New York is a city like no other, home to cloud piercing skyscrapers, bustling avenues and a unique atmosphere, it’s easy to see why the Big Apple is so special.
But to truly appreciate this metropolis, you need to see it from above. In a city crammed full with skyscrapers and people, it can be hard to see the wood from the trees and truly appreciate the sheer magnitude of this legendary city.
Bearing this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of New York’s most breathtaking hotel views. So sit back, relax and enjoy Manhattan’s historic skyline from the comfort of your own hotel room.
The Westin New York Grand Central
212 East 42nd Street, 10017, New York City, USA
The all-new Westin Hotel is situated in the heart of Midtown New York ensuring you’re within walking distance of all the top tourist attractions. Each guestroom at The Westin offers outstanding scenery, but if you really want to go all-out, book a Premium Corner Room, which boasts stunning views of the Empire State Building.
All guestrooms are fitted with The Westin’s comfortable Heavenly Bed, complete with a luxurious down comforter and crisp white sheets to ensure you awake rejuvenated.
355 West 16th Street, 10011, New York City, USA
This boutique hotel would make any fashionista feel right at home. Situated close to New York’s Garment District, Dream Downton has both style and substance. The hotel’s design was inspired by the stainless steel façade of an ocean liner, hailing from the building’s original role as the National Maritime Union’s headquarters.
Thanks to the hotel’s high ceilings and sleek interior design, there’s a great feeling of space throughout. Equally spacious is the hotel’s inviting rooftop terrace, which offers panoramic views across the Hudson River.
Mandarin Oriental New York
80 Columbus Circle At 60th Street, 10023, New York City, USA
Soaring above the city, the Mandarin Oriental New York offers a bird’s eye view of the Big Apple. The hotel overlooks Central Park and is within walking distance of 5th Avenue, Broadway and the Lincoln Centre. City View rooms, offering spectacular views of the Time Warner Centre and the glittering skyline, are available on the 38th and 39th floors of the hotel.
Channelling an elegant 1940s feel, each room is fitted with Asian cherry wood furnishings and is decorated in soft romantic hues.
2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue, 10065, New York City, USA
After a $100-million-renovation, The Pierre has re-opened its doors and is now even more luxurious than before. Conveniently located close to 5th Avenue, the hotel offers you New York on your doorstop. Exuding old-world elegance, the lavishly decorated interior has to be seen to be believed.
The Pierre’s impeccably decorated rooms were designed in the classical style which creates a relaxing ambience. Each room features an opulent Turkish marble bathroom – the ideal place to relax after a hard day exploring Manhattan’s sights.
Trump International Hotel and Tower
One Central Park West, 10023, New York City, USA
Trump International Hotel and Tower is synonymous with luxury. Offering true decadence and first class service, it’s situated on the corner of Central Park and is the ideal base from which to explore New York. The hotel stands at over 52 stories high and each bright and airy room is fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows designed to perfectly frame the exceptional views of the Manhattan skyline.
Four Seasons New York
57 East 57th Street, 10022, New York City, USA
In the exclusive Midtown area you’ll find the modern-deco Four Seasons Hotel New York. The luxurious hotel has been a staple of New York’s social scene since its inception in 1989 and the hotel’s Premium City View rooms, located on the 23rd to the 29th floors, offer the ideal vantage point to appreciate New York’s skyline. The room’s chic and modern décor was designed so as not to distract from the outstanding views of Central Park and other iconic landmarks.
Ritz Carlton New York Central Park
50 Central Park South, 10019, New York City, USA
The timeless Ritz Carlton Central Park is a favourite amongst New York’s elite. Boasting captivating views of Central Park South, the Ritz Carlton has everything a guest could want. A stone’s throw from all of Manhattan’s exclusive boutiques, restaurants and premium attractions, it’s the perfect place from which to explore the Big Apple.
After you’ve grown tired of sightseeing, the hotel’s sumptuous guestrooms are the ideal place to unwind. So be sure to take advantage of your room’s luxury bathroom and soak your cares away in your deep bathtub.
JW Marriot Essex House New York
160 Central Park South, 10019, New York City, USA
The five-star JW Marriot Essex House New York is one of the city’s most iconic buildings. The luxury hotel has been a stalwart of elegance and splendour since opening its doors in 1931. A testament to New York’s Art Deco history, the hotel’s impressive interior design is sure to impress even the harshest of critics, as the JW Marriot’s splendid rooms and suites are a joy for any traveller to relax in.
Choose from either a Manhattan View or Central Park View suite for a truly authentic New York experience.
Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Avenue, 10010, New York City, USA
Gramercy Park Hotel is an oasis of calm in the city that never sleeps. The landmark hotel prides itself on its luxury interior and dedicated personal service but the real treat is guests’ unbridled access to Gramercy Park – New York’s only private park.
The hotel’s bohemian Park View Suite offers excellent views of the grounds and features a luxurious king-sized bed, which is topped with fine Italian linens. Each of the hotel’s 185 guestrooms, which are decorated in a Renaissance-revival style, feature a strong artistic flair.
68 West 38th Street, 10008, New York City, USA
The Refinery is a luxury boutique hotel found in the heart of New York’s Fashion District. The hotel’s guestrooms were designed in a chic minimalist style with subtle nods to the building’s industrial past, such as the beds’ steel headboard design.
The Refinery’s crowning jewel is their exceptional rooftop bar and lounge which offers breathtaking views of the Empire State Building – so why not relax with a handcrafted cocktail and enjoy that New York feeling?
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