Has anyone stayed at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square for New Year's Eve that DID NOT have a VIP/all access pass in the last couple of years? I have a room booked from 12/31-1/3, but the rate to even get in the two venues inside the Marriott that you can see the ball drop are more than I am willing to pay. I am wondering if I could have a few drinks at the hotel bar and then go outside to catch the ball drop? I have seen tons of posts from people giving their opinion on what happens or what is going to happen, but not very helpful as none of these people actually had a room at the hotel. I spoke with someone at the hotel to find out about street closures, hotel access, etc and the information I received was nearly useless.
Thanks in advance to anyone that can help!