Get Away: The Bernic

A swanky hotel in Manhattan's Turtle Bay neighborhood.


Tucked in Turtle Bay, a neighborhood on the east side of midtown Manhattan, The Bernic is a new 22-story hotel with an at-home-in-the-city feel. Opened last November, the hotel’s 96 rooms feature plush linens, heated-tile bathroom floors, flat-screen TVs with Apple TV technology, a book collection curated by Strand bookstore, and art inspired by the nearby United Nations headquarters, reflecting cities of the world (London, Sydney, Dubai and Shanghai, to name a few). Seventy-five of the rooms have a balcony.

Northern Italian-American fare fuels the hotel’s Allora Ristorante, where “Maccheroni Alla Mugnaia,” a dish crafted with a single strand of pasta, is a work of art. The rooftop bar Allora Alto offers small bites and Old World Italian cocktails with a view. Enjoy a sunny afternoon there, or gaze out at the bright lights of the big city on a starry night.

Rates start at $159 per night. 145 E. 47th St., New York City; 212-754-9700,

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