New York City's Times Square district is packed full of theaters, restaurants, shops and hotels. When it comes to a suite, New York City hotels don't skimp on quality or amenities. Whether staying for the weekend or for the month, book a hotel suite to experience the most roomy and luxurious level of hospitality that Times Square offers.
W Times Square
With 43 suites, the W Times Square has a reputation for both class and luxury. Suites come in two sizes, the Fantastic and the Extreme Wow, and feature modern design combined with fun touches. The 625-square-foot Fantastic features a glass-enclosed shower, 42-inch flat screen living room television, entertainment center, sofa bed and powder room. In the one-of-a-kind Extreme Wow suite, designer furnishings combine with plush furnishings and home-like touches including a dining room and bar. For hang-out time, eat at the jazz-themed Blue Fin restaurant or enjoy a cocktail and game at the Living Room Bar.
The Paramount is a modern luxury hotel located on 46th Street in the Theater District with 597 rooms. The lobby is marked by a strikingly lit wide spiral staircase, designer furnishings and stone walls. While modern, hotel decor is unpretentious and simple, with lots of solid colors and white contrasting pieces. Each suite includes a seating with a couch and coffee table, a work station and a flat-screen TV; the beds feature high-end luxury linens and down pillows. Rooms at the Paramount also have striking views from the large windows. The Paramount also offers a variety of dining options including NYC favorite Dean and Deluca, the Library Bar, the Mezzanine restaurant and Bar 46: Athletic Club.
Manhattan's Algonquin Hotel is the oldest hotel in NYC and is a state landmark. Now a Marriott Autograph property, the 174-room hotel includes 24 Premier Suites among its newly-renovated accommodations. Each guest suite includes a seating area with a king-size bed, a sofa bed for guests, and connecting room upon request. While some features are modern, like the complimentary wireless Internet service, some aren't: the hotel still offers VCRs, rather than DVD players. Visitors should also like cats: a furry feline named Matilda has the run of the Algonquin, carrying on a tradition of a house cat that's lasted since the 1930s. When checking in at 3 p.m., look for her on her special luggage cart.
Home to the View, a rotating restaurant atop the hotel tower, the Marriott Marquis has a direct view into the heart of Times Square. The Marquis books up for New Year's months in advance because of its location, so visitors have to hurry to snap up one of the suites. Ranging in size from deluxe one bedroom to one-bedroom Presidential, each suite features a living room, dining room and bedroom. Some suites have connecting rooms, while others don't. This hotel is one of the prime locations for the New York City visitor and lies in close distance to the entire Theater District, the Garment District, Central Park and Museum Mile. Five or six subways lines stop within a two block radius of the Marriott Marquis, along with a large number of taxicabs.
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