Hotels with Views of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City

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.

Mandarin Oriental, New York

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Mandarin Oriental, New York Rating: 5.0 Pearls

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 I Love A Parade package can watch from the 6,000-square-foot ballroom.

New York Hilton Midtown

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New York Hilton Midtown Rating: 3.5 Pearls

Categories: Business

The Hilton New York boasts a prime location smack-dab in the heart of Manhattan on Sixth Avenue, right along the Macy's parade route. It is offering a number of Thanksgiving Packages, with viewing options ranging from Partial View to Premium View. A Premium View will cost over $1,000 a night, and rooms with no view start at $299 (but parade proximity means guests can try to snag a spot in front of the building).

JW Marriott Essex House New York

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JW Marriott Essex House New York Rating: 4.5 Pearls

Categories: Business, Luxury, Romantic

The Essex House makes for a great Thanksgiving option for its proximity to Central Park and stunning city views, which look out over the parade's route down Central Park South. The hotel offers guests two package options -- the Buffet Brunch Package, offering views from the hotel's restaurant, or the Parade-View Room Package.

Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square

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Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square Rating: 3.0 Pearls

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Its name may brag a Times Square location, but the Residence Inn New York Manhattan/ Times Square is actually a block from the Seventh Avenue hustle and bustle, and actually on the parade route on Sixth. The "home away from home" hotel appeals to families for its spacious rooms, kitchenettes, and, on Thanksgiving, its views of the Macy's parade. The Prime View Package offers direct views of the parade from floors four through 10.

Trump International Hotel And Tower

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Trump International Hotel And Tower Rating: 4.5 Pearls

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Parade-view rooms at the Trump are hard to come by; the coveted rooms and suites with park views usually book a year in advance. If a luxurious atmosphere and top-notch services are a must, then book early -- and be ready to drop some serious dollars for this prime location.

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