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13 fabulous NYC hotels to see New Year’s Eve fireworks!

Are you going to be in New York City for New Year’s Eve and want a hotel with a view?

There are so many things to do on NYE in NYC to see in the new year, like harbor cruises with dinner and open bars, live DJs, rooftop parties and exclusive events too for best fireworks viewing.

You can see my top picks for the best New Year’s Eve in New York events in this post which gives you the run down on things to do, plus links to grab your tickets – and some tips for where to stand see the Ball Drop – and what to know before you go.

Night time from 1 Brooklyn Bridge
Night time from 1 Brooklyn Bridge! Pic Sharon Digirolamo

But if you’re less of a crowd person and looking for somewhere spectacular this new year’s eve in New York City, these hotels are worth checking out. They offers rooms with views of the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks across the city from rooftops or rooms and some host private parties for hotel guests only.

*Note, make sure when you book that you are getting a room with a view!

So here we go with my lost of 13 fab New York hotels for ringing in the New Year with NYC’s dazzling fireworks.

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Head across the bridge to 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, which is located exactly where it’s name suggests for the best views of Manhattan’s south and views of One World Trade Center.

Check out this view from your room of Brooklyn Bridge (thanks to my sister Susan for the pic!) which is fantastic any day of the week, but from here you’d see the fireworks all over the city. Or head to the rooftop as the sun goes down and the lights come up.

The pool is up here for summer splash and a cocktail, open for hotel guests until 7pm.

Room with a view of Brooklyn Bridge
Room with a view of Brooklyn Bridge! (Pic Susan Alis)

Ravel Hotel

Situated in Long Island City, the Ravel Hotel offers a one-of-a-kind experience with city facing rooms with views and up at The Penthouse. This is a 9,500-square-foot indoor/outdoor rooftop restaurant, lounge, and event space, perched high above the city. The Penthouse provides breathtaking panoramic views across the river of the Manhattan skyline and the majestic Queensboro Bridge.

Designed with families in mind, The Penthouse hosts a special New Year’s Eve fireworks event on its rooftop, with tickets required for entry. You’ll get epic views of NYC’s world-famous fireworks show, with reserved seating options, and a premium open bar with a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages (like hot cocoa) to keep you warm.

Watch the night sky light up against the stunning backdrop of the NYC skyline and those famous landmarks while dancing to the beats of a live DJ.

Bedroom with views of NYC at Ravel
Room with a city view at the Ravel. Pic supplied.

Hotel 50 Bowery

The Crown Rooftop at Hotel 50 Bowery, one of NYC’s newest hotels, offers an unparalleled experience to celebrate and watch the fireworks with its breathtaking 360-degree views.

Situated in Lower East Manhattan, this rooftop venue boasts a clear and unobstructed view of the fireworks and the cityscape, stretching from downtown to Brooklyn to Midtown.

As one of the city’s newest hotels, Hotel 50 Bowery combines modern sophistication with a vibrant atmosphere. The Crown Rooftop, perched high above the bustling streets of the Lower East, offers an oasis of tranquility and exclusivity, making it the perfect setting to witness the mesmerizing NYE fireworks.

You’ll oooh and aaah at the unobstructed sight-lines from up here, ensuring that every burst of color and every dazzling explosion can be seen in all its glory.

Arriving in New York
Our drive into New York City!

New York Hilton Midtown

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the New York Hilton Midtown is an iconic hotel that offers a front-row seat to the Empire State Building’s NYE fireworks. Its central location and towering height provide unparalleled views of the midnight pyrotechnics.

Whether you choose to enjoy the fireworks from the comfort of your elegantly appointed room or venture to one of the designated viewing areas within the hotel, you will love the breathtaking beauty of the Empire State Building’s synchronized display. The New York Hilton Midtown ensures an unforgettable NYE experience with its impeccable service and prime vantage point.

Fireworks on barges in the East River
Fireworks on barges in the East River

Millennium Hilton

Get ready for an electrifying New Year’s Eve at the Millennium Hilton, where the excitement reaches new heights as you indulge in the NYE fireworks extravaganza! Located in the heart of Lower Manhattan, this hotel guarantees an unforgettable front-row seat to one of the most dazzling spectacles in the world to see in the new year.

Fancy yourself in a luxurious room perched high above the city streets, gazing out of floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the iconic One World Trade Center? As the clock nears midnight, put your TV on and countdown with the millions of people standing below, and feel the vibrant energy of New York City on new year’s eve.

The Millennium Hilton’s prime location means you won’t miss a single moment of this sensational show. Depending on the location of your room, or perhaps from the stylish rooftop bar, you’ll see the fireworks dancing above the Hudson River, and echoing throughout the city that never sleeps. (Certainly not on new years eve anyway!)

One World Trade Center, New York
Our view of One World Trade Center from our rooftop at Club Quarters Hotel, World Trade Center

33 Seaport

33 Seaport is a boutique hotel that offers a prime location for enjoying the NYE celebrations, located in historic South Street Seaport. With its balcony providing an excellent view of the city, guests can revel in the breathtaking fireworks display. Book a signature suite and enjoy the wrap-around terrace for uninterrupted views of Brooklyn Bridge and the East River.

The hotel offers various vantage points to enjoy the fireworks, including the seventh-floor terrace facing the Brooklyn Bridge, East River and the city skyline. These spots allow guests to not only witness the dazzling show but also immerse themselves in the lively ambiance of the city during the holiday season.

Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel

The Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel is the ideal choice for a front-row seat to the Empire State Building fireworks. Situated in the vibrant neighborhood of Chelsea, this hotel offers breathtaking views of the iconic landmark’s synchronized display.

As the fireworks light up the night sky, you can savor the electrifying atmosphere from the comfort of your stylishly appointed room or venture to one of the hotel’s designated viewing areas. The Renaissance New York Chelsea Hotel sets the stage for a truly remarkable experience.

Daintree Rooftop at Hotel Hendricks

Located on the 29th floor, Daintree Rooftop at Hotel Hendricks offers a spectacular vantage point overlooking the East River from Midtown. With its breathtaking views, this rooftop venue promises an unforgettable fireworks experience.

Daintree Rooftop stands out as one of the more affordable options on this list, making it an attractive choice for a memorable yet budget-friendly celebration. Although it operates on a cash bar system, the panoramic views and the vibrant bursts of fireworks create an atmosphere that is well worth the visit.

Be quick to book a room here at this busy time of year in New York.

Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo Lower East Side has large rooms with exceptional views towards the east and south, allowing guests to enjoy magnificent vistas of the fireworks. This Lower East Side hotel is edgy and hip and the 14th floor Sky Lobby offers 360-degree views of Manhattan.

Book a table at Mr Purple, which features on my list of the best rooftop restaurants in New York, and enjoy a cocktail or two while you wait for midnight.

They also have four luxury suites and a duplex penthouse suite if you plan to throw your own private event here in the LES.

The Wythe Hotel

Located in the trendy neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, The Wythe Hotel offers a prime vantage point to enjoy the fireworks views across the East River. With its waterfront location, you can witness the dazzling pyrotechnics against the backdrop of the Manhattan skyline.

Book at Manhattan-view room or head up to the French-style Bar Blondeau on the sixth floor, with unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline and a chic setting to see the fireworks.

Wythe hotel, Brooklyn view
Epic city views from the Wythe bar. Pic supplied.

The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel

Prepare for an unrivaled New Year’s Eve experience at The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel, where the perfect fusion of timeless sophistication and contemporary opulence awaits. In the heart of the historic Financial District, this architectural gem is a beacon of elegance, with an extraordinary vantage point to witness the NYE fireworks display.

The Beekman Terrace, the hotel’s renowned rooftop bar and lounge shows off the breathtaking NYC skyline in all its grandeur. Get your selfies with the iconic landmarks that punctuate the horizon over your shoulder, but put your phone down to enjoy the fireworks in real life. Phone pics never come out that well at night, so just enjoy! 

Wall Street Bull bollocks!
The obligatory Wall Street Bull photo in the Financial District…

The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue

Situated on prestigious Fifth Avenue, The Langham, New York offers a luxurious stay with a front-row view of the iconic Empire State Building and its spectacular fireworks. As one of the tallest buildings in the city, you’ll get panoramic vistas of the city skyline to witness the pyrotechnics right from the comfort of your well-appointed rooms.

Book an Empire State Building view and enjoy a glass of bubbles in your own romantic room through the floor-to-ceiling windows for a NYE you’ll never forget.

The Kimberly Hotel

Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, The Kimberly Hotel is another hotel that provides a great view of the fireworks at the Empire State Building. This boutique hotel offers spacious suites with private balconies, for an intimate and exclusive setting to enjoy the dazzling display.

Imagine stepping onto your own private balcony, feeling the excitement of the countdown, then witnessing the sky light up with brilliant bursts of color.

Busy and bustling Times Square! Photo by Tomas Eidsvold on Unsplash

Hotels with views of the Ball Drop at Times Square

Get in early and book one of these hotels that have rooms with views of the Ball Drop in Times Square so you can watch the ball drop from the warmth of your own room! Many of them offer NYE packages which include open bar, maybe dinner, always live music and a big party.

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Shopping at Chelsea Flea

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