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The three-star Hotel @ Times Square pairs two things Cheapos cherish: a prime location and reasonable rates. Situated among the soaring office buildings that line Sixth Avenue, this hotel is a great base for exploring Manhattan.
Pros: Central Midtown location. Affordable rates. Breakfast and Wi-Fi included.
Cons: Some rooms have cigarette odors. Thin walls. Air conditioners can be noisy.
The Hotel @ Times Square’s 213 guest rooms are clean, comfortable and reasonably spacious by Manhattan standards. The aesthetic is niether offensive nor especially exciting: dark, standard furnishings, large padded headboards, a green-and-burgundy color palette. White crown molding and framed abstract prints add a bit of style.
Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, coffee and tea facilities, a flat-screen TV, phone, iPod dock and safe. We liked the rooms overlooking the small business park across 46th Street.
Note that the hotel permits smoking in certain rooms, so be sure to request a non-smoking one if you are sensitive. Also, the walls are thin, so rooms may pick up noise from the halls (ask for a room away from the elevators, and consider packing earplugs).
The private bathrooms are compact and tidy, with green walls and faux-granite countertops. They offer a hair dryer and basic toiletries, and most have bathtubs.
The Hotel @ Times Square sports a crisp modern style, with some lovely period reminders that it's housed in a gorgeous 19th-century building. We loved the pretty staircase and the old-fashioned mail shoots that connect to the vintage, working letterbox in the lobby (the friendly bellman showing us around warned to use the letterbox instead, as items sometimes get stuck in the shoot). Even the elevators have a cool Deco feel (which also means that they are rather slow moving).
The expansive lobby is bright and appealing, with pale green walls, comfy sofas and cool mosaic columns. There is a front sitting area with a large flat-screen TV directly above a fireplace, in addition to a concierge and a 24-hour business center outfitted with computers, laptop stations, fax machines and printers.
The Hotel @ Times Square offers many "extras" you don't often find at New York hotels (much less hotels in this rate bracket). Breakfast, included in the room rate, is served in a spacious, ariy room right next to the fitness center, and (a rare perk for New York) a continental breakfast is included in the room rate. Wi-Fi is free throughout. Coffee and tea are available all day in the lobby.
The Hotel @ Times Square is almost "@ Times Square," just a short walk away from the crushing crowds, bright lights and Broadway theaters of New York’s famed beating heart. It’s also an easy base for exploring New York's major attractions. Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park, the New York Public Library and Fifth Avenue shopping (tired yet?) are all minutes away on foot. The International Center of Photography, just a few blocks away, is another interesting place to hit.
Central Park is about a 15-minute-walk (or quick subway ride) to the north, and everything else is easily accessible thanks to many transportation options in this area.
Subways: The nearest subway station to the Hotel @ Times Square is 47-50th Streets-Rockefeller Center (B/D/F/M lines) which has an entrance on 6th Avenue and 47th Street, just a block from the hotel. The 49th Street Station (N/Q/R lines) has entrance on 7th Avenue and 47th Street.
JFK: To reach the Hotel @ Times Square, take the Air Train to Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue Station and then the Manhattan-bound E subway train to Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue. From there, catch a Manhattan/Brooklyn-bound F train to 47-50th Streets-Rockefeller Center Station. Riding in the front of the F train will put you near the exit closest to the hotel.
LaGuardia: From LaGuardia, the easiest route is to catch an airport bus to Grand Central and then take advantage of the free Midtown hotel transfer service. Alternatively, take the Q33 bus (which picks up outside the airport terminal) to Roosevelt Avenue-Jackson Heights, and then switch to a Manhattan-bound F subway train to 47-50th Streets-Rockefeller Center. (Ride at the front of the F train for the easiest exit.)
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 for the M5 or M7 bus, both of which drop off on 6th Avenue between 45th and 46th 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.
- Breakfast Included
- Reception: 24-Hour
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Bathtubs Available
- Cable TV
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59 West 46th Street
Times Square-Theater District, New York, United States
Phone: +1 212-719-2300
Fax: +1 212-768-3477
About the The Hotel @ Times Square 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.