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The sexiest hotels in NYC

Stay at the sexiest hotels in NYC to make the most of the city that never sleeps

Written by
Brooke Sager
Paula Akpan
Danielle Goldstein
Alex Floyd-Douglass

Of course, what is considered "sexy" is subjective but the exceptional decor and luxurious amenities of some of NYC's most alluring hotels are pretty hard to contest. Plus, some of them really do aim to tick all your boxes and make your stay a saucy affair. Why not add some role-play into the mix? Meet your partner at the bar, pretend you don't know each other, and flirt the night away. Vacations are supposed to be exciting, right? 

So while you could indulge in the best Manhattan restaurants, explore the offbeat Brooklyn culture, or get lost in the untapped gem that is Queens, these extra-Haute stays will have you questioning whether you'll make it out of bed, let alone the hotel. 

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Sexiest hotels in NYC

The Cloud One

1. The Cloud One

The Cloud One is a four-star hotel in New York City, only a mile away from Brooklyn Bridge. The dark interior oozes sex appeal and the dimly lit atmosphere just adds to the mysterious ambiance - the ideal place to meet someone for a date night before taking it up to the bedroom. If you're lucky enough, you may nab a room with a view of the city with floor-to-ceiling windows, the best backdrop for a night full of fun. All rooms come with air conditioning, in case it gets too hot and steamy, and are equipped with everything to make your stay comfortable (private bathroom, TV, toiletries). The hotel also prides itself on being sustainable and eco-conscious, so the planet is literally begging you to stay here. 

Mood? Moody aesthetic.
Location perks? In the heart of Downtown.
Budget range? Very affordable for NYC.

The Muse

2. The Muse

The Muse is a 4-star boutique hotel located in Manhattan’s theater district. The chilled-out vibes of the New York hotel help to unwind its guests while the buzzing life of the city is only right outside. The rooms are contemporary with slight touches of glamour, the ultimate place to end the night after a date. There are various rooms available to book, from comfortable but modern guest rooms to specialty suites that offer apartment-style living and a king-sized bed you can stretch out on. There's a state-of-the-art fitness center and guests are able to arrange for in-room spa services. Massages are super sexy, so treat yourself and your partner to one for the ultimate stay. 

Mood? Bespoke design.
Location perks? Within walking distance from Manhattan's theater district.
Budget range? On the pricier side.

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  • Williamsburg
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Initially built in 1901 as a cooperage (where casks are made), this Williamsburg building has been preserved and transformed into the stylish 69-room Wythe Hotel situated on the waterfront. Its understated yet alluring charm emanates from the woodwork—the large rooms boast exposed brick, high pine ceilings, and beds custom-crafted from the building’s reclaimed wood. The feel is unique, candid and historic (yes, history can be sexy). Bar Blondeau, their bright and bustling rooftop bar, is known for its delectable (albeit pricy) cocktails, impressive views of the Manhattan skyline, and groups of hipsters waiting to be granted entry—the perfect place to enjoy a tipple in the knowledge that your comfy bed is just a short elevator ride away.

Mood? Converted factory.
Location perks? Along the Brooklyn waterfront. 
Budget range? Well priced. 

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  • Midtown West
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What could possibly make a romantic getaway all the more seductive? One word: fireplace. Book the chic, mid-mod Alcove Suite at Midtown's sumptuous Royalton and you'll get you own crackling fire in-room. Plus, for when you need to cool off, there's a big ol' circular bathtub surrounded by mirrored, disco ball–esque tiling. Ooh la la.

Mood? Classic charm.
Location perks? Walking distance to Times Square.
Budget range? A steal for its location. 

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  • Lower East Side
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Stimulating the mind and senses is essential foreplay to an unforgettable evening. Hotel Indigo’s vibrant Lower East Side location is sure to rouse your inner creativity. The vibe is eclectic yet distilled—from the 14th-floor lobby’s bold graffiti mural by Lee Quiñones, to the light-drenched rooms with soaring floor-to-ceiling windows and a contemporary color palette—for that inviting, urban sanctuary feel. Keeping with the artist’s loft ambiance is the hotel’s rooftop, with its juxtaposing reclaimed wood and industrial fixtures, open-air heated pool, and Mr. Purple restaurant and bar. Outfitted with intimate lighting, infinite skyline views, locally sourced foods, and crafted cocktails, it’s no surprise the posh Mr. Purple has earned its spot as a premiere date destination, even for native New Yorkers.

Mood? Colorful delights.
Location perks? On the Lower East Side. 
Budget range? Very affordable. 

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  • Meatpacking District
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After undergoing a series of turn-up-the-swank renovations, Gansevoort Meatpacking is now sexier than ever. This full-service luxury hideaway is centered in the energetic downtown Meatpacking District (if you hadn't already guessed), offering a chic retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle. Tuck into one of the 186 lavish guestrooms fashioned with plush duvets,  designer bath amenities and pops of color to complete that retro-glam feel. Don’t turn in without taking a sunset dip in their 45-foot rooftop pool with underwater lights—the panoramic views are breathtaking.

Mood? Next-level amenities. 
Location perks? Rooftop views over the Meatpacking District.
Budget range? Spenny.

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