Best New York Waterfront Hotels 2024

New York Waterfront HotelsThe New York Waterfront.

Edited January 2024

Finding the best New York waterfront hotels will be one of the best and most romantic decisions you will make when visiting this very busy city. Hotels close to one of three cruise ship terminals in New York and New Jersey is always a good decision for those departing New York on an East Coast cruise.  New York is one of the busiest cities in the word and a hotel close to the waterfront or with water views will create a feeling of calm and romance. New York is an exciting best waterfront destination!

Cruise ship terminals: There are three Cruise ship terminals in the New York area. The Manhattan Cruise Ship Terminal, The Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal and the Cape Liberty Cruise Port located in New Jersey. It is always best to book a hotel at least one night prior to boarding a ship. Choosing a waterfront hotel close to your departure port is a good way to start your vacation and reduces stress.

Best things to do in New York: There is so much to do in New York! Since we focus on waterfront activities, we highly recommend visiting the Statue of Liberty or a romantic evening stroll or bike ride in the Tribeca waterfront area of New York. But we will let you choose what you love to do with this guide.

Safety in New York: Always take normal safety precautions and always check with your concierge in your reputable hotel as to which areas to avoid. We love the New York Police. They are easy to spot and always pleasant to tourists.

Transportation in New York: Car rental is costly and you will have extreme difficulty finding parking as well as hotels charge a premium for parking. Unless you are heading out of New York City we suggest using the subway to get around. Use a good app. to help you navigate and get a pass. Cabs are plenty but also costly. They are perfect to get you to the cruise ship terminals etc.. Plan your days and plan your mode of transportation well before arriving in New York to reduce stress once you get there. It's a fun city when you plan well ahead of time.

Best time of year to visit New York: Peak season for tourists in New York is of course during school summer vacation. If you can possibly adjust your schedule, visiting New York in early June or early September will give you more freedom to see sites and truly relax while visiting this very busy waterfront city! Here are the New York annual weather averages to help you make an informed decision.

Luxury New York Waterfront Hotels

Conrad New York Downtown (Reviews and Prices Link)

New York Waterfront Hotels, Conrad New York DowntownWaterview Suite, Conrad New York Downtown

This 4 Star, T/A Traveler's Choice award recipient is located near Battery Park and Tribeca neighbourhoods as well as across the One World Trade Center. Enjoy Hudson River views and Statue of Liberty from the well appointed Hudson River View Suites with in room best selling books. Enjoy an extensive art collection, exciting roof top bar as well as a beauty salon. If you enjoy staying fit during business or leisure, you will find a good assortment of cardio equipment at the gym or you may enjoy a jog or brisk walk along the Hudson River Greenway. An excellent New York waterfront hotel.

Address: 102 North End Avenue, New York City, NY, Phone: 1 212-945-0100

Greenwich Hotel (Reviews and Prices Link)

New York Waterfront Hotels, The GreenwichNew York Waterfront Hotels, The Greenwich

This romantic 4 star hotel in New York is just one block away from the Hudson River waterfront, Rockefeller Park and 25 minute waterfront stroll to Battery Park in the Tribeca area of New York. The Japanese inspired Shibui Spa within The Greenwich Hotel offers an excellent spa menu, swimming pool, yoga and more. The hotel's fitness centre will also keep you in your fitness routine. The 88 luxurious rooms in this (close to) waterfront New York hotel are as individual as you are and extremely comfortable. A T/A Traveler's Choice award recipient that will not disappoint in a fantastic area of New York.

Address: 377 Greenwich St, New York City, NY, Phone: 1 212-941-8900

The Wagner At The Battery (Reviews and Prices Link)

Best New York waterfront hotels, The Wagner at The BatteryView of Statue of Liberty from The Wagner At The Battery

Formerly the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park, this 5 Star New York waterfront hotel is firmly located in the Financial/Tribeca area of New York. It also offers great proximity to shopping, Wall Street, the waterfront park of Battery Park and Hudson River Greenway for romantic evening strolls or jogging and biking. Guests may enjoy complimentary use of their bicycles and helmets. In room spa services are available upon request. Each of the 298 rooms are beautifully furnished with classic/modern furnishings. The best rooms are facing the Statue of Liberty and truly make guests feel part of the Big Apple! 

Address: Two West Street, New York City, NY,   Phone: 1 212-344-0800

Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Ctre. (Reviews and Prices Link)

Hilton Garden Inn NYC Financial Ctre.

A 3 Star hotel is a T/A Traveler's Choice award recipient. It provides excellent value located in a 5 star location! This New York waterfront hotel is located one block away from the waterfront in the Financial district nest to Staten Island Ferry and Battery Park. The famous Wall Street, One World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial are all within walking distance and the ferry to visit the Statue of Liberty is a 7 minute walk along the waterfront. Subway access is just 1/2 block away and ready to take you anywhere in New York! Recently built in 2017. Some rooms offer great water views and breakfast is included. This is an excellent choice for those seeking good value in a premium location.

Address: 6 Water St, New York City, NY,   Phone: 1 (855) 618-4697

Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards (Reviews and Prices Link)

New York Waterfront Hotels, EquinoxRoof top terrace bar and water views at Equinox!

Equinox Hotel is a 4 Star New York waterfront luxury hotel is also recipient of the coveted T/A "Best of the Best" award with its roots firmly planted in luxury fitness. As a matter of fact it is deemed as one of the "fittest hotel in the world". As a guest of the hotel you will be granted temporary membership at the unparalleled 60,000 sq. ft. luxury Equinox Health Club and Spa including one outdoor and one indoor pool for the length of their stay. Newly opened in the summer of 2019 in the latest development area of Hudson Yards. It is centrally located between the beautiful Tribeca and the famous New York Central Park on the waterfront. The premium, contemporary rooms offer all natural fibre mattresses, sound proofed walls and black out shades. Enjoy the hotel's location on the 24-38 floors of the 1,000 ft. tall tower with water views and The Vessel views. Equinox focuses on individuals who "want it all".

Address: 33 Hudson Yards, New York City, NY,  Phone: 1 212-812-9200

The Standard, High Line (Reviews and Prices Link)

New York Waterfront Hotels: The Standard High LineGreat waterfront views from The Standard, High Line

This very unique New York waterfront hotel is located in the exciting Meatpacking District of Manhattan. Elevated 57 feet above street level over an elevated railroad track which has now become a very popular linear park. The famous Top Of The Standard cocktail lounge with live jazz music is one of the very best in New York city. The Standard High Line also features "Le Bain Discothèque" where the DJ will keep your feet moving and a rooftop bar with spectacular views. The 4 Star, T/A Traveler's Choice award recipient hotel provides excellent, modern rooms with floor to ceiling window and beautiful city or water views. An excellent choice for those wanting to spend some time in one of the most exciting night life hotels in the Big Apple!

Address: 848 Washington Street/West 13th, N.Y,   Phone: 1 212-645-4646

Ink 48 Hotel (Reviews and Prices Link)

New York Waterfront Hotels, Kimpton Ink48The Ink 48 is conveniently located close to cruise ship terminal!

If you are boarding a cruise ship you will love this New York Waterfront hotel in the middle of Hell's Kitchen district (check your departure port)! The convenience of boarding a cruise ship within walking distance is unparalleled. However, the location is also excellent for guests wanting to visit Central Park by walking along the waterfront and then up 4 blocks (25 minutes should do it). Guests enjoy the comfortable modern decor in each room with many offering peaceful water views. A visit at the hotel's own Hell's Kitchen Spa is a perfect way to start your New York vacation or East Coast cruise. An excellent 4 Star, T/A Certificate of Excellence award recipient hotel on New York's Waterfront.

53 11th Avenue at 48th, New York City, NY, Phone: 1 212-757-0088

AC Hotel By Marriott New York Downtown (Reviews and Prices Link)

Newly opened in 2018, this New York waterfront hotel is located in the Financial District, Lower Manhattan. Steps from the redeveloped and ver entertaining Pier 17, guests will enjoy great food and entertainment. Rooms on the 6th floor feature balconies with alluring East River and Brooklyn views. Easy access to colourful water taxis will pleasantly lead you Brooklyn. The rooms are minimalist and contemporary in decor with good working desk space and free internet for the person on business. A smaller but functional fitness centre will help you maintain your fitness routine. This 3 Star hotel offers good value in a good location.

Address: 151 Maiden Ln, New York City, NY,  Phone: 1 (855) 821-4553

New York Marriott Downtown (Reviews and Prices Link)

New York Waterfront Hotels Marriott DowntownWater Views and Great Park Location at Marriott Downtown.

Located in the beautiful Tribeca District, part of the film "Sully" was filmed at this New York water view hotel. Guests will definitely enjoy easy access to the waterfront just two blocks away and subway station within four blocks to take you almost anywhere in The Big Apple. Close to the 9/11 Memorial and renowned Soho for shopping. For a comfortable night's sleep, The Marriott provides excellent beds with comfortable down comforters and rich cotton linens. A well appointed gym will help you remain fit on your travels. A 4 Star rating ensures a good stay in one of New York's best waterfront neighbourhoods. 

Address: 85 West St at Albany Street, New York,   Phone: 1 (855) 821-4553

33 Seaport Hotel New York (Reviews and Prices Link)

Located in the Seaport District, just steps from the exciting Pier 17, this beautiful brick hotel offers only 66 rooms. Just one block from the East River Bikeway, guests of the 33 Seaport Hotel will enjoy beautiful water and Brooklyn Bridge views from the (premium and much sought after) rooms from their panoramic view balconies. Only 10 of these premium rooms are available. All rooms are well decorated with personalized amenities, beautiful Teak veneer, and very comfortable beds with Italian linens. 33 Seaport is also very focused on offering personalized European service. 

Address: 33 Peck Slip, New York City,  Phone: 1 212-766-6600

Brooklyn Waterfront Hotels

1 Brooklyn Bridge (Reviews and Prices Link)

Located in Brooklyn Heights waterfront location next to Brooklyn Bridge Park and 5 blocks west of Brooklyn Bridge Promenade, guests of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge will probably get the very best views of the Manhattan skyline anywhere! Extensive use of refurbished wood and beautiful plants give this modern and contemporary (built in 2017) waterfront hotel character and warmth. The rooftop plunge pool is most likely one of the most envied by any Hotel in New York with its incredibly romantic views on summer nights. Wellness has never been easier with the in house Field House Fitness centre as well as the Bamford Haybarn Spa. If you don't need to be in the Big City, this 4 Star,  T/A Traveler's Choice award recipient Brooklyn waterfront hotel is definitely recommended!

Address: 60 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY,  Phone: 1 347-696-2500

Arlo Williamsburg (Reviews and Prices Link)

Arlo Williamburg

Another beautiful Brooklyn Hotel near the waterfront with only 147 exquisite rooms. The Williamsburg is located only one subway stop from East Village. The double height rooms with 10' windows offer beautiful views of Manhattan or Brooklyn. Gourmet dining is a sure thing from 5 time Michelin Bib Gourmand recipient presenting Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. However, The Williamburg is located close to many other wonderful restaurants, coffee shops, music venues and so much more. The seasonal rooftop pool is also home to rooftop bar and cafe. The Water Tower is most happy to serve sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline along with cocktails and great music from NYC's Djs! Enjoy this 5 Star, T/A Certificate of Excellence award recipient hotel.

Address: 96 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY,  Phone: 1 718-362-8100