Hotels With Views of Times Square

by Patrick M. Lind
The moon sits above Manhattan, the home of Times Square.

The moon sits above Manhattan, the home of Times Square.

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One of the most famous intersections in the world, Times Square has outgrown its humble beginnings as a simple square surrounded by a couple of brownstone buildings. Staying in a hotel here puts you at the heart of one of New York City's most popular tourist attractions. Request a room with a view of Times Square at the time of booking. When you stay in a room with a view of Times Square, look down upon the people and commotion from a quiet vantage point after a day of sightseeing.

New York Marriott Marquis

The bright, flashing lights of Times Square fill a selection of rooms at the New York Marriott Marquis; rooms that don't look out over Times Square feature panoramic views of the rest of Manhattan. Guest rooms have a casual, upscale appearance and come with soundproof, floor-to-ceiling windows and basic amenities. The hotel's state-of-the-art fitness center with free weights and machines overlooks Times Square. To experience wraparound panoramas of the entire city, take in a meal at the hotel's revolving rooftop restaurant, The View. All meals are prix-fixe.

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan

Located next to the Hershey's store and across from M&M World, the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan sits at the top of the "The Crossroads of the World." This 46-story hotel towers over Broadway and contains 700 guest rooms with wall-to-wall, double-glazed windows and views of the Hudson River, Manhattan and Times Square; Keurig single-cup gourmet coffee makers and large flat-screen TVs come standard. The onsite wellness center, the New York Sports Club, invites guests to an indoor lap pool, sauna, steam bath and fitness equipment. The hotel allows pets, but guests must pay a refundable deposit and a nonrefundable pet fee.

Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square-New York City

The Doubletree Guest Suites overlooks Times Square from the corner of West 47th Street and 7th Avenue. This AAA three-diamond, 43-story hotel contains 460 suites that feature a separate living room, large windows with blackout curtains, flat-screen TVs and high-speed Internet access. The 1920s-themed restaurant offers a variety of international wines, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, steaks and seafood; the cafe serves coffee and pastries. The hotel allows pets up to 50 lbs. with a nonrefundable fee. This is a Hilton HHonors Reward Category 7 property.

The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel

The Manhattan is located at the north end of Times Square Hotel on Broadway near the Mars 2112 restaurant and the Times Square Church. The hotel's 665 guest rooms have a simple, yet warm ambiance and have views of Times Square and Manhattan; standard amenities include Internet access and flat-screen TVs. The onsite restaurant, Russo's, has a traditional sports bar feel and serves American cuisine. The hotel lobby has a flight check-in kiosk to help departing guests speed up their time in line at the airport.

About the Author

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for ChicagoSporting.com. He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

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