Thanksgiving Hotels Inspiring New Traditions

Last updated on 02/11/2022

Best Hotels for Celebrating Thanksgiving

Why Not Celebrate Thanksgiving at a Hotel?

Thanksgiving is a time to come together as a family, but the standard question is where? Mom and dad’s place can’t seat all the guests, and your brother is still renovating the kitchen! Why not let someone else do the cooking and cleaning. Here are the best Thanksgiving hotels perfect for starting a new tradition.

The Phoenician - Scottsdale, Arizona

Thanksgiving and football go hand-in-hand. This resort knows it! Get in on the action and participate in the resort’s Turkey Bowl football game. After, bake seasonal cookies or enjoy s’mores by the fireside. Of course, you can always play a round of golf as well.

The Jefferson - Washington D.C.

Aside from the beautiful rooms and perfect location, The Jefferson is also home to Plume. Plume is a fine dining restaurant with cuisine inspired by the harvest from Thomas Jefferson’s kitchen gardens at Monticello. Thanksgiving at the hotel offers a three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef, Ralf Schlegel. Meal options include Seared Foie Gras Medallion with Rosehip Duck Jus, Brunswick Figs, Red Sorrel, and a Butter Brioche. Additional choices include Organic Path Valley Farm Turkey with Apple-Chestnut Bread Stuffing, Cranberry Relish, Green Bean Cassoulet and Maple Turkey Gravy and Red Kuri Pumpkin Pie. The best part is you won’t need to clean a dish!

The Edgewater - Madison, Wisconsin

Much like the Jefferson, The Edgewater is also one of the top-rated Thanksgivings hotel. It offers a magnificent feast of “turkey-day” favorites, but it’s the day after Thanksgiving that has our attention. The resort kicks off the holiday season with a joyous afternoon and evening full of free, family-friendly events. The Grand Plaza at The Edgewater plays host to their Fourth Annual Holiday Tree Lighting, with a chance for families to lace their skates and take to the resorts private ice rink.

The Warwick - New York, New York

The Warwick is a beautifully historic stay in NYC. In case you didn’t know (wink-wink) NYC plays host to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Warwick sits on the parade route. The hotel’s open-air balconies allow your family a most memorable view of all the festivities. All you have to do is decide which balloon was your favorite! It’s easy to see why the Warwick makes our list of the best Thanksgiving hotels.

Nantucket Hotel - Nantucket, Massachusetts

As New England as it gets, The Nantucket Hotel is the only “all-season” spot on Nantucket Island. This Thanksgiving, the hotel will host their 16th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge. The fundraiser features hundreds of spectators and swimmers who brave the cold waters at Children’s Beach on Thanksgiving morning. The event benefits the Weezie Library for Children. Once everyone dries off and warms up, attention turns to the Nantucket Tree-Lighting Ceremony. What better way to kick off the holidays season than over 100 brightly decorated Christmas trees and festive community caroling? Most importantly, there is Thanksgiving feast that takes place in between the two events. This could be your family’s new tradition!