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Best NYC Hotels and Packages on NYE

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. By no means are most of these hotels for bargain hunters…but if paying for the privilege of having your own viewing area, refreshments, toilets, seats and not standing outside in the freezing cold with over 1 million other people craning your neck for hours on end appeals to you…read on.

Make sure to also read our full New Year’s Eve Party Guide

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New Years Eve NYC Hotels

So where will you watch the world’s most Famous New Year’s Eve party this year? From your hotel room, restaurant, lounge?

All New Years Eve NYC reviews are paraphased from Trip Advisor and have been checked to see if the hotel specials are current for 2018-2019.

New York Marriott Marquis
The New York Marriott Marquis offers several choices on New Years Eve. They have 100+ guest rooms and suites with direct views of the ball drop, a private party in their Broadway Lounge (8th Floor), which overlooks Times Square and the ball drop and another party at their View Restaurant & Lounge (48th Floor), which has spectacular skyline views but no view of the ball drop, though they will have TV screens on which to watch the broadcast.

Casablanca Hotel Times Square
‘…It’s truly the only way to see the Ball drop…each room got a complimentary bottle of champagne, the bar in the lounge offered complimentary (and limitless) wine, mixed drinks, cheese, fruits…meal at Tony’s was phenomenal…then up to the roof where we were greeted with cases upon cases of champagne and the New Year’s Eve ball seems close enough to touch.’

The Pearl Hotel
‘Great hotel, Perfect for New Years Eve. Big room (suite), excellent for family of four! Placed next to Times Square, got pass to get in and out of police barriers 24/7 on New Years Eve.’

The Knickerbocker
The Knickerbocker receives rave reviews, especially for December 31st! Ring in the New Year from the St. Cloud rooftop bar, which has a surreal view of the New Years Eve Ball. "New York, New Year’s Eve, Times Square, private party on roof top where you can watch the ball drop 180 feet away – what else could you ask for?"

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton – Times Square
‘This is THE hotel to be at on New Year’s Eve. You can see the ball from right in front of the hotel. We also had special hotel privileges, meaning we could go in and out of the hotel all night long and not be forced to wait in the mob for hours and hours.’

Hilton Garden Inn Times Square Central
‘We had a GREAT room on the 36th (top) floor that I could see Times Square and the New Years Eve ball from. The staff always had a smile and was VERY helpful.’

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
Soak up the excitement of Times Square like a VIP and join us on New Years’ Eve for a once in a life time celebration. Select one of our five NYE packages, including the Times Square Platinum Package and exclusive Ball Drop Pen package and watch the NYE Times Square ball drop at midnight from our private viewing area with unobstructed views.

Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Central Park
‘We could also see the Times Square ball drop if we were right next to the window. This was our first trip to NYC and having such a cool room in the tallest hotel in NYC made it extra special. We went to the hotel’s NYE reception which was fun and all the staff we interacted with were great.’

Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel

‘The venue was unbeatable. It overlooked Times Square, and looked right down it’s throat to the signs at the other end, where the famous ball dangled. If you can get over the cost, and simply want the best New Year’s Eve celebrations overlooking Times Square, then check out the Renaissance Hotel.’

More New Years Eve NYC Hotels

The following hotels offer NYE in Times Square benefits & perks (like special passes to get through some of the barricades), but not necessarily private Ball Drop views.

  • Hyatt Centric Times Square – while not having any special rooms with NYE views (I think there may be one), the Hyatt partners with balldrop.com to host a NYE Gala at their 54th floor rooftop, Bar 54, which has a view of the ball drop.
  • The Muse Hotel – ‘Location was terrific for the whole Times Square New Years Eve. Though the Times Square experience for New Years Eve was horrible, the hotel was great. They gave us passes so we could easily get through the barricaded street back to our hotel.’
  • Hotel Edison Times Square – ‘Helpful and accommodating during the 2012 New Year’s Eve. I would not have survived the Times Square Ball Drop if not for the hotel keeping me warm and cozy and away from all the chaos…located right at Times Square, does not have a view of the count down but you can go down from time to time to check out what’s happening in the street or 10 minutes prior to the countdown to celebrate with the crowd.’
  • Millennium Broadway Hotel – "Exclusive New Year’s Eve package in Millennium Broadway and The Premier. We’re ready to cater to your every need; guiding you into the new year – in style. Our New Year’s Eve Ball Drop offer includes Guaranteed view of the iconic ball drop…"

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