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8 Most Luxurious Hotel Bathrooms in New York City

In the city’s best hotel rooms, the bathrooms are more than functional—they’re sensational in their own right

Gold-plated fixtures, handcrafted white marble, flatscreen TVs and floor-to-ceiling windows with skyline views. The interior of a lavish hotel suite? Not exactly, that’s just the bathroom! New York City’s most luxurious hotel bathrooms rival some of the finest suites in town — and many have more square footage than the average New York City studio. Here is our roundup of the eight most decked-out hotel bathrooms in New York City.

 

The Plaza Edwardian Suite

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The Plaza
The Plaza induces some of the greatest real estate envy in New York — commanding the coveted corner of Fifth Avenue and Central Park South — and the classically opulent feel you’d expect from such a prestigious address is alive and well here, even in the bathrooms. The crème-de-la-crème is apparent in the hotel’s Edwardian Suite, whose bathroom has 24 carat gold-plated Sherle Wagner faucets, handcrafted white marble vanities, inlaid floral mosaics, large soaking tubs and a separate shower. The fragrant toiletries are courtesy of the on-site Caudalíe spa, and the thick towels are made of Turkish cotton. In short, it’s the kind of bathroom where you can imagine Cleopatra languidly soaking while attendants gently fan her with palm fronds. Suites from $1,155. 768 Fifth Ave., 212-759-3000, theplazany.com

 

The Standard

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The Standard
Owned by the dashing hotelier André Balazs (The Mercer in NYC, Chateau Marmont in L.A.), The Standard made headlines a few years back when nearby High Line park visitors reported they could look right into the hotel’s non-reflective windows and witness guests frolicking in the nude. Once you enter one of the Standard bathrooms, you’ll understand the temptation. Here, it’s not just a room with a view, but a bathroom with a view. In fact, the glass-clad Standard bathrooms have better vistas than some of the city’s priciest suites. One of the best is the Hudson Studio bathroom, which is awash in natural light and outfitted with a freestanding tub where you can gaze at boats gliding down the Hudson River and the glittering Manhattan skyline. The toilet also faces out; yes, this is a “loo with a view.” Plus, there’s a rainshower with a powerful, muscle-relaxing stream, extra-large towels, hooded robes and Kiss My Face bath products made especially for the Standard. You can bring some of the hotel experience home by picking up Kiss My Face goodies in the hotel shop. Suites from $1,035. 848 Washington St., 212-645-4646, standardhotels.com

 

The Mark

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The Mark
When celebrities swing through town, many opt to stay at The Mark for its highly regarded privacy and quiet elegance — this is not the type of hotel where the bellhop is going to tell all to TMZ. But another reason celebrities gravitate to this hotel may be its bathrooms, which stand apart for their Art Deco style. The Mark Premier Suites,  measuring an astonishing 1,000 square feet, have black-and-white Art Deco-inspired bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, polished nickel fittings by British designer Lefroy Brooks and Italian toiletries developed exclusively for the Mark. The bathrooms also have a mirrored flatscreen TV and a telephone, which is a good thing, since you may decide to conduct all your business from its steamy confines for the rest of your stay. Suites from $1,195. 25 East 77th St., 212-772-1600, themarkhotel.com

 

Trump Soho

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Trump SoHo
Naturally, a Trump hotel makes it onto this list. After all, Trump is the king of living large, and the bathrooms at Trump SoHo follow suit. Splurge on a Spa Suite, with bathrooms that seem designed more for a private spa day than as a place to brush your teeth. The three Spa Suites, which start at an impressive 740 square feet, are incorporated into the Spa at Trump SoHo. Bathrooms have Jacuzzi tubs, showers with hydrotherapy jets and the Spa at Trump Bath Menu, which includes a variety of bath salts. Two of the Spa Suites have a massage table, while the largest has an in-room sauna (yes, really). Another bonus: The Spa Suites offer a $200 spa credit per night and have a private entrance to the spa, so you can pad around in your fluffy robe all day long. As well, Trump SoHo makes it easy to actually live up to your New Year’s fitness resolutions: Spa Suites have an in-room yoga mat, workout dumbbells and a “healthy minibar,” with fresh juices and fruits, so you won’t have the temptation of downing multiple mini bottles of vodka and a giant bag of chips after a late night out. Suites from $995. 246 Spring St., 212-965-0008, trumpsoho.com

 

The Royalton

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Royalton Hotel
Bathe like Roman royalty at the Royalton, near Times Square, where the bathrooms live up to the hotel’s regal name. Ask for the Deluxe Queen with Soaking Tub, where the bathroom’s stunning centerpiece is a round Roman soaking tub, five feet in circumference, designed by Philippe Starck. To maximize the glitz, the tub is backed by a mirrored mosaic that shimmers like a Saturday Night Fever disco ball. Add high-end toiletries by Malin + Goetz and plush, oversized towels and you have a bathroom that would do Buckingham Palace proud. Rooms from $369. 44 W. 44th St., 212-869-4400, royaltonhotel.com

 

Hotel on Rivington

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Hotel on Rivington
Who wouldn’t want to ease into the morning in a spacious Japanese soaking tub? It’s the highlight of the High Floor Corner King bathrooms at the arty Hotel on Rivington in the Lower East Side. The Hotel on Rivington was one of the first known boutique hotels to move into the rapidly gentrifying LES, and it’s still one of the best. In addition to soaking tubs, the bathrooms have exterior-facing, “strategically frosted” showers with southwest views of lower Manhattan and views of the three bridges — Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg — from the higher floors. Plus, the bathroom is stocked with all sorts of goodies, such as high-end Italian bath products by Davines and soft robes. As well, the sleek glass tower has all the hallmarks of a high-end hotel but still pays homage to the neighborhood with its in-house tequila bar Viktor and Spoils, partly inspired by the local bodegas.  Rooms from $405. 107 Rivington St., 212-475-2600, hotelonrivington.com

 

Andaz Wall Street

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Andaz Wall Street
Exhibitionists, this is the bathroom for you. In the Andaz Large King, the black-marble bathrooms have a wall of glass between the massive soaking tub and the bedroom, so you can soak and gaze grandly around the room. Of course, this also means that you’re on full view, so book this room for an intimate night with your sweetie. (The hotel also offers a “privacy screen,” should you want to bathe in solitude.) Other bathroom amenities include an ample walk-in shower, C.O. Bigelow toiletries, robes and slippers. Financiers should also take note: Andaz Wall Street has the distinction of being the only hotel that’s actually on Wall Street. And, it has all sorts of other great freebies, including complimentary minibars that are replenished daily. Rooms from $495. 75 Wall St., 212-590-1234, andaz.hyatt.com

 

Mandarin Oriental New York Suite

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Mandarin Oriental
It stands to reason that the hotel with best spa in town would also get top marks for its bathrooms. The Central Park View Suite, in the northeast corner of the building, has stunning views of Central Park, so you can wake up to the sun casting its morning glow on the iconic greenery. The bathroom rivals these views, with its own sweeping vistas of the Hudson River, visible from the large soaking tub. The bathrooms also have a roomy walk-in shower, double sinks, soft terry robes, LCD flatscreen TVs, bath products from the hyper-natural brand Fresh and Japanese Toto toilets, with heated seats and a bidet. How very European. Suites from $1,250. 80 Columbus Cir., 212-805-8800, mandarinoriental.com

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