Known as the "Crossroads of the World", Times Square is a dazzling intersection famed for its lavish neon signs, grand theaters, and pulsating crowds. Whether you're on your way to a Broadway show, a buzzing bar or one of the family-friendly restaurant that line the streets, look out for iconic structures like the Paramount Building and One Times Square – site of the celebrated New Year's Eve ball drop.
One of the art capitals of the world, Chelsea has literally hundreds of renowned galleries to explore, including the Gagosian and the Gladstone. A taste of New York life can be had at Chelsea Market, a vast warren of artisan food stalls. The High Line, an elevated promenade, offers fantastic views of this upscale neighbourhood, while the Chelsea Piers – intended destination of the Titanic – is a great Manhattan landmark.
Think "New York City" and the sights of Midtown East will spring to mind . There's the towering Art Deco splendor of the Chrysler Building, the gleaming edges of the Empire State Building, and the opulence of Grand Central – arguably the world's most famous train station. For top flight shopping, make your way to Saks Fifth Avenue, and you can even walk the corridors of power at the UN Headquarters.
Anyone visiting the Big Apple will want to explore Midtown West – this is where the razzle dazzle of Times Square is, after all. Take in a show on Broadway or, if you fancy giving your mind a workout, take a tour of the celebrated Museum of Modern Art (or MoMA). And when your tummy starts rumbling, check out the French brasseries, sushi bars and Russian eateries on Restaurant Row.
Sandwiched between the winding Hudson River and lush Central Park, Manhattan's Upper West Side is home to New York's most exclusive high-rise apartments, as well as Columbia University. The American Museum of Natural History makes it a history-buff's dream, while the Lincoln Center showcases everything from opera to jazz. A stroll around Riverside Park in full bloom is a fine way to spend a sunny day.
"Surprise in New York"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Nov 26, 2013
This hotel was quite the little gem in New York. Decently priced hotels in NY is scarce and then you usually feel like a sardine in a can. I didn't expect much, but the Newton Surprised. An older hotel but lots of space and just across the street from the metro. I will definitely stay here again.
"Great location, great hotel, bad lifts"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jun 7, 2013
Lovely hotel, good staff and good experience overall. The lifts gave problems during the week, however, and only two worked at any one time (and one of these did not work very effectively). There were long queues for lifts at 'peak' times. Enjoyed my stay overall. Liked the rooms - cool décor and convenient set-up.
"very well situated - Midtown Central Park location"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 6, 2013
Very enjoyable stay and would definitely recommend it. Would stay there again. Only negative that there was only one person available to assist with baggage on check-out which took approximately half an hour to assist.
"Very well situated!"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Oct 29, 2012
Recption was good and they looked after our luggage till check in, which was quite late as we arrived after midday and room wasn't ready. Room was very small and rather old fashioned but good enough for one night. Very centrally situated!
"Le Parker Meridien in New York"
Reviewed by Tracey of "Cape Town, South Africa" on
Aug 19, 2011
We stayed at this hotel in August and were very happy with everything. The best part by far is the location of this hotel. There is a Starbucks directly across the road for your morning coffee, its two blocks from 5th Avenue and there is a subway at the end of the block.
We didn't have breakfast at Norma's after looking at the prices in the room service book! The Knave bar in the hotel is great. We went there on our first night and there was a great vibe and seems to be popular with hotel guests and locals too. I did find a glass of wine at $18 to be a bit overpriced but the atmosphere was great and made it worth it. We didn't have dinner at the Burger Joint but judging by the long queues every night, the burgers must be good.
Raphael, one of the concierges was really great. He was so friendly and was always helpful with suggestions. I would highly recommend Rue 57 which is very close to the hotel. Great vibe and good food.
When I go to NY again I will not hesitate to stay at this hotel once again.
"Grand Union NY"
Reviewed by Pam J of "South Africa" on
Aug 1, 2011
Excellent stay indeed!
Value for money, centrally located with the subway at the end of the street. Lots of cozy diners, coffee shops located around the block making life really easy.
The staff were absolutely wonderful, pleasant and friendly as well as being really helpful.
My only suggestion would be that there were tea/coffee facilities in the rooms.
Would highly recommend and would definitely stay there again!