The just-opened boutique-style Rockaway Hotel boasts a short, one-minute walk to the ocean. The luxurious and design-forward 84,000 square-foot hotel has 53 guest rooms and eight long-stay residences each with Atlantic Ocean or Jamaica Bay views. The locale, which sits on 108th Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard, has a spa on site, and the ultimate dining "getaway", without needing to leave NYC this winter. Their enclosed, ventalated dining area on the hotel’s sprawling pool deck, the Winter Pool House, will bring guests in for a tropical-filled outing. With pampas grass, sherpa throws and teak furniture in every corner, you can lean into the beach-themed feel, tropical cocktails, and all day and dinner menus loaded with sead, seafood platters. Need to crash after dinner? Winter rates at the quiet beachside hotel start at $200 a night.