W New York-Times Square

Hotels , Chain hotels Midtown West
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The sleek and modern aesthetic of the W brand is on full display at its entrance to this 50-story tower—featuring a dimly lit, glassed-in waterfall ceiling—and even more so once you reach the hushed and dramatic seventh-floor lobby and lounge. The attention to atmospheric detail fades a bit in the rooms though, due to a drab taupe color scheme punctuated by works of art and hot-pink Lucite bedside cubes. Squint, though, and you'll feel cool amid the minimalism, especially thanks to all sorts of clever in-room lighting options and a well-designed bathroom stocked with Bliss products. And the wonderfully comfortable beds and sparkling Times Square views go quite a long way. Service is friendly and polished, too, and there's a hip in-house restaurant, Blue Fin. Rooms 509.
Venue name: W New York-Times Square
Address: 1567 Broadway
New York
Cross street: at 47th St
Transport: Subway: N, Q, R to 49th St; 1 to 50th St (Broadway)
Price: $314–$699 double. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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julio bruno

Location is great if you are looking to be by Times Square. Views can be great too if you have the right room. I had a "cool corner" room and had views of Times Square and the skyline. Even though this was a larger room than their standard ones, it was quite small, with a bathroom that is just a cut-out corner of the main room separated by a glass wall. The sink, loo and shower all sardined together. No room for movement and very inconvenient. There is no restaurant in the hotel for breakfast or anything. Only a bar for drinks at reception level, or you can go to street level for a Dos Caminos franchise, but not your hotel breakfast room per se. The bar does not serve food or coffee, so not very practical. 

I have been a guest in many W hotels around the world, including two more in New York (downtown and Lexington Ave locations), and this is by far the less impressive.