Not only if you are in New York for Christmas and looking for a hotel near the famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree, the area around Rockefeller Center is a great choice. Since it is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, both Central Park and Times Square are within easy reach.
I’ll show you which hotels are the best around Rockefeller Center in this list. Most of the hotels I know personally from my many New York trips and only the most beautiful have made it to my TOP list (including Hilton Hotels near Rockefeller Center NYC and Marriott Hotels near Rockefeller Center NY.
Below I have then packed all the recommended 👉 hotels near Rockefeller Center on a map, so you quickly get a good overview of the location.
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My TOP 16 of the most beautiful hotels at Rockefeller Center in New York
Part of Rockefeller Center is the famous observation deck Top of the Rock, the ice rink in winter and various stores as well as the NBC Studios. Not to forget 5th Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Radio City Music Hall. Only there are no hotels directly at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
Andaz 5th AvenueHotels & Accommodations in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
5 stars | The hotels with the name Andaz stand for the very highest standards and quality. This is demonstrated by the Andaz Wall Street Hotel and this one: the Andaz 5th Avenue Hotel.
As the name suggests, it is located on the famous 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. This means that many sights such as Central Park, Times Square, Bryant Park, Summit One Vanderbilt and the Empire State Building are within easy walking distance.
The boutique hotel itself has everything that a 5-star hotel in New York has to offer: large rooms, luxurious furnishings, friendly and competent staff, and a stylish bar.
citizenM New York Times SquareHotels & Accommodations in Theatre DistrictAdd to myNY added
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.
Club Quarters HotelHotels & Accommodations in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
4 stars | The Club Quarters Hotel has, in addition to really stylish rooms, something that only a few hotels in New York have to offer: the lounge “Skybar”, which you can visit as guests and enjoy a great view of the city from here (there is also free coffee and soft drinks). In addition, the rooms are quite large, so that you can also stay well as a family!
Hotel Millennium BroadwayHotels & Accommodations in Theatre DistrictAdd to myNY added
4 Stars | The Millennium Broadway Hotel was called Millennium Times Square until recently and is located – as the name suggests – right in the pulsating heart of Manhattan. Although it is no longer the most modern hotel, it scores points for its location.
Hyatt Centric Times Square New YorkHotels & Accommodations in Theatre DistrictAdd to myNY added
4 Stars | The Hyatt Centric is a hotel right at Times Square New York and has a lounge on the roof and really nice rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows. So you have a wonderful view of the city. The rooms on the upper floors are absolutely stunning!
JW Marriott Essex House New YorkHotels & Accommodations in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
4.5 stars | There are 439 rooms and 70 suites in the approximately 140-metre-high JW Marriott Essex House, all of which have recently been redesigned. The stunning hotel impresses with art deco designs, intelligent use of technology and an impressive interior with a view of Manhattan and Central Park. The JW Marriott Essex House is also located at the southern end of Central Park, not far from Columbus Circle.
Library Hotel by Library Hotel CollectionHotels & Accommodations in Murray HillAdd to myNY added
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.
New York Marriott MarquisHotels & Accommodations in Theatre DistrictAdd to myNY added
4 Stars | The Marriott Marquis is the largest hotel in New York City and is located directly at Times Square. In 2022 it was renovated so that all rooms are top modern and well equipped. From here you have an incredibly beautiful view of Times Square. In addition, it scores with its rooftop restaurant The View and its very good bar. All this makes the Marriott Marquis one of the best hotels with a view for me!
Park Lane New YorkHotels & Accommodations in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
4 stars | The Park Lane Hotel at Central Park South is one of the nicest hotels in the district for me. The view over Central Park from the hotel rooms get’s never boring and if you are in New York for Thanksgiving, you can even watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade NYC from the Park Lane Hotel.
You’ll love the atmosphere in the hotel: it’s very stylish, classy and yet cozy. The rooms themselves are large by New York standards and have super comfortable beds.
Residence Inn by Marriott New York Manhattan-Central ParkHotels & Accommodations in Midtown ManhattanOur HighlightAdd to myNY added
4 stars | You can’t miss the Residence Inn at Central Park, it is one of the highest buildings in this area. The view from here is beautiful! You can overlook the entire Central Park (in some rooms even from the bathtub), Times Square is not far away and the interior is beautiful. Definitely a hotel tip if you are looking for a hotel in this area!
The Manhattan ClubHotels & Accommodations in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
4 Stars | The Manhattan Club is a really nice hotel in Midtown, just three blocks from Central Park. The rooms are pleasant and stylish, and all the main sights of New York are within walking distance of the hotel.
The Peninsula HotelHotels & Accommodations in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
5 stars | The Peninsula Hotel should be included in every list of hotels in New York with the best views of Manhattan. It is located in the center of Manhattan and the skyline seems close enough for you to reach out and touch it. Its location on 55th Street and 5th Avenue means that you can feel the energy of the midst of the city from its terrace. While the views are impressive during the day, they hit a whole ‘nother level as soon as darkness falls. From here you can watch the yellow taxis stream through midtown in the rhythm of the traffic lights and the tiny-looking people hurrying amongst them from above. You can also enjoy this incredible view from your bed in the spa area thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. The Peninsulas small rooftop bar – The Salon de Ning – is also a great spot to spend your night!
The Plaza New YorkHotels & Accommodations in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
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 New York’s rich history. Of course, it can’t be missing from any such list of the best hotels in city. The Plaza has become a real New York landmark. So many stars and other illustrious guests have walked through the doors of this iconic building over the years. You likely notice the hotel from the 90s classic movie Home Alone 2. The façade in the style of the French Renaissance and the impressive interior design can also be seen in many other famous productions. The Plaza is located at the southern end of Central Park, not far from 5th Avenue.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central ParkHotels & Accommodations in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
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 the entire hotel. The new la Prairie Spa leaves nothing to be desired and the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge on the second floor of the hotel offers cocktails with a magnificent view of Central Park. The Ritz-Carlton is located at the southern end of Central Park. I mean, what else would you expect from a Ritz? It’s phenomenal.
The Whitby HotelHotels & Accommodations in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
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!
Warwick New YorkHotels & Accommodations in Midtown ManhattanAdd to myNY added
4 Stars | The Warwick New York is a historical hotel close to Central Park, Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall on 5th Avenue. It can boast not one, but two great restaurants and many beautifully decorated rooms. In my opinion, this feels more like a 5-star-hotel. A very charming and luxurious place to stay.
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