NYC Hotels Best Holiday Decorations will give you a lifetime of album- and post- worthy photo ops, while truly making your holiday season in NYC special. Read on to find the best hotels in NYC at Christmas Time, where to stay in NYC in December, the best deals on New York Christmas vacation packages and how you can get an in-room Christmas tree of your own.

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NYC Hotels Best Holiday Decorations

Ready to have your own private winter wonderland during your NYC stay? Holiday Trees, Twinkling Lights, Santa’s Mailbox, Menorahs and more.

NYC Hotels Best Holiday Decorations

  • Lotte New York Palace – “Beautifully decorated for the holiday season” (photo)
  • The NoMad Hotel – "calm oasis in midtown NYC with perfect lighting, comfortable velvet seating and a festive Christmas tree"
  • Roosevelt Hotel NYC – "Loved the holiday decorations and festive feel”

Keep reading for more of the best places to stay in NYC to view holiday decorations.

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Lotte New York Palace

A historic landmark on Madison Avenue, Lotte New York Palace has long reigned as one of New York City’s most iconic and instantly recognizable hotels, featured countless times on screens large and small.

Lotte New York Palace Christmas Holiday Decorations

"Beautifully decorated for the holiday season. Great location. Courteous and professional staff. Enjoyed our stay!”

“The festive decorations were beautiful and gave a real feel of Christmas . The entrance and foyer were amazingly beautiful as was the whole hotel. The staff were super friendly! Our room was huge and spacious with a beautiful view of the [St. Patrick’s] Cathedral and city.”

Neighborhood: Midtown East

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Mandarin Oriental Holiday Winter Wonderland Suite Escape

The Mandarin Oriental is one of NYC’s most luxurious hotels, with amazing views from the rooms as well as from The Aviary, the 35th floor bar and restaurant showcasing sweeping views of Central Park and Columbus Circle. Since you are right at the foot of Central Park, you can walk to Wollman Rink to enjoy iconic NYC ice skating and hot chocolate day or night.

Mandarin Oriental Holiday Winter Wonderland Suite

Transform your suite for the holidays during the most festive time of the year. The Holiday Winter Wonderland Suite Escape package brings the season’s best greetings directly to your suite. The two night packages include Holiday Décor (a decorated tree with gift boxes, warm white lights, artificial snow and more right in your suite!), along with holiday theme foods, like hot chocolate with Grand Mariner, sugar cookies, candy canes, cake lollipops and a gingerbread house.

Neighborhood: Midtown West

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Club Wyndham Midtown 45 "Elf" Suite

This exclusive themed suite inspired by the classic holiday film Elf @ Club Wyndham Midtown 45 is insane! Check “Sleep inside a Christmas card” off your NYC bucket list with your very own Elf-inspired suite. Plus, you’ll get complimentary admission to two of Buddy’s favorite spots: the Empire State Building and Rockefeller Plaza. Head to the 33rd Floor indoor/outdoor roofdeck to see all of NYC sparkle with holiday lights and then retreat back to your very own Winter Wonderland.

Club Wyndham Midtown 45 Elf Theme Suite

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Refinery Hotel Winter Spectacular Stay Package

Guests staying at Refinery Hotel during the month of December can select the “Refinery’s Winter Spectacular Stay Package” for the ultimate seasonal in-room experience. Order an in-room Christmas tree, gingerbread house and special holiday treats, such as hot chocolate, egg nog, holiday cookies and milk.

Refinery Hotel Winter Spectacular Stay Package

Neighborhood: Midtown West

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Peninsula Hotel Night Before Christmas

The Peninsula Hotel offers amazing holiday package for both kids and adults.

  • Nights Before Christmas Package – Good boys and girls spending the holidays in the Big Apple will be rewarded with an in-room Christmas Tree and gingerbread playhouse, candy cane scavenger hunt, gingerbread cookie decorating kit, holiday-themed turndown amenites, exclusive access to The Peninsula Sweet Shoppe and a Christmas movie library complete with classic films and more. (700 Fifth Avenue at 55th St)
  • Holly Jolly New York Holiday Package – Let The Peninsula take care of all the details for the perfect NYC holiday getaway, including a decorative window display walking tour, VIP admission to Top of the Rock, access to Saks Fifth Avenue before store opening and a trip to Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights to view the famous holiday lights display.

Peninsula Hotel Night Before Christmas

Roosevelt Hotel NYC

Opened in 1924 and named after President Theodore Roosevelt, the Roosevelt Hotel New York offers a piece of US & NYC history, along with one of our favorite rooftops, Mad46 and a prime location right next to Grand Central.

Roosevelt Hotel - Where to Stay December in NYC

"Loved the holiday decorations and festive feel”

“We were there at Chrismas break so the atmosphere was very cosy and in full mode holiday spirit” (edited for spelling and grammar)

Neighborhood: Midtown East

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The Plaza Hotel

The festive fan favorite is back with the newest version of The Plaza’s Home Alone 2 Package: Escape to New York. This year, families looking to get Lost in New York this holiday season will live all their Kevin dreams! Check into your room at The Plaza, and enjoy Home Alone 2 items upon arrival. Once you’re cozy, Kevin style, call down for your over-the-top ice cream sundae delivered right to your bed.

Plaza Hotel NYC Holiday Christmas Decorations

This classic and Hollywood famous hotel, offers 282 rooms, including 102 luxurious suites, which boast the largest square footage of any luxury hotel in New York City. Sitting right on top of Central Park, amenities at The Plaza hotel include the world-class Shops at The Plaza, a Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa, Warren-Tricomi Salon and classic Oak Bar.

Neighborhood: Midtown East, Central Park Hotels

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The NoMad Hotel

The NoMad Hotel NYC Holiday Christmas Decorations

"They had a beautiful christmas tree! We had our Christmas day dinner at the Nomad restaurant and went for the famous truffle chicken for two"

"like a calm oasis in midtown NYC with perfect lighting, comfortable velvet seating and a festive Christmas tree"

  • Discount Rates: The NoMad Hotel NYC
  • 1170 Broadway & 28th St (Near Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, short walk to the Highline)

A Parisian-themed, renassiance inspired hotel in a restored Beaux-Arts building, The NoMad offers 168 rooms designed with a residential feel and decorated in classic, timeless style. The NoMad offers all the high end amenities you’d expect for a classic European hotel, along with beautiful views and some claw-foot tubs. They even have a bar dedicated only for hotel guests.

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Where to Stay in New York City in December

December is the perfect time to watch the world's most famous ball drop at midnight from your own New Year's Eve NYC Hotel, check into one of our hotels near Rockefeller Center (Rockettes at Radio City, Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, Ice Skating) or near Central Park for more iconic Ice Skating.

Best Hotels Near Rockefeller Center

Some of our top value picks near Rockefeller Center include:

Hotels Near Rockefeller Center

See the Insider Guide for dozens more Hotels Near Rockefeller Center. Rockefeller Center runs from 47th - 50th Streets, between 5th and 6th Aves. Download our free neighborhood maps at Midtown East Hotels and Midtown West Hotels

Best New Years Eve NYC Hotels

If watching the world's most famous ball drop at midnight from your own New Year's Eve NYC Hotel is on your bucket list, then don't miss your chance to reserve a special NYE package in NYC. Some of our favorites include:

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Central Park NY Hotels

These are NYC Insider hand picked hotels that are not just "near" Central Park, as most NYC hotels claim to be...but on the Park itself, either Central Park South, Central Park West or Fifth Ave. Many other hotels are nearby, or within a few blocks, but these are the closest, and all offer Park views from select rooms.

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Some of our top value picks near Central Park include:

See the Insider Guide for dozens more Central Park NY Hotels and download our free Central Park map at Central Park NY Guide

NYC Hotels Best Holiday Decorations

Ready to have your own private winter wonderland during your NYC stay? Holiday Trees, Twinkling Lights, Santa's Mailbox, Menorahs and more.

NYC Hotels Best Holiday Decorations

  • Lotte New York Palace - “Beautifully decorated for the holiday season” (photo)
  • The NoMad Hotel - "calm oasis in midtown NYC with perfect lighting, comfortable velvet seating and a festive Christmas tree"
  • Roosevelt Hotel NYC - "Loved the holiday decorations and festive feel”

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New York Christmas Vacation Packages

New York City Events December

Prices on hotels tend to skyrocket during NYC's busiest time of year! Luckily, we have a fantastic NYC Vacation Company that has scoured the city to bring you the BEST deals and help you enjoy your NYC vacation. December is a great time to book your all inclusive NYC Vacation Package and save. All New York Christmas Vacation Packages include Hotel, Taxes, Free Attractions and Museums, Discounts, Maps, Vacation Planning Assistance and more.

Best New York Christmas Vacation Packages:

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