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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"Budget-Friendly Hotel in a Convenient Location"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 22, 2013
We got a great deal on our hotel. It was an extremely small room but it served its purpose. Free wifi was a great bonus. The hotel was near the 1 subway line which we used on a more than frequent basis. I would recommend this hotel to those visiting nyc.
"Incredible little place to stay on a budget."
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 3, 2013
Hotel 31 is no frills, but clean, friendly and a 2 minute walk to the subway. It is quaint and has very outdated decor, but has a charm to it like something out of a Leonard Cohen poem. If you have an open mind and can handle something that bears no resemblance to the Hilton, but is still a really nice place to stay you owe it to yourself to give this place a shot. Also, we checked thoroughly for bed bugs, and there were no signs. Thanks Hotel 31!
"great hotel for the price"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jan 7, 2013
we really enjoyed our stay at this hotel. yes the rooms are small and its loud, but that it new york. if you dont want small and loud, what are you doing in the city? we loved the location, the fact that the hotel is beside the subway and close to china town and other amazing areas. thanks for everything.
"just to sleep"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Dec 4, 2012
if anyone just uses the hotel to sleep it is great you are located in the middle of anything the money you save you spend on shopping or food staff was great sheets where clean the rooms just looked bad because of lack of maintenance but if it was up to date the price would be 5 x what you pay yes i would stay again and again unless for romantic get away
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Oct 22, 2012
Small boutique hotel, perfect location, excellent price. Staff friendly and helpful, rooms, small but clean and well appointed. Very close to Central Park, subway and great restaurants. I'll return for my next visit.