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.
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"Great hotel for the price"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Mar 18, 2014
We stayed in a great room, beautifully constructed and decorated and very clean! Service was polite but not exceptional. Blocks from Central Park, great food nearby, great neighborhood for walking around and exploring. Some noise from the street but that's to be expected in NYC. Overall a wonderful hotel, would definitely stay here again!
"I felt at home!"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Mar 14, 2014
My stay was enjoyable, and the manager sent up a bell boy with a new key to upgrade me to a nicer view right away with no hesitation. Thank you! This is where I stay whenever I visit nyc and I will definitely return next year!
"great stay, found free parking, ))))"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Mar 7, 2014
Had a great stay in this flavorful part of NYC. food and attractions nearby, and was able to nab free parking 100 m away for all 3 day$$. will be back again. helpful staff even stored our bags so we could max out the last few hours by walking the Williamsburg Bridge to have lunch in Brooklyn. Thanks ...clean rooms, felt safe and quiet.
"Perfect for location and price"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 22, 2014
We were attending a conference at the Javits, so we saved a LOT of money walking instead of taking cabs. Room was a little small, but we weren't there very much anyways. Great service - anything we needed was taken care of right away. Staff remembered us and was very friendly and helpful. Great location for restaurants and even walked to Time Square. Would definitely stay there again.
"Good value, clean, renovated"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 5, 2014
This is essentially an apartment building converted into units, which are clean and relatively spacious (for New York). They e-mail you the door code and there's no front desk or anything like that. Wifi was included and quick, everything was recently renovated. Bed was a tad stiff but not bad. Subways not immediately close - a 10 or so minute walk to Grand Central, but cabs are always running nearby. It's good, hassle-free value for Manhattan. Would absolutely stay again. But if you like the frills of a hotel - extra towels, room service, a pool, front desk, etc - stay at an actual hotel.