The 55 Best Hotels in New York

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Are you looking for a nice hotel in New York for your next visit? And you ask yourself, which is the most beautiful hotel to stay in? My advice: check out our best list! Over the years we have tried and tested countless hotels in New York. So look no further, we have laid out the best hotels in New York for you. I am sure you’ll find what you’re looking for on this list. 

These are the best hotels in New York

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Our Favorite Hotels in New York

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    1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

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    5 stars | Right on the border of the two trendy neighborhoods of Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights, you’ll find 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. The building gives you the impression that it’s paying homage to the area’s past and history. Celebrities and artists in particular love the environmentally conscious hotel and its unique and stellar location.

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    Andaz Wall Street Hotel

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    4 Stars | The Andaz Wall Street belongs to the Hyatt Group and was completely renovated in 2012. The rooms are very clean, modernly furnished, have a rain shower and a very comfortable bed. It’s just a few minutes’ walk to the South Street Seaport and the Brooklyn Bridge.

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    citizenM New York Bowery

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    4 Stars | The citizenM New York Bowery is my favorite hotel in this area, because it combines a lot of things I like: stylish, bright rooms, a sensational bar and even a rooftop bar with a fantastic view. 

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    Courtyard by Marriott New York Downtown Manhattan

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    3 Sterne | Eine weitere Empfehlung der besten Hotels am One World Observatory ist das Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. Das sehr chice Courtyard by Marriott New York hat ein Restaurant, eine Bar und auch kostenfreies WLAN in allen Bereichen. Nur genau 322 m vom World Trade Center entfernt, könnte man kaum näher am höchsten Gebäude der Stadt übernachten, oder? Jedes Zimmer in diesem Hotel ist klimatisiert und mit einem Flachbild-Kabel-TV ausgestattet.

    Das Frühstück könnt ihr sogar mit Aussicht auf das One World Trade Center genießen. Ebenfalls hat dieses Hotel am One World Trade Center ein Fitnessstudio, welches ihr auf eurer Reise nutzen könnt.

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    Equinox Hotel

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    5 Stars | The Equinox Hotel at Hudson Yards is one of the newest and most trendy hotels in New York, and we were lucky enough to stay there for two days. The highlight (apart from the hotel itself) is the rooftop bar and lounge overlooking the Hudson River. Spectacular. 

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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.

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    Aloft Brooklyn

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    3 Stars | The Aloft in Brooklyn is a great insider tip for the budget-conscious traveler. It’s situated close to the Brooklyn Bridge, perfectly connected to the subway. You’ll be in downtown in Manhattan in no time. The view from the rooftop bar is something else – absolutely stunning!

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    Aloft Harlem

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    4 Stars | The Aloft Harlem is a beautifully designed hotel with a modern atmosphere. It is located only a three-minute walk from the Apollo Theater and is the perfect choice, if you travel on a budget! 

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    Aloft Long Island City-Manhattan View

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    3 Stars | This Aloft hotel is right next to the Hyatt Place Long Island City. The name doesn’t lie: From here, you’ll have a wonderful and stunning panorama of all of Manhattan. For that, you either need to pick one of the rooms up on the higher floors, or you just enjoy the view from the hotel’s own rooftop bar. The Aloft is well-connected by the Subway and very affordable.

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    Archer 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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    Arlo NoMad

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    4 Stars | This beautiful hotel is pretty much right where you want to be during your (first) visit to New York: just around the corner from the Empire State Building! This place isn’t only exceptionally stylish, it also has a rooftop bar and terrace from where you have a sensational view of New York – and the Empire State Building from up close, of course. Hard to beat. 

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    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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    Boro Hotel

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    4 Stars | This modern hotel has spacious rooms with large windows, wooden floors and chic bathrooms. From some rooms you can enjoy a spectacular view over Long Island City or the Manhattan skyline. The 39 Avenue underground station is close by. Manhattan is roughly 7 kilometers away.

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    Broadway Plaza 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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    Chelsea Pines Inn

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    4 Stars | This stylish bed & breakfast is located directly in Chelsea. The interior of the hotel is a real eye-catcher: the walls are decorated with original Hollywood movie posters, among other things.

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    citizenM New York Times Square

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    4 Stars | The citizenM New York in Times Square is a stylish hotel with a lounge, bar and rooftop bar. It is one of the most popular hotels in the area – and thanks to its location, you can reach all the important sights on foot in no time.

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    Condor Hotel Brooklyn

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    4 Stars | The boutique hotel Condor Brooklyn is located in the southern tip of the popular and amazing New York district Williamsburg. Which is also one of the safest neighborhoods in all of New York. The hotel is lovingly decorated and is perfectly connected to Manhattan by subway. If you’re looking for a quiet hotel after a busy sightseeing tour, check out this boutique hotel in Brooklyn!

    My tip: take the East River Ferry to get to Manhattan and back! 

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    Conrad New York Downtown

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    5 stars | This ultra luxurious all-suite hotel is one of the best hotels in the city center. Conrad stands for luxury, comfort and feel-good factor. The hotel has over 2,000 works of art on display and the spectacular lobby alone is worth a visit. 

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    Courtyard New York Manhattan

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    3 Stars | The Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown West in New York is located at the Hudson Yards and offers cool design, its own restaurant and bar. The view from the rooms on the higher floors is great – depending on where you stay, you can overlook either the Hudson River or see the Empire State Building.

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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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    Doubletree By Hilton New York Times Square West

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    4 stars | There are not one but several hotels within a few blocks of the Doubletree By Hilton New York Times Square. In my opinion, the “Times Square West” is the best of the bunch. From the upper rooms you have a great view of the city and there is even a roof terrace.

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    Dream Downtown

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    4 Stars | a stunning feel-good designer hotel that scores with its own roof terrace and club lounge as well as a breathtaking view of the New York skyline. The rooms are furnished with designer furniture, and you can enjoy the vista from your room through porthole windows. Such a cool touch. All in all a wonderful choice! 

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    East Village Hotel

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    3 Stars | The spacious studios at the East Village Hotel are equipped with a kitchenette, dishwasher and cooker. So it’s great if you are on a budget and don’t want to constantly eat out. Astor Place underground station is a ten-minute walk from the hotel.

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    Element Times Square West 

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    4 Stars | This chic hotel is located just three blocks from Times Square. If you wish, you can rent bicycles at the hotel and explore the city. The price includes a delicious breakfast buffet and use of the gym.

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    Eurostar Wall Street

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    4 stars | This boutique hotel is located in New York’s financial district, in the heart of Wall Street, just a few meters from One World Observatory, the 9/11 Memorial and the Brooklyn Bridge. 

    The Eurostars Wall Street offers spacious rooms equipped with every comfort, including cable TV, microwave and refrigerator. In our opinion this hotel is, thanks to all these services and its rooms of different sizes and capacities, an ideal hotel for families.

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    EVEN Hotel Brooklyn

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    4 Stars | A bit of an insider tip for families is the EVEN Hotel in Downtown Brooklyn. The rooms are large and nicely designed, there are many small cafés and shops nearby – and Manhattan can be reached quickly by subway. It’s a really great hotel near the Brooklyn Bridge and I highly recommend it!

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    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Downtown Manhattan

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    3 Stars | Fab location: Just two blocks from One World Trade Center you’ll find this popular 3-star hotel. The rooms are relatively large by New York standards and the value for money is pretty excellent.

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    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Midtown

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    3 Stars | The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Midtown hotel is located very close to the Hudson Yards. Which means The Edge observation deck and Madison Square Garden are right around the corner. It is fairly new hotel, the rooms are very bright and stylish. The Fairfield Inn even has its own rooftop terrace and bar – pretty amazing for a 3-star-hotel! 

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    Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown

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    5 Stars | Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is one of the 5-star hotels in this area, offering luxury on all levels: a great bar, swimming pool, spa and a restaurant by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. So if you are looking for a very special hotel, you should check this one out.

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    Gansevoort Hotel Meatpacking District

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    5 Stars | The owners of the Gansevoort hotels place great emphasis on design, which you will immediately notice. Its location in the Meatpacking District puts you right in the middle of everything: the High Line, great restaurants and bars are in the immediate vicinity (the Meatpacking District is one of my favorite parts of the city). It also has a large pool from where you can look out over the rooftops of the city. It feels so luxurious! 

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    Hampton Inn Brooklyn Downtown

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    3 Stars | This beautiful hotel is located just a few kilometers from the Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Bridge. The rooms are comfortably furnished and each room has a TV. A delicious breakfast and Wi-Fi is included in the price.

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    Henry Norman Hotel

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    3 Stars | The Henry Norman Hotel is located in the heart of Greenpoint – which is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Many of the hotel rooms feel like apartments because they also offered a small mini-kitchen and a lot of space. The Loft Suites are exceptional – and you can even take a free shuttle to the nearest Subway station!


5-Star Hotels  in New York

Is it a luxurious hotel in New York you’re after, we’ve got you covered too:

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    01 The Dominick Hotel

    5 Stars | The Dominick Hotel prides itself being the only 5-star-hotel in all of Soho and Hudson Square! It also happens to be the…

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    02 Crosby Street Hotel

    5 stars | In my opinion, the design hotel “Crosby Street Hotel” is one of the most beautiful hotels in all of New York. Like…

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    03 The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

    5 Stars | The Ritz-Carlton presents itself as an oasis of luxury in the heart of New York City, especially after a recent redesign of…

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    04 The Plaza New York

    5 Stars | The most famous hotel around Central Park is likely The Plaza.  Opening in 1907, the world-renowned luxury hotel represents a piece of…

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    05 The Greenwich Hotel

    5 Stars | Hollywood actor Robert de Niro’s hotel offers you the amenities you would expect from a 5-star hotel. The atmosphere in the former…


4-Star Hotels  in New York

There is an abundance of beautiful, yet still affordable 4-Star accommodations in New York:

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    01 Moxy NYC Chelsea

    4 Stars | The Moxy NYC Chelsea is one of my insider tips in New York, because it meets my taste exactly: it is built…

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    02 citizenM New York Bowery

    4 Stars | The citizenM New York Bowery is my favorite hotel in this area, because it combines a lot of things I like: stylish,…

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    03 SIXTY LES Hotel

    4 Stars | The highlights of the Sixty LES are definitely the rooftop pool, gym, and spa. The stylish rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows. My advice:…

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    04 Hotel 50 Bowery

    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…

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    05 The Collective Paper Factory

    4 Stars | The name gives it away: This beautiful boutique hotel in Queens used to be a paper mill. Today, the hotel is one…


3-Star Hotels  in New York

If the perfect location is your priority, not luxury, one of these places might be right for you:

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    01 Courtyard New York Manhattan

    3 Stars | The Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown West in New York is located at the Hudson Yards and offers cool design, its own restaurant…

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    02 East Village Hotel

    3 Stars | The spacious studios at the East Village Hotel are equipped with a kitchenette, dishwasher and cooker. So it’s great if you are…

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    03 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Midtown

    3 Stars | The Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott New York Midtown hotel is located very close to the Hudson Yards. Which means The…

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    04 Henry Norman Hotel

    3 Stars | The Henry Norman Hotel is located in the heart of Greenpoint – which is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Many…

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    05 Holiday Inn Express Wall Street

    3 Stars | The Holiday Inn Wall Street is located directly at the One World Observatory and is a really great budget hotel. Holiday Inn’s…


Budget Hotels  in New York

Are you on a tight budget? That doesn’t mean you don’t get to stay in a nice hotel. New York has something for everybody:


The Best Hotels in New York with a view

There are so many hotels that offer spectacular views of the city:

All hotels of New York City on one map

A map with all hotels of New York City 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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I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 20 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On this blog, I want to share everything I have learned and discovered, so you can have the best time in the greatest city in the world. By the way: Did you like my article? Then think about becoming a supporter of us on Patreon!

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