The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection
What We Love
- The 1902 building dripping in literary history (and dressed up by a 2012 renovation)
- Broadway cartoons by bar regular Al Hirschfield lining the walls of the Blue Bar
- A central location steps from the theaters of Broadway
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What To Know
- The hotel’s mascot, Matilda the cat, presides over the lobby; feline fanciers will be delighted, cat-haters should look elsewhere
- As in most hotels in New York, rooms are on the small side
- Valet Parking is $55 daily, on-site self-parking is $35; you won’t need a car anyway
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Like New York itself, this hotel is both historic and of-the-moment. The site of the famous Algonquin Round Table, where assorted wits and journalists met for lunch in the 1920s and 30s, the Algonquin still has a scene-y restaurant, plus the art-filled Blue Bar and a midtown location that’s steps from Grand Central Station. Since its 2012 renovation, it’s also got all the modern conveniences you’d hope for, from free WiFi in the rooms (in case you want to become the next Algonquin wit) to a 24-hour fitness center that, like the city itself, never sleeps.
In the Area
Care to take in a Broadway show or a concert at Radio City Music Hall? An exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art or the American Folk Art Museum? Want to ride up to the top of the Empire State Building or stroll up Fifth Avenue to window-shop at Tiffany’s (no, you can’t really have breakfast there). Well, put away your cab fare because all of those sights are within walking distance of the hotel. So is Central Park, and, should you feel the need to hightail it to the country, Grand Central Station.
How to Get There
If you are looking for a classic place to stay with history, you need to stay at the Algonquin. By the way it is a Marriott too! For 10 plus years we have been staying at the Algonquin every time we are in New York City! Fantastic location, friendly staff, great bar and comfortable beds!
The Algonquin hotel is a classic, wonderful style and location. What keeps us coming back is the amazing staff from the doorman, front desk and service personnel. The bar/restaurant is fantastic worth having the destination charge!
Good hotel. Clean. Bellmen are terrific with cabs and cars. Typical of the area - small rooms, but it goes with the territory. A very annoying coffee set up in the morning. As we all stand around waiting our turn to get a simple cup of coffee the thought occurs about this nice hotel is a bit pricier than others in the area and they others might allow the traveler to get a simple courtesy cup of coffee without the hassle. Lobby is nice. The legendary literary roundtable is worth stopping in for a drink - though they have now stopped making the truly legendary Dorothy Parker drink - is basil really that hard to find?? Still - to be in the bar where F Scott Fitzgerald and Groucho Marx once tippled is a great feeling. If with guests new to the area, we may well stop in again for a drink, but we almost certainly have spent our last evening sleeping there.