One of the original U.S. colonies and home to one of the most modern metropolises in the world, New York is filled with incredible nature, historical sites, diverse geography, glacier-carved cities, and some of the best wineries in the country. Whether you’re chartering a flight to New York for business, to see its major landmarks or catch up on some R&R, you’ll need a place to rest your head at the end of the day.
Best New York Hotels by Region
Central New York
The Otesaga Resort Hotel | Cooperstown, NY
Located near the southern tip of Otsego Lake, the award-winning Otesaga Resort Hotel in upstate New York will remind you of a bygone genteel era while providing the amenities and conveniences you expect. The family-friendly hotel offers turndown services, a tennis court, bike and paddleboard rentals, fishing, a poolside bar, tennis court, spa services, and access to the Leatherstocking Golf Course. Consider the Grand Lake View Suite for its spacious layout and views of Otsego Lake.
Castle Hotel & Spa | Tarrytown, NY
Perched atop a hill overlooking the Hudson River, just 30 minutes north of Manhattan, Castle Hotel & Spa is an 11-acre wooded estate modeled after fortifications in the United Kingdom. Exuding old-world elegance, the accommodations at the historic landmark are a favorite among dignitaries and celebrities. Book the Tower Suite for its marble bathroom, four-poster bed, wood-burning fireplace, Turret alcoves, and views of the Hudson River Valley and New York City Skyline.
Topping Rose House | Bridgehampton, NY
Located in the heart of the Hamptons, Topping Rose House is the only full-service luxury hotel in the area at the time of publication. The “year-round modern luxury refuge” is a Greek Revival-style mansion with rooms spread over three locations: the original house, a building with loft-like studios, and cottages with private outdoor spaces. Amenities include spa services, Lexus house vehicles, fitness center, concierge service, and a shuttle to local beaches and attractions.
Western New York
Red Coach Inn | Niagara Falls, NY
Just 500 yards from Niagara Falls’s upper rapids, Red Coach Inn is a Tudor-style property modeled after Bell Inn in Finedon, England. The warm historic hotel has oversized suites with living rooms, full kitchens, antique décor, fireplaces, up to two bedrooms and up to two bathrooms. Upon arrival, you’ll enjoy champagne and cheese. Consider the Niagara Suite for its jetted tub and views of the upper rapids and Goat Island.
Lake Placid Lodge | Lake Placid, NY
A posh lakefront retreat on a gorgeous peaceful setting, Lake Placid Lodge in the Adirondacks offers superior service on the banks of Lake Placid. Rooms feature beds carved by local artisans, stone fireplaces created by Adirondack masons, twig-and-bark furniture, art, featherbeds and antiques. The lodge hosts activities during every season, and stays include turndown service, breakfast, dinner, afternoon tea, and all on-site activities. Book a private Lakefront Cabin with large picture windows framing the water view.
Woodstock Country Inn | Bearsville, NY
A four-bedroom inn hidden in a meadow encircled by the Catskill Mountains, Woodstock Country Inn is a bed-and-breakfast. It was also the home of local artist Jo Cantine, whose work is found throughout the property. Guest rooms offer simple luxuries, including a porch or deck, private entrance and mountain views. The Away From It All Room provides the greatest amount of privacy and features a porch and sunroom.
The Finger Lakes
Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel | Watkins Glen, NY
Located on the south end of Seneca Lake, Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel is in front of the area marina and boardwalk, close to everything in town. The award-winning, upscale accommodation has a seaside cottage theme complete with hardwood floors, white beadboard headboards, and nautical color schemes. Feel at home in the Admiral Suite, which has a living room, separate bedroom, balcony with a lake view, jetted tub, and a wine refrigerator.