An insider's guide to New York's top Times Square hotels, including the best for Empire State Building views, rooftop terraces, jazz bars and proximity to Broadway, Central Park, Fifth Avenue, Rockefeller Center and MoMA. Refinery Hotel Much of the charm of this original Gothic skyscraper close to Times Square has been preserved, from the high ceilings to the wood-floor rooms, although the décor is never overdone. And while hipster touches abound (the staff sport suspenders and denim uniforms and, a few, waxed facial hair) there’s nothing over the top. Some rooms have views of the Empire State Building. The hotel restaurant, Parker Quinn, has all the qualities of your favourite neighborhood bistro, serving simple well-made American favourites and perfect cocktails. The live music at Winnie’s Jazz Bar in the lobby greets guests most nights, though you may need to raise your voice to be heard above the sax. Read the full review: Refinery Hotel … [Read more...] about The best New York hotels near Times Square
Hotel 44th street new york
In a nutshell: This luxury hotel – nestled down a quiet street barely 10 minutes’ walk from Times Square – oozes old-fashioned glamour yet boasts all the modern touches you could ask for Price point £££ The neighbourhood Read more 5 New York hotels for art lovers At 130 W 44th Street, the Chatwal seems absurdly ideal for anyone looking to enjoy all that New York has to offer. Broadway is literally right on your doorstep, and the famous Madison Square Garden, where the Grammys took place this year, is barely a five minute walk. Hop in a cab and you’ll be at Central Park in 10 minutes; another 10 and you’ll arrive at the Metropolitan Museum. The look The Chatwal prides itself on its elegance and subtle charm, so expect plenty of leather-bound everything along with plush carpets, marble-clad bathrooms and a gorgeous art deco lobby. The lobby is the epitome of old-school glamour (The Chatwal New York) A floor-to-ceiling 18th-century stone … [Read more...] about The Chatwal New York hotel review: Finding tranquillity five minutes from Times Square
8. Stay for Christmas There's nowhere quite like NYC at Christmas time, from shopping at Macy's on 34th Street to the famous Rockefeller Center tree and ice-skating beneath the 'scrapers in Central Park. This is the best time of year to catch a show, poke your nose up against the window displays, and if you stay to New Year's, join the throngs in Times Square. Our advice? If you're in the crowds, keep bathroom breaks to a minimum. - VN While you're at it: It's worth sticking around for the January sales, which start right after Christmas. The weather's cold, but the prices are hot. 9. Take a Sex and the City Tour You can't turn a corner in NYC without finding a movie location - from Marilyn Monroe's favourite subway grate at Lexington and 52nd to the Ghostbusters firehouse in Tribeca (14 North Moore and Varick). SATC locations are peppered all over, and this 3.5-hour bus tour takes you around some of Carrie Bradshaw and co's favourite haunts, from an adult boutique to the altogether … [Read more...] about The New York Bucket List: 25 things to do in the Big Apple before you die!