There is no dearth of hotels in the Big Apple. We've selected a few that offer amenities of interest to the sophisticated traveler who exercises regularly or loves being pampered. The hotels here all offer great fitness or spa facilities, luxury accommodations, and excellent service. We are offering you facts like pool length because we hate the disappointment of a dipping pool when we planned on swimming laps. Location matters, too: we'll tell you which hotels make it easy to get to a run or leisurely meander through Central Park. We offer trainers in that category who can show you the trails and help you pick up your pace.
Murray Hill is a small residential neighborhood whose good side is blocks of former carriage houses from the 20th century and whose bad side is lackluster post-war apartment buildings. Here you could have discovered an interesting apartment ten years ago; what remains today are lots of large residential buildings without charm or doormen, and local services that cater mostly to residents: small grocery stores, hardware stores, non-remarkable restaurants, and nail salons.