The Freehand Hotel
Enjoy a stylish cocktail at one of NYC’s hottest spots—Broken Shaker at the top of the Freehand Hotel. The bar is from Gabriel Orta and Elad Zvi of Bar Lab, winner of Tales of the Cocktail’s Best American Hotel Bar and a James Beard Award finalist.
HGU New York
This newly redesigned beaux-arts hotel has 90 modern rooms and suites, plus an array of tempting amenities. Among them, this rooftop bar—a peaceful oasis in the midst of Manhattan’s urban hustle.
Moxy Times Square
Magic Hour, the rooftop bar and lounge at Moxy Times Square, features a sexy carnivalesque vibe. In addition to the stunning NYC views, the space has five distinct environments, including a putting green called “Foreplay.”
Drink in views of the Hudson River from the Arlo SoHo’s rooftop, which goes by the acronym A.R.T. Expect craft beers, delightful cocktails and convivial vibes.
Boro Hotel New York
This sleek Long Island City hotel, designed by Grzywinski + Pons, a New York City–based architecture firm, offers views of Manhattan from its comfortable, well-appointed rooftop space.
Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia
The charming vibe of RARE View, the rooftop bar at this Murray Hill hotel, is matched by Instagram-worthy views of the Manhattan skyline.
Located in Hudson Square, an area of west Soho, Hotel Hugo’s cantina-style rooftop lounge Azul features a Cuban vibe, along with sweeping views of the Hudson River and the lights of downtown Manhattan.
Conrad New York
At the Conrad in Lower Manhattan, guests can savor Prosecco & Ice Pop cocktails while taking in views of New York Harbor and Lady Liberty from its Loopy Doopy Rooftop bar.
Hilton Garden Inn New York
This Staten Island hotel’s hot spot, Above, hosts DJs on select evenings and features amazing views of NYC’s skyline and bridges. Its glass-encased fire pits and lush cabanas are ideal for private parties or a night out.
Westlight at The William Vale
The chic 22nd-floor rooftop bar at this Williamsburg, Brooklyn, hotel serves up craft cocktails, small plates and breathtaking Manhattan views.
The Knickerbocker’s dreamy rooftop bar, St. Cloud, offers indoor and outdoor seating, a “full moon party” every month and plush “sky pods” with up-close views of Times Square.
The Roosevelt Hotel
This elegant Midtown hotel’s rooftop, Mad46 (named for the hotel's location—Madison Avenue and 46th Street), has two indoor bars and a terrace where guests enjoy DJs, live music and outdoor movies.
Z NYC Hotel
The rooftop space in the hip Long Island City hotel features stunning vistas of the Manhattan skyline, along with sunset yoga every other Tuesday in the summer.
NYC Hotel Rooftops
New York City hotels are famous for a range of tempting amenities, but in a vertical city, perhaps none is as appealing as a happening rooftop. At the following properties, you can ride the elevator straight to refreshing cocktails, live entertainment and even sunset yoga—amazing views guaranteed. In this gallery we’ve collected a few of NYC’s most enticing options, but nothing’s better than staying in one of these hotels and experiencing their rooftops for yourself.