Our favourite hotels in New York City
We explored the most unique hotels New York City has to offer. Here's our handpicked list of hotels and vacation rentals in NYC.
Boutique Hotel with amazing rooftop views and the largest heated outdoor pool in New York City.Show full description
A boutique hotel in the heart of Williamsburg with a modern, Scandinavian chic design.
The 64 rooms of the hotel have views of McCarren Park or the pool area; some even have a balcony. The hotel is fully serviced and guests can choose between four different room types.
The hotel has a 24h fitness center and one of New York City’s largest outdoor swimming pools that is offering breathtaking views of Manhattan.
Good to know:
The rooftop bar and pool are open to the public and open till late at night. Be aware that booking a room in the McCarren Hotel does not include pool access and sunbeds must be rented for an extra fee.
Only 600 meters from the Empire State Building the MADE is a great place to stay in the ‘city that never sleeps’. It’s guided by one simple idea: experiences are the new luxury.Show full description
The food and beverage options at MADE, combine a communal urban kitchen with fresh, seasonal, and inventive ingredients. There’s a relaxed tapas restaurant on site, a lobby bar, a rooftop bar, as well as an excellent coffee shop. There are snacks from local producers available and the hotel is offering great breakfasts which is perfectly on-trend (think chia pudding).
Bright rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and a bohemian-industrial style. The bathrooms featuring rainfall showers and hand-carved stone sinks.
What’s great about this place?
The 18th-floor rooftop bar (open for the public) with weekly live performances offers a stunning view of the city. To enjoy a moment of seclusion the hotel is also offering a patio garden for guests only.
The Collective Paper Factory
A quirky, loft-style hotel with hip decor housed in a former paper factory focussed, that will show you another side of New York.Show full description
The Collective Paper Factory is located in Queens, just across the river from Midtown Manhattan. Especially if you already know Manhattan it’s a great place to stay and to explore “the old New York feel”.
The 122 rooms have been designed with the building’s industrial history in mind. You’ll get an elegant place to stay with rustic furnishings, lofty 12-foot-high ceilings, and repurposed 19th-century manufacturing appliances.
Celebrating the multicultural flair of Queens the on-site restaurant serves modern dishes with a mix of flavors from around the world. The concept was inspired by global food markets and is popular with guests and locals.
A stay includes access to a 24-hour health and wellness center, a game room, and there are some workspaces available. Some rooms feature a small kitchenette, making it the perfect home away from home.
What’s good to know?
There are black-out curtains to guarantee untroubled sleep. There’s no room service and breakfast comes extra, but upon request, the hotel will equip the room with a microwave and a fridge.
The pods of Pod39 are efficient, fun, and the hotel offers functional spaces with all the necessary comforts. The result: A stylish hotel for an affordable price.Show full description
Guest can choose between several layouts, fitting between 1-4 people. In general, the rooms are quite small. Nonetheless, they’re well designed to utilize the space available and have a modern style.
There’s a casual restaurant and bar (Empellón Al Pastor) where you can enjoy bar snacks like tacos together with margaritas and beers. With good weather, the restaurant also opens its rooftop terrace. The hotel doesn’t offer room service.
The hip rooftop terrace is popular also with locals and offers stunning views of Manhattans skyscrapers. It has a unique 1800’s setting with brick arches, ivy walls, and cozy lanterns.
Free guided walking tours and the Playroom Lounge where guests can challenge their companions in a game of Air Hockey, enjoy a light bite from the restaurant or also get some work done.
The Marlton Hotel
The Marlton House, an elegant, historic building, was formerly home to celebrated writers of the Beat movement. With its herringbone wood floors, brass fixtures, and marble bathrooms amenities, it brings a flair of France right into the heart of Greenwich Village.Show full description
A great location by itself, with a park and several subway lines, close by.
The hotel features a restaurant on-site as well as a coffee and a cocktail bar. And if you’re a foodie: In the direct area are excellent restaurants.
With its Old-World charm, the hotel honors the building’s distinctive past yet with modern interior design convenience and style comfort aren’t neglected. Some guests describe the hotel as cozy as a good friend’s living room. Maybe this is supported by the guest lounge with a fireplace.
Good to know:
There’s no gym on-site but guests can purchase day passes for a close-by health and sports club. There’s no room service, and the rooms are rather small.
The Standard, High Line
With the sweeping outlook of Manhattan and the Hudson River, The Standard, High Line is one of the hippest hotels in New York City. But not only do the views make this hotel a one-of-a-kind…Show full description
Why this hotel had to be on our list?
The wiews are one of the best in town. Every room features large floor-to-ceiling windows and also the 24-hour fitness center splurges with panoramic views. Several trendy eateries and bars, including a rooftop bar, a nightclub, and a fun beer garden, make this a unique place to stay. Also, it’s right at the popular High Line park.
The Standard, High Line has ultra-modern, stylish rooms that follow a more neutral theme than what you find elsewhere in the building. Also, guests find a lot of neat tech amenities like Bluetooth speakers. There is a glass wall between the bathroom and sleeping area.
The iconic glass tower has become somewhat a landmark in the Meatpacking district. Trend-driven, The Standard, High Line plays with edgy and cool features, making the whole place a unique experience.
Merrion Row Hotel and Public House
Experience Irish hospitality just around the corner of Times Square. In this one-of-a-kind boutique hotel, you’ll get a level of attentive service that sets the hotel apart from all others in Midtown Manhattan.Show full description
What’s a public house?
Originating from an Irish tradition a public house would provide food, drinks, music, and a place to rest at all times, to ensure that travelers in need of shelter would have a place to stay. This heritage of great hospitality is embraced in the Merrion Row Hotel and Public House.
The hotel is close to Times Square, making famous attractions such as The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Chrysler Building, and Central Park easy to reach.
There are only 28 guest rooms that are small but comfortable.
Located in a Beaux-Arts building from 1920 the Merrion Row was one of Times Square’s first hotels. Only opened in 2018 the hotel shines not only with its friendly service but also with its unobtrusive style, tasteful décor, and contemporary luxury.
Experience a pinch of Europe when staying here: The hotel serves Irish-American cuisine, an assortment of European beers, wine, and cocktails. Moreover, the friendly, attentive service of the staff was often mentioned by other guests.
Good to know:
There aren’t many on-site amenities, but the staff is eager to help you if you need anything. Also, the hotel gives guests complimentary gym passes to specific facilities around the city.
One block from Central Park this luxurious Boutique hotel welcomes guests with old-world comfort, avant-garde design, up-to-the-minute technology, and an unprecedented level of personal service.Show full description
The Mark is housed in a beautiful landmark building at the corner of 77th Street and Madison Avenue from the year 1927. The hotel comes with a classic, timeless Upper East Side chic, featuring spacious, contemporary rooms with sleek, spa-like bathrooms. The rooms on higher floors offer better views.
The quality of service guests can expect is extraordinary. A concierge desk for guests makes sure to arrange various activities, The Mark Pedicabs offer a stylish ride to Central Park and museums and the large fitness center has personal training available.
A restaurant and bar by Jean-Georges Vongerichten serve excellent dishes. The Mark has 24-hour room service and also picnic baskets can be arranged.
Special at The Mark:
- Ladurée macarons at arrival
- Frederic Fekkai Salon on-site for hair and beauty treatments
- Maclaren strollers can be provided to families with small kids
- Woof Woof Kits for pooches
- Republic Bikes to borrow with custom illustrated Central Park maps
- Private shoppers for Bergdorf Goodman
- Awarded with the “Best Hotel in New York” by Travel and Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2020
Inspired by Japanese capsule hotels the Yotel excites especially, but not only, tech-savvy travelers with its technology-driven guest service and a futuristic design. If you want to get a feel how the future could feel like, stay here.Show full description
Affordable, in particular, if you consider the area.
The Yotel has tiny rooms, but with clever design to make the most out of the small space. A unique experience that lets you experience the future of hotels already today.
There’s a lot of flexibility and ease thanks to tech gadgets like a luggage-storing robot, which helps to keep your luggage secured, or the self-service kiosks which speed up the check-in process. This means on the contrary though, that there’s very limited service available.
What’s more, is that you find a massive rooftop terrace (18,000 square feet) with two bars in the Yotel, making it New York’s largest hotel terrace. The bars are aligned to the futuristic, slick style of the rest of the hotel. It’s a popular spot for the night and for a weekend brunch.
There’s free morning coffee, tea, and muffins for guests.