While other cities may try to compete, the fact is that there are few skylines that are as instantly recognizable as New York City’s. In fact, in some ways, New York has perfected the urban landscape, peppering it with iconic landmarks like Central Park, Times Square, the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center. With so much to see in the city that never sleeps, knowing how to find the best view can be a daunting task. Thankfully, we’ve scoured hundreds of different hotels in search of the 15 best views to be found across New York.
For those with the cash to spare, the views from the Mandarin Oriental are some of the most picture-perfect that New York has to offer. Its extravagantly polished interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows open on almost all sides, offering glimpses of Central Park, Columbus Circle, Midtown’s high-rises or the Hudson River. Add world-renowned dining options and a luxurious spa, and it’s hard to beat this impeccably luxurious property.
All of the cool kids know that Williamsburg is the best place to crash in NYC. And these days, that doesn’t mean living like a bohemian. At The William Vale, settling down in the heart of hipster heaven can be done in chic luxury style — and alongside epic 360-degree views of Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Its sharp retro-inspired style makes it one of 2016’s freshest additions to the NYC hotel scene, and those views are available everywhere — from the pool to trendy Westlight bar and many of the spacious rooms.
Believe it or not, New York has a spiritual side as well. In fact, the recently refurbished St. Patrick’s Cathedral remains one of the nation’s most stunning examples of Neo-Gothic architecture (and has an enviable address along Fifth Avenue). The Towers at Lotte New York Place — a sharp luxury hotel — has an equally posh setting along…