Whether traveling to New York for a family vacation or taking a romantic trip for two, this list will help you find a place to stay that has stunning views of beautiful cityscapes or scenic countryside.
1000 Islands Harbor Hotel
Clayton, New York
AAA Inspector 614: With panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands from rooms with balconies, the sights here are hard to beat anytime of year.
Experience all the St. Lawrence Seaway has to offer at this upscale boutique hotel, which boasts posh guest accommodations, stunning views and a large patio with multiple fire pits for relaxation. The luxurious touches don't end there. Guests will find spacious rooms that either offer a river or village view. Many have balconies and some include a window seat. The expansive meeting and ballroom space is popular with those looking to hold their wedding reception. The property is also located just steps away from an array of downtown shops, restaurants and many of the area's attractions.
AAA Inspector 592: If anyone asked, "Why stay in Long Island City?" the answer lies at the wonderful outdoor lounge area here. It's all about the view, of course.
Next to the subway, this comfortable, contemporary hotel boasts some incredible Manhattan views from the comfy outdoor lounge. Rooms have the standard modest-size layout the brand is known for. A handful of suites expand the floorspace and design sensibility; those rooms up the ante but are well worth it for families.
AAA Inspector 592: Years from now, when we look back to the New York City of the 2010’s we’ll surely remember this plush Soho hotel which characterized that gilded time.
With stellar views of the city from the higher floors, this bastion of contemporary luxury features swanky modern Italian furnishings, impressive artwork and marble bathrooms. Guests will be pampered by the doting staff at the pool on a rooftop terrace and sublime spa. The SoHo location puts you at the very heart of Manhattan's fashion culture, a short walk away from unique, world-class shopping opportunities and myriad fun restaurants and bars.
AAA Inspector 19: Wow! The lower lobby did not prepare me for the enchanting views of Central Park or Midtown that I could see from the main lobby and restaurant areas.
Expect rooms with contemporary luxury and cosmopolitan flair. Its location in the Time Warner Center affords proximity to high-end shopping, entertainment and some of the city's very best restaurants. Guest rooms are not overly spacious but are well designed and have a sophisticated style. The marble baths are roomy and sleekly outfitted with appealing enhancements. Eastside facing rooms have expansive park views, while westside rooms face the Hudson River with beautiful sunset views. These Hudson view rooms have a slightly different layout, include even larger floor space, and feature a window over the deep soaking tub to watch a panorama of colors descend nightly over nearby New Jersey.