The best Times Square hotels


Times Square hotels are highly sought after; not only are they are located in prime real estate, they’re also in the busiest and most visited part of Manhattan.

Stay right in the heart of Times Square at InterContinental NY Times Square. Image credit: InterContinental New York Times Square
Stay right in the heart of Times Square at InterContinental NY Times Square. Image credit: InterContinental New York Times Square

Most locals will stay clear of the area, although they secretly often stroll by at night to get a glimpse of the glowing LED lights, mesmerized tourists, and to indulge in the endless street food options.

Just steps away from all the Broadway shows and some of the most famous and iconic restaurants in the city, hotels here range from time-honored establishments to international chains to luxury and budget-friendly boutiques. Next time you are headed to New York City and want to be in the heart of it all, here’s your list of the very best hotels in Times Square.

InterContinental New York Times Square – a NYC hotel hard to beat

One of the better-regarded chain hotels in New York City, the InterContinental is also one of the largest, with more than 600 rooms.

Located just one block from Times Square, the hotel boasts panoramic views of the city and Hudson River through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel – central, luxury hotel in NYC

The 51 floors of the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel means it remains one of the tallest hotels in New York. Located on Seventh Avenue, the pricey hotel offers a central location to attractions and the same level of quality as its locations across the globe.

The Langham, New York – the epitome of cool NYC hotels

outside The Langham hotel in New York. Image credit: The Langham, New York.
Outside The Langham, New York. Image credit: The Langham, New York

Located just close enough to Times Square but far enough away to avoid the stress levels often associated with the busy area, The Langham, New York gives off a cool and collected atmosphere with its chic, metropolitan vibes. Bonus: Each room has a marble bathroom and floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel is also home to chef Michael White’s Ai Fiori restaurant.

W New York-Times Square – hip hotel with loved lobby bar

Expect bright lights, loud colors and late nights at this hip hotel. With endless dining and drinking options, including their popular (among locals and visitors) lobby bar, which typically has live DJ’s throughout the day and night, the W New York – Times Square will give you that New York nightlife vibe without having to go outside.

MOXY NYC Times Square – a cozy, design-orientated hotel

Part of Marriot International’s popular design-oriented brand, which launched in 2014, MOXY NYC Times Square is a  budget-friendly option.

MOXY guests check themselves into their rooms, which are intentionally small but packed with grade-A amenities like rain showers, HD TVs and high thread count linens. Expect communal workspaces, lots of social media-worthy photo ops and five Tao Group operated restaurants and bars that include a rooftop lounge.

Paramount Hotel – one for the musical theater fans

Fans of musical theater will love staying at the Paramount Hotel, the official host of the Tony Awards. The hotel sits atop a legendary ballroom, which was once a comedy club of sorts and sat dormant for decades until its recent multimillion-dollar renovation.

Night Hotel Times Square – a cool NYC hotel

Just like its sister hotel (Night Hotel Theater District), the Night Hotel Times Square delivers on location. A cool hotel with smaller rooms with great vibes and amenities proves the need for this type of accommodation in the city’s most highly trafficked areas.

Row NYC

The  Ron Galella Penthouse Suite at Row NYC. Image credit: Row NYC
The Ron Galella Penthouse Suite at Row NYC. Image credit: Row NYC

Here you will find a smart design, a great location and an array of great food and drink options, not to mention the location. Located on Eighth Avenue between 44th and 45th Streets, the Row NYC is fueled by its surroundings, giving off that quintessential New York vibe.

Westin New York at Times Square – a heavenly NYC hotel offering

With savvy accommodations and thoughtful amenities, The Westin New York at Times Square showcases the very best of what the brand is best known for; Westin Heavenly Beds and Heavenly Baths, dynamic dining with creative cuisine and a healthy twist, and WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, which features state-of-the-art tech and equipment.

Bryant Park Hotel – a great stay, near Times Square New York

The classic New York-style atmosphere of minimalist design with a hint of romanticism can be found at the Bryant Park Hotel. Located just steps from the famous Bryant Park and just blocks away from the madness and high energy of Times Square, the hotel’s location is perfect for travelers needing some breathing room from madness nearby.

AKA Times Square – a luxury hotel in NYC

Welcoming both extended stayers and business travelers alike, AKA’s Times Square location is the definition of an urban oasis. Built in 1893, the historic property provides one-of-a-kind amenities like access to its stunning 3,000 square foot lounge and breathtaking panoramic views of Times Square and beyond.

The Time New York – an ode to time and space

Design and luxury living are artfully paired with the highest degrees of hospitality. The Time New York hotel is an ode to time and space. Make sure to check out the elevators, a prime example of the hotel’s mission to present awe-inspiring installations that take ordinary to the next level.

The Knickerbocker – a legendary hotel in the center of Times Square

The Martini suite at The Knickerbocker Hotel. Image credit: The Knickerbocker Hotel.
The Martini suite at The Knickerbocker Hotel. Image credit: The Knickerbocker Hotel

Located right in the heart of Times Square on 42nd Street and Broadway in all of the action is The Knickerbocker Hotel, with legendary stories, which was built in 1906 by John Jacob Astor. Not only was it once home to the Rockefellers and Fitzgeralds, it’s also the birthplace (legend has it) to the martini.

The Algonquin – art-deco hotel in Manhattan

Located on Fifth Avenue, in the heart of Times Square, this jewel of historic New York hotels has played host to the city’s literary and cultural elite since the early 1900s. The Algonquin underwent a total transformation in 2012 when famed interior designer Alexandra Champalimaud integrated a sleek and stylish décor, which reflects the hotel’s art deco heritage.

The Chatwal, New York City – a luxury collection hotel

In the heart of Manhattan on 44th Street, The Chatwal is just steps away from the best entertainment, dining, shopping, and theatres, not to mention being next to the city’s media and financial giants. The landmark hotel was built in 1905 and has been restored and renewed as of 2010. The hotel is part of the Marriott Hotels collection.

Distrikt Hotel – where Scandinavian design thrives

Distrikt Hotel lobby. Image credit: Distrikt Hotel, New York.
Distrikt Hotel lobby. Image credit: Distrikt Hotel, New York

Since opening its doors in 2010, this modern, Scandinavian-inspired hotel has offered a comfortable option for travelers wanting to be just blocks away from Times Square. The décor inside Distrikt Hotel highlights the various neighborhoods of the city with the standout grid of Manhattan behind the front desk and a living wall that’s meant to represent Central Park.

Royalton New York – an icon among Times Square hotels

A historic icon on 44th Street, this hotel’s floor-to-ceiling bronze fireplace, in addition to rich leather/velvet design accents, is reminiscent of a bygone era.

Inside the Royalton New York are two incredible restaurants; Forty Four and Ozoku Sushi and Sashimi Bar, in addition to their famous late nightspot, Bar 44.

The Michelangelo Hotel New York – Italian flair near Times Square

The Michelangelo Hotel New York Lobby. Image credit: The Michelangelo New York – Starhotels Collezione
The Michelangelo Hotel New York Lobby. Image credit: The Michelangelo New York – Starhotels Collezione

If you’re looking for a boutique hotel near Times Square with an Italian flair and cosmopolitan appeal, look no further than The Michelangelo Hotel New York. Part of Starhotels, a Florence-based and family-owned hotel group, The Michelangelo is one of the premier properties, which makes up their collection of 29 hotels around the world.

Millennium Broadway New York – find some quietness amongst the chaos

Set in the middle of Times Square, Millennium Broadway is a quiet escape in the city that doesn’t sleep. The hotel offers 626 spacious rooms with oversized bathrooms and well-appointed amenities. Located in the lobby, Bugis Street Brasserie and Bar offers flavors from Singapore, China, and Malaysia.

Hilton Times Square – stay in the thick of it at this upscale NYC offering

Built in 2000 with 44 stories above Manhattan, this upscale hotel is located in the heart of Times Square on 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues). Hilton Times Square offers 478 oversized guest rooms with panoramic views plus amenities including Restaurant Above, which is perched 21 stories above Times Square and offers American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Once you’ve decided on where to stay next, book a premium Blacklane car service in New York to reach your hotel in style.

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