Best Rooms: Rooms facing 6th St. have a nice view of Tribeca.
Best Rooms: You'll find great views of the river from rooms facing West St. on floors 5 - 6.
Best Rooms: If you book a View Room, you can choose between a harbor or city view. The Harbor View rooms tend to be the most popular, because these offer views of the Statue of Liberty as well; in particular, rooms with numbers ending in *03 - *07 (e.g. 2904, 3505, 3607) on floors 29 - 38 offer wonderful views of Lady Liberty. In either case, bear in mind that you'll have to shell out a bit extra for view rooms.
Best Rooms: The Inn is encircled by equally tall buildings, blocking any potential views of the city. Thus it offers little when it comes to views.
4 star hotel
Area: Colgate Center, Jersey City
1.31 mi from Canal Park
Best Rooms: You'll find impressive views of the river from rooms facing north on floors 4 - 8.
5 star hotel
Area: Battery Park City
1.43 mi from Canal Park
Best Rooms: Statue of Liberty view rooms have the best view by far; you'll be able to see the Statue of Liberty and the harbor. All water view rooms come with a telescope. If you're willing to pay a little more, the Liberty Suite provides a panoramic view of the water.
4 star hotel
Area: Financial District
1.48 mi from Canal Park
Best Rooms: The best views of the Hudson River are seen from rooms ending in *09, on floors 33 - 44 (e.g. 3309).