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.
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Aug 6, 2012
Overall we had a great stay at the Milford and I doubt that you will find a better deal so close to Time Square. We stayed for 3 nights, the first night though our room was a tiny with a view of other Milford hotel room windows 10m away. We asked to be moved which was not a problem and it was definitely worth the effort of repacking and unpacking. Our new room was a pleasure to stay in, much bigger and with an amazing view from the 22nd floor. (just ask if you can move if you're not happy). The rooms are newly renovated, which is great, the renovations are still on going though so it was a bit of a surprise to have someone scraping on our window sill and drilling into our wall (from the outside) at 7:15am! But an early start is not so bad in New York. So apart from those small issues we would definitely say that the Milford is one of your best value options for a clean hotel with one of the most central locations in New York.
Reviewed by Janey P of "South Africa" on
Sep 14, 2011
If you want to be close to Time Square and comfortable, this is the hotel to be at. Just remember to choose the right size room. Choosing a room with a standard size bed is really going to damp your holiday in this beautiful hotel.
"DoubleTree for reasonable rates and location"
Reviewed by Ancil L of "Johannesburg, South Africa" on
Aug 25, 2011
The hotel is neat and the rooms comfortable. Located on 51st and Lexington the hotel is a reasonable walk to Times Square and Port Authority if that is part of plans but close to other attractions e.g. Bryant Park, Central Park etc. Cabs pickup and drop off right at the hotel though if walking is not your preference. We were located in the 3rd Floor close to the elevators and the only problem we had was that we found the room a bit noisy with people coming and going.
"Small, but perfectly formed"
Reviewed by Gail M of "Cape Town, South Africa" on
May 26, 2011
Great position and great service describes this hotel. Like most accommodation in New York, space is very limited hence one would have to mention the cramped room and bathroom as a slight negative but the positives outweigh the negatives. The only other negative were the laborious lifts - they worked, but oh so slow to arrive and oh so slow to get you to your floor! But this is another attested truth applicable to all New York accommodation. I would recommend the hotel and i would stay again (have stayed three times) which confirms my satisfaction and
contentment with On The Avenue.