What We Love
- CYC Fitness, the spinning studio right underneath the hotel (spinning shoes are free)
- The Yorgo Alexopoulos light sculptures in the lobby, which project animation graphics
- The all-in-one nature of the hotel: gym, blowout bar and a 24-hour convenience store are all in the building
- City Kitchen, the food hall that opened in 2015, is home to seven made-in-New York vendors including Luke’s Lobster and doughnut shop Dough
What To Know
- The Times Square location – with all that that implies – isn’t for everyone, but you could watch the views from the windows for hours
- The morning pastries served in the hotel’s restaurant, District M, are from New York’s best European bakeries, including Balthazar
- Standard rooms are small, but there’s free HBO
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This hotel is busy almost 24 hours a day, just like the city it live in. Every detail, from the accent walls of yellow, blue, and red, chosen to mimic the colors of the city’s subway lines, to the murals and photos of New York street scenes is designed to emphasis its urban setting. Almost everything is oversized—there are more than 1,300 rooms, while the fitness studio outstrips those in most hotels—but that makes sense for something in this location. Guest rooms are compact but have several thoughtful touches, including work desks and blackout shades for the windows, while the executive suites have pull-out sofas that can sleep two.
In the Area
Times Square, overflowing with tourists, chain restaurants, souvenir shops, and flashing neon lights, isn’t for everyone, but there’s no arguing with the fact that it’s convenient for exploring: all of Midtown is within walking distance, including the Empire State Building, Macy’s and Rockefeller Center. Broadway’s theaters are a stone’s throw away, and the 42nd Street subway station is just one block from the hotel.
How to Get There
The location for this hotel was great, near Times Square and subway. The rooms were a decent size for NYC, but the electrical plugs in the rooms did not work and the elevators had typical NYC issues in the morning. Otherwise a great hotel.
Stayed here for 5 nights and could not fault the Hotel. Located in a great location very close to Times Square and loads of shops it really is the place to go. Room was cleaned daily with fresh towels and could not fault this hotel!
I decided to switch it up and stay at a "boutique" hotel. This hotel was larger than I expected but was great. It reminded me of hotels I stay in when in Asia. Small rooms and good use of space. Staff was nice. I wish there was room service because I had to work and didn't have time to always go out. The location is convenient to the subway which is across the street, in the theater district, a couple of blocks from Copacabana and a long stroll to Rockefeller Center. It is a subway stop from Penn station.
The restaurants in the area are just OK, and a little pricey so you have to walk a few blocks from Time Square to get decent food.
If in the area and the price is right I would stay here again.
Liked the location of the hotel, but not necessarily what I had hoped for in comparison to the price they charge. Some pluses - some minuses - liked the availability of food 24/7 at reasonable prices -not bad but not outstanding.
Upgraded our room for free, complimentary breakfast and drink, bubbly delivered to our room and fresh fruit basket the staff were very friendly and helpful, short walk to Times Square. Would definitely stay there again