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
This Hotel was booked as part of a package . The hotel is basic but clean with a small gym . Is central to most attractions , shops , underground train connections , restaurants and bars.
The hotel is a good base from which to explore.
We arrived after a delayed flight with subzero temperatures. The room was cold but we asked for extra blankets which were promptly provided for us . The mattress was very soft and lumpy . Hot showers and fresh towels every day .
Not sure we would stay here again but enjoyed our stay .
Great location close to theater, inexpensive parking convenient to hotel. Room was clean and big enough for two. Staff very helpful at check-in.Went to Butter restaurant just for drinks and appetizers ,good selection good martini
Unfortunately everything with our stay went wrong. First there was a system crash and we could not be checked in for ages but had to wait in the cold lounge. We had time pressure since we had a table booked in the evening. Then when we finally got a room it was a wrong room, other than what we had booked. Then there was also an alarm due to a water leakage and the elevators could not be used so we had to take the fire stairs out in order to get to our restaurant on time.In the late evening we finally got the room we actually had paid for. The room was unfresh and unbelievably cold so we were freezing the entire stay. Also, the big luggage from the wrong room needed to be dragged around all over the building and up and down the fire stairs (by ourselves) since the elevators could not be used.
We had a great time staying at Cassa for 3 days. Great value. Centrally located 5 mins walk to Times Square but far enough not to hear much street noise. Clean room, comfortable bed and updated bathroom. Helpful and friendly staff who helped us with directions. Great breakfast place and pizza on the same block.
Very central location, near to many of the main attractions. Room was nice and hotel staff very friendly! José Was especially very helpful! We were on the 21st floor and was very quiet at night. Shower took a little while to get hot but apart from that I couldn’t really fault our stay here!