The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City offers a fifth night for free when guests stay four nights now through Sept. 6, 2010. The package includes spacious accommodations in the heart of Midtown Manhattan as well as daily free wi-fi and a complete list of free events and attractions happening in the city from the hotel’s concierge, ranging from theatrical performances and famous museums to outdoor musical festivals, according to a press release from the Roosevelt.
One of the many free attractions is the Staten Island Ferry, taking guests on an hour-long trip from Battery Park to Staten Island, with skyline views of lower Manhattan skyscrapers, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Movie buffs enjoy Bryant Park’s Monday Movie Nights at dusk armed with blankets, sprawled across the lawn and rubbing elbows with “real New Yorkers.”
There are more than 30 museums, from the Museum of Modern Arts to New York Botanical Garden, that do not charge admission throughout the summer. For musical and theatrical entertainment, visitors and locals alike enjoy the River to River Festival -- the largest summer-long, free arts festival that takes places in a variety of public venues canvassing all of Downtown New York -- in addition to Shakespeare in the Park featuring classics such as “The Merchant of Venice” and “The Winter’s Tale” at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
The Roosevelt hotel itself has been featured in major motion pictures such as “Wall Street,” “The Boiler Room,” “Presumed Innocent,” and “Maid in Manhattan.”