12 New York City Suite Hotels for Families (2024 Guide)

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Last update: February 2nd, 2024 at 03:34 pm

New York City Family Suites

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Family Suite Hotels in New York City Guide

Are you looking for New York City hotel suites for families? You’ve come to the right place. Over many trips to NYC with kids, and some near obsessive research, I have compiled a list of my favorites hotels in NYC for families that offer the luxury and comfort of more space.

It can be tricky, for example, to find roomy one and two bedroom suite hotels in New York City – but they do exist. You just have to know where to look. The same goes for kitchenettes, but every family suite hotel listed here offers cooking facilities, allowing guests to save money by self-catering

Please start with the following tips for finding the best New York hotels with suites for families. Alternatively, go straight to the top 12 family suites New York City list.

Just want the best-of-the-best? Here are my 5 top booking family suite hotels in NYC for 5 years running!

  1. The San Carlos Hotel (Midtown East – 4)
  2. Best Western Plus Hospitality House (Midtown East – 3)
  3. The Hotel Beacon (Upper West Side – 4)
  4. Homewood Suites by Hilton (Midtown – 3)
  5. The Mint House at 70 Pine (Lower Manhattan – 4)

Tips – Finding Family Suite Hotels NYC


Visiting NYC with kids can be quite exhausting. It helps if you can find a hotel that is close to where you will be spending most of your time. This will allow you to save both time and money that would otherwise be spent getting around.

When our kids were small, we spent the majority of our time around Central Park (playgrounds, the carousel, the zoo, the Children’s Museum, the Museum of Natural History etc.) so we would base ourselves on the Upper East Side or Upper West Side.

Once they were a little older, we preferred Midtown, which is closer to Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, Rockefeller Center, Grand Central Station, Madison Square Gardens and more. There are several good hotels in New York with suites for families near Times Square in Midtown, but most are just a short walk away in the quieter Midtown East area.

If you have a teen who is interested in doing a bunch of shopping, you may prefer to be in Lower Manhattan, close to Soho, where they will find many of their favorite shops. Lower Manhattan also gives you very easy access to Brooklyn, the Staten Island ferry and the Statue of Liberty cruise tours.

Finding Value

It helps if you can get your head around the fact that New York City hotels with family suites are very pricey in comparison to those in most other major cities. To be 100% honest, no matter how much research I do, I am often ever so slightly disappointed with my family suites NYC options.

This is largely due to the fact that NYC hotels are so darn expensive that it’s hard to feel like you are getting good value. Basically, I am suggesting that you should try to get your expectations in check. You are paying for real estate in one of the most expensive cities on the planet!

Furthermore, before you decide to spend a ton of money on one of the fancier family suites in Manhattan, consider how much time you will actually spend in your hotel room. In all likelihood, you will be out exploring all day, every day, and coming back only to recharge.

Suite Size

Manhattan family suites are quite small in comparison to many other North American cities. I have found this to be especially true of some of the newer hotel properties in the city. If new and modern is not a priority for you, you can sometimes get more space for your dollar at an older, more traditionally-styled hotel.

Since most New York family hotels list the size of the room, I always take this into consideration. For a suite, I like something that is at minimum 40 sq. meters (430 sq. feet) – and ideally much larger.

Tip: The traditional (and very highly rated) San Carlos Hotel has one bedroom family suites that are 56m2 (over 600 square feet). The Best Western Hospitality Suites has comfortable suites that run as large as 102m2 (almost 1100 square feet). This is absolutely huge by NYC standards!

Read Reviews

Please take the time to thoroughly read reviews from families before booking your accommodations. On Tripadvisor you can filter for reviews by families and then type kids into the search bar to narrow those reviews down even further.

Bed Size

If you are looking at Manhattan hotels with family suites that have a 2 bed configuration, try to make sure that the suite offers 2 queen beds not 2 double or full beds. (It is very rare to find a NYC family hotel room with 2 king beds.)

The difference in the dimensions can make all the difference between a great night’s sleep and a sleepless night.

  • Queen Bed or Large Double Dimensions = 60″x80″ (152cm x 203cm)
  • Double Bed or Full Bed Dimensions = 54″ x 75″ (134cm x 90cm)

Note: Having recently shared a double bed with my husband in Mexico (after a room mix up), I can tell you that his heels were comically hanging off the end of the bed.

Provision Up

It is becoming more common for family suite hotels in NYC to offer a grocery stocking service. While there may be a surcharge for this service, if you are arriving at a hotel late in the evening, this may well be worth the splurge.

Another option is to use a grocery delivery service such as AmazonFresh or Instacart. If it is your first time using one of these services, you can usually find a free trial or free first time delivery.

Furthermore, I have sometimes found that I can glean some very helpful information from reviews left by family travelers on Google or Tripadvisor. Many people love to offer full trip reports sharing their favorite grocery stores and restaurants near their chosen hotel property.

Book Early

Book early to secure the best rate on family suites in NYC. Sites such as Booking.com and Expedia usually offer a no deposit / flexible cancellation policy. I tend to reserve my chosen New York family hotel as soon as my flights are booked and then check back periodically to see if I can find a better deal (canceling the original reservation and rebooking at the better rate).

Housekeeping Services

Unfortunately, this is a new section I’ve had to add to this family suite New York City post since the pandemic. During Covid, daily housekeeping services at many hotels were either limited or entirely suspended.

For cost-saving reasons, many properties have been reluctant to bring them back in full. I would say this scenario is even more common in hotels with family suites in New York, as they sort of fall under the self catering category.

If daily housekeeping is important to you (as it is to me when I am on vacation), I strongly suggest that you confirm it is available before you book. I’ve noticed a trend at some hotels whereby you need to opt-in when you check in, or need to put a tag on the outside of your room door each day to ensure cleaning. Some hotels, I have also noted, are choosing to offer housekeeping every second day, or every few days, rather than daily.

Note: You can normally find housekeeping information in the room description. On sites such as Booking.com, it is typically listed under the heading Facilities/Cleaning.

Connecting Hotel Rooms New York

If you are looking for hotels in New York with connecting rooms, pay careful attention. Look for language like internally connecting, inter-connecting or adjoining instead of adjacent, where the rooms are unlikely to have an internally connected door.

The truth is, it can be very tricky to successfully book New York hotels with adjoining rooms.The reason for this is that while many hotels will let your request them, very few will actually guarantee them.

Obviously, this is a huge problem for families looking for hotels in New York with connecting rooms. Arriving at a hotel to discover that your supposedly connecting rooms are actually on two different floors is definitely not ideal (and something that has happened to our family on numerous occasions over the years). 

Expedia offers a feature allowing you to book connecting rooms. After you book the rooms, Expedia reaches out to the hotel to confirm that connecting rooms are available and then confirms with you via email. Personally, I still think there is a small risk here that you could arrive at your chosen property and not have connecting rooms. 

Much better is Hilton’s connecting hotel room finder. Hilton goes so far as to actually guarantee that you will have connecting rooms in NYC.

Tip: For the best rates (up to 17% off), I highly recommend you become a Hilton Honors member (free) before making a booking.

12 New York City Suites for Family Stays

Please see below, in detail, all of my favorite New York suite hotels for families. I have listed them in order of how well they book for me (starting with the top booking property). I am also constantly updating this list, looking for any new and exciting New York City family suites to share with you.

Know of a great hotel to share? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

1. San Carlos Hotel – Midtown East 4

San Carlos Hotel –Family Suites NYC
San Carlos Hotel – Image Credit: Booking.com

The San Carlos is an all-suites hotel located in convenient Midtown East, just a 10 minute walk to the United Nations Plaza, Rockefeller Center and Top of the Rock. The property features an on-site restaurant, a 24-hour fitness centre and a business center.

Accommodations at the San Carlos Hotel include deluxe suites that can sleep up to 4 people (in either 2 queen beds, or 1 king bed plus a sofa bed). Alternatively, they have a large one-bedroom suite that can sleep a family of 5 or 6 (2 queen beds plus a sofa bed).

Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a 42″ LED HD flat-screen TV, a docking station, WiFi and a small kitchenette (microwave, coffee/tea maker and mini refrigerator). Bathroom amenities include Aveda toiletries, robes and slippers.

The San Carlos Hotel has daily housekeeping.

Check rates for New York family suites at the San Carlos on Expedia or Booking.com. Read reviews from recent guests on Tripadvisor.

2. Best Western Hospitality Plus – Midtown East 3

Image Credit – Booking.com

This popular apartment-style Best Western is in the heart of Midtown East, close to Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Times Square and Bryant Park.

Apartments can sleep up to 6 and include fully equipped kitchens, free high speed internet, and iPod docking stations. A welcome basket including snacks and bottled water is provided in each room upon arrival.

The two things that guests appreciate most about this property are the complimentary hot buffet breakfast as the spacious size of the suites (65-102m2 / 700-110 square feet).

Housekeeping is offered at the Best Western Hospitality Plus on every 2nd day.

Check rates on Expedia or Booking.com. Read reviews from recent guests on Tripadvisor.

3. The Hotel Beacon – Upper West Side 4

Family Suites New York
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The Beacon Hotel’s Upper West Side location is fantastic for families with young children, within a few blocks of Central Park, the Museum of Natural History and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.

Its large rooms and suites (all with kitchenettes) are great for those looking for a New York hotel room for 5 or 6 people. It has the convenience of a grocery store right  across the street and is very close to a Metro station.

Note: While the furnishing and decor of The Beacon are starting to look a little tired, their personal and attentive service keeps guests coming back.

Check rates for family suites in NYC at the Beacon on Expedia or Booking.com. Read reviews from recent guests on Tripadvisor.

4. Mint House at 70 Pine – Financial District 4

Mint at 70 Pine
Mint House at 70 Pine – Image: Booking.com

The Mint House at 70 Pine offers stylish accommodations in a historic landmark building, close to Battery Park at the south end of Manhattan. The spacious one and two bedroom suites at this property can sleep up to 6 people.

Every apartment at The Mint House has a fully equipped kitchen, a flat-screen cable TV, a record player and free WIFI.

The property offers a 24-hour front desk, an on-site concierge, a fitness center, laundry facilities, a gourmet grocery store, a coffee shop, 2 restaurants and a rooftop bar.

The Mint House at 70 Pine has daily housekeeping for its suites.

Note: Guests love this hotel. I love this hotel. I want this to be my #1 booking NYC suite hotel but it’s not because it is in Lower Manhattan not in Midtown (where most people prefer to stay). If you are looking for a family hotel with a little more style though, and you don’t mind spending a little more time getting to some of the major attractions – then this is for you!

Check rates on Expedia or Booking.com. Read reviews from recent guests on Tripadvisor.

5. Homewood Suites by Hilton – Midtown 3

Homewood Family Suites NYC
Homewood Suites NYC – Image Credit: Booking.com

The spacious studio and one-bedroom suites (sleep up to 6) at the Homewood are just a short walk (10 min.) from Times Square and the Theater District.

Hotel amenities include a 24-hour front desk, meeting facilities, 24-hour complimentary coffee service, and a mini-market filled with snacks, sundries and beverages.

The modern units at this NYC family friendly hotel include air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, wifi and, on select units, a well-equipped kitchenette.

Check rates on Expedia or Booking.com. Read reviews from recent guests on Tripadvisor.

6. Residence Inn by Marriott – Financial District 4

Residence Inn Downtown NYC
Residence Inn – Image: Booking.com

This hotel offers contemporary suites with free WiFi access. It occupies a prime location in the Downtown District. Steps away from One World Observatory and the 9/11 Memorial.

The spacious suites at Residence Inn New York Downtown Manhattan/World Trade Center Area all feature a flat-screen satellite TV and kitchen facilities(refrigerator,coffee machine and microwave).

Many rooms offer views of Downtown Manhattan. There are various bars, cafés and restaurants in the surrounding area. This Residence Inn also features a fitness center.

Guests love the complimentary hot breakfast included with a stay at this hotel.

Check rates on Expedia or Booking.com. Read reviews from recent guests on Tripadvisor.

7. Hotel Scherman –  Midtown 4

Hotel Scherman – Family Hotel in New York
Hotel Scherman – Image Credit: Booking.com

The Hotel Scherman is a luxury boutique hotel in West Midtown Manhattan. It is within a very short walk of Times Square and the Theater District. This elegant property features double queen rooms and one bedroom suites that sleep up to 4 people (with kitchenettes). The penthouse suites can sleep up to 6 people.

Room features at the Hotel Scherman include air conditioning, a flat screen TV with cable channels, wifi, and, where noted, a well-equipped kitchenette. A stay at the Scherman also includes a daily complimentary continental breakfast.

Check rates on Expedia or Booking.com. Read reviews from recent guests on Tripadvisor.

8. The Kimberly – Midtown 4

Hotel Kimberley Suites Hotel NYC
Hotel Kimberley – Image Credit: Booking.com

The Kimberly is a classic NYC hotel that is known for its old school charm and excellent service. The property has a restaurant, private parking, a fitness center and a rooftop bar. The Midtown location offers easy access to city sights such as Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center and the MOMA.

Family rooms at The Kimberley are very large by NYC standards and most have a terrace. Select rooms also feature a kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge. All rooms and suites are equipped with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, high speed internet and L’Occitane toiletries. Kids especially love the giant aquarium full of colourful fish in the hotel lobby!

Check rates on Expedia. Read reviews from recent guests on Tripadvisor.

9. Langham Place Fifth Ave – Midtown 5

Family Suites in NYC
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The luxurious Langham Hotel is in a great Midtown location, close to Times Square, Bryant Park and the Empire State Building. This property features a concierge service, a 24 hour fitness centre and an onsite gourmet restaurant (Ai Fiori).

The Langham offers several NYC family hotel room and suite options (some with kitchens), including double/double rooms (sleep 4), double queen rooms (sleep 5) and one bedroom suites (sleep 6). Room features include air conditioning, soundproof walls, a minibar, a coffee machine and a flat-screen TV with cable channels, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries.

Check rates on Expedia or Booking.com. Read reviews from recent guests on Tripadvisor.

10. Shelburne Sonesta Suites – Midtown East 3.5

Suite Hotels in NYC for Families
Image credit: Booking.com

The Shelburne Sonesta Hotel and Suites is close to the Empire State Building, Grand Central Station and Bryant Park. If you are looking for two bedroom suite hotels in New York City (sleeping 6), this is a great pick. They also have studio and one bedroom options.

Suites at this property include a flat screen TV, high speed WiFi, eco toiletries, a granite kitchen, a pillow menu and oversized mirrors.

The Sonesta has a concierge service and a fitness center (with interactive MIRROR).

Check rates for family suites in NYC at the Shelburne Sonesta on Expedia or Booking.com or read reviews on Tripadvisor.

11. Residence Inn by Marriott – Midtown East 3

Best Family Suite Hotels in NYC
Image Credit: Booking.com

The Marriott Residence Inn New York Suites Hotel is in an excellent location. It is only a 10 minute walk to Rockefeller Center (the new FAO Schwarz, LEGO store, Top of the Rock, winter skating rink etc.).

The suites all have free Wi-Fi, cable TV (with HBO) and kitchenettes. A daily hot buffet breakfast is included with a stay. The Residence Inn has studio and one bedroom suites (can sleep up to 6). 

Check rates on Expedia or Booking.com. Read reviews from recents guests on Tripadvisor.

12. Sonesta Garden Suites – Upper East Side 3

Family Suites New York
Image Credit: Booking.com

Like all the New York Sonesta properties (3 in NYC), the all-suites Sonesta Gardens is perfect for families (suites can sleep up to 5). Self catering is easy with the well-equipped kitchens and optional grocery delivery service (from FreshDirect).

The Upper East Side location is very quiet and yet close to many family attractions such as the Central Park Zoo, the Heckscher Playground and the American Museum of Natural History.

Check rates for family suites in NYC at the Sonesta Gardens on Expedia or Booking.com. Read reviews from recent guests on Tripadvisor.

Note: I stayed at this hotel when my children were 1 and 4 years respectively. I liked the fact that it was in such a quiet area but still within an easy stroller roll of Central Park. Our one bedroom suite was spacious enough to have some friends over for a glass of wine in the living room while our kids went to sleep in the bedroom.

Family Accommodations NYC – Other Options

Family Vacation Rentals NYC

You also may wish to consider vacation rental sites such as VRBO and Plum Guide. I will caution, however, that finding a good, well-priced family vacation rental in NYC can be a little more challenging than in some other major cities. Part of the reason for this is that many buildings in Manhattan are restricted from doing short-term rentals of less that 30 days.

That said, there are companies like Sonder.com that buy up whole buildings and convert them to short-term rentals. They offer some great family suite options in NYC if you don’t need all the extra services of a hotel.

Note: Personally, I find that vacation rentals make the most sense for our family when we are staying at least 5 nights. Otherwise, the added service fees and cleaning fees often make the stay cost as much, and sometimes more than what a hotel would be.

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