By: Jodi Rosenwasser
The holidays are the perfect opportunity for a short much-needed getaway to recharge, refresh and reconnect with family. NYC is rich with beautiful hotels and experiences for every budget. Plus, staying in NYC helps circumvent airport mishaps and dreadful long road trips.
The NY Post recently compiled a list of the most festive family holiday hotels in NYC. Here is the lineup:
TWA Hotel The airport can be fun if you don’t actually need to pass security and board a plane. JFK Airport’s throwback hotel promises a blast from the past. Special features include the world’s biggest hotel gym spanning 10,000-square-feet, a rooftop infinity pool and observation deck with runway views, a Twister game room, ultra-quiet guestrooms to keep out the sound of airplanes, and museum exhibits. It also has the hotel’s famed cocktail lounge inside the vintage 1958 “Connie” plane, and a new ice-skating rink. Rooms start at $159 per night.
The Box Hotel Group properties in Greenpoint just off the East River. The Brooklyn haven includes the Box House Hotel, Franklin Guesthouse and Henry Norman Hotel. It offers holiday packages with a pre-lit mini Christmas tree in your room for an extra $100. The Henry Norman Hotel has been voted as the best overall hotel in Brooklyn for 2019 by TripSavvy. Rooms start at $249 a night.
Hotel Indigo Lower East Side The 26-floor hotel offers a rooftop pool with NYC views, a fitness center, and self-parking. Located 2 miles from the Brooklyn Bridge and 2.2 miles from the Empire State Building, it may be the perfect location. A member of the IHG reward club, hotel prices start at $208 a night.
Midtown’s Conrad Hotel This Midtown Manhattan luxury hotel is on 54th Street, walking distance to Times Square, Fifth Avenue and scores of museums and attractions. It also offers iconic Central Park and NYC views. For the holidays, FAO Schwarz suites are available filled with roughly $6,000 worth of magical toys, including the famous floor piano from “Big”. The suites start at $3,000 per night.
Marriot Marquis This Central Times Square hotel on 46th street is a behemoth of its own, notwithstanding all the attractions right outside the 49-floor hotel. It is known for providing a luxury experience and its 124,755 square feet of space enhanced by cutting-edge technology. Rooms start at $323 per night.
Hilton Brooklyn New York hotel This hotel, only six blocks west of the Barclays Center, is walking distance to attractions such as the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens , Brooklyn Academy Music (BAM) and the Brooklyn Bridge. The 196-key hotel includes a fitness room but no pool. Breakfast is included. Regular rooms start at $116 per night.