If you have yet to plan your Labor Day weekend getaway, there is still time to lock in great savings on hotel rooms in the country’s most sought-after destinations. Among them are the 3 hand-picked properties listed below, all of which enjoy an enviable location near key city attractions. Depending on your choice destination, moreover, you could just be within walking distance of a Labor Day parade, festival or other local event. Whether you’re headed to the East Coast, West Coast or Midwest this Labor Day weekend, there are scads of Labor Day hotel deals for the taking. There’s nothing like the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’ll be able to kick back and enjoy a wonderful vacation without having to stretch your budget thin!
1. New York – Warwick Hotel New York
If you’re scouring the internet for affordable New York hotels, the Warwick Hotel New York ought to be high on your list. It is centrally located in midtown Manhattan, across the street from the Museum of Modern Art and within four blocks of Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue shopping, Broadway and Carnegie Hall. Built in 1926 by William Randolph Hearst for his partner, Marion Davies, the Warwick Hotel has been a magnet for celebrities like The Beatles, Elvis Presley and Cary Grant, who made the historic property his home for 12 years. What is it that makes the hotel such a draw? Maybe it’s the tastefully appointed rooms and suites, the hard-to-beat Mediterranean cuisine at the Murals on 54 restaurant, or Rudolph’s Bar & Lounge, which was carefully designed to resemble a cozy living room. Also featuring a fitness center and function rooms for special events, The Warwick offers plenty to keep you entertained before and after you explore the myriad attractions NYC has to offer.
2. Chicago – Hotel Blake
The Hotel Blake Chicago is ideally located in the heart of Chicago’s downtown financial and business district, near the Art Institute, Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park, Chicago Board of Trade and Sears Tower. Melt away your daily worries with an in-room spa treatment before indulging the taste buds at Custom House Tavern. If you’re into jazz, there’s no better place to be this Labor Day weekend as the Windy City will host the 32nd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival. The city’s longest running lakefront music festival, this year’s event will run from September 2 through September 5 and will feature such notable performers as Nicole Mitchell, Rene Marie and Brad Mehldau. (And best of all, it’s free.) In case you’d rather pass on jazz, you’ll find a wealth of shops and restaurants along Chicago’s vibrant Magnificent Mile just blocks away.
3. Los Angeles – Four Points Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport
There will be no shortage of fun-filled events in the City of Angels throughout Labor Day weekend this year. Die-hard baseball aficionados can watch the Los Angeles Dodgers host the division rival San Francisco Giants September 3 through September 5 at Dodger Stadium. Travelers can head to The Fairplex in Pomona for the Los Angeles County Fair (September 4 – October 3), which will feature rides, live music and entertainment, and plenty of great food. Even if you don’t call yourself a foodie, you can get it on the first annual Taste of Beverly Hills food and wine festival. Scheduled for Thursday through Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, the event will showcase cooking demonstrations from top chefs, competitions, cocktail tastings, and live music performances. And if you’re in search of a hotel that lies in the heart of it all, Four Points Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport makes a great choice. The property offers a well-equipped fitness center, a swimming pool, four cabanas and complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.
What better way to kiss the summer goodbye than with a last-minute escape to one of these Labor Day hot spots?