The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park

Laid-back luxury on Manhattan's southern tip

Located at the southern point of Manhattan, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park has a prime view of the city’s star attraction: the Statue of Liberty. Its position is one of the main highlights, but as you would expect of the Ritz-Carlton brand, the service, style and amenities of this sumptuous spot are equally impressive.

The spacious hotel originally opened in 2002 and to this day is the only luxury waterfront property in Manhattan. The interior design (which was updated in 2009) is a fusion of art deco and contemporary, with nautical references throughout the hotel and its 298 guest rooms.

It’s a great New York City address for families and with its close proximity to Wall Street, it’s a popular base for business travelers as well.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The Battery Park hotel offers unparalleled views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The suites facing the harbor are furnished with telescopes for a closer look at these iconic New York landmarks.
  • The bespoke, butler-drawn bath menu is especially nice after a long day of sightseeing. Themed soaks include Wall Street (complete with a classic Manhattan cocktail), romance and the rubber ducky bath for little ones.
  • A stay on The Ritz-Carlton’s staple Club Level is worth the splurge. It will grant you access to an exclusive lounge, complimentary beverages and light meals all day.
  • Although you’re close to some of the city’s main attractions, the typical hustle of Manhattan is nowhere to be seen. It’s tranquil in this corner of Battery Park, so an uninterrupted sleep is guaranteed. But don’t worry, the action of NYC is only a short walk or cab ride away.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park maintains a Saks Fifth Avenue hotline, where you can access personal shoppers and have them hand-deliver a bespoke selection of items as part of the brand’s Saks Save Me program, which is helpful for last-minute events or gifts.

Things to Know

  • There are limited options for decent restaurants, bars and cafés in the area. Head slightly further north to Tribeca for notable gems like Locanda Verde, Yves or Marc Forgione.
  • Request a room facing the harbor, where you’ll have postcard views of the Statue of Liberty, Jersey City and Ellis Island.
  • The luxury hotel is located close to the southern entrance of the FDR highway, so it’s relatively easy to catch a ride directly uptown and not have to contend with the stop-and-go of city traffic.
  • Book in advance if you’re planning on visiting during a holiday weekend. It’s also wise to plan ahead if you’re traveling in a larger group and would like a connecting suite.

The Rooms

  • Accommodations are spacious by New York standards, staring at 425 square feet for the Deluxe Rooms and maxing out at a roomy 2,500 square feet in The Ritz-Carlton Suite.
  • All rooms feature sleek marble soaking tubs and separate showers. The suites have double sinks in the bathrooms, making it easier for couples to get ready at the same time.
  • Work desks are outfitted with data ports and dual-line telephones, which are convenient for business travelers.
  • The beds are plush with 400-thread-count Frette linens, duvets and goose-down pillows.

Nearby Attractions

  • The National September 11 Memorial & Museum is a short stroll away, as are Wall Street and the historic Financial District.
  • The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Jersey City are all within view, and the concierge can coordinate boat tours with Manhattan by Sail, which board on the pier in front of the New York City hotel.
  • The relatively new lifestyle mecca that is Brookfield Place is just a few blocks away. Here you’ll find an upscale food court, restaurants and a variety of boutiques from luxury brands, including Gucci, DVF, Saks Fifth Avenue and Club Monaco among many others.

Getting There
2 West Street, New York, New York 10004
JFK (30-45 min)  
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park
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