25 Romantic Hotels in NYC: Carriage Rides, Top Views & Fireplaces

Are you looking for romantic hotels in NYC? We were looking for hotels for staff that would be visiting New York. Initially while looking for business hotels, a few of the execs mentioned they wanted to bring their significant other. Some said they wanted to celebrate an anniversary and one wanted to propose. With more than 1,500 hotels to choose from, we visited a lot of hotels and fell in love! They each have different ways to help you celebrate a special occasion or add a little romance to a weekend getaway.

You might want to book them all!

To help you decide, we’ve narrowed these down by price, rating, location, any special perks or offers, and nearby attractions. We priced one night’s stay for November 11-12th for sample prices.

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1. Gramercy Park Hotel, Gramercy and Murray Hill, 5-Stars, $429/nt.

We chose Gramercy Park Hotel because it’s a historic landmark with a star-studded past. They offer luxury accommodations and if you’re here for a romantic stay, it has an excellent spa and restaurant.

Located at 2 Lexington Avenue in New York City, Gramercy Park Hotel offers fun perks like electra e-bikes for touring the city. The front desk told us that famous celebrities like Babe Ruth have stayed here. The hotel has a private park and a rose bar if you’re looking for a cozy, intimate setting.

If you’re a foodie, make reservations at Craft and Gramercy Tavern. Food is delicious and the staff is friendly. Area activities include the “Take Me Out” night tour or you can shop in nearby Chelsea or Union Square.

2. The Beekman, Lower Manhattan, 5-Stars, $314/nt.

We chose the historic Beekman because it’s an iconic nine-story hotel built in 1881. It’s the perfect place to propose or fall in love.

Located at 123 Nassau Street in New York City’s Lower Manhattan, neighborhood, the Beekman is a gorgeous hotel in the Financial District. It has an open atrium and massive skylight. We loved the cozy rooms and attention to detail. Another perk is talented chef, Tom Colicchio.

If you venture out, try nearby restaurants like Augustine or the famous Stage Door Deli. Then tour the Woolworth Building.romantic hotels in nyc

3. Greenwich Hotel, Tribeca, 5-Stars, $650/nt.

We chose the Greenwich Hotel in Tribeca because it’s ultra-chic. If you’re planning on surprising your sweetie, this hotel has one of the best spas and indoor pools in NYC.

Located at 377 Greenwich Street in downtown Manhattan, the hotel is conveniently located near Soho and the Financial District. We were amazed by the lantern-lit Shibui Spa which was voted one of the best spas in New York City. Check out onsite restaurant, Locanda Verde. Bazaar stated the hotel is “so tranquil, you’ll forget you’re smack in the middle of Manhattan.”

For the best nearby restaurants, try Marc Forgione, Bouley, and Scalini Fedeli. Area bars include Vinyl and Walker’s. Head to Pier 25 for mini-golf.

4. The Pierre Hotel, Upper East Side, 4.5-Stars, $695/nt.

Want to be spoiled like a king or queen? With wonderful views of New York City and luxurious rooms that are modern and plush, the Pierre Hotel in Lenox Hill is the ideal setting for foot rubs and bubble baths.

Located at 2 East 61st Street in New York City, the Pierre offers gorgeous views of Central Park. White-glove service, elevator attendants, and spaciously appointed rooms at this landmark hotel are why we selected it. We rode in a horse-drawn carriage ride (must do activity in NYC). Additional perks include a rooftop pool.

Stay here to shop at nearby stores like Bergdorf Goodman. For tours, you can visit the Central Park Zoo or take a boat ride. Best restaurants in the area include Daniel and Match 65 Brasserie.

5. The Royalton Hotel, Midtown, 5-Stars, $215/nt.

We loved the Royalton because it has a cozy fireplace. If you’re in the mood to romance, the hotel offers round tubs and a sexy décor.

Located at 44 West 44th Street in New York City, The Royalton was listed as having the sexiest hotel rooms according to Travel & Leisure. They’ve been voted best holiday bar by the Huffington Post. The 1920’s style lobby is inviting and the front desk recommended a loft suite which we loved. Visit the freestanding restaurant and bar. And, you’ll find plenty of darkly lit corners to snuggle up in.

Save time to visit Times Square and Bryant Park. Nearby restaurants include Tony’s Di Napoli, Gabriel Kreuther, and Jimmy’s Corner.

6. The Ludlow, Lower East Side, 4.5-Stars, $430/nt.

We really liked the Ludlow Hotel on the Lower East Side because it has upscale rooms and stunning views of Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan. It also has spacious outdoor spaces and skylights.

Located at 180 Ludlow Street in New York City, the concierge said to let them know if you are celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary. They cater to couples. Beautifully appointed rooms include luxurious, handmade silk rugs, Moroccan lamps, and hardwood floors. Bathrooms have marble mosaics and deep soaking tubs. There’s a private garden for relaxing in or sneaking a kiss with the love of your life.

For the best restaurants, try Russ & Daughters, the MasalaWala, and Il Laboratorio Del Gelato. We didn’t have time for tours, but the front desk suggested the Escape the Room tour. Other attractions include the Back Room Bar and Rockwood Music Hall.

7. The James Hotel, Soho, 4.5-Stars, $306/nt.

Want the best penthouse in NYC? We selected the James Hotel because it has skyline views of NYC and the Brooklyn Bridge. We recommend the 16th floor penthouse loft (wow!).

From your arrival to your departure, service is impeccable. They welcome you with complimentary drinks upon check-in and the James has a cool rooftop bar. It’s the ideal setting for proposing (or stealing a weekend away from the kids).

Located at 27 Grand Street in New York City, rooms are spaciously appointed and the gorgeous artwork is commissioned. They have a relaxing spa and the on-site restaurant is David Burke Kitchen. If you book the penthouse, it’s stunning. The dining room includes a wet bar and floors are bleached wood. The bathroom has a large soaking tub and double rain shower. Other perks include room service, chocolate with turndown service and free lobby snacks. They also have a rooftop pool and deck, and an all-glass Sky Lobby.

When you have a little downtime, visit the City Winery or tour the General Electric building. A few local restaurants include Aquagrill, Piccola Cucina, and San Carlo Osteria Piemonte.romantic hotels in nyc

8. The Conrad Hotel, Lower Manhattan, 5-Stars, $415/nt.

We selected the Conrad Hotel because it’s the perfect backdrop for a cozy candlelit dinner. With pristine views of New York Harbor and the Statue of Liberty, you can enjoy a romantic stay here. And, then order breakfast in bed.

Located at 102 N. End Avenue in New York City, the Conrad is adjacent to the Hudson River and Battery Park. The all-suite hotel is near Hudson River Park. Rooms are spacious and décor minimalist. We noticed it caters to business travelers, but staff goes above and beyond to make every stay perfect.

Set aside time to visit Brookfield Place for luxury shopping or an outdoor yoga class. Area restaurants include Blue Smoke, North End Grill, or Hudson Eats.romantic hotels in nyc

9. Lucerne Hotel, Upper West Side, 4-Stars, $224/nt.

We selected the Lucerne Hotel because it offers luxury accommodations. Housed in a landmark building, it’s the perfect backdrop for love.

Located at 201 West 79th Street in New York City, we were amazed by the 5-star service. The Lucerne includes spa services, Nice Matin Restaurant, and a cool sidewalk café. There’s a fun outdoor patio and we loved their complimentary wine hour. If you’re celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary, service at the Lucerne has been described by the NY Times as “unrivaled.”

The hotel is close to Central Park and Voila Chocolat. You can walk to the Museum of Natural History or the Beacon Theatre. Restaurants in the area include yummy vegetarian Peacefood Café and Mille-Feuille Bakery & Café.

10. The Plaza Hotel, Midtown West, 5-Stars, $627/nt.

We chose the Plaza Hotel because of it’s convenient access to the Broadway Theater and Central Park and for the horse-drawn carriage rides nearby. For a fairytale romance, the world-renown hotel offers 5-star, white-glove service, and a spa.

Located at 768 5th Avenue in New York City, the Plaza provides well-appointed suites. We noticed Central Park views weren’t the best, but maybe those rooms were sold out. Concierge suggests letting the hotel know in advance if you’re celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary. Fresh flowers, champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries, and celebratory cake will make you feel like a king or queen. Check online for 30 percent off deals. Ask about butler service and request the Edwardian Suite. If you sign up for the Fairmont Club membership, they might allow late checkout. Have drinks in the Oak Room or the Rose Room before heading out for a night on the town.

If you have time, make reservations at Jeans Georges. You’re walking distance to Fifth Avenue, Tiffany’s, and Bergdorf’s.

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11. Hotel 50 Bowery, Lower East Side, 5-Stars, $249/nt.

A few reasons we selected the swanky Hotel 50 Bowery include the modern décor and the after-hours lounge. Have champagne sent to your suite (after you propose in their rooftop outdoor space).

Located at 50 Bowery in New York City’s Lower East Side, we noted the impeccable service, great food, and contemporary design. The rooftop bar offers stellar views of the Manhattan Bridge and the surrounding areas.

The boutique hotel is near Little Italy, the Museum at Eldridge Street, and Alleva Dairy. Nearby restaurants include Taiyaki NYC and Whiskey Tavern or yummy 10Below Ice Cream.

12. The Warwick New York, Midtown, 4-Stars, $195/nt.

For a posh hotel in the middle of bustling Midtown Manhattan, we picked the Warwick Hotel. With close proximity to Fifth Avenue, Central Park, and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), it’s ideal for sightseeing and shopping.

Located at 65 West 54th Street in New York City, the Warwick is a 5-star hotel with lavishly appointed suites. Concierge recommended we book signature or premier plus suites and look for free breakfast offer pop-ups when booking online. While we found the elevator slow, the convenient midtown location makes up for it. Let the front desk know you are celebrating a honeymoon or anniversary.

Take time to enjoy area restaurants like Le Bernardin or the Modern. Visit a few NYC attractions like the Top of the Rock, Carnegie Hall, or Radio City Music Hall.

13. The Mandarin Oriental, Upper West Side, 5-Star, $995/nt.

We picked the Mandarin Oriental hotel because higher floors offer bird’s eye views of Manhattan and it’s the perfect location for shows and 5-star dining. Celebrate an anniversary or spouse’s birthday here with a VIP spa suite for private massages.

Located at 80 Columbus Circle in New York City, the Mandarin Oriental is a lavish hotel with elegantly appointed suites. We found the service unmatched and floor to ceiling views were a treat. Adjacent to the Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle, and Central Park, we walked to everything. On crisp mornings, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park while you sip hot cocoa. Perks include the 75-foot lap pool and the 14,500-square foot Mandarin Oriental Spa.

The location is ideal for visiting Broadway or attending the Met or Jazz at Lincoln Center. Some of the best New York restaurants are nearby. Try Per se, Patsy’s Italian Restaurant, or Robert.

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14. The Library Hotel, Midtown East, 4-Stars, $350/nt.

We picked the Library Hotel because it was featured in USA Today as one of the best hotels with balconies (so romantic). It’s a great way to surprise your spouse.

Located at 299 Madison Avenue in Midtown New York, the boutique hotel features a library with over 6,000 books. We toured it and while the rooms were a bit small, the balcony views are a big seller. We loved the free happy hour, evening wine and cheese reception, and free buffet breakfast. And, they have impeccable service.

If you stay here, nearby restaurants include the Capital Grille and Gabriel Kreuther. Grand Central is a few minutes away if you come in by train. The hotel is near Bryant Park, 5th Avenue, and Times Square.

15. The NoMad Hotel, Chelsea, 5-Stars, $625/nt.

We liked the NoMad Hotel because its an upscale, neighborhood hotel. And, it’s perfect for a romantic weekend getaway.

Located at 1170 Broadway in New York City, the Nomad is situated in the restored Beaux-Arts building. Eater states its restaurant has the best truffles, cocktails, and burgers. We loved the claw foot tubs and fun library bar. With beautiful French décor, the custom-designed furnishings and artwork make it a favorite.

Try nearby restaurants include Her Nam is Han, the Nomad Bar, and Hangawi. Walk to nearby Chelsea Market.

16. The Knickerbocker Hotel, Times Square, 5-Stars, $320/nt.

For a 5-star Times Square hotel with modern amenities, bring your beloved to the Knickerbocker Hotel. And, pop a little bubbly.

Located at 6 Times Square in New York City, the Knickerbocker is a gorgeous hotel in Times Square. It was voted by Eater as one of the best martini bars in NYC. Everything is centrally located. We selected this hotel because you can walk to a Broadway show and then return to the hotel for tasty cocktails at their rooftop bar. The next night, have dinner at Charlie Palmer Restaurant before unwinding in your luxury suite.

Aside from Times Square, it’s close to Bryant Park, Broadway, MoMA, Central Park, and Rockefeller Center.

17. Soho Grand Hotel, Soho, 5-Stars, $240/nt.

For a modern Soho hotel that offers picturesque views, we loved staying at the Soho Grand Hotel.

Located at 310 West Broadway in downtown New York City, the hotel includes luxury amenities and delicious food. The staff made us feel right at home. Ask for a Soho or deluxe room on a high floor to enjoy picturesque city views.

Nearby restaurants include Aurora Soho and Black Tap. For bars, head to Vinyl or enjoy the hotel’s lounge.

18. Park South Hotel, NoMad / Midtown, 4-Stars, $206/nt.

One of the reasons we loved the Park South Hotel was the fireplace. And, then there’s the great food and amazing service. Perfect place for a night of romance.

Located at 124 East 28th Street in Midtown Manhattan, the boutique hotel went through a recent renovation. Its restaurant was featured in Eater for the best frozen drinks and best places to eat right now. The restaurant is overseen by Tim Cushman, a James Beard award winner. We loved the rooftop bar and decadent menu options. Special touches like the library with its onyx fireplace or the soaking bathtubs in the rooms make this one of our favorites. Have breakfast in bed and order the ricotta pancakes (best ever).

Visit the nearby Jazz Standard bar when you venture out.

19. The Standard High Line Hotel, Meatpacking District, 4-Stars, $323/nt.

We picked the Standard High Line Hotel because it’s a chic hotel with skyline views and a fun outdoor plaza.

Located at 848 Washington Street in Manhattan’s Meatpacking district, the Standard Hotel is popular with guests who want to see and be seen. From the rooftop disco to the floor to ceiling views where passersby can see into hotel rooms, it’s sightseeing at its finest. We noted that service was a little lacking, but with the award-winning Standard Grill and skyline views, it’s still worth it.

If you have time to explore the area, walk through High Line Park or Chelsea Market and then visit the Whitney Museum. Restaurant recommendations include The Lobster Place, Del Posto, and Los Tacos No. 1.

20. Sofitel New York, Midtown, 4-Stars, $284/nt.

When it comes to convenient locations and Times Square nightlife, we chose the Sofitel. It has a beautiful, quaint outdoor space for vow renewals and weddings.

Located at 45 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan, the staff are friendly and the French artwork is beautiful. We enjoyed the Red Flame Diner and Gaby Restaurant. Concierge suggested we look for deals online and book a suite to celebrate your wedding or anniversary. Light sleepers should book higher floors so you don’t hear doors slamming heavily. Higher floors also offer better views.

Everything is nearby with Times Square, shops, restaurants, and the theatre in the area.

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Sofitel Hotel New York

21. The Bryant Park Hotel, Midtown West, 4-Stars, $395/nt.

We chose the Bryant Park Hotel because it’s a sexy little hotel that’s centrally located between Times Square and Bryant Park.

Located at 40 West 40th Street in New York City, the boutique hotel is across the street from Bryant Park. Depending on when you visit, they might have a special event there. The front desk said to let them know if you’re celebrating an anniversary or birthday and ask for a deluxe room. Higher floors have gorgeous views so book on 16 or 17.

For a great bite to eat, try Koi or to satisfy a sweet tooth, head to Lady M Cake Boutique. The NY Public Library and Lord & Taylor are nearby.

22. Gild Hall, Financial District, 4-Stars, $219/nt.

While the name sounds more like a dormitory, Gild Hall is a luxury boutique hotel. We selected it because it’s very romantic and in a quieter section of Lower Manhattan.

Located at 15 Gold Street in New York City, we enjoyed this cozy and stylish hotel. They have bikes that you can take out for tours and the subway is a five-minute walk away. We walked to Battery Park and took the ferry to Liberty Island. There’s a lovely library space adjacent to the lobby for reading or relaxing. We found rooms modern and hip. Let the staff know if you’re celebrating a birthday or anniversary and they can arrange for champagne to be delivered to your room. While the gym is rather small, the design décor and location make up for it.

If you’re heading out, try a walking tour of Wall Street or the Museum of American Finance. Dining options include Felice 15 Gold Street, Blue Ribbon Federal Grill, and Giardion D’oro.

23. Lotte New York Palace, Midtown East, 4.5-Stars, $350/nt.

A personal favorite, the Lotte Palace Hotel is in a bustling section of Midtown. Stay here and enjoy the spa, 5-star service, and you’ll feel like a prince or princess.

Located at 455 Madison Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, the renovated Palace is gorgeous. Over the holidays, they have a huge Christmas tree in their courtyard. Rooms are large and lavishly appointed. Book a tower suite on higher floors for views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

The hotel is across the street from St. Barts and St. Patrick’s Cathedral if you’re planning a vow renewal or wedding. This location is one block from 5th Avenue stores like Saks. It’s a taxi ride to the theatre. Grab a bite to eat at Maloney & Porcelli or Fresco by Scotto.

24. Renaissance Hotel, Times Square, 4.5-Stars, $195/nt.

If you don’t mind the crowds, for a romantic weekend of shopping, tours, and the theatre, stay at the Renaissance Hotel in Times Square. We opted for a high floor to enjoy picture-perfect skyline views of NYC.

Located at 714 West 48th Street in Midtown Manhattan, the Renaissance is a cozy hotel in a bustling section of the city. Given it’s proximity to the theatre, restaurants, and tours, it’s ideally situated. Rooms on lower floors might have views of billboards and city traffic. Eat in the restaurant to watch passersby out the window and don’t miss their free breakfast.

When you venture out, nearby attractions include Dave & Busters (arcade games), a movie theater, Madame Tussaud’s, and the NFL Experience. Surprise your sweetie with tickets to the Palace Theatre or the Cort Theatre.romantic hotels in nyc

25. The St. Regis Hotel, Midtown East, 5-Stars, $1,000/nt.

The St. Regis Hotel is one of my favorites. It’s fit for a king or queen (literally). You’ll see. Maybe it’s the brief drive they take you on in their Bentley. Or, it might be the butler escorting you to your room. It could also be the TV in your bathroom mirror. It’s impeccable, 24-hour white-glove service everywhere.

Located at Two East 55th Street in New York City, the St. Regis is a 5-star hotel that doesn’t disappoint. While a bit pricey, look for special offers on their website or travel in off-seasons (so you’ll have more money to shop). Concierge gave us a tip to book an executive room or grand deluxe. These are spacious and well-appointed.

The convenient midtown Manhattan location makes it ideal for shopping and attending the theatre. It’s near Fifth and Madison Avenues and walking distance to several high-end stores. Who am I kidding? Let the butler carry our bags!

With so many gorgeous hotels in NYC for romance and passion, we hope you get to visit them all. Our staff and their significant others were wowed by the amazing hotel selection in New York City. When you visit, use Gosur travel maps to help navigate your stay in The Big Apple. Happy Travels!

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