Paramount Times Square
What We Love
- Less than a block from Times Square and some of the city’s best Broadway shows
- Vintage-chic New York vibe
What To Know
- Pets are permitted at an additional cost; there's a 25-pound weight limit
- Valet parking is available for an additional cost
- Deluxe King Rooms range from 200 to 280 square feet
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Opened in 1928, the Paramount Hotel’s 20-story, brick and marble French Renaissance edifice gives way to a dimly lit, retro-mod lobby. The space uses mirrors, glass, marble and abstract lighting to cozy effect, with taupe and blue carpeting, upholstered leather sofas and armchairs, and low-slung coffee tables piled with photography books. Above the lobby’s fireplace on the second floor, a DJ plays soft jazz tracks that nod to the vintage New York look. The 597 neutral-toned guest rooms feature pops of color in the cherry throw pillows atop mattresses dressed in Egyptian cotton linens. Deluxe King Rooms are a spacious-by-New-York-standards 280 square feet, with light flooding in through oversize windows and views of Times Square from rooms on the higher floors. Tucked off the lobby, the Paramount Bar & Grill and is a welcome, low-key spot for pre-theater drinks. Eat tasty bites such as pan-roasted New Zealand salmon with sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes and parsley vinaigrette, and order a bottle of red from the wall of wine at the back of the dining room. Elsewhere, there’s a shop named Free & the Brave that sells an assortment of men and women’s fashions, jewelry and other accessories.
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Really a bad experience. The rooms were so tiny that I can barely got in the room my luggage.
Then at the check in I found out that there was a ridiculous resort fee, besides that i had already paid for the room. 10 nights, two persons $400, amazing!
I would not recommend this hotel at all.
The only semi impressive thing about this hotel is the location. Upon coming into the very poorly lit lobby you think ok...not too bad. The pictures on their sight are not accurate. The rooms are so deceptively small and bathrooms extremely outdated. The sink basin in the bathrooms look like metal spaceships and the towels are hidden behind the mirrors. My son didn't want to take a shower in the room because he thought it dirty. Would not stay here again.
2 main reasons why we chose this hotel :- 1) Centrally Located at Times Square 2) 4 star rating , however , apart from the location there was nothing else that satisfied me about this heritage hotel.
Compared to my experience of staying in 4 star hotels , this hotel didn't even provide the basic facilities of a small fridge , in-room tea/coffee facility, bathroom slippers , shower cap etc.
Breakfast is provided in the cafe/bar of the hotel for $ 15 per person , however , there are much better options on the street & worth the money :)
We couldn't even charge our phones in the room due to the electric socket issue & when we complained we were told the engineer would come up to the room but sadly he/she never turned up in spite of follow up's. There was a fee even to keep our bags in the luggage area after our check out as we chose to wait in the lobby since we had a night flight to board.Though the fee ($ 2 per bag) may sound minimum but this is not expected from a 4 star rated property atleast. Or maybe that's just how it works for some hotels in New York :) coz my friends had a pretty good experience in other properties in the same area. At the end of our trip we realized that flashing the hotel key at certain stores in Times Square and the cafe/bar of the hotel could have got us additional discounts. We were never informed about this during Check In. I believe It is the duty of the staff at the Reception desk to inform the customers of all these facilities to help them have an even better stay. Who doesn't like discounts ...Its an expensive city after all :)
Also , please ensure the final bill is thoroughly checked before the payment is made as we had an issue with the tax charged per day. When the discrepancy was highlighted the staff were not ready to accept it but it got sorted only after the manager stepped in.
I am certain this hotel is not worth the price of a 4 star property.