12 Hotels With the Best Views In NYC (2024)
Last Updated on December 19, 2023 by Dana Berez
12 Hotels With the Best Views In NYC
Picking a hotel in NYC can seem daunting. There are hundreds of fabulous options that make choosing the right hotel that much harder. To narrow it down, I put together a list of hotels with the best views in NYC because your trip to NYC should include some serious skyline!
I’ve included hotels that range from every price point. So whether you want to splurge or save, you can do so with an epic view of New York City.
Now, let’s get into the list of the top Hotels in NYC with the Best Views.
Sorted in Random Order * Contains affiliate links
Great news, this post was updated in 2022!
The Motto Chelsea is the newest hotel added to the list. Opened in January 2022, the Motto Hotel features cutting-edge design and incredible unobstructed views of lower Manhattan! Be sure to book a King Landmark View room to get the best city views.
This hotel was built from the ground up, so everything is brand new. The rooms feel spacious, and there are even smart design elements like smart TVs, and space for your luggage under the bed (genius)!
Plus you’ll find a full-service restaurant, Bar Cichetti, you actually want to eat and drink at. The cocktail list features a popular spicy take on a margarita. And you can keep in shape with a fitness center, and a second-floor lobby lounge where you can relax.
Location: Chelsea NYC
The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is a natural sanctuary located on the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park. You’ll be steps away from the Brooklyn Bridge Promenade, with great restaurants, bars, and incredible views everywhere you look.
The guestrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Manhattan Skyline, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the East River. Rooms bring the outside in with luxe textured organic materials, cotton linens and towels, custom 1 Hotels bath products, and living green elements.
Be sure to enjoy a cocktail and take a dip in the outdoor plunge pool located on the rooftop with stunning views of Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Location: 60 Furman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Dumbo)
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The Langham sores 60 stories in the sky offering an unparalleled luxury experience in the sky. Located in the center of Midtown nestled between the Empire State Building and Bryant Park make this an ideal location.
The 234 residentially-styled guest rooms and suites are designed for relaxation. Each is furnished with indulgent amenities like Swedish Duxiana beds, large marble bathrooms with a soaking tub, and a separate rainfall shower. Enjoy iconic Manhattan views with oversized floor-to-ceiling windows.
Location: 400 5th Ave, New York NY 10018 (Midtown Manhattan)
One of the newer hotels in NYC that opened July 15, 2019, The Equinox Hotel prioritizes rejuvenation in its calming cool rooms creating an oasis in the concrete jungle.
Each of the 212 rooms offers floor-to-ceiling windows with views of New York City, Hudson River, the Vessel, or the iconic Manhattan skyline. The guestrooms are designed with regeneration in mind including total soundproofing, blackout blinds, and integrated technology for personalization. You’ll have a deep sleep in the king-size bed layered with temperature-regulating natural fibers.
Location: 33 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001 (Hudson Yards)
Arlo Nomad is a minimalistic hotel centrally located in Manhattan, just steps away from Madison Square Park and the Empire State Building making it the perfect home base in the city.
While the rooms average 150 sq feet, the view will make you feel like you own NYC. Each room has incredible sky-high views of Manhattan. To ensure the best view, stay in a ‘City’ or ‘Sky’ room. Be sure to bring your camera!
Location: 11 E 31st St, New York, NY 10016 (Nomad)
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The Moxy Chelsea rises 35 stories high and packs in all the amenities without the price tag. Located in Manhattan’s Flower, the Moxy Chelsea blends a botanically inspired design with Italian Romance.
The 350 guestrooms are cozy and offer amazing light with floor to ceiling, wall to wall windows. Each room features a rainfall shower, flatscreen TV, wifi, rollaway furniture, and beautiful views.
Enjoy TAO Group’s Feroce Ristorante, Feroce Caffé, and Feroce Pizza & Bocce, brand new eating and drinking concepts. Plus don’t miss the rooftop lounge with 360-degree panoramic views of NYC at The Fleur Room.
Location: 105 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001 (Chelsea)
Situated above the famous Highline Park, the Standard Highline is an adult playground from top to bottom. Each one of the guestrooms has floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of the city & the Hudson River which makes it the perfect spot to watch the sunset.
Located in the trendy Meatpacking district, this hotel is in the center of Manhattan’s nightlife & culture scene. You’ll find plenty of bars, restaurants, the Whitney Museum, shopping including Chelsea Market and the famous Highline Park. Inside the hotel don’t miss the rooftop bar Le Bain, the iconic Top of The Standard, a German beer garden, and the Standard Grill.
Location: 848 Washington St, New York, NY 10014 (Meatpacking)
Hello, floor-to-ceiling windows! The Dominick mergers uptown elegance with a downtown edge. You’ll be sure to snag an epic view from this hotel with its available 46 floors of unobstructed views of the city’s sparkling skyline, Hudson River, Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and surrounding neighborhoods.
The rooms are residential style, more than third being suites, that blend classic style with New York Edge each with floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Dominick is also located just a few steps away from world-class galleries, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. If you come during the warmer months you’ll have to check out the 6,000 sq foot outdoor swimming pool.
Location: 246 Spring Street, New York NY 10013 (Soho)
Hotel Indigo is perfect for those looking to be in the heart of the Lower East Side. Surrounded by vibrant street art, boutique shopping, classic restaurant institutions, like the famous Katz Delicatessen and Russ & Daughters (NYC foods you need to try), and plenty of bars.
The guestrooms offer epic views of the city with floor-to-ceiling windows or a terrace.
You’ll also enjoy the large common spaces and the popular rooftop lounge, Mr. Purple, with 360-degree views of New York and an open-air heated swimming pool.
Location: 171 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002 (Lower East Side)
50 Bowery offers incredible views of New York City and the Manhattan Bridge from its guestrooms. Each room is equipped with modern furnishings inspired by the neighborhood, Johnathan Adler bath products, luxe robe, and of course amazing views.
Located in the heart of Chinatown, you’ll be in the center of restaurants, shopping, and galleries all while being a short walk to SoHo and the Lower East Side.
Be sure to check out the incredible panoramic views of New York City from the rooftop deck, The Crown for light bites and cocktails.
Location: 50 Bowery, New York, NY 10013 (Chinatown)
The William Vale is a modern luxury hotel located in the trendy Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn. You’ll be steps away from plenty of unique restaurants, bars, art, and boutique shopping giving this location a truly local feel.
Each of the 183 rooms features floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony! For the iconic Manhattan Skyline, be sure to book a ‘Gotham’ room featuring King Bed. If you want an epic wrap-around terrace, check out the Gotham Corner Suite.
Plus, you won’t want to leave this hotel with all of the fun features including a seasonal outdoor pool, rooftop bar Westlight, Seasonal rooftop ice-skating rink, and Italian Restaurant Luca.
Location: 111 N 12th St, Brooklyn NY 11249 (Williamsburg)
The Made Hotel is a design-forward hotel that should definitely be on your list to stay in NYC. Located in between Herald Square and the Flatiron District you’ll be within walking distance to great parks, restaurants, bars, shopping, and of course the Empire State Building.
While some rooms don’t offer epic skyline views, the rooms that do offer city views are the ‘Studio’ ‘Deluxe’ ‘Deluxe Balcony’ ‘Creative Suite’ and ‘Master Suite’ so be sure to check that option when booking. While there are other hotels with more epic views, the design elements make it up!
You can also take in the views from the second-floor patio or the tiki-inspired rooftop lounge, Good Behavior!
Location: 44 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001 (Nomad)
Boro is a hip and contemporary hotel located in the residential and commercial Queens neighborhood, a 4-minute walk from the subway just 2 stops into Manhattan.
The understated guestrooms are flooded with natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows offering breathtaking views of the iconic New York City skyline. Choose the Manhattan View with balcony room for the optimal room with a view. You’ll have a great night’s sleep with the custom-designed beds with pillowtop mattresses and Italian plush bedding.
Location: 38-28 27th St, Long Island City, NY 11101 (Queens)
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Where is the Best Area to Stay in NYC
First things first, where is the best area to stay in NYC? It really depends on what you are looking to do in NYC. I've selected hotels in Midtown Manhattan through Soho and Brooklyn for the best spots in the city with epic views.
If it's your first time in NYC, or you're planning on visiting the main attractions like Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and the Empire State Building, your best bet is to stay in Midtown Manhattan.
Midtown Manhattan is an all-around crowd-pleaser because there is so much to see and do like shopping along 5th Avenue or eating at one of NYC's famous restaurants.
I find this is the ideal area to stay for travelers to be centrally located and near plenty of subway lines to take you throughout the city. If you're wanting to know what to see, check out my two days in NYC travel Itinerary to see all of Manhattan in just 2 days.
Lower Manhattan/ Brooklyn
If you are looking for a more local feel, I would recommend staying in Lower Manhattan, or Brooklyn.
These areas have plenty of upbeat restaurants, bars, and boutique shopping. You can walk the cobblestones streets in SoHo, take in views of the Brooklyn Bridge, and get an overall local residential vibe the city has to offer in some unique dwellings.
If this sounds right up your alley, be sure to check out my local guide to NYC with plenty of new things to add to your itinerary.
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