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
I expected more. The hotel is clean. Small rooms. The fitness center had what is needed. The outside is under construction, would have liked it to be like in the picture. I think it is a bit expensive for the type of rooms. But the location is great. House keeping would make a lot of noise in the morning, if you want to sleep in don’t bet on it. They vacume outside the halls early. If the price were to be lowered I might stay again.
We had major issues when we first arrived with my credit card. The front desk guy was awesome! We were well accommodated. He even let my girls go into a room as he could see we were tired before the transaction was complete. Kuddos to the manager who came up later to make sure we were ok and brought us a bottle of wine. Very well done!!!
We recently stayed at the Belvedere - family of 6 - 4 adults and two teens (15 and 13). Don't be put off by the scaffolding in front of what appears to be a beautiful old building! We were told that it's an ongoing project, but there was no work being actively done while we were there, at least that we heard or saw) Check in was busy as we arrived about 15 minutes before the stated time of 4:00 pm, but Mike W. was great and cordially welcomed us! We drove in from Boston and chose to "self park". Jose the doorman gave us directions to the discounted parking garage, and after we unloaded, two of the adults went to park the car - over one street on the next block so a short walk back. We were assigned connecting rooms (as requested) on the 9th Floor right across from the elevators. I was a little concerned when we first saw that, but the rooms are in an area of the hotel that "juts" out just a little and enough to give us a long corridor as you enter the room to keep the bedroom area away from the noise of the hallway/elevator - and it did! Very quite rooms, overlooking W48th Street and one of the rooms had a "side" window where we could see the signs in Times Square two blocks away! The main focus of our trip was the theater and we were a short 10 minute walk up 8th Ave to the Gershwin Theater. This hotel is very convenient to not only the Theater district, but Times Square and many other attractions in the area ( Rockefeller Center, Trump Tower, Grand Central and Penn Stations) - all within reasonable walking distance. We walked up to Central Park from the hotel - it's a bit of a "hike" but fun! We could hear sirens occasionally, but keeping the AC fan on constantly drowned out most of the traffic noise at night. The system is a little loud, but worked as "white noise" for us so it was okay! We did not participate in the nightly "happy hour" or use the gym, so it's hard to accept the extra $30 facility fee and tax that is automatically added to each room, but we were aware of it ahead of time, so not surprised. It would be nice if they could use a key code for the gym and people who actually want to use it could and other's not be charged for something they don't want or need. Overall, our stay was great - the staff friendly and our room service was as expected. We would definitely stay here again and recommend for families traveling as the price was more affordable than most hotels in that area.
The Belvedere has everything you need and is relatively affordable. The location is ideal for visiting Time
Square (2 BLS away), locates in Theatre district and within a 4-5 min walk to many shows and close to the TKTS box office on time square for last min shows at a discounted price! The hotel is 1 blk from what is known as Resturant row! The Big red Bus starting point is 2 blks from hotel on Time Square.
The Hotel itself is exactly what you see online. Beds are comfortable but I have slept on better. The continental brkfst is average, a lot of carbs are offered. Not our cup of tea but is do able for a quick brkfst. We walked to Galaxy diner which was great and many selections. I will be back to visit the Big Apple and will stay here too!
Not perfect, but great value and we hope to continue to use as our base. Great location and value priced. Just need to continue to improve service to rooms. Desk and bell staff are great. See you soon