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Best Hotels for July 4th Fireworks

Mandarin Oriental, NYC

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Mandarin Oriental, New York City

Ask For: Hudson River views.

You gotta get up high in the Big Apple if you want to see the annual Macy’s display over Manhattan’s Hudson River. The 54-story Mandarin Oriental, near Columbus Circle, is offering a July 4th Fireworks Package for $765 per night, including breakfast—not a bad deal, relatively speaking, given that its usual breakfast-inclusive rate is $755. Floors above 38 have the best water views.

Affordable Alternative: The new Trump SoHo Hotel, whose southern-facing, deluxe-category rooms have a clear shot of the Hudson, too, and cost only $359.

Bonus Views: In November, guests at the Mandarin Oriental can cheer on runners on their last mile in the NYC Marathon. A few weeks later, the Thanksgiving Parade will roll past the hotel, giant Kermit balloons and all.


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