A room with a view: New York
From rooftops to treetops, see New York’s iconic sights from above at these hotels with knockout views.
From the vastness of Central Park to the famous skyline, the views from New York’s hotel rooms are as varied as the city’s neighborhoods. Get your bearings in these rooms with a view, then explore the bustling streets below, and absorb the spectacle of New York’s twinkling lights.
Treetop vistas at The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
Enjoy the serenity of this classic hotel on the south side of Central Park, which offers tranquil views of Manhattan’s famous urban green space. For the very best views, choices include the Avenue View Suite, Park View Suite, Grand Park View Suite, and Premiere Park View Suite.
Insider tip: The Pond, lined with the forest trails of Central Park’s Hallett Nature Sanctuary, is across the road from the hotel.
50 Central Park South; ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/new-york/central-park
Spot the Hudson River from Mandarin Oriental, New York
The Mandarin Oriental offers incredible views of the skyline from the top of the Deutsche Bank Center. A prime location at Central Park’s southwest corner offers views from the park’s celebrated canopy all the way to the Hudson River, with The Shops at Columbus Circle, Fifth Avenue, and Lincoln Center all nearby.
Insider tip: Also at Columbus Circle is the Museum of Arts and Design, with a lively program of exhibitions covering a wide range of disciplines and media.
80 Columbus Circle; mandarinoriental.com/new-york/manhattan/luxury-hotel
Turret suites at The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel
Opened in 2016, this hotel will transport you to New York’s gilded age of decadent mansions and the birth of skyscrapers. Occupying a historic 1880s building, it offers a remarkable view in its central atrium, featuring balconies with ornate metal railings, mosaic tile floors, and dark wood detailing. The building includes two penthouse suites, each with a rooftop terrace and a private entrance.
Insider tip: For a light lunch, stroll down Nassau Street to Pisillo Italian Panini for an authentic sandwich of Italian cold cuts and mozzarella.
123 Nassau Street; thebeekman.com
Perch above the park at The Standard, High Line NYC
All the rooms at this Meatpacking District hotel have floor-to-ceiling windows for enjoying the views of the High Line, an elevated park built on former railway tracks. With dining options that include a German beer garden, it’s an enjoyable space for exploring the West Side sights, like the Little Island park and Whitney Museum of American Art.
Insider tip: Feel the creative pulse of Chelsea’s world-famous gallery scene between 10th and 11th Avenues.
848 Washington Street; standardhotels.com/new-york/properties/high-line
Stay in the heart of Manhattan at Park Hyatt New York
From the splendor of Museum Mile to the extravagant shops of Madison Avenue, the Upper East Side is the essence of New York luxury. Steps from Carnegie Hall and Fifth Avenue shopping, the Park Hyatt is a Midtown classic with floor-to-ceiling windows for enjoying spectacular views. The hotel’s One Bedroom Sky Terrace Suite is especially memorable, with a 350sq ft terrace adjoining the 1,000sq ft suite.
Insider tip: A block east of the hotel, experience Nobu Matsuhisa’s celebrated Japanese-Peruvian dishes, including black cod with miso, at Nobu Fifty Seven.
153 W 57th Street; hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/new-york/park-hyatt-new-york/nycph
Skyline views from Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York
The city’s Lower East Side evolved from a destination for newly arrived immigrants to the iconic neighborhood that launched artists like the Ramones, Blondie, and Talking Heads. Today, it’s transformed into an area of modern restaurants, cafés, and galleries. Hotel Indigo channels the neighborhood’s creative energy, offering stunning views, as soon as you step into its 14th-floor lobby. The heated rooftop pool and duplex penthouse suite are also great destinations for skyline watching.
Insider tip: Check out the hotel’s interactive touch-panel guide to the Lower East Side, from its immigrant-influenced restaurants to the still-rocking music scene. Also be sure to visit Katz’s Delicatessen for its legendary corned beef and pastrami.
171 Ludlow Street; ihg.com/hotelindigo