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
booked this hotel to be near Times Square and the attractions, Arrived at the hotel to a warm welcome and was told where our room was, which we found pretty easy. As you can see from the pics the room was nice, with a separate shower and toilet which the shower was rather big, The bed was super big and the room itself was just what we wanted. The corridors was rather dark and areas of the room are painted black. We never used the pool as we planned too, as we had too much to do in the 4nights we was there. Plenty of hanging space and for the smalls, nice dressing table with mirrors.
The hotel is a 2min walk to Times Square, 20min walk to Central Park, 10mins to the Rockefeller Centre. There is plenty of cafe's, bars, restaurants etc in close proximity on 45th st.
First time visit to New York and decided on the room mate grace. Location was great, literally in time Square. It was ideal for first time visitors to New York. The pool was good, especially as the room had no bath the pool was ideal to revitalise our weary legs! Breakfast was very good and set us up for the day each day. Rooms were very clean. Throughout our stay we had no issues and it was ideal for what we wanted.
Great little gem. In the booking engine rooms look a bit bigger and more luxurious but its fine - Decent sized room, clean, great amenities - Environmentally friends - Very close to TImes Square - 5 mins walking and there's something all around. Very decetn stay and the street didn't feel scary or dangerous even walking around at midnight. Quite surprising but staff was also very attentive and caring. Great deal here.