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Hi T.R.,

My question is about hotels in Manhattan.  I will be visiting New York in early December, and, I have narrowed my hotel choices down to The Palace Hotel or The Plaza Hotel.  Is one better than the other?  Which one would you recommend?


Sam from the U.K.

Hi Sam,

Thanks for your question!  Honestly you can't go wrong with either hotel.  Both are located in Midtown Manhattan, and, both have easy access to Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue for shopping.  The main difference is that everyone knows The Plaza Hotel, and, therefore, you will find people who aren't guests coming in and out of the (Plaza) hotel to take pictures and just see the landmark hotel.  The Palace Hotel offers an understated elegance, and, has the advantage of being on Madison Avenue which is a bit more quiet than Fifth Avenue especially during the busy holiday season, and, The Palace is my recommended hotel.

I hope this helps. Enjoy your stay!

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