Room Mate Grace

125 W 45th St, New York City, New York, United States, 10036

Price from: £139

Room at the Room Mate Grace

By Shandana A. Durrani, your New York City expert

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#40 of 80
expert-rated hotels in New York City
Expert overall rating:4.1 out of 5
Location:
4
4.0
Bedrooms:
3.5
3.5
Eating/drinking:
3.6
3.6
Public areas:
3.7
3.7
Leisure facilities:
3.6
3.6
Service:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Singles, Shopping

Expert review of Room Mate Grace

In the heart of Times Square, a grown-up take on the hostel idea.

I first checked into the QT a few years back when it was unveiled as an upscale “hostel for grown-ups” in the heart of Times Square; I was quite impressed by the place, especially for fun amenities like a lobby swimming pool and a 24-hour kiosk with snacks and New York essentials. It has been renamed Grace and is now owned by Spanish company Room Mate, which has tweaked the formula somewhat but preserved the fun and affordable approach.

Location: 

Right off Times Square and Broadway this section of 45th Street feels remarkably calm when compared to the chaos of Times Square around the corner.

Bedrooms: 

Many of the rooms have multiple platform bunk beds (nice sizeable ones that are appropriate for families and groups of friends traveling together) and amenities like a 20 inch flatscreen TV, DVD player and large showers (they don’t have bathtubs). There are also a number of small double rooms that are good options for couples traveling solo.

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Public areas: 

The hotel’s centerpiece, a swimming pool in the lobby with a swim up bar, is a really novel and fun touch but it becomes a Euro hipster party scene most nights. For some guests that’s a draw (so pack your best bikini) while others quickly scuttle past to their rooms.

Eating and drinking: 

Excellent breakfasts are included in the price.

Service: 

Staff are very friendly and helpful, and more even since the hotel changed management companies.

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Who stays there: 

Hen parties, couples looking for a hip stay, Europeans wanting to be by Times Square.

Pros: 
Location
Swimming pool

More information on Room Mate Grace:

Price from:
£139
Type:
Hotel
Address:
125 W 45th St, New York City, New York, United States, 10036
Amenities:
Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Fitness Centre, Restaurant, Parking, Swimming Pool, Pets Allowed
Neighbourhood:
Times Square

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