The best hotels in New York City, from luxury stays to points properties
Travelers headed to New York City are spoiled for choice when it comes to booking a hotel stay. After all, the city is home to an almost unfathomable number of hotels, ranging from budget-friendly hostels to iconic luxury hotels frequented by dignitaries and celebrities.
Where you want to stay and what you want to see are important parts of choosing a New York City hotel.
Manhattan remains the borough of choice for first-time visitors thanks to its proximity to the city’s iconic shopping streets, world-class museums, plethora of theaters and best-known tourist attractions. For travelers who prefer a more residential stay or have already exhausted the many neighborhoods of Manhattan, Brooklyn is also a popular choice — particularly the riverfront neighborhoods, such as Williamsburg and Dumbo.
But you may also be drawn to certain amenities: Some of the best hotels in New York City have rooftop pools with year-round terraces, while others have expansive spas, subterranean nightclubs and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Whether you want to splash out for a special occasion stay or save money on your next business trip, here are 23 of the best hotels in New York City — and the best way to book each one.
From its coveted roost in the neoclassical Crown Building on Fifth Avenue, the Aman New York — which opened to much fanfare last summer — is one of the most expensive and exclusive properties in New York City. It’s just blocks from the southern edge of Central Park and the Museum of Modern Art, but guests occupying its 83 suites feel worlds away from the cacophony of this frenetic part of Manhattan.
Spacious, spa-like accommodations start at 815 square feet and are anchored by custom, freestanding soaking tubs. Rice paper panels provide privacy and nod to the brand’s Asian roots, as do the ink-on-paper murals, and there are dual-sided fireplaces that warm every suite.
Tranquility is conjured in the neutral, monochromatic color scheme employed throughout the property, which has a three-story, 25,000-square-foot spa with a 65-foot indoor swimming pool, a year-round garden terrace and a subterranean speakeasy.
When it’s time to eat and imbibe, guests and “founders” (members of Aman’s even more exclusive members club) can grab a seat at the Bar Lounge for Japanese-inspired cocktails, order freshly made pasta at the Italian restaurant, Arva, or elbow up to the hinoki-wood counter for omakase at Nama, the Aman’s traditional washoku Japanese restaurant.
Rates at the Aman New York start around $3,000 per night.
The arrival of New York City’s newest Ritz-Carlton — one of TPG’s hottest new hotels of 2022 — signaled a departure for the brand: This 50-floor luxury hotel is modern and distinctive, with eye-catching design choices that pack a punch.
The blue lava-topped bar in the Mediterranean restaurant, Zaytinya, is accented by a glittering, curved backdrop of glass discs. You can admire the Rockwell Group-designed space while feasting on Turkish, Greek and Lebanese fare like taramasalata, dolmades and kebabs.
A canopy of lush greenery hangs above the lobby bar and lounge, which has fast become one of the most popular spots for an after-work drink in the city. And if you want to check out the 50th-floor Nubeluz bar, with its 270-degree views, call for a reservation well in advance.
In the 219 guest rooms and 31 suites, picture windows framing striking cityscapes complement terrazzo marble bathrooms, elegant armoires stocked with premium liquors and snacks, and floating light fixtures not unlike petals swept up from the nearby wholesale floral shops that gave the city’s flower district its name.
Rates at The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad start at $779 or 96,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
Natural stone floors in the guest rooms, marble bathrooms with deep basin tubs and polished gray and black stone throughout the lobby, restaurant and spa set the scene: The Park Hyatt New York is a sophisticated property that feels decidedly contemporary and also timeless. Since opening in 2014, it has remained one of the city’s most highly regarded luxury hotels.
Its single restaurant, The Living Room, is an all-day dining spot known for its specialty cocktails (try the “Butter” with brown butter-washed bourbon, corn liquor, sherry and blueberry).
In addition to admiring the impressive artworks on display throughout the property, the Park Hyatt New York may be best known for its spa and wellness facilities, which include a stunning indoor pool on the 25th floor where guests can enjoy the musical stylings of Carnegie Hall from a soundtrack played through the underwater speakers.
Rates at the Park Hyatt New York start at $645 or 35,000 World of Hyatt points per night.
Among the best NYC hotels for families, the Conrad New York Midtown has a decidedly residential feel, with separate living, dressing and sleeping spaces in its suites, which comprise most of the accommodations. Modern furniture with plenty of clean lines and chevron wood floors will make you feel like you’ve rented your own New York City apartment. The white marble and tile bathrooms are functional and bright.
Best of all, there is a limited number of suites per floor, and the privacy contributes to the sense that you’re staying in a residence rather than a hotel room.
Eclectic fusion fare at Dabble, the Conrad’s lobby-level restaurant, is befitting the colorful space, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and signature cocktails. (Pair the 54th Street Sour — tequila, grapefruit juice, hibiscus syrup, lime and egg whites — with pan-roasted chicken in a sherry and green peppercorn demi-glace.) Or, explore one of the many area restaurants.
Squeeze in a workout with a personal trainer at the unusually large (for New York) 1,500-square-foot fitness center.
Rates at the Conrad New York Midtown start at $408 or 95,000 Hilton Honors points per night.
A fixture in New York City’s hotel scene since it was founded by John Jacob Astor at the turn of the 20th century, The St. Regis New York continues to impress its well-heeled guests with opulent design flourishes and attentive service: Dedicated butlers, now a hallmark of a St. Regis stay, can assist with everything from tea service on arrival to luggage unpacking, garment pressing and more.
Rooms, which have been updated but still feel distinctly nostalgic, have the kind of details that ground you in a bygone era, such as beveled wall mirrors, crown molding, Waterford crystal chandeliers and an abundance of marble.
Even if you’ve never set foot in The St. Regis New York, you may be familiar with its lobby bar, the King Cole Bar. Here, beneath a 10-by-8-foot Maxfield Parrish mural, patrons can sip a Red Snapper, which may very well be the first-ever incarnation of the bloody mary that is said to have been invented at this bar.
Rates at The St. Regis New York start at $809 or 84,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
Occupying the stunning clock tower overlooking Madison Square Park, The New York Edition delivers designer Ian Schrager’s unmistakable touchpoints, such as faux-fur blankets draped across beds dressed in crisp white linens and accented by dramatic walnut headboards.
Breakfast, brunch and dinner are all served at The Clocktower restaurant, which echoes The London Edition’s Berners Tavern, with its rows of framed photographs, spectacular bar (this one is covered entirely in 24-karat gold leaf) and distinctly British menu (think: beef Wellington with bone-marrow gravy, ale-battered fish and chips, and a tandoori chicken with cucumber-cilantro yogurt).
Join locals at the lobby bar sipping cocktails and admiring the park below, or take your shot at the violet-lined pool table in The Clocktower’s designated billiards room.
Rates at The New York Edition start around $670 or 53,000 Marriott points per night.
Thanks to its popular location, relatively spacious rooms — some of which have terraces — and great value, particularly for travelers who can redeem Hyatt points for award nights, the Hyatt Union Square remains one of the top properties in New York City for points travelers.
Hardwood floors and a cool black-and-white color scheme give this Hyatt’s rooms and suites a more elevated vibe than most, and amenities include minifridges, coffee machines, flat-screen TVs, closets and ample outlets. Large windows with city views have blackout curtains, and the stone, tile and shiplap bathrooms are stocked with Pharmacopia amenities.
For meals, head to Bowery Road, an American restaurant serving farmers market-inspired plates for breakfast, lunch and dinner (show up for happy hour between 4 and 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for light bites and discounted cocktails).
Rates at the Hyatt Union Square New York start around $280 or 21,000 Hyatt points per night.
Since opening in 2016, the city’s newest Four Seasons has become a fast favorite with luxury travelers from around the world who want to stay in one of Manhattan’s more residential neighborhoods.
Spacious rooms in a typical Four Seasons palette of muted grays, subtle plaid and light woods that are complemented by spa-like marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and Replica by Maison Margiela amenities can’t fail to please.
Anchoring the hotel’s wellness complex, which includes a spa and a fitness center, is a 75-foot indoor heated lap pool flanked by cozy cushioned loungers. After getting in a few laps, book a treatment at the spa and, during balmy New York summer days, take advantage of the outdoor relaxation terrace.
Later, feast at Cut, the first Manhattan outpost by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. Signature plates include Miyazaki Japanese wagyu; a dry-aged, bone-in tomahawk steak for two; big eye tuna tartare; and Kaluga caviar with traditional fixings.
Rates at the Four Seasons New York Downtown start around $746 per night.
The first New York outpost from Firmdale Hotels is an ode to the English country aesthetic — not unlike the chain’s London hotels, which were dreamed up by designer Kit Kemp. You’ll even find Kemp’s signature mannequin in each of the 86 rooms and suites, as well as works from her personal collection of art, including a 12-foot bronze cat by Fernando Botero that guards the entrance on cobblestoned Crosby Street.
Light floods all the rooms through warehouse-style windows consistent with the surrounding architecture, and some accommodation categories even have bathtubs, writing desks and decorative fireplaces.
For a meal or a drink, grab a seat at the namesake restaurant’s pewter-topped bar and order the crispy duck confit leg with croissant croutons, or a lamb porterhouse with sunchokes and eggplant caviar. The Crosby Bar also serves afternoon tea — another nod to the brand’s British roots.
Rates at The Crosby Street Hotel start around $881 per night.
Another British import, The Hoxton in Brooklyn’s perennially hip Williamsburg neighborhood expounds upon the brand’s “open house hotel” concept. The small but hip and sensibly arranged rooms aren’t for hanging out in. Instead, guests are encouraged to lounge in the massive coworking-style lobby, with its bar, cafe and all-day Israeli restaurant K’Far by star chef Michael Solomonov.
The 175 rooms have fold-down desks to maximize space and bespoke bed linens by Brooklyn artist Dusen Dusen, as well as a clever contrast of raw concrete and jewel-tone velvet finishes.
One of The Hoxton’s main attractions is Laser Wolf, the Israeli skewer house on the roof. In addition to Manhattan skyline views, guests can feast on chicken, sirloin, eggplant and tuna shishlik while sharing plates of shawarma-spiced cauliflower and baba ganoush and sipping frozen “Get Shishlik’d” cocktails with vodka, Aperol, guava and lime.
Rates at The Hoxton, Williamsburg start around $220 per night.
Manhattan views are the star at this Brooklyn hotel — as are the art and architecture. You can’t miss the 20-story Albo Liberis-designed structure hoisted above Williamsburg on a truss.
Every room at The William Vale features a furnished balcony, and the rooms — mostly white with mixed textiles like houndstooth and leather, colorful art and architectural lamps — are stocked with Le Labo amenities and Lavazza espresso machines.
But The William Vale is best known for its public spaces and restaurants, which continue to be hot spots for both tourists and locals. Head to Westlight for some of the best sunset views of New York City in Brooklyn, or reserve a table at Andrew Carmellini’s fine-dining Leuca, which specializes in southern Italian fare (order the Ernie wood-fired pizza with pistachio pesto, pork sausage and fennel pollen).
When summer arrives in New York, so do the throngs of people vying for a spot around the borough’s longest outdoor hotel pool, where there’s usually a DJ spinning tunes and cocktail service flowing.
Rates at The William Vale start around $289 per night.
Fresh from a significant renovation, rooms at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi — which occupies an entire block of New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood — have floor-to-ceiling windows, a bright and soothing palette and marble baths stocked with Atelier Bloem products.
The lobby is meant to evoke a handsome living room, with dark tufted leather sofas and open views into The Vine, the hotel’s all-day American bar and restaurant helmed by chef Laurent Tourondel. Tourondel is also the mastermind of L’Amico, a well-regarded casual Italian restaurant with colorful floor tiles and exposed wooden beams. The hotel’s newest dining venue, Skirt Steak, flaunts its desserts on a rolling cart.
When it’s time to explore the city, take advantage of Kimpton’s complimentary Public cruiser bikes (stick to the bike path!) or, if you’d prefer, keep the cycling to the 24-hour fitness center.
Rates at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi start at $217 or 34,000 IHG One Rewards points per night.
Manhattan and Hudson River views are the stars of the 338-key hotel near the city’s High Line elevated park and bustling Meatpacking District. But your eye will also no doubt be caught by the tambour paneling that acts as a headboard and continues up to cover the ceiling in many of the rooms. Handmade black, cream and orange tiles add to the throwback '70s aesthetic.
But it’s all about the dining and event spaces at this Standard property on Manhattan’s west side. Giant pretzels and pints feature prominently at the Standard Biergarten, which spills out onto the sidewalk in summer and has pingpong tables.
Nostalgia features prominently at Bump!, a seasonal bumper car pop-up with so-called Barbicore uniforms and arcade fare, as well as the gilded top-floor lounge with undulating banquettes. (The latter is currently only open for private events.) And, of course, there’s Le Bain, one of the city’s mainstay clubs, which has a coveted rooftop and parties that stretch until 4 in the morning.
You can get a good night’s sleep at The Standard High Line, but only if you really want to.
Rates at The Standard High Line start at $356 per night.
As part of the initial trio of 1 Hotels to open in 2015, the Brooklyn Bridge outpost is a bastion of sustainability: Reclaimed heart pine beams from Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar factory have been reimagined as lobby and guest room furniture. Rooms feature organic cotton mattresses by Keetsa and have filtered water taps for filling up recycled cups and carafes. Guests can explore the city in the emission-free electric Audi house car.
The intense focus on natural materials is seen throughout the property, with corrugated leather headboards and architectural blackened steel accented by reclaimed wood, Brooklyn-made glass accents and stone.
Farm-to-table fare is served at The Osprey, helmed by chef Denevin Miranda, while live DJs perform at the 10th-floor Harriet’s Lounge, which has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Manhattan. In a move befitting the brand, there’s also a farmstand in the lobby.
But one of the hotel’s top amenities is its seasonal rooftop plunge pool, which is reserved for guests with limited-time spots, making it one of the most exclusive spaces in the city.
Rates at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge start at $390 per night.
Unlike many hotels in Midtown, this Unbound Collection property from Hyatt is a small boutique property with just 76 rooms and suites. It's known for generally excellent service led by a team of butlers, plus art deco-inspired design, including upholstered suede walls and glittering black bathrooms with fully mirrored walls, bidets and Asprey products in the accommodations.
The hotel’s dining room, The Lamb’s Club, has mahogany walls, red leather booths and chrome accents — it’s one of the most iconic restaurants in the city, serving a pre-theater, prix-fixe menu and classic plates like steak tartare, shrimp cocktail, a burger topped with Gruyère and New York strip steak.
Within the 1905 Stanford White landmark building, guests will also find a 24-hour fitness center.
Rates at The Chatwal start at $594 or 35,000 World of Hyatt points per night.
Few hotels on Earth have risen to fame quite like The Plaza, which presides over Central Park South with the grandeur of a French chateau.
The Fairmont-managed hotel has hosted a laundry list of luminaries, but it’s a star in its own right: The hotel has made appearances in “Sabrina,” “The Great Gatsby” and “Home Alone 2,” among other shows and films, while also being the home of the lovable literary character Eloise.
Gilded Edwardian furniture and wood-paneled closets are outshone only by the white marble and mosaic-tiled bathrooms, with 24-karat Sherle Wagner fixtures and, usually, separate soaking tubs.
Beneath a stained-glass dome and towering palm trees, guests can partake in a classic afternoon tea, leisurely breakfasts or evening cocktails. Before bedding down, grab a cocktail at the beautifully restored Champagne Bar — which might even be hosting a live band for the evening.
Rates at The Plaza New York start at $689 per night.
True to its 1930s origin, The Carlyle is a tribute to art deco opulence that doesn’t need to refresh its decor with every passing design trend. This is one of New York City’s most famous hotels — desirable enough to lure travelers to its relatively sleepy Upper East Side address on the corner of Madison Avenue and 76th Street.
Room interiors have been influenced by a number of designers (some have original hardwood floors, others have undergone a modern art deco refresh), but all have Kiehl’s amenities and Nespresso machines.
Dining at The Carlyle is an elegant affair, whether you opt for a table at the new Dowling’s at The Carlyle, which serves New York classics interpreted by chef Sylvain Delpique, or The Gallery, where patrons can dine in a stunning space featuring hand-painted wallpaper from Italy and details inspired by Turkey's Topkapi Palace.
Don’t miss a drink at the legendary Bemelmans Bar, which is clad in hand-painted murals by children’s book illustrator Ludwig Bemelmans and often hosts live pianists and late-night jazz trios.
Rates at The Carlyle start at $610 per night.
Fresh off a multimillion-dollar head-to-toe revamp, the Gansevoort is once again one of the hippest hotels in New York City.
Contemporary rooms at the Gansevoort in the vibrant Meatpacking District are stocked with unexpected high-tech amenities, such as fitness mirrors for in-room workouts, Google Nest hubs and Marshall Bluetooth sound systems.
Throughout the refreshed lobby, which features warm woods, brass accents and cool porcelain floors, guests will find colorful street-style art by Banksy, Richard Hambleton and Hassan Hajjaj.
But it’s the year-round swimming pool and roof terrace that continue to make the Gansevoort one of the city’s most in-demand hotels. The heated rooftop pool is exclusive for guests only, while the rooftop bar and restaurant is a lush, plant-filled space with 360-degree city views and an eclectic menu ranging from classic sushi rolls to guacamole with plantain chips.
Other spots to drink and dine at the Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC include The Chester and the Saishin by Kissaki omakase pop-up on the rooftop.
Rates at the Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC start at $341 per night.
With 287 keys and a trio of restaurants, The Beekman is much more hip than you might expect from its exterior turrets and grand atrium.
Antique furnishings and a well-worn aesthetic set the tone for this moodily lit property, which feels like the kind of place you’d go to finish your memoir or sip whiskey (neat) while people-watching.
Guests are immediately wowed in the bar room and Temple Court restaurant, with its profusion of velvets, tassels, antique bookshelves, brass accents and a portrait of Edgar Allen Poe (of course). Like a library with libations but a culinary program by star chef Tom Colicchio, it’s all the more impressive when you gaze down from the top of the nine-story atrium.
Stained glass, mohair, mosaic marble tiles, dark woods — the whole property, including French restaurant Le Gratin by chef Daniel Boulud, evokes old-world charm.
In the guest rooms and suites (some of which occupy actual turrets), leather headboards and vintage furnishings are elevated by marble bathrooms and playful pops of color.
Rates at The Beekman start at $321 or 21,000 World of Hyatt points per night.
For travelers who want to stay in a central location close to such attractions as the New York Public Library, the Empire State Building and Times Square, the Andaz Fifth Avenue has one of the most advantageous positions in the city.
Contemporary, loft-like rooms and suites designed by Tony Chi take advantage of large windows, 12-foot ceilings and timeless, neutral furnishings. Travelers familiar with the Andaz brand will appreciate the complimentary nonalcoholic beverages and snacks in the minibars, as well as the Fellow Barber amenities in the travertine bathrooms. Some suites even come with terraces and balconies — best enjoyed when they’re furnished during the spring and summer months.
The Bar Downstairs and Kitchen is the sole dining venue at this Andaz, which serves crowd-pleasing plates like burgers with bacon and smoked aioli, and pasta with short rib and butternut squash, plus a ricotta-and-mushroom flatbread.
Rates at the Andaz Fifth Avenue start at $523 or 21,000 World of Hyatt points per night.
Pendry continues to live up to its reputation as the luxurious, unflappably cool little sibling of Montage. The brand’s relatively new outpost on the western edge of Manhattan, near Penn Station but far enough away you don’t have to think about it, is cozy, stylish and inviting despite its celebrity clientele and exclusive hideaways.
An oasis of blond wood with an exterior ripple of glass, the entire hotel telegraphs the brand’s West Coast roots. Guest rooms have curved windows, Fili D’Oro linens and marble bathrooms stocked with bath amenities produced by Pendry in collaboration with MiN.
Don’t be surprised to see celebrities grabbing a cocktail from the luminous lobby-level Bar Pendry, brushed almost entirely in gold. An open-kitchen and colorful tiles set the scene for a spirited evening at Zou Zou’s, which specializes in Eastern Mediterranean fare. Upstairs, bartenders at Chez Zou serve unexpected cocktails and Mediterranean snacks. There’s even a reservations-only rooftop whiskey bar.
Rates at Pendry Manhattan West start at $554 per night.
Arrive at The Peninsula on Fifth Avenue and prepare to slip into “Peninsula Time” — you won’t have to worry about the nuisance of early check-in or late checkout fees here.
Marble bathrooms and a soothing blend of grays, taupes and subdued golds in the rooms indicate luxury without any trace of ostentatiousness. For travelers in town for work, large executive desks and an ensuite multiuse printer, scanner and fax machine ensure your productivity always runs smoothly.
A glass-enclosed indoor swimming pool surrounded by black tiles, a fitness center with complimentary classes and an aromatherapy steam room, and a massive spa with 10 treatment rooms and a tea room have long set The Peninsula’s wellness offerings apart from other top-tier hotels in the neighborhood.
Rates at The Peninsula New York start at $649 per night.
With the smallest guest rooms measuring up at a respectable 420 square feet, The Langham offers travelers some of the most spacious accommodations in Midtown. Walnut-wood walls and furnishings are bathed in light from floor-to-ceiling windows that open to let in fresh air (a rarity in the city). Marble bathrooms have bathtubs and rainfall showers. The rooms are a study in restraint, as they're sophisticated without being over the top or trendy.
In addition to its convenient location on Fifth Avenue at 37th Street, within spitting distance of Herald Square, the Empire State Building and The Morgan Library & Museum, one of the top draws of The Langham is its celebrated bar and restaurant.
White tablecloths and elaborate floral displays set the scene at Ai Fiori, which serves fancy French and Italian plates like stuffed quail with foie gras and trofie nero with Ligurian crustacean ragu, scallops and mollica. Afterward, grab a cocktail at the always-elegant Bar Fiori.
Rates at The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue start at $612 per night.
Ascend to the 35th-floor lobby and feel transported to a serene spa-like retreat with a distinctly Asian sense of hospitality and design. Splashes of black and gold fill the rooms and suites, which are dressed in silk textiles and floral accents. Two-toned marble and granite bathrooms have both bathtubs and walk-in showers and are stocked with Diptyque products. Suites occupy the corners of the high-rise and offer such extras as spacious furnished living rooms and separate dining spaces.
Foodies may already be familiar with the all-day dining experience at the MO Lounge, which has an intercontinental menu with a distinctly Asian focus: Plates like mushroom char-siu and Chinese egg noodle soup appear on the lunch and dinner menus.
The spa might be the Mandarin Oriental’s true standout amenity, though. A 75-foot indoor lap pool has a Hudson River backdrop, while guests who have booked skin therapies or massages, among other treatments, can unwind at the tea lounge.
Rates at the Mandarin Oriental, New York start at $534 per night.