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
Rooms were small. Could not sleep in due to the noise coming right outside the door that you could hear everything because the rooms were so small.
There was throw up in elevator E.
Hotel staff was hard to find any help.
We stayed here for 3 nights. It was great from the second we checked in. Cesar was the staff member who checked us in. He was so efficient, friendly & funny! Exactly what you want after a long flight! Every staff member we encountered were so nice, chatty & extremely hard working It is literally SECONDS away from Time Square, port authority for buses if you are going to the outlets, and the hop on hop off tour stops are all at your door stop!.
We have stayed here a few times over the years and before the renovation and it never fails to disappoint!! I will be back for sure 100%!
Happy. Subway and Time square 5 minutes of walk. A lot of place to eat around 5 minutes too. Room is small but clean. Beds are confortable. Valley parking works good. I suggest the package with valley parking include. Good rate for the car. Nice place.
The Row is ideally positioned between 44th and 45th on 8th Avenue. The room was clean and comfortable although air conditioning unit sounded as though it was going to take off! Staff were friendly and helpful. Only noise we encountered was from the street so although a busy, vibrant hotel the noise heard when in the room was minimal.
If you want a good location and comfy beds this hotel is fine. I am not too fussy but for what we paid it was not of a standard I would have expected. However we were moved after complaininto a delux room, slightly cleaner and it had no smell which the superior room had. Would advise anyone to get a city sightseeing bus pass, great way to get around and see the city. A visit to Rudays for a beer and free hotdogs a must and only one block away.