Suite Terrace

The Hot List: Hotel Terraces

You spend all winter avoiding the cold and counting the days until summer, so when the temperature cruisespast 80 (like today), you rightly insist on frequenting the city's best rooftops, backyards and outdoorestablishments. The problem is, so does everyone else. Consider shedding the masses and upgrading tosomewhere a little more private. Behold: the five best hotel rooms with terraces in the city.

Soho Grand Hotel
North Loft

Soho Grand Hotel

The Terrace: The 1,800 square foot North Loft includes a steam shower, deco design and a 1,300 square foot terrace with a sculpture garden and a stunning view of the Empire State building.
The Tab: $5,000 per night.

Check In: 310 W. Broadway (between Canal and Grand), 212-965-3000

W Hotel New York
"Extreme Wow" Suite

W Hotel New York

The Terrace: You'll get past the name when you walk into this 750 square foot suite with floor-to-ceiling glass, plasmas everywhere (including the bathroom) and windows that open to a luxe corner wrap-around terrace outfitted with lounge chairs, dining table and Venetian-style stone wall.
The Tab: $2,400 per night.

Check In: 541 Lexington (at 49th St), 212-755-1200

Maritime Hotel
Penthouse Suite

Maritime Hotel

The Terrace: The 1,100 square foot Maritime Penthouse Suite is basically like being aboard your own private yacht: wooden floors, giant porthole windows and a 400 square foot terrace with the ever-indispensable outdoor shower...which we're sure you'll put to good use.
The Tab: $1,400 per night, 3 night minimum.

Check In: 363 W. 16th Street (at 9th Ave), 212-242-4300

New York Palace
Triplex Suite

New York Palace

The Terrace: 5,000 square feet, a grand piano, floor-to-ceiling windows, a Jacuzzi, a full dining room, a solarium with a fireplace, three stories to entertain your 300 friends and a massive 1,500 square foot terrace that you could live on.
The Tab: $15,000 per night.

Check In: 455 Madison (between 50th and 51st), 212-888-7000

Hotel on Rivington
The Penthouse

Hotel on Rivington

The Terrace: The LES version of the old guard New York Palace, The Penthouse is three floors of toys (all of the electronics, lighting, and windows are controlled by touch screen) and luxury (a fireplace and a Japanese soaking tub). The third floor terrace holds 60 people and includes two stone outdoor fireplaces, a large Jacuzzi, an outdoor shower and views of...everything.
The Tab: $4,000-$5,000 per night.

Check In: 107 Rivington (between Ludlow and Essex), 212-475-2600

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