The 28 Best Boutique Hotels in New York

What's the best boutique hotel in New York City?

Are you looking for a nice Boutique Hotel for your next visit to New York? But which one is the most beautiful hotel to stay in? My advice: check out our list of the best boutique hotels in New York! Over the years, we have tried and tested countless hotels in New York City. I am sure you’ll come across the right hotel for you! 

Boutique Hotels in New York

Boutique hotels in New York are a plenty. Some of the coolest hotels on this planet are found in NYC. Boutique hotels, with their great style and uniqueness, are the perfect option for a stay in New York.

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    Crosby Street Hotel

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    5 stars | In my opinion, the design hotel “Crosby Street Hotel” is one of the most beautiful hotels in all of New York. Like “The Mercer”, it is located in trendy and exclusive SoHo in the direct vicinity of the Museum of Modern Art Design (MOMA). The area is perfect for going out, shopping and eating!

    The 86 rooms and suites are super-stylish. The rooms are large, high, open and bright. The interior – for which Kit Kemp is responsible – offers a wonderful contrast to the loft-like windows, which are huge and reach down to the floor. Everything looks modern, but not without warmth. An absolute design highlight! The Crosby Bar & Terrace offers high standard food at any time of day – the cocktails in particular have a very good reputation.

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    Boutique Hotel The Chatwal at Times Square

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    5 stars | This is one of the most luxurious hotels in Times Square. This Art Deco boutique hotel is located just a 5-minute walk from Broadway’s best theaters. The establishment is famous for its old-school luxury, with service that includes a butler in every room. It is also home to a prestigious spa, the highest quality linens, plush bathrobes and every luxury accessory imaginable.

    The Lambs Club at the Chatwal is a bar and grill restaurant offering classic American cuisine, revamped and with touches of haute cuisine. The restaurant has a 232 m² lounge located on a mezzanine level and equipped with 20-foot windows overlooking the city. The Chatwal Hotel in Times Square is unbeatable if you are looking to disconnect from the real world and spend a few days in decadent luxury in the best city in the world.

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    Boutique Hotel Walker in Tribeca

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    4 stars | This beautiful boutique hotel is strategically located between the Tribeca and Chinatown neighborhoods, two of the most unique areas of New York. Its location, combined with its beautiful design of sober lines and colors, makes the Walker Tribeca one of the ideal places to rest after a busy day discovering the city. 

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    Boutique Hotel Walker in Greenwich Village

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    4 Stars | This boutique hotel is located in the heart of Greenwich Village (such a beautiful area) and offers everything you would expect from this kind of place: The interior design is very aesthetic and reminiscent of the roaring 20s. Small details, such as a retro telephone, adorn the rooms and just make the place quite special. Simply beautiful!

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    The William NYC

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    4 stars | The William Hotel in Murray Hill is a design hotel in New York and ideal for self-catering, because the rooms have their own small kitchenette with refrigerator. Like a boutique hotel, each hotel room and suite is furnished with its own style. It has a really good restaurant “The Shakespeare Pub & The Garden Room” and a great bar to offer.

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    Boutique Hotel The Whitby

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    5 stars | The Whitby Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel in New York not far from Rockefeller Center, Central Park, 5th Avenue and the Museum of Modern Art. For me, it is one of the most beautiful hotels in the city, because it is not only beautifully furnished – it has a very special charm that I like very much. 

    The hotel rooms at the Whitby Hotel have floor-to-ceiling windows and some of them even have a small terrace. If you want something really special, this hotel is a real option for you! 

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    The Roger

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    4 stars | Roger Hotel is located right next to the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden and many shopping opportunities around Herald Square. The boutique hotel has modernly furnished rooms, some of which offer balconies with views of the city (and the Empire State Building). 

    The hotel restaurant is very inviting, in part because the menu was created by renowned gourmet chefs and offers a lot of elegant sophistication. Croissants and pastries are served for breakfast, and the Mezzanine lounge invites you to linger with cocktails. The four stars here are definitely justified. The Roger Hotel convinces above all with its urbanity, which fits absolutely perfectly into New York city life.

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    The Marlton Hotel

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    4 stars | The Marlton Hotel is located in the heart of Greenwich Village – just one block from Washington Square Park. It is a beautiful bohemian-style boutique hotel and feels like a little part of Paris in the middle of New York City. 

    The building, lobby and rooms have been lovingly restored and have a very special atmosphere. 

    My tip: Book one of the rooms on the upper floors. They have a balcony from which you can look out over Washington Square Park!

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    The Bowery Boutique Hotel

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    5 Stars | This luxurious boutique hotel offers first-class service and great views of the city from the cozy rooms. If you want to explore New York by bike, you can rent one for free at the hotel. 

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    Boutique Hotel Moxy East Village

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    4 Stars | Such a stylish hotel! The Moxy NYC in the East Village is the sister hotel of the Moxy Chelsea NYC and is a boutique hotel at its best. The interior is a blast, the people super nice and the location top-notch. Can highly recommend!

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    Boutique Hotel Le Jolie

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    3 Stars | You get great bang for your buck at this small boutique hotel. It is located on lively Meeker Avenue and is known for its cozy and comfortable rooms. You can be in Manhattan in eleven minutes by train.

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    Boutique Hotel Moxy NYC Chelsea

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    4 Stars | The Moxy NYC Chelsea is one of my insider tips in New York, because it meets my taste exactly: it is built in factory loft style, so you can expect floor-to-ceiling windows with great room height. The view is magnificent, the staff is super nice and everything is freshly renovated. This is how a New York hotel should be!

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    Boutique Hotel 50 Bowery

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    4 Stars | Hotel 50 in Chinatown New York is a stylish boutique hotel with a cool roof terrace and very stylish rooms. You’ll be right in the middle of the action and within easy walking distance of great spots like the Lower East Side, East Village and Soho. 

    Despite its location, it is one of the affordable hotels with a view. And the view is really stunning: you can see all of Midtown Manhattan with its incredible skyline. The Empire State Building, Summit One Vanderbilt, Hudson Yards and the Chrysler Building are literally at your feet!

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    Boutique Hotel SIXTY SoHo

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    5 Stars | The SIXTY SoHo is not just one of the many 5-star hotels on this list – it’s a real gem. The SIXTY also has to be among the most stylish hotels in the city, for sure. There is a real feel-good atmosphere all around. It almost feels like a stylish, luxurious loft at times and from many of the rooms you have a great view of the city. A luxury hotel with a twist! 

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    Boutique Hotel Royalton Park Avenue

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    4 stars | One of the best hotels in Midtown is the boutique hotel “Royalton Park Avenue”. Besides a wonderful interior (I really like the style), there is even a rooftop bar and pool. 

    This area spans 2 levels: one is the lounge and the second is just the rooftop terrace. So if you want to stay in style in the heart of Manhattan, there’s no way around the Royalton Park Avenue. 

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    The Refinery Hotel

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    4 Stars | I can’t recommend the Refinery Hotel highly enough – it is ideally located (only two blocks away from Bryant Park), has one of the most relaxed rooftop bars in the entire city (with a view of the Empire State Building) and the rooms are large and nicely furnished. You’ll definitely feel at home here!

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    Boutique Hotel The Collective Paper Factory

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    4 Stars | The name gives it away: This beautiful boutique hotel in Queens used to be a paper mill. Today, the hotel is one of the hippest in the area. All modern rooms are equipped with a small kitchen and a flat-screen TV. You can end the evening with a delicious cocktail at the hotel’s own bar.

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    The Broome Hotel

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    4 Stars | The Broome is a boutique hotel in Soho New York: It’s small, nice, exclusive and beautifully furnished. That’s the best way to describe it. By the way, the building was built as early as 1825! – and it radiates that. A very charming place. 

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    The Nolitan Boutique Hotel

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    4 Stars | Nolitan Hotel is a small, fine boutique hotel. The decor is modern and clean. What makes it stand out? From your balcony you can enjoy an astonishing view of the Empire State Building and the Williamsburg Bridge. From the lounge on the top floor you can also see the One World Trade Center.

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    Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection

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    4 stars | Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection is a small boutique hotel in Murray Hill. If you are looking for a relaxed and stylish hotel, you should check it out! It has beautifully decorated rooms and a rooftop bar where you can end the day!

    Highlights like Rockefeller Center, One Vanderbilt, Times Square and the Empire State Building are within easy reach – and since it’s located in the residential area of Murray Hill, it’s wonderfully quiet in the evenings.

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    Motto by Hilton New York City Chelsea

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    4 stars | The “Motto by Hilton New York City Chelsea” distinguishes itself with its prime location in the culturally vibrant Chelsea Arts District, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the lively local scene. As a part of the Hilton family, it merges a unique lifestyle concept with trusted quality.

    The rooms are simple, comfortable, and perhaps best of all, come with cable! Plus Motto Chelsea offers pet friendly rooms so that you can bring your pets along with you.

    As far as extra amenities go, this hotel offers all the classics. They have an on-site restaurant, a fitness center, and multiple meeting rooms.

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    Broadway Plaza Boutique Hotel

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    3 Stars | The Broadway Plaza Hotel is located just two blocks from the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park and is one of the most popular hotels in the area. It’s a really nice boutique hotel in the heart of the city – definitely a recommendation for me!

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    Hotel Barrière Fouquet's New York

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    5 stars | The Hotel Barrière Fouquet’s New York combines Parisian elegance with the modern flair of Manhattan. With 97 rooms and suites designed by Martin Brudnizki, it offers luxurious accommodation and the historic Brasserie Fouquet’s, run by a Michelin-starred chef. A highlight is the opulent penthouse with terrace views of the city. Opened in 2022, the hotel reflects French Art Deco and is located in the lively Tribeca area.

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    Nine Orchard

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    4 stars | Located at the intersection of Chinatown and the vibrant Lower East Side (LES) in Downtown New York, Hotel Nine Orchard is a stylish hotel housed in a significant historic building. This building, the former Jarmulowsky Bank, has been carefully restored and transformed into an elegant hotel and culinary destination. Opened in 2022, the boutique hotel offers 113 rooms and suites furnished in the architectural gem dating back to 19123.

    The redevelopment of the neoclassical bank building into a luxury boutique hotel blends harmoniously into the energetic neighborhood. Guests are welcomed with an atmosphere of relaxed glamor and excellent cuisine, with restaurants by Ignacio Mattos, among others, inviting guests to linger. The Hotel Nine Orchard thus offers a combination of historic elegance and modern comfort and represents the creative soul of New York City.

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    Hotel 32|32

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    Hotel 32|32 offers a unique opportunity to experience New York City like a local. Nestled between Murray Hill and Flatiron, this boutique hotel provides a private, residence-style pied-à-terre. With spacious rooms featuring kitchens and private balconies, as well as a cozy fireplace in the lobby and a chic sushi bar on the 10th floor, Hotel 32|32 is a modern yet inviting space where travelers, families, and locals come together. Enjoy all the excitement of NYC just steps away, but feel right at home as soon as you enter the doors.

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    Boutique Hotel Arlo SoHo

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    4 Stars | The Arlo is a really cool hotel in right on the border of Soho, Hudson Square and Tribeca: it’s in a great area, the interior is stylish and the bar is amazing. What’s not to like? 

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    Archer Boutique Hotel

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    4 Stars | The Archer Hotel is a boutique hotel right on Bryant Park – the perfect location! The rooms are truly stylish and from some of them you can even see the Empire State Building. What we also liked: the small bar on the roof of the hotel!

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    AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown

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    4 Stars | The AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown is a hotel overlooking the stunning and iconic Brooklyn Bridge – from the Manhattan side. The location of the hotel is hard to beat, as it is also within easy reach of the 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center. 

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    Ace Hotel New York

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    4 stars | This charming boutique hotel has two stylish restaurants and a bar. The Herald Square underground station is in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Each of the spacious rooms is individually designed.

What makes boutique hotels in NYC so special?

Boutique hotels are known for their individual touch and unique experience. They offer exclusive accommodation with a high level of service and stand out with their exceptional design. The concept, which emerged in the 1980s in major cities such as the UK and the USA, aims to offer guests a cozy, almost familiar atmosphere.

Unlike large hotel chains, which often have hundreds of rooms, boutique hotels offer a more personalized service and a manageable size, allowing for an intimate and luxurious experience.

In addition, they provide access to bespoke information and services tailored to the unique setting, promoting unique experiences that you may not find in larger, standardized hotels.

A stay in a boutique hotel is therefore recommended for those who value unique ambience, personalized service and an experience that cannot be found in a standard hotel. They are ideal for travelers who want to avoid the crowds and instead experience the uniqueness of a place through the eyes of an accommodation that blends seamlessly with the local flair.

All the Best Boutique Hotels of New York City on one map

A map with all the best boutique hotels in New York can be found here – just click on “FULL MAP” if you want to see more. You can click on each hotel on the map to find out everything you need to know!

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