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.
"Location ideal for Times Square"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jul 14, 2013
The hotel although dated and ready for refurbishment was clean, comfortable and ideally located for Times Square. The air conditioner worked and the room was a good size and clean. The passages and lfts were where one was most aware of the lack of air conditioning and the areas most needing refurbishment. The front desk staff were friendly and helpful, so overall a goodplace to stay
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Apr 10, 2012
Pro: The hotel was clean and the location is good (right next to a metro station), the staff was always willing to help and friendly.
Con: The rooms are very small, the noise from the subway is very disturbing if you're a light sleeper, no laundry room / service.
"comfort Inn Times-very central"
Reviewed by Liesl B of "Cape Town, SA" on
Jun 27, 2011
stayed in clean albeit very small room, beautifully furnished , air conditioned and breakfast included. I have been in NY before and this was the best stay ever. Would reccommend this hotel to anyone also has free wifi!
"Exactly what I expected for the money..."
Reviewed by Mitchell H of "South Africa" on
May 1, 2011
Exactly what I expected for the money. Good location and the staff were fine.
Glad it wasn't hotter or I would have baked alive in the room though. Aircon would be a plus.
On the whole, very satisfied though.