Top 10 Hotels With Views Of The Empire State Building - Updated 2024

Katie
Katie 
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We all know that the Empire State Building is one of New York City’s main landmarks, but apart from the hotels in Times Square, which other 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 honor of various occasions and organizations, nowadays though the LED system can display 16 million colors, which can change instantaneously? So, if you want to view this amazing sight from the comfort of your hotel room or a hotel with rooftop pool, scroll down this list of hotels with views of the Empire State Building.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 07, 2024.

1. U Hotel Fifth Avenue, Empire State Building (from USD 275)

This is one of the best hotels near the Empire State Building; it is just 160 meters (524.93 feet) away. The bedrooms are of an average size, painted white with one feature color 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!

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U Hotel Fifth Avenue, Empire State Building

Wifi Available

Address: 373 Fifth Avenue
171 meters (0.2 ft) from Empire State Building

24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests Barber/beauty shop Internet services

2. Kixby (from USD 569)

Kixby is around 300 meters (984.25 feet) away from Empire State Building. 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 colors which are deeply relaxing after the bright New York City lights. Just a few blocks from Times Square, the property offers the best views of the Empire State Building from the rooftop garden where you can also enjoy a few cocktails! Don’t mind if we do!

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Kixby

Wifi Available

Address: 45 West 35th Street
193 meters (0.2 ft) from Empire State Building

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms

3. Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Avenue (from USD 196)

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. Several rooms, such as 1 King Bed City View Hearing Accessible, 1 King Bed City View, and 1 King Mobility Access, offer a complete view of the Empire State Building. You can also see a good percentage of the building, if not all, from other accommodation, and it is so close! The rooms are average size with mainly neutral colors, there is a gym on-site to use and breakfast is available.

The property is around 300 meters (984.25 feet) away from the Empire State Building.

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Hilton Garden Inn New York/Midtown Park Avenue

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 45 East 33rd Street
333 meters (0.3 ft) from Empire State Building

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

4. Kimpton Hotel Eventi, an IHG Hotel (from USD 677)

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 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.

If you’re planning to visit Empire State Building during your stay, it’s just 500 meters (1640.42 feet) away from here.

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Kimpton Hotel Eventi, an IHG Hotel This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: 851 Avenue of the Americas
386 meters (0.3 ft) from Empire State Building

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

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5. Archer Hotel New York (from USD 369)

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 of 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.

If you’re planning to visit Empire State Building, it’s just 550 meters (1804.46 feet) from here.

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Archer Hotel New York

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 45 West 38th Street
410 meters (0.3 ft) from Empire State Building

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

6. Royalton Park Avenue (from USD 187)

Looking for an extravagant hotel break, then Royalton 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 several 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.

While the Empire State Building is around 600 meters (1968.50 feet) away from here, you can admire its beauty from the rooftop pool!

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Royalton Park Avenue

Address: 420 Park Avenue South
534 meters (0.4 ft) from Empire State Building

7. Refinery Hotel - New York (from USD 410)

This plush 5-star hotel is the perfect place to relax and offers views of the Empire State, around 600 meters (1968.50 feet) away from here. Book the Studio King with a view of Empire State Building as the rooftop bar views may be obscured. The bedrooms are spacious and minimally decorated in an elegant style.

There is a welcoming ambiance throughout this boutique 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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Refinery Hotel - New York This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available

Address: 63 West 38th Street
411 meters (0.3 ft) from Empire State Building

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms

8. The New York EDITION (from USD 1185)

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.

As for accommodations, you can book Madison Suite, Penthouse, and Loft to admire the unobstructed views of Empire State Building, which is around three minutes away from here.

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The New York EDITION This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 5 Madison Avenue
832 meters (0.6 ft) from Empire State Building

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

9. INNSiDE by Meliá New York Nomad (from USD 846)

This hotel is a welcome breeze of homey relaxation, with its 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 springtime. 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.

The Empire State Building is around 850 meters (2788.71 feet) away from here.

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INNSiDE by Meliá New York Nomad This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille

Address: 132 West 27th Street
643 meters (0.4 ft) from Empire State Building

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace

10. The Standard, High Line New York (from USD 524)

In the trendy Meatpacking District, the Standard High Line hotel features Empire State Building views. In the Empire One-Bedroom Suite, which is located on the top floor, the bathtub faces the windows, so you can enjoy the view of the nighttime Empire State Building whilst having a glass of wine in the bath. 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 property is 2.9 kilometers (1.80 miles) away from Empire State Building.

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The Standard, High Line New York

Wifi Available

Address: 848 Washington Street
2.06 km (1.3 mi) from Empire State Building

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre

Simmer in the views of the Empire State Building

Few skyscrapers are as iconic as the Empire State Building, and it won’t be surprising if you want to stay in the Big Apple with a view of this symbol of the city. Book an accommodation at one of the above hotels and you can enjoy just that.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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