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New York City Hotel Rooftops

Skyline Views, Cocktails, Lounge Decks, Pools

New York City Hotel Rooftops and Restaurants provide 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.


Best Hotels for NYC Events & Holidays

NYC events and holidays bring in massive amounts of visitors, all of which want prime views and access to the July 4th fireworks, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, New Year's Eve fireworks and more. Here are our top hotel picks for NYC's most popular annual events.

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

  • Ink48 Hotel – right next to the Intrepid Museum and my ALL time favorite rooftop!
  • The Ready @ Moxy NYC East Village – all-season rooftop with an amazingly eclectic vibe and great skyline views. (photo)
  • The Empire Hotel – year-round indoor/outdoor rooftop with seasonal pool and cabana rentals

Keep reading for dozens more New York City Hotel Rooftops and check out this comprehensive guide to Rooftop Bars in NYC.


NYC Hotel Rooftops with Great City Views

Hard Rock Hotel New York

New in 2022, the much anticipated Hard Rock Hotel New York, "provides an exceptional base from which to explore the city’s most exciting attractions, while also adding experiences for our guests and New Yorkers themselves as only we know, custom-built through unique collaborations with artists, performers, and musicians of legend." The 446 rooms and suites offer floor-to-ceiling windows and musical amenities exclusive to Hard Rock Hotels. Don’t miss the iconic skyline views from the RT60 rooftop bar and lounge, above 36 stories.

Hard Rock Hotel New York


Mr Purple @ Hotel Indigo Lower East Side

We all know the Gerber Group rarely misses a beat when planning one of their world-renowned hip hotels, always a hot spot for jet setters. The Hotel Indigo Lower East Side, with their 15th floor rooftop and heated pool is no exception. Mr. Purple was designed to showcase panoramic views of NYC’s skyline while you socialize with NYC’s inner circles indulging in craft cocktails, locally-sourced food and fresh cold-pressed juices. If you want to stay in one of NYC’s best neighborhoods and snap a slew of insta-worthy photos, Hotel Indigo is where you go.

Hotel Indigo Lower East Side Rooftop Pool


Margaritaville Resort Times Square

The brand new Margaritaville Resort Times Square is a completely unique and new concept in NYC – a beachy themed resort in the heart of Times Square! The 4th Floor LandShark Bar and Grill is home to Times Square’s ONLY outdoor (heated) pool, and the 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar on the hotel’s 31st & 32nd floors provides guests with views of the iconic New Year’s Eve Ball, Hudson River and NYC skyline. Margaritvaville has 234 island-inspired guest rooms, a fitness center, and a Tiki Bar.

Margaritaville Resort Times Square


Renaissance New York Chelsea

The Renaissance New York Chelsea, on the site of NYC’s beloved former Antiques Garage flea market, boasts 341 guest rooms and suites, free WiFi, a sun terrace with a swimming pool, fitness centre and bar. The top two floors of the hotel, named Somewhere Nowhere, showcase the pool, sundeck and lounge area, with views of the NYC Skyline.

Renaissance New York Chelsea


Aliz Hotel Times Square

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 home to Dear Irving on Hudson, Manhattan’s highest open-air rooftop bar, with 2 floors of unparalleled views of the city from the 40th & 41st floors.

Moxy Hotel Chelsea

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Darling @ Park Lane New York

Situated on Central Park South, the the Park Lane New York has 611 recently renovated guest rooms on 47 floors, many with Central Park views. The new dining options, designed by the founder of Zero Bond, Manhattan’s A-list private members club, include the Darling rooftop on the 47th floor above the treetops of Central Park, Harry’s, an 80-seat lobby bar with an outdoor terrace and Rose Lane, the restaurant on the second floor.

Darling Rooftop at Park Lane New York

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Salon de Ning @ The Peninsula Hotel

Salon de Ning at The Peninsula, the 23rd Floor Rooftop Bar and Terrace is a NY local fave – just look at those views. An ultra-elegant hotel, right in the heart of Manhattan, on Fifth Ave.

Salon de Ning @ Peninsula Hotel


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


The Ready @ Moxy NYC East Village

The Ready all-season rooftop, has an amazingly eclectic vibe and great skyline views. The Moxy NYC East Village offers 286 rooms, restaurants by TAO Group, free bikes, a fitness center and co-working spaces. It is a block from where I lived for 10 years, so you KNOW it’s a perfect location, right off Union Square, near all the subways, by NYU and Strand Bookstore. The East Village is a mecca of amazing restaurants, bars, small shops and where authentic New Yorkers live and play. Conceived by Rockwell Group as a vertical timeline, each floor of the hotel draws inspiration from a different era in East Village history.

The Ready @ Moxy NYC East Village


Hotel Gansevoort – Meatpacking District

The Hotel Gansevoort Meatpacking has one of the BEST indoor/outdoor rooftops with Pools in New York City, along with a great cocktail lounge and club. The Mr. + Mrs. G package, includes perks like one dozen roses, deluxe accommodations, champagne, spa treatments and more! (18 9th Ave)

Gansevoort Hotel Park Avenue Rooftop

See Also: Meatpacking District Hotels


Press Lounge at Ink 48

Ink48 Hotel is home to MY FAVORITE NYC 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 (hello, winter!), and a spacious deck with outdoor seating, food and drinks.

Press Lounge at Ink 48


Hilton New York Fashion District

The Hilton New York Fashion District is probably the most popular hotel in the area and home to Sandbar Rooftop, a phenomenal 23rd floor rooftop bar with sweeping Empire State Building views. The beachy-Hamptons themed rooftop is a local hotspot all year round, since it is both indoors and outdoors.

Sandbar Rooftop Hilton New York Fashion District


PHD Terrace at Dream Hotel

Located on the Penthouse of the Dream Midtown, 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.

PHD Terrace at Dream Hotel NYC


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. Hotel Reservations: Library Hotel

Bookmarks Rooftop Lounge Library Hotel


Empire Hotel Rooftop

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

Empire Hotel Rooftop


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.


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.

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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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More New York City Hotel Deals

Best Hotels for NYC Events & Holidays

NYC events and holidays bring in massive amounts of visitors, all of which want prime views and access to the July 4th fireworks, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, New Year's Eve fireworks, Marathon finish line and more. Here are our top hotel picks for NYC's most popular annual events.


NYC Hotels by Type

NYC offers hotels of every type you can imagine. Boutique hotels with cool features like pools, rooftops and gyms, to suite hotels which are more comfortable for families or those who want more apartment-type lodging, to cheap budget hotels with bunk beds, check out our top choices appealing to all budgets and tastes.


NYC Hotels by Amenity

Turn your NYC stay into your home away from home with our amazing hotel amenities. Get an in-room jacuzzi tub to soothe after a long day of sightseeing, check into a hotel with an amazing rooftop to watch our skyline twinkle at you while sipping a cocktail and dive into the nooks and crannies of Central Park with a free bike. We've hand picked all the best of the best - the places where New Yorkers check into for a stay-cation.


NYC Hotels Times Square

The best NYC Hotels Times Square chosen by a NYC local! If you want to be in the heart of Broadway, all the tourist action, Restaurant Row, lounge by a pool, check out the best views from a rooftop or splurge on the live NYE Ball Drop, we will show you the best places to stay.

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NYC Hotels Times Square


NYC Hotels in Midtown

The best NYC Hotels in Midtown chosen by a NYC local! Finding good and affordable hotels in Midtown West NYC is a treat and you'll be right near the Empire State Building, Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, Herald Square, Times Square, Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen and Hudson Yards. Midtown East is one of the best hotel value spots in Manhattan and puts you in walking distance to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, the NYPL, the UN, Grand Central Station, great NYC Shopping and much more. 

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How to Save on Hotels in New York City

Check out all our tips and dozens of promo codes to help save on NYC Hotels. Whether you are visiting NYC on a budget, or just looking to save a little on luxury, we share all our insight on How to Save on Hotels in New York City.

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Best Hotels for NYC Events & Holidays

NYC events and holidays bring in massive amounts of visitors, all of which want prime views and access to the July 4th fireworks, Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, New Year's Eve fireworks, Marathon finish line and more. Here are our top hotel picks for NYC's most popular annual events.


NYC Hotels by Type

NYC offers hotels of every type you can imagine. Boutique hotels with cool features like pools, rooftops and gyms, to suite hotels which are more comfortable for families or those who want more apartment-type lodging, to cheap budget hotels with bunk beds, check out our top choices appealing to all budgets and tastes.


NYC Hotels by Amenity

Turn your NYC stay into your home away from home with our amazing hotel amenities. Get an in-room jacuzzi tub to soothe after a long day of sightseeing, check into a hotel with an amazing rooftop to watch our skyline twinkle at you while sipping a cocktail and dive into the nooks and crannies of Central Park with a free bike. We've hand picked all the best of the best - the places where New Yorkers check into for a stay-cation.


NYC Hotels Times Square

The best NYC Hotels Times Square chosen by a NYC local! If you want to be in the heart of Broadway, all the tourist action, Restaurant Row, lounge by a pool, check out the best views from a rooftop or splurge on the live NYE Ball Drop, we will show you the best places to stay.

See All: NYC Hotels Times Square & Broadway

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NYC Hotels in Midtown

The best NYC Hotels in Midtown chosen by a NYC local! Finding good and affordable hotels in Midtown West NYC is a treat and you'll be right near the Empire State Building, Penn Station, Madison Square Garden, Herald Square, Times Square, Chelsea, Hell's Kitchen and Hudson Yards. Midtown East is one of the best hotel value spots in Manhattan and puts you in walking distance to St. Patrick's Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, the NYPL, the UN, Grand Central Station, great NYC Shopping and much more. 

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How to Save on Hotels in New York City

Check out all our tips and dozens of promo codes to help save on NYC Hotels. Whether you are visiting NYC on a budget, or just looking to save a little on luxury, we share all our insight on How to Save on Hotels in New York City.

NYC Printable Guides - Available for Immediate Download

REALLY??? This is a lifesaver! I’m too ADD-riddled to ever have been able to compile all this info in a useful way. Thanks to these tools, our 3 short days in NYC will be spent just how we want with no time wasted. I really can’t say enough good things. To anyone on the fence about this purchase…it truly is the best $20 you can spend and will probably save you way more than that in time alone.

NYC Insider Printable Guides

Honestly this was the best book I’ve ever purchased and it was worth every single dollar I spent on it!!

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NYC Hotel Deals By Neighborhood

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