Apr 20, 2023
10 min read

The 45 Best Hotels in New York City

New York City has come to be known for its soaring skyscrapers, vibrant arts scene epitomized by Broadway and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and diverse neighborhoods each with own their unique cultural flavor. With numerous iconic landmarks and a food scene that spans from hot dog carts to Michelin-starred restaurants, New York City is a dynamic melting pot of experiences, cultures, and people.
Each NYC neighborhood has its own distinct energy and vibe - here are a few that we recommend to get the most out of a trip to the city: SoHo is a hub for high-end shopping and design, with cast-iron architecture and upscale boutiques; the Lower East Side offers innovative art galleries, a thriving food scene, and historical landmarks; the Meatpacking District is a center for fashion, featuring the Whitney Museum of American Art and the start of the High Line; and Williamsburg in Brooklyn has a vibrant arts culture, culinary diversity, and an impressive indie music scene.

1. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

This eco-conscious hotel is located along the East River with views of the Manhattan skyline and offers a unique blend of urban design and natural beauty. Guests will find warm tones, reclaimed wood, and living greenery in each of the 194 rooms and suites. The hotel features a variety of amenities including a 50-seat screening room, an on-site farm stand, a fitness center, a seasonal rooftop plunge pool, and a Tesla electric vehicle to shuttle guests to nearby locales.
The hotel also offers an on-site, farm-to-table restaurant featuring fresh, locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant favors a seasonal menu, oftentimes crafted by the in-house forager and chef, while he rooftop lounge offers guests handcrafted cocktails and tasty small plates.

2. 1 Hotel Central Park

Located just one block away from Central Park, this eco-friendly boutique hotel offers guests convenient access to some of New York City's most iconic attractions, such as the Museum of Modern Art, Central Park Zoo, and Fifth Avenue Shopping District. The hotel's design incorporates reclaimed materials and organic elements, while each of its 229 guest rooms and suites comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, useful amenities, and modern décor. The on-site restaurant serves farm-to-table cuisine, ensuring that the dishes are not only enjoyable but also eco-conscious. The hotel's fitness center and spa also offers a range of services, while the rooftop bar features views of the city skyline and a warm, friendly staff.

3. 11 Howard

In New York City's SoHo neighborhood, this modern hotel offers a unique style and convenient location. Guests can easily access iconic art galleries, designer shops, celebrated eateries, and popular cultural attractions. The minimalistic design integrates Scandinavian style with subtle Asian touches, while the 211 guest rooms and suites feature tall ceilings, custom-designed furniture, an understated color palette, and floor-to-ceiling windows that provide stunning views of the city's skyline. A French-American restaurant on the ground floor serves seasonal plates inspired by local ingredients, while the spacious bar offers a variety of hand-crafted cocktails. Additional amenities include a fitness center, fully equipped meeting and event spaces, and a curated art collection throughout the hotel that showcases emerging local and international artists.

4. Ace Hotel Brooklyn

This hotel is situated in the center or Brooklyn and features 287 rooms and suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, offering guests views of either the Manhattan skyline or neighborhood of Brooklyn. Modern amenities can also be found in each room, such as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and Bluetooth speaker systems. The surrounding neighborhood has a variety of options for dining, shopping, and art experiences, while the hotel's on-site restaurant offers seasonally inspired dishes and farm-to-table cuisine crafted with locally sourced ingredients. The rooftop bar offers both craft cocktails and panoramic views of the city. Other amenities include a relaxing rooftop garden and well-equipped fitness center.

5. Andaz 5th Avenue - a concept by Hyatt

Located in Midtown, near the iconic New York Public Library and Bryant Park, this hotel offers 184 lofts and suites. Each room comes with floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious bathrooms with rain showers and custom bath amenities. The hotel features an array of installations by local and international artists, as well as an on-site restaurant serving a seasonally-driven menu, crafted using locally sourced ingredients. Along with other amenities, there's also a quiet rooftop bar offering city views.

6. Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York

Walking distance from the iconic Museum of Modern Art, this five-star hotel has 114 guest rooms and suites, as well as 60 private residences. The interior was inspired by the French crystal brand’s heritage, and features crystal chandeliers in many of the rooms and public spaces. Amenities include a spa, indoor pool, and modern fitness facility. The on-site restaurant offers French cuisine with flavors of Paris, while a bar underneath a 64-foot-long crystal chandelier serves craft cocktails, wine, and champagne. There's also a tea lounge, displaying fine crystal products, and offering a contemporary twist on the classic afternoon tea tradition.

7. Casa Cipriani New York

This hotel is located on the grounds of the Battery Maritime Building in downtown Manhattan and is walking distance from popular attractions like Wall Street, One World Trade Center, and the Statue of Liberty. The hotel offers 47 rooms and suites with waterfront and city skyline views, in-room espresso machines, and a rooftop bar. The on-site Italian restaurant serves contemporary dishes using locally-sourced ingredients. Guests can chose between the indoor dining room or the outdoor terrace, which offers a waterfront dining experience.

8. Conrad New York Downtown

Located in Manhattan's Battery Park City neighborhood, this hotel offers 463 suites featuring separate living areas and Marsh & Allan amenities. The hotel's location allows guests to walk to iconic New York attractions including the 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, and the Hudson River waterfront. The hotel's upscale Mediterranean-inspired restaurant overlooks the Hudson River, while the rooftop bar serves handcrafted cocktails against a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline. Other amenities include an extensive collection of contemporary art, open event spaces, and a fitness center.

9. Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

Walking distance from the iconic World Trade Center complex and the popular Financial District neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, this five-star hotel features an 82-story design and a range of amenities, including a spa, indoor lap pool, fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. The spacious guest rooms and suites come with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving guests sweeping views of the city's iconic skyline or the Hudson River. The on-site restaurant is run by a Michelin-starred chef, while the lobby bar offers guests a quiet place for relaxed get-togethers and intimate conversations.

10. Freehand New York

Siuated in Manhattan's Flatiron District, this hotel was originally a classic 1920s building that once housed the George Washington Hotel, before being transformed by the design firm Roman and Williams. Guests can choose from 395 private accommodations, which include both individual rooms and shared bunk rooms. Each space features custom furnishings, original artwork, and a range of amenities, while also providing a sense of community. The hotel has both a rooftop bar and venue that serves handcrafted cocktails with stunning New York City views and a welcoming eatery serving Middle Eastern flavors. The ground-level bar offers guests a gathering spot for pre-dinner aperitifs or nightcaps, while the upscale Italian restaurant features a menu inspired by the Slow Food movement of the 1980s. This property also periodically hosts curated cultural events.

11. Gild Hall, A Thompson Hotel

This property is located in Manhattan's Financial District, close to Wall Street and the 9/11 Memorial, this boutique hotel offers a blend of modern design and the warmth of rustic Aspen-inspired lodges. In the classically styled Library Bar, guests will find dark, oak-panelled walls, comfortable lighting, and plush leather furnishings. The rooms feature a residential style, custom-designed furnishings, rich textures, and unique artwork, while amenities include flat screen TVs, minibars, and Frette linens. The on-site, Tuscan-inspired restaurant serves an array of Italian classics prepared with an innovative twist.

12. Hyatt Centric Wall Street New York

This four-star hotel sits in Manhattan's financial district and is walking distance from iconic attractions such as the New York Stock Exchange, One World Trade Center, and the 9/11 Memorial. The hotel has 102 rooms and suites and offers amenities like a modern fitness center, an on-site restaurant, and a classy rooftop lounge. The rooms also feature plush bedding, spacious workstations, and spectacular views of the city.
The on-site restaurant serves New American cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients, while the rooftop lounge serves handcrafted cocktails with views of the cityscape below. Other amenities include versatile meeting spaces and a dedicated event team offering personalized services.

13. Made Hotel

Located in Manhattan's NoMad neighborhood, this boutique hotel offers 108 guest rooms, each with contemporary decor, custom-built furnishings, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Guests will also find a unique combination of amenities and personalized services, as well as iconic New York attractions, dining, and shopping in close proximity. The hotel features appealing communal spaces, including a rooftop bar with views of the city skyline, and an inviting coffee shop serving craft beverages and treats. The on-site restaurant offers all-day dining options, making it a popular choice for both hotel guests and locals alike.

14. Mandarin Oriental, New York

This five-star hotel offers views of the city skyline, Central Park, and the Hudson River. Along with 244 rooms and suites, the hotel features a spa, fitness center, 75-foot indoor swimming pool, and a range of dining options. Guests can also walk to iconic attractions and shopping destinations, such as Columbus Circle and Fifth Avenue. The restaurant serves dishes inspired by Asian and American tastes, while the cocktail lounge overlooks Central Park. Other amenities include a dedicated concierge service and a spa offering six treatment rooms, a VIP spa suite for couples, a comprehensive heat and water therapy suite, and a range of holistic treatment options.

15. Park Hyatt New York

Guests staying at this five-star hotel provides have easy access to New York City's most iconic attractions, including Carnegie Hall, Central Park, and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as access to a variety of dining, shopping, and cultural experiences. The hotel's spacious guest rooms and suites come with custom furniture, modern artwork, and sweeping views of the skyline and Central Park. The hotel also has an on-site spa, indoor swimming pool, and well-equipped fitness center. Fine dining and an extensive wine list are available at the hotel's on-site restaurant, while guests can find cocktails and light fare at the lobby lounge.

16. Pendry Manhattan West

Located in the Manhattan West district, this hotel offers modern amenities and a central location, walking distance from shopping, dining, and cultural attractions, as well as Hudson Yards, the High Line, and Madison Square Garden. Guest rooms and suites are tailored to meet the needs of the modern traveler, while the dedicated concierge service ensures a comfortable stay. The property also features a spa, fitness center, and an array of dining options.

17. PUBLIC, an Ian Schrager hotel

This Lower East Side boutique hotel offers 367 minimalist guest rooms and suites, all featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, custom furnishings, and city views. The hotel's amenities include an around-the-clock fitness center, meeting and event spaces, and a peaceful garden for relaxation or working remotely. Guests have the option of a lively rooftop bar serving craft cocktails and panoramic views or a more intimate lobby bar, perfect for a nightcap. The in-house restaurant offers a globally inspired menu made with locally sourced ingredients, catering to a range of taste preferences.

18. Refinery Hotel

Housed in a former hat factory from the early 1900s, this boutique hotel in Manhattan's fashion district features 197 guest rooms and suites and a collection of public spaces. The rooftop offers breathtaking views of the iconic Empire State Building, while guests will also have convenient access to major attractions, including Times Square, Bryant Park, and Fifth Avenue shopping. The rooms and suites feature lofty ceilings, expansive windows, custom-designed furnishings, and comfortable Frette linens. Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, fully stocked minibars, flat-screen TVs, a well-equipped fitness center, and versatile meeting and event spaces. On-site dining options include a contemporary American restaurant with an award-winning cocktail program.

19. Soho Grand Hotel

Located in New York's SoHo neighborhood, this hotel offers 353 modern rooms and suites, each with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the bustling city streets below. The hotel's lobby features high ceilings and grand staircase. Guests will also find an on-site fitness center, salon, and a variety of nearby options for shopping, dining, and cultural attractions. The in-house restaurant caters to both American and international tastes, while the bar and lounge offers a selection of handcrafted cocktails in a comfortable atmosphere perfect for both socializing and relaxing.

20. The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel

This iconic, 19th-century landmark hotel in lower Manhattan features a nine-story Victorian atrium with a distinctive, pyramidal skylight. The hotel's 287 rooms and suites include amenities such as marble bathrooms, unique artwork, and a curated mini bar. The on-site restaurant offers fine dining, signature cocktails, and an extensive wine menu. And the hotel's central location allows guests easy access to nearby attractions, such as the World Trade Center, Brooklyn Bridge, and the South Street Seaport.

21. The Bowery Hotel

The Bowery is a boutique hotel on the lower east side that offers custom furnishings, lush Italian linens, and top-quality amenities. The rooftop terrace provides breathtaking views of the iconic Manhattan skyline, while the hotel's vintage-inspired lobby bar offers craft cocktails and a curated wine selection. The adjacent farm-to-table restaurant offers a seasonal menu that utilizes local, organic ingredients. The hotel's location places guests within walking distance of a variety of shops, galleries, and renowned dining establishments, while nearby public transportation makes it easy to access the city's top attractions.

22. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

The Carlyle is an upper east side hotel that offers spectacular views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, as well as top-quality accommodations featuring upscale amenities and unique personal touches. Amenities include a bar featuring live jazz performances, on-site spa, fitness center, and salon.

23. The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City

Located in Manhattan's Theater District, this five-star property features Art Deco architecture, pristine restoration, and a rich history dating back to 1905. The hotel is in close proximity to iconic sights such as Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the Museum of Modern Art.
All 76 guest rooms and suites are equipped with modern technology. Guests will also have access to a variety of personalized services, including a dedicated butler and access to The Lambs Club, an intimate private dining club featuring modern American cuisine. While the hotel's wellness offerings include a spa that uses nature-inspired treatments, a 24-hour fitness center, and a saltwater lap pool. Expert concierges are also available to arrange tailor-made sightseeing, dining, and shopping experiences.

24. The Greenwich Hotel

This five-star boutique hotel in Tribeca offers 88 distinctive guest rooms and suites, each individually designed by artisans from around the globe. Notable on-site amenities include an Italian-style marble pool, a bamboo courtyard, a tranquil Shibui Spa, and a restaurant featuring seasonal cuisine. The hotel staff provides personalized service, and each guest can enjoy a host of complimentary extras, such as morning in-room coffee, daily newspaper, curated minibar, and plush embroidered robes. The hotel is also in close proximity to iconic sites such as the World Trade Center, SoHo, and the Financial District.

25. The Hoxton Williamsburg

Located in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, this hotel offers easy access to city streets filled with unique shops, bars, and restaurant. Featuring comfortable rooms with views of Manhattan's iconic skyline, the hotel also offers guests a rooftop bar and restaurant with breathtaking views, a cozy lobby bar and café, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property. Each guest room features a blend of exposed brick, hardwood floors, and comfortable furnishings, but guests can choose from a variety of room types, including those with king or queen beds or a bit of extra space. Guests can also enjoy a warm cup of coffee or tea from the comfort of their room, as well as a rainforest shower in their ensuite bathroom.

26. The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue

The Langham is situated right on Fifth Avenue and provides guests with easy access to attractions such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, and Central Park. The hotel also offers stunning views of the city skyline, modern technology, marble bathrooms, and a range of other amenities, including a full-service spa and wellness center, a well-equipped fitness center, and an appealing in-house restaurant led by a two Michelin-starred chef.

27. The Lowell

Located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, this five-star boutique hotel is in close proximity to Central Park, Madison Avenue shopping, and renowned museums. Offering 74 guest rooms and suites, the spacious accommodations feature a classic design and are equipped with marble bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, and wood-burning fireplaces.
The on-site, Michelin-starred restaurant uses farm-to-table ingredients to create a variety of dishes, while the cozy bar and lounge offers signature cocktails and an extensive wine list.

28. The Ludlow Hotel

The Ludlow is a boutique hotel on the lower east side featuring an industrial-chic design with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the Manhattan skyline. The property features an array of accommodations to suit various preferences, from loft-style rooms to spacious suites, each with hardwood floors, handmade silk rugs, and custom furnishings. Other amenities include rain shower heads, mini-bars stocked with locally sourced items, and smart TVs.
Guest will find a lush garden, on-site restaurant serving classic French cuisine with a contemporary twist, and a lounge decorated with rich mahogany and marble offering craft cocktails. Skyline views are accessible from the tranquil rooftop terrace, and for special occasions, there is event space available.

29. The Maritime Hotel

Located in the Chelsea district, this nautically-inspired hotel offers a maritime design with features like porthole windows and other bold maritime elements. The hotel's 126 contemporary rooms and suites were inspired by the historical maritime buildings that once occupied New York's waterfront. The hotel's location, near the High Line, Meatpacking District, and Chelsea Market, ensures that guests will have quick access to a variety of shopping and dining options. The property offers garden spaces and a rooftop bar with panoramic views of the Hudson River and city skyline, as well as an Italian-inspired restaurant serving a curated menu that utilizes locally-sourced ingredients. Other amenities include a fitness center, personalized concierge services, and exclusive access to some of the city's most prestigious events.

30. The Mark

The Mark is a five-star property on the upper east side offering contemporary interiors designed by renowned French designer Jacques Grange. Each of the 150 spacious guest rooms and suites feature custom furnishings, marble bathrooms, and an array of modern amenities. The on-site restaurant serves contemporary European cuisine, but in-room dining is also available day and night. Other amenities include a bar featuring nightly DJ entertainment, comprehensive concierge services, a fitness center, a hair salon, and a fine-art gallery.

31. The Marlton Hotel

Located in Greenwich Village, this historic boutique hotel once served as a gathering spot for cultural icons such as Jack Kerouac and Lenny Bruce. With 107 cozy guest rooms and suites, each inspired by a Parisian pied-à-terre, the hotel features details like herringbone wood floors and brass fixtures, while also offering contemporary amenities such as high-speed Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and a 24-hour fitness center. The on-site, French-Mediterranean-inspired bistro utilizes local, seasonal ingredients to create an array of unique dishes. The hotel's bar, featuring dark wood paneling and a marble fireplace, serves a variety of craft cocktails and wines. Nearby downtown attractions include Washington Square Park, Union Square, and the High Line.

32. The Ned NoMad

The Ned NoMad features a blend of historic architecture and contemporary design, and is walking distance from the iconic Flatiron Building, Madison Square Park, and a wide array of dining and shopping options. Each of the hotel's 250 rooms and suites comes with carefully preserved antique furnishings, custom fabrics, and a range of other amenities. Highlights include a rooftop area and pool with panoramic city views, a subterranean spa, and a collection of distinct dining options. Guests can enjoy cocktails at the speakeasy-style lounge, grilled fare at the brasserie, or Italian cuisine at the restaurant.

33. The New York EDITION

In the center of New York City, this hotel is located near the historic Metropolitan Life Clock Tower. From its 273 rooms and suites, guests can enjoy views of the iconic city skyline, the Empire State Building, and Madison Square Park. Amenities include an on-site restaurant operated by a Michelin-starred chef, spa treatments including massages and facials, and a fitness center.

34. The Peninsula New York

The Peninsula is a well-located property offering easy access to Fifth Avenue's shopping options and iconic attractions. The five-star hotel features 235 guest rooms and suites, a rooftop lounge and bar with sweeping views of the New York City skyline, an on-site indoor pool, and a modern fitness center. Other amenities include a Michelin-starred restaurant, lobby lounge serving artisanal cocktails and a selection of small plates, and a spa offering a range of holistic treatments and services. Event spaces and a dedicated concierge service are also available.

35. The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York

This five-star hotel offers guests stunning views of Central Park and the city skyline. Guest rooms and suites feature custom furnishings, plush bedding, and modern technology. The hotel's on-site restaurant serves French-inspired cuisine, while handcrafted cocktails are available in the lounge. Guests can also enjoy personalized services including a dedicated butler, a range of in-room dining options, and a fully-equipped fitness center and spa.

36. The Plaza Hotel

Welcoming guests since 1907, The Plaza is a timeless and iconic hotel. The property offers access to a range of dining experiences, cuisines, creative cocktails, and afternoon tea services. Along with a rich history, the hotel's features a grand ballroom and several meeting spaces, as well as a spa and fitness center.

37. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

Located along the southern edge of Central Park, this five-star hotel offers stunning park views, several dining options, comfortable accommodations, and a spa, all within walking distance to the city's premier attractions. Guests will find by a warm, refined atmosphere featuring classic interior design and carefully curated art pieces. The hotel's 259 guest rooms and suites come with custom furnishings, plush bedding, and modern technology.

38. The St. Regis New York

Near Central Park, Museum Mile, and a variety of shopping destinations, this five-star hotel offers 24-hour butler service and unique amenities. Originally founded by John Jacob Astor IV in 1904, the property features Beaux-Arts architecture, custom furnishings, and marble bathrooms with heated floors. Other amenities include an on-site restaurant that uses both local and international ingredients, a spa and fitness center, meeting spaces, and a thoughtfully-curated art collection.

39. The Standard East Village

The Standard East Village features 145 modern guest rooms and suites, an array of eclectic dining options, a quiet garden, and a lively rooftop lounge overlooking the city. The location provides easy access to a range of galleries, theaters, trendy boutiques nightlife options, and several subway lines.

40. The Standard High Line

Situated above High Line Park in New York's Meatpacking District, this boutique hotel offers 337 guest rooms, many of which come with city and river views. The property features designs by Ennead Architects and interiors by Roman and Williams, including floor-to-ceiling windows and sleek, modern furnishings. Amenities include a full-service spa, a 24-hour fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. The hotel is within walking distance of numerous dining, shopping, and nightlife options, as well as popular attractions like the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Chelsea Market. The rooftop bar and lounge offers innovative cocktails, light fare, and 360-degree panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, Hudson River, and Statue of Liberty. Guests can also use the outdoor area to relax in the sun or take a dip in the heated plunge pool. The ground-level restaurant offers a seasonal menu highlighting locally sourced ingredients, complemented by an extensive wine and cocktail list.

41. The Times Square EDITION

The Times Square EDITION houses 452 guest rooms and suites that feature spacious layouts, quality amenities, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Specialty suites featuring terraces and soaking tubs are also available. Amenities include an on-site, Michelin-starred restaurant serving modern, inventive cuisine, a fitness center, a spa, and beauty services. The hotel's nightclub offers a vibrant nightlife scene along with craft cocktails and live performances, while the rooftop bar and terrace provide skyline views during sunset hours.

42. The Wall Street Hotel

Located in the Financial District, this hotel offers easy access to some of New York City's most iconic attractions, as well as a variety of shops and eateries at the nearby Brookfield Place and Westfield World Trade Center. Each room features modern decor, spacious work areas, and floor-to-ceiling windows offering uninterrupted views of lower Manhattan. Other amenities include an on-site spa, fitness center, and rooftop bar.

43. The Whitby Hotel

This boutique hotel in Midtown offers 86 individually designed rooms and suites, each with floor-to-ceiling windows, quality fabrics, and spectacular views of the city skyline. Amenities include a gym, private cinema, and rooftop terrace. The on-site restaurant serves modern American cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients, along with hand-selected wines and artisanal cocktails. Also available for special events, the dining area features an Orangerie with a vaulted glass ceiling, as well as several other private spaces for intimate gatherings or business meetings.

44. The William Vale

A Williamsburg favorite, this hotel offers 183 guest rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, offering guests views of the Manhattan skyline and surrounding Brooklyn landmarks. Guests can also easily explore the local area, which is popular for shopping, dining, and cultural attractions. Amenities include a 60-foot outdoor pool, elevated park, various culinary options, a rooftop bar with unobstructed panoramic views, and an on-site Italian restaurant serving contemporary cuisine.

45. Wythe Hotel

Located in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood, this converted 1901 factory offers 70 rooms and suites, combining historic industrial design with modern comforts. Most rooms come with large, floor-to-ceiling windows that provide views of the Manhattan skyline. The hotel is a short walk from numerous local attractions including boutique shops, eateries, galleries, entertainment venues, the East River waterfront, and subway stations. The property features a popular rooftop bar offering craft cocktails and panoramic city views, while the on-site, farm-to-table restaurant serves diverse flavors of the region using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients. With flexible event spaces, this hotel is also well-suited for corporate gatherings, intimate weddings, and other social affairs.
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