The Time New York
What We Love
- The sleek and modern David Rockwell redesign, with lavish, high-tech amenities
- The access to the nearby Equinox fitness club
- The bar, LeGrande Lounge, and the Serafina outpost
What To Know
- Guestrooms are on the small side, starting at 250 square feet
- The on-site fitness center isn't open yet, but guests have free access to the Equinox gym near Rockefeller Center
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Get in the Empire State of Mind, and live it up with a posh stay in
Midtown Manhattan that plays off its iconic neighborhood. The Time New York is all set up to cater to creative travelers and anyone curious about
the local point of view; the concierge is always ready to arrange your
outing to a Broadway show or get you a reservation at a trending eatery.
Since you’re in the Theater District, you won’t have to go very far to
get to either.
In fact, the redesigned interiors – by none other than David Rockwell – are a great match
for all the innovation happening right on the block; you’re doors away
from Broadway shows The Book of Mormon and Chicago, for
instance. Of course, you
could always get a taste of the new and next right at the hotel: Hit
Italian restaurant Serafina opened its outpost here in December. And if you’d like a setting-appropriate drink before then, you can always ask the LeGrande Lounge bartender to mix you a Manhattan.
Rooms and suites
Moody lighting, industrial accents and
pops of metallic make you feel like you’re in an urban oasis. The
hotel’s rooms and suites feature lavish touches, like Italian Frette
linens, marble bathrooms with rain showerheads, plush furnishings,
Samsung Smart TVs, gourmet minibars and more so you can stay
comfortable, and maybe even sleep when the 24-hour city doesn’t.Classic
King rooms range from 225 to 250 square feet and hold one king bed,
while Classic Double Double rooms are larger – 265 to 325 square feet –
with two doubles. If you spring for the Timeless suite, you’ll have a
roomy 420 to 510 square feet to spread out in, including a bedroom with a
king bed and a separate living room with a pull-out sofa bed.
LeGrande Lounge mixes cocktails in a clandestine setting, on the mezzanine. The
hotel’s soon-to-open Serafina outpost will serve the Italian pastas, pizzas, salads and
seafood plates that have made the local chain a hit. Its moody décor and
sleek lines charm will give you a side of style, too, and you can also
expect a cheerful crowd of other enthusiastic diners.
in the Theater District and Times Square neighborhoods, between
Broadway and Eighth Avenue, the hotel gives you near-instant access to
the surrounding music and arts scene. Whether you’re getting around by
foot, by subway or by yellow cab, this premier Midtown address means all
the iconic NYC attractions are just minutes away. Visit the Square
itself, see a Broadway show, shop Fifth Avenue, explore Central Park, or
head to a totally different neighborhood and explore away.
How to Get There
There is a lot positive to say about this hotel, the room is nice , modern and clean . But fairly noicy from the lift right up to our wall , and from A/C just outside the window , but the nice lady gave us a upgrade , thanks a lot
Afternoon there is cheese and wine , nice after a long day in the city
Breakfast is a little simple , but nice and cheap compare to other places in NYC
Location is very central , just next to Time Square, nice but for us a little to central and a to much people - but off course this is part of location
Nice and modern place
Small room, low bed with poorly-fitting bedding, squishy pillows with poor support. Cramped bathroom; showerstall (loose drain grate, relatively low water pressure), toiletries, hairdryer, robe/no slippers. Small free-standing cabinet w/ hangers/loaner umbrella, no dresser. TV screen is contained within room mirror attached to wall (perpendicular to bed). Mini fridge, no coffee maker/kettle, poor cable channel selection, adequate Wi-Fi. Not much natural light with no-view window. Decent temperature control with user-friendly thermostat. Mandatory daily ~$26 amenity fee is not appreciated.
My wife and I are extremely well traveled and have stayed in top quality hotels all over the world both on business and pleasure. I would normally use a good quality chain hotel but, having spent hours researching the New York options, was drawn to "The Time" due to the reviews, the overall cost and it's standing on TripAdvisor.
It was somewhat different for us to opt for a "boutique" style hotel but what a fabulous decision. In fact it was possibly the best hotel experience that we have ever had. Should I return to New York in the future then I will be book "The Time" in an instance.
Do not waste any more effort on research. Just book this place now.
We stayed 5 nights running up to Halloween and were re-celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary which had been previously ruined due to an airline losing all of our luggage. The Manager, David HAMILTON was aware of this and did everything possible to make our stay special. The staff at this establishment are absolutely amazing and the personal touch from a smaller hotel is something we have never before experienced or really considered.
This is not the Crown Plaza, Marriott or Hilton, nor does it pretend or want to be. It is a small, understated, well maintained, tasteful and stylish place with all the facilities that you need for a short city break. It lacks nothing that the bigger hotels offer but adds much more with a team of friendly and helpful people that genuinely care and have "Time" for you as a guest. It just seems to do everything right.
Add to that a perfect location at the uptown end of Times Square and you have everything.
I could rave on for pages about this place but instead will give some short reviews by section:
Overview: The hotel has a small entrance off of West 49th and is easily missed. Opposite and next door are top Broadway shows (Chicago and Book of Mormon) so you are right there. It is yards from the metro, at the top of Times Square but in a quiet position after theater time. This is New York so expect hoots and sirens galore, but we were completely undisturbed in our room.
A glass lift takes you to a modern and well designed reception area, off of which is a stylish and adequate lounge area and the bar. The hotel shares it's location with the Safina restaurant on the ground floor. This seems to be a separate entity in it's own right but also acts as the hotel restaurant and an alternative bar. It is very pleasant but the best cocktails were in the hotel bar.
Room: We were lucky enough to have a suite which I thoroughly recommend if budget stretches. The room was large for New York and furnished in modern style with a few quirky additions. The TV within the mirror was really fun and the walk in rain shower was excellent. Good quality toiletries are supplied and everything else you need (even umbrellas!). A complimentary bottle of water would have been a nice added touch.
Food: We did not eat in the restaurant other than for breakfast which was surprisingly good. It was a continental style affair with toast, bagels, cheese, ham (processed) and boiled eggs. Loads of cereal, fruit, pastries,yogurts, etc. Good enough to set us up for the day and also saved us a fortune and loads of time in the morning. You could order off an a la carte menu should you wish to pay. We saved our appetites for lunch and dinner.
Staff: Enough said I think. A special mention is due to a magnificent Concierge, Claudia who was just lovely to chat to and had some great recommendations. Zachary on reception was a perfect gentlemen, so professional and again just a genuinely nice guy. James on the door was great fun, so enthusiastic and had tremendous local knowledge. Paulino I never managed to meet but she still sent me constant email offers of help. Everyone else was great but those people stood out for us.
Hotel Tips: Get the hotel to arrange your taxi back to the airport. $70 all in to JFK. Better than taking on the metro and train with luggage.They may even arrange one for your arrival if you email ahead.
There is a free cheese and wine provided most days for about an hour each day from about 5.30pm. It worked really well for us as we got back at that time having been out all day and looking to refresh for the evenings fun. Good way to chat to staff and a lovely touch.
There is water in the foyer to 6pm and then a cooler in the gym.
New York Tips: Walk as much as you can but also buy an open top bus pass to hop on and off. We did "Top view". Negotiate hard for a deal and don't pay brochure price. The free Liberty cruise that comes with it is excellent.
As well as the obvious visit Ellen's Starlight Diner, 9/11 Museum, try a Korean BBQ (expensive) in the Korean area, and walk the Chelsea High Line including the new art staircases at the start.
NEVER accept a CD from anyone in the street!!!. They will start off nice then demand $20. Give it back and walk away. NYPD are a disgrace to let this extortion go unabated.
Finally, a massive thanks to David and everyone at "the Time" for a wonderful stay. We now have some proper anniversary memories. Hopefully we will be back one day. Also congratulations for making the TripAdvisor top fifty. An outrage really....... you should be in the top one in our opinion!