New York City, the heart of America and “the greatest city,” never sleeps. There could be countless reasons why to travel to New York. From breathtaking city views of the Hudson River to the magnificent Empire State Building. From Statue of Liberty to reviewing and enjoying Broadway shows. Markedly, New York is among the top touristic destination around the globe. Every year millions of international tourists enter the city.
We have explored and gathered the Top 10 Most Luxurious Hotels in New York. At the same time, we’ve provided an overall review of each one in this article. Later, this list complements a pricing review of the most expensive hotels. And, finally, there is my personal comment about the salient features and reasons why to choose a hotel.
Let’s start the list by The Whitby Hotel on West 56th Street at 5th Avenue. In the heart of upper midtown Manhattan, this hotel provides you with the best selection of arts and design. Top near attractions of this building includes Central Park, prominent restaurants, galleries, and museums like MoMA.
Among the 86 bedrooms and suites over 16 floors, each bedroom has a unique design by Kit Kemp. Besides, the design is an award-winning contemporary English style. One of the salient features of these rooms is that each one is unique in style and color scheme. Every room comes with floor-to-ceiling windows, and some of them provide you with a beautiful terrace.
You have two pretty standard options for dining: The Whitby Bar & Restaurant and Afternoon Tea. The Whitby restaurant, with an open and airy space, chiefly is a peaceful place with a brunch and drinks menu. An afternoon tea, which you should book before arrival, provides you with festive finger sandwiches and a tea menu. Prices start at $60 per person.
The menus for children and other amenities make this hotel particularly popular among families and business solo travelers.
For starters, the starting room at this hotel is $890/night to $2,000/night. Conversely, their most expensive option, The Whitby Suite, costs $15,000 per night. This suite occupies the entire top floor with two bedrooms. Also, this suite enjoys two terraces with stunning views of New York.
Individually designed spaces and intimate, minimalistic, and pleasant decorations make this superb hotel an excellent choice. The staff is so welcoming, and the location is fabulous.
The second Hotel in this list also enjoys a great location in SoHo. Crosby Street Hotel on a cobblestone street is in the trendiest district in New York. This location is known for its dining and shopping destinations. Nearby places include Washington Square Park, East Village, the New Museum, and Tenement Museum. Also, it is adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art Design.
Design-wise, this hotel is full of art. In fact, there is a private art gallery with an ambition to please your eyes. Like The Whitby Hotel, the design of this hotel also enjoys the artful British touches of Kit Kemp. The interior design is exceptionally well. One other distinguishing design feature at Crosby Street Hotel is its inner beautifully landscaped courtyard.
Kit Kemp has a signature in her hotel design, and it is her individually unique designs. And Crosby Street Hotel is no exception. All the rooms at this hotel have unique designs and floor-to-ceiling windows. As this hotel occupies 11 floors, the rooms on the upper floors provide a decent view across Manhattan.
Other amenities include a fitness center and afternoon tea services. There is also a drawing-room. The romantic setting and artful designs are the reasons why this hotel has a high rating for couples’ stays.
There are three suites entitled Glamorous Crosby Suites, each on one floor from 9 to 11. Besides, these suites have spectacular views and are very spacious. The starting price, excluding taxes for these rooms, is, however, $6,000 per night per couple. Other standard rooms start at $725/night and up.
The exceptional chick interior design and an art gallery make this hotel a cultural hotspot in itself. For those who love art and design, this place offers the best of both.
This list would be incomplete without mentioning the Four Seasons brand hotel. Therefore, the third luxurious hotel in New York belongs to Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown. The iconic building of this hotel is on West Village, near World Trade Center. Other renowned skyscrapers of Wall Street, waterfront, and SoHo restaurants and shops are near this hotel. The Iconic Brooklyn Bridge is within walking distance.
Four Seasons Hotel is an architectural icon in which “diversity, inspiration, and vibration” meets together at the heart of TriBeCa. Apart from its location, all rooms are well-designed and stylish. These rooms provide a private and comfortable stay, despite being on one of the most prestigious streets in New York.
Other amenities of this luxury hotel brand in New York include a lap (23 meters) swimming pool with natural light with the ability to rest on lounge chairs. A fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment for your every exercise need. A chic spa with a Swiss expert in beauty and rejuvenation for an exclusive experience. And, finally, an art gallery in the lobby for pleasing your eyes.
This hotel enjoys Cut By Wolfgang Puck, their in-house restaurant from celebrated chef Wolfgang Puck for dining. This restaurant is off the hotel lobby and features a distinguishing bar and exquisite dining experiences.
Custom-built family itineraries like biking along Hudson, fancy restaurants, and comfy beds make this place a cozy and friendly spot for families to take the most out of their trip to New York.
The price for standard guest rooms per couple starts from $1,140/night. However, the most expensive room, the Barclay Suite, costs $10,300/night on average. For an exceptional experience in the Empire Suite, you should make a call to check their rates and availability.
The experience you get from this renowned brand is nothing to be found at other hotels across New York. Despite being in a busy and centric location, you can feel the ultimate comfort and privacy when in your room.
The fourth item on the list is the Equinox Hotel, one of the most exquisite urban oases. When you first enter their website, you know you are dealing with something special. This high-performance hotel has its design has ultimate comfort and relaxation in mind. It is a perfect retreat high in the sky with magnificent views over the city.
This hotel is known as the hotel of awards! Best in Spa-Wellness Award, Fittest Hotel on Earth, Reader’s Choice Award Winner, Top North American Hotel, Best New Hotel in The World are just some of the titles given for this beauty over recent years from reputable sources. In a sentence, this hotel is a “haven in the heart of Hudson Yards.”
The rooms have regeneration purposes. This regeneration means every room’s design follows a real-life residential living experience and amenities like blackout blinds. The technology used in these rooms is phenomena and personalized. Restore, revive, refuel, and rituals are four words describing the amenities and features of these rooms on the official website.
You have two general options for dining: Dine indoor or on an outdoor terrace. Electric Lemon, overlooking the Hudson River, provides an 8,000 sq ft terrace and outdoor space high above the sky. This floor provides an excellent view of the city.
Multiple indoor and outdoor pools, amenities like a spa and wellness center, and all other design elements make this hotel a popular choice among couples.
The starting price per night per couple at Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards is $1,260/night. Whereas the most expensive option, The Equinox Two Bedroom Penthouse Suite, costs you around $10,700 per night.
This hotel is among the most expensive hotels in New York that can truly live up to its name. This hotel is an amazingly luxurious and magnificent hotel with great terrace views over the city.
The fifth hotel on the list is Conard New York Downtown. This hotel is exclusively all-suites alongside the beautiful Hudson River. The location is fantastic because it has two general purposes. First, it is near New York’s business and shopping area, and second, it is great for leisure and sightseeing activities. World Trade Center, Brookfield Place, and Westfield World are within walking distance of this property.
This property has been recently refreshed and is close to other attractions we didn’t mention above. Conrad New York Downtown began its life as an embassy suite in 2000, and for that reason, this all-suite hotel has many spacious guest rooms available.
Conrad New York Downtown is certified as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), which means it considers environmental impacts. However, one of the most salient features of this hotel is its vast collection of arts. All the artwork at this hotel made it a popular choice among art lovers. There is an extensive collection of 2000 pieces of art throughout the hotel. vast
Apart from room services and in-room dining, there are two options. ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant, which provides a bar menu, and of course a pretty standard restaurant, and renowned Loopy Doopy Rooftop Bar, which provides an open-air rooftop experience for your food and drinks. Though, it is only open through summer and spring.
The starting price for a single room at this hotel is $550/night. Besides, the most expensive option, a luxury corner suite called the Conard Suite, starts from $3,300/night. This suite is a three-bedroom suite with presidential services.
You couldn’t have a better spot as a tourist in this city. The location Is fabulous, and all rooms are so spacious than what you’ve ever seen before. That is because this hotel was a former embassy suite. Sweet!
Next, we have a hotel with a controversial name: Trump International New York. The official website of this hotel starts with a beautiful sentence: most hotels give you a room; we offer you an entire city. This hotel is, in fact, a high-rise building on 1 Central Park West. The designer Thomas E. Stanley originally had an office center in his mind, but today, it works as a very luxury hotel in New York.
This hotel is 178 meters long with 44 floors, with the top floor dedicated to a restaurant. For this reason, they can offer you the entire city! This luxurious hotel overlooks Central Park and is one of the tallest buildings and hotels available in New York. Some nearby attractions worthy of mentioning include Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center, and Fifth Avenue. You can easily shop and sightsee in New York from this location. It goes without saying that this location is known for the best nightlife New York has to offer to its guests.
This hotel is among the top Sharecare VERIFIED hotels in New York, which has received a five-star rating from Forbes. Also, for dining, it provides a two-Michelin-starred restaurant. This restaurant provides one of the highest-rated cuisines available in New York. Award-winning chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten with his outstanding cuisine, sets the highest standards in quality and service in New York. This restaurant also received many other awards and ratings from other reputable sources like Forbes and AAA Five-Diamond.
This location, along with many amenities, attracts mostly business travelers and families. However, couples can enjoy the services provided as well.
According to their official website, the starting price for a single room is $570/night. However, the most expensive option belongs to a two-bedroom suite with a park view. It costs $2,300 per couple per night, excluding taxes and fees.
This hotel is the definition of luxury. You can literally access wherever you want from its superb location and see wherever you want from its tall high-rise building.
The Sherry Netherland is our next luxury hotel on the list, which is magnificent in the first impression. As evident from this first impression, this hotel is a historical landmark since 1927. Mostly, society’s elites choose to stay at this expensive luxury hotel with high-end services. Today, this hotel is the choice of political and business travelers, so expect to see some high-end services geared towards these kinds of travelers.
The Sherry Netherland is on Fifth and 59th, which makes it close to the entrance of Central Park. Also, Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue shopping districts are just around the corner. When you first step inside this European-style accommodation provider, you feel you are in a palace. An elaborate Gothic minaret and the history it smells will give you a feeling like nothing else.
This hotel is all about architecture and amazing traditional beauties. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any in-house restaurant. Though, there is a service related to drinks. Other amenities include a complimentary fitness center just for guests.
The pricing for this magnificent hotel is quite affordable. The starting price per room per couple, excluding all taxes and fees, is $640/night. Conversely, their most expensive room, City View Suite, costs $1,400 per night. This suite in one word is fabulous to live inside.
This hotel is the most beautiful one on the list. I don’t imagine anything as close as this beautiful and historic interior and exterior.
The Langham, our #8 hotel on the list, is another skyscraper all-suite hotel in Manhattan. Although this building has now become a landmark in the history of New York, its construction is relatively new and dates back to 2010. This tower is at 400 Fifth Avenue, between 36th and 37th streets. However, only floors 5 to 27 contain The Langham’s rooms to offer. The Empire State Building and Bryant Park are within walking distance.
The running theme of this hotel is minimalistic, beautiful rooms with amenities geared towards families or business travelers. Among the distinguishing feature of these rooms are laundry machines, ironing service at arrival, and some rooms with kitchens that make them ideal for families.
For dining options, you have a Michelin-star restaurant called Ai Fiori. This restaurant provides a Riviera setting with innovative Italian and French cuisine. Their wellness center, with the strange name of Chuan Body + Soul, includes a modern fitness center and a Himalayan salt sauna.
As mentioned above, this hotel is all about meetings and doing business. Therefore, there is a 7,500 sq of space just for meetings. Also, you can book this hotel as a wedding spot with Empire State Building views.
Floors 5 to 10 include the standard Superior Rooms. Their prices start at $800/night. Whereas, the most expensive options, on higher floors and spacious spaces, cost you around $1,500 per night.
Staying at this tower, near other attraction sites, plus amenities that pay attention to your needs, make this building an ideal choice for business travel. Views are also stunningly beautiful.
The #9 on the list of luxurious hotels in New York is interesting. Unlike the interior and services they provide, their system and website have a very minimalistic and beautiful design. This design shows their innovation in design that is unlike anything else we’ve seen on this list of luxury hotels in New York. Their official website starts with a single sentence: “A warm welcome awaits you.”
As the name suggests, this hotel is on cobblestoned Greenwich Street. Therefore, the Hudson River, Tribeca, 9/11 Memorial are within walking distance. The Greenwich hotel is also unique in terms of styling. It features elements of Europe, the Orient, Morocco, and the tropics with warm polished oak floors. An exquisite courtyard, landscaped and secluded, awaits your wanders.
They are particularly proud of their Shibui Spa, which is a “place to unwind, cleans body and mind, and heal.” Then they explain their philosophy of balance between traditional and modern and nature and the city. This attention to nature is evident upon entering the spa. It has a beautiful design of natural wood, water, and stone. They try to give you an experience of perfection with expert healing technicians.
Their in-house dining restaurant, Locanda Verde, offers drinks and innovative Italian cuisine. Like anything else at this hotel, the setting is so relaxing and casual. All amenities, ratings, and reviews suggest that The Greenwich Hotel is an excellent choice for romantic couples or small families.
The starting price for a courtyard king room is $700/night per couple. However, on the higher-end, the most luxurious room at this facility with a working fireplace costs around $2,400/night.
As they say, a warm welcome goes a long way. The warm feeling you get from decorations, lighting, and even staff, really sets this hotel apart from others.
Fnally, we have Times Square EDITION New York. This is the last item on the list of luxury hotels in New York. We’ve saved this for last for a reason. This hotel is the most luxurious and beautiful in New York. Times Square EDITION New York merges the aesthetic of Ian Schrager and Times Square. The nearest attraction site to this place, which there isn’t any surprise there, is Times Square.
This hotel has 452 guest rooms. This is evident in its rather large footprint high above the sky. Some of these rooms provide a private balcony. Some others offer the best views of Times Square. All guests can use dry-cleaning and concierge services as well. All the services and amenities make this hotel a great choice for couples and two-person travelers.
There are four unique experiences by Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser for dining. These distinct dining experiences split over four floors. You can choose both indoor and outdoor spaces with terrace views.
Other amenities include a fitness center and a performance venue. One of the distinguishing factors about the design of this hotel is its use of green spaces. Everywhere you look, there is a green space full of plants and garden-like feelings with warmth and, at the same time, soothing calm colors.
The starting price per night per couple at Times Square EDITION is $400/night. However, Penthouse Suite, their most expensive room, costs $15,000/night. This room has a Times Square view with floor-to-ceiling windows.
I’ve seen nothing more beautiful and welcoming than this place’s interior design. The modernity and chic interior and exterior views are breathtakingly awesome.