The Best Hotels To Book For July 4th Weekend

This is how you crush your 4th of July weekend. Book.a room at one of these hotels and enjoy the fireworks show in style, with a drink in hand and a view to make your IG followers jealous.

March 29, 2023

The Best NYC Hotels To Book For July 4th Weekend

One of the most common questions we get is … which New York City hotel to book for July 4th. For those that know how to plan ahead and get a hotel with the right location you could enjoy a front row seat to the Macy’s July 4th fireworks show over the East River. Macy’s announces their firework details a few weeks before the holiday, but there’s a few things we have a general idea of what to expect from seeing this over the years. If you want to see the fireworks in person, make sure to start early and get a spot before 4pm. If you want to want to relax in the comfort of your room then book at one of the hotels on this list.

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The fireworks will be fired on 5 commercial boats on the East River, and the best viewing points are the parks along the water. You can see the location of the boats listed in the image below.

Macys  Fireworks Location

Each of these hotels have rooftop views of the East River and a bar, where you can relax with a drink and enjoy the fireworks like a VIP. Enjoy your Fourth Of July!

1. Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Situated on the redesigned Brooklyn waterfront, the 10-story tall 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge boasts incredible views of the Manhattan skyline and East River from its rooftop bar, Harriets. The hotel also features a range of luxurious amenities, including an upscale restaurant serving locally sourced cuisine, a spacious lounge with panoramic skyline views, a 50-person screening room, a Field House fitness center, and a convenient grab-and-go café. With its unbeatable location and top-notch amenities, the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is the ideal spot for a memorable 4th of July celebration.

2. William Vale

Located in the heart of Williamsburg, the contemporary and luxurious William Vale hotel features 183 rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, open-air balconies, and stunning views of Manhattan and its boroughs. Award-winning chef Andrew Carmellini directs five unique culinary concepts, and the rooftop bar, Westlight, offers breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline and live music on the evening of July 4th. Whether you're savoring Italian cuisine in a romantic setting or relaxing with a cocktail as you take in the fireworks, The William Vale is the perfect spot for a truly unforgettable 4th of July experience.

3. Graduate Hotel

A chic retreat amid the East River, Graduate Roosevelt Island blends modern amenities with a nod to Roosevelt Island history. Designed by internationally renowned firm Snøhetta, this hotel has bright, spacious rooms, stylish designs, and views of Manhattan and Queens that can be enjoyed from all floors. The Panorama Room rooftop bar offers a breathtaking view of the NYC skyline. North of the fireworks, this rooftop will give a streamlined view of the show once they start to go off.

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4. Wythe Hotel

Built in 2012, the Wythe Hotel is inspired by the rich history of Williamsburg's waterfront. It has been meticulously converted from a 117-year-old factory building. Combining stunning industrial design with incredible views of Manhattan, the hotel offers travelers an elevated experience to make any trip memorable. The restaurant Le Crocodile offers delicious French cuisine in a Parisian setting. Its rooftop bar, Bar Blondeau, is famous for its sunset cocktails and stunning Manhattan skyline views. It is the perfect place to enjoy the Macys 2022 fireworks show.

5. Ravel Hotel

Ravel Hotel is a boutique hotel in Long Island City offering lavishly decorated rooms that overlook the Manhattan skyline. Located a 15-minute walk from the nearest subway station, The Ravel provides comfort and convenience. During the Summer the Ravel’s rooftop area also turns into The Summer Club making it one of NYC’s hottest destinations for pool parties. And when 8pm strikes, to get a stunning view of the fireworks, head to the outdoor rooftop area for cocktails and a great view of Manhattan to get a spectacular view of the fireworks. This boutique hotel is a great place to relax in the city without the hassle of staying in Manhattan or Brooklyn.

6. Williamsburg Hotel

If you want to be in the heart of Brooklyn, The Williamsburg Hotel is your catch. Surrounded by excellent local culture, live music, and incredible dining. The hotel has one of the best rooftops. With a pool limited to guests only, a fully stocked bar, and beautiful views of Manhattan, it's easy to see why. On weekends the hotel brings in a rotating team of DJs who bring the energy and NYC party vibe. Booking a room at the Williamsburg Hotel is how to conquer July 4th like a VIP.

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7. Beekman Tower

Beekman Tower provides luxury accommodations in a 1920s Art Deco tower, featuring views of the United Nations and Beekman Place. This historic building combines New York City’s rich history with stunning views, a 5-star rooftop lounge, and state-of-the-art amenities. Located in Manhattan near the United Nations, the Beekman Tower has a beautiful rooftop Ophelia right on the east river. Not as close to the fireworks as the hotels mentioned above, the seats at Ophelia will still provide a comfortable view with food & drinks to enjoy.

8. Visa LIC

One of the less expensive hotels on the list, the Vista Hotel n in Long Island City is a decent hotel with a breathtaking rooftop terrace view. Guests can enjoy an on-site bar/lounge, restaurant, and outdoor terrace during their stay. The rooms are decent and clean, nothing edgy or highly fashionable like the other hotels, but considering the price and the view, this is a solid choice for July 4th weekend.

9. 50 Bowery Hotel

Hotel 50 Bowery is a boutique hotel located on the oldest street in New York City, Bowery Lane, at the edge of Chinatown. This hotel overlooks the Manhattan Bridge and has a great view of the Brooklyn skyline, perfect for the July 4th weekend. Besides the fireworks, the location makes it easy to take advantage of its convenient location near Canal Street and easy access to Chinatown, Little Italy, Greenwich Village, and SoHo.

10. Hotel Indigo LES

Hotel Indigo has a unique vibe that's worth a visit. Located in the Lower East Side, it's surrounded by vibrant street art and filled with fashionable guests. A giant mural created by graffiti legend Lee Quiñones greets guests, and the rooftop Mr. Purple offers spectacular 360-degree views of Manhattan. Mr. Purple is a legit solid rooftop bar closed off to non-guests on special occasions, so if you want to take advantage of the view on July 4th, be sure to book a room. Hotel Indigo is the furthest from the water of all the hotels listed, Mr. Purple, the view, and the area is why this hotel made the list.

11. AC Hotel by Marriott New York Downtown

Located on the Manhattan side of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, this hotel offers stunning views of the bridge and the surrounding skyline. A variety of this hotel’s guest rooms feature floor to ceiling views of East Rivers that are perfect for seeing the fireworks without even leaving your room. The hotel's location also puts it within easy reach of other popular attractions, including the 9/11 Memorial and One World Trade Center.

12. 33 Seaport Hotel

The 33 Seaport Hotel (formerly The Mr. C Seaport) is an excellent choice for a 4th of July trip in NYC, offering the closest view of the Brooklyn Bridge. With select rooms providing breathtaking views of the bridge and comfy, river-side terraces, you'll have an up-close and personal experience of the Macy's fireworks display. Situated in the vibrant Seaport district, the hotel is also conveniently located near Wall Street and One World Trade Center, making it the perfect base for exploring the city.

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