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 for the glittering views than to the top of a famous attraction any time.

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NYC Hotel Rooftops offer everything: cocktails and food, views, pools, cabanas, sundecks and retractable roofs, making many of them ideal to visit all year round. Some NYC Rooftops 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.

New York City Hotel Rooftops

Some of our top NYC Hotel Rooftops include:

New York City Hotel Rooftops

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NYC Hotel Rooftops with Great City Views

Aliz Hotel Times Square – Aliz, a new independent boutique hotel brand, opened it’s first NYC hotel in late 2018. The guest rooms feature luxury bedding, high-tech audio & visual room systems, free wifi and Keurig® coffee machines. The hotel has a fitness center, business center, pet-friendly accommodations and is home to Manhattan’s highest open-air rooftop bar, with 2 floors of unparalleled views of the city. Dear Irving on Hudson is located on the 40th and 41st floor of the hotel

Moxy Hotel Chelsea

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citizenM New York Bowery

citizenM New York Bowery is a 300-room sister hotel to the citizenM New York Times Square, very popular and known for it’s super-efficient and modern rooms as well as it’s concept of ‘affordable luxury for the people’. All rooms are fitted with a desk, wall-to-wall windows, flat-screen TV, rain showers and small refrigerators. The hotel offers the expansive cloudM rooftop bar, outdoor terrace, and spectacular 360-degree views of New York. Guests rave about the comfy beds as well as the bar and cafe area.

citizenM New York Bowery Hotel Rooftop

PHD Terrace at Dream Hotel

Located on the Penthouse of the Dream Hotel, PHD Terrace 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.

Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge at the Library Hotel

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.

Empire Hotel Rooftop

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.

Mykonos Blue at Hotel Hayden

Roof at Hotel Hayden

The roof on the 20th floor of the Hayden Hotel (Formerly RoofBar or Glass Bar @ Hotel Indigo) has awesome views of the Manhattan skyline, along with creative drinks and lots of hummus and tzatziki. The hotel consistently gets rave reviews and is always a safe bet to book.

  • 127 West 28th Street – Chelsea
  • Formerly RoofBar or Glass @ Hotel Indigo

Hotel Gansevoort – Meatpacking and Park Avenue

Gansevoort Hotel Park Avenue Rooftop

Both the Hotel Gansevoort Meatpacking and Royalton Park Avenue (formerly, the 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

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. Please be advised: admission is determined at entrance, and not guaranteed to hotel guests.

Press Lounge at Ink 48

Press Lounge at Ink 48

My FAVORITE Rooftop! 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.

  • 653 11th Ave at 48th St – Midtown West
  • Reward program: Kimpton
  • Direct Website: ink48.com

The Rooftop Lounge at Pod 39

The Rooftop Lounge at Pod 39

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. Seasonal (outdoors only), opens March 12, 2017.

The Sky Room at Fairfield Inn & Suites

The Sky Room at Fairfield Inn & Suites

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.

  • 330 W. 40th St (8th & 9th Aves) – Times Square
  • Direct Website: marriott.com

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Sky Terrace at The Hudson Hotel

Sky Terrace at The Hudson Hotel

Located on the 15th floor, a few blocks from Central Park, 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.

  • 356 W 58th St, (8th & 9th Aves) – Midtown West
  • Reward program: Morgans Hotel Group
  • Direct Website: hudsonhotel.com

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Top of the Strand @ Marriott Vacation Club Pulse

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, Pulse is one of New York City’s favorite rooftop bars.

33 W 37th St (Fifth and Sixth Aves) – Midtown West

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NYC Restaurants with Amazing Views

  • Bar SixtyFive at the Rainbow Room
  • Manhatta Restaurant
  • The Skylark
  • Bar Gonzo
  • Versa NYC (right by Penn Station)

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Jacuzzi Hotels NYC in Room

Jacuzzi Hotels NYC in room offer travelers a wonderful way to relax and connect after a long day of walking around NYC. Our top picks for in room jacuzzi spa tubs include:

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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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