New York’s skyline is undoubtedly iconic from all corners of the city. I could tell you to think of soaring skyscrapers and historic landmarks like Central Park but you've already seen them in countless movies. Still, seeing is believing, and when it comes to planning your fairytale of New York, we can offer hotel vistas that live up to the hype, and for the right price.
Below is a guide to our favourite New York City hotels for 2023 holidays - from budget-friendly to high-end accommodations - showcasing their locations, amenities and of course the best rooms from which to take in those all-important views...
One of the most affordable hotels in NYC with a view
, The New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel is a beacon of the city’s Art Deco architecture and a firm favourite due to its central Midtown location. Set in the heart of Manhattan, the hotel is next to glittering Times Square and steps away from Broadway and Penn Station - its famous glowing red sign means you can’t miss it!
The hotel boasts 1,050 rooms and 72 suites inspired by the 1920s, featuring a distinctive Art Deco theme together with modern comforts. Many rooms enjoy wonderful views of the Hudson River or the Empire State Building, while others have panoramic city views and private balconies.
… the hotel’s legendary 24-hour Tick Tock Diner, offering the perfect spot for a tasty all-day breakfast or proper New York-style sandwich.
A great option for families visiting the city, this bright and contemporary hotel is set close to Grand Central Station with easy access to Radio City Music Hall and Central Park Zoo. Times Square and the world-renowned dining, entertainment and shopping opportunities of Midtown Manhattan are super close, making this one of the top affordable choices for a New York getaway.
The 12th-floor lounge provides cosy seating and awesome views of the surrounding cityscape and its impressive buildings - the perfect spot to take five in-between sightseeing and exploring. Plus, the 24-hour fitness centre is a great place to let off some steam while gazing out across the city from its floor-to-ceiling windows.
… casual hotel eatery BistroTable 866 for coffees and American-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Right in the thick of bustling Midtown Manhattan lies The Westin New York at Times Square, a fantastic option for those who love to people-watch and absorb the pulsating vibe of “the city that never sleeps”. Central Park, Broadway theatres and several subway lines are on the hotel’s doorstep, so exploring the Big Apple during your stay is easy.
Its comfy rooms and spacious suites each have the famed Westin Heavenly® Beds for maximum relaxation after a long day, featuring views of Times Square below or the iconic skyline beyond. Check out the high floor or corner rooms for even better sights of the city!
… the Foundry Bar serving modern American fare and delicious cocktails, while overlooking buzzing Eighth Avenue.
Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza – 4 Star
The Millennium Hilton is a stylish high-rise Midtown offering in a great location with unobstructed views over the East River and city skyline. A few minutes' walk takes you to Grand Central Station and other major attractions like the Rockefeller Center and Times Square, so it’s perfectly positioned for immersing yourself in the pulsating beats of New York City.
Modern rooms and suites provide a comfortable space from which to relax when you’re all shopped out. Choose from Midtown and river views or opt for a high-floor room with city skyline views, large floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to take in iconic sights like the incomparable Chrysler and the Empire State Buildings.
… the landmark Ambassador Grill for breakfast, burgers, bar snacks and yummy cocktails and take it its beautiful postmodern décor.
Four Seasons New York – 5 Star
One of the most prominent five-star hotels in New York, the all-suite Four Seasons is enviably located on the prestigious ‘Billionaires’ Row’ between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue, ideal for leafy park walks and a spot of retail therapy.
Its range of elegant suites gaze out over the Manhattan skyline or the beautiful foliage of Central Park - choose either a spacious Junior Suite or the luxurious Terrace Suites with private outdoor landscaped terraces, which put you in the hub of the city’s vibrant buzz.
… the gorgeous L. Raphael Spa for sumptuous treatments and services, a tranquil world away from the frenzied streets outside.
Mandarin Oriental New York – 5 Star
The five-star Mandarin Oriental is a top luxury choice when it comes to New York hotels with the best views. Towering above Columbus Circle between the 35th and 54th floors of the Deutsche Bank Center and right next to Central Park, the hotel is just a 10 minute walk from Times Square and Broadway, and 15 minutes from Fifth Avenue and its fabulous shopping.
As expected from an MO hotel, the award-winning spa and fitness centre are second-to-none. Elevated high above the busy streets below, it provides a calm sanctuary, and its vista from the 75ft lap pool is rather special.
… the exquisite MO Lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing Central Park and the twinkling Manhattan Skyline - this is a perfect spot for a cheeky nightcap after a long day, and potentially before a long night!
The Langham New York – 5 Star
Renowned for its impeccable service in sister hotels across Asia and Europe, The Langham New York is positioned on one of the most famous streets in the world: Fifth Avenue. With quick and easy access to Manhattan’s eclectic neighbourhoods, this five-star dream is the epitome of luxurious city getaways.
Sophisticated guestrooms and suites feature dazzling views along Fifth Avenue and across Midtown Manhattan. And for something extra special, why not splash out on a Junior or One Bedroom Suite with views of the iconic Empire State Building?
The Langham offers an incredible dining experience at the Michelin-starred Ai Fiori, which serves a modern blend of French and Italian cuisine. While Bar Fiori provides an elegant setting in which to drink your way through its award-winning wine list.
… the hotel’s excellent fitness centre with state-of-the-art equipment, that’s if walking for miles a day discovering the city isn’t enough exercise for you!
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