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.
We enjoyed the stay from all aspects and really enjoyed the restaurant and the service there. We also enjoyed being so close to Central park and the Museum of Natural History. The Concierge services were also very helpful. Thank you....... we will be back!
"Comfortable and good location"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Dec 4, 2012
The room and furnishings were new and very comfortable. Front desk was helpful when needed. The gym facilities were great. We stayed in November and were unable to use the outdoor areas. This hotel would be great in the summer/spring. The housekeeping was good, except one day we returned after a day of sight-seeing and shopping around 5pm and the room had not yet been cleaned. The only negative aspect to this hotel is that on weekends there is loud music playing in the hallways/courtyards until after midnight that is quite audible in the rooms, so if you plan to go to bed before 1 or 2pm, the only way to drown out the music is to put the AC unit on. Overall, I was happy with my stay at The Out.
"nice hotel, bad lighting."
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Sep 2, 2012
great location, internet was added bonus. room was nice but the lighting was terrible, bedside table with high watt bulb, overhead light was bright and bathroom had a terribly loud fan that turned on with the light.
"Great Tribeca location"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jul 8, 2012
The hotel seems to be very well run, but there were problems with the elevator the week I stayed there. The manager and staff brought service people in promptly, but the problems recurred, which explains the lower rating on condition. The rooms are smallish, but not unusually so for a boutique hotel in NY. The bed was very comfortable, but the lack of a refrigerator in the room was inconvenient. There is no accessible ice machine, but every evening they delivered ice to the room so that was not a serious issue. The location is so good it makes up for the minor inconveniences. The tiny excellent bar/restaurant is surprisingly reasonable in price. When we arrived one of the stars of Mad Men was being interviewed there, so the hipness is undeniable.
"No frills, smart choice"
Reviewed by Michelle L. of "Montreal, Qc" on
Mar 2, 2011
I needed to find a place to stay close to the Javits Convention Centre for 4 nights in February.
This hotel proved to be exactly what I needed: cheap accomodation on a quiet street, clean, comfortable and within walking distance to the convention center, Macy's, Madisson Sq Garden, Penn Station. Time Square is about 15 minutes away on foot.
Rooms are very small but well appointed: good shower, flat screen tv and small work desk. Comfortable bed. Free internet access is a plus.
If you need parking, there are several pay parking lots right around the corner. I was able to find discount coupons online.