Sunday, November 06, 2011

drag2share: 7 Hotels With Million-Dollar Views Of The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade


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The famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a sight worth seeing -- if you can manage to shove your way through the crowds to get a peek, that is. If you book one of these hotels along the parade route, you could watch the giant balloons and floats from the comfort of your hotel room.

Be warned, though -- many rooms will cost more than three times the normal rates.

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Mandarin Oriental, New York

Average Price: $1,026/avg. per night
Pearls: Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan

The Mandarin Oriental is the best choice in the city for luxury travelers who want to celebrate Thanksgiving in style. Premier Central Park View rooms and suites on the 43rd to 54th floors have superb parade views through floor-to-ceiling windows, and guests who book the "Thanksgiving Extra Fun Day" package can watch from the 6,000-square-foot ballroom. (The package also includes a gift of pumpkin taffy, spiced pumpkin seed candy, heirloom apples, sparkling cider, and a third night free).

Park Central Hotel

Average Price: $239/avg. per night
Pearls: Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Location: Midtown West, Manhattan

The massive 935-room Park Central Hotel has parade view rooms at a number of different price points, ranging from the Partial View Select rooms to the Full Parade View rooms. (The partial view rooms are usually corner units, while the more expensive options face 7th avenue.) Guests who book parade-view rooms receive a $100 credit towards the hotel's restaurant, City House.

Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers

Average Price: $325/avg. per night
Pearls: Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Location: Midtown West, Manhattan

The Sheraton's whopping 1,750 rooms have shabby interiors, but those facing 7th Avenue on the 5-20th floors will have great views of the parade. Standard rooms cost a steep $750 for the night of the 24th, but will drop off to $500 for additional nights.

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