Top 13 New York City Hotels With Rooftop Bars - Updated 2023

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New York City is said to be the greatest city on earth. It’s the city that never sleeps and boasts towering skyscrapers and many other attractions including trendy shopping spots as well as some of the top nightlife spots in the world. If you are visiting New York City (NYC), particularly in the summer, it is only a rite of passage to dine in a rooftop restaurant or 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 New York City hotels with rooftop bars.

1. Hotel Brooklyn Bridge (from USD 688)

Are you looking for a hotel in New York City that will make you feel at ease and more like you’re in your own home? If so, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is the perfect place to be. You can relax on Harriette’s rooftop, which features a bar and a pool for your enjoyment.

Each room in this hotel offers amenities such as a device for reading the digital newspaper, a coffee machine with recyclable pods, mattresses filled with hemp and cotton blend, and organic cotton sheets for your utmost comfort and convenience. Every day from 7 am until 9 pm, you will have access to a Tesla vehicle for free rides within a 4.8 km (2.9 mi) radius, provided that they are available.

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Wifi Available

Address: 60 Furman Street

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden

2. Arlo SoHo (from USD 429)

Take your NYC trip to a whole new level by booking a stay at Arlo SoHo Hotel! It’s conveniently located near SoHo, West Village, and Tribeca, three of the trendiest neighborhoods in the city. This means you will be close to top fashion boutiques, great restaurants, and vibrant nightlife. This 4-star hotel in New York City also offers easy access to many attractions including One World Trade Center, Liberty Island, and Ellis Island.

Rooms are spacious and stylishly designed and feature nice amenities like a fridge, a flat-screen cable TV, a work desk, and free WiFi. Some rooms come with a terrace that offers a panoramic view of the city. You can also chillax at the in-house restaurant, lobby bar, or rooftop bar.

Arlo SoHo

Wifi Available

Address: 231 Hudson Street

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Garden Terrace

3. Hôtel Americano (from USD 439)

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.

Selina Chelsea

Wifi Available

Address: 518 West 27th Street

Pets allowed Bar 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Internet services Lift Heating

4. The Conrad New York Downtown (from USD 501)

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 in New York City. 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

Wifi Available

Address: 102 North End Avenue

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

5. Le Meridien New York, Central Park (from USD 789)

Le Meridien New York is definitely one of the best hotels with rooftop bars in NYC. It is located in the heart of Manhattan, close to many popular attractions including Central Park, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, Broadway Theater, Columbus Circle, and Times Square.

Besides its great location, the hotel also offers guests a comfortable accommodation with nice hotel amenities and facilities like free WiFi, a fitness center, a restaurant, and a rooftop cocktail bar with panoramic views of Central Park and the city skyline.

Le Meridien New York, Central Park by Marriott

Wifi Available

Address: 120 West 57th Street

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace

6. Hotel Indigo Lower East Side (from USD 539)

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.

Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York

Wifi Available

Address: 171 Ludlow Street

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre

7. The Standard, High Line New York (from USD 669)

Located in the Meatpacking District is The Standard, one of the top NYC hotels with rooftop restaurants. It’s 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 in New York City 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

Wifi Available

Address: 848 Washington Street

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

8. Pod 39 (from USD 129)

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.

Pod 39

Wifi Available

Address: 145 East 39th Street

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms

9. The Peninsula New York (from USD 795)

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, this luxury hotel in New York City 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.

The Peninsula New York

Wifi Available

Address: 700 Fifth Avenue at 55th Street

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna

10. Kimpton Ink48 Hotel (from USD 190)

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.

Kimpton Ink48 Hotel

Address: 653 11th Avenue at 48th

11. The Knickerbocker (from USD 445)

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.

The Knickerbocker

Wifi Available

Address: 6 Times Square

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre

12. Empire Hotel (from USD 161)

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.

Empire Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 44 West 63rd Street

Parking Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms

13. The Z NYC Hotel (from USD 125)

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.

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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