Since New York attractions tend to be synonymous with over-the-top (our fine dining restaurants speaks for themselves!), the best 5 star hotels in NYC ensure your next stay takes a swanky step forward. Whether you’re looking for elegant decor and deluxe amenities or the rooftop bars in NYC with the most breathtaking views, these properties put the “extra” in extravagant. And you know you deserve it.
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Best 5 star hotels in NYC
Nestled between beautiful Bryant Park and the iconic Empire State Building, this hotel is smack dab in the center of everything happening in NYC. Just steps from where you’re sleeping are some the best shopping spots, and fine dining at Michelin-starred Ai Fiori is just an elevator ride down to the lobby away. The Italian-inspired decor is cozy yet supremely luxurious, all the way down to the opulent marbled bathrooms.
Whether you enjoy Central Park strolls or walkable access Carnegie Hall and the Museum of Modern Art, 1 Hotel Central Park offers a luxurious stay and the perfect location for NYC's most sought-after attractions. As for the hotel itself, creature comforts ooze throughout from the glassed-in showers and cozy bathrobes -- not to mention the exquisite park views from each room.
From the stunning rooftop lounge and decadent on-site eateries, the Knickerbocker keeps you so satisfied with your Times Square stay it’s possible you never leave the premises. However if you do decide to wander outside the iconic building (with iconic views to match!), Bryant Park and the New York Public Library are less than 1,000 feet away.
Settling into the stylish SoHo scene is never easier than with a stay at The Mercer. André Balazs’ stunning downtown hotel neighbors must-visit sites like Little Italy's Mulberry Street and Washington Square Park, not to mention the best shopping the city has to offer. Inside, guests enjoy high ceilings, a plush, designer furniture-lined lobby as well luxurious toiletries from Face Stockholm. And no visit is complete without dinner and drinks at The Mercer Kitchen—make sure to pick a seat near the windows to take in SoHo’s chic streets while you eat.
SIXTY SoHo’s blend of sophisticated, sleek and trendy vibes captures the trendy downtown scene inside and out. The well-appointed guest rooms are equipped with minibars and cozy accessories; the rooftop lounge and cocktail bar come complete with sprawling views of downtown. The posh boutique hotel experience is capped off by elegant Italian dishes at the hotel’s Ristorante Sessanta.
Minimalist-inspired decor and design meet sleek lush comfort at this Midtown hotel located in the heart of 5th Avenue and steps from Bryant Park and Grand Central Station. Sleek, loft-like rooms come with a stocked treat-filled minibar, and local-fare in an intimate setting awaits at the hotel’s ground-floor restaurant, The Shop.
Pampering begins the moment you check-in at The Quin, which took up residency in the former grounds of the 1920s Hotel Buckingham. The understated, yet rich decor is equipped with ultra-modern amenities including blinds that raise when you enter the door, a Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper on speed dial, and the ultra plush Dux by Duxiana bed—ensuring you catch plenty of blissful Z’s in the city that never sleeps.
A short walk from Central Park and brimming with New York history, this hotel was built in 1926 by William Randolph Hearst and accommodated such guests and residents as The Beatles, Elvis and Cary Grant. The rich history is kept alive through inspirational, neoclassic style including 1930s wall art, fireplaces and marble bathrooms. Sip a cocktail at Randolph's Bar & Lounge or opt for sophisticated dining in the aptly-named Murals at 54 restaurant.
After a full day of soaking up the lights and buzz of Broadway, Radio City Music Hall, and Rockefeller Center, Sofitel delivers an optimal place to land, delivering location and luxury all in one. Art Deco-style suites embrace the comforts of home thanks to mini-fridges and high thread-count bedding as well as a welcome escape from it thanks to decadent French cuisine at the on-site Gaby's Restaurant.
Located in a landmark 1905 Beaux Arts building, The Peninsula Hotel somehow makes unwinding in the middle of bustling Midtown possible. After a major revamp, the historic hotel is now equipped with high-tech amenities including bedside music, temperature and lighting control, marble bathrooms with hands-free phones by the tubs, as well as sundeck, spa and rooftop bar—all steps from the Theater District.