Sky’s the Limit: 11 of the Tallest Hotels in NYC

New York City is a place where sprawling dreams come to life. As one of the cities with the most skyscrapers in the world, it’s no surprise that some of its hotels have truly impressive heights.

From world-class restaurants and luxurious spas at the highest levels, to amazing views that can only be experienced through countless stories above, there is an amazing range of experiences awaiting all those who dare climb to these inspiring heights!

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the top 11 tallest hotels in NYC, starting from the highest rooftop and working our way down.

1. Residence Inn Manhattan/Central Park

Height: 755 ft / 230 m / 68 Floors

Residence Inn by Marriott Manhattan/Central Park is the tallest hotel in New York City.

If you’re looking for a stay that’s the perfect combination of convenience and character, this is it!

You won’t even have to turn your head to appreciate the stunning city views – their floor-to-ceiling windows offer incomparable views of NYC.

With restaurants like John’s Pizzeria & Carmine’s just a hop and a skip away, as well as incredibly easy access to Midtown Manhattan via the subway, staying here is hassle-free.

Let’s not forget about complimentary breakfast; you can start your day energized and effortlessly – ready for whatever the city brings!

Residence Inn Manhattan Central Park Tallest Hotel in New York
Photo by Residence Inn Manhattan Central Park Tallest Hotel in New York

2. Four Seasons Hotel New York

Height: 670 ft / 204 m / 52 Floors

The Four Seasons in Manhattan is a sight to behold. Rising up over the fashion and financial districts, it stands out as the pride of the city.

Every feature of this place screams “luxury”, from the sweeping views to ultra-chic decor that seems almost custom-fitted for its prestigious visitors.

Behind the closed doors of the 52nd-floor Ty Warner Penthouse, you’ll find gold-thread curtains, mother-of-pearl walls, onyx bathroom tiles and a shark-skin coffee table – clearly, no expense was spared in the design of this lavish suite.

To extend luxury beyond the walls is an in-house masseuse as well as 24/7 butler service and a complimentary Rolls Royce courtesy car; just when we thought nothing could make this experience more extraordinary.

3. Waldorf Astoria New York

Height: 625 ft / 191 m / 47 Floors

Standing at an impressive 625 feet and boasting 47 floors, the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is the third tallest hotel in NYC.

But, it’s not just lofty ambitions and stupendous heights that makes this an iconic landmark of New York City; this elegant and art deco establishment has been catering to the world’s wealthiest clientele since 1931.

As one of the world’s first luxurious hotels, it was officially granted a New York City Landmark status in 1993 – so you could say they’ve done a few things right!

Room service also started at this grand hotel, placing them ahead of the hospitality curve.

For those seeking a taste of New York’s opulent charm, this is the place to go.

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4. Conrad New York Midtown

Height: 590 ft / 180 m / 54 Floors

It’s safe to say that the Conrad New York Midtown knows how to make an entrance. Located in the heart of Manhattan and standing at a towering 590 feet, this luxurious retreat is practically impossible to miss!

Offering the finest in glamorous accommodations, you’ll be living in style without compromising on convenience – it’s just steps away from Central Park, Rockefeller Center, MoMA, and Broadway theaters.

Spaciousness also isn’t an issue here – size certainly isn’t scarce when staying at The Conrad!

Conrad Hotel New York Midtown
Photo by Conrad Hotel New York Midtown

5. W Times Square

Height: 583 ft / 178 m / 53 Floors

Standing tall amongst a throng of New York City skyscrapers, W Times Square is a beacon of modern luxury.

With its sleek interior and breathtaking views of Times Square, this 583 ft haven is sure to bring out your wildest dreams.

Located in the bustling Theater District, the W Times Square will ensure that you are energized and effortlessly ready for whatever the city brings.

If you prefer to hang around the property, there are places to explore within the hotel, from a two-story Mexican restaurant with its own tequila bar, to a plush eatery serving up indulgent sushi and cocktails.

No matter your mood, W Times Square has something to make your trip above and beyond extraordinary.

6. New York Marriott Marquis

Height: 574 ft / 175 m / 51 Floors

Tourists from around the world scatter across New York City, looking for the perfect place to retire after a long night of sightseeing.

Well, the Marriott Marquis in Times Square is sure to be their first choice with its four restaurants and of course, the 1,500-seat Broadway theater!

Not to mention that its elevators are like a portal into the future – zip up and down the 51 floors of this 574 feet tall behemoth with ease!

And what could be more exhilarating than The View restaurant on 47th floor? With a single spin it can show you a 360-degree view of Manhattan.

We’re pretty sure you won’t have any trouble finding something worth staying here for!

7. Lotte New York Palace

Height: 563 ft / 172 m / 55 Floors

Standing proudly as one of the tallest hotels in NYC, the Lotte New York Palace blends a landscape relic from the 19th-century, the historic Villard Mansion, with a modern 55-story tower.

Luxury suites boast beautiful views of Manhattan and with tempting dining options on-site, Lotte New York Palace is certainly one to put on the map.

Every square of this idyllic property puts you closer to the heart of Manhattan’s finest attractions – from St Patrick’s Cathedral to convenient access to the subway station.

This hotel truly offers something for everyone to make your stay luxurious and convenient.

8. Westin New York at Times Square

Height: 532 ft / 162 m / 45 Floors

The Westin New York at Times Square is a massive 532 feet tall hotel, guaranteed to make an impact in the New York skyline.

As one of the tallest hotels in The City That Never Sleeps, it stands grandly as a beacon with its dramatic icon marking the western entrance to Times Square.

Guests have all they need on-site, such as upscale rooms with scenic views, and of course, delicious restaurants and laid-back lounges.

It’s no wonder this is one of the tallest skyscrapers in NYC – it would take quite a bit of height to get you away from the hustle and bustle of the city!

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9. The Pierre, A Taj Hotel

Height: 525 ft / 160 m / 41 Floors

Located in one of the best areas to stay in NYC, the iconic Pierre Hotel stands tall in the New York skyline and holds its own, without a doubt.

Standing an impressive 525 feet, this 41-floor tower is revered for its luxury rooms, boasting Turkish marble bathrooms, Bose sound systems and designer toiletries.

Have one of the lucky upgraded suites? You’ll also have access to personal butler service too!

Elegance is best paired with indulgence at The Pierre – feast on fine dining delights served with a side of contemporary art, or sip on afternoon tea and enjoy some live jazz music.

Wherever you are within the walls of this splendid establishment, you’re sure to be surrounded by class and sophistication.

10. The Millenium Hilton

Height: 505 ft / 154 m / 39 Floors

For those looking for a premium experience, the Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza stands head and shoulders above the rest.

At a grand 505 feet tall, this black glass skyscraper can be seen from all angles of Manhattan and brings you incredible views of the iconic skyline and New York Harbor.

With rooms starting from the 28th floor and up, it’s a stone’s throw away from some of downtown’s most sought-after spots; think Wall Street, Greenwich Village, SoHo and more!

The Millennium Hilton gives you the best of both worlds by combining jaw-dropping views with unbeatable convenience.

Sheraton New York Times Square
Photo by Sheraton New York Times Square

11. Sheraton New York Times Square

Height: 501 ft / 153 m / 51 Floors

Whether you’re visiting New York City to take in the heart-pounding neon madness of Times Square or looking to snag a glimpse of the Empire State Building, one thing’s for sure: the Sheraton New York is one of the tallest hotels around!

Standing at 501 feet tall, this luxury sky-rise offers up some pretty sweet perks.

Grab some grub at the delicious Hudson Market restaurant, stay in shape with Peloton bikes in their fitness center, and luxuriate in tastefully designed guest rooms complete with all the amenities you can think of.

Plus, it’s located right by Rockefeller Center and Central Park! What more could you ask for?