Why fight for a spot outside when you can easily watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from a warm hotel along the parade route? See the floats and performers from your VIP seats at one of these hotels, some of which are offering viewing packages for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2019. (While these packages and parade-view hotels aren’t cheap, remember this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience!)
Note: We will continue to update our article as more packages become available. In the meantime, check out the latest parade day details in our Ultimate Guide to the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
1. Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square
The Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square is offering a Prime View Room Package for the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Families can enjoy unobstructed views of the balloons and floats from the comfort of their cozy suite! A minimum four-night stay is required. A Partial Room View Package is also available and gives guests a birds-eye view of the parade from one of the hotel’s North or South-facing studio suites; a three-night stay is required for this package. Availability is limited, so act fast! All guests enjoy complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi.
2. Hilton Garden Inn New York/West 35th Street
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade View Room Package at the Hilton Garden Inn New York/West 35th Street includes an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s Parade View rooms, plus two complimentary drinks at the lobby bar (per stay). Guestrooms are equipped with mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers, plus free Wi-Fi. The hotel also offers an onsite restaurant, The Garden Grille & Bar.
3. 1 Hotel Central Park
1 Hotel Central Park offers two types of parade view guestrooms: 1 of a Kind View (eye-level), with a $100 in-room dining credit (which you can use on the hotel’s pre-fixe Thanksgiving dinner!) and 3 p.m. late checkout; and 1 of a Kind Access (birds-eye view) with a 1 p.m. late checkout. A two-night minimum stay (November 27 and 28) is required.
4. The Quin Central Park by Hilton Club
The Quin is situated right on the parade route and offers beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites with parade views, an onsite restaurant, in-room dining and high-speed Wi-Fi (so you can share all of those parade pics on Instagram, of course!). Reservations for Thanksgiving weekend 2019 can be made on the hotel’s website or by calling 855-447-QUIN (7846). Guests planning to reserve a parade view or partial parade view room should specify at the time of booking in order to determine availability. A three-night minimum stay is required.
5. Hotel Belleclaire
The Hotel Belleclaire is offering a Thanksgiving Parade Package with deluxe accommodations, continental breakfast, blankets, a selfie stick and thermoses filled with hot chocolate or warm apple cider. The package is priced for two people, but children can easily be added. Free Wi-Fi is available, as are private car transfers (fee). Note: This hotel is not on the parade route.
6. Hotel Pennsylvania
The Hotel Pennsylvania is offering 20 percent off all stays between Nov. 17 and Dec. 1—including Thanksgiving weekend! Use code THANKSNYC to receive the discount when booking your stay. Hotel Pennsylvania is just one block from the parade route.
7. Warwick New York
The Warwick, New York, is close to Times Square, Central Park and Rockefeller Center, and is perfectly situated on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Route. Guests can expect to find luxurious guestrooms and suites with free Wi-Fi, plus two onsite restaurants. The Warwick regularly offers packages, including the Warwick and Macy’s Shopping Experience.
8. New York Hilton Midtown
The New York Hilton, Midtown, is in the center of all the action; in fact, it’s directly across the street from Rockefeller Center! And come Thanksgiving, guests can see the parade from just about anywhere in the hotel, with three parade view room options available: Partial and Passing Views (distant views), Unobstructed Full Parade Views (full aerial views) and the Ultimate Corner View (eye-level with the balloons). Other perks at the New York Hilton, Midtown, include an onsite restaurant and two bars, concierge, tour desk, convenience store and gift shop.
Head to NYC before Turkey Day and families can enjoy a free parade kick-off event at the hotel on Tuesday from 3 to 7 p.m. This free winter wonderland themed event will feature Mrs. Claus, parade characters and a professional photographer taking photos in a winter wonderland set — perfect for those holiday cards!
9. Mandarin Oriental, New York
There’s no such thing as a bad view at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, meaning this is a prime spot to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. When the parade is over, go for a swim in the indoor pool or stroll through Central Park.
10. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
Think The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, can’t possibly be kid-friendly? Think again. This sweet hotel—located a skip, hop and a jump (literally) from Central Park—offers the Ritz Kids program, with a dedicated registration area for children (complete with their own official “form” to fill out!); welcome packet with scavenger hunt and coloring book; choice of toy from the toy chest; and a kids’ menu at the onsite restaurant. The hotel also has a heavenly spa. Just think—all of this AND parade view rooms!
11. JW Marriott Essex House New York
The JW Marriott Essex House New York is located on Central Park South and features parade view rooms, as well as Family Suites and Family Connector Rooms. Parade view rooms are available in three variations: Parade View Rooms and Suites, Premium Parade-View Rooms and Suites (Floors 3 to 8), and Aerial Parade-View Rooms (Floors 10 to 15). You can also watch the parade from the onsite restaurant, Southgate Bar & Restaurant (reservations required).
12. Millenium Times Square New York
The Millennium Times Square New York has the Ask Alfred Program for kids, an onsite restaurant, a concierge, fitness center, free Wi-Fi and yes, parade view rooms! Choose the Superior Room Times Square View or Deluxe Room for the best views of the balloons, floats and performers.
13. Courtyard New York Manhattan/Herald Square
The Courtyard New York Manhattan/Herald Square is located in Herald Square, near Macy’s—which is where the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ends! The hotel’s guestrooms feature awe-inspiring views of the parade, and the hotel has an onsite restaurant and rooftop lounge.
14. 6 Columbus, Central Park a SIXTY Hotel
A location near Columbus Circle means you’ll be able to see the parade, and that’s what 6 Columbus offers! It also offers cozy, modern guestrooms and suites and two onsite dining options.