The 10 Most Ridiculously Photogenic Hotels In New York

Jessica Colley Clarke | April 10, 2017

Exposed brick fireplaces. Scenic rooftop bars. Bathtubs with a view. Artfully arranged breakfast plates. Every detail of these hotels is worthy of filling your Instagram feed and impressing lots people you don't know by showing them how fancy you are. Stay here for the likes, but, please, try to look up from your phone while you're there--you can stare at the photos when you get home.


Urban Cowboy B&B

Why it made the list

Zero people would be surprised to find that the eclectic renovations of this historic Brooklyn townhouse were made by an Instagram stylist, which is apparently an existing job title. Quirky antiques paired with modern furniture, and a roll-up door in the living room make every room in this rustic chic bed-and-breakfast highly snap worthy.

Set in a renovated 100-year-old townhouse, Williamsburg’s only bed and breakfast combines the neighborhood’s renegade spirit with an eye for design. Common spaces include an… Read More


Ace Hotel

Why it made the list

Smeg refrigerators, turntables, and acoustic guitars are bound to end up in your feed, because everyone loves looking cool and these are all very cool things--and they can all be found at the Ace Hotel. The rooms also have vintage furniture, Pendleton blankets, and cozy hooded robes for great selfies--but you are allowed to wear them without taking a picture, too. That is acceptable.

Ace is a boutique hotel that breaks the mold and brings a "Pacific Northwest cool" type of vibe to the historic NoMad neighborhood. At this… Read More


The Standard, High Line

Why it made the list

Wall-to-wall windows bring the magic hour into every room, no filter necessary. But the spacious, stand-alone bathtubs make the most envy-inducing shots--and they also make great bathtubs!

André Balazs’s architectural statement on the West Side has always been one of New York’s hottest hotels. The High Line Park runs directly underneath it,… Read More


The NoMad Hotel

Why it made the list

Vintage details in this charming hotel will transport your feed to a more romantic time. Our recommendation? Pics of the cozy leather chairs, the mahogany writing desk, the freestanding clawfoot tub.

Named after the emerging neighborhood where it’s located, this upscale-bohemian property was one of the most talked-about hotels when it opened in 2012. Designed by… Read More


Hotel on Rivington

Why it made the list

An ultramodern Instagram aesthetic needs a stay at the Hotel on Rivington. Design is sleek and minimal at this Lower East Side hotel. The Manhattan skyline is the focal point of each room. Insta tip: some rooms come with a Japanese-style deep soaking tub.

A pioneer when it opened back in 2004, this glass-walled hotel on the Lower East Side remains an excellent choice for being right in the… Read More


The William Vale

Why it made the list

No one will complain if you Instagram before you eat at the William Vale. The food by Italian chef Andrew Carmellini is picture perfect, from breakfast on the balcony in your room to sunset cocktails on the rooftop bar.

Every room has a big balcony at the William Vale, a hotel towering 22 stories above low-rise Williamsburg. Manhattan views are dynamite throughout, from the… Read More


Gramercy Park Hotel

Why it made the list

Anybody can take a good photo at the Gramercy, because it's just that pretty. Bold colors from cobalt blue to cherry red, velvet drapes, and impeccable design make every shot a work of art.

A completely over the top, bold design and an impressive art collection make this luxury property from boutique hotelier Ian Schrager really stand out. The… Read More


Hotel Americano

Why it made the list

A stunningly beautiful hotel can call itself Americano even though most of its accents feel Japanese. Just Gram your bento box room service and stunning platform bed. Collect your likes and don’t ask any questions. Except, “Where’s the rooftop pool?” It's also stunning (and a little bit Japanese).

Overlooking the High Line Park, this boutique property mirrors the artistic and stylish spirit of Chelsea. The fashionable neighborhood is full of galleries and unique… Read More


McCarren Hotel and Pool

Why it made the list

Cultivating feed envy is a time-honored art. McCarren guests post photos of all of the fun they’re having at the pool, and then they move on to their private balcony, and take a photo of themselves having fun there, too. They can then head up to the rooftop bar, and take another picture of themselves having fun there, and start the cycle all over again.

Overlooking McCarren Park in a prime spot in Williamsburg, this boutique hotel delivers big on amenities--a rooftop bar with gorgeous Manhattan views, refined comfort food… Read More


The Ludlow

Why it made the list

The Ludlow could be its own lifestyle ambassador. From its sleek rooms (some with furnished terraces) to the lobby lounge with its big fireplace and worn couches, every photograph is a scene. Don’t forget to switch venues for a walk in the garden or a meal at on-site restaurant, Dirty French. You can take more pictures there.

The latest stylish creation from hotelier Sean MacPherson, this property embodies the effortlessly cool attitude of the Lower East Side. Like many MacPherson hotels, people… Read More