If you are visiting New York City (NYC), particularly in the summer, it is only a rite of passage to spend your evenings on a rooftop bar. Choosing your hotel accommodation with this in mind, we have rounded up our favourite hotels which allow you to take in spectacular views and sip on refreshing cocktails. In addition to well-located properties and the comfortable room stays, the magic ingredients of a rooftop bar culminate here - with fantastic drinks offerings, globally-inspired snack lists, unparalleled views of Manhattan and the twinkling fairy lights in the background, all create an ideal incentive to choose one of our recommended hotels. Check out our top picks for hotels with rooftop bars in New York City.
Located downtown in Battery Park, Conrad offers luxurious stays in a trending space. With 2000 pieces of artwork on display and an atrium, this all-suite property is located near the World Trade Centre and Brookfield Place. Its located ideally for those looking to explore NYC and indulge in the restaurants and food scene the city has to offer. The hotel’s seasonal rooftop bar serves up a beautiful view of the Hudson River, along with a delicious array of crowd-pleasing cocktails.
Conrad New York Downtown
Address: 102 North End Avenue
Price: from 245 USD
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Mixing industrial-style fittings with quirky artwork and interior design elements, the Hotel Indigo Lower East Side is located in a vibrant neighbourhood filled with restaurants, galleries and shopping boutiques. The famed Katz’s Delicatessen restaurant is within walking distance so you can be there early to miss the crowds. The hotel provides a comfortable stay in spacious rooms, all the major amenities for your stay and great in-house services including an open-air, heated pool and the rooftop bar which serves anything from morning coffees to evening nightcaps. Take in the evening lights of NYC as you end your day on the rooftop of this premium hotel.
Located in the Meatpacking District is The Standard, a swanky upscale choice of stay when visiting Manhattan. Floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the city or river from every room, 24-hour room service, complimentary bike hires and a pet-friendly hotel are just some of the perks you have from staying at The Standard. With several on-site bars and restaurants to choose from, our pick is Le Bain, the rooftop bar and nightclub coveted by locals and visitors alike where we fully expect you to dance your evening away to dazzling city views.
The Standard, High Line New York
Address: 848 Washington Street
Price: from 135 USD
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The relaxed and inviting atmosphere of this Murray Hill hotel is especially ideal for single travellers, couples and those looking to mingle in NYC. The Rooftop Lounge & Bar at Pod 39 serves up cocktails and spectacular views of the city, in a backdrop of Instagram-worthy lights and design. The hotel’s game room with table tennis and Empellón, the hotel restaurant serving bar snacks and tacos are further highlights at Pod 39.
Address: 145 East 39th Street
Price: from 103 USD
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From Japanese-styled bedrooms to oversized Turkish towels and a restaurant that serves French cuisine with a Latin flair, Hôtel Americano serves up the vibrancy of New York City under one roof. Boasting city views from its location in the Chelsea Gallery district, the hotel scores highly for its attractive design and personalised service criteria. Spend your days with walks to New York Penn Station and Chelsea Market and your evenings at the rooftop bar and restaurant to breathe in the beautiful views over the cityscape.
No better location to base yourself from than the iconic Penninsula Hotel just off Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. In addition to its proximity to New York’s finest landmarks, museum and galleries, the Penninsula itself is a historic building and houses a curated art gallery in itself. Celebrating prominent artists of the 1980s, the hotel features installations by Andy Warhol, Francesco Clemente, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Barbara Kruger and Michael Halsband. Take a walk to nearby Central Park, indulge in fine dining at the hotel’s Clement restaurant or relax at Salon de Ning, the rooftop bar and terrace with an Asian-inspired menu and refreshing list of cocktails.
Kimpton Ink48 is an eco-friendly hotel featuring comfortable rooms with flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations and in-room spa services. The rooftop lounge is glass-enclosed through which your views of Manhattan are unobstructed. The 24-hour fitness centre and full-service spa provide additional luxuries but the boutique hotel’s location of Hell’s Kitchen is ideal for those looking to explore NYC and take in the skyline views.
The Z NYC Hotel is located on the outskirts of Manhattan, just steps from the Queensboro Bridge by New York’s East River. The spacious rooms of this boutique hotel provide all the comforts for your visit including comfortable beds with floor to ceiling windows that give views of Manhattan and additional perks like free local, long distance and international phone calls. Take advantage of the rooftop bar/lounge that has 360-degree views of the Manhattan Skyline while you unwind with a drink of choice in hand.
Z NYC Hotel
Address: 11-01 43rd Avenue
The Knickerbocker brings the best of New York together, from its vicinity to green outdoor spaces of Bryant Park to the historical and monumental New York Public Library or the ever-buzzing attractions of Times Square. Indoors you can retreat from the buzzing city, take a step back to enjoy the slick indoor and outdoor spaces of its rooftop terrace, highlighting the best views of New York with a side of cocktails, an ideal activity not restricted to the time of day. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and come equipped with all niceties and necessities for your stay.
Address: 6 Times Square
Price: from 266 USD
The neon lights of the Empire Hotel’s rooftop shines bright on the Upper West Side and cannot be missed. Spend warm days by the rooftop plunge pool, surrounded by a sun deck with comfortable lounge chairs and cabanas, or drinking and snacking at the 12th floor Rooftop Bar & Lounge. You can walk to Central Park, the Museum of Arts and Design and many other NYC landmarks from the hotel’s location. Return to rooms decorated in contemporary earthy hues and fully equipped with amenities and heartfelt comforts.
Address: 44 West 63rd Street
Rooftop bars with a view
Nowhere are the views more breathtaking than from a swanky NYC rooftop. Much more than a location for cocktails and bite-sized food, NYC hotel rooftops provide a space to unwind and relax with a vibrant atmosphere and local interactions. Choose your hotel for its luxuries, location and the view which hits your first - after all, that Manhattan skyline is unlike any other in the world.
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