My partner and I stayed here for a week over new year. We had paid a bit more for a city view and I'm glad we did as we had a view of the empire state and the new Yorker hotel, and we could also see the river.
The hotel room was very comfortable, the bed was huge! The room was actually bigger than I was expecting from the reviews I had read, and was plenty big enough for two of us. The room had air con and very quickly heated the room, although it was a bit noisy when on at night. The bathroom was also spacious and the whole room very clean. The house keeping came every day and did a great job. The lifts worked well, and although the hotel was full, we only waited a few minutes if at all, with the exception of one morning when one of the lifts broke, but the staff took over and got us all up and down much quicker.
The breakfast room was small and very busy. The best thing to do is get up just a bit earlier. It got busy about 8.20 onwards so just get there about 8 and you should beat the queues. You can also take it back to your room, but if it's busy, you will have a bit of a wait at the lifts as other people will have the same idea.
Breakfast was a great positive to this hotel. Not only did it come included in the price but there was loads of choice, in fact one of the best breakfasts in all the hotels I have stopped in. There was yogurts, fruit,pancakes, juice, tea, coffe, bacon, sausage, muffins, bread, bagels, omelettes and more so something for everyone.
The lobby has two computers and a free printer, and everyday there was to apple cider and tea and coffee that you could help yourself to - perfect after a day out in freezing new York!
The staff were super friendly and helpful. Reception staff provided us with take out menus and their recommendations - we'd highly recommend the pizza place and Chinese they have menus for - very very cheap and fast service straight to your room. Also they had someone to advise you and help you book tours and theatre tickets.
The hotel's location was ideal. It was five mins to times square, five mins to 34th street with macy's and Madison square garden and if you wanted to walk to central park, about half an hour. We found that we could walk to the majority of the tourist attractions.
I would highly recommend this hotel.
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- New York City hotel offers location close to Times Square. Located in the middle of Manhattan, the Holiday Inn Express New York Times Square offers comfortable accommodations near New York s biggest attractions. With LaGuardia (LGA) and JFK International (JFK) both less than 15 minutes away, you'll find it easy getting to and from your destinations. Within walking distance of our Manhattan hotel, you can find a wealth of attractions. Just a block from our New York City hotel is Times Square and Broadway theatres. Other well known New York attractions such as the Empire State Building, Broadway and Central Park are within a few blocks of our hotel in Manhattan. Located near 42nd Street, our hotel is close to the main subway lines so you can get around the city easily. For the business traveler, there are many major New York business attractions located near our hotel in New York City. Major headquarters including Merrill Lynch, Legg Mason and Ernst & Young are all within walking distance of our New York City accommodations. With our convenient Manhattan location, you can make it on time to all your New York City meetings. Consider starting your day with one of our famous cinnamon rolls from the hot breakfast bar. Additionally, you can stay connected throughout your entire stay at our New York City hotel with free high-speed Internet access. Book your New York City room reservations now at our Manhattan hotel. ... more less
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