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citizenM New York Times Square
Ranked #22 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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“Excellent accommodation!”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Very simplistic, clean and modern boutique hotel in the heart of New York; just off time square, one stop on the underground away we found the location of this modern, clean and crisp hotel very central and very easy to commute to/from. We bought a US$30 for a week of underground travel and didnt need to use any form of other transport.
Staff were extremely helpful, very courteous and very happy/pleased to see their guests. Room was cleaned every day without fail.
The roof top terrace beverages were on the pricey side so i suggest you ask for pricing before you go mad with your order.
There is nothing i can fault about this hotel; they promote it as a simple accommodation which it is however, it is very inviting and ever so relaxing.
Would highly recommend to anyone; will definitely look up CitizenM for next trips.

Room Tip: We were on the 15th Floor. EXCELLENT... Sirens are quite busy in this hectic city, so i'd recomm...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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citizenLance, Manager at citizenM New York Times Square, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Hi JCassar,

We really appreciate that you took a moment to share your stay with us and other readers. It seems you enjoyed your experience. The fact the you would recommend us is among the highest praise we can get...thanks.

Hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

This hotel franchise is one of the best I have ever experienced! Every hotel you go, you can expect the same great interactive hotel rooms with a little extra. In New York there was a roof top bar (only for guests) with a great view! The staff is amazing (super friendly, interested and helpful) and check in is always easy.

Room Tip: Every great is great because they are all the same. If you a room above the 2nd floor you will probl...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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citizenLance, Manager at citizenM New York Times Square, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Hi KevindeBruijn,

Thanks for sharing your experience. Very cool to hear you enjoyed our New York, Times Square hotel as well as the other properties in the citizenM family. New York is a wonderful city but we can't take credit for that! Glad you appreciate that the roof top bar, Cloud Bar, is not open to the general public.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

The location of the hotel is perfect. Especially if it's your first time in New York and you want to suck up all the lights. You can do that just perfectly at the rooftop bar. The room was clean, there's complimentary water in de mini-bar and best of all; everything in the room could be adjusted to your taste: de lights, de blinds, de artwork, tv and music. All with the tablet in the room. Staff was supernice. New York is expensive and so is this hotel but if you can afford it, I would absolutely recommend it.

Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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citizenLance, Manager at citizenM New York Times Square, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Hi (again) Sladjana1977,

It was thoughtful of you to correspond with us directly and through TripAdvisor too. So glad to read how much you enjoyed our hotel. Our favorite thing to read though is when the staff makes an impact..."supernice"...thanks for saying that.

See you back soon!

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New Britain, Connecticut
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

I checked in Saturday June 7th for one night. The Hotel was very modern and clean in décor.
The staff was very friendly and gracious especially Marco. We spoke at length about the décor of the lobby (living room). It was great to get insight into the design.
In the Evening, I ventured up to the 21st floor Rooftop bar, 2 of the friendliest and funniest bartenders were working. I wish I remembered their names, There was an amazing view of the City and I met some of the friendliest European people also taking in the view and enjoying libations. At check out time, I spoke with a young man from Albania who worked there as well. His name escapes me but I left with a feeling that the staff here completely enjoyed working here and having guests and looked forward to welcoming them back. The bed was huge, comfortable and the tablet with a personalized welcome was excellent. The Gradual wake up option was very cool too, the light went on and a few minutes later sounds of the rainforest wafted through the room, what a wonderful way to wake up. My only 2 complaints: I had to leave and I wish the room included an iron. I look forward to staying there again.

Room Tip: I think the rooms are all the same. I stayed on the third floor.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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citizenLance, Manager at citizenM New York Times Square, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Hi Eva M,

Enjoyed reading your review thanks. Thanks for mentioning the Ambassadors (that's the job title of the employees you encountered). It's really cool when they get recognized. And we too look forward to seeing you back here!

The rooms are all the same. All the same beds. All the same size. We are building an ironing room on the 19th floor and researching an ironing/board that would work in our room.

See you soon.

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Toronto
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Having stayed several times at the CitizenM London Southbank location and thoroughly enjoying our stays, we were anxious to experience the recently opened Times Square, New York location. We were not disappointed in the least. Same great concept as in London with in-room computer tablets which control lights, heating and cooling, blinds, tv etc. Free WiFi and on-demand movies are a real bonus.
Since the hotel has only recently opened, the young staff are still going through some minor teething issues, but their enthusiasm and willingness to provide great service can't be beat. The rooms are what we are used to from our London experience. European style or small and compact but well thought out and just a touch larger than what we had become used ti. The bed while massive (literally wall to wall) and super comfortable may not be to everyone's taste as you have to climb into bed from the front. I am in my mid sixties and it is not difficult for me and I get a great nights sleep. It's a matter of whether or not you have a bit of adventure in your spirit or not. The hotel lobby is designed with that same great CitizenM funky look. Vibrant and full of colour. The lobby bar gets very busy at times and is a great place to meet for cocktails. Speaking of bars, there is also a wonderful roof top bar it you are looking for something a little less lively and the views are outstanding. We spent a great evening watching lightning strikes over the city. Both bars are tended by warm, lively young staff who provide a great experience. The hotel itself is yards from the 50th street subway station and perhaps a block and a half from Times Square proper so there is a bit of a buffer from the madness of Times Square. At no time did we feel we were in an unsafe area. We like to take the airport express bus into town when we are in New York and in the past this has worked out well when staying at other hotels. This time it worked out not so well as the bus drops you off at around 33rd Street and it is a good 20 minute walk up to Times Square. This is the only negative that I can see with CitizenM New York. Otherwise the hotel is a exciting experience with wonderful staff, affordable room rates for New York, clean, quiet and comfortable but compact rooms, good food and drinks and that European feel we really enjoy. We highly recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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citizenLance, Manager at citizenM New York Times Square, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Hi JacktarToronto,

Thank you for taking time from your schedule to share you stay with us and other readers. We continue to train and work with our Ambassador team and agree fully with your assessment. I am confident on your next visit, you will notice their development.

Look forward to seeing you again in New York.

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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We recently stayed here for 2 nights and could not fault this hotel, the lobby area was so nicely set out and staff were on hand to assist as soon as we arrived. We were amazed at the view from our room on the 18th floor and the modern layout and gadgets just made it perfect especially with the free wifi. Overall a fantastic stay and fabulous location! Would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed May 2014
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citizenLance, Manager at citizenM New York Times Square, responded to this review, 11 June 2014
Hi worldlytreasures,

Glad to read you had a great time and appreciate you giving us and other readers your feedback. One of the best compliments we could receive is when your experience inspires you to recommend us...thanks!

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Georgia, USA
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

We stayed two nights midweek in June. The city was pretty busy and the price for the room, though not spectacular, was on the lower/mid range of what was available. I have stayed at CitizenM hotels in The Netherlands before so I knew what to expect (and was looking forward to it), but I think it is worth mentioning that this a very modern, high tech, hotel with a modern European design sense... and that may not be what everyone is looking for.

The location is fantastic, with the red line just outside the door and the yellow line a block away... it was also very convenient to the theater district/Times Square. The staff was courteous and attentive.

The rooms are very clean/sharp with a Android tablet controlling most functions (lighting, shades, TV, alarm etc.) The toilet and shower are kind of a single unit with frosted glass on 3/4 of it, so if you are a bit shy this may not appeal to you. Frankly it is more opaque than the showers at the CitizenM Amsterdam, but still worth noting. The bed is wall to wall, right up against the window, super comfy with an abundance of pillows, BUT, they went with the "Euro" style comforter, so if you are expecting sheets and a blanket, you may be disappointed.

As of the first week of June they were still doing some construction tweaks in the lobby but nothing that probably isn't done by now.

The rooftop bar is very nice, good views, great staff, and only open to hotel guests so it was a great place to end the day relaxed. Free wifi, which is rare these days.

My only complaints are about the electronics... don't get me wrong, I am a geek, but the tablet was not the best way to control the TV and basically went to sleep too fast. I think the TV channels are "streaming" so the TV "boots up" which is annoying, and there were no local TV channels, nor national ABC, CBS, NBC etc... just cable/cable movie channels. I always enjoy catching a few minutes of NY1, or some national network news as they are made down the street.
Overall, would definitely return.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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citizenLance, Manager at citizenM New York Times Square, responded to this review, 9 June 2014
Hi keepmemoving,

Thanks for giving us and other readers an overview of your visit. It is appreciate. We are making changes to the television channel selection and will be offering the national networks soon. Happy too to read you had a chance to experience the roof top bar, Cloud Bar. Glad that you enjoyed that we are not open to the general public. We want to create a respite from the pace of New York City. Our canteenM bar downstairs is the more energetic venue.

Hope to see you again soon,

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Property: citizenM New York Times Square
Address: 218 West 50th Street, New York City, NY 10019-6702
Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #22 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — citizenM New York Times Square 4*
Number of rooms: 230
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in iconic Times Square, just off the corner of Broadway & 50th, citizenM New York offers 230 boutique rooms in the heart of the theater district. Come for a piece of cultural notoriety and stay for the anti-jet lag rain showers and free Wi-Fi, free movies, hi-tech MoodPad tablet to control every detail of your room, super chic lobby spaces designed as Vitra living rooms, an on-site MENDO library for perusing or purchasing, 24/7 dining and cocktailing at canteenM, a quiet mezzanine terrace, fully-equipped gym and yoga terrace, and the skyline showstopper: an exclusive rooftop bar, cloudbar. ... more   less 
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