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
I loved my stay at CitizenM! I was in town for a few Broadway shows, so the location was perfect. And even though it was so close to really busy areas (Times Square!), it was so quiet for sleeping! Love the room, bed is so comfy, TV and iPad are great, shower is nice. Loved it all!
AMazing location, amazing artwork. Brilliant vibe from check-in to check out. Jetlag (having flown from Ireland) was not a problem as beds are so incredibly comfortable.
Would definitely stay again and want to experience others around the world!!
Going to New York - stay here!
The hotel was extremely contemporary , well situated, extremely welcoming and helpful staff, great atmosphere and very clean and tidy, pity there aren’t mair of these hotels around the world. Absolutely perfect for a single traveller like myself
I enjoyed my stay at the Citizen M in New York City. So modern, cool, and fun! Nice people! Great facility! I hope to return soon and stay at the Citizen M again. The location was perfect! The decor was beautiful and very interesting. The technology was top of the line!
Can not recommend this hotel enough! Stayed here for the week when in New York in June and Everything is outstanding,10 out of 10. My boyfriend and I have stayed in the Amsterdam one, Glasgow now and then New York hotel and each time we have a wonderful stay.
The staff was beyond lovely and got the extra mile to help out.
The hotel is just off Times Square and couldn’t be any better, our hotel room looked onto the back on time square and had a lovely view. Rooms as well always were great with huge bed, great shower , wonderful views. iPad to control on areas for the room including heating, mood lighting, blinds, tv etc.
The hotel had a fanstasic gym, that also has a great view on the city. And the roof top bar is well worth a try as well!!
Would come back in the minute!!