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6 Vegan-Friendly Hotels in NYC for The Best Vegan Vacation

New York City is arguably one of the most vegan-friendly cities in the world. Here you can indulge in buttery croissants loaded with creamy cashew cheese and fresh jam, carb up with a bowl of pippin’ hot noodles (from around the globe), or even get a little swanky with a fine dining experience.

But your adventure doesn’t end with just vegan food in NYC!

You can also fill your suitcase with all the latest vegan shoes, handbags, makeup, and pamper yourself with a cruelty-free spa experience. After all of that, where are you going to find a place to sleep that is vegan-friendly?

Now, that’s a real conundrum. 

While vegan hotels and B & B’s have been popping up left and right around the globe, New York City still doesn’t have one — can you believe it!? 

Luckily, there are a few vegan-friendly hotels in NYC and if you’re interested in getting out of the city, there are a couple of vegan B & B’s in upstate New York that you just might want to add to your itinerary too!

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Hotels With The Best Vegan Options in NYC

While NYC has yet to receive a fully vegan hotel, these four hotels are vegan-friendly and perfect for a getaway in the Big Apple.

#1 Arlo Soho NYC

231 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
Located in hip Soho, this micro-hotel chain provides guests with thoughtfully designed, modern rooms that are perfect for an NYC adventure (you don’t need a mansion after all). While I know the term micro-hotel might make you think you’re going to be put into a tiny box, you can relax, it’s really not that small. We stayed here in 2021 — it was terrific and we’d definitely return.

Vegan Options at Arlo Soho

The vegan dining options at Arlo’s Lindens Restaurant are really good and honestly, some of the better options I have seen at a non-vegan hotel. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers sausage breakfast sandwiches with Impossible and Just Egg, pasta Pomodoro, spiced cauliflower, and more! 

Eco-Initiatives at Arlo Soho

Aside from being one of the most vegan-friendly hotels in NYC (my opinion), it is also eco-friendly! The hotel has multiple programs to conserve energy and resources, utilizes eco-friendly cleaning products, purchases food from local farmers, and donates back to the community.  In guests’ rooms, Arlo provides Blind Barber shampoo, which is vegan and cruelty-free (one note, not all of their products are vegan but everything is cruelty-free), the personal care company is also Plastic Neutral Certified by rePurpose Global.

Also, if you like biking, Arlo offers complimentary bikes to cruise around the city!

Nearby vegan spots (within a 20-minute walk): Le Botaniste, The Butcher’s Daughter, Jajaja Mexicana, Urban Vegan Kitchen, Beatnic, Red Bamboo, and Delice & Sarrasin.

#2 Arlo NoMad NYC

11 E 31st St, New York, NY 10016
Just in case you didn’t really want to stay in Soho, but loved everything that Arlo has to offer you have another location option! Arlo NoMad is located right in the heart of Manhattan — steps from Madison Square Garden, The Empire State Building, and Bryant Park — this is a great place to base yourself if this is your first time in NYC. 

Vegan Options at Arlo NoMad

The onsite Middle Eastern restaurant, Lamalo, has multiple vegan options for dinner but breakfast needs a little work (Arlo Soho is better). Guests can also hang out with a drink and enjoy panoramic views of NYC from their rooftop bar — the perfect spot for an NYC selfie!

Eco-Initiatives at Arlo NoMad

Aside from food, just like at the Soho location, NoMad also has enacted multiple eco-friendly processes to conserve resources and protect Mother Nature, while also supporting the local community. Blind Barber products are also provided in guests’ rooms.  

Just like Soho, NoMad provides complimentary bike use to guests to explore NYC!

Nearby vegan spots (within a 20-minute walk): PLANTA Queen, abcV, Plant Bar NYC, and Beatnic Flatiron.

#3 The Benjamin Royal Sonesta NYC

125 E 50th St, New York, NY 10022
If you’re looking for somewhere really special, look no further than The Benjamin. The boutique hotel was redesigned with rest and relaxation in mind with the help of sleep expert, Dr. Rebecca Robbins (if you struggle with sleeping this might be your spot). The calming ambiance is complete with a perfect pillow menu, on-demand meditation, sleep masks, black-out curtains, and more!

Vegan Options at Benjamin Royal Sonesta

Aside from getting an amazing night’s rest, onsite dining options include multiple vegan options (the menus are curated by Food Network chef, Geoffrey Zakarian). Many of the dishes are made with local ingredients sourced through their farm-to-table program and their own fruit trees which are on the property! But, if you don’t like what they are cooking up, some rooms are equipped with kitchenettes, making it easy to bring a slew of snacks back with you.

Eco-Initiatives at Benjamin Royal Sonesta

On the green and sustainable front, The Benjamin is a part of multiple resource conservation programs, is a partner of Clean the World, and donates locally to the food rescue organization, City Harvest.

Nearby vegan spots (within a 20-minute walk): Beyond Sushi, Le Botaniste, Vegan on the Fly, Two Tablespoons, and Beatnic-Rock Center.

#4 Archer Hotel NYC

45 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018
Just around the corner from Bryant Park and Times Square, this little boutique hotel is ready and waiting to delight its vegan guests! Upon booking, guests are encouraged to request plant-based milk and a vegan treat at the turndown service. 

Vegan Options at Archer Hotel

Their rooftop bar, Spyglass, not only provides amazing views of the city but has a small menu that includes Impossible sliders (which need to be ordered as vegan). In the guest rooms, the hotel provides a Nespresso machine (that’s where the plant-based milk comes in handy), a mini-fridge, and Malin + Goetz bath products which are cruelty-free and vegan!

Nearby vegan spots (within a 20-minute walk): Beyond Sushi, PLANTA Queen, and Beatnic Flatiron.

#5 1 Hotel Central Park

1414 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019
This gorgeous eco-friendly luxury hotel is just steps from the iconic Central Park and all of the sights of Midtown Manhattan.

Eco-Initiatives at 1 Hotel Central Park

Aside from being in a terrific location, especially if this is your first visit to NYC, this is one of the few LEED certified and carbon neutral hotels in the city. To date, they’ve offset almost 20,000 tons of CO2! Their concerns for the world around them don’t end there, they are also active in the community and are supporters of great organizations like Housing Works, Oceanic Global, The Nature Conservancy, and the NRDC.

Vegan Options at 1 Hotel Central Park

Their onsite restaurant, Jams, is run by an award-winning team and features vegan options all day long! You can start the day with a giant bowl of creamy peanut butter and chocolate oats, but you’ll have to come back in time for dinner! You won’t want to miss their roasted cauliflower with whipped vegan feta cream, beet tartare, or smoky tomato chickpea stew!

One last note, if you’re traveling with your pup, they’re welcome too!

Nearby vegan spots (within a 20-minute walk): Beyond Sushi, Plant Junkie, & Le Botaniste.

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#6 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

60 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
If you’re thinking wait a second, is this the same as the Central Park location, you’d be right! This is their second NYC property. It’s focused on all of the same sustainability measures and it’s vegan-friendly!

Vegan Options at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

Their onsite restaurant, The Osprey, has a different menu but it still features vegan options all day like roasted maitake mushrooms, roasted squash in a mushroom ragut, and more. If you’re starting your day early, you’ll want to pop into Neighbors to get your day started with overnight oats or avocado toast.

Nearby vegan spots (within a 20-minute walk): BKLYNWild & Next Stop Vegan.

Vegan Hotels in New York State

I teased this earlier, although there isn’t a vegan hotel in NYC, there are multiple options in the northern part of the state! Just in case you’re thinking about getting out of the city for a couple of days, you need to check out these vegan B & B’s.

Black Sheep Inn and Spa

8329 Pleasant Valley Rd, Hammondsport, NY 14840
This historic B & B is steps from New York’s gorgeous Finger Lakes and features amazing house-made vegan breakfasts fit for a king or queen (which is fitting because it’s run by a British couple). Aside from ensuring your day starts on the right vegan foot, the B & B also offers an onsite spa, handmade chocolates, wine tours, and will create perfect vegan picnic baskets for guests to take on their adventures.

The Red Robin Song Guest House

94 Schoolhouse Rd, New Lebanon, NY 12125
Tucked into the Berkshire Hills, this is the perfect spot if you love animals and vegan food! The B & B is also home to the Red Robin Song Animal Sanctuary which rescues farm animals and provides rehab services to wildlife. Aside from making a new furry friend, guests are also delighted with house-made vegan breakfasts and snacks — with one bite of their banana French toast, you might not want to leave.

The Gray Barn at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

2 Rescue Rd, High Falls, NY 12440
Members of the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary get the opportunity to stay in the lap of vegan luxury at The Gray Barn! The modern rooms are absolutely stunning and overlook the picturesque countryside — with one look at this spot you might not want to leave. Guests are treated to a fantastic vegan breakfast featuring local and seasonal ingredients along with multiple opportunities to tour the sanctuary, which is home to over 400 rescued farm animals.

Gray Barn Animal Sanctuary Vegan Hotel
Credit: The Gray Barn at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

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