Of all the destinations found on those proverbial bucket lists, New York is probably the most popular. A city of sweeping beauty, global culture, and with iconic landmarks almost everywhere you turn, it's as familiar to its 8 million residents as it is to daydreams on the other side of the world. Our love affair with the city is found through music, art, film, television and literature, and yet, somehow, The Big Apple still manages to live up to all of our expectations.
Where you stay in the city is probably immaterial when compared to what you can do there, but that doesn't stop some of the available accommodation from being simply jaw-dropping. It's an expense, sure, but the city's various penthouses, apartments and lofts are as weird and wondrous as New York itself.
A split cost here, a bit of saving there, and you might just be able to make yourself feel like a genuine Prince or Princess of the Five boroughs before you return home to your 9-to-5 routine in the rain...
20. The One That You Want
Located in Canon Hill, Brooklyn, this £140 per night architectural gem is a must for those of you who are looking to experience the finer things in New York. Jessica, the owner, is a delight and also makes the meanest breakfast in the city.