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Kimpton Hotel Theta

by Lauren Dana Ellman
Photo: Courtesy of the property
by Lauren Dana Ellman
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While New Yorkers like to look down their noses at Midtown Manhattan, the bustling area is teeming with some of the city’s most iconic attractions, restaurants, shops, theaters, and (so much) more. Ever heard of Times Square and its many Broadway shows? Or the Museum of Modern Art? Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building, and Rockefeller Center? We have news for you: That’s all considered Midtown. And while the two-mile stretch is home to dozens of noteworthy properties, Kimpton Hotel Theta is among the newest — and most stylish — places to stay when in town. Read on for our full review of this state-of-the-art hotel, which opened its doors in the heart of Times Square in September 2023.

What You Need to Know

The Look of Kimpton Hotel Theta

It's All in the Details

While the hotel itself is brand new, it occupies a historic 15-story building designed by Morris Lapidus, known as the father of the “Miami Modern" architectural style. Inside, the lobby seamlessly mixes old and new with a sleek, neutral color palette, geometric accents, olive-hued seating, and contemporary artwork. While waiting for their room to be ready, guests can grab a coffee or a pastry from the adjoining Café Otto’s coffee window, mingle in the plush communal area, or cozy up in one of the art- and book-filled nooks. The rooms and suites are equally stylish with warm wood tones and a color palette of whites and grays. Green tufted headboards, patterned seating, and geometric artwork add subtle pops of color to the space. The marble rain showers are a bonus. 

The Vibe at Kimpton Hotel Theta

The hotel describes itself as an oasis in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, and that’s precisely the vibe here, especially thanks to its generous communal spaces and spacious rooms, which invite guests to relax and recharge after a long day of sightseeing. The yet-to-debut rooftop restaurant, Bar Sprezzatura — which is inspired by the Italian Riviera — is sure to become a popular gathering spot for locals and hotel guests alike once it opens in 2024.

Who Will Love Kimpton Hotel Theta

Whether traveling for work or play, couples and solo travelers alike will appreciate Kimpton Hotel Theta for its brand new amenities and central location. Its comfortably sized rooms are also a breath of fresh air in a city where most things are a tight squeeze, and invite guests to stay a little longer.

Who Might Not Love Kimpton Hotel Theta

Those looking for a more tranquil getaway may not necessarily appreciate the property’s central Theater District location. 

Best Amenity at Kimpton Hotel Theta

Like all Kimpton properties, Theta hosts a complimentary social hour every day between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. During this time, guests can sip free vino and nosh on light bites before heading off to dinner. 

Money Matters

What’s Included at Kimpton Hotel Theta

Your stay includes Wi-Fi, in-room yoga mats (upon request), complimentary morning coffee and tea, free bike rentals, access to the 24-hour fitness center, and the aforementioned evening social hour. It’s also worth mentioning that pets can stay here free of charge.

Fees & Extra Costs You Should Know About at Kimpton Hotel Theta

The property charges a nightly destination fee of $35 plus tax, which includes all of the aforementioned amenities. Valet parking also costs extra (from $65 per night). 

How to Get a Deal at Kimpton Hotel Theta

Check the offers tab to view the latest promotions and packages. AAA members are also privy to discounted rates.

The Sweet Season 

For the cheapest rates and fewer crowds, visit any time between January and March, which is the city’s low season. Despite the cold (there are plenty of indoor activities!) it's a great time to visit and also means having an easier time snagging reservations.

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of Kimpton Hotel Theta

Kimpton Hotel Theta is located in the heart of the city’s Theater District in Midtown Manhattan. Some of the city’s best shops (including dozens of designer boutiques along Fifth Avenue) and attractions (Madame Tussauds New York, Radio City, Rockefeller Center, and MoMA) are within walking distance, as are the Broadway theaters. Top-notch restaurants, including the Michelin-starred Le Bernardin and the seafood-forward Oceana, also abound nearby. 

Nearest Airport to Kimpton Hotel Theta

LGA is around 10 miles from the hotel, while JFK and EWR are both about 17 miles away. 

Nearest Public Transportation to Kimpton Hotel Theta

The hotel is within steps of several subway stations, including the 50th St. C and E station, the 50th St. 1 station, and the 49th St. N, R, and W station. The W. 50 St./8th Ave bus stop is also across the street. 

The Bottom Line

Kimpton Hotel Theta is one of the city’s best new hotel offerings since it combines comfort, style, and convenience. 

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