Dumont NYC-an Affinia hotel
What We Love
- Every suite comes with a modern kitchen
- Thoughtful touches like telescopes in the rooms
- The free "Social Sips" nightly wine hour
- Views include NYC icons like the Chrysler Building, One World Trade Center and the East River
What To Know
- The hotel offers in-room dining from local restaurants
- Even the smallest rooms can accommodate up to three guests
- There's no restaurant, but guests can order provisions via Fresh Direct
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Ideal for long-term stays and families traveling together, this 34th Street high-rise offers perks that other Midtown stays don’t, namely spacious rooms, knockout views and plenty of dine-in-room options, from local restaurant delivery to groceries from Fresh Direct that you can cook in your own kitchen. The apartment-size suites are slightly corporate in feel, with all the essentials a traveling exec could ask for: a large desk/work station, flat-screen TVs and iHome docking stations. The views are definitely worth writing home about, from the unmistakable Deco silhouette of the Chrysler Building to the new downtown icon One World Trade Center. The free “Social Sips” nightly wine hour gives out-of-towners the chance to mingle with other guests, while more retiring types might prefer to stay in and use the in-room telescope to scan the night sky (or the neighboring buildings). There’s even a fitness center, although most guests will get their daily dose of exercise by exploring the local neighborhood — some of Manhattan’s most famous attractions are easy walks, including the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Grand Central Station.
In the Area
Drop by one of the world’s most famous department stores, Macy’s, right nearby in Herald Square. Wander a few blocks south to leafy Madison Square Park, where you’ll be tempted to join the lines for a burger and “Concrete” shake at fast food game-changer Shake Shack — this is the cult burger empire’s original location. Sate your cultural appetite as well by visiting the Morgan Library, a Gilded Era marvel that was once home to banking magnate J.P. Morgan and is now a museum hosting rotating exhibitions. Head farther east and take a one-hour guided tour of the United Nations before heading back to Murray Hill for mussels and French fries at neighborhood bistro Le Parisien, just around the corner from the hotel.