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.
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.
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.
Staff are very friendly and helpful, and more even since the hotel changed management companies.
Who stays there
Hen parties, couples looking for a hip stay, Europeans wanting to be by Times Square.
- Culture vultures
Pros & Cons
- Swimming pool