5 One-of-a-Kind NYC Hotel Rooms That Make a Strong Case for a Staycation

You spend half your day avoiding garbage piles and subway grates on the street, and the other half steering your body around slow-moving tourists. The summer months can be brutal (and we haven’t even mentioned the heat) so sometimes you need a break from New York—even if that means, um, staying in New York.Thankfully, this city is home to an ever-changing roster of some of the most glam hotels in the world, so you won’t have to go far when you decide to check out on life and check in to one of these amazing staycation suites. 

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Nomo Soho

Panoramic Penthouse Residence At Nomo Soho

If your idea of the perfect staycation is centered around good grub, you’ll enjoy holing up at NoMo SoHo’s extravagant suite before stumbling downstairs for a gourmet meal at NoMo Kitchen. The bites here include homemade focaccia, baby beets and labne, and pork belly with rhubarb, strawberry, coriander and citrus (to name a few), all crafted by recently named executive chef Jesse Olson. And while the food is a star all on its own, there’s also the casual (OK, not so casual) penthouse residence with massive picture windows that reveal panoramic NYC views from one of the tallest buildings in this part of town. Whether it’s just you or you’re planning to invite 20 of your closest friends for a get-together in one of the suite’s many living areas or on the private wraparound terrace, it’ll be easy to use every inch of this 1,100-square-foot space.

Arlo Soho

Terrace Rooms At Arlo Soho

Did you ever think you’d be able to strip down to your birthday suit and take a shower outside in New York, a la your Hamptons or Fire Island summer share? Well, at Arlo SoHo, the boutique property has made this one-of-a-kind experience a reality for guests staying in one of its Terrace Rooms. Here, you’ll find contemporary digs and stunning downtown views from the terrace, along with two lounge chairs for sunning yourself (or just drying off) after you’ve enjoyed soaping up alfresco with a unique Sorachi Ace beer soap. Bonus: With rates starting at $199 per night, it’s one of the most affordable luxurious experiences on this list.

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Riverhouse At 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Ever see those sick apartments on Million Dollar Listing New York and wonder how you can one day score a place like that? Just check in at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, where the gigantic suite is definitely worthy of its “house” moniker. Floor-to-ceiling windows, a hammock (!) overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge, a freestanding stone bathtub and a plush leather sofa make this one of the most lavish suites in Kings County. It’s the definition of a comfortable, romantic getaway for you and your bae. Or, since there are two separate rooms—each with a king size bed—the opulent digs and million-dollar views can be yours at a more affordable price should you decide to go in on it with a few friends.

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Penthouse Suite At The James Nomad

When the walls of your railroad apartment start to close in on you, spread out in a 1,050-square-foot penthouse suite at The James NoMad, one of New York’s newest luxury boutique hotels and home of the revamped Italian eatery Scarpetta. Separate living and sleeping spaces are a given in one of these two sprawling suites, which also boast enough seating for a Sunday-night family dinner, a private wet bar for mixing up your favorite cocktails and one of the sexiest bath/shower combos in all of Manhattan.

The Beekman

Turret Suite At The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel

The Beekman’s dome-skylighted atrium lobby is probably one of the most Instagrammed hotel spots in the city, if not the world. But tucked away through a private entrance on an upper floor are two penthouse suites so exclusive, you’ll need at least $6,500 a night to access just one. Located in a turret, an architectural feature of the hotel’s historic 19th-century building, both aptly named rooms have antique stone fireplaces, marble bathrooms, freestanding tubs and dramatic pitched ceilings filled with gorgeous light. Each suite also has access to a private terrace that’s basically the size of an average NYC apartment, with bird’s eye view of the Woolworth Building, City Hall Park and One World Trade Center.