These are individual hotels, resorts, boutique hotels, inns, B&Bs and other 'accommodations' in New York State that I have come across and think are worth checking out.
Clearly, though subjective, this list is very far from comprehensive, but it's a start. As it expands I'll sub-divide it down into smaller categories based on accommodation types and locations.
|Point, The||Adirondack Mountains||Five-star Relais & Chateaux resort property with a main lodge and 11 rooms in log cabins on a small peninsula jutting out into Lake Saranak in the Adirondack Park. It was built in the 1890's as a retreat for one of the Rockefellers.|
|Porcupine, The||Adirondack Mountains||Luxury historic inn at Saranac Lakes.|
|Sagamore, The||Bolton Landing, Lake George||Historic and rather glamorous resort in a lakeside setting on the eastern borders of NY state.|
|Hudson Valley/ Catskills|
|Inn at Green River||Hudson Valley||Cosy B&B in the Berkshire hills.|
|Inn at Silver Maple Farm||Hudson Valley||Eleven-room inn in the Berkshires.|
|Mohonk Mountain House||Hudson Valley||Grand heritage property perched dramatically on the edge of a lake in the Catskill mountains. (One of the more memorable locations I've ever stayed! - Ed). They have recently (Sept 05) opened an eco-friendly spa with geothermal heating & a/c and a turf roof. The spa an indoor pool, gym, outdoor mineral pool, and 16 treatment rooms.|
|New York City|
|Carlton Arms||New York||An 'art hotel' with a style all of its own.|
|Crosby Street Hotel||New York||Kit and Tim Kemp's (Firmdale Hotels) first luxury boutique hotel in New York (they have six of them in London), opened in late 2009.|
|Hotel Gansevoort||New York||Trendy luxury boutique hotel which opened in April 2004 in West Village.|
|Hotel le Bleu||New York||New (Oct 07) minimalist boutique hotel in Brooklyn with spectacular views from the cocktail bar and restaurant on the 8th and 9th floor of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.|
|Hotel on Rivington||New York||Stylish new 110-room high-rise design hotel in Manhattan, scheduled to open in late Sept 05.|
|Hotel Roger Williams||New York||Colourful, contemporary mid-town New York hotel.|
|Ink48||New York||Formerly the VU Hotel, this 222-room, 17-story hotel with colossal windows, soaring ceilings and unobstructed panoramic views of Times Square & the Hudson River, is now part of the Kimpton group of hotels and is re-named to reflect the building's printing press history back in the 1930's.|
|Jane, The||New York||Historic hotel on the waterfront, originally a seamans' mission. It was here the survivors of the Titanic stayed. Now it's a refurbished and exhilaratingly anarchic budget hotel for younger travellers...but the small cabins are still small cabins without bathrooms.|
|Kitano, The||New York||New York’s first Japanese hotel, opened in 1973 on Park Avenue, Murray Hill, Manhattan. The hotel has 149 guestrooms, including 17 contemporary suites, a "one-of-a-kind" Japanese Tatami Suite, and the Michelin-rated Hakubai Restaurant.|
|Nu Hotel||Brooklyn||Newly built (July 08) 93-room, minimalist design hotel with three guest room styles: Nu Standard, Nu Friends Suite (with bunk beds), and Nu Urban Suite.|
|Standard, The||New York||Not much to look at from the outside, but stunning views from luxurious rooms with floor to ceiling windows, make up for it. This is a new (2009) sister hotel to hotelier Andre Balazs' Standard in Los Angeles. It's located in the suddenly-trendy Meatpacking District (once meat warehouses, now art galleries & restaurants), and that walkway under the hotel is urban parkland created on the old High Line elevated rail track.|
|Strand, The||Manhattan||Modern design tower hotel (opened 1st Dec 2009) with 177 hi-tech rooms on 20 floors at 33 W. 37th St. Its signature feature is the rooftop lounge, Top of the Strand, which features a retractable glass ceiling and walls.|
|The Hotel @ Times Square||New York||Stylish budget hotel right in the heart of midtown Manhattan.|
- Check out the local brand, Affinia Hotels. They have a collection of five modern boutique properties in New York City.