The 15 Best Hotels in NYC for Christmas 2022

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Christmas in New York is absolutely amazing, the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center attracts many visitors each year. Not to mention, many hotels are festively decorated. So, if you are looking for a hotel in New York at Christmas time, then you have come to the right place! I’ll show you all the hotels with the most beautiful Christmas decorations in NYC!

In addition, you’ll find them 👉 on a map, so you can quickly and easily get a good overview of each.

One more note: Due to the pandemic, all these hotels are decorated for Christmas but not in the same way as they were before COVID-19. Regardless, these are for sure the prettiest!

My 15 Best Hotels for spending Christmas in New York

The Plaza Hotel should not be missed. You may know it from the movie Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. The other Christmas hotels on my Best Hotels list are also just as cozy and beautiful. These are my favorite hotels for spending Christmas in New York:

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    The Plaza New York is one of the most festive hotels for the holiday season

    Hotels & Accommodations in Midtown Manhattan


    5 Stars | The most famous hotel around Central Park is likely The Plaza. Opening in 1907, the world-renowned luxury hotel represents a piece of New York’s rich history. Of course, it can’t be missing from any such list of the best hotels during Christmas in NYC. The Plaza has become a real New York landmark. So many stars and other illustrious guests have walked through the doors of this iconic building over the years. You likely notice the hotel from the 90s classic movie Home Alone 2.

    The façade in the style of the French Renaissance and the impressive interior design can also be seen in many other famous productions. The Plaza is located at the southern end of Central Park, not far from 5th Avenue.

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    The Ritz-Carlton New York

    Hotels & Accommodations in Midtown Manhattan


    5 Stars | The Ritz-Carlton presents itself as an oasis of luxury in the heart of New York City, especially after a recent redesign of the entire hotel. The new la Prairie Spa leaves nothing to be desired and the Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge on the second floor of the hotel offers cocktails with a magnificent view of Central Park. The Ritz-Carlton is beautifully decorated during Christmas Time and definitely one of the best Hotels in NYC during Christmas!

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    Lotte New York Palace

    Hotels & Accommodations in Midtown Manhattan


    5 stars | Hotel Lotte is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and is a luxury hotel with a very special charm. Everything you expect from a 5 star hotel you will find here! Large rooms, noble design and helpful staff, who do everything to make you feel comfortable – and at Christmas time it is one of the most festive hotels for the holiday season!

    If you are looking for a hotel in the center of New York, you should check out this hotel: it is located right next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, not far from Rockefeller Center and Central Park. This means that all the important sights are within easy walking distance. And if you want to relax, the Lotte New York Hotel has an excellent spa area!the Lotte New York Hotel has an excellent spa area!

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    1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

    Hotels & Accommodations in Dumbo

    Our Highlight


    5 stars | Right on the border of the two trendy neighborhoods of Dumbo and Brooklyn Heights, you’ll find 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. The building gives you the impression that it’s paying homage to the area’s past and history. Celebrities and artists in particular love the environmentally conscious hotel and its unique and stellar location.

    You will love the holiday decorations in the lobby. It’s classy and modern at the same time!

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    The Pierre, A Taj Hotel

    Hotels & Accommodations in Upper East Side


    5 Stars | Just steps from the designer boutiques of 5th and Madison Avenues, The Pierre, A Taj Hotel has been a staple ever since 1930. I mean, just look at the building, it’s stunning. And the location, bordering Central Park, couldn’t possibly better. Designed by Schultze & Weaver, the hotel is known for its refined décor, renowned cuisine and unique events. It is not without reason that The Pierre, A Taj is also the setting for numerous films and TV-shows.

    If you are looking for a festive hotel for the holiday season you definitely should consider The Pierre!

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    One of my Best Hotels to stay in NYC at Christmas: The Trump International

    Hotels & Accommodations in Upper West Side


    5 Stars | The view from the rooms of the Trump International Hotel with floor-to-ceiling windows is truly magnificent. Here you can look out over Manhattan and Central Park from your bed and in the evening enjoy the city lights from high above. Two excellent restaurants are part of the hotel, as is a huge 6,000 square meters spa area.

    If you want to combine luxury with a perfect view over Central Park, the Trump International is the place for you. The Trump International Hotel & Tower is located at the southern end of Central Park. Columbus Circle and the Lincoln Center are in the immediate vicinity.

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    Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York

    Hotels & Accommodations in Midtown Manhattan


    5 stars | There are 5 star hotels and there is the Baccarat Hotel and Residences New York – I can sum it up as simply as that.The Baccarat Hotel is an absolute luxury hotel and is one of the best hotels in all of New York City. It was even voted among the 30 best hotels in the world by Condé Nast.

    The lobby is stunning, and the rooms and suites are equally opulent and classically decorated. In addition, there is a first-class spa with wellness area and bar, an excellent restaurant and bar. The Baccarat Hotel is without any doubt one of the best hotels to stay in New York at Christmas!

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    The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

    Hotels & Accommodations in Upper East Side


    5 stars | The Carlyle Hotel is a beautiful hotel on the Upper East Side of New York. It was built in 1930 in the Art Deco style and has its very own charm. Not without reason, the luxury hotel is often the first choice when the presidents of the United States or members of the royal families from Europe are in New York City. From many rooms and suites you have a sensational view over Central Park and with the Bemelmans Bar one of the most beautiful bars of New York directly in the hotel. 

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    Dream Downtown

    Hotels & Accommodations in Chelsea


    4 Stars | a stunning feel-good designer hotel that scores with its own roof terrace and club lounge as well as a breathtaking view of the New York skyline. The rooms are furnished with designer furniture, and you can enjoy the vista from your room through porthole windows. Such a cool touch. All in all a wonderful choice! 

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    The Peninsula Hotel

    Hotels & Accommodations in Midtown Manhattan


    5 stars | The Peninsula Hotel should be included in every list of hotels in New York with the best views of Manhattan. It is located in the center of Manhattan and the skyline seems close enough for you to reach out and touch it. Its location on 55th Street and 5th Avenue means that you can feel the energy of the midst of the city from its terrace. While the views are impressive during the day, they hit a whole ‘nother level as soon as darkness falls. From here you can watch the yellow taxis stream through midtown in the rhythm of the traffic lights and the tiny-looking people hurrying amongst them from above. You can also enjoy this incredible view from your bed  in the spa area thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. The Peninsulas small rooftop bar – The Salon de Ning – is also a great spot to spend your night!

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    The Standard East Village

    Hotels & Accommodations in East Village


    4 Stars | The Standard East Village is the sister hotel of The Standard High Line and is equally stylish and clean. The location in the East Village is perfect for those who appreciate the food scene. What sets The Standard in the East Village apart is the beautiful design and clean decor. I’m a very big fan of that – and the view from your hotel room is unmatched!

    Unlike many other hotels in this star category, the rooms are relatively spacious, and you can admire the city wonderfully through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Only one thing bugged me a bit: the closets are too small.

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    Equinox Hotel

    Hotels & Accommodations in Hudson Yards

    Our Highlight


    5 Stars | The Equinox Hotel at Hudson Yards is one of the newest and most trendy hotels in New York, and we were lucky enough to stay there for two days. The highlight (apart from the hotel itself) is the rooftop bar and lounge overlooking the Hudson River. Spectacular. 

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    The Standard Hotel High Line

    Hotels & Accommodations in Meatpacking District


    4 Stars | The Standard Hotel on the High Line is one of the most popular hotels in all of NYC. Celebrities and tourists alike love to spend their NYC visit here. The location is ideal for shopping and exploring the Meatpacking District.

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    The St. Regis New York

    Hotels & Accommodations in Midtown Manhattan


    5 stars | The St. Regis New York is one of the grand hotels that have their own unique charm. It is a 5 star luxury hotel that is very classic and beautifully decorated. Due to its location on 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, all major attractions are within easy reach. 

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    Four Season Hotel New York Downtown (from 2022)

    Hotels & Accommodations in Financial District


    5 Stars | Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown is one of the 5-star hotels in this area, offering luxury on all levels: a great bar, swimming pool, spa and a restaurant by celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. So if you are looking for a very special hotel, you should check this one out.

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