It’s all about staying front row, center when you book a room at the best hotels near Broadway, NYC. Millions flock from around the world to New York’s theater district for the best Broadway shows, pre- and post-theater meals, the best New York attractions, nearby Fifth Avenue shopping and the neon lights of Times Square. Near Broadway, you’ll be close to, well, pretty much everything. And what you’re not is an easy subway or cab ride away. Here’s where to stay in the loud, bright, buzzy and wonderful heart of Manhattan.
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Reopened in 2015, this sleek hotel in the heart of Times Square has 330 spacious rooms and a hundred-year history of celebs and visitors traipsing over its glossy marble floors. The rooftop terrace boasts stunning views and a cigar lounge, or feast at Charlie Palmer at the Knick. Its French Renaissance-style exterior and a copper mansard roof feel fantastically old New York.
Past towering skyscrapers, hot dog vendors and the always hectic Time Square is the hip, modern Row NYC. It’s a hotel of Time Square proportions, with 28 floors, more than 1000 rooms and a bustling lobby. Café District transforms into a pizza bar and cocktail lounge at night. Grab a slice and a boozy drink after a night at the theater.
Broadway is just outside the door, but inside the limestone and brick Muse Hotel is a sophisticated and welcome calm. There’s a long marble wine bar and NIOS restaurant, usually full of stylish guests and New Yorkers. Each room sports a bust of the Greek goddess Thalia, and Surrealism-esque prints decorate the walls. If you call the front desk, they’ll answer with “How can I inspire you?”
Sure, you’re in the city that never sleeps, but you still want to get some shuteye. At the Night Theater District Hotel (not to be confused with the Night Hotel Times Square a few blocks away), sexy black-and-white décor, blackout curtains and comfy, large-for-NYC rooms make it easy to sleep well. When you awake from your slumber, there’s a sushi restaurant, and you’re mere steps from Times Square and Broadway. Bonus: nightstands here are stocked with Kama Sutra books.
American architect Stanford White, of Washington Square Arch and Madison Square Garden fame, designed this building in 1905 for the prestigious theatrical society The Lambs. Today, the neo-Georgian building is one of the most luxurious New York hotels. It’s gorgeous, with oak-paneled walls, chrome details and an 18th century French fireplace. See and be seen at Geoffrey Zakarian's The Lambs Club, where the art deco vibe matches that of the lobby.
This cozy boutique is an oasis in the center of super-intense Times Square. Inspired by the Moroccan city and the classic film, the Casablanca Hotel is rich with Humphrey Bogart nods and period décor—think blue-and-white tile and rattan furniture. Rooms are small but cozy, and guests can partake in the complimentary wine and cheese hour each evening at Rick’s Café.
Once upon a time, the New Yorker magazine was founded right here at this Midtown West landmark. The Harvard and Yale clubs are on the same block, and tuxedo-clad waiters serve guests as they have for more than a century. The old-world appeal is backed up by real literary pedigree—William Faulkner, Maya Angelou and a whole host of famous writers have stayed at The Algonquin. (It can’t hurt to bring your notebook.) There’s an in-house cat named Matilda, an oak-paneled Edwardian lobby and plush leather banquettes at the Blue Bar.
This French Renaissance-style landmark has been through many high profile renovations, including designs by Ian Schrager and Philipe Starck. The last one, by Meyer Davis, includes a gorgeous two-story lobby and a fireplace perfect for cozying up in winter. (The renovation’s price tag came in at $40 million…so no surprise that it’s really, really nice.) Theaters line the street outside and the TKTS booth, where same-day theater tickets are deeply discounted, is just steps away.
Think the Theater District is all full of stodgy tourists? Think again. The party’s always raging at the Room Mate Grace Hotel, where the 24-hour pool and swim-up bar hosts Drip every Wednesday night, a gay pool party full of buff guys and drag queens. Amenities are basic and rooms are small, but the design is playful (gaudy?) and bright, and the disco light beckons. PS: In case you’re wondering about the name, Roommate Grace is an imaginary savvy New Yorker, ready to show guests the big city.
W Hotel fans know the price is high, but so are the perks: nice gym, solid service, sceney bar, feather beds with pillowtop mattresses, goose down pillows, and 350 thread-count sheets. It’s easy to walk or subway to nearly anywhere in New York City—the W is mere blocks from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center—then come back to bask in the rainfall showers and feast on seafood at Blue Fin, or guacamole at Dos Caminos.