While other cities may try to compete, the fact is that there are few skylines that are as instantly recognizable as New York Cityâs. In fact, in some ways, New York has perfected the urban landscape, peppering it with iconic landmarks like Central Park, Times Square, the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center. With so much to see in the city that never sleeps, knowing how to find the best view can be a daunting task. Thankfully, weâve scoured hundreds of different hotels in search of the 15 best views to be found across New York.
For those with the cash to spare, the views from the Mandarin Oriental are some of the most picture-perfect that New York has to offer. Its extravagantly polished interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows open on almost all sides, offering glimpses of Central Park, Columbus Circle, Midtownâs high-risesÂ or the Hudson River. Add world-renowned dining options and a luxurious spa, and itâs hard to beat this impeccably luxurious property.
All of the cool kids know that Williamsburg is the best place to crash in NYC. And these days, that doesnât mean living like a bohemian. At The William Vale, settling down in the heart of hipster heaven can be done in chic luxury style â and alongside epic 360-degree views of Queens, BrooklynÂ and Manhattan. Its sharp retro-inspired style makes it one of 2016âs freshest additions to the NYC hotel scene, and those views are available everywhere â from the pool to trendy Westlight bar and many of the spacious rooms.
Believe it or not, New York has a spiritual side as well. In fact, the recently refurbished St. Patrickâs Cathedral remains one of the nationâs most stunning examples of Neo-Gothic architecture (and has an enviable address along Fifth Avenue). The Towers at Lotte New York Place â a sharp luxury hotel â has an equally posh setting along Madison Avenue, and its Premier Skyline Rooms look out onto both St. Patrickâs and the towering buildings of Rockefeller Center.
New York may not be the birthplace of the skyscraper, but these days itâs home to some of the most stunning towers in the Western Hemisphere â old and new. The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel, capitalizes on its Lower Manhattan setting by adding views of classics, like the Woolworth Building, and new additions to the skyline, like One World Trade Center. For the best views, opt for a Corner Suite on a higher floor. Donât forget to bask in the hotelâs sumptuous Old World-inspired interiors, too, because some of the best views here donât even require looking outside.
Want to really be in the know about New York views? Then we have a tip: Make sure you park yourself…