The Knickerbocker Hotel
What We Love
- Legendary setting in the John Jacob Astor–built Beaux-Arts Knickerbocker building dating to 1906, fresh off a multimillion dollar revamp
- Sprawling rooftop bar with iconic Times Square views and Charlie Palmer–helmed restaurant
- Guestrooms decked out with posh Sterns & Foster beds, Sferra linens, and Ploh pillows
- Iconic views of TImes Square, Broadway and 42nd Street from many guestrooms
- In-room beauty services by celeb-favorite salon Ted Gibson available on request
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Superior Rooms all have internal views, for the classic NYC street scenes, book a Deluxe Room (Broadway) or a Premier Room (42nd Street)
- Guestrooms are well soundproofed, but rooms on the lower floors will hear some street noise
- The hotel is pet-friendly and has kids’ amenities for family travelers
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The new Knickerbocker hotel occupies a historic Beaux-Arts building constructed by John Jacob Astor in 1906 right on Times Square. Reborn more than a century later following a multi-million dollar revamp, the new-look Knickerbocker opened in February 2015 with its Golden Age roots on the outside and a stunning, modern look on the inside. The 330 rooms are enormous by New York standards, ranging from the 350-square-foot Superior Room with internal views, up to the nine Corner Junior Suites with space for a King bed, pullout sofa bed, coffee table and writing desk. All have posh Sterns & Foster beds, Sferra linens, Ploh down pillows, 55-inch flat-screen TVs and stocked minibars, plus ensuite bathrooms with marble vanities, walk-in showers and amenities by celeb stylist Ted Gibson. WiFi, bottled water and soft drinks are all free. Beyond the bedrooms, the Knickerbocker is a playground for foodies and night owls, with three drinking and dining options, including Charlie Palmer at the Knick, helmed by the Michelin-star chef. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (until 10 pm), and round the clock for room service, the restaurant serves chef Palmer’s signature modern American cuisine driven by market fresh ingredients. For lighter bites, there’s Jake’s at the Knick, a casual cafe for your morning cup and fresh pastries set in a quirky barrel ceiling space. But the hotel’s real showstopper is the sprawling rooftop bar, St. Cloud. Open from 4 p.m. ‘til late from Monday to Saturday, the 7,500-square-foot space comprises three corner Sky Pods with dead-on views of Times Square, an open-air cigar lounge, indoor/outdoor terrace seating and the Waterford Crystal Lounge. Martini fans must try one here — the Knickerbocker is the rumored birthplace of the legendary cocktail.
In the Area
Join the theatergoers for a Broadway show at one of the venues located next to the Novotel after scoring some same-day discount tickets at the TKTS booth. For a more interactive theater experience, attend Randy Weiner’s Queen of the Night, where the audience is pulled into a sultry scene of dancing, dining and acrobatics. Stroll to the iconic Grand Central Terminal and stop for a classic cocktail at Campbell Apartment or satisfy your seafood craving at chef Sandy Ingber’s Grand Central Oyster Bar. For a quick bite, don’t miss carnivore favorite, Shake Shack, or splurge on a bucket list meal at the Michelin-starred Le Bernardin. Le Bernardin fans should also try its oenophile sister, Aldo Sohm Wine Bar.
How to Get There
Times Square is never my preferred area of town, but if I'm in town for theater or meetings in that area, the Knick is a fabulous hotel. Pretty quiet (for Times Square) with city windows to protect from the noise, beautiful interior, excellent service and amenities. For as bright and overwhelming as TS is, when you step inside the Knick, it's like being in a completely different world.
Just come back from an amazing 6 nights at the Knick. Great hotel in a fantastic location. Front of house very helpful with were to go. Times Square is at your front door waiting to be explored.
Special mention to Ganja who is a credit t the hotel. Looked after Karen and myself every morning at brunch loads of knowledge and will help yo book the tube taxi nothing is a problem this is while she is looking after you serving a first class brunch.
Clouds great for a night cap prices for drinks expensive however worth the view.
lovly rooms very big for New York fantastic shower and bathroom.
I truly enjoy staying at this hotel each time.
Now it is my home away from home.
Rooms are clean.
Staff is professional and helpful.
Food is great and breakfast staff are truly outstanding.
7-stars hotel for sure.
The Knickerbocker Hotel is a definite gem in the heart of Times Square. The location is ideal and close to many attractions, including broadway and restaurant row. The staff is second to none in providing outstanding customer service, both professional and personal. All went out of their way to be sure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. The restaurant was lovely, but the rooftop lounge was breathtaking! The room was lovely, updated and spacious.
The Knickerbocker is now my favorite hotel in NYC!
I have to say, I’m not here judging the hotel staff or the quality or comfort of the room, of the robes or of the bed. I’m not here to do it because I’ll not be able to keep my reservation in this hotel.
Here is what I think about this place. I went to nyc last year, and stayed at renaissance, at Times Square as well. So I see the knickerbockers and immediately I wish to come back and spend some time there. In last September, my boyfriend and I decided to get engaged, so we made a reservation in the knickerbockers because we wanted everything perfect and we made plans to goes to Tiffany’s, to goes to Sam smith concert. We made appointment, we bought vip tickets. We even choose the breakfast option. We invited my parents to share this moment with us, and bought airplane tickets. The staff was pretty assisting and treated me very nicely since we have some concerns in the moment we made our reservation at that time. However, our plans had some situations that results in necessity to update our stay. Our check in was from June 29th to July 10th, and i needed to update it to June 28th to July 7th. I call hotel last week and I tried to do it. 28th was available for 8 hundred so they could add a day, however the couldn’t cut off the couple days I would not be there. So I would have to pay 8 hundred extra and 2 more days I wouldn’t even been in the city.
Anyway how it was too much expensive I had to cancel. I had to cancel my hotel, and now, probably, my engagement plan, our Sam smith concert etc. everything just because I could give up two days in my reservation. I am sharing this because I think it’s necessary every costumer know that when you make a reservation, for made any updates, you need a new room available. The system, according to Costumer Service, don’t acept any alterations in your room so what it does, actually, is throw off your previous reservation and offers you other one.
Hope you guys can make plans and don’t change any day, because if it happens maybe you’ll need to cancel you reservation, just like me.