Top 12 NYC Hotels with View of Times Square Ball Drop in 2023 – Trips To Discover

The Knickerbocker

One of the best 5-star hotels in NYC, The Knickerbocker has long been known as the place to watch the ball drop, something that started in 1907, and the hotel that opened the year before hosted those very first revelers who witnessed the occasion too. Located at the corner of 42nd Street and Broadway, the St. Cloud rooftop bar on top of the hotel will put you less than 200 feet away from the iconic orb, which weighs a whopping 11,875 pounds as it’s covered with 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles which helps to create its kaleidoscope effect. Guests also enjoy the upscale restaurant on-site, a well-equipped fitness center, and spacious rooms with cozy robes, goosedown pillows, and high-tech features like big flat-screen TVs, tablets that control lighting and room temperature, and minibars with complimentary soft drinks and bottled water.

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