The 15 Best Hotels In New York City

The Big Apple boasts the title of the city that never sleeps, but the island of Manhattan has an impressive array of hotels to find respite from the bustling streets below. From cozy boutique hotels to historic grande dames, the options are seemingly endless. The only issue you’ll encounter—similar to choosing a restaurant in the city—is selecting which one is right for you. Our guide to the best hotels in New York City offers a curated list of options that surprise and delight with over-the-top service, all-star amenities and, most importantly, comfortable, quiet and luxurious spaces to recharge for another day of adventure. Here are our favorite hotels in NYC including everything from extravagant luxury stays to hotels with the best views of the skyline.

Best Hotel Overall: Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

The opulent lobby inside the Four Seasons Hotel New York, Downtown.

The Four Seasons Hotel New York, Downtown

It’s hard to choose one standout feature of the downtown Four Seasons—there are so many things that make this hotel top-notch from the graceful architecture to the exceptional service; you’ll feel like royalty from the moment you step out of your Uber. The convenient Tribeca location is a great starting point for exploring downtown. It’s just steps from Battery Park, FiDi, One World Trade Center and the Hudson River, but it may be a challenge to leave your room after check-in. Oversized suites have gorgeous marble bathrooms, oversized tubs with views of the city skyline and plush beds that you’ll melt right into. Some rooms even come with terraces—perfect for reading the morning paper and sipping a latte while the city bustles below.

If NYC has worn you out, take a moment to recharge at the wellness center—an entire floor of the hotel dedicated to fitness and well-being. Book a 90-minute Sleep Serenity massage after taking a few laps in the heated pool and you’ll sleep like a baby. It’s a rare feat in the city that never stops.

Best Hotel On The Park: The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

The Presidential Suite at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

Housed in a historic building across the street from Central Park, the Ritz-Carlton New York is an elegant option in one of the city’s most desirable locations. Guests can easily get lost on a sunny afternoon in the Park or go shopping at Bergdorf Goodman and the rest of the luxury shops on 5th Avenue.

A recent renovation preserved the building’s gorgeous historical elements while providing a contemporary 21st-century upgrade. Redesigned guest rooms—awash in soft hues—are an escape from the often overwhelming metropolis right outside the front door with luxurious features like marble bathrooms and dreamy feather-topped beds.

Book a facial at the luxurious La Prairie Spa to get all that city grime out of your pores, and then head to the Club Lounge to refuel and do a little work if you must. The Contour gastro lounge serves light bites and cocktails all-day, and if you’re craving a workout, check out the newly designed Movement Studio.

Best Hotel On The Upper East Side: The Mark Hotel

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A daytime view of the atrium entrance to the Mark Hotel.

The Mark Hotel

Often times you have to choose between the character of a historic building and modern-day amenities, but this couldn’t be father from the case at the Mark Hotel. The gorgeous 16-story building at the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue is a 1920s landmark, and it has all the modern comforts and technologies. Famed designer Jacques Grange created a space that is French-inspired and comfortable from the avant-garde black and white lobby to the five-star amenities.

You’ll feel far from the busy metropolis in soundproof guest rooms with Italian marble bathrooms, private bars with black granite countertops and premium bedding. If you can peel yourself out of the oversized soaking tub and the cushy robes and slippers with the signature embroidered “M” logo to go downstairs, you’ll have a fabulous time at cocktail hour where the scene overflows with well-heeled Upper East Siders sipping martinis and gabbing about their day.

When the weather cooperates, enjoy dinner on the sidewalk patio and let chef Jean-Gorges Vongerichten satisfy your palate with oysters on the half shell, crispy salmon tartare and fresh lemony fettuccini.

Hotel With The Best Views: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

A view of downtown New York City from the rooftop at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

The 1 Hotel in Brooklyn offers a welcome dose of nature-inspired design in New York’s concrete jungle. The understated hotel has reclaimed wood floors and a multi-story green wall in the lobby. The jaw-dropping views are unbeatable. Front-facing suites and the rooftop bar and terrace have panoramic views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the island of Manhattan and the surrounding boroughs. Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, neutral tones, organic mattresses, in-room water filters and rain showers.

If you’re in the mood to splurge, book a corner suite where you can lay on your private hammock and soak in views of Manhattan as you sway to and fro. Don’t miss the on-property Bamford Spa where any tension brought on by the city’s frenetic pace will melt away during a deep tissue massage.

Best Wellness Hotel: Equinox Hotel New York

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A view from the rooftop terrace of Electric Lemonade, Equinox Hotel’s restaurant.

Equinox Hotel New York

Simply stated, the Equinox Hotel has it all to recharge weary travelers. Its central location in the heart of Hudson Yards makes it a great spot for visitors to explore Midtown and surrounding areas, but the biggest problem with booking a stay here is you will not want to leave the property; Quiet suites are decked out with room darkening shades, rain showers, sound-proof walls and cooling mattresses designed to offer the ultimate nights rest. And that’s only the beginning in the land of Equinox hotel amenities. In-room dining menus skew healthy yet mouth-watering (think immunity-optimized protein bowls, smoothies and all sorts of organic goodness), and the minibar—dubbed RoomBar—is among the healthiest I’ve ever seen—packed with wellness tonics, elixirs, grain-free chips, granolas and immunity teas.

Whether working out is the first thing on your to-do list while you’re there or it comes in dead last, you’ll drool over the wellness offerings downstairs at the 60,000 square foot health club and spa that wraps an entire floor. Treadmills and weight equipment boast sweeping views of the Hudson River, and there’s an endless array of classes from yoga to high-intensity interval training. The spa is an absolute haven, offering everything from the best deep tissue massages in town to IV drips to cryotherapy. In winter, don’t miss the outdoor saunas where you can sweat out all your imbibing in 184 degree barrels alongside the heated outdoor pool while soaking up views of surrounding Manhattan.

Most Opulent Hotel: Baccarat Hotel New York

The entrance of the Baccarat Hotel New York.

Baccarat Hotel New York

Expect opulence at every turn when you step foot inside this grand hotel in Midtown, helmed by famed French crystal company Baccarat. 15,000 pieces of crystal are scattered throughout this extravagant property, and they reveal themselves at every turn, from jaw-dropping chandeliers to elaborate vases that hold gorgeous bouquets of fresh red roses everywhere you look.

Inside the rooms expect the same level of luxury, from gorgeous European linens to bath products by French perfumer Francis Kurkdjian to oversized white marble bathrooms.

Downstairs, the popular Grand Salon restaurant is a people-watching dream. Well-heeled socialites, art lovers returning from the Museum of Modern Art across the street, and international business travelers all gather here for cocktails amidst the backdrop of chandeliers and exquisitely dressed tabletops. Those looking to unwind and get that city grime out of their pores will enjoy a trip to Spa De La Mer downstairs—the only dedicated spa in the U.S. by the luxury skincare brand.

Coolest Hotel In Tribeca: Hotel Barrière Fouquets New York

The soaking tub inside a suite at the Hotel Barrière Fouquets New York.

Hotel Barrière Fouquet’s New York

Tribeca has become one of the most coveted zip codes in New York City, and the brand new Fouquet’s is tucked away on cobblestone street in the middle of it all, surrounded by lavish residences and charming celebrity hotspots. The understated brick building is as discrete yet glamorous as its well-heeled neighbors, with signage so small its easy to miss. Inside, the beauty of French culture comes alive in a luxurious amalgamation of velvet fabrics, pastel colors, art deco-inspired furniture and European chandeliers.

The rooms are nothing short of fabulous with quilted headboards, lavish drapery and marble bathrooms. The divine corner suites make you feel like you have your very own pied-à-terre in Tribeca, thanks to sunlight-drenched floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious living rooms and private dressing areas, and a gorgeous marble bathroom with soaking tub that deserves its own museum. That brings us to the Penthouse Suite, which is 2,000+ square feet of French luxury spanning two floors, boasting a huge dining room and bar, plus multiple terraces perfect for entertaining.

Downstairs, the cinema is the spot to host a film screening, and the underground Spa is the spot to relax and recharge, run by coveted French dermo-cosmetics brand Biologique Recherche. Take a dip in the gorgeous hydrotherapy pool or get your sweat on at the onsite gym created in partnership with Dogpound, a luxury personalized training gym founded by Kirk Myers.

Most Buzzworthy Hotel: Casa Cipriani

A view from the rooftop terrace at Casa Cipriani New York City

Casa Cipriani

Casa Cipriani, a 47-room hotel and private member’s club, has become the most buzzed about hotel in lower Manhattan since its opening just last year. Now, locals and international travelers alike are clamoring to get a room (and a dinner ressie, for that matter) inside the historic property, which was transformed into a chic Italian hotel and club from its original use as the ferry terminal inside the landmark Battery Maritime Building. Originally built as a steal structure to shuffle ferries traveling back and forth between Brooklyn, it still maintains its glorious beaux-arts facade post-reno, thanks to world-renowned architect Thierry Despont, with many of the original details of the iron and glass structure still at the forefront of the design.

Lavish suites inside the hotel include private balconies with phenomenal views overlooking the Brooklyn bridge and the Statue of Liberty, in addition to oversized showers, closets significantly bigger than those in most apartments in NYC, and innate lacquer furniture, nautical paint and fancy brass accents everywhere.

When it comes to amenities, Casa unsurprisingly doesn’t fall short there either, with a glorious spa and private gym, offering everything from cryotherapy to massage to personal training sessions. Upstairs on the fifth floor, though, is where you’ll find all the action. From the jazz cafe to the Cipriani signature restaurant (you’ll be stuffed by the end of the meal, but don’t pass on dessert—trust us), the scene is a sea of properly polished personas clinking Bellinis and nibbling on bites of house-made pasta. After dinner, grab a seat in the living room or—during summer months—on the gorgeous terrace with expansive views of the Brooklyn Bridge and the East River. (Everything on property is members-only, but hotel guests are granted access to all amenities.)

Best Value Hotel: Staypineapple, An Artful Hotel, Midtown

An artfully designed room at Staypineapple, Midtown

Staypineapple, An Artful Hotel, Midtown

Located in Midtown just steps from Times Square, Hudson Yards and Madison Square Garden, Staypineapple is a great choice for a modern, clean, one-of-a-kind hotel with plenty of unique amenities, sans the over-the-top price tag of many surrounding properties in Manhattan. Here you’ll find cozy beds, oversized bath towels, plenty of storage to accommodate luggage, and artistic design elements throughout. Amenities include in-room coffee and tea, lightweight robes to roam around the room in, and complimentary beach cruisers to explore NYC’s most popular neighborhoods.

Best Hotel In Chelsea: Dream Downtown

The Lobby Bar Inside the Dream Downtown, NYC.

Dream Downtown

Amenities are extensive at the Dream Downtown, a popular spot bordering the trendy Meatpacking District and the chic Chelsea neighborhood. From the glass-bottomed heated pool surrounded with chic cabanas and even a sand beach, to the lobby’s extensive NFT gallery and a rooftop lounge with sweeping views of the city, there’s never a dull moment at Dream. Rooms pay homage to the property’s 1960s maritime roots with nautical vibes like porthole windows, married with urban touches like rain shower heads and chrome bathtubs. Egyptian cotton bedding and oversized bathrobes add a cozy feel.

When you’re in the mood for a bite, head downstairs to Philippe Downtown for upscale Beijing-style cuisine (get the chicken satay and crispy duck). Afterwards, shoot upstairs for late-night cocktails to PH-D Rooftop Lounge, the property’s sought after oversized club and terrace with a retractable roof for those idyllic summer evenings.

Best Under-The-Radar Hotel: Smyth Tribeca

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Smyth Tribeca has great city views.

Smyth Tribeca

Smack dab in the middle of Manhattan’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood, the Smyth is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet steps from many of the charming boutiques and restaurants that downtown has to offer. The 100-room hotel offers all the amenities of a larger property, with the sleek feel of a boutique hotel. Newly renovated rooms feature flatscreens, cushy robes and a serene color palette that helps to instantly decompress from a busy day of running around the city. Upgrade to a suite and score one of the sought-after outdoor terraces, ideal for sunset cocktails or enjoying a morning cup of coffee.

The lobby, home of Galerie Bar, doubles as a quiet workspace in the daytime, and the perfect respite for cocktail hour, adorned with fireplaces and a cozy 12-seat bar. For dinner, no need to leave the comfort of the property in order to score a good meal—Smyth Tavern has a delectable menu complete with a raw bar as well as hearty comfort foods including mac and cheese and steak frites.

Best Hotel In Soho: Soho Grand Hotel

A room inside the Soho Grand Hotel.

Soho Grand Hotel

The Soho Grand nailed it when it comes to seamlessly blending modern sophistication with historic elements of glamorous old New York. From contemporary rooms decked with concrete ceilings to retro-feeling bathrooms with subway tiles, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the glitzy era of Manhattan in the 70’s.

Downstairs, it’s a who’s who of fashionable guests mingling over martinis and kicking up their heels on cushy velvet sofas while listening to live music in the lobby at Grand Bar & Salon. During summer, book a table at Gilligan’s, a tropical-feeling outdoor space where you can grab a bite or drink on a gorgeous summer evening. Looking for a late night bite or a morning cup of coffee? The Soho Diner has it all, from banana pancakes and disco fries at 1 a.m. to that morning jolt of caffeine at the restaurant’s coffee bar. After all, you’re going to need to fuel up—some of the city’s best shopping is just steps from the hotel entrance.

Best Hotel On The Lower East Side: Nine Orchard

The lobby of the Nine Orchard Hotel

Nine Orchard Hotel

From the reconstruction of the building’s original facade, to the preservation of its gorgeous interior, every corner you turn inside Nine Orchard is a nod to the building’s rich history as a bank, which originally opened in 1912. Step inside the lobby at check in time and look up—the soaring ceiling above and huge arched windows once set the stage for bank tellers to doll out cash to their customers. Inside the main floor cocktail lounge, the architectural wonderment continues—the stunning vaulted ceiling here was also preserved from the original bank’s historic bones.

But the beauty of this landmark doesn’t stop on the main floor. Upstairs, behind the closed doors of the 14-floor property’s guest rooms, is also a history and design lover’s dream—restored wall moldings, understated furnishings and custom bed frames (not to mention the vintage-feeling custom speaker system in each room) makes it the perfect home away from home. Looking for killer city views? Book one of the three oversized suites that come with snazzy brick-paved terraces and soaring city views.

The Best Boutique Hotel In New York City: The Greenwich Hotel

A guest room at the Greenwich Hotel with sweeping views of the Hudson River.

The Greenwich Hotel

The Greenwich Hotel is one of those hidden gems that marries the intimacy and expert service of a 5-star boutique property, entwined with the rich history of a New York City icon. This hotspot has become the go-to destination for celebrities and well-heeled travelers alike, yet it retains the understated elegance that keeps even the most discerning guest coming back again and again.

Everything inside is beautifully appointed, from the leaded glass windows and beams of reclaimed oak inside the lobby to the latticed vines lining the intimate courtyard. Yet not a single one of the 72 rooms on property is alike. Each boasts its own unique elements, from hand-loomed Tibetan silk rugs to gorgeous hand-made Italian terracotta floors to perfectly worn-in velvet couches. Those looking for the ultimate privacy (and luxury) can book the TriBeCa Penthouse, an 6,800-square-foot haven with three fireplaces, three bedrooms, and an impressive 4,000 square foot multi-leveled terrace with lush gardens and a spa pool.

When the urge for a cocktail strikes, slip into the dimly lit Drawing Room and enjoy an evening aperitif by the roaring fire. Dinner doesn’t disappoint either, with famed Italian restaurant Locanda Verde—helmed by world-renowned chef Andrew Carmellini—just off the lobby entrance. Downstairs, the spa features a gorgeous lantern-lit swimming pool and treatments rooms reconstructed inside a 250-year old farmhouse.

The Best Hotel In Financial District: The Wall Street Hotel

The lobby inside the Wall Street Hotel

The Wall Street Hotel

FiDi has a glamorous new neighbor in town, and its called The Wall Street Hotel. Housed in the landmark Tontine building, this chic 180-room property has it all, from oversized suites (up to 800 square feet) to super soft bedding to heated bathroom floors. Design elements throughout are inspired by classic New York residences, from curated libraries to elegant lounges (some rooms even come with fireplaces and oversized soaking tubs with views of the East River).

Business travelers will love the convenient location quite literally on Wall Street, in the middle of all the action of FiDi, but there is plenty for leisure travelers to soak up as well, such as easy access to Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Seaport District and plenty of restaurants and bars (bustling Stone Street, with bars a plenty, is a stone’s throw away from the hotel entrance).

Lounge on Pearl right off the lobby is the perfect place to enjoy morning coffee while you catch up on emails, but it also comes alive at happy hour, when New Yorkers slink into one of the luxurious banquets and order up a martini to unwind from the day. Hungry? La Marchande—a modern take on the traditional French brasserie—will fuel your cravings.