The fashion flock is slowly but surely making their way into the city for New York Fashion Week, so we looked to the editors of hotel review site A Hotel Life to find out where the out-of-towners are likely to book their stays, hold a meeting or even just wind down (or host an after-party) with a drink or two. Whether you're a digital editor who needs a Wi-Fi-ready lobby to write up a quick news post or a fashion fan who's desperate to rub shoulders with industry insiders, these hotels will do the trick. Read on and get ready to do some lurking this week. (And for restaurant tips, head here.)
The Bowery Hotel
Perfect for: Celebrity spotting, after-parties and a cool bar scene
A Hotel Life says: "This is the go-to hotel for the fashion crowd. It's well-located and you have this amazing restaurant, Gemma, on site. If you're staying at the Bowery, they normally have events going on upstairs and the cozy bar always attracts a downtown cool party."
335 Bowery, TheBoweryHotel.com
Gramercy Park Hotel
Perfect for: High-end cocktails
A Hotel Life says: "It's a quintessential Fashion Week spot for post-show cocktails. The vibe is very luxurious and a lot of celebrities stay here. It's not the type of place to hold a meeting but it's definitely meant for after hours."
2 Lexington Avenue, GramercyParkHotel.com
The High Line Hotel
Perfect for: Easy travel to and from shows
A Hotel Life says: "When it comes down to convenience and service, The High Line is perfect. It's not exactly a party hotel so if you want to have a little peace of mind — but still [be] relatively close to where all of the happenings are going on — this is the best place to stay. Take a breather between shows at the lobby's coffee bar, too."
180 Tenth Avenue, TheHighLineHotel.com
Perfect for: Meetings and doing work in between shows
A Hotel Life says: "The lobby has Wi-Fi and there's also an outdoor space that's pretty private, so it's great to hold meetings among a young, creative crowd. Afterwards, check out the low-key but trendy restaurants, like El Rey Coffee Bar & Luncheonette, that are nearby in the Lower East Side."
180 Ludlow Street, LudlowHotel.com
Perfect for: Fashion editor (and Kardashian-Jenner clan) sightings
A Hotel Life says: "Mercer Hotel is a landmark building with a clean design and spacious rooms. It's very New York, very SoHo and it's not fussy — just high-quality. If you want to stay here, you're set up with a nice (celebrity-favored) restaurant, bar and a great area to explore."
147 Mercer Street, MercerHotel.com
The New York Edition
Perfect for: People-watching and being seen at the lobby bar
A Hotel Life says: "The hotel itself is one of the chicest in New York City. And the lobby bar has a generous number of cocktails on its menu, with some that are shareable among two to six people."
5 Madison Avenue, EditionHotels.com/NewYork
The Standard, High Line
Perfect for: A classic — and crowd-pleasing — New York City night out
A Hotel Life says: "The Standard is where you always take your friends when they come into town. It has incredible views of the city from the rooftop and the rooms' floor-to-ceiling windows. A plus for being a guest is you'll likely come across a fashion party at the Boom Boom Room, Top of the Standard or Le Bain. The Standard Grill is also a great restaurant for dinner after a day of seeing shows."
848 Washington Street, StandardHotels.com
Perfect for: A quick getaway from traipsing about Manhattan all week
A Hotel Life says: "This wouldn't be the ideal place for showgoers to book their stay during Fashion Week, but if you're tired from running around Chelsea and the Meatpacking District, a short trek to Williamsburg in Brooklyn will lead you to the rooftop of the Wythe Hotel, where you'll find great cocktails, good vibes and a beautiful view of Manhattan."
80 Wythe Avenue, WytheHotel.com