Gansevoort Meatpacking, which just finished up a renovation of the guest rooms, and installed some self-loving art too, is courting guests over Independence Day with a "Get Lit" package. Included in the deal are a continental breakfast, a BBQ lunch on the roof, a $20 metro card, a 60-minute massage and facial combo, and—this last one is a biggie—sunscreen.
Incidentally, a similar package is being offered at Gansevoort Park, though to be closer to the fireworks, we'd recommend Meatpacking. Rates for both package start at $536/night.
When it comes to views of the Hudson, Standard New York may have them all beat. The concrete and glass wonder-builing is perched on top of the High Line (though about fifteen blocks south from Hotel Americano) and right on the western edge of the city. Awesome views are pretty much assured here, and if you need a little more stimulation than just staring out the window, be sure to head down to the hotel's Biergarten, where folks will be celebrating America's birthday with German beer. Rates here start at $325/night.