This 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.
An oasis in the city, The Rockaway Hotel feels like a beachy, remote retreat even though it's just over an hour's subway ride from midtown. Decorated in natural blue and tan tones, the hotel evokes relaxation from the moment you step inside. Be sure to book a spa appointment (facials, massages and an aloe/seaweed wrap are all options), a reservation for cocktails on the rooftop and a cabana by the pool. Also check the hotel's event calendar for movie nights, live music and wellness classes.