Let’s be honest: When it comes to where to bach it up in the city that never sleeps, you still want a major place to sleep—after all that wining, dining, and late-night partying, which can be exhausting to say the least. Enter these hotels. Between their upscale restaurants, rooftop amenities (in the form of pools, bars, and a “ski chalet”), spas, and group-friendly packages, they’re bound to make you want to dial up the room service and never leave the grounds until it’s time to check out. Should you choose to see the sights, however, we’ve got itinerary options galore. Peruse this list of must-visit properties below, then hand off your favorite to those in charge of the actual planning process.
Hotel 50 Bowery NYC
Part of the charms of this Chinatown newbie on the block include: The Crown, an expansive rooftop lounge that’s ideal for toasting the bride-to-be, close proximity to all that is downtown (and Brooklyn), palatial one-bedroom Bowery Suites featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and original works of art curated by gallery Exhibition A, and a dim sum room service menu that caters the to midnight munchies from Chef Dale Talde of Rice & Gold. We’re talking pork buns, lobster and shrimp har gow, and all the dumplings a ravenous group could want, post Big Apple big night out.
Park South Hotel
For a “Joie de Vivre” vibe (in the heart of NYC), Park South Hotel fits the bill. This buzzy boutique landmark has everything vacationing foodies could want: bar snacks and skyscraper vistas at Roof, late-night pizza and hangover curing brunch eats at Covina Bar and Restaurant, and gastronomic delights at o ya (where you might catch a glimpse of celeb fans and #powercouple Blake and Ryan)—all helmed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Tim Cushman. Their glam rooms also serve as the perfect place to primp, with floor-length mirrors surrounded by giant windows to capture that good light. Plus, when you sign up for their joy of life club you’ll earn rewards points towards your next girls’ getaway at one of their sister properties.
Hotel Indigo Lower East Side New York
Most bridal squads flock to Hotel Indigo for their wildly popular Mr. Purple rooftop bar and lounge—that features bespoke libations and one of the best daytime pool parties in the city—but the hotel itself is just as good a reason to venture to the Lower East Side. For starters, the art theme and massive graffiti mural (courtesy of legends Lee Quiñones and Mr. Brainwash) really set them apart and the rooms’ spa-inspired bathrooms (complete with C.O. Bigelow apothecary amenities) will make you want to robe and chill for hours, or at least until that locally sourced minibar needs to be restocked. For besties looking to share the same home away from home abode, book the Duplex Penthouse Suite because #YOLO.
The Redbury New York
Considering The Rebury’s roots are steeped in women’s history (it originally opened as The Women’s Hotel in 1903 and was the first hotel in New York to provide housing for professional women), it makes total sense to bachelorette here. Awash in shades of red, with black and white photos of old New York dotting the hallways and bedroom walls, the hotel’s 259 recently renovated guest rooms offer it all: pizza parties delivered straight to your quarters via Marta (Danny Meyer’s delizioso Roman-style eatery that also serves up crispy antipasti in addition to killer pies), a pampered pets policy (in case you can’t leave your furry friend behind), daily passes to New York Sports Club (if you actually plan on working out), morning drip coffee in Caffè Marchio, a stay two nights, get the third night free special, and complimentary breakfast. What else do you need?
The Williamsburg Hotel
If your crew is more of the Brooklyn borough type, than say the Manhattan proper crowd, check into The Williamsburg Hotel for well-appointed rooms boosting large soaking tubs (fit for a pampered bride) and panoramas of the Manhattan skyline. They also lay claim to one of the largest rooftop pools in these parts, which conveniently sits right next to the soon-to-open Water Tower Bar. And if you’re a MOH (or maid) planning an itin that extends beyond the typical shenanigans (ahem, eating and drinking) you can take advantage of their newly launched neighborhood and cultural tours to browse the street art scene in Bushwick, cruise around BK in a motorcycle sidecar, and pedal across the city’s iconic bridges. Still craving more? There’s free yoga for hotel guests seven days a week. #Namaste
Sofitel New York
A midtown staple with plenty to brag about, this internationally minded hotel is within walking distance of Times Square for midday matinees, shopping on Fifth Avenue, and Bryant Park for people watching and coffee sipping alfresco, when it’s still too early for mimosas (if there’s such a thing). The real draw however, would have to be their four art-deco Prestige Suites featuring a 650-square-foot terrace that’s prime for bachelorette games. Downstairs you’ll find Gaby Brasserie, a French-inspired restaurant that aims to please with fromage platters, croque monsieurs, heaps of frites, and those aforementioned mimosas.
For the fashion-loving crowd, opt for Soho for its endless roster of designer boutiques, art galleries, and trending restaurants, nightlife venues, and bars—and for NoMo SoHo. Frette linens, toile-print pillows, splashes of soothing blue tones, and open format bathrooms ideal for hair and makeup elevate their posh rooms and suites, while a dreamy trellis entrance with twinkling lights makes this eclectic-meets-modern hotel an A+ choice in the neighborhood. And whatever you do, be sure to make a res for girls’ night out dinner at NoMo Kitchen. Craft cocktails and shareable plates like shishito peppers with bottarga and sea salt, local burrata with tiger figs, and spaghetti cacio e pepe are what you should fuel up on, before snapping a group pic under the Insta-worthy archway and hitting the town.
Sanctuary Hotel New York
While most rooftops in NYC are seasonally limited, Haven Rooftop at The Sanctuary Hotel keeps the party going year-round, with their indoor-outdoor heated retreat where you can dance and drink under the stars (and capture it all for the ‘gram). Come winter, it turns into The Haven Ski Chalet, so pack those monogrammed group outfits accordingly. The hotel's concierge team is also a text away and can assist with scoring tickets to Broadway shows like Mean Girls or Pretty Woman and you’ll never go hungry here, thanks to onsite restaurants Sushi by Bou (an underground omakase gem that makes a $50 per person, pre- or post-theater meal possible) and Tender (for a classic NYC steakhouse dinner complete with martinis).
Pod Times Square Hotel
If you’re the kind of HBIC who can’t be bothered to come up with a witty drink named after the bride, have no fear. The pros behind the bar at The Polynesian are here to help. This tiki bar in the middle of the concrete jungle churns out epic cocktails set on fire, sizzling with dry ice, and packed with every garnish you can imagine and they’re ready and willing to make your experience as custom as possible. Upstairs, you can retire to “Pod Pads,” furnished apartment-style rooms (complete with built-in kitchens) that are optimal for a good old-fashioned slumber party at a fraction of the price you would pay for a pricey Airbnb.
Spend 20 seconds stalking @moxychelesa on Instagram and you’ll quickly realize why it’s perfect for your bachelorette party. The New York City hotel is like stepping into a sophisticated nightclub in Italy (think: concrete walls reminiscent of ancient Roman ruins, except with gold specks all over it, and classic Italian statues, except they’re taking selfies). Located right in the middle of the popular flower district, the hotel boasts the most insane views of the city and is near all the hottest restaurants and bars the Big Apple has to offer. But, we wouldn’t blame you if you never left the hotel because it has everything you need: from free champagne the moment you check in, to floor-to-ceiling city views in every room, to an incredible rooftop bar, The Fleur Room, that was practically made for Instagram pictures. Oh, and did we mention the Italian food is as authentic as it gets? We’re still dreaming about the ravioli at their restaurant, Feroce.