You may recognize The New York Palace from Gossip Girl — the TV show is shot throughout the building — so it’s no surprise the regal hotel is located in the heart of Manhattan’s tony Midtown neighborhood. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel offers a nice central location for travelers, sitting across the street from the famous St. Patrick’s Cathedral — we love taking in the views of this architectural gem while sweating on the treadmills Palace gym.
The New York Palace is just a few blocks southeast of Central Park, the most famous urban oasis among New York’s concrete jungle. This classic piece of the Big Apple is also within easy reach of Serena-approved high-end Fifth Avenue shops as well as theaters, Rockefeller Center and the Midtown business district. Its address is 455 Madison Ave.