Cassa Hotel NY 45th Street
What We Love
- Less than a block from Times Square and some of the best Broadway shows
- Free passes to the Equinox gym at 43rd and 5th are available Monday through Friday
- Celebrity-chef restaurant Butter is located downstairs
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What To Know
- Opened in 2010 and became a Viceroy property in 2012
- Deluxe rooms start at a rather cozy 200 square feet
- The hotel occupies 27 floors of the 45-story building; the other floors are residences
- Popular with business travelers
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Convenient Midtown sleep with a celeb-helmed restaurant steps from buzzing Times Square
Concrete floors and black lava rock walls in Cassa’s small lobby set the tone for the hotel’s unfussy approach to design. A curved lipstick-red check-in desk and three large, bright yellow floral prints adorning an adjacent wall bring pops of color and some character to this Viceroy property.
Bed and Bath
The 165 guestrooms are furnished with low-slung beds and upholstered headboards, snow-white Frette linens, flat-screen TVs, olive and chocolate-brown patterned carpeting and nail-trimmed leather couches. The accommodations are business-friendly: There is a spacious work desk and ample bedside outlets. Subway tile bathrooms offer Neil George toiletries, rainfall showers and comfy bathrobes.
Be sure to book a table at the midtown outpost of celeb-magnet restaurant Butter. Tucked downstairs, the clubby dining room, all polished woods and soft leather banquettes, is headed up by Chef Alex Guarnaschelli (of Iron Chef fame). Expect inventive seasonal dishes like pan-seared branzino with charred romanesco and caper berries, and grilled baby octupus with lady cream peas and black mustard seed. There’s also a charming outdoor bar just off the lobby that serves tapas and drinks.
In the Area
The TKTS booth in Times Square sells day-of performance tickets discounted up to 50 percent. Download their app on your smartphone (for free); if a show catches your eye, walk just a block or two to stand in line and purchase. Evening tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and at 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and Sundays. And for a pre-theater dinner, skip Times Square and walk west to Hell’s Kitchen. Ninth Avenue is filled with restaurants; try Esca for Italian seafood, or go for traditional Thai at Pam Real Thai. Rather go for a stroll through Central Park’s 843 acres? The south end of the park is just 14 blocks north of the hotel.
How to Get There
the hotel is in a great location. the bed was very comfortable and room a decent size with bathroom also good. my only complaints were the breakfast which wasn't acceptable there was hardly any food on offer(!) and the carpet smelled of sick in the room(!) and the TV wasn't working (however they fixed this quickly),
We stayed in a room with a king size bed on the 28th floor and enjoyed our stay. The bathroom was good size, and the shower was wonderful. It was big and the rain shower head was a nice treat to start the day. The bed was very comfortable and room temperature was also comfortable. Nice full size ironing board. I liked having a couple bottles of complimentary water in the room as well as the lemon infused water in the lobby. It was easy to get coffee down in the lobby each morning, and a Pret A Manger next door made for a nice, simple breakfast option. The side tables near the bed were a little run down, and the iPhone player in the room was for a much older iPhone, so it was not usable (and took up a lot of space). The only other negative is that there isn't a dresser and it was a small closet, so we weren't able to take all our clothes out of our suitcases. Overall, a good room and an excellent location within easy walking distance to Bryant Park, Radio City etc. The only downside to the location is that the traffic is very heavy in mid-town. Would definitely consider staying here again.
Wonderful stay ...thank you for making this a memorable weekend in NYC the hotel is wonderful and the location is perfect everything was suburb about this hotel the room was large and clean with a wonderful bathroom
Firstly I’ll address the only poor thing. Rooms are lovely and a good size for New York but carpets and decor are looking a little tired. That’s the only negative I can think of so now for the real review:
We arrived a couple of hours early expecting to have to wait around but they were waiting for us and the room was ready which allowed us to get straight out there. The sheets on the bed were pure white and soft and the bed was THE most comfortable bed I’ve slept in abroad! When I first lay on it I thought it would be too soft but it was amazingly comfortable.
The bathroom was a good size with lovely full size toiletries and the shower was AMAZING!!!! Perfect for after you’ve been out all day.
The one thing that stands out in this hotel is the staff. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Doorman always asked if you needed help and the reception staff were always helpful when we asked questions.
Day of departure José arranged all of our transport for us constantly calling the company to check eta. He really couldn’t do enough to help us he was brilliant - even though he couldn’t understand my accent 😂😂 he is a credit to the hotel!
Jonathan was also really friendly and helpful and kept checking on us while we were waiting for our pick up.
Unfortunately I didn’t get the doorman’s name but when our shuttle bus couldn’t get to the hotel due to traffic he picked up both our cases and said come on let’s go I’ll take you to where your shuttle is parked .... no hesitation ... brilliant customer service!
The staff here make this hotel worth going to - they’re all awesome!
Would I stay here again? Most definitely!
Me and my wife stayed here for a couple nights for a quick weekend getaway. The Uber ride was $38 from LaGuardia Airport. At check in we were told that we had been upgraded. But after entering the room...I could not tell what the upgrade was. It had one king bed as we paid for, a view of a water tower through our dirty window(dirt on outside only), and probably the tiniest room we've ever stayed in. No big deal though, everything in the room seemed clean. And that's all we really care about. Perhaps the desk clerk shouldn't mention getting free upgrades, because all it did was gave us false hope.
The hotel seems to be pretty centrally located next to Times Square, Rockefeller, etc. If you're planning to spend any time at all in your room, you may want to opt for a larger room elsewhere. But if you're like us, and just want a clean room to sleep in at night, then this place works.