Welcome to the first-ever edition of Curbed's Hotel 38 map, your answer to the question, "Where should I stay in New York City?" We've combined reader and expert recommendations to compile the following list of NYC's most essential hotels. They range from the new and trendy (Williamsburg's Wythe Hotel) to the older and more architecturally classic (The Classic), from the affordable (The Larchmont) to the affordable if you're famous (The Crosby Street Hotel). We've only included hotels that have been open for more than a year?newer establishments will have their moment to shine later in the week.
We'll be updating the map several times a year to account for changes in the hotel world. If you have a favorite that wasn't included, please mention it in the comments or tip us for next time.
· Hotels Week 2013 [Curbed]