New Year’s Eve is famously a party holiday, but there’s no shortage of homebodies looking for somewhere to relax and recharge before tackling 2020. With that in mind, Expedia has rounded up the coziest places to stay this New Year’s Eve, based on its internal guest reviews. They are:
The Garland Hotel
At the top of the list, this iconic North Hollywood hotel offers a couple of options. Option 1: Stay secluded within the seven-acre property for the evening and snag a fireside table on the patio. Option 2: Make a last-minute decision to catch the fireworks at Universal Studios, just a five-minute cab ride away. This property also has perks for traveling tribes – its Family Suites feature a separate nook with bunk beds so everyone can remain cozy, not cramped.
The Marlton Hotel
Hotel guests and locals alike would attest The Marlton Hotel's lobby is one of the coziest places in the city to meet a friend for tea, enjoy breakfast, read or work. On a cold New York City day, the dark wood, gold-hued lighting and roaring fireplace welcomes visitors like a warm hug. Guests also love the plush bedding and bath robes in every room, making The Marlton the perfect cozy New Year’s Eve retreat.
Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon
Achieving coziness while on a glacier is a special feat, so Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon in Iceland definitely deserves a place of honor. It might seem counterintuitive to head to a northern island with mere hours of sunlight in search of the warm fuzzies, but when you're out enjoying things like dog sledding and crampon hiking by day, your home base will feel even cozier. This hotel located in Southern Iceland offers up otherworldly views and serves as a toasty respite when the day's work is done. Plus, a chance of glimpsing the Northern Lights – best during the winter months – beats a New Year’s Eve fireworks show any day.
The Edgewater Hotel
Cut through the fog of the Pacific Northwest to score a room at The Edgewater Hotel, which boasts views of snow-kissed Olympic Mountain peaks, shimmering waters of Elliott Bay and homey fireplaces in every room. You'll be in the heart of Seattle -- close enough to hop aboard the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship, watch the Space Needle erupt in fireworks on New Year’s Eve, and treat yourself to the local food and drink scene, before returning to your room. Remember, if it was good enough for the Beatles' shenanigans, it's good enough for you!
The Arthouse Hotel and The Roosevelt Hotel
The Arthouse and Roosevelt Hotels are perfect options for a New Year's Eve getaway, done your way. Located in Midtown, The Roosevelt will give visitors easy access to shopping, shows and attractions like the Empire State Building, while the Upper West Side's Arthouse is a seven-minute walk to Central Park.
Gaige House + Ryokan
Gaige House + Ryokan is a tranquil, boutique retreat that has its guests feeling zen in no time. Tucked away in the midst of natural beauty alongside Calabazas Creek, this inn boasts "traditional Japanese hospitality," meditation areas, calming fountains, a yoga enclave, private zen gardens, a spa and more. This calming, head-clearing environment seems like the perfect alternative to a wild New Year's Eve, and the perfect way to kick off a new decade!
Exposed timber, brick and other elements original to the historic building make Hewing Hotel an authentic and inviting home base for any visitor to the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis. Billed as "your local living room," guests will enjoy homey touches including high-end woolen throws, down duvets and even amenities for your pet. Unwind in the sauna or spa pool, and then enjoy watching the new year roll in from the rooftop lounge.
Hotel Epik Montreal
With just 10 well-appointed rooms, Hotel Epik Montreal is perfect for anyone looking for a quiet, intimate setting to ring in the new year. Located in Old Montreal, guests can bundle up and walk the charming cobblestone streets to the theater, museum or myriad shops and cafes. There's plenty to do in Montreal on New Year’s Eve, including fireworks at the Old Port, trying your luck at a casino, or even a guided snowshoe trek through Mount Royal Park. Bonne année!