The 29 Best Staycation Hotels in NYC For A Fun & Relaxing Time (2024)

Are you looking for the best staycation hotels in New York City? But which one is the most beautiful hotel to stay in? We’ve got you covered!

What makes my best list stand out? You will find very special hotels where even a short stay feels like a vacation. Included are boutique hotels (so beautiful!) and hotels with pools and spa (even more beautiful!).

In short: these are the best hotels for a staycation in NYC! After all, you are already in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Our TOP 29 Staycation Hotels in New York City

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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    One of the Best Staycation Hotels NYC: The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge with Rooftop Bar, Lounge and Rooftop Pool

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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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    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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    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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    Our Recommendation in the Financial District: 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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    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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    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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    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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    Courtyard by Marriott New York Downtown Manhattan

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    3 stars | Another recommendation of the best hotels overlooking the One World Observatory is the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel. The very trendy Courtyard by Marriott New York has a restaurant, a bar, and also free Wi-Fi in all areas. Only exactly 1,000 feet from the World Trade Center, you couldn’t stay any closer to the tallest building in the city, could you? Each room at this hotel is air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen cable TV.

    You can even enjoy breakfast with a view of One World Trade Center. This hotel at One World Trade Center also has a gym that you can use during your trip.

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    A Classic Staycation Hotel in NYC: Crosby Street in SoHo

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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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    Are you looking for a very special staycation hotel? The Equinox Hotel at the Vessel with Rooftop Bar!

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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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    Gansevoort Hotel Meatpacking District: a Staycation Hotel in NYC with Rooftop Pool!

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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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    My recommendation in Brooklyn for a staycation: The Hilton Brooklyn

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    4 stars | A very popular hotel near Brooklyn Bridge is the Hilton Brooklyn New York. Even though it’s right in the busy areas of Brooklyn several subway stations nearby, it’s nonetheless quiet and relaxing inside the hotel. In a few minutes, you can reach the Brooklyn Bridge and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade – from there, you have one of the best views of the Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Manhattan skyline possible.

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    A cozy hotel for a staycation: 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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    Hotel Beacon

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    4 Stars | Located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, the Hotel Beacon is arguably one of the best family friendly hotels in NYC. The hotel offers rooms and suites with kitchenettes and living room seating areas, making it easy to save money on meals and have plenty of space to relax.

    Each room and suite features free cable on flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and Wi-Fi access. The kitchenettes come equipped with a microwave, refrigerator, and coffeemaker, and suites also have a living room with a sofa bed.

    The hotel’s quiet and comfortable lobby offers space for visiting, reading, and relaxing, while the business center is perfect for guests who need to stay connected. The hotel also provides convenience services such as laundry and luggage storage.

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    Hotel Indigo Lower East Side: one of the Best Staycation Hotels in NYC

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    4 Stars | The Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York is one of my personal hotel tips for you. You are in one of the hottest neighborhoods of NYC, the hotel has large rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows even for New York standards and besides a stylish bar and a really good restaurant even a rooftop pool to offer!

    Its location in the Lower East Side is ideal if you want to reach Chinatown, the East Village or the Financial District on foot. The neighborhood is also the new hotspot for art fans: there are many small and large art galleries to discover.

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    A Staycation Hotel in NYC for Hipster. The Hotel Indigo in Williamsburg Brooklyn

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    4 Stars | Hotel Indigo is located in the trendy Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn (there is a second location in Manhattan) and it is one of the few hotels that can offer you this view in this borough. If you are looking for a hotel in an urban and creative environment that is also luxurious, Hotel Indigo in Brooklyn is a wonderful option!The highlights are an outdoor pool on the roof and a sun terrace. 

    What I find especially beautiful about the Hotel Indigo? From your hotel room you can enjoy an unobstructed view of the sunset over Manhattan! 

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    A beautiful Staycation Hotel in Queens: Hyatt Place Long Island City

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    3 Stars | For a great view of Midtown Manhattan you should visit Hyatt Place, one of the most beautiful hotels here in LIC. Bright, big, nicely furnished and even the bathroom is spacious. It is a really great hotel, and you are in downtown Manhattan by subway in no time!

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    JW Marriott Essex House New York

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    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.

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    MADE Hotel

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    4 stars | MADE Hotel is located in the heart of Midtown and is one of the coolest accommodations in this neighborhood, which I personally love. The hotel is  modern, really nicely designed, contains a lot of greenery (which contributes to the wonderful atmosphere) and has as icing on the cake a rooftop bar & lounge called “Lounge Good Behavior” on the 18th floor of the hotel. The view of the city is really nice! 

    The Empire State Building is only 3 blocks away, Washington Square Park and Union Square are within easy reach, and you don’t even need the subway to get to New York’s many other attractions. The MADE Hotel is located in the Koreatown neighborhood on the border of Murray Hill – that’s why I put it on the list of the best hotels in Murray Hill NYC!

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    Looking for a Staycation Hotel in Brooklyn? The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

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    4 Stars | The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge is not exactly a bargain. But if you’re looking for a hotel near the legendary Brooklyn Bridge, you should check it out anyway. That’s because the location is perfect, the rooms are large and bright – and the view out on the is glorious!

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    Roxy Hotel: Staycation in Tribeca

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    4 Stars | The Roxy Hotel is a small boutique hotel known for its first-class service. Relaxed jazz music plays in the lobby, and you can have a great dinner or just a meal in the beautiful courtyard of the hotel. 

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    The SIXTY LES: A Staycation Hotel with a View

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    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: When booking, definitely ask for a room on one of the higher floors and, with a little luck, enjoy a great view of the Empire State Building.

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    A perfect Boutique Hotel for a Staycation in NYC: 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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    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 Nolitan: Staycation Hotel in Little Italy NYC

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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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    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 Refinery Hotel at Bryant Park: On of my favorite staycation hotels in NYC

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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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    Walker Hotel 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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I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 25 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On my blog I show you the best and most beautiful spots of the city, so that you have a really good time! You can also find lots of insider tips in our New York travel guide. Also check out my hotel finder for New York!

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