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by Megan DuBois
Courtesy of the property
by Megan DuBois

Just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Times Square lies a hotel that’s (almost) as vibrant as the world’s most popular tourist areas. Enter Row NYC, which has a contemporary yet unstuffy feel. Even better? Its prime location, putting you within steps of some of The Big Apple’s best bites, sights, sounds, and attractions.

What You Need to Know 

The Look of Row NYC 

It's All in the Details

When guests walk inside Row NYC, they’ll be greeted with warm woods and plush furniture that instantly help restore a sense of calm after making their way through the crowds at Times Square. Around the hotel, there are quite a few art installations that are sure to catch your eye. 

While each accommodation boasts views of the city, you’ll likely be out exploring New York City on foot versus catching the view from your room. Rooms have colorful accent walls, a small yet efficient workspace (featuring a desk and chair), and all-white bathrooms. 

The Vibe at Row NYC

Like nearby Times Square, the vibe at Row NYC can go from busy and buzzing to quiet and subdued, depending on when and where you’re at within the hotel. District M restaurant is often filled with people looking to eat and drink pre- or post-Broadway show.

Who Will Love Row NYC

Business travelers and friends traveling together will love this hotel the most. The location is prime for business and leisure travelers who are on the go. Both groups will find the accommodations well-suited to their needs. 

Who Might Not Love Row NYC

Families may want to look elsewhere for accommodations since the rooms are small and the ambiance skews more towards adults. 

Best Amenity at Row NYC

The best amenity at Row NYC is the on-site District M, which serves as a bustling cafe during the day before transforming into a lively lounge at night. Travelers will know they are in the right place for District M when they encounter the lingering smell of hand-stretched pizza in the common spaces. 

Money Matters

What’s Included at Row NYC

Your stay here includes access to District M, the fitness studio, and the internet lounge. Plus, each room is equipped with free wifi, blackout curtains, a hairdryer, and an LCD TV.

Fees and Extra Costs You Should Know About at Row NYC 

There is a $40.16 nightly facility fee.

How to Get a Deal at Row NYC

The best way to get a deal at the hotel is to look at the specials tab on the hotel’s website. Offers are updated throughout the year. 

Getting There

In the Neighborhood of Row NYC

Row NYC is in a prime location for first-time visitors to The Big Apple. The hotel is just a two-minute walk to Times Square, where tourists can see the city's bright lights come to life. Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park are both under 15 minutes away on foot, too.

Nearest Airport to Row NYC

The nearest airport to Row NYC is LaGuardia International Airport (about 45 minutes by car), Newark Liberty International Airport (approx. one hour by car), and John F. Kennedy International Airport (around 75 minutes by car). All airports are also accessible via the AirTrain.

Nearest Public Transportation to Row NYC

The nearest public transportation to Row NYC is the Times Square subway station, which can get you (almost) anywhere in the city.

The Bottom Line

Travelers looking for a basic hotel near some of the city's most famous tourist attractions should consider Row NYC. 

It's All in the Details