New York City is one of the most dynamic cities in the world. For museum lovers, you have some of the world's best. Amazing parks? The Big Apple has you covered. Dinner dates? The food here is world-class, regardless if you just want a New York hot dog or want to dressed up for a five-course meal at a fancy restaurant.
And when it comes to luxurious and romantic hotels, NYC is filled to the brim. In fact, there are so many great options here that you'd be hard-pressed to choose only one. To help you make the right choice, we've assembled our list of the most luxurious, the most opulent, and yes -- the most romantic properties city-wide. Here are our picks, along with some of our favorite Instagram shots from each hotel:
The Plaza Hotel
Open since 1907, The Plaza Hotel is a NYC icon. Surrounding couples with elegance and incorporating 24-hour butler service, The Plaza Hotel is a perfect place to be pampered. As soon as you enter the ornately-decorated and designed lobby, it makes perfect sense this hotel has been the temporary home of movie stars and royalty alike. With incredible views stemming from its location right on Central Park, you can hit up the spa for a luxurious treatment before setting off to explore the Park, paruse area museums, and soak up all the best that NYC has to offer.
The luxurious indoor pool alone is enough to include The Chatwal on this list. But add in the decadent spa, enormous suites, and an uber-fancy restaurant, and this Theater District hideaway easily makes its name as a leader in NYC honeymoon luxury. Oh, and the location makes it perfect for catching the best of Broadway, fun comedy clubs, and all kinds of other shows under the New York sun.
The Bowery Hotel
With a design that harkens back to old Paris, The Bowery Hotel is known throughout the world for luxury and romance. From the velvety lobby to the super hip, mega chic bar, The Bowery makes for a quiet escape hidden within the heart of NYC's hustle and bustle, The Bowery has a world-class French restaurant called The Gemma where you can dine in style.
Gramercy Park Hotel
From every dining chair to the velvet throw blankets on the beds and the Renaissance-inspired room decor, every detail at the Gramercy Park Hotel was designed by hand with luxury and romance in mind. Combining a sense of gran opulence with warm intimacy, this NYC mainstay includes works from famous artists on the walls, world-class service, and all the luxury New York City honeymooners expect for their trip of a lifetime.
The NoMad Hotel
Honeymooners, take note: the NoMad Hotel in the Flatiron District was inspired by the luxuriant Parisian apartment where the hotel's designer lived as a child. Steeped in ornate detail, the restaurant also features a Michelin three-star rated restaurant where you can dine on some of the executive chef's highly inspired culinary creations. Service here is next-level, even for a luxury property. If you stay here and simply can't get enough, you can also check out their sister hotel, the beautiful boutique James Hotel NoMad, located on Madison Avenue.
The Langham Fifth Avenue
For your New York City honeymoon, you want to see all the iconic sights. So for a hotel with incredible views of the Empire State Building, look no further than The Langham Fifth Avenue. Chic, contemporary aesthetics add to the sense of style and grace you feel as soon as you enter. The style combines modernist minimalism with a sense that no expense was spared for any of the enormous guestrooms. This is five-star luxury, NYC style. Looking for an extra special way to get to those nearby NYC sights? Reserve the the hotels' Jaguar and be chauffeured around town like a king and queen.
Quietly hidden away downtown, The Beekman is steeped in history. Built in 1881 as an office building where a rich literary history was esatblished, reaching from Shakespeare's Hamlet to the works of Edgar Allen Poe. The entire building wraps around a central atrium that terminates in a grand skylight, making for a unique design that has become part of NYC's heritage. For an even more decadent honeymoon, check into their suites and penthouses!
In addition to completely insane views of the world-famous NYC skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows, the Mandarin Oriental in Hell's Kitchen also has the city's only spa rated five stars by Forbes Magazine. Oh, and did we mention that some of the best restaurants in the entire city for fancy, fine dining dinner dates are right downstairs in the same building? For honeymooners looking to splurge on a NYC trip that doesn't skim on luxury, you'll be able to romance your hearts out like celebrities at the Mandarin Oriental.
The Pierre, A Taj Hotel
The Pierre is classic New York. Built in the 1930s, one of the most iconic eras when it comes to NYC architecture, The Pierre boasts Neo-Georgian style and has since undergone massive renovations and updates to modernize a true Big Apple mainstay for style and class. The Pierre features amazing city and Central Park views from every floor, baths forged from Turkish marble, and a Jaguar you can take out and about the city, The Pierre simply stuns.
Soho Grand Hotel
According to the New York Times' review, this place feels just like home -- and we agree, except that you've become a multimillionaire, and your home is now draped in elegant velvet, bathed in soft light, and has paintings by world-famous artists all over the walls. But the point remains that the warm, welcoming atmosphere here lets you cozy up and sink right in, with luxurious details in every aspect of the look, feel, and service. Lounge in style on the rooftop, grab one of their hip bikes from Brooklyn Bicycle Co. to explore the trendy neighborhood, and kick back in one of the Soho Grand Hotel's luxurious bars, lounges, and club rooms.