Best Hotels to Book Near Long Beach, New York

Take a trip along New Yorks southern coastline and relax by the soft sands and sea views that Long Beach has to offer
Take a trip along New York's southern coastline and relax by the soft sands and sea views that Long Beach has to offer | © Timothy Schenck / Alamy Stock Photo
Sara Darling

With endless miles of inviting sands, New York’s Long Beach without a doubt lives up to its name. Known to many as the “City by the Sea”, Long Beach sits just off the southern coastline of New York. Whatever you plan to do on your visit here, be sure to stay somewhere with a great place to rest your head at the end of an adventurous day – now bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Garden City Hotel

Luxury, Spa Hotel

The indoor pool at Garden City Hotel with warm lighting, deck chairs and potted plants.
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Built in 1874, the historic Garden City Hotel exudes old-school glamour from the moment the valet parks your car. Having undergone a complete renovation in 2014, the 269 spacious rooms and suites are homely and elegant – all finished with luxe gold and jewel tones that complement the state of the art technology, large beds, and abundance of pillows. With a roomy spa, sauna, pool and stunning grounds, guests are not crowded here. Be sure to bring your glad rags to enjoy the on-site restaurants including the latest edition: the Red Salt Room by David Burke.

2. Springhill Suites Carle Place


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The Springhill Suites are situated in an enviable position, close to Jones Beach. Opened in 2015, the modern four-story building offers 120 self-contained suites, which are ideal for the independent traveler. Each studio consists of an open plan living room and bedroom – with kettle, fridge and microwave – so you can totally unwind, or there is a lobby bar should you want to socialize. The grab-and-go breakfast is popular with guests who head out to take the short 35-minute train ride into New York City.

3. Inn at Great Neck

Boutique Hotel

Twin room at the Inn at Great Neck with two double beds, maroon-coloured carpet and walls, with artwork on the walls
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Located on the North Shore – about 20mi (32km) east of Manhattan – the Inn at Great Neck is a modern hotel that opened in 1995. Taking inspiration from the Great Gatsby, the rooms have a 1930s vibe enhanced with up-to-date amenities such as gel-infused pillow-top mattresses and large marble bathrooms. At just two blocks from the train station, this is a comfy base where guests can jump on the Long Island Rail Road to immerse themselves in the buzz of the city – or enjoy a pre or post excursion cocktail and dinner at the on-site Brasserie Americana Bar, Lounge and Restaurant.

4. The Rockaway Hotel


The Rockaway Hotel
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Offering an urban getaway just one block from the beach, the Rockaway Hotel sets the scene with a retro neon entrance sign and laid-back beach vibes continuing inside to the 53 spacious bedrooms – tastefully furnished with seaside artifacts and rattan furniture, in keeping with the property’s sustainability pledge. All of the timber is sourced from legally forested teak farms and the upholstery fabrics are environmentally friendly. With a heated outdoor pool, living wall rooftop bar and Margie’s restaurant – serving elevated American classics – it’s no wonder this is a hub for locals and guests.

5. The Vanderbilt

Chain Hotel, Luxury

A spacious, stylish suite with a large plush sofa at the Vanderbilt.
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The 5-star Vanderbilt is home to 17 luxury hotel rooms, nestled amidst exclusive rental residences. The building is designed to dazzle and the interior nods to Long Island’s motor racing history. The lobby boasts an impressive 22ft-high (6.7m) rotunda lobby, which also houses the à la carte Kingfish Oyster Bar and Restaurant – and original photographs from local artist, Andrew Blauschild, whose lensed beach scenes and surfers on the East End tastefully adorn the walls. All guests have access to the library, billiards and game room, outdoor swimming pool and terrace, while the hotel suites are nothing but majestic.

6. Hilton Garden Inn Roslyn


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Built in 1992, the Hilton Garden Inn is a modern hotel located in the harbor waterfront area. This 165-room property offers all mod cons and is conveniently situated for easy access into the city, with a bonus of a free shuttle service to and from destinations within 5mi (8km). An indoor pool is a big bonus after a day in the city and you can enjoy breakfast, drinks and dinner at the hotel’s Garden Grille and Bar.

7. Hotel Hugo

Suite Hotel, Pop-up Hotel, Hotel

Expansive views towards New jersey across the Hudson River can be enjoyed from the luxurious and contemporary bar at Hotel Hugo.
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Opened in 2014, the Hotel Hugo is a stylish, upscale 122-room boutique property designed with polished walnut and shiny chrome to create an art-meets-industrial vibe. The renovated print workshop takes up 20 floors and culminates at the sociable Bar Hugo on the rooftop. Offering first-class city and river views from the glass-walled peninsular, guests are advised to book a table on weekends to enjoy the mix of local DJs and house special cocktail, the Hugo – a mix of St Germaine, prosecco, lime and fresh mint.

8. Nu Hotel Brooklyn

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

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Nu Hotel Brooklyn is undeniably urban. Situated within an apartment block on Smith Street, the unassuming entrance leads to a small lobby and open kitchen where breakfast and craft drinks are served. In summer, seating spills over onto the pavement providing a lively, community vibe. The loft-inspired rooms are simple and comfortable with hardwood floors and mid-century-style furniture – and guests can choose from a Nu Perspective room that showcases original wall murals, such as a Brooklyn-scape or multi-colored flowers by textile designer, Kendra Beitzel. Top tip: specify a room at the back of the building if you are concerned about street noise.

9. Public Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Public Hotel
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With an impressive rooftop bar offering a 360-degree view over the city, the Public Hotel is situated in the heart of the hectic Lower East Side. Taking advantage of the newly reclaimed area, the property is designed by the man behind Studio 54, so expect lots of glass and neon, which continues throughout the communal spaces. The spacious, industrial-style rooms are almost secondary to the hip atmosphere which can be found in the three buzzy bars, Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant and a Public Arts space in the basement – this is possibly the coolest place to lay your head on the block.

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