You aren’t too late to book your Thanksgiving weekend in Manhattan! Many hotels are still available (including some on the parade route), and, this article highlights prices and availability of some of New York’s most popular hotels. Keep in mind the closer Thanksgiving approaches, the less hotel rooms will be available, and so, the sooner you book, the better chance you have at obtaining your first choice price and location.
Price & Availability
Price (and availability) often determine if a trip will actually happen or not. Keep in mind that Thanksgiving Weekend is one of the prime weekends of the year to be in New York City, therefore, hotel prices will be at their highest, and, demand is at peak. Booking early is always in your favor when it comes to Thanksgiving in NYC.
Here is a randomly selected sample of hotels in NYC based on a Wednesday, November 23, 2011 arrival and a Sunday, November 27, 2011 departure. Pricing is based on double occupancy (two people sharing one room) and incudes taxes and fees, and, availability as of October 27, 2011.
New York Marriott Marquis – $573 per night
Hilton New York – $450 per night
Waldorf – Astoria – $565 per night
Radisson Lexington Hotel New York – $261 per night
Wellington Hotel – $273 per night
For many people the main purpose of spending Thanksgiving in NYC is the parade. The following hotels are located on the parade route:
Marriott Marquis Hotel – 1535 Broadway at 45th Street
Doubletree Guest Suites Hotel – 1568 Broadway at 47th Street
New York Renaissance Hotel – 714 7th Avenue at 48th Street
Manhattan Hotel – 790 7th Ave at 51st Street
Sheraton New York Hotel – 811 7th Ave at 52nd Street
Wellington Hotel – 871 7th Avenue at 55th Street
Park Central Hotel – 870 7th Ave at 56th Street
Tips for booking your hotel
- Times Square/Parade Route Hotels are among the highest prices in the city during the Thanksgiving weekend. To save a bit of money book a hotel on the East Side or Downtown and take public transportation to the parade
- Generally speaking, the waiting game does not work for Thanksgiving weekend. As the holiday approaches hotels begin to fill up, and, demand increases. Booking early works in your favor, not against it for Thanksgiving weekend.
- Hotels in the Outer Boroughs such as Brooklyn and Queens or even in NJ will be much lower than staying in Manhattan, however, your time is worth something, and, often you’ll spend 1 to 2 hours per day just getting to and from Manhattan before you even begin sightseeing, shopping, etc. While this is a personal decision and based on your personal budget, it is something to consider before booking solely on price.
- Most NYC require guests to be 21 years old or older to check-in, however, a few hotels do accept guests 18 years old or older to check in. Check with your hotel of choice in advance before booking!
2011 Thanksgiving Parade Route
To find out more information about the 2011 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC including the parade route for 2011 please visit: http://knotmove.com/luxury-travel-in-new-york/macy-s-2011-thanksgiving-parade-new-york-city