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The best hotels near the Statue of Liberty

When you stay at the best hotels near the Statue of Liberty, you’re literally sleeping with (or rather, near) a NYC icon

By Meagan Drillinger

Stay at hotels near the Statue of Liberty so you can be right next door to one of the icons of New York City. It’s one of the top attractions in Manhattan and a bucket list opportunity for thousands of travelers, so when coming to New York, select a hotel that puts you front and center, with easy access to the ferry. Not to mention that downtown is packed with some of the best hotels in Manhattan and is the most historic section of Manhattan. Get a feel for the sleek side of the city as you rub elbows with Wall Street traders and feel the hustle and bustle of the New York Stock Exchange. Downtown Manhattan is electric, and you’re sure to feel the energy in the financial capital of the world.

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Best hotels near the Statue of Liberty

Photograph: Courtesy Smyth - Thompson Hotel

1. Smyth - A Thompson Hotel

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It’s all about understated luxury in NYC’s trendy Tribeca neighborhood, and it’s no different at Smyth. Conveniently located next to the subway, the hotel offers massage services, a restaurant and free Wi-Fi. On-site, find Little Park Restaurant as well as Evening Bar, which serves up sexy cocktails and wine alongside artwork and a fireplace. The hotel is a short walk to City Hall Park, Brookfield Place and the ferry to the Statue of Liberty, of course.

2. Conrad New York

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The 15-story tower coated in marble with a decidedly futuristic vibe is the beating heart behind the revitalization of this part of downtown Manhattan. Battery Park has undergone a rebirth in the last few years, and the arrival of the Conrad is entirely the reason. The luxury hotel has 463 two-room suites and stellar views of the Hudson. Head up to the Loopy Doopy Rooftop Barf for light snacks and that Instagrammable popsicle frozen cocktail—there are complimentary selfie sticks, too. A 24-hour workout room, barber shop, Atrio wine bar and restaurant, and more than 2,000 pieces of artwork round out the amenities at this swank stay.

Andaz Wall Street
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3. Andaz Wall Street

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Outfitted with meeting spaces and a team ready to customize everything from seating arrangements to catering options, Andaz is all about making things as easy as possible for its Wall Street–heavy clientele. That goes for after-work hours, too. Don’t miss the hotel’s nightly wine tour or signature Hudson Valley-sourced fare.

The Beekman
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4. The Beekman

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Breathing new life into a historic building, this new kid on the downtown block is a hot spot for seeing and being seen. The newly renovated nine-story atrium is a sight to behold, as are the vintage touches in every room. On-site dining is provided by none other than New York culinary legend Tom Colicchio, making this hotel an embodiment of NYC.


5. India House Club

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A short walk from Wall Street, the classic India House Club is an Old World version of the Soho club, where members eat, drink and talk business. The club has a restaurant, bar and party spaces, and just around the corner is Stone Street, a summer hot spot for locals where bars spill out onto the streets for al fresco dining and late-night fun.

World Center Hotel
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6. World Center Hotel

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Less than a mile from the Staten Island Ferry and Financial District, this modern hotel has a fitness center and a 24-hour concierge staff. Enjoy the indoor/outdoor rooftop restaurant, View of the World Terrace Club, which serves nouveau American cuisine on the 20th floor. A stop at The Living Club will render free refreshments. The hotel is 10 minutes from Battery Park and is opposite Memorial Plaza.

Wall Street Inn
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7. The Wall Street Inn

Hotels Boutique hotels Financial District

Though named for the money house of the world, the Wall Street Inn could certainly use a bit of an investment. The interiors are a tad dated, with furniture evocative of Grandma’s rather than a tycoon’s bachelor pad. Still, for the price, you can’t beat the location close to all the historic sites of the Financial District. It’s also within walking distance to the ferry to the Statue of Liberty.

Ritz-Carlton Battery Park
Photograph: Courtesy Ritz-Carlton Battery Park

8. Ritz-Carlton Battery Park

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Ritz-Carlton aficionados know exactly what they’re getting from this mega-luxe chain. Each property is designed to make its guests feel as if they are home—and the Battery Park iteration is no different. The five-star hotel is everything you’d expect from a Financial District luxury hotel, complete with luxurious bedrooms, a spa and the American Bistro (the brussels sprouts are to die for). And for those who are particularly keen on the Statue of Liberty, request the rooms with a view, which comes complete with telescopes.

Gild Hall
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9. Gild Hall

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Yet another Thompson property to take over downtown Manhattan, Gild Hall is a small boutique hotel that adheres to the Thompson aesthetic: leather sofas, faux antler chandeliers and photographs by late society lensman Slim Aarons. Enjoy the split-level library as well as Felice Ristorante & Wine Bar. Rooms are softened by 400-thread-count sheets and minibars stocked by Dean & DeLuca.

Aloft Manhattan Downtown - Financial District
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10. Aloft Manhattan Downtown - Financial District

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Just around the corner from Wall Street and the 9/11 Memorial, Aloft Manhattan is positioned for prime downtown NYC sightseeing. The budget-conscious Starwood brand, one of four in New York, adheres to the brand standard with bright, futuristic colors and design. A terrace lounge and a fitness center are available, as well as a bar and 24-hour snack stop. Rooms have flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers, as well.

W New York Downtown
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11. W New York Downtown

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Business casual with a heavy dose of whimsy is the name of the game at W hotels, and that rings true at W New York Downtown. The glass-and-limestone high-rise has more than 200 studio guest rooms, all complete with leather beds and Munchie Boxes, as well as residences for those who are in town on a longer stint. Suit up and head down to BTL Bar & Grill to settle those contracts over a business lunch or happy hour martinis.

Courtyard by Marriott New York Downtown Manhattan/World Trade Center Area
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12. Courtyard by Marriott New York Downtown Manhattan/World Trade Center Area

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It might not be as trendy as some other downtown hotels, but you’re getting a clean room and great service at a decent rate. Plus the location is tough to beat, just steps from the World Trade Center and the rest of the sights of lower Manhattan. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and free Wi-Fi throughout the property, as well. 

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