Where to Stay in New York City: 45 Top Boutique Hotels in NYC

Wondering where to stay in New York City on your next visit? Looking for something beautiful and inspiring? A place with good food? Perhaps you like a hotel with a strong personality? Or maybe something on the smaller side? And of course, a great location is a must! Love Happens curated this list of 45 top boutique hotels in NYC that offer a little something for everyone. As you scroll through you may think some of these hotels don’t really fall into the definition of boutique. However, we promise, each of them is sure to deliver a sophisticated and fashionable boutique-style experience. Bon voyage!


45 Top Boutique Hotels in NYC


1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

a hip room at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge with a hammock in the corner 
overlooking the east river- a top boutique hotel in nyc

Set in Brooklyn Bridge Park near the East River, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is a trendy hotel. The property features industrial-chic rooms, views of the Statue of Liberty, a hip restaurant and seasonal rooftop bar and pool overlooking the cityscape.

11 Howard

modern lobby of 11 howard hotel - a top boutique hotel in nyc

This former post-office building turned upscale Scandinavian-inspired boutique hotel is located at the intersection of the Bowery, Chinatown and Little Italy, near Soho. With chic minimalist rooms featuring natural woods and custom art, a modern French restaurant and an elegant bar, 11 Howard offers an innovative and mod place to stay.

Andaz 5th Avenue

contemporary designed lobby at andaz 5th avenue hyatt a top boutique hotel in nyc

Andaz 5th Avenue is a concept by Hyatt that overlooks the New York Public Library and Bryant Park. A clean contemporary designed space, Andaz features large rooms, a cellar bar serving handcrafted cocktails and an American restaurant with locally sourced dishes.

Archer Hotel NYC

exterior of the archer hotel new york - a top boutique hotel in nyc

Upscale meets artsy at the Archer Hotel New York. Located in the heart of Midtown in New York’s Garment District the hotel is set in a highrise. Each room at the Archer is individually decorated. A delicious steakhouse awaits, and the classic rooftop bar Spyglass is ready to serve you signature cocktails and sprawling city views!

Baccarat Hotel

grand salon at the baccarat hotel filled with baccarat crystal designs - a top boutique hotel in nyc

A product of France’s eponymous crystal brand, the Baccarat Hotel is a luxurious Parisian-inspired escape. Set opposite the Museum of Modern Art, this stylish hotel offers elegant rooms, countless stunning crystal creations, a palatial restaurant serving French cuisine, and an elegant bar with signature Baccarat red walls.

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Boro Hotel

industrial designed lobby at boro hotel new york - a top boutique hotel in nyc

Edgy meets upscale at the understated Boro Hotel in Long Island City. Located just across the East River from Midtown Manhattan in a residential and commercial area of Queens, the Boro’s stark industrial design is perfectly executed in the hotel’s rooms, modern cafe, and rooftop bar.

citizenM New York Bowery

stylish modern lobby of citizenM new york bowery hotel - a top boutique hotel in nyc

Looking for native New York vibes? Then citizenM in the hip Bowery neighborhood is the top boutique hotel in NYC for you! Surrounded by shops, restaurants, and bars, this sophisticated hotel offers modern design in its trendy eatery, a 24-hour cocktail and coffee bar, and a super stylish lobby filled with art and books.

Crosby Street Hotel

quirky lobby design at the crosby street hotel in new york - a top boutique hotel in nyc - featuring a giant head sculpture by jaume plensa

Down a cobblestone street in SoHo lies the elegantly quirky Crosby Street Hotel. Enter the lobby and you are presented with a stunning 10-foot high sculpture of a human head by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. Thus begins the impressive art tour which lies inside this posh hotel. Each room is designed in an individual style by design director and owner Kit Kemp in her fresh and contemporary style. And the “kitsch-but-classy” hotel is complete with a lavish restaurant, posh lounge, rooftop garden, and a magical inner courtyard.

Dream Downtown

the guesthouse penthouse at dream downtown hotel in new york - a top boutique hotel in nyc
The GuestHouse at Dream Downtown

“A boutique New York City hotel with an emphasis on service and after-dark possibilities.” This is how the trendy Dream Downtown hotel located between the Meatpacking District and Chelsea describes itself. Choose a loft-style room or perhaps you prefer the GuestHouse, a luxury 2-story duplex with its own landscaped terrace and hot tub. Enjoy The Beach, a “beach club” featuring imported sand, a year-round glass bottom outdoor heated pool, and late night hours. Perhaps a sophisticated rooftop lounge is more your style. Or maybe an underground club is what you’re in the mood for. Hungry? Dream Downtown is also home to a modern Mexicana restaurant, a cafe & coffee shop, and an upscale Chinese eatery. The possibilities are endless!

Gansevoort Meatpacking

deluxe hotel room with a pink headboard at the gansevoort hotel meatpacking district - a top boutique hotel in nyc

The vibrant Gansevoort Meatpacking District Hotel offers an urban oasis. Chic rooms, a trendy American restaurant, hip lobby bar and a heated outdoor rooftop pool with views of the Hudson River make for an energetic and swank place to stay.

Gramercy Park Hotel

rose bar at gramercy park hotel in new york city - a top boutique hotel in nyc
The Rose Bar at Gramercy Park Hotel
Source: Photo by Lisa Kato Photography

The 1920s era Gramercy Park Hotel is a New York City landmark. The hotel’s public spaces are filled with a fabulous rotating collection of original 20th-century art from artists such as Warhol, Basquiat, and Damien Hirst. Rooms are colorful and stylish designs by Oscar-nominated director and artist Julian Schnabel. Located in the Gramercy Park neighborhood, the hotel features an acclaimed Italian eatery, the iconic Rose Bar, a rooftop terrace, and a key to Gramercy Park, Manhattan’s only private park.

Hotel 50 Bowery

room at hotel 50 bowery - a top boutique hotel in nyc

Set in the heart of Chinatown in a sleek highrise building Hotel 50 Bowery features a richly textured interior that beautifully celebrates the energy of the city. Original artwork, memorable culinary experiences, an alluring nightlife and rooftop with epic views make Hotel 50 Bowery a clear choice for a top boutique hotel in NYC.

Hotel Elysée by Library Hotel Collection

Traditionally designed lobby at Hotel Elysee by library hotel collection in new york - a top boutique hotel in nyc

Old world timeless elegance exudes from Hotel Elysée by Library Hotel Collection. Centrally located in Midtown Manhattan near 5th Ave shopping, MoMA and Central Park, Hotel Elysée offers a warmth and charm in contrast to the city outside its doors. Home to the iconic Monkey Bar (featured in Sex and the City and numerous other shows!), the hotel also offers a second-floor guest lounge which serves free breakfast, evening wine, and all-day snacks.

The Langham

suite at the langham hotel new york - a top boutique hotel in nyc

Located on busy 5th Avenue, the chic and contemporary Langham Hotel will not disappoint! The hotel’s modern and stylish interior is welcoming and inspiring. Relax at the Chuan Body & Soul spa or dine on modern interpretations of Mediterranean cuisine at the Michelin-starred Ai Firori restaurant.

Lex Hotel NYC

lobby of the lex hotel nyc with a purple reception desk - a top boutique hotel in nyc

For the budget-conscious boutique hotel seeker, Lex Hotel NYC is a go to. This urban-chic hotel is conveniently located in Manhattan’s NoMad neighborhood near Madison Square Park is fresh, affordable and comes with a delicious continental breakfast and a cheese and wine reception.

LIFE Hotel NoMad

exterior facade of the life hotel nomad - a top boutique hotel in nyc

If a historical vibe is your thing than LIFE Hotel NoMad is a must! Located in midtown’s NoMad neighborhood, the hotel resides where LIFE Magazine’s office once bustled in a building dating back to 1894. Swanky and effortlessly sophisticated, LIFE Hotel NoMad features the Henry restaurant serving vibrant Pan-African cuisine and a speakeasy-style basement cocktail bar called Gibson + Luce.

NoMo SoHo

nomo soho kitchen at a top boutique hotel in nyc

Tucked away at 9 Crosby Street in a mod highrise near the Brooklyn Bridge, NoMo SoHo’s decor is a stylish eclectic mix in tune with it’s trendy SoHo surroundings. A collection of vintage and modern art throughout the hotels helps celebrate the creativity of the SoHo neighborhood. And NoMo Kitchen offers delicious rustic American cuisine in a haute terrarium-style restaurant.

Paper Factory Hotel

lobby of the paper factory hotel new york - top boutique hotels in nyc

As its name suggests the Paper Factory Hotel resides where a 100-year-old paper factory once stood. Industrial chic decor is the perfect compliment to the modern rustic space which was built using as much repurposed material from the original factory as possible. Located in Long Island City’s Queens neighborhood this darling hotel offers easy access to Midtown Manhattan. And just wait until you see the dramatic circular staircase with a central column sheathed in hundreds of hardcover books commemorating the buildings paper past!

Public

lobby of public hotel in new york a top boutique hotel in nyc

Brought to New York by the infamous Studio 54 founder turned hotelier Ian Schrager, Public is a refined and simple yet simultaneously ornate and vibrant hotel on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In true Schrager style Public offers a multitude of stylish entertainment from Public Kitchen (by renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten), Louis (grocery market, coffee shop and lunchette all in one), and Diego (intimate evening club), to the Lobby Bar (Public’s heartbeat complete with pool tables and super speedy WiFi), the Roof (an energetic bar with jaw-dropping views) and Public Arts (a cultural and social event and performance space like no other).

Sixty Hotels: LES, SoHo & 6 Columbus

suite room at sixty hotel 6 columbus new york city - a top boutique hotel in nyc
Six Columbus a SIXTY Hotel

SIXTY Hotels is a collective of luxury boutique hotels in LA, Miami, and three fabulous properties in New York City. Each hotel is a reflection of its neighborhood, offering guests immersive local experiences. From delectable food to irresistible cocktails, designer-crafted rooms to art-filled lobbies, SIXTY satisfies the desires of all worldly wanderers.

Soho Grand Hotel

the club bar at soho grand hotel - a top boutique hotel in nyc
The Club Bar at SoHo Grand Hotel

The SoHo Grand Hotel emanates cozy and luxurious vintage vibes! From its elegantly decorated rooms, to its chic bar lounge and Gilligan’s tropical outdoor restaurant, SoHo Grand is an experience worth having!

The Beekman

A lobby lounge area at The Beekman Hotel featuring KOKET's Mandy demi-lune stool -  a top boutique hotel in nyc
A lobby lounge area at The Beekman Hotel featuring KOKET’s Mandy demi-lune stool.

At the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in lower Manhattan lays historical New York City landmark The Beekman Hotel. Originally designed by architectural firm Silliman & Farnsworth in 1883 the hotel was renovated in 2016 by the ultra-talented Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel Architects and designer Martin Brudnizki. Using jewel tones mixed with rich woods and brass The Beekman’s current interior is a warm and inviting space perfect for a home away from home in the city.


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The Bowery Hotel

The Bowery Lobby Bar at The Bowery Hotel - a top boutique hotel in nyc
The Bowery Lobby Bar at The Bowery Hotel

Step into old world warmth and elegance at The Bowery Hotel. Vintage decor and a quirky charm make The Bowery a favorite among boutique hotel connoisseurs. Escape to Europe as you dine at Gemma and take in the rich layered crimson velvet world of The Bowery Lobby. While the public spaces feel heavy the guest rooms white walls and curated decor are the perfect contrast.

The Broome

white bathroom overlooking a rooftop patio at the broome hotel new york - a top boutique hotel in nyc

Set in a red brick Federal Revival building in SoHo, The Broome is a sophisticated, trendy hotel. With a Parisian flair, open-air Moroccan-tiled courtyard, and tranquil guest rooms, The Broome is a comforting home away from home.

The Carlyle

lobby of the carlyle hotel new york - a top boutique hotel in nyc

An iconic Manhattan landmark since 1930, The Carlyle is a charming and sleek art deco inspired hotel off Madison Ave. This Upper East Side gem offers an elegant atmosphere in its upscale restaurant, a vibrant bar, the storied classic cabaret Cafe Carlyle, and intimate guest rooms.

The Chatwal

art deco lobby at the chatwal hotel times square - a top boutique hotel in nyc

Two blocks from Times Square and walking distance to Broadway theaters is the swanky Chatwal Hotel. Inside, an iconic 1930s empire art deco inspired interior exudes glamour and allure. The historical experience is complete with the ultra-chic Lambs Club restaurant/bar, the Red Door Spa and cozy modern rooms.

The Greenwich Hotel

a pool lit by lanterns and enclosed in the walls of a Japanese farmhouse at the Greenwich Hotel in new york city - a top boutique hotel in nyc
Heated pool lit by lanterns and enclosed in the walls of a Japanese farmhouse at the Greenwich Hotel
Source: Greenwich Hotel

The Greenwich Hotel is a stylish yet discrete hotel located next to the Tribeca Film Center. Owned by actor Robert de Niro, the chic hotel has a luxurious and eclectic design. The Shibui Spa awaits you for a period of relaxation and the casual corner restaurant Locanda Verde’s Italian “food porn” is a must.

The High Line Hotel

sophisticated guest room at the high line hotel new york - a top boutique hotel in nyc

Located in a converted 1865 redbrick dormitory with original stained-glass windows and pine floors layered in antique rugs, The High Line Hotel is a chic and charming boutique property where modern perfectly mixes with vintage. With a beautiful garden courtyard, trendy lobby coffee shop by day/bar by night, magical Refectory event room, and luxurious sophisticated guest suites, this Chelsea hotel is a true delight.

The James New York

modern decor in lobby of the james hotel new york nomad - a top boutique hotel in nyc
The James New York – NoMad

Designed for the creative mind and social spirit The James Hotels SoHo and NoMad properties are fresh, warm and modern boutique hotels. The chic SoHo location is home to a trendy Mexican restaurant and a seasonal rooftop terrace with a bar and pool. While the calming NoMad location, set in an early 20th-century Beaux-Arts-style building, features a refined Italian restaurant and a lovely craft cocktail bar.

The Ludlow

black and white image of the ludlow new york city lobby - a top boutique hotel in nyc

With brick walls, distressed decor, and an overall lofty industrial vibe, The Ludlow’s intentional grit makes it feel exceptionally homey and hip. The Ludlow offers spectacular views, a cozy chic Lobby Lounge & Garden and the Dirty French bistro for those looking for comfort they can melt right into.

The Mark

The sitting area of the lobby of The Mark Hotel, NYC - a top boutique hotel in nyc
The sitting area of the lobby of The Mark Hotel, NYC

Set in a 1927 building overlooking Madison Ave, The Mark is one of the Upper East Side’s most luxurious and lavishly swanky hotels. The bold art deco inspired interior was masterfully created by French designer Jacques Grange. The Mark offers serene guest rooms designed as private sanctuaries. And is home to the highly-acclaimed eponymous restaurant by award-winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten which even offer guests picnic basket packages! Need a personal shopper? The Mark has special ties to nearby Bergdorf Goodman. Love books? Stop by the renowned French publishing house Assouline’s Coffee Table Bookshop housed in The Mark building.


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The Marlton Hotel

a guest suite at the marlton hotel new york with a fur throw and a teal headboard bed - a top boutique hotel in nyc

The Marlton is a snug luxury hotel in a nine-story building in Greenwich Village dating back to 1900. Casual elegance and swanky vibes define the space. The rooms are small but they are beautifully appointed and offer a cozy luxury. The Marlton’s restaurant Margaux serves Mediterranean-inspired dishes in a posh setting while the hotel’s hip cocktail bar and espresso bar have all your drink needs taken care of.

The Mercer

lobby of the mercer hotel new york city - a top boutique hotel in nyc

The Mercer is housed in a restored six-story landmark brick Romanesque revival building dating back to the 1890s. An upscale, modern and intimate property in the heart of SoHo, The Mercer has a luxurious loft vibe. The hotel’s restaurant, Mercer Kitchen, serves innovative American food by Jean-Georges Vongerichten in a casual and inviting bi-level space. It is also interesting to note that The Mercer is a sister hotel to Hollywood’s iconic Chateau Marmont, both owned by Andre Balazas.

The New York Edition

staircase in the lobby of the new york edition hotel - a top boutique hotel in nyc

Across from Madison Square Park in an iconic skyscraper dating from 1909 is the chic New York EDITION hotel. Sophisticated rooms, a Michelin-starred restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Jason Atherton, a luxe spa and two fashionable bars complete this elegant Ian Schrager property.

The NoMad Hotel

suite at the nomad hotel new york designed by jacques garcia - a top boutique hotel in nyc

Another interior masterpiece by French designer Jacques Garcia, The NoMad Hotel New York is set in a historic Beaux-Arts building. A stylish Parisian-inspired design runs through the space from the elegant homey rooms to the acclaimed restaurant. Love books? Don’t miss the hotel’s bi-level library.

The Quin Central Park by Hilton Club

Quin Lobby Night Scene photo by Robert Malmberg - top boutique hotels in nyc
Quin Lobby at Night
Photo by Robert Malmberg via The Quin

Constructed at the peak of the Arts and Crafts movement and once housing great artists including Georgia O’Keeffe and Marc Chagall, The Quin has a rich artistic heritage. The Beaux-Arts building sits across the street from Carnegie Hall and offers luxe, cozy rooms complete with Italian linens and Nespresso machines, a fine-dining restaurant, and an elegant cocktail bar. Modern perfectly meets classic at The Quin.

The Refinery Hotel

guest room at the refinery hotel new york - top boutique hotels in nyc

The Refinery Hotel is an industrial-chic luxury boutique hotel near Bryant Park. Set in a neo-Gothic 1912 tower that was once home to milliners, The Refinery has a retro vibe. Stylish loft rooms with high ceilings, the acclaimed Parker & Quinn restaurant and fashionable Refinery Rooftop bar complete The Refinery experience.


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The Renwick Hotel

lobby of the renwick hotel new york - top boutique hotels in nyc

In the heart of Midtown Manhattan lies the upscale boutique-style hotel, The Renwick. Inside the iconic 1920s brick building, the interior designed by Stonehill & Taylor exudes the artistic flair of celebrated writers and artists who once called the space theirs. Hungry? Dine at Bedford and Co. by John DeLucie and enjoy delicious food in a beautiful setting designed by Meg Sharpe Interiors. Or order in—The Renwick’s room service menu was voted world’s best!

The Surrey

the surrey hotel private roof garden - top boutique hotels in nyc

Elegant, glamorous, refined and cosmopolitan, The Surrey is renowned for its luxury, modern art collection and storied building. New York City’s only Relais & Châteaux hotel, this Upper East Side getaway also offers a luxe spa, polished bar, a Daniel Boulud eatery, and a seasonal rooftop bar and garden.

The Time New York

pdr lounge at the time new york hotel - top boutique hotels in nyc
Lounge at The Time New York Hotel

The Time New York is a cosmopolitan hotel in the Theater District just steps from Times Square. Modern, minimalist and hip, the hotel is also home to an Italian restaurant and trendy lounge.

The Whitby

terrace at the whitby hotel new york - top boutique hotels in nyc
The Whitby Suite Terrace

Conceived as a celebration of art and design The Whitby exudes design personality. Located in upper Midtown the hotel has a chic English-country vibe and each room style has its own unique design. The property also offers a stylish restaurant with vibrant decor, formal lounge, terrace and movie theater.

The William Vale

event space at the william vale hotel new york - top boutique hotels in nyc

The Brooklyn-based William Vale hotel is an upscale, bright, and contemporary space. Exuding modern luxury every room in the hotel offers its own personal balcony for enjoying the beautiful views of New York City. An upscale casual Southern Italian restaurant and trendy rooftop bar offer great food and cocktails and fabulous event venues!

Walker Hotel Greenwich Village

blue and white art deco inspired guest room at the walker hotel - top boutique hotels in nyc

Arrive at an elegant, red brick Georgian facade with stained glass and copper clad windows. Then step inside the sophisticated art deco style interior of the Walker Hotel. Located in the Lower Manhattan historic neighborhood of Greenwich Village, this hotel has tons to offer. From the American style cuisine at Society Cafe and craft cocktails at Society Lounge to the refined guest lounge with a cozy fireplace, and a highly curated library for book lovers, the Walker Hotel is filled with intrigue.

WestHouse Hotel New York

glamorous lounge area westhouse hotel new york - top boutique hotels in nyc

WestHouse Hotel New York welcomes its visitors not only as guests but as residents, a true home away from home. The gorgeous luxury art deco inspired interior was created by Jeffrey Beers International. Cosmopolitan and glamorous with a swanky Den and chic Terrace with spectacular views, WestHouse offers refined sumptuous comfort.

Four Seasons New York Downtown

woman walking through the lobby of the four seasons new york downtown - top boutique hotels in nyc
Photo by Christian Horan / Courtesy of Four Seasons

While the Four Seasons is decidedly not a boutique hotel by definition, its sophistication and charm make it a great fit for boutique hotel lovers. A Love Happens favorite, Four Seasons Downtown is conveniently located in Lower Manhattan at the crossroads of Tribeca and the Financial District, just a block from the World Trade Center. If you are looking for a topnotch luxury NYC experience then the Four Seasons Downtown is a must try!

Words by Anna Beck Bimba

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