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
Great hotel right in the middle of everything. No coffee maker in room, or fridge, but both can be requested on arrival. but they can be hard to get (we took our own coffee maker). We had trouble with noise to start with but staff were very obliging and helped us change rooms. Internal rooms are best for noise but depends on other guests of course.
Most of the staff were rude and unwelcoming, except for Junior who provided us with great service upon check in.Rooms were outdated, small and not cleaned properly. And the A/C in the room was EXTREMELY noisy and didn’t work properly.
My daughter and I spent a few days in NYC and Row NYC was recommended. It was great. The location was perfect. We could walk everywhere. Close to Times Square, theaters and close enough to walk to Central Park and Rockefeller Center. We loved the hotel.
Everything was great. Is all about location and it is perfect.Is near Times Square and the theatres are just around the corner.You can go anywhere just waking, for example Empire State, Madison Square Garden, the Public Library, etc
Nice no frills hotel in a fabulous location in the centre of everything. Rooms are nice but the bathrooms are small and the bar shuts very early.
Staff were friendly. Watch out for the facilities fee of $35 per night that they charge you on check out.