New York City Hotel Rooftops

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Skyline Views, Cocktails, Lounge Decks, Pools

New York City Hotel Rooftops offer some of the best skyline views in the whole City. Most locals would rather head to a rooftop than to the top a famous attractions any time. NYC Hotel Rooftops offer everything: cocktails and food, views, pools, cabanas, sundecks and retractable roofs. Some of them are even open only to hotel guests, so if you want a spectacular skyline view and maybe a private party built in to your NYC stay, check out one of our best Hotel Rooftops.


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NYC Hotel Rooftops with Great City Views

Ava Lounge at Dream Hotel

New York City Hotel Rooftops
210 W 55th St (@ Broadway) – Midtown West

Rates and Reviews: Dream New York

Located on the Penthouse of the Dream Hotel, AVA Lounge offers indoor and outdoor panoramic views from the Hudson River to Times Square. Part Riviera, part Rome with inflections of South Beach, the decor sets the tone for contemporary elegance. Under the sun, experience the chilled out vibe and signature rooftop cocktails.

Reward program: Wyndham

See Also: Boutique Hotels, Times Square


Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge at the Library Hotel

Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge at the Library Hotel
299 Madison Ave at 41st St, 14th floor

Rates and Reviews: Library Hotel NYC

Every evening, the 14th Floor, featuring the Writer’s Den and Poetry Garden and terrace transforms into Bookmarks Lounge, an intimate rooftop bar offering literary inspired cocktails, such as the Hemingway, with city views. With both an outdoor terrace and two indoor greenhouses, this is a great spot to view all of Midtown from above.

Sister Hotels: Casablanca Hotel, Hotel Elysée, Hotel Giraffe

Direct Website: hospitalityholdings.com

See Also: Boutique Hotels, Midtown East


Empire Hotel Rooftop

Empire Hotel Rooftop
44 W 63rd St (@ Broadway) – Lincoln Center

Rates and Reviews: The Empire Hotel

This 12th Floor rooftop lounge features 3,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space and private chaise longue–equipped cabanas. Three separate terraces offer views of Lincoln Center, Central Park, and Broadway & Columbus Avenues.

Sister Hotels: Ameritania Hotel, Amsterdam Court Hotel, The Bentley Hotel, The Marcel at Gramercy, Moderne Hotel

Direct Website: empirehotelnyc.com

See Also: Upper West Side, Midtown West


Glass Bar at Hotel Indigo

Glass Bar at Hotel Indigo
127 West 28th Street – Chelsea

Rates and Reviews: Hotel Indigo, Chelsea

Perched on the 20th floor with awesome views of the Manhattan skyline, Glass resembles the most exquisite piazzas in Milan. Glass rooftop bar delivers creative cocktails prepared by expert mixologists and an inspiring wine list. Lounge in plush chaise lounges in a space that invokes the social spirit of the chicest city while sipping and conversing in your stylish hideaway in the sky.

Reward program: Priority Club, InterContinental Hotel Group

Direct Website: indigochelsea.com

Neighborhood: Chelsea


Hotel Gansevoort – Meatpacking and Park Avenue

Gansevoort Hotel Park Avenue Rooftop

Both the Hotel Gansevoort Meatpacking and Gansevoort Park Avenue (photo), have some of the most stunning views from their indoor/outdoor rooftops in New York City, and each has a pool.

See Also: Meatpacking District and Gramercy Park.


Le Bain at Standard Hotel

Le Bain at Standard Hotel
444 W 13th St (at Washington St)

Rates and Reviews: Standard Hotel NYC

Le Bain is a penthouse discothèque and rooftop bar featuring world-famous DJs, a state of the art sound system and superlative-inspiring views. During the summer, there’s a plunge pool on the dance floor and a crêperie on a “grass” covered rooftop. Don’t forget to check out the lower-level room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a Jacuzzi.

Direct Website: standardhotels.com

See Also: Meatpacking District


Press Lounge at Ink 48

Press Lounge at Ink 48
653 11th Ave at 48th St – Midtown West

Rates and Reviews: Ink 48, A Kimpton Hotel

Located on the 16th floor atop Ink48, PRESS Lounge presents spectacular views, glowing 70-foot-long reflecting pool, and light fare in a casual setting. Enjoy unobstructed Manhattan and Hudson River views, expertly crafted cocktails and tasty nibbles in style. PRESS features a glass-enclosed lounge, and spacious deck with outdoor seating, with food and drink to match.

Sister Hotels: The Muse Hotel, 70 Park Avenue, Eventi Hotel

Reward program: Kimpton

Direct Website: ink48.com

See Also: Midtown West


The Rooftop Lounge at Pod 39

The Rooftop Lounge at Pod 39
145 E 39th St (3rd Ave and Lex)

Rates and Reviews: Pod 39 Hotel

A Mexican themed rooftop lounge, serving tacos, cocktails and specialty tequilas. Take the glass enclosed elevator to the 17th Floor, where the 2 floor rooftop, with panoramic city views, terra cotta, brick columns, ivy and small tables await. the Pod 39 Hotel is one of NYC’s best hotel deals, targeting the “Hip and Thrifty” market.

Sister Hotel: Pod 51 Hotel

Direct Website: thepodhotel.com

See Also: Cheap Budget NYC Hotels


The Sky Room at Fairfield Inn & Suites

The Sky Room at Fairfield Inn & Suites
330 W. 40th St (8th & 9th Aves) – Times Square

Rates: Fairfield Inn by Marriott Times Square

Boasting 360 degree views of Manhattan and the Hudson River from the city’s highest rooftop lounge, Sky Room occupies the 33rd and 34th Floor of the newly constructed Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Times Square. The bi-level lounge transports guests to a high energy oasis atop 40th Street and offers five distinct spaces.

Direct Website: marriott.com

See Also: Times Square

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Sky Terrace at The Hudson Hotel

Sky Terrace at The Hudson Hotel
356 W 58th St, (8th & 9th Aves) – Midtown West

Rates and Reviews: The Hudson Hotel

Located on the 15th floor, Sky Terrace is a large private landscaped terrace with sweeping city and Hudson River views – all for the exclusive enjoyment of hotel guests. It is the ideal spot for soaking up the sun and enjoying a quiet drink while admiring the breathtaking panorama below. Sky Terrace is exclusively for hotel guests or by invitation only.

Reward program: Morgans Hotel Group

Direct Website: hudsonhotel.com

See Also: Midtown West

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Top of the Strand at The Strand Hotel

Top of the Strand at The Strand Hotel
33 W 37th St (Fifth and Sixth Aves) – Midtown West

Rates and Reviews: The Strand Hotel

Top of the Strand, set like a jewel on the 21st floor , is a Midtown Manhattan spectacular urban oasis. A retractable glass roof over the intimate rooftop lounge shows off the Skyline and Empire State Building year round. With a friendly atmosphere, dazzling views, cabana rentals, well-made drinks and tasty light fare, Top of the Strand is one of New York City’s favorite rooftop bars.

Other Stash Hotels: Affinia Manhattan, Affinia 50, Affinia Gardens, Affinia Shelburne, YOTEL

Reward program: Stash (Affinia Hotels)

Direct Website: thestrandnyc.com

See Also: Midtown West

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Where to Stay during Summer in New York City

Summer is the perfect time to check into one of our hotels with free bicycles, an awesome roofdeck or a pool. Take advantage of the many free perks offered by NYC hotels to help you get the best city views, relax at the end of a long sightseeing day, explore more of NYC and dive into the nooks and crannies of New York City you can't see any other way!

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