22 Best Hotels In New York City 2024 – Forbes

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Kim Peiffer, Forbes Staff

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The Big Apple may be known as the city that never sleeps, but the island of Manhattan has an impressive array of hotels to find respite in. From cozy boutique hotels to historic grande dames, the options for the best hotels in New York City are seemingly endless. The only issue you’ll encounter here (similar to choosing a restaurant) is narrowing down 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. From a magical stay on Central Park at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park to incredible skyline views at the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, our picks offer all-star amenities and—most importantly— comfortable, quiet and luxurious spaces to recharge for another day of adventure. Below, our selections for the best New York City hotels in 2024.

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Best Hotel In New York City Overall: Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

Who Will Love It: Luxury seekers; downtown dwellers; well-heeled business travelers

All-Star Amenities: Oversized suites; a swanky spa; the best downtown location just steps from One World Trade Center

What Not To Miss: A dip in the heated indoor pool; wagyu beef at Cut; in-room oversized soaking tubs

Location: 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. Here, you’ll feel like royalty from the moment you step out of your Uber. The hotel’s convenient Tribeca location is also a great starting point for exploring downtown, being just steps from Battery Park, the Financial District, One World Trade Center and the Hudson River. 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 the hustle and bustle of the city has worn you out, take a moment to recharge at the hotel’s wellness center—an entire floor 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 For Families In New York City: The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

Who Will Love It: Sophisticates; those looking for a classic NYC experience; families

All-Star Amenities: Townhouse-like hotel rooms with Central Park views; residential-inspired Club Lounge; feather beds dressed in goose down duvets; Ritz Carlton Kids Program

What Not To Miss: A facial at the newly revamped La Prairie Spa; happy hour bites in the Contour gastro lounge

Location: Midtown Manhattan

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 Central 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. For families, the hotel is a no-brainer thanks to its on-site Kids Club, offering young ones a dedicated check-in area, welcome toy, exclusive children’s dining options and plenty of games to keep them occupied upstairs in the Club Lounge. The proximity to the park (literally across the street) offers a convenient opportunity for the whole family to spend some quality time exploring the many activities it has to offer. Grown ups can book a facial at the luxurious La Prairie Spa to get all that city grime out of your pores, then head to the Club Lounge to refuel. 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 In New York City For Couples: The Mark Hotel

The Mark Hotel

Who Will Love It: Those with a penchant for luxury and exclusivity; couples looking for a romantic getaway

All-Star Amenities: Stellar location; spacious five fixture bathrooms with deep soaking tubs; the best robes in NYC

What Not To Miss: The Mark cheeseburger by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten; a blowout at Frederic Fekkai Salon; an extra hour of sleep in the luxurious beds with room-darkening shades

Location: Upper East Side

Oftentimes you’ll have to choose between the character of a historic building and modern-day amenities, but The Mark Hotel offers the best of both worlds. The gorgeous 16-story building at the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue is a 1920s landmark yet has every modern comfort. 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 a romantic date night 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.


Best High-End Hotel In New York City: Aman New York

Aman New York

Who Will Love It: Spa lovers; luxury seekers; high rollers

All-Star Amenities: 25,000 square foot spa; cryotherapy chambers; in-room fireplaces; a year-round garden terrace

What Not To Miss: Drinks at the speakeasy-inspired subterranean Jazz Club; a full day inside the Aman Spa; sashimi at Nama

Location: Midtown Manhattan

Those who love a moment of quiet luxury are sure to fall in love with Aman New York, a luxurious new addition to the New York City hotel landscape. The reimagined former Crown Building has become a hotspot for elite travelers, and it’s not hard to see why. From its inconspicuous lobby entrance on 57th Street and 5th Avenue to its harmonious accommodations, this property is the ultimate private escape in New York City. Spacious suites showcase mood lighting, room darkening shades, adjustable working fireplaces and butler service, which is truly only the beginning of the endless in-room amenities. Inspired by the airy architecture of Aman’s nature-centric properties in Southeast Asia, accommodations offer a rare sanctuary in the heart of the city. Two restaurants, a subterranean jazz bar, a year-round garden terrace and an immaculate spa round out the luxurious experience. No matter how you choose to spend your time here, you will emerge feeling completely renewed—mind, body and soul.


Best Hotel In Brooklyn: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Who Will Love It: Urbanites; scenesters; wellness seekers

All-Star Amenities: Rooftop pool with epic views of Manhattan; Bamford Wellness Spa; corner suites with hammocks

What Not To Miss: A corner suite with a hammock; deep tissue massage at the Bamford Spa

Location: Downtown Brooklyn

The 1 Hotel in Brooklyn offers a welcome dose of nature-inspired design in New York’s concrete jungle. Guests who check in will be welcomed by reclaimed wood floors and a multi-story green wall in the lobby. The jaw-dropping views, however, are the real stand out. Front-facing suites and the rooftop bar and terrace have panoramic vistas 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 In New York City: Equinox Hotel New York

Equinox Hotel New York

Who Will Love It: Fitness fanatics; wellness junkies

All-Star Amenities: A health-centric minibar; access to Equinox gym; room-darkening shades

What Not To Miss: Outdoor rooftop sauna barrels; award-winning restaurant Electric Lemon; a dip in the rooftop pool; Après Equinox

Location: Hudson Yards

The Equinox Hotel is the perfect place for weary travelers to recharge. Its central location in the heart of Hudson Yards makes it a great spot for visitors to explore Midtown and surrounding areas, but be warned that once you check in, you might 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. 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 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. The spa offers 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.


Most Opulent Hotel In New York City: Baccarat Hotel New York

Baccarat Hotel New York

Who Will Love It: Well-heeled travelers; international business savants; Contemporary art lovers

All-Star Amenities: Opulence at every turn; bath products from French perfumer Francis Kurkdjian

What Not To Miss: Afternoon tea and evening cocktails at Grand Salon; a swim in the underground indoor pool

Location: Midtown Manhattan

Expect luxury 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, revealing 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 gorgeous European linens, bath products by French perfumer Francis Kurkdjian and 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.


Best Hotel In New York City In Tribeca: Hotel Barrière Fouquets New York

Hotel Barrière Fouquet’s New York

Who Will Love It: Downtown dwellers and Francophiles

All-Star Amenities: Location, location, location; oversized corner suites with marble soaking tubs; penthouse with gorgeous outdoor terrace

What Not To Miss: A Biologique Recherche facial at Spa Diane Barrière and a dip in the hydrotherapy pool; a lavish dinner at Brasserie Fouquet

Location: Tribeca

Tribeca has become one of the most coveted zip codes in New York City, and Fouquet’s is tucked away on a cobblestone street in the middle of it all. The understated brick building is as discrete yet glamorous as its well-heeled neighbors, with signage so small it’s 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 will 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. Downstairs, the cinema is the perfect spot to host a film screening, and the underground spa is made for relaxation, 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.


Best Hotel Scene In New York City: Casa Cipriani

Casa Cipriani

Who Will Love It: Those who are looking to see and be seen

All-Star Amenities: Spa; members-only access; jazz club

What Not To Miss: The gelato; the private gym; a cocktail on the rooftop terrace

Location: Financial District

Casa Cipriani, a 47-room hotel and private member’s club, has become one of the most buzzed about hotels in lower Manhattan. 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, was originally built as a steel 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. Amenities include a glorious spa and private gym, offering everything from cryotherapy to massage to personal training sessions. Upstairs, don’t miss the jazz cafe or the Cipriani signature restaurant, where 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.


Best Affordable Hotel In New York City: Staypineapple, An Artful Hotel, Midtown

Staypineapple, An Artful Hotel, Midtown

Who Will Love It: Those looking for a great deal on a stay and those who appreciate artful design

All-Star Amenities: The vibrant decor; the under-bed storage

What Not To Miss: The pineapple-infused water at check-in

Location: Midtown Manhattan

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 New York City In Chelsea: Dream Downtown

Dream Downtown

Who Will Love It: Downtown dwellers that want to be close to the Meatpacking’s vibrant nightlife scene; influencers; nightlife aficionados

All-Star Amenities: The outdoor glass-bottomed pool; suites with views of the Empire State Building; the rooftop bar

What Not To Miss: A cabana at the rooftop pool during summer

Location: Chelsea

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 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 here. 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 (the chicken satay and crispy duck are hits). 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 In New York City: Smyth Tribeca

Smyth Tribeca

Who Will Love It: Luxury-seekers; business travelers

All-Star Amenities: Oversized rooms; suites with terraces; on-site restaurant Smyth Tavern

What Not To Miss: A drink at the hidden back bar just off the lobby

Location: 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, there’s 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 New York City In Soho: Soho Grand Hotel

Soho Grand Hotel

Who Will Love It: The shop-till-you-drop crowd; trend-setters

All-Star Amenities: Frette bed linen and towels; elaborate minibars; a prime location steps from shopping

What Not To Miss: Cocktails at The Club Room; a late-night bite at Soho Diner

Location: Soho

The Soho Grand understood the assignment 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 In New York City On The Lower East Side: Nine Orchard

Nine Orchard Hotel

Who Will Love It: Trend-setters; history buffs

All-Star Amenities: Oversized rooms and suites; chic minibars; large windows with city views

What Not To Miss: Cocktails in the Swan Room; a morning cup of coffee and complimentary croissant at Corner Bar

Location: Lower East Side

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.


Best Boutique Hotel In New York City: The Greenwich Hotel

The Greenwich Hotel

Who Will Love It: Those who appreciate old-world craftsmanship and charm; travelers craving exceptional service

All-Star Amenities: Soaking tubs that fill up in 60 seconds; an underground pool; 24-hour room service

What Not To Miss: Cocktails at The Drawing Room; dinner at Locanda Verde; a deep tissue massage at the Shibui Spa

Location: Tribeca

The Greenwich Hotel marries the intimacy and expert service of a 5-star boutique property entwined with the rich history of a New York City icon. This hot spot 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 each room offers its own unique elements, from hand-loomed Tibetan silk rugs to gorgeous hand-made Italian terracotta floors to perfectly worn-in velvet couches. 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.


Best Hotel In New York City In The Financial District: The Wall Street Hotel

The Wall Street Hotel

Who Will Love It: Business travelers; those who appreciate modern elegance

All-Star Amenities: Oversized suites, some which have fireplaces; chic in-room bar carts; a prime location in the center of the Financial District; heated bathroom floors

What Not To Miss: Cocktails and small bites at Lounge On Pearl (order the burger); dinner at La Marchande

Location: Financial District

Housed in the landmark Tontine building, this chic new 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, 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 many 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. The on-site La Marchande—a modern take on the traditional French brasserie—is sure to fuel your cravings.


Best Hotel For Business Travelers In New York City: The Langham, New York

The Langham, New York

Who Will Love It: Business travelers; those who appreciate a convenient Midtown location

All-Star Amenities: Oversized suites, some which overlook 5th Avenue; a prime location in the center of the city; large soaking tubs

What Not To Miss: Breakfast and morning meetings at the Club Lounge; dinner at Ai Fiori

Location: Midtown Manhattan

If you’re looking for a spacious New York City hotel perfect for work and pleasure, The Langham scores on both accounts. Rooms here skew unusually large for Manhattan, and all boast a refined look and feel, perfect for escaping after a hectic day of meetings or buzzing around town. Featuring Duxiana beds, soaking tubs, marble bathrooms and working desks, you’ll have all the comforts of home at your fingertips. Kudos also go to the prime location, perfect for hopping around town to meetings or enjoying various landmarks the city has to offer by foot. For those looking for a bit of extra space (and access to The Langham Club, the hotel’s private club lounge which serves culinary offerings and premium bar service throughout the day), book an Executive Club Level room or higher. The Executive Club Room, an oversized guest room with gorgeous views of Fifth Avenue and Midtown Manhattan, scores you a spacious one-bedroom with a sitting area, large marble bathroom and even a full kitchen with Miele appliances.


Most Stylish Hotel In New York City: The Whitby

The Whitby Hotel

Who Will Love It: Style mavens; fashion’s ‘it’ crowd; art enthusiasts

All-Star Amenities: Oversized suites with terraces; prime location steps from Central Park; luxurious beds

What Not To Miss: Afternoon Tea in the Orangerie; morning cappuccino from your terrace suite

Location: Midtown Manhattan

Two blocks from Central Park and minutes from incredible shopping, dining and museums, The Whitby Hotel is—simply stated—stunning. Designer Kit Kemp created a visual palace that delights at every turn, from the colorful lobby to the expertly curated rooms and suites. Every room, whether you book a standard superior or a suite, is light-filled and luxurious, with high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, Beautyrest beds and gorgeous bathrooms. The Junior Terrace Suites are a dream-come-true, featuring an open-plan space with a beautiful corner terrace, a sitting area and beautifully designed granite and marble bathroom. Equally as memorable is dinner in The Whitby Bar & Restaurant—a rich and colorful contemporary space with a 30-foot pewter bar and beautifully upholstered banquettes. Don’t miss the housemade lobster cannelloni gratiné (or the side of cacio e pepe mac and cheese). Every square inch of this hotel is a masterful presentation of contemporary art and design at its finest, and a stay here is absolutely delightful.


Best Hotel In New York City In NoMad: The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad

Who Will Love It: Socialites; luxury aficionados

All-Star Amenities: Stellar location in NoMad; rooms with views of the Empire State Building; heavenly beds

What Not To Miss: A Monkey 47 Martini at the rooftop bar; Mediterranean bites at Zaytinya; Augustinus Bader signature facial at the spa

Location: NoMad

The Ritz has set up permanent residency in the buzzy neighborhood of NoMad, with no luxury expense spared. Views here are extraordinary (many downtown-facing rooms feature direct views of the Empire State Building), and the in-room offerings offer the perfect relaxing escape from the city. Meanwhile, downstairs is action-packed, from the Lobby Lounge and Bar (perfect for a morning meeting and a cup of coffee) to renowned dining experience Zaytinya, helmed by José Andrés. After you’ve indulged in Mediterranean delights such as halloumi flatbread and cumin spiced meatballs, head upstairs to rooftop bar Nubeluz for jaw-dropping panoramic views of Manhattan and equally as delightful cocktails. A visit to the hotel spa, a 6,800 square foot wellness haven where you will completely forget you’re in one of the most action-packed cities in the world, should also be in order. Unwind with a custom Augustinus Bader signature facial and a divine deep tissue massage—you’ve earned it.


Hotel With The Best Views In New York City: The Dominick

The Dominick

Who Will Love It: Business travelers; shopaholics

All-Star Amenities: Superb location in SoHo; rooms with 360-degree views of Manhattan and the Hudson River

What Not To Miss: A dip in the outdoor pool; sunset drinks at Terrace on 7

Location: SoHo

From the luxurious dual-floor lobby dripping in bronze and leather to the stylish guest rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and custom-made Italian bedding, every detail at The Dominick has been thoughtfully curated as such so that a stay here conjures up feeling of royalty. The 46-story glass tower has stunning views no matter which direction your facing, but for the ultimate experience, book a Landmark Sunset Penthouse—1662 square feet of resplendent city and river views, including 10-foot floor-to-ceiling windows—these two-bedroom suites boast some of the most stunning hotel room views you’ll ever find in New York City.


Hotel With The Best Live Music Scene In New York City: The Roxy Hotel

The Roxy Hotel

Who Will Love It: Musicphiles; film buffs; entertainment types

All-Star Amenities: Complimentary glass of champagne at check in; in-room noise-dampening sounds machines; complimentary bicycle rentals

What Not To Miss: Live music at The Roxy Bar & Lounge; movie night inside the 118-seat private cinema; cocktails at Django

Location: Tribeca

Music and film lovers—as well as those who love to mingle—will adore a stay at The Roxy Hotel in Tribeca. From 1970’s-inspired room decor (think bold wallpaper, retro furnishings and acoustic guitars) to modern amenities like a glass of Champagne at check in and in-room speakers with noise control, you can easily make yourself right at home here. As the former home to the Tribeca Grande Hotel, the property is ripe with nightlife, including a movie theatre, a jazz club, a private cocktail lounge and plenty of open seating to hang in the lobby—whether your plus-one is a laptop or a martini.


The Best Hotel Near Broadway In New York City: W New York—Times Square

W New York—Times Square

Who Will Love It: Visitors who want to be in the middle of all the action; theater enthusiasts; families

All-Star Amenities: Prime location in Times Square;

What Not To Miss: Happy hour at The Living Room Bar;

Location: Times Square

At The W New York, location is key. Smack dab in the middle of bustling Times Square, this property is a home run for those visitors who crave action, nightlife and easy access to Broadway shows. The hotel offers everything you need for a memorable New York stay, from cozy beds to funky design elements throughout and a prime location close to the Theater District, Central Park, Midtown, Radio City Music Hall and more. If you’re traveling with family, book one of the signature WOW two bedroom suites, featuring plenty of space (1,200 square feet, to be exact) and breathtaking views that the kids will never forget. Downstairs, you can find plenty of opportunities to imbibe at the Living Room Bar, which offers specialty curated cocktails, live DJ sets, and pretty extraordinary people watching.


Which Is The Best Area Of New York City To Stay In?

If this is your first trip to New York City, staying in midtown Manhattan will put you right in the middle of some of the most popular attractions, including Times Square, the Theater District, 5th Avenue and Central Park. Take note that this is also the most tourist-heavy area of the city. Downtown Manhattan is also a great area, as it is close to the Statue of Liberty, the Financial District and a plethora of great shopping in the Soho neighborhood.

What Hotel Do Celebrities Stay In New York?

In New York City, there is always a chance you will cross paths with a celebrity. Stars have frequented many of the hotels on this list, including The Mark, Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown and The Greenwich Hotel—owned by actor Robert De Niro.

What Is The Most Highly Rated Hotel In New York?

Choosing the most highly rated hotel in New York really depends on what you are looking for when seeking out a property, whether you favor location, amenities, room size, or other specifics such as family or pet-friendly. Every hotel on our list has been consistently awarded high ratings on booking sites including Booking.com, Expedia and Hotels.com.


Why Trust Forbes Vetted

The Forbes Vetted travel team has researched, written and published dozens of hotel guides featuring cities across the globe. The travel section is overseen by Vetted’s senior travel editor, Astrid Taran, a 7-year industry veteran who’s visited over 35 countries. The writer of each of our hotel roundups is handpicked based on their area of expertise, whether they are area locals or avid travelers who have visited the destination frequently—and all have bylines in other reputable travel publications. The writer of this story, Kim Peiffer, has lived in New York City and has frequented many of the hotels on this list. Further, this story is regularly checked to ensure that all prices and information are as current as possible. It was last updated in May 2024.


About Kim Peiffer, Your New York City Guide

I have been covering travel for nearly two decades, from reviewing luxury hotels to visiting off-the-beaten path locations throughout the world. I’m always in search of a new ski town, a remote beach and a stellar cocktail (and the perfect spot to sip said cocktail, of course). I’m also always down for adventure on a vacation, whether its doing aerial acrobatics in a fighter jet thousands of feet above the desert or heli-skiing down a glacier in Italy. New York City, where I’ve resided for over a decade, is one of my favorite places in the world, and I’ve personally visited every hotel on this list. As Forbes Vetted’s director of features and special projects, I regularly contribute to our lifestyle coverage. I’ve also written for Vogue, Robb Report, Travel + Leisure, InStyle, GQ, DuJour, Oprah and many others. Follow my adventures on Instagram: @peifferk1.


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