bring feelings of royalty. The famous mansion, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, resembles a French chateau making it easy to forget it’s in New York. The in-room massages and special weekday packages also don’t hurt. Go
Who said Montauk was only a summer destination? The only year-round resort in the area is perfect for a cozy getaway. It’s also a great excuse for a winter photoshoot with its access to a 2,000-foot private sand beach. There are several dining and drinking options and a spa with an indoor seawater pool making the experience even more exciting. Go
Dream Downtown, Manhattan
Loft-style rooms, extensive amenities, delicious restaurants, an incredible city view and a booming nightlife makes this popular New York City hotel the perfect place for a getaway filled with fun. Although the pool deck with imported sand is closed until summer, the other perks are enough to have a memorable visit. And pet owners rejoice; this place permits furry friends to tag along. Go
The Greenwich Hotel, Manhattan
This luxurious Tribeca hotel has 88 rooms dripping with charm as Tibetan silk rugs, English leather settees, Swedish beds and Moroccan tile decorate the space. It’s also an ideal stress reliever thanks to the Shibui Spa, which has a heated swimming pool, a relaxation lounge, Japanese tea, intimate yoga classes and more. Pampering aside, guests can enjoy a drink at a secluded bar reserved for hotel guests only and chow down at the popular Italian restaurant, Locanda Verde. Plus, the hotel is owned by Robert de Niro. Go