New York

Hotels in New York

André Balazs understands that stellar views in New York City have less to do with the height of a building than with its context.

A property just 25 miles outside of Manhattan, with 143 rooms, a new Joseph Christopher spa, and chef Todd Jacobs’s Atlantica restaurant.

The low-key property is a revamped oceanfront motel.

Located in the Upper West Side between Central Park and Columbus Avenue, the 16-story Hotel Excelsior overlooks the verdant park, the Hayden Planetarium, and the Museum of Natural History, which is only a five-minute walk away.

Part private members’ club and part hotel, the Soho House is located inside a repurposed warehouse building in New York’s Meatpacking District.

After a five-year renovation, the 1854 Rhinecliff Hotel is once again a bustling hub. The nine rooms have balconies that seem to float over the Hudson. Fair warning: they also hover over Rhinecliff Station’s railroad tracks, so be prepared to hear the whistle blow.

Hoteliers Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode—the team behind New York’s Maritime Hotel—are breathing new life into Manhattan’s once-desolate Bowery with their 135-room Bowery Hotel.

Stay at this updated waterfront wilderness-style retreat.

Set on 100 acres; the seven guest rooms have antique furnishings and some have fireplaces.

Stay at this five-room Victorian B&B.

A stylish classic, the Carlyle gets all the details right—from the chessboard floors and (still-working!) mail chutes to the new Empire Suite, a cashmere-walled, $15,000-a-night duplex designed by Thierry Despont and curated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.