A list of the best hotels in New York that offer the best views of the city's skyline

A list of the best hotels in New York that offer the best views of the city's skyline
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Courtesy of 1 Hotels. 

You can take in NYC's iconic skyline when you stay at one of the many NYC hotels with views on your next trip to the Big Apple. New York City has long been a muse for creative souls, whether artists, writers, photographers or filmmakers. The city's horizons are unlike anything else in the world, largely because of its amazing architecture.

New York leaves little to be desired, from historical masterpieces like the Empire State Building to newer additions like One World Trade Center or Central Park Tower. In Hudson Yard, one of the city's newest neighborhoods, most of the buildings are skyscrapers and high-rises. In addition to offering a sparkling city reflection, Manhattan's location between two rivers also lends the cityscape a healthy number of bridges. There are 11 NYC hotels with views to choose from, whether you're looking uptown, downtown, or in the outer boroughs.

You can also take advantage of the best of New York's hotels, ranging from skyline rooms to properties with a view of a park, with Rich Report's guide to the best New York hotels.

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Wythe Hotel

There are a number of places outside of Manhattan that offer excellent views of the Manhattan skyline. Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn offers five room types that overlook the skyline, including the Manhattan View King Rooms, the North 7th Loft, the South 7th Loft, the North 8th Loft, and the Penthouse Loft. In addition to these rooms, visitors are welcome to visit the hotel's bar, which is open to the public as well.

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Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza

Located directly across from the United Nations Headquarters, this four-star hotel offers sky-high views of Manhattan. Furthermore, both the hotel's lobby and on-site restaurant, Ambassador Grill, are New York City Interior Landmarks.

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Arlo NoMad

Visitors to New York City can enjoy the incredible views of the Empire State Building from Arlo NoMad boutique hotel. In spite of the hotel's many room types, the Sky View Queen, Essential King, and Sky View King feature stunning views thanks to their floor-to-ceiling windows.

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

A member of the famed 1 Hotel line of hotels, this outpost of the venerable hotel chain can boast some of the best views of its namesake, the Brooklyn Bridge, thanks to its location in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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Thompson Central Park Upper Stories

There are plenty of spots to catch an amazing view of NYC's Central Park from Thompson Central Park, which is located right along Manhattan's Central Park. However, if you would like to see a spectacular view of the park and midtown Manhattan, book a suite in the hotel's Upper Stories (floors 26-33).

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The Dominick Hotel SoHo

Guests at the Dominick Hotel can drift off to sleep under the glow of the New York City skyline while they rest in the SoHi King Suite at the Dominick Hotel. A duplex terrace penthouse may also be of interest to those seeking a spectacular view in the SoHo neighborhood in downtown Manhattan.

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Grayson Hotel

A newly opened hotel in midtown, 30 W 39th street offers direct views of Time Square, Bryant Park, the Empire State Building, 1 World Trade Center, and both the East and Hudson Rivers. In addition, guests have access to the hotel's rooftop tequila and mezcal lounge, where they can enjoy a drink and enjoy the view.

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The Graduate Roosevelt Island

Located between Manhattan and Queens, Roosevelt Island is a small sliver of land in the East River between New York City and Boston. At the Graduate Roosevelt Island, the floor-to-ceiling windows offer amazing views of the city, however, if you are looking for some of the best aerial views of the city, you'll want to take the Roosevelt Island tramway.

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Williamsburg Hotel

The Williamsburg Hotel, one of the most popular Brooklyn hotels, overlooks the East River, offering expansive views of the Manhattan skyline. During the summer, guests can take advantage of the rooftop pool to enjoy the scenery as they swim.

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Mandarin Oriental

In addition to being known for its spa facilities, this five-star hotel also boasts some spectacular views from their rooftop. The hotels are located on the south-western side of Central Park, near Columbus Circle, offering sweeping views of the city from the south-west side.

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Ravel Hotel

Ravel Hotel is one of the best hotels in Queens, located in Long Island City, it offers panoramic views of midtown Manhattan across the East River. It is also the location of The Summer Club, a day club located at the rooftop pool of the hotel that offers a variety of activities.

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