New Years Eve, New York

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1. Posted by gingernut (First Time Poster 1 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Has anyone ever been to the Marriott Marquis in New York for New Years eve before? Wondering if it is worth the big $?

2. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2004 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

The Marriott Marquis is the one super swanky hotel just off of Times Square (it's less than a block off from there--and since it's in a high rise and the building in front of it are relatively short, you can actually see Times Square from there all day (and night) long if you have a room higher up on either the south or east side of the hotel.

I haven't been to a party there, but I understand that most of their New Year's Eve party are organized so that the people at the party can look down on the final countdown in Times Square as it happens. It actually would be my #1 choice if I were going to a New Years Eve party in New York City.

Enjoy New York--and the New year. Maybe I'll see you there during the holiday season.

3. Posted by Calcruzer (Travel Guru 2004 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

If anyone wants more info on New Years Eve parties, I suggest you check out the following websites for info on the New Years Eve parties in New York City (hotels and clubs):
and the best one:

Also, I know that both the Plaza and Waldorf-Astoria have major parties planned. Lastly, check out Spirit Cruises for cruises down the Hudson or East River (and right by the Statue of Liberty) on New Years Eve.


4. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

If you are going specifically to see the ball drop in Times Square and never been to NY before, then it may not be a bad idea to pay the big bucks.

Personally, I dont like the touristy chaos and I typically stay as far away as possible from places like Times Square. On the other hand, everything in NY is relatively close. Literally, by train, everything is 15-20 min away. I would save the "party" money and stay in a less expensive place that is close enough to the action.

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6. Posted by gagnon (Budding Member 27 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I've stayed at the hotel a couple times, but have never been there for New Year's. I'm not sure how much you're talking, but it's probably worth it. Being in the middle of Times Square will be a mess.