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Top 10 NYC Hotel With Spectacular Views Of The Empire State Building - Updated 2020

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We all know that the Empire State Building is one of New York City’s main landmarks but what hotels give you the best viewing vantage point? The building stands at 1,454 feet (443.2 meters) tall and can be seen all around New York. For many, an iconic photograph of New York City is that of the Empire City with its full lights on. Did you know that in 1976 the lights were installed in honour of various occasions and organizations, nowadays though the LED system can display 16 million colors, which can change instantaneously. So, whether you want to view this amazing sight from the comfort of your hotel room or with a cocktail on a hotel rooftop bar, this list covers it all.

1. The Archer

Want a guaranteed full view of the Empire State Building? Head up the 22 floors of this hotel and you’ll be in their rooftop bar called Skylark, which has a fantastic view for enjoying the Empire State Building and New York City skyline. This boutique hotel treats you well with artistically designed rooms, including art pieces hand selected from Archers’ travels and such comfortable beds you’ll be looking for an excuse not to get up! The bedrooms themselves also have fantastic views over the New York Streets and the Empire State Building but be sure to specify this room view when booking online.


Archer Hotel New York

Address: 45 West 38th Street

Gift shop Air conditioning Internet services Facilities for disabled guests Luggage storage Allergy-free room Dry cleaning Daily housekeeping

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2. Gansevoort Park Avenue (from USD 255)

Looking for an extravagant hotel break, then Gansevoort Park Avenue in its ultra-swanky location, 20 floors above Park Avenue, is perfect for you. By staying here you’ll be whisked away to fairytale land with its six unique indoor venues with breathtaking views across to the Empire State Building and New York skyline. There are 249 rooms with a number of different ‘view’ options so be sure to check online before you book and remember after a late night enjoying the New York party scene you can always visit the spa for some much needed TLC.

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3. The New York Edition (from USD 366)

Located on Madison Avenue, the New York Edition hotel is what we would call a “splash the cash” holiday affair. Known as giving celebrity treatment, the customer service is exquisite and the hotel itself is beautiful with floor to ceiling windows and city views. The best view of the Empire State Building is from the top levels of this historic 41-story clock tower which offers awe-inspiring 360 degree panoramic views.


New York EDITION

Address: 5 Madison Avenue

Dry cleaning Bar Valet parking Safety deposit box Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays CCTV outside property VIP room facilities Family rooms

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4. The Standard High Line (from USD 175)

In the trendy Meatpacking District, the Standard High Line hotel features floor to ceiling windows, perfect for soaking up those Empire State Building views. In some high level rooms, the bathtub faces the windows so you can enjoy the view of the night time Empire State Building whilst having a glass of wine in the bath. They really have thought of everything. The bedrooms are open-plan, with minimal designs giving a very modern feeling to your stay. It is worth noting that some of the rooms are ‘partial-view’ only.


The Standard, High Line New York

Address: 848 Washington Street
Price: from 175 USD

Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays WiFi Ironing service Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas Shops (on site) Sun terrace Cycling Meeting/banquet facilities

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5. Innside New York NoMad (from USD 119)

This hotel is a welcome breeze of homely relaxation, with it’s friendly welcoming staff and complimentary drinks you’ll feel happy staying here during your visit to New York City. The bedrooms are light and fresh with furnishings of mainly white and yellow; it feels like you’re sleeping in the spring time. The views of the Empire State Building are not available in all rooms and as you can see from the pictures, some might be partial views so be sure to check what you are reserving thoroughly.


INNSIDE by Melià New York Nomad

Address: 132 West 27th Street
Price: from 119 USD

First aid kit available Lift Cycling Safety deposit box Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Thermometers for guests provided by property Restaurant Smoke alarms

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6. Kimpton Hotel Eventi (from USD 236)

We love the decor in this stunning hotel that is described as eclectic-chic, with the communal ‘living room’ lounge area, comfortable seating, and cutting edge technology, it really is a mixture of two worlds! The bedrooms follow suit and some even have a large patio area with bright seating and perfect full views of the Empire State Building. Everything hints at a world of luxury with wooden furnishings, plush leather seats and immaculate attention to even the smallest decoration, we particularly love the photo frame collages.


Kimpton Hotel Eventi

Address: 851 Avenue of the Americas

Fax/photocopying Allergy-free room Face masks for guests available Safety deposit box Fitness centre Breakfast in the room Laundry Daily housekeeping

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7. Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Avenue (from USD 100)

For such an excellent location, this hotel is extremely good value for money and is made extra special by the dedicated staff that go the extra mile for their guests. Some of the views to the Empire State Building are obstructed but in many rooms you can still see a good percentage of the building, if not all of it, and it is so close! The rooms are an average size with mainly neutral colours, there is a gym on-site to use and breakfast is available.


Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Avenue

Address: 45 East 33rd Street
Price: from 100 USD

Air conditioning Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus Family rooms Free WiFi Soundproof rooms Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

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8. U Hotel Fifth Avenue (from USD 116)

This hotel might be last on our list, but you really can’t get too much closer to the Empire State Building; this hotel is just 650 feet (198 meters) away. The bedrooms are of an average size, painted white with one feature colour wall. There is a small writing desk with a stall in the room, but the main reason to stay at this hotel is for the view. It is worth noting that the higher level floors have a fuller view of the Empire State Building whilst the lower levels mainly have an obstructed view due to other buildings on the street. So, be sure to check before you book!


U Hotel Fifth Avenue

Address: 373 Fifth Avenue

Non-smoking throughout Heating Concierge service Private parking Newspapers Air conditioning Dry cleaning Non-smoking rooms

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9. Refinery Hotel (from USD 198)

refinery hotel

This plush 5-star hotel is the perfect place to relax and offers views of the Empire State Building, although views are better from the bedrooms as the rooftop bar views may be obscured. The bedrooms are spacious and minimally decorated in an elegant style. There is a welcoming ambience throughout the hotel so you’ll soon feel right at home. Be sure to check out the vintage-inspired rooftop bar for scrumptious cocktails!

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10. Kixby Hotel (from USD 144)

kixby hotel

There is plenty to keep you busy at this hotel from the gym, on-site hairdressers, roof-top garden, and even a fully stocked library. The bedrooms are decorated in pastel colours which are deeply relaxing after the bright New York City lights. Just a few block from Times Square, the best views are from the rooftop garden where you can also enjoy a few cocktails! Don’t mind if we do!

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Lights, camera, action

All you’ll be needing is one of these three words if you choose to stay at one of the top ten hotels in this list. That is, the lights from the Empire State Building at night, your camera to capture the perfect view, and the action of making all of your Facebook friends jealous.

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