Some of the most fabled buildings in New York City are grand old hotels. Over the decades, they have sheltered the world's most famous artists, presidents, kings and celebrities. Here are 17 of the city's most legendary hotels, from the artistic mecca of the Algonquin to the palatial Waldorf Astoria.
Research for this story was based on reports from the city's Landmarks Preservation Commission as well as several books, including Stan Turkel's invaluable "Built To Last: 100+ Year-Old Hotels in New York."
Martha Washington Hotel