Top 12 cool and unusual hotels in New York

Overflowing with architectural treasures, atmospheric neighbourhoods, inventive restaurants and swish boutiques – the city that never sleeps is easily one of the most exciting places to visit on the planet. With a diverse population of larger-than-life characters, a raw energy like no other city in the world and a vigorous passion for art and design, many hotels in the Big Apple are nothing short of spectacular. If you’re planning a trip and want to find a unique and creative place to stay, here are our collective favourite cool and unusual hotels in New York. We promise that all the accommodation options on our list put an extra effort into making your NYC stay far more interesting, fun and hip whatever your budget…

CitizenM Hotel – funky, fun and full of colour

This hugely popular Dutch hotel group brings its own brand of affordable, cool luxury to New York. Funky, edgy with a very liberal use of colour in the decor, you’ll find this NYC hotel to be anything but boring. Located in the city central hub Times Square, all of the bright glossy rooms at CitizenM feature free movies, Wi-Fi, a rain shower, huge windows, a comfy king-sized bed and a cool MoodPad gadget – a touch-screen device which allows guests to control the room’s impressive array of electronics. Don’t leave without grabbing a cocktail or two while drooling over the fabulous cityscape views on their gorgeous rooftop bar.

  • Prices from $200 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for CitizenM New York

Night Hotel – dark, glamorous and edgy

If you’ve had your fill of minimalism and prefer your hotels to be a little more on the dramatic side, then Gotham city inspired, ultra glamorous Night Hotel would be a great option. This gothic themed boutique hotel has a stylish noir-inspired monochrome design as well as four-star amenities such as luxurious linens, iPod stereos, LCD TVs and free access to the popular nearby New York Sports Club. As well as having a genuine wow factor, its location in Times Square means you’ll also be in staggering distance of the fashionable theatre district and other fabulous central attractions.

  • Prices from $160 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Night Hotel

The Paper Factory – industrial chic

Located just two stops from Midtown Manhattan, this hip boutique hotel started life as a paper factory and celebrates, rather than hides, its industrial past. The Paper Factory was opened by the developer Gal Sela in December 2013 and the trendy New York accommodation features reclaimed wood ceilings, bare cement floors and unique furnishings like floor lamps constructed from plumbing pipes, kitsch British phone booths in the lobby and 1950s-style teal-green mini-fridges in the bedrooms. To add to the coolness, you’ll also find a lively Mediterranean-Latin fusion restaurant and even the fashionable nightspot Mundo, which relocated from Astoria last November.

The Evelyn – trendy budget

Formally known as The Gershwin, the former shabby chic art hotel has now had a wonderful new revamp and has now been transformed into a Beaux-Arts boutique hotel. The two-star Evelyn Hotel still has a value for money focus, the same funky bright red facade and fabulous location (in the heart of the ultra-trendy Flatiron District) but with newly renovated rooms and a slightly more hipster style. Now you can expect more upscale interiors with a cool edge, original artwork and more mod cons. Standard rooms at come with rainfall showers, the suites have whirlpool tubs but handily they still offer the shared dormitory option for those on a tighter budget. A pretty fabulous all-rounder!

  • Prices from $130 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Evelyn

Nu Hotel – condo style boutique

Nu Hotel is the first sleek boutique hotel located in better-value-than-Manhattan downtown Brooklyn. Sitting just across the East River, the 93 roomed hotel occupies the first four floors of a recently constructed condo building. All rooms are built to look like condos of sorts – spacious, with white walls and decked out with eco-friendly retro modern furniture. Opt for one of the larger rooms on offer and you’ll find extra swish colourful decor beautifully finished off with a plush swinging hammock – a very cool touch indeed!

  • Prices from $150 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Nu Hotel

YOTEL New York – futuristic Japanese style

So you’ve scoffed cucumber rolls at YO! Sushi, now you can stay at the hotel – yes seriously. Fun, funky and highly innovative, just like the Japanese culture which inspired it, YOTEL is a great unique NYC accommodation choice for the young at heart. Located in lively Times Square, the hip New York hotel aims to offer a first-class hotel stay without the designer price tag – think space-age minimalism combined with futuristic technology. Cabins feature motorised beds (which transform into sofas), a ‘techno wall’ with flat screen TV, a work desk with iPod connectivity, free WiFi and local phone calls. Other fun features include an automated check-in and a self-service galley on each floor – both gadget and style freaks will equally love this place.

  • Prices from $160 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for YOTEL

Sohotel – stylish budget boutique

Sohotel - cool hotels New York

Sohotel is a gorgeous mid-budget boutique NYC hotel located in Lower East Side, only a stones-throw from Little Italy. It offers a fabulous choice of room types (all decorated to a high standard) and all the usual modern facilities you’d expect from a boutique hotel, but the without the huge designer price tag. The decor is exceptional for the price and comes with a slightly kitsch vibe – think dark woods, stylish exposed brickwork and lashings of animal print furnishings. A great choice for travellers who want a glamorous stay which won’t break the bank.

  • Prices from $140 per night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Sohotel

The Hotel on Rivington – the sexiest hotel in NYC

Housed in a 20 story glass tower near SoHo this sleek, chic and ultra cool New York hotel was once voted NYC’s sexiest hotels – which given the competition is quite an accolade. The spacious minimalist rooms pride themselves mostly on their floor-to-ceiling windows which afford extraordinary views of the Manhattan skyline. Although the rest of the decor at the Hotel on Rivington too is pretty special too and offers Tempur-Pedic beds adorned with Frette linens, flat-screen televisions with on-demand movies and Bisazza-tiled bathrooms complete with deep Japanese-style soaking tubs. Also, make sure you check out the trendy taco and tequila bar located on the ground floor. A hotel which will most definitely leave a lasting impression.

The Jane – bellhops and stuffed monkeys

Staying at The Jane is truly an experience in itself. The vintage style budget hotel has a quirky, time-warpish feel which features rooms endearingly inspired by old-fashioned train cabins. In 1912 the hotel sheltered survivors of the Titanic, in the 1920s it became a haven for sailors and then it was lovingly restored on its centennial in 2008. Each compact cabin/room comes with modern amenities like free Wi-Fi and iPod docks and all rooms have river views or terraces. The decor is also pretty unusual with authentic old-school bellhops, maids in black and white uniforms, carved moose heads and stuffed monkeys with fez hats! The result is – easily – one of the most intriguing hotels in New York.

  • Prices from $80 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Jane

The Library Hotel – for bookworms everywhere

A place which is every book geeks’ dream, the Library Hotel – which sits just steps from the New York Public Library and Grand Central Terminal – offers gorgeous boutique accommodation with a tasteful and apt theme. Each floor is dedicated to one of the Dewey Decimal System’s categories, and each room is decorated according to a genre or topic. In all the bedroom’s you’ll also find up to 150 books ranging from spicy erotic fiction to more sedate topics of economics and computers. You’ll find even more reading options at the front desk, in the restaurant and in the hotel’s dedicated reading room. It’s not all about learning though – the hotel also boasts a swanky rooftop bar known as the Writer’s Den & Poetry Garden, which becomes the Bookmarks Lounge at night and serves up some tasty and literary-themed (of course) cocktails into the early hours.

  • Prices from $210 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for the Library Hotel

The Ace Hotel – urban basement style

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This quirky boutique New York hotel caters to a young, creative and bohemian crowd. The Ace originated through clever collaborations with local designers, artists and independent businesses and the resulting style has often been likened to your coolest friend’s townhouse basement. Rooms feature DJ turntables, guitars, Smeg mini-bars and scrawl-able chalkboard walls, ensuring a stay like no other! There’s a variety of rooms on offer, ranging from a budget bunk bedroom to a large and very impressive corner suite – for oodles of funky style without the designer price tag, the fabulous Ace hotel shouldn’t disappoint.

  • Prices from $170 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Ace

Americano Hotel – all very zen

One of the most unique design hotels in the city, the ultra-chic Hotel Americano – located in the heart of Chelsea’s art gallery district – rocks a modern minimalist style. With more than a nod to Japanese culture, all 56 rooms are all very zen featuring wooden platform beds, bean bag chairs, iPads (featuring recommendations for the best local galleries, restaurants and shops), fabulous city views and handmade denim bathrobes – now how’s that for unique taste! Opt for a more expensive room and you’ll even find a sumptuous Japanese-style soaking tub. On the rooftop in summer you’ll find a trendy outdoor pool which transitions into the concept restaurant Arriba during the winter months – genius.

  • Prices from $180 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Hotel Americano

The Pod – join the Pod culture revolution

Many hotels try and fail to fit the trendy but budget niche but The Pod – located in the heart of Midtown East neighbourhood – is most definitely the exception. Definitely one of the cooler and fun hotels New York has to offer, The Pod is clean and modern with funky murals and very colourful decor. Here you can opt for a private room with a shared bathroom or a more economical bunk bedroom, and the in-the-know affable staff will help you with local tourist information or even help you source tickets to your favourite gigs. A fun but reasonably priced choice for travellers who don’t fancy re-mortgaging their house for a trip to New York or don’t fancy chancing a downtown Manhattan hostel either…

  • Prices from $100 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Pod

Wythe Hotel – lashings of Brooklyn cool

Housed in a former 1901 factory which sits on the Williamsburg, Brooklyn waterfront, this very hip New York hotel offers trendy decor, a cool vibe and fabulous river views (if you opt for a room on the upper floors). Lovingly restored in a bang-on-the-mark industrial chic style, rooms at the Wythe Hotel feature custom-made furniture, heated cement floors, high ceilings, surround sound systems and a smattering of unique commissioned artwork. Some rooms have gorgeous exposed brick walls and arched windows with skyline views. Make sure you don’t leave without dining at their excellent farm-to-table restaurant or trying a cocktail (at sunset of course) on their fabulous rooftop bar.

  • Prices from $200 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Wythe Hotel

Room Mate Grace –  eclectic vintage style

It was a lucky day when I found Room Mate Grace, a reasonably priced boutique hotel right on the iconic Times Square. On arrival, I was blown away by the great attitude of the staff who were super friendly and helpful. The hotel itself is an eclectic vintage style with crazy wallpaper and animal prints…I mean the pool bar is like being inside a leopard! My room was pretty striking too, think a heady fusion of Real Housewives and the Playboy Mansion but comfortable, clean and quiet which is quite something considering the location. The staff really add to the fabulous vibe too by always available, always in good humour and always happy to help, I would stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Prices from $140 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Room Mate Grace

Nolitan Hotel – hip pet friendly hotel

Chic but unpretentious, this hip pet-friendly hotel is located in the boutique adorned downtown area of Nolita mere blocks from SoHo. The 57 rooms at the Nolitan Hotel are endearingly divided into eight different categories including Neighbourhood, Cityscape and Suites. All the rooms feature a contemporary design with oak floors, large desks, and flat-screen LG televisions, but they each offer different views and some also offer balconies overlooking chic Elizabeth Street. With plenty of attention to detail also expect handy extras including laptop, bikes, iPad and skateboard rentals on request….and pets even receive a goodie bag on arrival.

  • Prices from $160 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Nolitan Hotel

The Ludlow Hotel – vintage glamour and luxury

The Ludlow is right in the heart of one of the coolest neighbourhoods in NYC. The Lower East Side has risen over the years from slum to an urban centre of arts, boutique shopping and dining. The Hotel reflects the hip urban environment around it and feels like a beat poet just left the room whenever you walk in! Cool artwork, vintage furnishings and boutique detail make it an awesome place to spend some time. Not to mention the delicious French-inspired grub on offer at the in-house restaurant ‘Dirty French’… Duck al’Orange will never be the same again. Faux fur, rainbow showers, city views, industrial chic and a classic New York experience… I’ll be back!

  • Prices from $210 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Ludlow Hotel

Standard High Line – views, glamour & beautiful people

Sleek, glossy, stylish and attracting trendy good looking types by the bucket load, the uber glamorous Standard High Line offers both cool minimalist interiors and spectacular cityscape and river views. The striking 18-story tower rises above the High Line urban park (a former elevated train track) within a stone’s throw of the Meatpacking District nightspots, the West Village, Chelsea Market and the subway. Other stand out features include a roof terrace with a hot tub, floor-to-ceiling windows in the retro-modern rooms, a German beer garden, rooftop crêperie (which turns into a disco at night), free bicycles on loan and even cheeky exhibitionist bathrooms! A hotel to impress! 

The MAve – funky retro kitsch on Madison Ave

Mave Hotel New York

The retro-inspired MAve located in a prestigious location on Madison Avenue will probably remind you more than a little of the film Boogie Nights. Expect lashings of colour, perspex, unconventional art, leather sofas, zebra prints and fun. Taking a dip in the colourfully illuminated pool at this funky New York hotel is an experience in itself –  this is where you can order drinks in a swim-up bar and be on full view by everyone in reception (courtesy of a large glass window). Whether you opt to stay in a private room or in a dorm with bunk beds, you’ll be ensured of a comfy bed, an iPod dock and funky interiors only a stone’s throw from the world’s most upscale boutiques, jewellers and department stores.

  • Prices from $200 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The MAve

Nomo Hotel – bright, unique and luxurious

An impeccable luxury five-star hotel with its own distinctive elegant style, this place takes inspiration from the artists’ lofts that once filled the neighbourhood. The huge stylish rooms at Nomo Hotel feature a sleek white palette with bright blue accents, floor-to-ceiling windows, high-thread-count sheets, marble bathrooms complete with designer toiletries and oodles of space. Splash out on an upgraded room you’ll also receive added on sitting areas, while suites provide living rooms and extra TVs. Also expect to find a terrarium-style restaurant and bar, a glam cocktail lounge and even rooftop massage services to help you wind down after a long day of shopping or sightseeing – pure bliss!

  • Prices from $230 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Nomo Hotel

Pod 39 – funky budget hotel with bags of colour

Pod 39 is marketed as budget… and comparatively speaking, if you don’t want to go all out hostel, it is! New York is an expensive city, no doubt about it, but this place has found a nice balance by stripping away all the fancy stuff and getting back to basic creature comforts. Yes, the rooms are small, but they are comfortable with an en-suite, air-conditioning and equipped with everything you need. The communal spaces are bright and playful and the on-site restaurant Salvation Taco is the brainchild of Michelin starred chef April Bloomfield…so consequently delicious! Location wise, Pod 39 is ideal as it is smack in the middle of Manhatten and close to everything you’ll want to explore. The staff are friendly and the environment is perfect for solo travellers – the layout makes it easy to meet fellow guests and enjoy the social aspects of travelling. Overall a very impressive concept indeed! 

  • Prices from $100 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Pod39 

Roxy Hotel – swanky retro design hotel

The Roxy Hotel is literally like being in a dream for me…a fusion of 1960’s inspired décor and the magic of the movies with meticulous attention to detail and unrivalled service. My room was like being on the set of Mad Men, a brown and gold luxury boudoir with vintage style furnishings, kitsch 60’s radio and Marshall Amp. The cocktail lounge, restaurant and lobby bar feature vintage leather booths and quirky accessories sat in a warm space with exposed original brick walls and marble floors. The Django is a cool basement jazz bar with authentic prohibition vibes and there was a wealth of live acts and vinyl spinning DJ’s providing cool tunes and entertainment for the whole time I was there. By far my favourite thing though is the Roxy Cinema… an intimate nod to old-style Hollywood glamour where you can watch a curated selection of old classics and new independent flicks whilst sipping craft cocktails and revelling in the ultra cool vibes of the place! I honestly wanted to move in and never leave!

  • Prices from $190 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Roxy Hotel

Sixty, soHO – classy sixties retro beauty

This upscale hotel in New York’s vibrant SOHO district is a classy and elegant Homage to 1960’s style and décor. In Sixty Soho I also felt like I was swanning around in an episode of Mad Men and I loved it! The atmosphere was infectious… I suddenly wanted to pay more attention to my own appearance and found myself contemplating hats and pixie hair do’s. The whole place is decked out in rich warm colours with exposed wood and slightly geometric shelving. The restaurant, which serves delicious Italian inspired food has orange leather booths and the complimentary Breakfast on the rooftop terrace is divine! I loved the very contemporary twist to the classic ’60’s shapes and the incorporation of all those classic autumnal tones which are underused these days. My room was very luxurious with a large marble bathroom and amazing massage shower, my view over the bustling Soho streets below was quite captivating! A really wonderful experience for me and when I am again in a position to splash out on accommodation Sixty will be at the top of my list.

  • Prices from $230 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Sixty Soho

Dream Downtown – luxury liner/maritime-themed

Dream Hotel Downtown is nothing short of spectacular. It’s a sort of luxury liner/ maritime-themed haven in the middle of all the action with amazing amenities, spectacular views and a glass-bottomed infinity pool that floats above the hotel lobby – which gives both swimmers and arriving guests utterly unique views. The room was spacious and luxurious with cool porthole windows offering amazing views out over the city, also fab speakers, a massive telly and pure luxury bedding. On top of that, there are two restaurants and two venues onsite as well as the beach surrounding that amazing pool. Staying here was a wonderful immersive treat of an experience that I will never forget!

The Refinery – retro industrial-chic

I felt injected with hip after leaving The Refinery. In the upscale midtown garment district, this place pays homage to its history as a hat factory by mixing cool industrial spaces with repurposed vintage furniture made from old sewing machine tables and other tokens from the past. It’s got a really cool quirky vibe that attracts a young hip crowd of guests and locals alike. There are so many cool things within its walls… the rooftop bar is something else, glass-walled with amazing city views.. then there is a cool prohibition style jazz bar and a signature restaurant with old style leather booths and a delectable menu of locally sourced American dishes. It’s the kind of hotel you don’t really want to leave and I was really impressed by the energy and style of it, highly recommended! 

  • Prices from $190 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Refinery 

BKLYN House Hotel – creative, bohemian and hip 

The BKLYN House Hotel is a sleek industrial chic hotel in the hip and bustling Bushwick neighbourhood of Brooklyn. For a long time now NYC has not just been all about Manhatten, Brooklyn has established itself as the place to be for hip creative types. Artists, Musicians, Entertainers have all been crossing the bridge for years and the result is vibrant cultural hubs like Bushwick. I really wanted to check out this creative scene and BKLYN House was a great place to base myself. The Hotel is like a microcosm of the neighbourhood it’s in… a great combination of bright and bold murals by local artists, minimalistic communal spaces stripped back to the bare walls, comfortable rooms, complimentary breakfast and staff that are passionate about their neighbourhood and were full of great suggestions for my itinerary. Excellent hotel if you want to get away from the typical New York Tourist traps and see a different side of the city.

  • Prices from $120 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for BKLYN House Hotel

McCarren Hotel and Pool – fun, hip and a little touch of kitsch

McCarren Hotel and Pool is located right in the middle of one of the hottest neighbourhoods in Brooklyn, Williamsburg. Ripe with boutique shops, eateries and hot night spots it’s a real draw for a young trendy crowd. The hotel is infused with colour and an innovative – a little kitsch – design, bright, bold and beautiful it’s an urban oasis and in the summer the generous pool draws the locals in for a dip! This made it a great place to spend a weekend as the vibe is very social. Staff are helpful, easygoing but still very efficient and the Thai food in the hotel restaurant was authentic and delicious and made a real change from the traditional hotel fare. A cool hotel, in a cool neighbourhood where it is impossible not to have stupendous amounts of fun!

Boro Hotel –  hip and contemporary with fabulous views

Stark, bright and designed to within an inch of its life. This place (located in Long Island City) isn’t hip, it’s proto hip! The amazing natural light, sharp bright lines and minimalistic décor made space in my head. Looking out my window on the perfect view of the Manhatten skyline I felt like I was staying in a picture frame and perhaps that was the intention all along. Whatever, this is a really fabulous hotel, not just as a place to stay but as a place to socialise. The hotel bar is a destination in itself serving up amazing craft cocktails and attracting a glittering crowd nightly and it opened my world to a whole new hotel experience. I recommend everyone gives it a go!

  • Prices from $120 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for Boro Hotel

The Archer Hotel – upscale industrial-chic

Opt for The Archer Hotel and you’ll enjoy a very classy stay. For a large hotel, it has managed to maintain an intimate boutique vibe which is a real credit to the owners. The interior is an elegant fusion of Art Deco style and a fabulous industrial chic with beautiful exposed brickwork combined with tiled floors and luxury vintage leather sofas, wood framed windows and crystal chandeliers. The room was bright and opulently furnished and I was lucky enough to have an Empire State View – a view that can also be seen from the fabulous rooftop terrace where guests and locals can sit, sip on a signature cocktail and watch the iconic city light up beneath them – wonderful! 

  • Prices from $190 a night.
  • To book, check prices or availability for The Archer Hotel

The Marlton – wonderful nostalgic chic

The Marlton Hotel offers upbeat contemporary/classic accommodation housed in a historic building. Located in the trendy Greenwich Village, the building dates all the way back to 1900 and has hosted many important cultural figures over the years. The swanky and characterful Marlton is adorned with chic but cosy decor with more than a hint of nostalgia. Think stylish designer furniture, unique accents, dark woods and plush leather banquettes all bathed in a warm light. Other amenities include an onsite eclectic Mediterranean restaurant, a cool cocktail den, a coffee bar and a strong focus on vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options throughout the hotel – very hip but still realistically priced.

Carlton Arms – quirky, arty budget hotel

Perfectly capturing New York’s love for all things creative and quirky is the deliciously different Carlton Arms – this isn’t a luxury hotel by any means but it still makes a fun choice in NYC for arty types on a budget. This unique New York hotel has even welcomed a few celebrities through its doors and the uber famous street artist Banksy has painted here. Relaxed and unpretentious, each of the funky 54 rooms has been designed and hand decorated by an up-and-coming artist and the result is a playful, liberal explosion of colour which offers a fun alternative to a New York hostel.

More cool, unusual and unique hotels in New York

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  • Gramercy Park Hotel – A striking art-filled 1920s-era hotel with the wow-factor.
  • The Mansfield – A classically beautiful and romantic hotel.
  • Arlo Nomad – A trendy midtown hotel with fab views and floor to ceiling windows.
  • Riff Chelsea – An eclectic, funky budget hotel in a central location.
  • Maritime Hotel – A fabulous nautical-themed hotel close to the Meatpacking District.
  • Marrakech Hotel – Brings a taste of North African exoticism to Broadway.
  • The Bowery Hotel Old-school elegance in a colonial/art deco style.
  • NYLO Hotel Ultra trendy mid-range hotel in Rhode Island.
  • Sanctuary Hotel Alluring boutique hotel a short stroll from Times Square.
  • Conrad Hotel – Sophisticated luxury design hotel with a huge atrium lobby. 
  • Dazzler Brooklyn – Contemporary and chic hotel in great Brooklyn location.
  • Crosby Street Hotel – Kitsch-but-classy English elegance in SoHo.
  • The Standard East Village – A sleek and chic high rise hotel in a hip location.
  • Tribeca Grand Hotel – Swish family-friendly boutique hotel.
  • Sixty Les Hotel – A swanky boutique hotel located in the trendy Lower East Side neighbourhood.
  • The Mercer – Very cool luxury celebrity haunt in SoHo.
  • The London HotelSleek and sexy luxury suite accommodation with fabulous views.
  • Dream Downtown Hotel – Trendy Chelsea located hotel with gorgeous Loft-style rooms.
  • W New York –  Style, sophistication and cool design in Times Square.
  • Hotel Giraffe – Art-inspired hotel family friendly boutique hotel.
  • Refinery Hotel – Stylish, bespoke rooms with an industrial flair. 
  • Sefton Hotel –  A quaint boutique hotel in East Midtown housed in a 1930s-era apartment house.
  • The Quin Hotel – An upscale hotel housed in a beaux arts building that once hosted famed artists and musicians.
  • The Dylan Hotel – A stylish historic hotel named after Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

If you liked our Top 10 Cool and Unusual in New York we also have a post on 10 of the best budget hotels in New York.

Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a heart in Scandinavia I’ve always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I’ve lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 40 countries on trips and living in Dublin, South East Asia and Australia. I’m a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian – from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not wandering the world, you’ll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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