The Crème de la Crème of New York City’s Best

There is no shortage of New York City luxury hotels boasting Manhattan’s most decadent rooms and penthouses, city views, private pools & hot tubs, services, dining, spas and central locations. Many of these hotels are historical landmarks as well as famous movie and television icons. If you are ready for an all-out splurge, or if money is no object…then definitely check into one of our top Luxury New York City hotels.

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 Insider Tip: Though some of these hotel names may not sound familiar, many are owned by International Hotel Chains (Hilton, Starwood, Fairmont), so if you have loyalty points accrued, luxury in NYC may just be in your near future.

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Luxury Hotels in Midtown NYC

Any luxury hotel in Midtown NYC provides you with our top of the line accommodations while placing you in the heart of all the action. From decadent dining to killer skyline views to the world's best spas, these luxury hotels put you in the premier location in the heart of the best city in the world.

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New York City Luxury Hotels – Times Square

The Knickerbocker

Newly re-opened in 2015, The Knickerbocker consistently receives rave reviews and is one of the very few luxury hotels in Times Square. The St. Cloud rooftop bar is gorgeous with phenomenal views of Times Square and the New Years Eve Ball Drop. Anything in NYC with the name Knickerbocker (like our NY Knicks) has a long and traditional authentic NYC history associated with it and The "Knick" is no exception, having been a historical hangout for John D. Rockefeller and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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The Chatwal

A luxury Starwood Hotel in the heart of Times Square, The Chatwal offers 76 guest rooms, including 28 stunning Suites and 14 ‘themed’ suites with spacious terraces as well as bespoke services including a team of professional Butlers, in-room dining and distinct private bars. All rooms are also state of the art Wifi and technology. Guests consistently rave about the Chatwal’s service level from the staff and the Lamb’s Club Bar & Restaurant. Ranked as #1 Best Hotel in New York City by the 2022 Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

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The Time New York

A little more boutique style than classic luxury, The Time New York Hotel offers a luxury lifestyle experience for their guests and promotes themselves as “a destination for the creative class.” The Time New York will surprise you with their hidden secrets that unfold as you venture further inside: geometric artwork; a hidden, gem-like lounge and bar; a surreal elevator ride to perfectly cued accommodations. Rooms come with Samsung Smart TVs, designer chairs, Frette bed linens, rainfall showers, Maison Margiela bathrobes and luxury toiletries.

The Time New York Hotel Times Square

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Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Located high above Columbus Circle and the Time Warner Center, just steps from Central Park, 248 stylishly appointed rooms and suites reflect the oriental heritage of the Mandarin Oriental, while incorporating contemporary elements of New York City. Every room showcases a breathtaking view of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline, or the scenic Hudson River over which the sun sets. Amenities include the two-level, Five-Star Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York and award-winning signature restaurant Asiate. Business meeting, pre-date cocktail, romantic weekend? The 35th floor lobby bar is your spot!

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Trump International Hotel

Trump International Hotel NYC

Trump International Hotel & Tower, the only Forbes Five-Star and Five-Diamond restaurant in New York delivers the highest level of service, style, and exclusivity. The 52-story New York City hotel is just off Central Park, right at the juncture of Columbus Circle and Broadway and their Five-Star restaurant, Jean Georges, features contemporary international cuisine and was the winner of the 2009 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurant.

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New York City Luxury Hotels – Central Park

JW Marriott Essex House

JW Marriott Essex House

One of our top picks for both Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Hotels and Best New York Marathon Hotels, JW Marriott Essex House, right on Central Park is a favorite of both locals and visitors.

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Virgin Hotels New York City

Opened early 2023, Virgin Hotels New York City features a seasonal rooftop swimming pool, fitness center, garden and terrace. The hotel has 460 “Chambers,” suites and penthouses, meeting spaces and plenty of restaurants and bars, including the brand’s flagship space, Commons Club, as well as the restaurant Everdene. A select few Chambers offer unparalleled views of the Empire State Building, New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and/or Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Ritz Carlton NY Nomad

The Ritz Carlton NY Nomad, opened August 2022, offers 250 luxurious suites with spectacular skyline views. The Zaytinya restaurant will offer its mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese cuisines. The 6,800 sq ft Club Lounge, on the 36th floor, lets guests enjoy complimentary wifi, snacks and treats and private concierge service. Indulge in the Ritz-Carlton Spa featuring eight treatment rooms, sauna and steam as well as a 24 hour fitness center with Peloton bikes.

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Luxury Hotels in the Financial District, Tribeca & Battery Park City

Casa Cipriani

Casa Cipriani, with an exclusive 47 guest rooms, is housed in the iconic Battery Maritime Building, one of the last remaining Beaux-Arts style ferry terminals of the twentieth century. The ultra luxurious experience offers multiple clubs, a rooftop and restaurants, including a bar reminiscent of Harry’s Bar in Venice and most of the entire space showcases exceptional views of the Statue of Liberty, the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge.

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The Wagner at Battery

Formerly the Ritz Carlton Battery Park, The Wagner is an independent, contemporary luxury hotel, 5 star hotel offering 24-hour fitness center with panoramic views of the New York skyline, a spa and restaurant. The Wagner Hotel is Wall Street’s new go-to spot. “We loved the spacious rooms, the service and hospitality we received from the staff."

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Luxury Hotels Upper East Side

If your dreams of a NYC vacation conjure images of strolling Museum Mile, views of Central Park, shopping along the famed Fifth Avenue, rubbing elbows with socialites and celebrities and dining at some of New York's best restaurants, then Luxury Hotels Upper East Side are exactly where you want to book.

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  • The Pierre - favorite of the Vanderbilts, Astors, Chryslers and E.F. Hutton
  • The Carlyle - Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel

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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.

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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.

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