I was looking for a not so expensive hotel within walking distance to Times Square to spend a weekend with my wife, since I had bought tickets to a show at B.B. King´s Blues Club & Grill and the Phantom of the Opera. Among the many hotels available, I found the Staybridge Times Square on Google Earth. I had seen some reviews online, talking about the shady businesses on the same street, but decided to give it a try, after looking at some photos of the hotel´s ammenities.
I have to admit that it is located on a street where you´ll see some shops you´d never go into, but that´s just half a block from 8th Ave. As soon as you get to 8th Ave., you´ll see a Dean & Deluca, and right next to it, one of the Muji stores. And let me make it clear that we never felt that this area wasn´t safe. Even around midnight, when we were coming back from a show, there were a lot of people on the streets and everything felt fine.
So, if you don´t mind the short walk to decent civilization, you´ll absolutely love the hotel. The staff was extremely courteous from the start, and although this was probably due to our reservation, they made it possible for us to check before at noon.
The room was one of the best ones I had ever slept in. The bed was very confortable (we felt like we weren´t going to have the strength to leave the bed and go to the show), and it was the first time we ever stayed in a room with a full refrigerator and a dishwasher, besides the microwave oven, electric stove, coffee maker, etc.
There were only two cons in our stay. The first was that in the room where we were located (end of the hall), you could hear a bit too much of closing doors (although that never prevented us from sleeping). The other was that our room was on the last floor, so water flow to the shower and sinks were inconsistent. But that´s easy to fix. Just ask for a lower room.
We will certainly stay there again, given another opportunity.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you're traveling to New York City, you want to be confident that your accommodations will meet your every need. Staybridge Suites • Times Square •New York City has been meticulously created to do just that. No hassles. No mysteries. Just a single focus on you! A short walk to Times Square, a block from the nearest subways and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, you’re in the heart of Manhattan, with all the city attractions in easy access at your doorstep. It’s All On Us! We’ve included in your stay a COMPLIMENTARY breakfast each morning, complimentary wi-fii/high speed internet in all rooms and throughout the hotel, complimentary cocktail hour/social reception with free drinks/beer/wine/and appetizers 5-7pm Tues-Thur, complimentary in room coffee/coffee maker and tea daily, in addition to complimentary coffee/tea/and hot cocoa in our great room-lobby throughout the day, complimentary newspapers by our front desk; and, complimentary laundry facility, business center and fitness center. Each room comes with its own fully equipped kitchenette, with a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, stove top, dishwasher, pots, pans, utensils, and cookbook to make you feel completely at home. On site is a concierge service to help you with tourist/and travel arrangements, bellman/porter service for car and luggage assistance, bar/lounge space open in the evenings, 24-hr pantry and convenience mart for late night snacks and last minute travel needs, and board games by our great room fireplace. Our hotel allows pets. 24-hour security is onsite. Reduced rate parking at nearby hotel garage just one block away. Stay a Night, Stay a Week, Stay a Year. Our hope is you never want to leave! ... more less
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