You can’t get much closer to Manhattan's cruise ship terminal than this contemporary boutique hotel in Hell’s Kitchen, where you can literally see the ships pulling in on the Hudson River, just a block away. There’s no better place to catch the view than from the buzzy rooftop bar, The Press Lounge, which draws its fair share of locals for views of Midtown Manhattan on one side and the river on the other. The spacious rooms — which average around 275 square feet — were renovated in 2016. They're bright and airy, with contemporary décor, high ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows that make them feel like quintessential New York lofts. The terminal-adjacent location is ideal for embarkation day, but keep in mind you will be west of all of the city's attractions — even Times Square is about a 15-minute walk away.
The Details: 653 11th Avenue at 48th Street; doubles from $299; ink48.com