Romantic getaways in New York City

Full Guide 2022

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Both the largest city and the largest metropolitan area on the East Coast, The Big Apple is known for its five boroughs. Explore this vibrant city from its captivating art to its longstanding symbol of freedom, the Statue of Liberty. New York City’s iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and the vast and majestic Central Park.

The “city that never sleeps” offers many options to its visitors and we’re certain that you’ll find the perfect one for your romantic getaway. After a long day of exploring NY, there’s nothing better than relaxing with your partner in a romantic hotel room. Take a look at our top picks!

Best romantic getaways in New York City

The Dominick Hotel

First on our list of romantic NYC getaways is this stunning 46-story SoHo hotel that features a full-service spa and not one but 3 on-site restaurants.

Each of its contemporary rooms is equipped with a personalized minibar, custom-made furniture and an Italian marble bath, along with floor-to-ceiling windows which offer gorgeous, romantic views of the area.

Guests are welcome to use the seasonal 7th-floor outdoor pool that overlooks the city, as well as the on-site fitness center.

The Plaza

Enjoy the magic of this 5-star luxury hotel situated near Central Park and 5th Avenue.

With its 24-karat gold–plated faucets, French-style furnishings, and crystal chandeliers it will make you feel like royalty. The luxurious and spacious rooms at The Plaza are equipped with walk-in rain showers and a separate bathtub.

The Plaza Hotel offers world-class restaurants and bars such as The Palm Court which is a perfect destination for afternoon tea. The hotel’s many amenities also include boutiques, health and wellness facilities, as well as butler services.

Crosby Street Hotel

Located in New York’s vibrant Soho neighborhood, this contemporary design hotel offers bright, spacious rooms with high ceilings and full-length windows with spectacular views stretching across lower Manhattan.

The hotel features a peaceful inner courtyard garden, perfect for brunch or afternoon tea, served by the on-site terrace restaurant.

Couples might enjoy relaxing in front of the fireplace in the plush drawing-room or watching a film in the hotel’s private theater each Sunday. Guests are also welcome to work out in the 24-hour gym.

Lowell Hotel

This lovely hotel is a 17-story building located just 322m from Central Park, situated in the close vicinity of both Madison and 5th Avenue.

Its pleasant rooms and suites feature marble bathrooms, wood-burning fireplaces with breath-taking views of the city.

The hotel also provides the guests with the coziest spaces to unwind, while the on-site restaurant offers breakfast and afternoon tea.

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The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel

Located 500m from the Brooklyn Bridge, The Beekman is distinguished by its 9-story atrium with a pyramidal glass ceiling at the top. The atrium’s main floor offers a series of intimate seating areas where guests can relax, amid decadent décor. 

The rooms and suites boast vintage furnishings – custom beds, aged oak floor and marble bathrooms. Every room has a minibar. 

This picturesque hotel brimming with artwork, is a perfect option for destination dining, also offering welcoming lounges and a dual-level fitness center.

The High Line Hotel

This charming, historic hotel with views of High Line Park and the neighboring historic townhouses is located in the Chelsea neighborhood, one of the best places in New York to explore art.

Each room at The High Line Hotel is adorned by hardwood floors and one-of-a-kind locally sourced furniture, also providing their guests with a minibar.

For those who like more traditional ways of exploring the city, the hotel is offering Shinola® bicycle rentals.

The Pierre, A Taj Hotel

Located across from Central Park at 61st Street, this renaissance-looking hotel is ideal for enjoying the wonderful views of the iconic New York skyline.

The Pierre Hotel’s New American restaurant offers seasonal Modern American cuisine with seasonal outdoor dining.

The guests are welcome to sit back in the bar/lounge area and savor a cup of traditional afternoon tea by day and appreciate live jazz by night every Thursday through Saturday.

Lotte New York Palace

This chic hotel perfect for a couple’s vacation offers its guests free transfers to Wall Street and Broadway theaters twice a day.

All rooms come with a marble bathroom, while most feature a minibar. The property boasts a vast fitness center and a spa.

Lotte New York Palace also has an on-site bakery, an on-site restaurant perfect for weekend brunches, and in-room dining options.

The Bowery Hotel

The Bowery Hotel is a luxurious, quirky boutique hotel located at the intersection of the Lower East Side and East Village.

Every room features a marble bathroom with rain showers along with floor-to-ceiling windows that are perfect for enjoying city views.

The hotel’s on-site restaurant serves Italian cuisine, offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and cocktails, as well as brunch on the weekend.

The hotel also gives the option of 24-hour room service.

The Box House Hotel

This great conversion of an old factory building into a modern hotel makes it perfect for a romantic, cozy couple’s retreat.

Each room features curated original artwork and a fully equipped kitchen, while some offer a lovely terrace with wonderful views of Midtown Manhattan.

Among the hotel’s amenities, the guests can enjoy an on-site fitness center, sauna and a restaurant.

The St. Regis

This lavish hotel, situated near The Museum of Modern Art, provides its guests with not one but two on-site dining options.

Its comfortable rooms are equipped with minibars, refrigerators, and safety deposit boxes.

Guests can also choose a 24-hour butler service. Among its many amenities, The St. Regis also offers the use of the on-site gym, beauty and flower shop.

Sofitel New York

Relax and sip some champagne while enjoying the iconic views of the Chrysler and Empire State building in this lovely hotel that mixes French Art Deco with contemporary American design.

Sofitel features an on-site restaurant that serves French cuisine.

Guests are welcome to work out in the hotel’s gym. Each room is equipped with a minibar and a flat-screen cable TV.

Sofitel’s excellent location puts Times Square and Grand Central within walking distance.

Hotels with pools in New York City

The Greenwich Hotel

This sophisticated hotel features an underground pool and fitness center, as well as an on-site Shibui Spa. The hotel’s restaurant, Locanda Verde, serves drinks and Italian cuisine in a casual setting.

The hotel rooms include free Wi-Fi access and a mini-bar stocked with free snacks. The more luxurious rooms come with a walk-in rain shower or a deep soaking tub. The luxury Fireplace Corner Suite offers the hotel guests an in-room fireplace.

The hotel’s excellent location puts it close to SoHo and Wall Street.

The Peninsula New York

This sophisticated, luxury 5-star hotel is located within walking distance from 5th Avenue.

With its fully stocked minibars, mood lighting, and marble bathrooms featuring a built-in TV in every room, it makes for an ideal, romantic getaway option.

The hotel’s amenities include a rooftop terrace, a spa with an indoor pool, and an on-site contemporary American cuisine restaurant.

Mandarin Oriental

Experience a 5-star stay in this luxury hotel located at the top of Time Warner Center, in the nearby vicinity of Central Park.

Mandarin Oriental features magnificent rooms worthy of royalty with breath-taking views of Manhattan, as well as a full-service spa with a sauna and massage rooms. The hotel’s most impressive amenity is surely a 75-foot indoor pool.

The offer also includes an on-site restaurant that serves contemporary cuisine.

Margaritaville Resort Times Square

This island-inspired oasis offers its guests amazing views of the New York city skyline, as well as a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, and a bar.

The 4-star luxury hotel‘s rooms come equipped with air-conditioning, a desk, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with a shower.

Guests may request room service, dine in or explore different dining options in the surrounding area.

Unique hotels in New York City

YOTEL

Enjoy a cool and futuristic Japanese-style stay for two a.t the YOTEL hotel. Tech aficionados will enjoy automated check-in kiosks and self-service amenity machines on each floor

Rooms feature a quirky design, motorized beds which transform into sofas, and out-of-this-world city views. Premium rooms come with private terraces and soaking tubs.

The property boasts a fun rooftop terrace that acts as both a restaurant and a nightclub

citizenM

This next unique getaway is a funky and vibrant hotel that makes for a fun couples’ getaway.

Each guest room comes equipped with free movies, a rain shower, huge windows, and a comfy king-sized bed.

The hotel boasts three outdoor terraces featuring a fitness center with yoga facilities, and an exclusive rooftop bar with stunning views of the city.

MADE Hotel

The ultra-hip MADE Hotel provides a luxurious but warm nest in the city, perfect for escaping the busy NYC streets. 

Every room features a raw-material industrial-boho interior, while select rooms include gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking city views.

This 4-star hotel boasts an onsite restaurant, a coffee shop, a private patio, as well as a rooftop and a lobby bar.

Dream Downtown

Book a stay in this modern downtown Manhattan hotel featuring a rooftop lounge with a club overlooking the city skyline.

Other facilities include an on-site restaurant serving authentic Mexican dishes and an outdoor pool with private cabanas.

Rooms at Dream Downtown feature numerous unique-looking porthole windows and premium Egyptian cotton sheets that guarantee heavenly comfort and a restful night’s sleep.

Library Hotel

This boutique library-inspired hotel is a true paradise for bookworm travelers with its collection of over 6,000 books.

Guests are welcome to dine at the onsite restaurant or sip a literary-inspired cocktail while enjoying sweeping city views at the rooftop bar and Poetry Garden.

The hotel is located in close proximity to Times Square, the Empire State Building, and the New York Public Library.

Budget-friendly New York City retreats

MOXY NYC Times Square

MOXY NYC Times Square offers modern, inexpensive accommodations, proving that affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing elegance or comfort.

After exploring the bustling streets of NYC, guests are welcome to unwind in the on-site restaurant and a rooftop bar on the 18th floor with views of the Empire State Building.

All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, and air purification systems. 

Pod 51

Pod 51 is, comparatively speaking, marketed as an affordable NYC hotel, offering modern accommodations with an en-suite, air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, as well as everything one might need for a comfortable stay.

Location-wise, it is situated close to everything one will want to explore in The Big Apple.

The property features an on-site lounge and a rooftop garden boasting sweeping city views.

The Harlem Flophouse

As the name suggests, this historic Victorian house-turned-hotel offers inexpensive lodging with a shared lounge and bathroom.

The term “flophouse” came into being during the ensuing Harlem Renaissance to describe a cheap hotel that catered to travelers.

Guests can enjoy a quiet stay in spacious and quirky rooms. It’s a great option for younger couples. Also, select rooms feature garden views.

Romantic things to do in the New York City

Once you have chosen the perfect hotel for your romantic getaway, let’s find a complementary thing to do in New York City so you can get the most out of your couples’ vacation.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

An astonishing urban botanic garden situated on 52 acres in the heart of Brooklyn. Enjoy the wonderful cherry blossoms during springtime and explore its plants, animals, and habitats all year round.

Rent the Garden’s Palm House or Atrium in order to host your perfect wedding or celebration in a magical, romantic setting. The Botanic Garden is open in every season of the year, but hours vary seasonally so be sure to check them out before going!

 

Horse and carriage ride in Central Park

Experiencing the beauty of Central Park and its well-known attractions in a horse-drawn carriage will surely give that extra touch to your romantic getaway! Indulge in the magic of customized rides for weddings, proposals, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions and their scenic routes. Enjoy the well-known attractions like Belvedere Castle, Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain and the Mall.

Bronx Zoo

Visit this largest urban zoo in the US with over 6,000 animals within its 265 acres of parks and woods.

Watch the bison graze, get up-close and personal with a cheetah, watch the penguin feedings or experience the romantic butterfly exhibit with your significant other.

One of the best things to do for couples in NYC.

Stargazing at Hayden Planetarium

Looking at the stars with your better half is one of the most romantic things to do. When the weather doesn’t cooperate with your plans, choose to enjoy the night sky’s magic in this virtual tour of the universe. The night sky is always perfect and easily accessible at Hayden Planetarium where the city lights cannot prevent you from seeing the stars.

The Star Theater is located within the American Museum of Natural History.

Empire State Building Observatory

The Empire State Building is the world’s most famous building that rises 1,454 feet from the ground and features a 360-degree view of the area.

See all of NYC including the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, and many other city’s famous landmarks while wrapping your arms around your significant other as you watch the sunset or enjoy the city’s glimmering skyline at night.

Set in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, this jewel of NYC offers its visitors two observation decks – one on the 86th and the other on the 102nd floor

Stroll The High Line

The High Line is a public park elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side that used to be an old railroad.

Strolling down the historic park, the visitors can experience nature, art, and design. Since it’s easy to stop along the way to grab a bite to eat or have a drink, that makes it a perfect date destination.

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More couple's getaways close to New York City

If you want to find more romantic hotels near New York City, we recommend these locations below, so you can find the perfect accommodation for your next romantic weekend getaway or vacation.

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