Ameritania at Times Square
What We Love
- Heart-of-the-action location near Broadway shows, museums, Times Square and Central Park
- In case you forgot the essentials: Guestrooms have universal phone chargers, adapters and even toothpaste and a toothbrush
- Rainfall showers have C.O. Bigelow bath products in lavender and peppermint scent
What To Know
- Blackout curtains keep Midtown’s bright neon lights out of the guestrooms
- 24-hour room service is available
- WiFi costs $10 per device, per day
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Housed in a Beaux Arts building on the corner of 54th and Broadway, the Ameritania’s lobby takes its cues from the riotous eye candy of its Times Square ’hood. Tufted patent leather panels meet abstract murals on the walls, giraffe and zebra print pillows punctuate lipstick red sofas and armchairs and a fire burns bright at the center of it all.
Bed and Bath
Upstairs, the 223 rooms are more soothing with sandy beige textured walls, against soft blues and silver with geometric lantern fixtures hanging above. Blackout curtains ensure a good night’s sleep in the low-slung beds, which are wrapped in crisp white linens and have black tufted headboards. All of the mod cons are here, too, such as iPod docking stations, flat-screen LG TVs and universal phone chargers and adapters. Bathrooms have rainfall showers with C.O. Bigelow toiletries in lavender and peppermint scent.
Before heading upstairs after an evening out, grab a libation fireside with friends in Twist Lounge, a low-key bar off the lobby known for its martinis. And if you’re looking to keep up with your workout regimen, there’s a 24-hour fitness center in the hotel.
In the Area
The Ameritania at Times Square is near legendary Carnegie Hall and a short stroll from some prime Midtown landmarks. Just five blocks north is the entrance to the 843 acres of Central Park, with its grassy knolls, picturesque bridges and gurgling fountains. Less than two blocks away, you’ll find more than 150,000 photographs, sculptures, drawings and prints at the Museum of Modern Art, not to mention its stellar French-American restaurant, The Modern. Other upscale fare in the vicinity is equally outstanding: Per Se, Jean-Georges and Marea are all within walking distance. And no stay in Midtown is complete without a shopping spree along Fifth and Madison avenues; go for retail therapy at Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, and Fendi, to name a few.
How to Get There
Thought I'd gotten a fair price when I booked and pre-paid for my room online. However, when I checked in, I was surprised that the hotel charged an additional mandatory "resort fee" plus tax. I found this to be deceptive. Be up front and include all fees in the booking price.
A lovely boutique hotel with an amazing location. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They take time to get to know you. Our room had no view, but we didn't care. The decor was really nice and the bathroom was gorgeous. Location is amazing. you can walk to everything. If you use your room for a place to crash in NYC, this is perfect. No real hotel bar or food, but we just wanted a home base. so value for the price it was great.
Alexis at the front desk was so helpful! The hotel has a great location, easy check-in/out process, staff are all friendly and helpful, and the locale could not have been better. This was my second time staying here and I'll be back again.