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Discover where celebrities stay in New York

  • Travel 101
  • By Kiri Gordon
  • Published 15 June 2022
  • Revised 14 February 2023

Certain cities are synonymous with the stars that flock there, and in New York City, the stars shine the brightest. Singers, actors, artists and prominent historical figures have passed through the concrete jungle, making every turn and corner exciting. 

Perhaps you’ll run into Zendaya and Tom Holland on a casual stroll; Peter Dinklage could be grabbing a coffee on the go, or could you make the ultimate sighting and come across living legends, Robert De Niro or Al Pacino.

Whether you’re one for spotting your favourite celebrities in the wild, or simply want to enjoy the same luxurious amenities that they’ve experienced, then we’ve got you covered with a list of stunning New York luxury hotels that regularly host the rich and famous. 

For those craving a bit more historical heritage, there are many venues that played home to the stars of the past who still live on in our memories. However you choose to spend your A-list getaway, you can discover our sensational five-star hotels that house the most exclusive suites. So for your next visit to this metropolitan municipality - you can be sure no details were spared to give you the best experience possible.

Go back in time at The St. Regis New York

Previously spotted A-list residents: Salvador Dali, John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe.

Having hosted celebrity guests ever since the Gilded Age, The St. Regis New York is the epitome of New York culture. Founded by John Jacob Astor IV who lost his life on the ill-fated Titanic, this historical institution is a monument to eras gone by.  

With guests including surrealist icon Salvador Dalí, actual Beatle John Lennon and silver screen goddess Marilyn Monroe, you’ll feel like an award winner in this opulent Beaux-Arts building. Sip on a martini and channel James Bond at the King Cole Bar, which was named after the Maxfield Parrish mural, or try a Bloody Mary which was first mixed there in 1934. For the ultimate celebrity experience, a stay at the 1,700 square-foot Imperial Suite is guaranteed to do the trick. 

The eye-catching red doors lead to a luxurious marbled interior that boasts a chinoiserie-style four-poster bed, a crystal chandelier and a soaking tub. Architectural Digest quoted the general manager as saying ‘The Imperial Suite is truly one of the St. Regis’s most distinctive and dramatic spaces,’ and we can confirm it very much is.

Bedroom at The St. Regis New York

Bedroom at The St. Regis New York

X marks the spot at The Mark

Previously spotted A-list residents: Emma Watson, Kerry Washington, Selena Gomez, Donatella Versace, Michael Kors, Pharrell Williams, P Diddy.

Located on Manhattan’s chic Upper East Side, The Mark is a hub of celebrity activity. Stars such as Emma Watson, Kerry Washington and Selena Gomez, have brought their own touch of glamour to the halls of this trendy New York hotel. 

If you choose to stay here, you can pick from nearly 150 lavish rooms, suites and even a separate living penthouse apartment. The Madison King offers stunning views of Madison Avenue, while the Courtyard Junior Suite gives you the homey feel of a townhouse garden vista. The Mark Penthouse boasts a roof terrace, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a living and dining room and even a library across its sprawling two floors. If it’s good enough for Oprah, it’s good enough for us. 

A session at the fitness centre will leave you feeling like Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady and you can tickle your taste buds at the Michelin-starred Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Celebrity hairstylist Frédéric Fekkai has set up shop at the Mark’s luxury hair salon and is sure to leave your tresses more perfect than Kendall Jenner’s.

According to Vogue, The Mark was host to many fabulous fashion soirees over the years, with parties thrown by Donatella Versace and Michael Kors, as well as music moguls Pharrell Williams and Diddy. It’s definitely the place to be.

Terrace at The Mark

Terrace at The Mark
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Four Seasons Hotel New York for every season

Previously spotted A-list residents: Princess Diana, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Thom Browne, Zac Posen, Martha Stewart.

Four Seasons Hotel New York is so iconic that it’s where Princess Diana, Aretha Franklin and Elton John regularly frequented. With stars of such calibre, it’s no wonder fashion designers Thom Browne and Zac Posen flock there to celebrate Thanksgiving with Martha Stewart. 

With a location on Billionaire’s Row, this New York landmark undoubtedly attracts a feast of famous faces.
The Ty Warner Penthouse is a must for the ultimate in luxury that is sure to make guests feel like a royal. Hailed as one of the most expensive hotel suites in North America, it occupies the entire 52nd floor, ensuring an unrivalled panoramic view of the Big Apple. It includes impressive amenities such as four balconies, a fully outfitted library, in-room massages, an infinity soak tub in the master bathroom, and a chauffeured Rolls-Royce to take you anywhere you want in style.

Like the sound of this posh pad? Discover our list of the most expensive hotels in New York for more star-studded properties.

Views from The Four Seasons New York Suite

Views from The Four Seasons New York Suite

Surrounded by plush opulence at Mandarin Oriental, New York

Previously spotted A-list residents: Jerry Hall, Dennis Hopper, Liam Neeson.

Whether you prefer to gaze at Central Park or take in the unmistakable skyline of Manhattan, the sublime rooms at the Mandarin Oriental, New Yorkall have breathtaking panoramic views of NYC. Celebrities including model Jerry Hall and iconic actors Dennis Hopper and Liam Neeson have all reportedly stayed at this lavish New York hotel. 

To fully embrace the celebrity lifestyle, treat yourself to the Presidential Suite, which offers 2,640 square feet of pure luxury. With silks, marbles and crystals adorning the rooms, you can make use of the private living quarters for a prolonged period of time. The city view soaking tub is truly a chef’s kiss.

Swim with a view at Mandarin Oriental, New York

Swim with a view at Mandarin Oriental, New York

Get Presidential at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Previously spotted A-list residents: Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra, Sir Paul McCartney, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel hotel is known as the New York White House, as it has hosted many US Presidents over the years. To truly feel like commander in chief, you must check out the Empire Suite. With more of an apartment feel, it has been designed by renowned architect Thiery Despont. 

It boasts Central Park views and room enough to host a large group who want to make the most of their New York holiday. Other notable guests include Mick Jagger, Frank Sinatra, and Sir Paul McCartney, and it has been long rumoured to be the setting for JFK’s alleged affair with Marilyn Monroe. From screen royalty to actual royalty, Prince William and Kate Middleton have also stayed here when visiting the city.

Stunning interiors at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Stunning interiors at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

The SoHo Grand is grand indeed

Previously spotted A-list residents: Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Lindsay Lohan, George Clooney.

Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon and Carrie Bradshaw herself, Sarah Jessica Parker have both stayed at the SoHo Grand Hotel in New York. 

Surrounded by bars and restaurants, it puts you in the hub activity where you can do anything and meet anyone - even Mean Girl, Lindsay Lohan. Thursday to Saturday nights are rife for celeb sightings, as a DJ drops the beats in a cool warehouse-style setting, making it the place to be for a party. 

To truly live like a star, you can stay at the Loft South, designed by respected interior designer William Sofield. The floor-to-ceiling windows will show the most beautiful vistas of NYC both during the day and at nighttime. George Clooney is even a fan.

Opulent room at SoHo Grand Hotel

Opulent room at SoHo Grand Hotel

Extra, extra read all about it in The New York EDITION

Previously spotted A-list residents: Rihanna, Victoria Beckham.

The ultimate destination for the fashion-forward crow, The New York EDITION regularly hosts models, designers and red carpet favourites. Rihanna has been photographed leaving the hotel many times and has hosted a lavish party for Fashion Week a few years back.  

The Penthouse Suite’s tranquil yet luxury decor offers a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. With a gorgeous view of Madison Square Park and a separate living area sprawled across the 1,350  square feet it occupies, it will give you an A-list treatment for sure. Victoria Beckham has been a guest on quite a few occasions.

Moody interiors at The New York EDITION

Moody interiors at The New York EDITION

Discover where celebrities stay in New York FAQs

What is the hotel where most movie stars stayed? 

The St. Regis has hosted some of the greats including Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, while the SoHo Grand is popular with modern-day Hollywood royalty.

Which hotel is popular with the fashion crowd? 

The New York EDITION has been the setting for many fashion parties and been home to models and designers alike. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid have also been known to prep for the Met Gala at the Mark.

New York City is filled with A-listers who adore luxury, opulence and unparalleled comfort, and so do you. There’s no better way to make yourself feel like you’ve just booked the lead in a Marvel franchise or had a sell-out show at Madison Square Garden than staying in a celeb-friendly hotel. So next time you’re visiting the city that never sleeps, make sure you check out the very best luxury hotel suites in New York.

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