Hotels Close to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York

by Baldwin Ellis, Demand Media
    The bright lights of Times Square are a prominent part of the Midtown Manhattan skyline.

    The bright lights of Times Square are a prominent part of the Midtown Manhattan skyline.

    time square view image by Simon Bradley from Fotolia.com

    The New York Port Authority Bus Terminal sits on the western edge of Times Square, within a short walk of several hotels. The hotels range from intimate boutique properties with one-of-a-kind atmospheres to upscale facilities for travelers desiring luxurious accommodations. The hotels are close to top Midtown Manhattan attractions such as Broadway Shows, the New York Times Building, Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center and 24-hour action in Times Square.

    Boutique Hotels

    Hotel 41 at Times Square sits across the street from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The hotel is in the heart of Times Square, near the Broadway Theatre District and several subway lines. Guest rooms feature contemporary décor and complimentary Wi-Fi access, while the stylish penthouse suite is equipped with a rooftop patio. On-site dining consists of complimentary breakfast and Bar 41 restaurant, which serves American cuisine and an assortment of martinis. Paramount Hotel New York is a modern property that faces the site of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop. The hotel offers a modernist lobby that features a lavish multimedia display and contemporary guest rooms with white decor and colorful designer throw rugs. Amenities consist of a complimentary beverage bar and the fashionable Mezzanine Restaurant.

    Suite Hotels

    Staybridge Suites Times Square is within one block of the Port Authority Bus Terminal and 8th Avenue. Hotel suites are rooms fashioned after in-town condos; they feature contemporary furnishings, fully-equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances, free high-speed Internet access and iHome docks. Amenities include a 24-hour convenience store as well as complimentary breakfast buffet and dinner snacks. Candlewood Suites New York City-Times Square is approximately two blocks from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and offers traditional suites with full kitchens, dining tables and complimentary high-speed Internet access. Hotel amenities include a fitness center and 24-hour laundry facilities.

    Luxury Hotels

    The Iroquois New York is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The hotel is near the "Top of the Rock" observation deck and within a 10-minute walk of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Accommodations are highlighted by the whirlpool suites which feature high-end furnishings and two-seater Jacuzzis. Amenities include fine dining at Triomphe Restaurant, personalized yoga or Pilates sessions, a Finnish sauna and concierge. The Westin New York at Times Square is steps away from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the iconic Birdland Jazz Club. The hotel’s illuminated facade compliments its contemporary decor. The “Spa-inspired” guest rooms are a standout, featuring Shiatsu Massage chairs and iHome docks. Amenities include a state-of-the-art gym, full-service spa and fine dining at Shula’s Steakhouse.

    Trendy Hotels

    The Distrikt Hotel is a stylish property across from the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the New York Times Building. The 32-story hotel offers modern guest rooms with quilted leather headboards, iHome docks and Times Square views. Amenities include complimentary overnight shoeshine and nightly turndown service with chocolates and a weather card. The W Hotel Times Square is a towering property near the Port Authority Bus Terminal. The hotel’s chic guest rooms feature mirrored headboards, floor-to-ceiling windows with city or Hudson River views, and DVD players. Hotel highlights include the Living Room Bar, which offers bottle service and New York’s hottest DJs, and gourmet seafood at Blue Fin restaurant.

    About the Author

    Based in Atlanta, Baldwin Ellis has been a writer since 2007. He covers fitness, mental health and travel, with work appearing in print and online publications such as Scazu Fitness and USA Today Travel Tips. Ellis holds a Master of Arts in community psychology.

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