The New York City theater district encompasses the area around Times Square in midtown Manhattan. Within its streets, you'll find many restaurants, shops and a selection of Broadway shows for all members of the family. Prices in New York's theater district are rarely in the budget category, but you will find a large selection of accommodations from which to choose.
The change in seasons brings change to the New York City theater district. The theater season begins in late spring after the Tony Awards take place, so this time of year is busy with theater-goers scrambling to see the new plays and performance previews. The Christmas holiday season sees even bigger crowds. This area of Manhattan is packed with travelers anxious to see the tree at Rockefeller Center, shop on Broadway, and catch the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show.
New York City’s theater district has a few hotels that stand out as top of the line. The Doubletree Guest Suites has all suites and serves an extensive Sunday Brunch. Just down the block you will find the Marriott Marquis, a modern property with a revolving restaurant that offers picturesque views of Times Square. Other upscale hotels in the theater district include the W Times Square with its trendy Living Room Bar, and Novotel Times Square, where the terrace is the place for warm weather dining or cocktails.
New York's theater district also offers some options that may be easier on the budget. Two Hampton Inn locations in Times Square offer free breakfast, fitness and business centers, with reasonable parking rates at the Hampton Inn Times Square North. The Econo Lodge Times Square has reasonably priced rooms that include free Internet and local phone calls. At the Casablanca, guests are treated to complimentary evening cocktail receptions and full breakfasts.
Many of the hotels in the New York City theater district offer discounts on shows and museums so check with the property for coupons before you buy theater tickets. Keep in mind that Mondays are blackout nights for most Broadway shows; the area is quieter and you may find some bargains at hotels and restaurants around Times Square.
- The Official Site of New York City Tourism
- Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square: Directions
- New York Marriott Marquis: Directions
- W Hotel New York Times Square: Directions
- Novotol New York Times Square: Map
- Casablanca Hotel
- Hampton Inn Times Square South: Directions
- Hampton Inn Times Square North: Directions
- Econolodge Times Square: Directions
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