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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I have been in the hotel for 5 days. Great location, great room and bathroom. Friendly staff, with some amenities at the front desk. The price was far and I will recommend it for everyone. Everything perfect.
Stayed at this midtown hotel for 3 nights and found the location ideal (2 blocks from a subway station and minutes from the rockefella and time square by foot. The rooms were smart and tidy and had everything you need apart from coffee making facilities (you had to go reception in the mornings only to get one) staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. Would recommend.
I booked this hotel by accident as had meant to get the Times Square one but in the end was very pleased with this one. The hotel is between 5 and 6 avenue so you’re within a 10 minute walk of rockerfeller plaza. Times Square and Bryant park. Despite the central location the hotel is very quiet.
Room is a decent size (we were in a standard double), bed was comfortable and all seemed clean. There was a small fridge in the room and you can ask for a coffee machine (Keurig) to be put in the room.
Bathroom was nice though I didn’t see the point of having a tub when you would never take a bath in there (due to the rough anti slip mat). It was a nice touch that the toiletries were in large bottles and seemed to be good quality. If I’d known that I wouldn’t have brought my own.
This is a small hotel (165 rooms) and we never had to wait more than a few seconds for the lift. The lobby was also small me rarely busy.
The room has a good sized HD tv.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay here and would not hesitate to recommend.
The one thing which would have made it 5 stars is if the windows had been clean. They were filthy so you didn’t get a clear look out of the room.
Plenty of places nearby for food. I would particularly recommend cafe manhattan for a good value breakfast.
My daughter and I stayed here for a 5 day trip to New York. We stayed on the 7th floor. I found that the corridors were a little dark and on first impressions I wasn’t so sure we had chosen the right hotel but I had nothing to worry about. The rooms were quite basic but very clean. There was a tv, radio alarm clock and safe in the room. Bathroom had toiletries and a hairdryer. Rooms were cleaned daily. Staff were very polite and extremely helpful. The only downside was not having tea/coffee making facilities in the rooms however you could get these from the lobby every morning and water was available from the lobby 24 hours a day. Plus you are never to far from a coffee shop. The location was excellent, the hotel is within walking distance to Times Square this took about 3 mins to get to and a 10 minute walk to Central Park. We used the hotels car service to get to the airport on departure and it was well worth the $75 to jfk airport. All in all this was a great hotel for the price and we would definitely use this hotel and on returning to New York .
We had a really wonderful stay at Cassa Hotel NY 45th. My husband and I live in Philly and took a short trip to NYC to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. The staff were so accommodating and kind. Tenzin, in particular, was really great. He upgraded our room to a gorgeous suite to help us celebrate the occasion and it felt very special. The room itself was large and looked out onto a little park with pretty green trees, perfect for spring. The bathroom with soaker tub was a luxury. The hotel location is perfect for touristy things, which is exactly what we were looking for. We like walking and this allowed us to walk everywhere. I'd definitely stay at this hotel again and would recommend to anyone looking for a fun stay in NYC!