Best Bet Points Hotels for NYC Pride Month

Jun 6, 2019

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The Big Apple is once again rolling out the red carpet for the millions of people who will pour into the city during the month of June for Pride festivities, and TPG has some great tips on where to stay using your hotel points if you plan to attend. (And, how to celebrate WorldPride 2019 in New York with your kids.)

Started in 1970 as a one-day civil rights demonstration, NYC Pride has continued to grow and to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ community. This year marks an especially important milestone, as NYC Pride is teaming up with WorldPride to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and five decades of LGBTQ liberation.

There will be more than 50 Pride events during the month of June in New York City, including  parties, lectures, theater production, family movies, youth rallies and comedy shows. NYC Pride will culminate on June 30, 2019 with one of the biggest, brashest, most deliciously fun Pride parades in the world, which will step off at noon from 26th Street and 5th Avenue. 

Heritage of Pride marchers at New York City Pride Parade
New York City celebrates the Heritage of Pride, especially in 2019. (Photo courtesy of Zach Hilty)
The Stonewall Inn, birthplace of the LGBTQ rights movement in New York City. (photo by Brittany Petronella)
The Stonewall Inn, birthplace of the LGBTQ rights movement in New York City. (Photo by Brittany Petronella)

16 NYC Pride Hotel Points Deals

With millions of people descending on the city, many New York hotels are offering discounts and other special offers. Many hotels we found with Pride deals are part of World of Hyatt. This is especially useful if you have top-tier Hyatt Globalist or Explorist status for potential room upgrades, free breakfast and club lounge access. Marriott Bonvoy, IHG Rewards Club, Hilton Honors and iPreferred Hotels also have great points options.

Here’s what we found:

Pride Parade marchers New York City
Revelers march down the city streets of New York. (Photo by Christopher Gagliardi)

 

The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel

This posh Hyatt property is tucked into the heart of Lower Manhattan close to the Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center. The Beekman offers an enticing blend of vintage ambiance and buzzy downtown energy. The opening ceremony, PRIDE Island, PRIDE March and a host of other World PRIDE festivities will take place nearby. Hyatt is also running a bonus points promotion for this hotel if you’re a World of Hyatt member.

  • NYC Pride Offer: Up to 20% off with code PRIDE
  • Lowest Rates: starting at $280/night
  • Points: from 25,000 (Hyatt Category 6)

11 Howard

This 207-room boutique hotel in New York City’s SOHO district prides itself on relaxed luxury and conscious hospitality. Guests can show their room key at neighborhood businesses for discounts on food, fashion and even a barber shop haircut. 11 Howard is part of the Design Hotel collection, which means you can redeem Marriott Bonvoy points for award stays.

  • NYC Pride Offer: Use code HowardLove throughout the month of June to receive complimentary drinks, an intimacy kit, a “hangover helper” and a bottle of rosé.
  • Lowest Rates: $269/night
  • Points: from 60,000 points (Marriott Category 7)

Sheraton TriBeCa

Another great place to use your Marriott Bonvoy Rewards is at the Sheraton TriBeCa. Located in Lower Manhattan’s trendy TriBeCa neighborhood, the hotel is walking distance from SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown.

  • NYC Pride Offer: Book your stay and enjoy their best rates, plus receive a #LoveTravels bandanna. Offer is available for stays through December 31, 2019. Use Promotional Code 8LG in the Corporate/Promotional code box, though there are limited rooms available for this promotion.
  • Lowest Rate: $107/night
  • Points: from 35,000 points (Marriott Category 5)

Grand Hyatt New York

Grand Hyatt New York is centrally located and connected to Grand Central Terminal, which means you’ll be within walking distance to some of NYC’s best dining, shopping and attractions. Use your Hyatt points to redeem rooms with Club lounge access to help save money. Grand Club access includes complimentary breakfast, appetizers, beverages and more on the 16th floor.

  • NYC Pride Offer: Up to 20% off with code: PRIDE
  • Lowest Rate: $240/night (Room with club access $320/night)
  • Points: from 20,000 points for standard; and from 27,000 for club access (Hyatt Category 5)
The Grand Hyatt Hotel New York City (photo courtesy of Hyatt Hotels)
The Grand Hyatt Hotel New York City. (Photo courtesy of Hyatt Hotels)

Hyatt Centric Times Square

The Hyatt Centric Times Square is another centrally located choice. Redeem your World of Hyatt points at this hipster, millennial-minded property that is especially well located for theatergoers.

  • NYC Pride Offer: Up to 20% off with code: PRIDE
  • Lowest Rate: $265/night
  • Points: from 25,000 points (Hyatt Category 6)

Park Hyatt New York

If you want to upgrade your NYC Pride experience, consider the Park Hyatt New York. It is a luxury five-star hotel in the heart of midtown across from Carnegie Hall. With spacious guest rooms and suites (which are hard to find in Manhattan), floor-to-ceiling views of the city and spa-like amenities, Park Hyatt New York is sure to wow you. One of the greatest things about this luxury hotel is that your points go far.

  • NYC Pride Offer: Up to 20% off with code: PRIDE (though we found cheaper prices without using this rate code)
  • Lowest Rate: $764/night
  • Points: from 30,000 points (Marriott Category 7)

Hyatt Place Fair Lawn/Paramus

If you want to save money and don’t mind staying outside of New York City, the Hyatt Place Fair Lawn/Paramus may be perfect for you. The hotel offers easy access to northern New Jersey and Manhattan. It also offers free breakfast and is a bargain if you’re redeeming points.

  • NYC Pride Offer: Up to 20% off with code: PRIDE
  • Lowest Rate: $117/night
  • Points: from 5,000 points (Hyatt Category 1)

Park South Hotel

Park South is part of the Joie de Vivre collection, which just became a part of World of Hyatt. The Park South Hotel is a welcoming boutique hotel located in the NoMad District, which is a great destination for design, shopping and food enthusiasts.

  • NYC Pride Offer: Save 15% on all rooms and suites from June 16 to September 2, 2019. All reservations include two complimentary signature PRIDE cocktails at Park South’s rooftop bar and complimentary late checkout (based on availability).
  • Lowest Rate: $249/night
  • Points: from 20,000 points (Hyatt Category 5)

Andaz 5th Avenue

Andaz 5th Avenue is in midtown. The Andaz brand is part of World of Hyatt, which means you can use Hyatt points to stay right in the heart of the city. You’ll love the sunny loft-like rooms in this chic hotel with 12-foot ceilings, expansive windows and warm wood tones. Be sure to stop by the lounge during the complimentary wine hour each night. Bringing your four-legged best friend along? Andaz 5th Avenue is pet-friendly.

  • NYC Pride Offer: Up to 20% off with code: PRIDE
  • Lowest Rate: $354/night
  • Points: from 25,000 points (Hyatt Category 6)
The Andaz Hotel 5th Avenue with terrace (photo courtesy of Andaz Hotels)
The Andaz Hotel 5th Avenue with terrace. (Photo courtesy of Andaz Hotels)

The InterContinental New York Barclay

The InterContinental New York Barclay is one of Manhattan’s preeminent luxury hotels. It recently completed one of the most ambitious restorations in its storied history, and is now ready to impress guests with its sophistication and contemporary design. The Barclay exudes confidence and warmth with a residential feel.

  • NYC Pride Offer: Click on the Pride Proud offer (or use code PRIDE PROUD in the Rate Preference box) and the hotel will make a donation to the Hetrick-Martin Institute. In addition, you will receive a complimentary upgrade, late checkout, high-speed internet access, daily bottled water, an order of World Pride sliders plus a Rainbow Gin & Soda, and a welcome amenity with UR Bath & Body Bombs.
  • Lowest Rate: $240/night
  • Points: from 70,000 points (IHG Rewards Club)
Grand Staircase of the Intercontinental Hotel New York Barclay (photo courtesy of Intercontinental Hotels)
The InterContinental Hotel New York Barclay (Photo courtesy of the hotel)

Royalton Park Avenue 

One of the best features of this hip and happening hotel is the rooftop pool located on the hotel’s 20th floor — the luxury urban oasis you have been longing for. Plus, the Royalton is located steps from the World Pride parade route. Go ahead and use your iPrefer Rewards, as iPrefer members get free Internet, a room upgrade and priority early check-in/late checkout with every stay.

  • NYC Pride Offer: 2 complimentary drinks, “Breakfast for 2!”
  • Lowest rate: $160/night
  • Points: varies

W New York-Downtown

W Hotels lobbies are always vibrant and happening and the people-watching is fantastic. So, it’s no surprise that W Hotels are leading the way with unique offerings during NYC Pride month this June. Packages are over the top: You can even buy a package that includes a ride on the W Hotels’ float in the parade and loads of Pride goodies.

  • NYC Pride Offer: WorldPride Experiences will vary in price and availability at each W Hotel. At the W Hotel Downtown the Walk with Pride experience is still available. It includes access for two people to walk with W Hotels and the W Hotels float during the World Pride NYC 2019 March on Sunday, June 30; two W Hotels of New York WorldPride NYC 2019 swag bags; two custom W Pride garments; and an upgraded “Fabulous” room. A three-night minimum stay is required and it must be over Sunday, June 30, 2019. Lowest rate for this package is $407/night. We didn’t find that this package could be booked via points.
  • Lowest Rate: $199/night
  • Points: from 50,000 points (Marriott Category 6)
W Hotel Downtown New York City (photo courtesy of W Hotels)
W Hotel Downtown New York City. (Photo courtesy of W Hotels)

Conrad New York Downtown

With views across the Hudson River to New Jersey and Liberty Island, Conrad New York Downtown is an all-suite property offering some of the most spacious suites of any hotel in Manhattan. Perfect for the summer season and towering 16 stories above street level, the hotel’s Loopy Doopy rooftop bar provides delicious libations like the signature Prosecco & Ice Pop.

  • NYC Pride Offerings: A Pride-inspired cocktail — the Pride Poptail — is on the menu at the Loopy Doopy as part of a Hilton NYC Pride Cocktail Guide. You can also make it a long weekend with 50% off all Sunday stays.
  • Lowest rate: $372/night (with Hilton Honors discount)
  • Points: from 67,000 points (Hilton)
The Loopy Doopy rooftop bar at the Conrad New York Downtown (photo courtesy of Hilton Hotels)
The Loopy Doopy rooftop bar at the Conrad New York Downtown. (Photo courtesy of Hilton Hotels)

Millennium Hilton New York Downtown

In the heart of Manhattan’s Financial District, the Millennium Hilton New York Downtown is known for its one-of-a-kind room views, proximity to popular attractions and convenient access to midtown and Brooklyn. The hotel is home to some of the largest hotel rooms and suites downtown.

  • NYC Pride Offering: A Pride-inspired Cocktail – Simple Pride — at Church & Dey and Liquid Assets. Guests also can access complimentary “Glamour Stations” on Pride Day in the lobby.
  • Lowest rate: $228/night
  • Points: from 40,000 points (Hilton)
Spectacular views from the Millennium Hilton New York Downtown (Photo courtesy of Hilton Hotels)
Spectacular views from the Millennium Hilton New York Downtown. (Photo courtesy of Hilton Hotels)

The Bernic Hotel New York City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

In Midtown East, The Bernic Hotel New York City, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a modern boutique hotel featuring balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows. Be sure to stop by the Alto Rooftop Bar & Lounge featuring 180-degree views of midtown Manhattan.

  • NYC Pride Offerings: A Pride-inspired cocktail — The B’s Knees — at the Alto Rooftop Bar & Lounge and Allora Restaurant Bar.
  • Lowest rate: $302/night
  • Points: from 50,000 points (Hilton)

Sofitel New York

Sofitel New York celebrates innovation and the French art de vivre with a luxurious hotel experience. From design details to exhibitions and events, this is a unique, sophisticated hotel in the heart of the Big Apple. Sofitel is part of LeClub Accor, so you can redeem reward points for free nights.

  • NYC Pride Offer: A one-of-a-Kind Cher Suite drenched in glamour and decked out in Cher memorabilia, that is available for booking June 10 – September 15, 2019. Among the décor details: a Cher Show poster signed by the cast, a Time Magazine cover signed by Cher and Bob Mackie, Cher portraits by Hirschfeld, and original costumes from The Cher Show. The hotel will also offer a Cher-themed specialty cocktail — Turn Back Thyme — with a percentage of sales donated to GLAAD. Rates start at $499 per night. From June 10 –July 15 the hotel’s Gaby Bar also will host a Proud Hour from 8–10pm daily; 20 percent of all cocktail proceeds will benefit The Ali Forney Center, serving and empowering homeless LGBT youth.
  • Lowest rate: $287/night
  • Points: 14,000 points (LeClub Accor)

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View of the Chrysler Building from the Sofitel New York (photo courtesy of Sofitel)
View of the Chrysler Building from the Sofitel New York. (Photo courtesy of Sofitel)

Note that many of the above hotels are part of Hyatt. Through its FIND platform, World of Hyatt members can also bid with points on some pretty unique experiences during WorldPride — from VIP tickets to the sold out Pride Island, VIP opening/closing ceremony tickets and VIP parade-viewing passes. And, Hyatt is offering 20 percent off room rates at 16 NYC hotels for stays of three nights or longer.

Bottom Line

With so many NYC hotel choices to help celebrate Pride, it would be possible to hotel hop for weeks and try and hit them all.

For more information about Pride across the state of New York, here is a TPG story about how to celebrate LGBTQ WorldPride 2019 in New York with kids.

Here are more ways to celebrate:

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