Here’s why you should stay in hotels near Times Square: There’s nothing quite like the unmistakable glow of flashing LED lights, shrouded in a thick cloud of halal cart smoke whose aroma precedes its eye-stinging presence. With the scores of Broadway shows in NYC, outposts of the world’s best clothing stores and some of the best restaurants in NYC all found in this iconic quarter of Manhattan, there’s no shortage of things to do—or beautiful places to stay. Here’s where to go to get away from (or into the middle of) the wonderful madness.
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Best hotels near Times Square
This historic 44th Street icon is lavishly dressed in rich woods, leathers and velvets, the hotel hallmarked by a floor-to-ceiling bronze fireplace and design accents of a bygone era throughout. After reveling in the New York quintessence, grab dinner at Forty Four or Ozoku Sushi and Sashimi Bar, and keep in mind no night at the Royalton is complete without a nightcap at Bar 44.
You can’t get much closer to Times Square than the Knickerbocker, whose stately exterior stands proudly at the intersection of 42nd Street and Broadway—the heart of the action, if you will. The storied building, built in 1906 by John Jacob Astor, once played home to Rockefellers and Fitzgeralds and is said to have been the birthplace of the martini.
If you’re looking for a newly renovated and quintessentially New York hotel, this is it. The Paramount is also the official host hotel of the Tony Awards and sits atop a legendary ballroom that was once a luxurious vaudevillian watering hole in the ‘40s, lying dormant for decades until its recent multimillion dollar revival.
This darling luxury oasis is just close enough to Times Square to be part of the action but far enough away to maintain the calm, cool and collected atmosphere for which the Langham name is known and revered. It’s chic, it’s metropolitan, and each room has marble bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows. Don’t miss out on chef Michael White’s Ai Fiori.
Night Hotels hit the nail on the head when it comes to location. The building is as sleek and inviting as its sister hotel just a few blocks up (Night Hotel Theater District), and between the two, it’s concrete proof that cool, cost-efficient accommodations are indeed available in New York City’s most highly trafficked neighborhoods.
The Row’s modern-chic digs are perfect for travelers seeking the total package: location, smart design, extensive amenities and, of course, great food and drink. Situated on Eighth Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets, this hotel’s New York–inspired programming is fueled by its surroundings—namely, its proximity to Times Square.
Classic New York is brought to life at Bryant Park Hotel, a destination for the cosmopolitan traveler with an appreciation for minimalist design and a touch of romanticism. Plus it’s just steps from the seasonally styled Bryant Park and mere blocks from Times Square, so there’s never any shortage of energy or activity.
Bright lights, loud colors and late nights define life inside the W New York—Times Square, whose culture mimics its locale seamlessly and spares no detail in doing so. With endless dining and drinking options (there’s a killer lobby bar and a taco joint with front-row bar seats overlooking the action outside), you’ll be surrounded by New York spirit even before setting foot outside.
AKA’s Times Square location is the definition of urban oasis, welcoming extended stayers and business travelers alike in all its Romanesque Revival glory. Built in 1893, the historic hotel provides unbeatable amenities like access to its stunning 3,000-square-foot lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness center, breathtaking panoramic views of Times Square and more.
Design, luxury living and the art of hospitality are fused within the Time New York Hotel in an ode to time and space as we know it. Those who appreciate attention to detail and idiosyncratic aesthetics will feel right at home here—especially inside the elevators, where awe-inspiring installations take ordinary to the next level.