Prague turns out to be a major tourism destination for New Year’s Eve. Most midscale hotels were running about $150 to $200 per night with upscale hotels in the $300 range. Many hotels also appeared to have a 2-night or 3-night minimum stay for the weekend Sunday New Year’s Eve fireworks event.
IHG Rewards Club had InterContinental Prague available for 40,000 points, but I opted for Club Carlson and Park Inn Prague at 28,000 points per night for a 3-night stay.
I enjoy the neighborhood around Park Inn Prague with local restaurants and pubs with prices quite a bit below Old Town Prague locations. I also figured the high ramparts of Vysehrad would be a nearby location to walk for views of fireworks.
Park Inn Prague
This was my third stay at Park Inn Prague in 2017. The other two stays were paid nights.
Park Inn Prague Hotel Review Club Carlson 2-for-1 rate (Feb 2, 2017)
Park Inn Prague hotel review (Jul 25, 2017).
On this trip I learned the hotel has two sides with a different set of elevators near the reception desk than I used in previous stays.
Each of my three hotel stays at Park Inn Prague has been in a different room of the hotel on the left, right and front sides of the building.
Each time I have stayed at Park Inn Prague my room has been on the 5th floor with a patio deck. This was the largest of the room decks. We primarily used the deck to place bottles of beer outside to chill naturally and for some New Year’s Eve fireworks views.
While this room had the largest patio deck, the bathroom was the smallest of the three rooms I have stayed with only a shower stall. The other two rooms I stayed had both shower and a separate bathtub.
One of my favorite bathroom features is a heated towel rack. This allowed us to wash laundry by hand and dry our clothes overnight. Clean clothes came in handy during days 6 to 8 of our 13 day trip.
Park Inn Prague Room View
Nearly all the surrounding buildings in the immediate vicinity of the room as seen from the deck are residential apartments.
Park Inn Prague Floor 6 Fitness Gym
Another feature of being on the right side of the hotel is the 6th floor fitness center was directly above our room.
The photo below shows 5th floor patio decks.
Park Inn Prague offered a New Year’s Eve party special event for about 100 EUR per person.
Pubs, Restaurants and Groceries around Park Inn Prague
There is a bar and RGB restaurant at Park Inn Prague. I have never eaten there at the hotel. One of my favorite aspects of the Park Inn Prague location are several pubs and restaurants within a few minutes walk around the hotel. I truly enjoy this part of Prague due to most of the patrons in pubs and restaurants being locals and not tourists.
Tesco Express is around the corner from Park Inn Prague’s front entrance.
From past stays at Park Inn Prague, U Vorare is what I considered to be my local pub. I love their wall murals, rock music and basement seating with cheap Svijany beer prices.
Loyalty Traveler – Hospůdka U Voraře, my Prague local pub
On this trip we found an even better dining option at U tří bojovníků, a restaurant on the next street from Park Inn Prague.
Their food prices were a real deal and Pilsner Urquell 44 CZK per pint.
We ate there three times with soups, chicken and pork dishes and finally tried our first Czech pork knee meal on New Year’s Eve. One $12 pork knee filled both of us with enough leftovers for another meal in our room. This is the place I called the 500 CZK dinner where we were able to dine with soups, two entree meals and four beers for about $25.
U Bráchy is another pub on the same block as U Vorare and U3 bojovníků. They have live music at times. I enjoyed the old bicycle posters decor.
For midnight munchies we ordered pizza takeaway at Telepizza for less than $5 a pizza. Medium pizza cost 180 CZK, but they take 60 CZK off for pick-up.
Telepizza is in the middle of the block on the same street as U tří bojovníků. The restaurant is just to the right of my photo frame and U Brachy is to the left around the corner from Telepizza.
Google maps Park Inn Prague
Park Inn Prague is the $72 mark. Tesco Express, U tří bojovníků, Telepizza and U Vorare are shown on this map. U Brachy is on Na Hrobci street.
Park Inn Prague is 28,000 Club Carlson points for a free reward night. Hotel rates during our New Year’s Eve 3-night weekend stay were $203 per night for a prepaid nonrefundable rate.