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Unique NYC Hotel Packages For the Holidays


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There is nothing like visiting New York City at holiday time, when it seems like the entire world descends on Rockefeller Center, Macy’s and other gussied up city landmarks. The most budget-friendly way to visit the city is to rent an apartment or swap homes with a city dweller looking to get away from the holiday crowds. But New York City hotels put their best foot forward during the holidays with long-coated doormen, festooned lobbies and special events. If you can save up and make the most of the season’s hotel packages, a stay will be worth it.

Here are a few special offers that we think will make any family’s holiday visit especially merry and bright. We tried to include at least one for every budget. Maybe the ones that don’t quite fit yours will still inspire your city adventures.

 

Kick up your heels

see the rockets with the Lowes Regency NYC1. The Loews Regency New York has a Radio City package that includes a room at the hotel, two orchestra seats or first mezzanine seats to the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City, with soda, popcorn and Rockette souvenirs. The package is for two but you can buy up to two additional tickets to the show and kids under two are free.

The hotel also has a 15-foot-tall Christmas tree, Hot Chocolate happy hour, carol performances every day in the lobby for the month of December.

Holidays on ice

cn_lobby01_3_700x525_fittoboxsmalldimension_center2. Glide into your holiday vacation with the Conrad Hotel New York’s skate package. It includes a one night at the all-suite hotel, breakfast, and private one-hour skate lesson at The Rink at Brookfield Place (top) with former U.S. Olympic skaters Melissa Gregory and Denis Petukhov. Guests will leave with an Olympic branded drawstring backpack, gloves, hats and pins. The only downside: It’s priced for two; reach out to the hotel to find out how to add kids.

3. The Z Hotel NYC, just across the river in Queens, has a Making Memories package that includes breakfast and dinner for two in its ceLLar bar, ice skating at Rockefeller Center, a taxi to the rink and a flip book to take home. Adding kids to the skating part of the package is probably not a big deal.

store-719946_1280Holiday shopping fun

4. The Wyndham New Yorker has an ongoing shop and stay Package that includes breakfast  for two and a $50 gift card for nearby Macy’s, New York’s most famous store as far as Christmas shopping is concerned.  (Check rates and availability on *Travelocity.)

5. The Omni Berkshire and Row NYC hotels are also offering shopping hotel packages  shopping experience packages that include a $50 Bloomingdales gift card.  Omni guests can meet with a personal shopper, and a 15% all-day coupon. Row guests will receive a duffle bag, VIP leather wallet and key chain.

Dolled up for the Holidays

6. American Girl Place off of Rockefeller Center offers several special holiday events this month where girls can attend popular holidays shows with their dolls (and a parent) and then dine at the American Girl café. If you are in New York City for one of these consider staying at one of six places that offer American Girl hotel packages, including a bed for your daughter’s doll to sleep in. The hotels, all in convenient midtown, include The Benjamin, Fifty NYC, Marriott Marquis Times Square, The , the Park Lane and the Omni Berkshire Place.  

ritz carlton campingCity Glamping

7. All winter long the Ritz-Carlton offers families an Indoor Campout Package. It includes a suite, a tent for two equipped with two sleeping bags, lantern, toy fire, a children’s book and a camping-themed chocolate treat. The best part for parents? You get to sleep in a bed.

Location, location, location

8. The Warwick New York Hotel has a family holiday package that includes buffet breakfast for four , milk and cookies on the night of arrival and late check-out. It’s not the jazziest offer but the Warwick is well located for everything you’ll want to do in the city at holiday time.

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14 Comments

  1. December 12, 2016 at 2:10 am

    I can totally get behind the idea of camping at the Ritz-Carlton! My daughter would also like the American Girl packages, but her older brothers would be less enthusiastic about it. Perhaps it’s time I took her on a mother-daughter trip.

    • December 12, 2016 at 10:46 am

      we haven’t really done the AG thing, though my daughter likes the books! But if you are into it then it would definitely be a fun mom-daughter trip. I’m sure the cafe is pretty good.

  2. December 11, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I love NYC and these are great ideas. We need to return and see more

  3. December 10, 2016 at 7:11 am

    I’ll be in NYC with the kids next week! sadly our hotel doesn’t have any of these special offers. On the other hand, we have stayed at several of these – Warwick, Row, and the Benjamin and liked them all. The Warwick was probably our favourite because of the location. You can’t go wrong especially with the Christmas extras thrown in.

    • December 11, 2016 at 8:28 am

      there are so many hotels to choose from in NYC. Great that you always try different ones.

  4. December 10, 2016 at 4:27 am

    These are great fun! I’ve always wanted to see the Holidays on Ice, but I’m never in the States for the Christmas. Some day.

    • December 11, 2016 at 8:30 am

      I’ve always wanted to do Christmas in other places — especially some of the European cities. But it;s hard to get away at this time of year. Hopefully when TT is a little bit older….

  5. November 16, 2014 at 2:03 am

    These packages all sound great! We have wanted to visit NYC during Thanksgiving for years but don’t know if we want to brave the cold and crowds. Glad some packages help with this. My daughter would love those American Girl packages.

  6. November 14, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    I like those Tween Trap gadgets. It’s an age group that’s largely ignored by hotels, so I’m glad that some places have something catering to tweens. My kids would LOVE them.

  7. November 13, 2014 at 11:06 am

    As a special treat, the hubby surprised me with the Mandarin last Thanksgiving so that we could watch the parade…something I’ve always wanted to do, but this way we didn’t have to sit in the cold for hours!

    Great list!

    • November 13, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      i bet it was. the one downside of living in the city is that i never get to stay in a city hotel…

  8. November 13, 2014 at 11:05 am

    One year I would love to visit NYC at Thanksgiving with my daughter. I hadn’t appreciated that there would be so many packages. Great to know.

  9. November 13, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Interesting, thank you 🙂