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 Rating
AAA Inspector 600: With panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and Thousand Islands from rooms with balconies, the sights here are pretty awesome.
Experience all that St. Lawrence Seaway has to offer at this new upscale hotel, which boasts posh guest accommodations, stunning views and a large patio area with many seating areas and fire pits. The luxurious touches don't end there. Guests will find spacious rooms that include a window seat, some rooms with a balcony and expansive meeting space. The property is located within a short walk to downtown and many of the area's attractions.
AAA Inspector 592: If anyone asked, “Why stay in Long Island City?” the answer lies at the splendid outdoor lounge area here. It’s all about the view, of course.
Next to the subway, this comfortable, contemporary hotel boasts some real killer Manhattan views from the stellar 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 worth it for families.
AAA Inspector 592: You can't beat the view of Manhattan and the Empire State Building from the 17th floor.
Here you will find high luxury and fabulous art in a restrained, modern-minimalist style. All rooms feature fine wood finishes, high-tech accessories and marble-clad bathrooms with designer amenities. The beautiful suites here have all the fine finishes of the regular rooms but also feature the ultimate Manhattan luxury—extra space. The hotel smartly includes first-rate fine dining and a top-quality spa. Some suites offer guests designer kitchens and deep soaking tubs.
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.