If you plan on being in New York for Thanksgiving, you can either slum it with the masses along the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route, or you can book in at one of the hotels along the route.
As it is, some of these 7th Avenue hotels in New York are quite popular with tourists. For Thanksgiving, they make it even more attractive with parade-view rooms, buffet breakfasts for the entire family and post-parade dinners.
Park Central New York: Midtown Manhattan hotel located directly across from Carnegie Hall. The parade passes right in front of the hotel. Three types of rooms are available – partial parade view rooms, single parade view rooms, and multiple parade view rooms.
This last one includes a corner vista from which the parade can be seen approaching and passing the hotel. Booking must include Nov 24 & 25. Package also includes options for brunch before the parade and pre-fixe dinner after it.
Marriott Marquis Times Square: Breakfast and parade viewing package for four people. Includes a special buffet breakfast and then you’re escorted to the Minskoff Theater for unparalleled views of the parade sweeping down 7th Avenue. Use promo code P54.
Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square: Overnight stay in a parade view suite plus buffet breakfast for four, complimentary parking for one car per night, and a 25% discount on the Thanksgiving Day buffet at the hotel’s restaurant. Their parade view suites are located on floors 20 – 29 and 36 – 41 and offer an aerial view of the parade. Valid Nov 21-29.
Wellington Hotel: They have a Thanksgiving package and separately also offer guaranteed parade view rooms. But these rooms may or may not be available with the Thanksgiving package, depending on availability. To get a guaranteed parade view room, you need to contact the hotel directly (call 212-247-3900 extension 500).
There are many more hotels which offer prime parade view rooms along 7th Ave, like the New York Renaissance Hotel, Sheraton New York, and The Manhattan at Times Square. These hotels don’t have Thanksgiving specials, but you can still get a parade-view room room along with one of their other holiday packages.
Photo courtesy Park Central Hotel