If you’re headed to the Big Apple this Thanksgiving, make the most of your trip and reserve a hotel along the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route for a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. A number of the hotels on or near the parade route offer packages with coveted elevated views, allowing guests to be eye-level with some of the parade’s most impressive balloons.
Check out this list of some of the best hotels to stay at and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade:
The Mandarin Oriental
The Mandarin Oriental is noted for offering one of the best elevated views throughout the entire procession. Guests who stay on floors 43 to 54 can take advantage of the floor-to-ceiling windows in their rooms, while others may opt for the I Love a Parade package which starts at $1,295 and offers exclusive access to the Mandarin Ballroom for prime viewing. The I Love a Parade package requires a two-night minimum stay.
(212) 805-8800, 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, Map it!
Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
Trump International Hotel & Tower New York is located right on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route and offers guests viewing suites and/or private street access to watch the parade come through Central Park West and pass Trump New York. Parade view rooms require a three-night minimum, while City view rooms require a two-night minimum.
The Hilton New York offers eight packages with partial- or full-parade views, starting at $549 per night. Corner room viewing packages are available on floors 6 through 26, and offer coveted views from the expansive corner windows. Guests who reserve their rooms outside of these parade viewing packages may also be able to snag a stellar view of the procession right in front of the hotel.
(212) 586-7000, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, Map it!
Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square
Located right on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route, the Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square is a family-friendly destination offering packages featuring suites with parade views. Reservations for parade packages require a three-night minimum stay and offer a variety of view options including prime, partial, sky, and south views.
(212) 768-0007, 1033 Avenue of the Americas, Map it!