citizenM New York Times Square
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2014 Best of the Best Finalist: Best Style Steal
- Free WiFi
- Each guestroom comes with a “mood pad” tablet, letting you customize the room’s lighting and music
What To Know
- Rooms are seriously small and better suited for couples or singles than families
- Bring your own conditioner: the shower comes suited with an “a.m. and p.m. wash” but nothing else
- Room keys double as luggage tags — feel free to keep yours and fill it out
- Free WiFi
If a Virgin flight morphed into a hotel, it’d look exactly like the 22-story citizenM Hotel Times Square. With customizable mood lighting and a bold color palette of red, black and white, CitizenM’s first American outpost is hip and modern through and through. The airy, living room-like lobby sets the high design tone of the space: expect low slung sofas, graphic artwork, glossy mounted fixie bikes and bright plastic taxidermy. Everything about the lobby feels clean and current, from the ample outlets to the digitized self-check-in (including on-screen prompts to purchase breakfast or a late check-out). Upstairs, 230 rooms are compact (the Deluxe Room is just 161 square feet) but cleverly designed: underbed drawers plus a pod-like shower are welcome space-saving details, while modcons go above and beyond. In addition to flatscreen TVs and free WiFi, every room also comes with a tablet storing DJ-curated playlists and customizable light settings, as well as cheeky wall art (a print of the words “picture a can of tomato soup here”) and oversized windows equipped with remote-control blackout screens. We especially love the 24-hour multi-purpose lobby bistro CanteenM: in the morning, there’s a groaning breakfast buffet spread and an adjacent espresso bar; by evening, there’s a spread of à la carte snacks (including a self-serve cheese, almond and olive bar), grab-n-go wine bottles and specialty cocktails at the bar. There’s also a wraparound rooftop terrace on the hotel’s 21st floor, plus a basketball court-inspired gym with a small outdoor space for yoga.
In the Area
It wouldn’t be a trip to Times Square without making time for a Broadway show. Score same-day discount tickets a few blocks away at the TKTS booth in Times Square. Afterwards, catch a casual izakaya meal alongside in-the-know locals at the subterranean Sake Bag Hagi. Revel in the Old New York glamour of Grand Central Terminal over martinis at the speakeasy-style Campbell Apartment bar or dinner at the Grand Central Oyster Bar. Bryant Park, a short walk from the hotel, offers some welcome green space in the middle of Midtown. Depending on the time of year, you can ice-skate, catch an alfresco flick or challenge a local to chess or petanque.
How to Get There
Comfortable room with very fast check in and check out. Fantastic location which was easy walking distance to all the Broadway plays, Rockefeller center, 5th avenue etc. Very nicely decorated and very positive environment.
Incredible location to walk to everything! And if you couldn’t walk, subway stop outside the door, Uber easily accessed, or taxis/buses nearby. Great food, theatres, shopping, museums, Central Park all within a few blocks! Really a great place to stay with excellent customer service. I would go back in a heartbeat! 🎉🎉 I ❤️ NY 🎉🎉
•Very welcoming and helpful staff. You can check in and get an immediate response at reception.
•Free tea & coffee available up to 11:00 in the morning, a bar and a place to get something to eat 24/7.
•Bedroom is (wow) very very comfortable, very modern and you have full control over the temperature of your room. Plenty of storage space, a lovely bathroom with large rain shower and a refrigerator. An iPad provided in the room enables you to control everything from electronic black out blinds to mood lighting!! Complete noise reduction and free movies - just lovely.
Fantastic boutique hotel conveniently located near Times Square and Broadway. Subway access at your doorstep with easy access to most interesting atractions up and downtown. Rooms are well equiped and you'll enjoy unbeatable views from its kingsize beds and wall to wall windows.
Service is excellent. We'll certainly stay again when back in Manhattan
Amazing amazing amazing! Travelled from Newcastle UK and will deffo be returning! Best hotel by far. Room was very high tech, check in and check out was the easiest by far in the many hotels I’ve stayed around the world! Can’t recommend this hotel enough!