Planning a visit to New York City, and want to stay somewhere special? Find inspiration for your accommodations by choosing from this list of the top luxury hotels in the Big Apple, the city that never sleeps, the concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
A 22-story, 180-room behemoth in the New York City Garment District, Archer Hotel’s glass and steel exterior and “luxe, but quirky” decor and upscale bath products are appealing, sure. But it’s the Spyglass Rooftop Bar that provides some of the best views in the city, including sights of the Empire State Building. It’s truly an iconic luxury hotel in New York that lets you unwind after a long day of shopping, sightseeing, or working.
The Baccarat Hotel
The French-run Baccarat Hotel on West 53rd is opulent, starting in the lobby, where you’ll spot a 15,000-piece crystal chandelier and red rose bouquets. The opulence continues into the guest rooms, which is how you know your stay will be extra-special. It’s truly a stand-out hotel surrounded by inferior industrial-urban hotels along the same street.
Located on the Upper East Side, this 74-room luxury hotel features wood-burning fireplaces, tassled key fobs, and refined finishes throughout. Every guest room features a bouquet of fresh flowers, a marble bathroom, and bathrobes. Although it lacks amenities like a pool or day spa, The Lowell makes up for it with its quiet charm and truly personalized experience.
Soho Grand Hotel
Head south of Houston Street to downtown’s first luxury hotel inspired by the neighborhood’s architectural heritage and hip ambiance. With a DJ booth in the lobby and gathering areas that played host to major record launches, it still maintains a sense of whimsy, thanks to dog sculptures throughout, a diner, a tropical-themed bar, and bright wall colors. It’s posh without being overbearing, and totally worth a visit.
A collection of luxe hotels in Chelsea, Times Square, and the East Village, Moxy NYC is known for its hip design and lack of a front desk. All three hotels are well-designed with very different feels, so you can choose the location that matches your personal preference – or that is closest to all the sights you want to visit on your trip to NYC. Expect bonuses like mini golf, lush cocktail bars, and amenities that will keep you entertained.
The Knickerbocker Hotel
This Beaux Arts-style hotel is located amid the bustle of Times Square and has been named a national historic landmark – but once inside, you’ll forget where you are. First opened in 1906, “The Knick” offers a refined hotel experience while keeping a low profile and drawing history lovers inside its sanctuary.
With a 75-foot lap pool overlooking the Hudson River, rooms with a view of Central Park, and timeless interior design, the Mandarin Oriental is richly luxurious. Book accommodations for the posh rooms, but stay for the destination-worthy spa and the MO Lounge.
This exceptional property opened in 2016 in a landmark 1880s building. It’s glass-ceiling atrium, Art Deco bar, and vintage furnishings set the tone for your visit. Conveniently located in downtown Manhattan, you’ll have easy access to the hip attractions in Brooklyn, and it’s only a short jaunt to Soho for shopping and dining.
First opened in 1930, The Carlyle is a New York City staple near Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the Ludwig Bemelman murals on the wall – yes, the one who created the character Madeline – or the big names it played host to, The Carlyle is a legend in its own right. Be sure to visit its restaurant, where you’ll enjoy a 1940s-inspired menu and table-side flambé. (And don’t miss the day spa, either.)
Frequent visitors to New York City may know this place as the Tribeca Grand. Its movie theater marquee entrance, rooms with a vintage vibe, and luxe bedding work seamlessly with interesting room amenities, including pet goldfish. Visitors are invited to enjoy the jazz club, cocktail lounge, and cinema during their stay.
The William Vale
Prefer to stay in Brooklyn? Good news. The William Vale, located in trendy Williamsburg, provides views of the East River and Manhattan, with airy decor, hardwood floors, glass showers, and its own public park. Add in a massive outdoor pool, restaurant run by a famous chef, a dedicated “food truck,” and its own ice rink, there’s plenty to do at The William Vale.
Book Your Room in Advance for the Best Experience
To secure accommodations at a luxury hotel like these spectacular 11, be sure to book your room or suite in advance of your visit. This will ensure the staff is ready to make your visit special and personalized for you.