||355 W 16th St
||Dream Downtown is situated in an optimal location close to the High Line, Chelsea Market, and the Meatpacking District. The main draw here is the rooftop pool, which showcases the occasional DJ set, private cabanas, flat-screen televisions, and even white sand. It’s the perfect summer getaway without ever having to leave the city. You can even book spa services like a deep tissue massage directly to your cabana. Other amenities include free gym access and a concierge service that’ll work hard to get you tickets to a sold-out show, a reservation to a booked restaurant, or a VIP pass to a club.
||63 W 38th St
||The Refinery Hotel is oozing with history, as it used to be a hat factory and then a Prohibition tearoom before it was remade into the luxurious hotel it is today. It’s located two blocks away from Bryant Park and is mostly frequented for its hopping rooftop deck. Enjoy picturesque views of the Empire State Building and the Manhattan Skyline year-round by way of a retractable roof, and you can also enjoy signature cocktails like the Babydoll (made with vodka, lemon, and pineapple), or a Yuzu Margarita. The rooms range from a standard queen and king size and go up to double queen, double king, and even an atelier with an open loft.
||44 W 29th St
||MADE is a charming boutique hotel that offers unparalleled views. The floor-to-ceiling windows in every room allow you to take full advantage of the Flatiron location and guarantee that you’ll never run out of natural light to admire the modern Scandi decor. Options range from standard queens to deluxe kings, rooms with balconies, and even a “creative” suite on the 17th floor for a birds-eye view. On the 18th floor, you’ll also discover a pretty well-known bar called Good Behavior where you’ll find Tiki cocktails and sweeping views of Midtown. The on-site restaurant Ferris additionally features a solid menu with dishes like aged duck breast and lobster tail.
||2 East 61st Street &, 5th Ave
||The Pierre will transport you back in time. It’s still as elegant and charming as the day it opened back in the 1930s and is equipped with opulent decor. The venue is renowned for The Rotunda, a room on the ground floor that has curved walls and spectacular murals painted by Edward Melcarth in 1976 meant to resemble the Rococo style. Some amenities include a daily afternoon tea service (with homemade pastries, freshly baked scones, and finger sandwiches) as well as a kids turndown service that provides them with cookies, milk, and a full bar. The suites are divided up by king standard, deluxe, and superior options in addition to views such as city, interior, or Central Park. The ultimate option is the Presidential suite, which is a full floor with a private elevator and kitchen.
||180 Ludlow St
||Guests lodge at the Ludlow to see the French side of New York City. The property is located in the East Village and features a restaurant called Dirty French that offers everything you could want from hotel dining, featuring a menu that includes authentic dishes like duck a l’orange, vierge, and tartare. There’s also a wine list that’s over 20 pages long and will satisfy even the most dedicated connoisseurs. The hotel itself fetures studio options for single or double occupancy, suites with a terrace, lofts that come with a separate soaking tub, and a penthouse with a dining and living room and a full kitchen.
|The Library Hotel
||299 Madison Ave
||The Library Hotel offers an atmosphere like no other. How often is it that you get to sleep in a place that looks like an actual library? Everything here is on-theme and the rooms are stylishly adorned with modern decor. What also makes this place stand out is the wealth of amenities, including a daily breakfast buffet, a 3 hour wine and cheese reception every night, 24 hour refreshments, and passes to various New York Sports Clubs. There’s also a Bookmark Lounge on the 14th floor that serves literary-inspired cocktails and a restaurant on the ground floor called Madison & Vine.
||2 6th Ave
||Creatives flock to The Roxy for its in-house jazz club called the Django. There’s also an oyster bar, a cocktail lounge, a coffee shop, and a cinema to enjoy, so suffice it to say you can never get bored here. The rooms range from superior king, all the way up to a penthouse suite, and the decor is modern with a hint of art deco. In terms of amenities, there’s in-room dining to satisfy your every craving, valet parking, and even concierge and dry cleaning services. Once you’re done exploring everything the hotel has to offer, you can head out to Tribeca, an up-and-coming neighborhood with plenty of celebrity sightings.
||2296 Frederick Douglass Blvd
||Aloft was one of the first luxury accommodations built in Harlem and has since then set the scene for a hip flair in a historic area. It strives to be environmentally friendly, with materials like cork and wood integrated into its design and a recycling bin in each room. The main floor also offers a bar that serves some banging chicken tenders and a ton of space to just lounge and chill and an outside courtyard for warmer months. Other services include early morning check in and breakfast service, and, it’s pet friendly to boot.
||NYLO is a boutique hotel in an Upper West Side location that’ll give you a true neighborhood feel. There are junior, queen, and king rooms with the option to add on a terrace, in addition to studios for just one person. The most extensive option is the penthouse suite, of course, which offers a living room and a private balcony that overlooks the Hudson. There’s also a bar on site, but plenty of restaurants to check out nearby on Columbus or Amsterdam as well. A stay in this hotel would be incomplete without a visit to the nearby Cafe Lalo, made famous by its cameo in You’ve Got Mail.
||848 Washington St
||Featuring a vivacious German Biergarten, outdoor art, and a rooftop bar with a plunge pool called Le Bain, The Standard is anything but. Definitely stay here if you’re looking for a weekend getaway, as you’ll even see local New Yorkers looking for some sort of respite here. Room options include a standard king and queen size, but also a unique, three-walled, floor-to-ceiling Hudson Studio with a freestanding tub and an all-glass rain shower. There’s also a Liberty Suite with a dining room, and an Empire Suite with two living rooms and a wet bar. Afterwards, check out the SeaShack, which features an open air patio in the summer with seasonal drinks and a super cool ice skating rink for your enjoyment during the colder months.