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
We were very impressed with our first visit to the Belvedere Hotel..Location and room were superb. We were greeted at the front desk with nothing but respect. Ricky made us feel that we knew him for years. He was very personable, had respect for his guest and definitely accomoodated our needs. Ricky's interpersonal skills were outstanding. We will definitely stay at the Belvedere on our next visit because of all the above reasons. In closing Ricky (keep up the good work, (We also have a lot of respect for the bellman).
-The location. It is in the perfect spot to travel in any direction, minutes walk from Times Square and a range of train stations travelling in different locations
- the room was absolutely spotless. We were on level 17 and the views were great. Not a speck of dust and room service did a great job
- WiFi is not complementary. My wife and I have travelled to Mexico, Canada and a range of US states and this is the first venue in which wifi is not complementary. To add to that, it’s a $13 daily charge. It costs us $5 for daily roaming with unlimited data/usage from our Australian provider, Vodafone, so wifi was a no go
- air conditioning. We had a wall unit which was extremely loud. And if you turned it off then the room would heat up pretty quickly
Would stay again mainly for the location and cleanliness
My husband and I arrived earlier than we thought the day of arrival, and I was hoping that a room just might be available before the official check in time. No luck. The front desk gentleman did indicate we had been upgraded from our original booking (woohoo!!!) ,and he checked both the upgrade and original rooms to see if either were available--a nice touch, I thought. Since neither were, he indicated we could leave our bags with the bellhop and check back with him throughout the afternoon. After leaving our bags we did the short walk to Times Square, grabbed a late lunch, and got lost in the excitement of the city.
When we finally made it back to the Belvedere, our room was ready and waiting, and we felt like we had done something special to get such a room. A spacious king on the 15th floor with views both south and to the west (we could see the Hudson River!). Small fridge, microwave and wet bar, and a beautiful bathroom done in a chocolate colored marble tile. Best of all, the room AC kicked out a very nice temp for us during our entire stay, something I was worried about due to some of the TripAdvisor reviews and the fact that were from Florida and need our AC!
I would definitely stay here again, especially since the location is so close to Times Square, Broadway/theatre district, and all the restaurants on 9th Ave and on W 46th.
Room was big enough for 4 of us, nicely decorated with big windows and a 5 minute walk to Times Square - perfect location! We could even see the New Years Ball from our window.
The evening social was appreciated, a nice uncomplicated way to transition from sightseeing during the day to a more relaxed dinner out.
One complaint is the wifi, which kept dropping and could not be relied on.
Also, I was told by the bell man that the only parking option was valet at $50 / day when I knew there was a self park option just around the corner. Not sure if he simply didn't know or was trying to up-sell. Either way, I'm glad I had done my research in advance, saved me $100 over the stay.
Very disappointed with our 2 night stay. Whilst the location was excellent (we walked up from our cruise boat easily, & was very close to Times Square & Broadway) the hotel itself was lacking. Large enough room, but kitchenette has a tiny microwave (nothing else - no plates, cutlery, glasses, nor kettle or tea/coffee!). TV had no remote & wouldn't work without a remote, lights blown in bathroom & bed sidelights don't work. Clock set to random time on arrival & fridge not turned on so took ages for anything to cool once we turned on. Air con is very noisy. Bed is hard & creaky.
Good job we didn't plan on spending more than sleeping time here!