The Best Hotels to Book Near Manhattan Bridge, New York City

Securing a room with a view at hotel Mr. C Seaport is certainly not a bridge too far
Securing a room with a view at hotel Mr. C Seaport is certainly not a bridge too far | Courtesy of Mr. C Seaport / Expedia
Rachel Eva Lim

You can’t stay in New York City without visiting the Manhattan Bridge. From swanky Lower East Side pads to arty stays in Brooklyn, here are the finest hotels for your next trip to the Big Apple.

Want to experience the best of both Manhattan and Brooklyn? Stay near the iconic Manhattan Bridge. Built between 1901 and 1909, the suspension bridge hovers over the East River, connecting south-eastern Manhattan with the west side of Brooklyn. It includes a pedestrian walkway and separate bikeway, making it the perfect place for a cycle in the morning or to end your day with a picture-perfect sunset stroll. Besides top-quality restaurants, cafes and bars, you’ll find an assortment of great hotels in the vicinity to suit just about any traveler.

1. Mr. C Seaport

Boutique Hotel

Mr. C Seaport
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Situated amid the cobbled lanes of South Street Seaport, this hotel occupies a prime position in the Financial District. Take your pick from 66 well-appointed rooms, furnished with contemporary touches: think glossy teak veneer, rain showers and large beds topped with Italian linens. Certain rooms and suites come with balconies that overlook the East River, Brooklyn Bridge and gorgeous New York skyline – perfect for enjoying a sundowner.

2. Hotel 50 Bowery

Boutique Hotel

Hotel 50 Bowery
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Creative minds, this is the stay for you. The vibrant pet-friendly hotel in the heart of Chinatown pays homage to New York’s artsy roots. Besides an in-house art gallery run by the Museum of Chinese in America, you’ll also find bold and colorful artwork – curated specially for the hotel by Exhibition A – in the large, bright guest rooms. Be sure to stop by rooftop bar The Crown, where you can enjoy classic and seasonal Asian-inspired cocktails while taking in knockout views of the surroundings.

3. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Boutique Hotel, Eco Hotel

The rooftop pool at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge with the Financial District and the Statue of Liberty in the distance
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Sustainability takes pride of place at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. It makes use of low-energy lighting, smart heating and cooling systems, and irrigates its waterfront park via a rainwater reclamation program. As far as the rooms go, you’ll find comfy beds lined with 100 percent organic cotton sheets, furnishings made from reclaimed wood, expansive windows that let in plenty of natural light and lots of in-room greenery. Farm-to-table restaurant The Osprey serves up a delightful rotating menu of seasonal dishes made with the freshest ingredients.

4. The Tillary Hotel Brooklyn

Boutique Hotel

The Tillary Hotel, Dumbo, New York
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Sandwiched between the Barclays Center and East River waterfront, this hotel offers a convenient location to explore Brooklyn and the area around Manhattan Bridge. The rooms follow a mid-century modern aesthetic, including plush beds topped with luxurious Frette linens and amenities from C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries. Make use of the on-site fitness center and grab breakfast to-go from the cafe. It’s also a pet-friendly hotel, so your furry friend is most welcome to join the trip.

5. NU Hotel Brooklyn

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Room at NU Hotel Brooklyn
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Eclectic furnishings and a casual-cool vibe reign supreme at this Brooklyn hotel. Choose from a range of comfortable pads that are designed to mirror an artist’s loft. Egyptian cotton bed linen and rain showers come as standard, while some rooms are outfitted with colorful Brooklyn-themed murals, painted by local artists, and hammocks strung from the ceiling. Grab a hotel bike and explore the neighborhood – the Manhattan Bridge is only a five-minute cycle away.

6. Aloft New York Brooklyn

Boutique Hotel

Twin room at Aloft New York Brooklyn, Dumbo, New York features modern design, a work desk and TV
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Guest rooms at this hip, pet-friendly chain hotel are simply appointed, but offer a reasonably priced stay in Downtown Brooklyn. Work up a sweat at the on-site fitness center before refueling with gourmet bites and drinks from the self-serve pantry. You’ll also be walking distance from Brooklyn’s top sights, including the lush and leafy Prospect Park, Cobble Hill’s fashion-forward stores and dining hotspots, as well as both Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge.

7. The Leon Hotel


Modern connected guest rooms in grey, black and white hues with pale beige carpeting at the Leon Hotel in NYC
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Located in Lower Manhattan, a stay at The Leon Hotel puts you within easy reach of the trendy Lower East Side, complete with hip restaurants and bars, and the popular Soho shopping strip. Minimalist rooms come with large beds and coffee machines for your morning cup of joe; some offer sweeping views of the city. Grab one of New York’s best cheesy slices at the nearby Scarr’s Pizza and scarf it down while traipsing across the Manhattan Bridge at sunset.

8. The Nolitan

Boutique Hotel

Corner guest room in minimalist, industrial-chic style with in-room tub and floor-to-ceiling windows at the Nolitan, NYC
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This charming boutique hotel boasts stylish, spacious interiors and an unbeatable Lower Manhattan location. The 57 accommodations are done up in an industrial-chic aesthetic, complete with hardwood oak flooring and Venetian plaster walls. Book the suite for views of Williamsburg Bridge and the Empire State Building. You can grab a free gym pass from the front desk, or explore the area on one of the complimentary bikes or skateboards – be sure to borrow an iPad to plan your route.

Looking for somewhere different to stay in New York City? Book into one of the best hotels with pools in Manhattan, and enjoy the skyline in style. Or make the most of a different must-see landmark with a stay at one of the best hotels near the Brooklyn Bridge. And don’t miss out on any of the best outdoor activities in the Big Apple, or the best restaurants for lunch.

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