157 West 47th Street, New York, United States
Doubles from: $149 to $359
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
Located at the north end of Times Square, the three-star Night Hotel (foermerly the Stay Hotel) offers sleek boutique digs in the thick of the action, with reasonable rates to boot.
Pros: Super-central location. Competitive rates. Modern décor.
Cons: Tiny rooms. Noisy at night. Slow elevators. Extra charge for Wi-Fi in rooms.
The Night Hotel’s 208 rooms are teensy but chic. You won’t be doing jazzercise (or even much unpacking), but you’ll still be staying in style. The theme here is modern minimalism. Rooms have comfy mattresses, plush white bedding and black, modern furnishings. Snake-skin desk chairs, oversized mirrors and artsy black-and-white photos polish off the look.
In addition to standard features like air conditioning, a laptop safe and minibar, guests at the Stay Hotel can expect the latest in amenities: a plasma high-definition television (DVD players are available on request), Bluetooth-enabled wireless phone, iPod dock and Egyptian linens.
Note: Even with double-paned windows, rooms can pick up noise from the street and from the hopping hotel bar below. Request an upper-floor room on the west side, as these tend to be quieter.
The bathrooms at the Night Hotel are certainly not large, but we've seen smaller. They are very modern, with gleaming white tiles, black floors and glassed-in showers. Each come
From its slick black facade to its tricked-out lobby, the Night Hotel is all things fashionable, the sort of place you'd imagine required a password or a wad of cash (or both) for entrance. Funky lighting and modern art pieces abound, Murano glass chandeliers hang from gilded ceilings and a many-gallon fish tank backs reception. When we visited, a number of guests were hanging out in the swank lounge, taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi or even napping in mod white armchairs.
Just off the lobby, the Aspen Social Club brings a little Rocky Mountain ski style (and, interestingly enough, tapas) to Manhattan. Distressed hardwood floors and antlers everywhere (including a massive white chandelier of them) make the highly stylized space at once posh and all things chill, and affordable burger and beer specials make it a fun place for a laid-back Cheapo lunch. Things are far less laid-back on weekend nights, when the eatery turns raucous club, popular with well-heeled party people take turns mugging in the photobooth or practicing a cool stance against the groovy green-glowing "tree-trunk" walls.
Wi-Fi is free in public areas, but it costs $9.95 a day to access it in your room. Guests of the Night Hotel get complimentary access to the nearby New York Sports Club.
The Night Hotel is ideally situated for guests looking to explore the typical tourist attractions in Times Square, one of New York’s most defining neighborhoods. Double-decker buses begin their downtown route just steps from the hotel, and the TKTS booth just down the street is a great place to score discount theater tickets (and, incidentally, its wild red bleachers make a primo people-watching spot).
Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Museum of Modern Art and Fifth Avenue are all a quick walk away, while Central Park begins about 12 blocks north (also an easy walk). And, of course, this pulsing heart of the city offers plenty of transportation options for zipping to other neighborhoods.
Restaurants and bars concentrate on the cross-town side streets. While there are certainly plenty of chain restaurants and pricey tourist traps in the area, there are also a few gems. Nearby Dervish (47th Street and 7th Avenue) offers affordable Middle Easter cuisine, while famous Restaurant Row (46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues) is lined with interesting eateries, and there are plenty of wallet-friendly local eats to be found on 9th Avenue.
Subways: The Night Hotel is extremely convenient to two stations: 49th Street (N/Q/R lines) and 47-50th Streets-Rockefeller Center (B/D/F/M lines).
JFK: To reach the Night Hotel from JFK, take the Air Train to Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue Station and transfer to a Manhattan-bound E subway train to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue. From there, take a Manhattan/Brooklyn-bound F train to 47-50th Streets-Rockefeller Center. Riding in the front car of the F train will put you at the exit closest to the hotel.
LaGuardia: We recommend catching an airport bus service to Grand Central, where you can take advantage of the free Midtown hotel transfer service. To use public transportation, take the Q33 bus, which picks up outside the airport terminal, to Roosevelt Avenue-Jackson Heights, and then switch to a Manhattan-bound F train to 47-50th Streets-Rockefeller Center Station. (Ride in the front car to exit closest to the hotel.)
Newark: Take the Air Train to the NJ Transit station, and then any NJ Transit train into New York Penn Station. From here it’s a short cab ride to the hotel, or you can walk one long block east to 6th Avenue at 34th Street and take the M5 or M7 bus, which both drop off on 6th Avenue between 47th and 48th Streets.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor and is recommended based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Handicap accessible rooms
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About the Night Hotel neighborhood
Midtown West is packed with tourists sights... and tourist-class hotels. Working west from Fifth Avenue to Eighth Avenue, the Theater District is home not only to all the Broadway babies, but to Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and the Museum of Modern Art. Not to mention Times Square—an entity within itself. Although most New Yorkers steer clear of this congested (and now pedestrianized) area, the neon lights, larger-than-life billboards, and wise-talking street vendors keep the visitors coming. And coming. And coming.