Smart Stay by

The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel

by Lauren Dana Ellman
Courtesy of the property
by Lauren Dana Ellman
1 of 3
1 of 3
Courtesy of the property
by Lauren Dana Ellman
2 of 3
2 of 3
Courtesy of the property
by Lauren Dana Ellman
3 of 3
3 of 3

When selecting the best place to stay in Manhattan, it ultimately comes down to — you guessed it — location, location, location. That's why first-time visitors — and anyone who wants to be close to all the fun and action — should consider staying somewhere central, like Midtown. The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel is a favorite since it’s ideally situated between Times Square and Central Park, putting travelers within easy walking distance of top museums like the MoMA, along with must-visit attractions like Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. Read on for our full review of this wallet-friendly high-rise hotel. 

What You Need to Know

The Look of The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel

It's All in the Details

The 689-room property occupies a 22-story, 60s-era tower complete with lavish Art Deco accents on its facade: You’ll know you've arrived when you spot the hotel’s large letter “M” logo on the side of the building. Inside, the lobby and reception area boast a contemporary black and white color palette, glimmering chandeliers, and gray- and cream-hued seating. The space is also decorated with fresh blooms, which offer subtle pops of color, plus black and white artwork and photographs of NYC. A small bar area also offers grab-and-go breakfast items in the mornings. 

In terms of accommodations, there are four different categories to choose from: Standard, Deluxe, Executive, and Suites. The former are clean and comfortable, with large windows, wood furnishings, and a color palette of tan and brown. Deluxe rooms offer a more contemporary look and feel with lots of natural light, sleek hardwood floors, a palette of whites and grays with pink and red throw pillows and accent chairs, as well as murals of the NYC skyline above the bed. Executive rooms, also called Superior rooms, nix the fun accents for a more sophisticated feel. Finally, suites range from 527 to 1,275 square feet and are ideal for larger groups. 

The Vibe at The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel

Laid-back and not at all flashy — the opposite of what you’ll find just steps outside the hotel. 

Who Will Love The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel

Budget-conscious business travelers and first-time visitors to NYC will appreciate a stay at this centrally located, no-frills hotel, which puts them at the center of all the action. 

Who Might Not Love The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel

Those craving a NYC escape that’s far away from the bustle of Broadway and Times Square may consider staying elsewhere. It’s likely you’ll see the bright lights from the window, especially if your room faces Broadway. 

Best Amenity at The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel

The 24/7 fitness center — which is fully stocked with treadmills, bikes, elliptical machines, and free weights — will impress fitness fanatics looking to break a sweat while away from home. 

Money Matters

What’s Included at The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel

Your stay includes Wi-Fi, fitness center access, a full-service concierge and theater ticket desk, and a reusable 16-ounce water bottle to use at the hotel’s filtration stations. 

Extra Fees & Costs You Should Know About at The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel

The facility access fee ($35 per room, per night, excluding tax) includes all of the above. Parking (from $72 per night) at the attached garage costs extra. Grab-and-go breakfast items also cost extra. 

How to Get a Deal at The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel

Check the offers tab to view the latest deals and discounts; current promotions include discounted parking, free grab-and-go breakfast, and up to 40% off stays. Government personnel, AAA members, and AARP members are also privy to discounted rates. 

The Sweet Season 

Stay in NYC’s low season (January to March) to snag the lowest room rates. If you can handle the cold, sometimes snowy weather, you’ll be able to enjoy some of the city’s most famous sights and attractions without the crowds. It’ll also be easier to make reservations at some of the Big Apple’s best bars and restaurants.

Getting There 

In the Neighborhood of The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel

The hotel is located on the corner of 7th Avenue and 52nd Street, within steps of some of the best Broadway shows and tourist attractions like Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. Central Park is less than 10 minutes away on foot, as is Times Square. 

Nearest Airports to The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel

LGA is approximately 10 miles away, while JFK and EWR are equidistant (around 17 miles away). 

Nearest Public Transportation to The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel

Thanks to the hotel’s central location, you’re surrounded by several subway stations, the closest one right around the corner at 7th Avenue/53rd Street, where you can catch the E, B, and D trains. 

The Bottom Line 

For a clean, comfortable, and centrally located stay that won’t break the bank, The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel is your best bet.

It's All in the Details