Room Mate Grace Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- Location on 45th Street near Sixth Avenue, a prime patch for sightseers who enjoy being in the middle of the action
- A pool, pool bar, gym and sauna
- Just 139 rooms, but myriad room configurations, including petite pads for one, exec-friendly suites and options for up to four guests
- The guestrooms, though on the small side, are stylishly done up
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- The hotel is currently undergoing renovations to the upper floors
- Triple and quad rooms are on the small side and accommodate guests in custom bunk beds — so know, or expect to know, your roommates well!
- The breakfast buffet is available until noon and approximately $15 per person
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In the heart of Times Square, on 45th Street near Sixth Avenue, the Gotham outpost of the Madrid-based Room Mate chain is in a plum spot for exploring the best of movie-set New York. The hotel’s namesake “Grace” is your fictional friend in NYC, who makes you feel at home while giving you the keys to the city. All 139 guestrooms are done up in loud, colorful wallpaper, comfy beds dressed with Egyptian cotton linens, abundant closet space and mod cons like free WiFi and flat-screen LCD TVs. Light sleepers should opt for a room on a high floor, while groups can request the small but cleverly laid out triple or quad rooms, which feature custom bunk beds. Room Mate Grace is much more than her sleeping quarters, however. The hotel’s most famous feature is front and center in the entrance: a clubby, aquarium-like swimming pool that’s on show to everyone in the lobby and the blond-wood paneled bar. Join the young crowd here until the early hours, then hit the continental breakfast buffet late (it’s open until noon) or work off any overindulgence in the gym before hitting the busy New York streets just outside.
In the Area
It wouldn’t be a trip to Times Square without a Broadway show. Score same-day discount tickets a few blocks away at the TKTS booth. Afterward, catch a casual izakaya meal alongside in-the-know locals at the subterranean Sake Bar 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 movie or challenge a local to chess or petanque.
How to Get There
Stayed one night to see a show and not only was this room quiet, it was a great value which included a good breakfast. The beds are high up on a platform so if you are not pretty agile, it can be tough to get into bed! Who knows how the maids make them up but after a bit of practice, it was fun to hunker down and watch tv in the small alcove. I didn't find the size of the room bad at all The closet was huge and bathroom good. Would definitely stay there again - front office staff was great.
Just spent a week here. Lovely hotel. Very convenient for Times Square, Broadway and many other NY attraction. Staff all very friendly and obliging. Would certainly recommend. Thank you all for helping to make our first visit to U.S. very enjoyable.
Very good location to Times Square. The advertised garage parking is a 4 block drive through Times Square, so, plan ahead if you drive. Not very convenient. The lobby, elevator, and hallways are very dark with blue lights. We prefer something more bright and cheery. The room is clean and great shower, but, a bit beat up. Our tv had a chip in the screen and torn wallpaper. This is also the tiniest room even compared to European hotels. Bed literally against the window. Not even a chair. The front desk staff is very nice and helpful. I will probably pay slightly more for a normal sized standard room at another hotel next time.