Hard Rock Hotel New York

Rock ’n’ roll in the heart of Manhattan

Upon entering the Hard Rock Hotel New York, you might mistake it for a museum: the lobby's a treasure trove of New York City music memorabilia, with NYC native Alicia Keys' yellow Max Azria Atelier Vanity Fair Oscar party dress as a dramatic centerpiece. Linger a bit longer to quickly realize you've arrived at a luxury hotel, and just in case you've missed it — a cheerful attendant will greet you with a smile and direct you upstairs to the second-floor check-in.

The Hard Rock Hotel wants you to enjoy the music — the hotel's Jeffrey Beers design weaves a musical motif throughout the property's 446 rooms, two-floor entertainment space and four dining options. With live music playing most nights of the week, a full calendar of scheduled concerts and thoughtful touches — the hotel will deliver a Fender guitar to your door — the Hard Rock feels and sounds very alive.
Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The lobby's circular shape and mirrored panels surrounding the marble staircase create a unique visual effect of metal work that looks like guitar strings.
  • The Times Square hotel's intelligently designed rooms maximize the space with clever features like floor-length mirrors tucked into the closest, partitions to segment the space and ample natural lighting courtesy of the large windows.
  • The rooms deliver on the expected amenities — Lavazza espresso machines, quality linens and marble bathrooms — and delight in unique experiential amenities — select either a Crosley record player or a Fender guitar with over-ear headphones and an amplifier to provide the soundtrack for your stay.
  • RT60 Rooftop Bar & Lounge serves as the Hard Rock Hotel’s crown jewel. Nestled on the 34th floor, the two terraces, weekend brunch and rotation of DJs spinning tracks create atmosphere and fantastic views.
  • If you want to feel like a VIP, opt for a stay in the Rock Star Suite, which is larger than most Manhattan apartments and complete with a giant patio, two floors — one designated for the bedroom — and a private elevator entrance on both suite floors.

Things to Know

  • The Midtown Manhattan hotel's invite-only — although rumor has it that the concierge desk occasionally provides lucky guests with a ticket — entertainment hot spot The Venue on Music Row has already hosted the likes of John Legend, Florence and the Machine and Nas in the first few months after opening.
  • Yankees fans will love NYY, the hotel’s fine-dining establishment, for the signature wall decorated with autographs from 86 legendary Bronx Bombers. All guests will enjoy the sustainable, locally sourced heritage steaks and seafood.
  • There’s a street entrance for locals and a separate elevator entrance for guests to allow for foot traffic and guest privacy.

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Getting There
159 West 48th Street, New York, New York 10036
NeighborhoodMidtown Manhattan
JFK (30-50 min)   LGA (22-40 min)   EWR (28-50 min)