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The most private hotels in New York

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

Sometimes you just need to escape to the Big City without anyone knowing that you’re there. Booking a New York private hotel is the best way to explore whilst remaining under the radar. You may even be looking for somewhere that has everything you need at the hotel so that you don’t need to step foot outside? Our luxury hotels provide you with all the privacy you need, with discreet staff and spacious private suites and rooms that give you the anonymity and space you need to fully relax.

See our New York City’s luxury hotels, for the ultimate privacy. 

Get the celeb treatment at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

This iconic landmark on the Upper East Side is famous for its sophistication, high levels of hospitality and, of course, its attention to detail when it comes to privacy. The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is the hotel of choice for the rich and famous due to its discreet service. The attentive staff can book secluded spa rooms to de-stress after a long day. Or perhaps an intimate private dining room experience in onsite restaurant Dowling’s. 

You should book one of the impressive suites to ensure absolute privacy. The Empire Suite is pure opulence with views over Central Park. The unique design by Thiery Despont means you can immerse yourself in high-quality luxury during your stay. The Carlyle Suite is perfect if you plan on entertaining during your visit, the grand piano being the pièce de résistance.

The likes of Lady Gaga, Madonna, Princess Dianna and Prince William and Kate have all stayed at the hotel (not that you’d have ever known it), thanks to its impeccable hospitality, luxury, and privacy. 

Dining at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Dining at The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

Met Gala favourite The Mark

Known for its avant-garde style, top-drawer hospitality and the highest quality technology, The Mark is hailed as New York’s most lavish hotel. It’s perfect for those looking for a getaway with the utmost privacy. That’s why Meghan Markle decided to host her baby shower here away from prying eyes, and why so many celebs like Kim K opt to use the hotel as their base during the Met Gala. The Mark has many options to ensure a low-key stay, such as private dining, personal shopping, and even meeting rooms and events. 

For the ultimate in luxury and privacy, The Mark Penthouse is the largest hotel penthouse in the whole of the US. Overlooking Central Park from the balcony, you’ll have two floors that have five bedrooms, four fireplaces, six bathrooms, a library, a dining room, and a conservatory. The perfect place for going off-grid for a while. 

The Mark Rooftop

The Mark Rooftop
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Private museum tours at The Peninsula New York

Not only are you guaranteed a private and sumptuous stay at The Peninsula New York, but the hotel can help you access museums and attractions before they’re open to the public. For example, the MoMA is available to Peninsula guests outside of opening times – yes, really. The attentive staff will ensure a discreet stay at the hotel, with private dining options such as the stunning rooftop with incredible views over the city or intimate dining space in the Clement bar. 

When looking for a private hotel room in New York, book the Peninsula Suite, where you’ll enjoy an elegant and glamorous stay overlooking Fifth Avenue. The Grand Suite has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining room, and a kitchen - perfect for those looking to retire to their room in peace after a long day.

The Peninsula New York

The Peninsula New York

It’s all about privacy at Crosby Street Hotel

The Crosby Street Hotel was created with privacy in mind. In fact, famous faces such as Rachel Weisz, Carey Mulligan, Jude Law, and Penelope Cruz are some of those who have taken advantage of this peaceful hotel. During your stay, guests can book a private tour of the hotel’s art collection and even private tours of the nearby galleries. The hotel has a private screening room to enjoy a movie from one of its 99 leather seats. The garden offers peace and tranquility for you to escape the city. 

All the rooms are opulent and grand, but none more so than the Meadow Suite, which provides its visitors with floral and nature themes throughout. The Crosby Suite is a two-bedroom haven that is an explosion of colour and fun. The views over Manhattan are sure to relax you. 

Crosby Street Hotel

Crosby Street Hotel

Exclusive private tours and attractions in New York

When looking for luxury New York City holidays, you’re likely to want to explore the city in the most private way possible. 

One of the best things to do is to explore the sights via a private limousine. Your personal driver will take you along the streets of lower Manhattan and educate you on some of NY’s most iconic landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, the vibrant China Town, and the Museum mile. 

Step aboard a private boat tour at sunset. Sail past the iconic attractions of the Big Apple whilst you enjoy a bottle of Champagne. Watch the sun set over the city that never sleeps whilst an experienced guide explains what you see. 

There are also several private museum and art gallery viewings that can be arranged for you before your visit. As well as a plethora of private dining options across the city. There is also no need to join the crowds when taking advantage of NYC’s iconic shopping scene, since many of the hotels will assist you with private shopping - some even with personal stylists. 

New York skyline

New York skyline

The most private hotels in New York FAQs

Where is the best private dining in New York?

For private dining in New York, you can either book an intimate room at The Mark or perhaps an exclusive section of the restaurant at The New York EDITION. 

Where can I get private luxury tours in New York?

Your hotel concierge will be able to book your private luxury tours, whether it’s a sightseeing yacht tour, helicopter ride, intimate restaurant, shopping, or museum visit.

Where’s the most private hotel in New York?

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel, has been discreetly housing the rich and famous for years. They pride themselves on privacy. 

So, whether you’re looking for a penthouse suite to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, somewhere to relax and be pampered or a place to house your ‘glam’ team whilst you prepare for an event, we’ve got the private luxury hotels in New York for you.

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