West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) December 20, 2016
With New Year’s Eve (NYE) less than a month away, hotels room are in high demand due to city wide events to welcome in the new year. According to HotelPlanner.com, travelers can still find availability at city-center hotels where the largest celebrations are happening, but hotel pricing is quickly rising as we near the New Year.
This year’s top NYE destinations, celebrations, and recommended hotel deals are:
New York City, NY
One of the most iconic and busiest cities of all, New Year’s Eve in New York has something fun for everyone to see and do. Watch the ball drop in Times Square with big name musical performers (Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, and John Legend), confetti, and balloons with more than one million visitors expected to attend. For a more low-key setting in the big city, travelers can head to Prospect Park for fireworks, live music, and a free cup of hot chocolate. Hotels in the NYC area currently start from $339 per night.
Recommended 3 and 4-star downtown hotels near Times Square through HotelPlanner include:
- NH New York Jolly Madison Towers, 0.67 miles from Times Square, starting at $339 with smoke free guestrooms, limo and town car service, and located near Grand Central Terminal
- Doubletree By Hilton New York City – Chelsea, 0.92 miles from Times Square, starting at $359 with 24-hr fitness and business center, restaurant and bar with outdoor garden area, and free Wi-Fi
- Carlton Hotel, Autograph Collection, 1.04 miles from Times Square, starting at $378 with a full-service business center, complimentary wired and wireless internet, and pet friendly services
Las Vegas, NV
Drawing more than 300,000 visitors last year, New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas on the Strip will launch an impressive fireworks display free for everyone from the rooftops of several notable casinos (ARIA Resort & Casino, Caesars Palace, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, and more). Hotels in the Las Vegas area currently start from $255 per night.
Recommended 3 and 4-star downtown hotels near or on the Strip through HotelPlanner include:
- Excalibur Hotel Casino, 1.08 miles from the Strip Center, starting at $255 with a full-service spa, 7 restaurants and 3 bars, and an outdoor pool with a poolside bar
- Flamingo Las Vegas, 0.11 miles from the Strip Center, starting at $272 with 2 outdoor pools, full spa and pet friendly services
- The Linq Hotel & Casino, 0.22 miles from the Strip Center, starting at $270 with 9 restaurants and 4 bars, live nightly entertainment, and salt therapy spa services
Miami Beach, FL
The city is hosting two free events this year: A fireworks show between 9th Street and Ocean Drive right on South Beach and in Bayfront Park, the Big Orange "Ball Drop" and Pitbull's New Year Revolution and Fireworks. The Bayfront celebration will also coincide with the Worldwide Food and Wine Festival for an entry fee. Hotels in the Miami Beach area currently start from $306 per night.
Recommended 3 and 4-star downtown hotels near South Beach and Bayfront Park through HotelPlanner include:
- Aloft Miami – Brickell, 0.91 miles from Bayfront Park, starting at $306 with an outdoor pool and sun loungers, 24-hr fitness and business centers, and free Wi-Fi
- Hotel St Augustine, 0.41 miles from South Beach, starting at $312 with free breakfast, pet friendly services, and located in the historic Art Deco District
- Hilton Miami Downtown, 1.23 miles from Bayfront Park, starting at $314 with a rooftop terrace and health club
Los Angeles, CA
For a great celebration on the west coast, Grand Park New Year's Eve LA is counting down 2017 with their fourth annual event happening downtown between The Music Center and City Hall. The celebration will feature three blocks of fun live music, food trucks, and a virtual 3-D countdown all ages can enjoy. Best of all, admission is free. Hotels in the LA area currently start from $226 per night.
Recommended 2, 3, and 4-star downtown hotels near Grand Park through HotelPlanner include:
- Holiday Inn Express Los Angeles Downtown West, 2.0 miles from Grand Park, starting at $226 with free Wi-Fi and buffet breakfast, outdoor pool, and smoke free guestrooms
- Best Western Plus Dragon Gate Inn, 0.9 miles from Grand Park, starting at $239 with free Wi-Fi and buffet breakfast, hair salon and gift shop, and pet friendly services
- The Westin Bonaventure Hotel And Suites, Los Angeles, 0.8 miles from Grand Park, starting at $296 with 3 restaurants and 3 bars/lounges, spa services, and 24-hr fitness center
Hosting its final Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta, since 1989, the event will move to a new as of yet undisclosed location in 2018. However, this popular NYE celebration in the heart of downtown will feature a number of free children activities, live music, street performances, food options, and plenty more. Hotels in the Atlanta area currently start from $229 per night.
Recommended 2, 3, and 4-star downtown hotels near Underground Atlanta through HotelPlanner include:
- Hampton Inn Atlanta-Georgia Tech-Downtown, 1.32 miles from Underground Atlanta, starting at $229 with free Wi-Fi and buffet breakfast, arcade/game room, and complimentary area shuttle
- Residence Inn By Marriott Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech, 2.09 miles from Underground Atlanta, starting at $289 with full kitchens and free breakfast, pet friendly services, and 24-hr fitness center
- Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel, 1.77 miles from Underground Atlanta, starting at $292 with a rooftop terrace, restaurant and 2 bars, and complimentary car service
New Year’s Eve at Navy Pier is the annual family-friendly celebration to catch the city’s spectacular lakefront fireworks show. From rides to entertainment and attractions throughout the night, dining cruises are also available for an additional cost. Hotels in the Chicago area currently start from $125 per night.
Recommended 2, 3, and 4-star downtown hotels near Navy Pier through HotelPlanner include:
- Red Roof Inn Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile, 0.72 miles from Navy Pier, starting at $125 with free Wi-Fi, restaurant and bar, and smoke free guestrooms
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile, 0.9 miles from Navy Pier starting at $174 with free hot/cold breakfast, ATM/banking services, and complimentary wired and wireless internet
- Sheraton Grand Chicago, 1.1 miles from Navy Pier starting at $181 with 5 restaurants and bars, indoor heated pool, and guestrooms overlooking the Chicago River, Lake Michigan or City Skyline
New Orleans, LA
NOLA’s Crescent City Countdown with a fireworks display over the Mississippi River offers the perfect blend of daytime family-friendly activities and nighttime adult festivities. Free admission to the NYE celebration in Jackson Square also includes live music and local entertainment. Hotels in the New Orleans area currently start from $200 per night.
Recommended 2, 3, and 4-star downtown hotels near Jackson Square in the French Quarter through HotelPlanner include:
- Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, New Orleans French Quarter, 0.57 miles from Jackson Square, starting at $200 with free breakfast, 24-hr fitness center, and an outdoor pool
- Courtyard New Orleans Downtown Near The French Quarter, 0.51 miles from Jackson Square, starting at $219 with 24-hr business center, restaurant and bar, and smoke free guestrooms
- Intercontinental New Orleans, 0.65 miles from Jackson Square, starting at $244 with an outdoor pool and rooftop terrace, 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges, and a health club
Located right on the Delaware River Waterfront, SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks is a grand celebration for family and friends not to be missed with two free shows at 6m and midnight. Also enjoy the night’s festivities with a ticket to the New Year's Eve Parties on Ice with music, food, drinks and a great view of the fireworks display. Hotels in the Philadelphia area currently start from $169 per night.
Recommended 3 and 4-star downtown hotels near the Delaware River Waterfront through HotelPlanner include:
- Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia City Center, 1.1 miles from the Delaware River Waterfront, starting at $169 with free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool, and fitness facility
- Four Points By Sheraton Philadelphia City Center, 1.6 miles the Delaware River Waterfront from starting at $200 with a restaurant and bar/lounge, ATM/banking services, and free Wi-Fi
- Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, 2.0 miles from the Delaware River Waterfront, starting at $209 with a rooftop pool, 24-hr fitness and business center, and a café, bar, and art gallery
Current availability through HotelPlanner extends through the New Year’s weekend (Dec 30-Jan 1st).
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