You’ve resolved to follow your favorite team all the way to the in zone: you’re off to the Super Bowl. And now the hunt for the right place to stay begins. The good news for incoming football fans is that February is low season for tourism traffic to the Big Apple; prices this time of year tend to be among the lowest of the year. Sure, there’s extra Super Bowl demand; searches for New York City- and Northern New Jersey-area hotels is up more than 50% for Super Bowl weekend, year over year. But there’s plenty of availability, with more than 100,000 hotel rooms in New York City alone. The following hotels are among our top picks.
This recently restored hotel on E. 29th Street boasts a prime location – just blocks from the Empire State Building, Bryan Park and that famed Fashion District shopping. The hip Chelsea neighborhood is nearby, too. Its nightly rates for Super Bowl weekend start at $217, and some check-in dates require a two-night minimum stay.
Broadway is at your doorstep when you stay here. We like the purple motif – a color scheme that blends Republican red with Democratic blue. – and the fact you get access to the nearby New York Sports Club when you stay here. An exclusive Travelzoo rate starting at $259 covers Super Bowl dates.
With its January 23rd opening, this just became New York’s newest hotel. It’s right across from Studio 54 (the former disco is now a Broadway theater) and sits on the site of former recording studio, The Hit Factory. Within six blocks, you’ve got several major landmarks – Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall and Columbus Circle. Rates over Super Bowl weekend here
This deluxe 9th Avenue hotel is the one that helped make New York’s Meatpacking District one of the hottest place to stay in the city. It was the first luxury, full-service hotel to open here and has recently undergone a full modern revamp. People clamor here for the views alone – 360-degree vistas of the city skyline and the Hudson River – and the location puts you walking distance to Chelsea, the West Village and High Line Park. Super Bowl weekend rates start at $675 a night, with a two-night minimum stay.
This upscale property just spent $25 million on a full, top-to-bottom revamp. We love the fact its “So Close to the Bowl Package” takes full advantage of its prime location, directly across from Penn Station. It includes a pair of complimentary New Jersey Train Rail passes to get you out to MetLife Stadium on game day. They also throw in a six-pack of locally produced brews and – to ward off the winter cold – two sets of hand warmers. Rates here begin at $214 per night.
This hip urban property touts itself as a resort. The 2000-square-foot Great Lawn and the lush Bamboo Garden do offer a splash of green in the heart of Midtown. And this hotel gets high marks for its spirited staff and deluxe accommodations. Room-only rates for Super Bowl range from $199 to $399 here. But it’s the “Super Bowl Package” that’s getting the most buzz: breakfast and cocktails for two are included, along with roundtrip transportation to the big game and a cooler filled with beer and snacks, priced at $415 a night.