What We Love
- A comfortable, central stay in a classic New York neighborhood, minutes from Times Square
- Being just a few blocks from the theaters and billboards of flashy Times Square
- Nibbling on Brazilian fare from Churrascaria Plataforma
- Hopping on the 42nd Street subways to nearly anywhere in the city you could want to see
What To Know
- The rooms have kitchenettes, great for saving on food costs
- Large, well-equipped 24-hour fitness center
- Full-service concierge is extremely helpful
- Spacious rooms make this a great pick for families
Belvedere Hotel could deck itself out into something so bright and bold
that you’d never want to leave, but then you’d miss out on the landmark
that you came for. Sure, this hotel gives you its own dose of character,
offering not only a café, but a Brazilian churrascaria. Still, with its
flashing lights and vivid videos, Times Square eclipses pretty much
everywhere else on Earth in personality, and that’s why this property –
right around the corner and down the street from the iconic plaza –
otherwise keeps it simple and straightforward.
Wake up in the
most energetic neighborhood of the city that never sleeps, and stroll
five minutes over to the main drag itself, where the skyscraper-side
screens never stop cycling through ads in high-definition technicolor.
Take coffee and a pastry up to the electric-red steps rising high above
the bustling pedestrians, and hop back down to score Broadway tickets at
the TKTS booth. Hit any of the 10 nearby subway lines to travel almost
anywhere you want in the city, but make sure to head back by 11:57pm.
That’s when the billboards all change to modern art for exactly three
minutes, for the nightly Midnight Moment display.
There are 352 rooms at Belvedere Hotel, and each is
designed to serve as a cozy base between your sightseeing outings. Your
room will have marble floors, granite bathrooms and luxe bathrobes; top
it off with a queen bed in plush bedding, and you can count on a great
night’s sleep – if the city’s exhilarating energy doesn’t keep you
you’re hungry and want to stay in the hotel, you can choose between
Belvedere Café and Churrascaria Plataforma. The first serves breakfast –
you can choose between a continental or American one – while the second
specializes in rodizio-style Brazilian meats, paired with your choice
of salad-bar fare or wine.
As a guest at
Belvedere Hotel, you’re just up the street and around the corner from
Times Square, as well as legendary Broadway theaters. Tack on another
few blocks, and you’re at the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center
or Madison Square Garden, and should you want to hit another neck of the
woods entirely, you’re within six blocks of 10 subway lines that can
take you to almost every Manhattan neighborhood, and beyond.
How to Get There
Stayed this past weekend at The Belvedere.
Great location, close to everything. Made online reservations, rates were comparable. Room size was adequate. Check in was a low point. Asked about special that they were offering online of including continental breakfast, that was not offered when I made my reservation, they could NOT do it! Oh well, opinion drops over a simple continental breakfast offer that they couldn’t possibly do because it HAD to be online and I was there in person. Given a room by elevator, make sure u ask for one away!
Continental breakfast is NOT worth it, tons of better coffee shops in area. Wine hour? Not worth the resort fee. Overall rate, just ok!
Will I return? Not sure, will check out other options!
The service was so so so amazing. Everyone at the help desk was so helpful. The manager Tamara worked quickly to help us extend our stay and was very accommodating. 10/10 overall the service was great!
Rooms are comfortable , and not too outdated. The carpets could do with a refresh , and the aircons can get a little noisy. The Locations is ideal- close to broadway theatres , Times Square is a block away and Central Park is also a short jog up the road. Wifi and a glass of wine are included in the hefty mandatory service fee ( $30 per night) , but morning coffee is complementary. Front Desk staff aren’t the friendliest , and minor requests come across as interruptions to their work. It gets worse with management , who can get quiet defensive. This certainly detracts from an otherwise good Experience.