4 star hotel
Area: Murray Hill
0.15 mi from Empire State Building
Best Rooms: The best views will come from the rooms facing the front of the hotel. If you get a room on floor 15 or above, you'll definitely be able to see the Empire State Building. A select few Deluxe rooms have floor to ceiling windows, offering an even better view of the skyline and the Empire State Building.
Best Rooms: There isn't much in the way of views, as the hotel only goes to floor 12. That said, Executive Suites offer the best views of 32nd Street. Overall, any room facing this direction will have the best possible views from the hotel.
Best Rooms: King Executive rooms have the best views, especially from higher floors, because they're located at the corners and offer views of Madison Avenue.
Best Rooms: Rooms facing 6th Ave. offer the best views, which are of surrounding buildings.
3.5 star hotel
Area: Garment District
0.26 mi from Empire State Building
Best Rooms: Skyline City View rooms offer the best views of the Empire State Building. Standard rooms on higher floors offer lovely views of Bryant Park.
4 star hotel
0.33 mi from Empire State Building
Best Rooms: All rooms with views of the Empire State Building are located on higher floors and have king beds.