Start spreading the news, we’re leaving today… Well, at least we wish we were, and New York it’s you we’re dreaming of.

If you’re thinking about escaping Canberra and heading Stateside, now is the perfect time to visit NYC. Grab your ankle boots and lightweight jacket because autumn is the ultimate time to visit.

And if, like us, you’re a lover of a bit of tailored luxury, we’ve found the top boutique hotels to inspire your getaway. Whether it’s finding that hidden hotel gem that fits your travel budget, or you’re willing to get swept up in the opulent magic of this magical city, scroll on, because we’ve got you covered.

By Sienna Maill (@burnt.studio)

Refinery Hotel

Found in Midtown Manhattan – the centre for your architectural pilgrimage – the Refinery Hotel is the haven of luxury you’ve been looking for. Once a tea salon and fashion district factory, the Refinery Hotel has been transformed into a turn-of-the-century-meets-modern-minimalist-chic boutique hotel.

Cool Extras… Imagine yourself sipping a cosmo from their rooftop bar, or relax in style in Winnie’s Jazz bar. Tripadvisor assures us, the service lives up to their 5-star rating.

Prices… Rooms from $300 a night.

More… Visit Refinery Hotel New York.

Refinery Hotel

Refinery Hotel

Refinery Hotel

The High Line Hotel

If you’re looking for some respite away from the craziness of Midtown Manhattan, The High Line is for you. Situated in the exciting gallery district of Chelsea, and built as part of what was once Clement Clarke Moore’s 17th Century apple orchard, this architectural masterpiece perfectly brings together Parisian style and American history.

Cool extras… With spectacular views, individually styled guest rooms, with one-of-a-kind antique furniture, Parisian-styled private gardens and beautifully crafted lobby and bar area… we’ll let The High Line speak for itself…

Prices… Rooms from $250 a night.

More… Visit The High Line Hotel.

The High Line Hotel

The High Line Hotel

The High Line Hotel

The Quin 

Described as “oasis of luxury at the crossroads of culture”, The Quin has hosted great artists and creatives over the century and boasts an incredible location and view of Central Park. Just a short walk from the Museum of Modern Art, Rockefeller Centre, Carnegie Hall, Broadway and Times Square there’s not shortage of cultural wonders to explore.

Cool extras… With a legacy grounded in the arts, it’s no surprise The Quin possesses its very own resident collection, displayed in its own gallery and in the rooms, with works from Patrick Graham and Nick Walker. From their personal wellness advisor to their renowned concierge, nothing has been spared to ensure your luxury experience is second to none. Proof? It’s 4.9 out of 5 stars on Tripadvisor.

Prices… Rooms from $340 a night.

More… Visit The Quin.

The Quin

The Quin

The Quin

The Mark

The Mark is found in New York’s most elegant neighborhood, the Upper East Side… need we say more? Designed for those accustomed to the finer things in life, and for those who crave them, The Mark is the pinnacle of luxury.

Lose yourself in the opulent, art-deco design of the rooms, the oversized bathrooms fit for a queen (you!), the first-class service, The Mark Restaurant by award-winning chef Jean-George, access to personal shoppers, and treats from Ladurée, we wouldn’t blame you if you never checked out.

Cool extras… Explore life on the Upper East Side in the world’s most stylish Pedicabs, or enjoy a central park picnic with Jean-George catering, there really isn’t anything The Mark can’t do for you. With boutique treats inspired by the season, every visit is unique and you’ll always feel like a star.

Prices… From $600 a night.

More… Visit The Mark Hotel.

The Mark

The Mark

The Mark

Andaz 5th Avenue

As part of the Hyatt chain, you know Andaz 5th Avenue won’t disappoint. Perfectly situated in possibly New York’s greatest shopping district, you’ll be in your element! With gorgeous, modern, loft-style rooms and tailored service, Andaz 5th Avenue aims to make you feel like a (very pampered) local.

Cool extras… Just walking through the enormous brass-coloured doors and into the lobby is an experience, not to mention the excellent location, locally sourced produce and attention to detail, the Andaz 5th Avenue will have you feeling like a stylish New Yorker in no time.

Prices… Rooms from $310 a night.

More… Visit Andaz 5th Avenue.

Andaz 5th Avenue

Andaz 5th Avenue

Andaz 5th Avenue