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A Gem Among Hotels Near The Guggenheim Museum

Show Stopping Entertainment

From concerts to theater, art, and dance, New York City offers some of the best entertainment in the world. Enjoy the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center, comedy and concerts at the Apollo Theatre, the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall and much more. Experience everything NY has to offer when you stay at one of the top hotels near the Guggenheim and other Upper Manhattan museums. For recommendations, refer to the list below and see impressive collections that include abstract and Surrealist painting and sculptures at The Guggenheim, masterpieces of European painting and major works of sculpture at The Frick, and some of the best in Broadway theater in Manhattan's Theater District.

Hotel Wales' premier location near Museum Mile includes walking distance to additional museums such as Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, Jewish Museum, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, and Neue Galerie New York.

Reserve our Day at The Met package for two tickets to The Met and a $50 gift card to E.A.T. Cafe by Eli Zabar during your stay.

Area Museums

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on map
92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128 (212) 415-5500 0.2

Enjoy a wealth of family-friendly entertainment at the 92nd Street Y, a world-renowned community and cultural center. From lectures to concerts, dance performances, family events, holidays and celebrations, the 92nd Street Y has it all.

AMC Loews Movie Theater 1538 3rd Avenue, New York, NY 0.54

See the latest Hollywood Blockbuster at AMC Loews Orpheum 7, also featuring 3D films on occasion and reserved seating.

Apollo Theater 253 West 125th Street New York, NY 10027 (212) 531-5300 2.11

The world famous Apollo Theater is a historic landmark and one of the most famous music halls in the United States. Since 1934, the Apollo has been the premier showplace for live, theatrical entertainment with performances from Benny Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Sammy Davis, Jr., Miles Davis, John Coltrane and much more. Today, the Apollo is still one of the best places to enjoy music, comedy and theater.

Carnegie Hall 881 7th Avenue NY 10019 (212) 247-7800 2.27

Just a five minute cab ride from the Hotel Wales, Carnegie Hall is a world-famous venue hosting unforgettable performances by extraordinary artists. One of the most prestigious venues in the world for both classical music and popular music, Carnegie Hall presents about 250 performances each season.

City Cinemas 210 E. 86th Street, New York, NY 0.62

View Hollywood blockbusters, animation features and independent films at City Cinemas, also offering 3D films on occasion.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution 2 East 91st Street (off Fifth Avenue) New York, NY 10128 0.11

Experience the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Cooper Hewitt educates, inspires, and empowers visitors through design by presenting exhibitions and educational programs and maintaining active publications. Please check operating hours on the museum's site here: https://www.cooperhewitt.org/visit/hours-admission/.

Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128 (212) 423-3500 0.28

Browse a continuously expanding collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, early Modern and contemporary art in a landmark building designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Jewish Museum 1109 5th Ave at 92nd St New York, NY 10128 (212) 423-3200 0.09

Located along New York’s Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is one of the world’s largest and most important institutions devoted to exploring the remarkable scope and diversity of Jewish culture. One of the best museums in Manhattan, the Jewish Museum is known for its large temporary exhibitions, fine arts, social history exhibitions and much more. The museum typically offers free admission on the first Friday of the month from 6-8 pm; please confirm with the museum prior to your visit. The museum typically offers pay-what-you-wish admission on Thursdays from 5-8 pm and free admission on Saturdays (not all exhibits are open); please confirm with the museum prior to your visit.

Lincoln Center 70 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY 10023 (212) 875-5456 2.15

Lincoln Center is home of The Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Ballet, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra and several other resident performing arts companies. Hosting some five million visitors annually, Lincoln Center has been a major contributor to New York City’s cultural and intellectual life. Lincoln Center is a lively community gathering space and is one of the most beautiful Manhattan theaters.

Madison Square Garden 4 Pennsylvania Plaza, New York, NY 10001 (212) 465-6741 3.44

Madison Square Garden hosts approximately 320 events a year. It is the home to the New York Rangers, the New York Knicks and a variety of concerts throughout the year.

Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street New York, NY 10028 (212) 535-7710 0.63

Founded in 1870, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is located in New York City’s Central Park along Fifth Avenue. Nearly five million people visit this Manhattan art Museum each year. Visitors to the museum will enjoy more than two million works of art spanning five thousand years of world culture, from prehistoric to present and from every part of the globe.

Museum of the City of New York Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue New York, New York 10029 (212) 534-1672 0.61

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) 11 W. 53rd Street New York, NY 10019 (212) 708-9400 2.16

A testament to creativity in all mediums and facets of life, the MoMA is an inspiring collection of modern art only a quick train ride away from our hotel. This art museum brings visitors from around the world to Manhattan, showcasing original works from Van Gogh, Warhol, among other historic figures. Featured exhibits include Björk, a retrospective of the musician’s career and One Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North, displaying all original 60 panels of Lawrence’s Migration series.

Neue Galerie New York 1048 5th Avenue New York NY 10028 (212) 994-9493 0.4

The Neue Galerie New York is a museum is housed in the historic William Starr Miller House at 86th Street and Fifth Avenue NYC and was established in 2001. The museum’s collections include early twentieth century Austrian and German art and design. The museum typically offers free admission on the first Friday of the month from 6-8 pm; please confirm with the museum prior to your visit.

Radio City Music Hall Radio City Music Hall 1260 Avenue of the Americas New York, New York 10020 (800) 745-3000 2.34

Radio City Music Hall is the largest indoor theater in the world. A magnet for celebrities, this Manhattan theater is the ultimate destination for the brightest and the best. From Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Cosby, Sammy Davis, Jr., Ray Charles and BB King, endless celebrities have performed at Radio City Music Hall. The theater continues to host the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and much more.

Rose Center for Earth and Space American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY, 10024 (212) 769-5100 1

Located in the Museum of Natural History, the Rose Center for Earth and Space is a 120-foot-high all glass cube that encloses the iconic Hayden Sphere. Inside, visitors will enjoy space shows on a high-resolution full-dome video screen, the Big Bang Theater which serves as an introduction to the Heilbrun Cosmic pathway, and the Gottesman Hall of the Planet Earth which has displays that illustrate the Earth’s geological history.

Saint Patrick's Cathedral 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022 (212) 753-2261 1.95

A prominent landmark in NYC, Saint Patrick's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church decorated in Neo-Gothic style and features spectacular organs, stained glass, an artful altar and the Pietà artwork, sculpted by William Ordway Partridge.

Hotel Wales
1295 Madison Avenue (between 92nd & 93rd), NY, 10128, USA
Phone: (212) 876-6000