YOTEL New York
What We Love
- All rates include continental breakfast (muffins; coffee or tea)
- Sundowners on the huge roof deck with views of the Hudson River and Chrysler Building
- Cabins with terraces have private hot tubs
What To Know
- Beware light sleepers: While windows are well soundproofed, walls between cabins and to the corridors are thin
- Bathrooms are open-plan and have glass doors (not for the shy)
- Although the cabins are styled to resemble pod hotels, First Cabin King Rooms are a spacious 336 square feet
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
At the corner of 10th Avenue and 42nd Street, Yotel is a 669-room hotel of the future, complete with Jetsons–meets–Vanilla Sky interiors. Self check-in is done via a kiosk in the white-on-white lobby, the Asian fusion restaurant turns into a dance floor at the flip of a table-retracting switch, and left luggage gets deposited into lockers by a giant robot with a 60-foot hydraulic arm.
Bed and Bath
The first big city outing for the Yotel brand (started by Yo! Sushi founder Simon Woodroffe), the $315 million development comprises 669 cabins on 27 floors — a staggering number explained by Woodroffe’s fondness for first-class airplane cabins and Japan’s famous pod hotels. Cabins range from minute to apartment-like, but all share a Tetris-style approach to space saving. Motorized beds are left in the upright (and locked) position, a single rail replaces space-hogging wardrobes, and open-plan bathrooms are enclosed behind a sliding glass door. A flat-screen TV and plug for your iPad/Phone/Pod form part of the “techno wall,” and floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a gritty New York cityscape.
All guest floors have communal galleys with coffee and tea facilities, microwaves and vending machines for those on a budget. Or you can sample the pan-Asian bites at the fourth-floor restaurant, Dohyo, named for and styled like a Japanese wrestling ring. The bar, which attracts a cocktail-loving crowd at night, becomes a breakfast buffet of free muffins and coffee the next morning. The enormous wraparound terrace attracts a party-loving crowd to its “Bottomless Brunch” on Saturday mornings and the DJ dance party late on Saturday nights. There’s also an on-site gym, movie screening room, yoga studio and event space.
How to Get There
Me and my husband stayed at this hotel for 5nights I would give this hotel 5* its self checkin check out so no waiting in queues the room was immaculate and everything you need is there iron ironing board hairdryer they even provide shampoo conditioner body wash.The staff are friendly and really helpful especially Jordan and the maintenance manager. The view is amazing I can not recommend this hotel highly enough.
We stayed at the hotel from December 29th until December 3rd and had a fantastic stay. We had originally booked another hotel but changed to this hotel last minute and we are glad we did. We chose this hotel because of the location, it was close to Times Square and a ten minute walk to the pier we were getting a cruise from on New Year’s Eve.
The rooms are small but have everything you need. Who needs a huge room for a City Break anyway, you come to see the city not sit in the room. The rooms are extremely clean and cleaned on a daily basis with fresh towels and bedding. The beds are great and super comfortorable after a long day of sightseeing.
The hotel is in a great location and just a short walk to Times Square and there are lots of shops, bars and restaurants nearby.
The hotel booked us transport to the airport on our last day, the driver was very friendly, it turned up early and got us to the airport very quickly.
For the people moaning on here about rediculous issues like fire alarms, get a grip because safety is the most important thing. We never experienced any noise at the hotel and it was very quiet for the five nights we stayed.
A great stay and we will defiantly return to this hotel
on our next visit to New York. Thank you, Yotel!
We celebrated a milestone birthday this past weekend in New York, Yotel was our base. The rooms are small but cleverly designed to maximise the space. The bed is super comfortable. Everything was clean, daily service and there’s a general funky vibe. Perfectly located for everything we were doing - sightseeing, restaurants and drinks. Would stay again and would recommend it.
*the middle of the night fire alarm situation was a bit of a pain on the 3rd night but what can you do about that?!
My husband and I came to NYC for a weekend getaway. We chose this hotel because it was near Times Square and the theater district. The hotel is no frills and you check yourself in. I prefer to be greeted by staff. The first night there was a malfunction in their alarm system and the fire alarm went off at 3:40. After several minutes there was a message from the director of security saying to stay calm and that they were investigating but with no instructions about what to do. Should we stay in our room.
Or should we evacuate. Their are no phones in the rooms so you couldn’t call down to the front desk. After many minutes my husband and I dressed to go downstairs. There was a phone by the elevator and I was able to reach the desk. They informed me to stay in the room. About 15 minutes later we were informed by intercom that all was clear. This happened two mor times. Needless to say we got no sleep. The next night there was a VERY LOUD domestic dispute in the room next door and again we were awake with no way to alert security. We will never stay in this hotel again!!!
This hotel is such a fun experience! The rooms are small, but it’s NYC. I had plenty of room to put my luggage and move around. The bathroom is AMAZING, there’s even a towel warmer. And the view of the city was breathtaking. The hotel has a very futuristic feel, and all of the decor is so fun. The restaurant is to die for! It’s a great location and I would definitely recommend staying here!