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.
"Added Touch of Splendour to Trip"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 25, 2013
Breakfast price a little excessive. Daily newspaper not provided as stated. Bathroom floor had black grease spots, cracks in back of door indicated some maintenance could be done. Considering the age of the hotel and today's economic situation it was still a lovely hotel to stay in. I hope the charges for internet use go to hotel maintenance - many other hotels do not charge at all.
Perfect Location! Two girls in early twenties, stayed for the weekend. Very comfortable bed- the sleep menu was awesome!!! The view wasn't very good from our room but we didn't care because we were out and about most of the time anyways, AMAZING location, we walked or took the subway all around the city. Very nice staff too!
"just steps from everything"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jul 8, 2012
since we couldnt book 2 qweens, we booked a suite with a pullout sofa, we asked 3 times to have the pullout sofa set up,, but no one came-- by that time i just slept on the couch,,other than that the room was more than we ever expected, a real joy, thanks
"Jurmaih Essex hotel in NYC"
Reviewed by HEATHER L of "CANADA" on
Jan 28, 2012
Three of us had a wonderfully cozy junior suite and really loved it! No coffee maker in the room but when we asked they sent up a Keurig and a kettle for us at no charge. Staff were very polite and very helpful. They will provide you with a small fridge for drinks if you ask. If you remove drinks to store your own a sensor will automatically charge the room. But they will remove it from you bill when you check out. Very classy hotel in a great location. Very close to the Met (opera) and everything else you would want to be close to in NYC.