New York City’s bustling Times Square theater district is home to a variety of accommodations, including large and boutique hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and hostels. Although many of these establishments are located on peripheral side streets, travelers who wish to lodge in the heart of this vibrant neighborhood need to look no further that the towering hotels that line The Great White Way.
Crowne Plaza Times Square
The Crowne Plaza Times Square boasts 770 renovated guestrooms, each overlooking Times Square. In 2010, the hotel claimed to be the only in Times Square to be completely renovated. Guests of the establishment enjoy a full-service Broadway theater desk concierge who recommends and reserve tickets to shows. Access to the New York Sports Club and on-site fitness center is also granted. In addition, a restaurant, lounge and shops make their homes in the facility.
Double Tree Guest Suites
The Double Tree Guest Suites is located in the heart of New York City above the legendary Palace Theater. This nonsmoking establishment claims to be the only all-suite hotel in Times Square. In addition to a full-service business center, the hotel boasts a 1920s-inspired restaurant, cocktail lounge and coffee bar. On-site catering is available for meetings and other events, and in-room dining is offered for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
New York Marriott Marquis
The New York Marriott Marquis is a monstrous facility overlooking the center of Times Square. Comprised of guestrooms and suites, the establishment is home to a 24-hour business center, a 4,000-square-foot fitness center and the Marquis Theater, a Broadway playhouse. A veritable shopping mall stands at its base, with gifts shops, three restaurants, a sushi bar and a Starbuck’s coffee shop. In addition, The View Restaurant and Lounge, located on the penthouse level, is the only revolving dining establishment in New York City.
Renaissance New York
Also a member of the Marriott family of hotels, the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel stands directly across the street from the Crowne Plaza Times Square. This 26-story luxury establishment boasts modernly designed, soundproof guest rooms aimed at minimizing the noise of New York City’s bustling theater district. The pet-friendly hotel maintains a business center and two lounges. R Lounge serves appetizers and cocktails during the afternoon and evening, while VIVID Lounge serves breakfast a la carte and buffet style.
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