This hotel is my go to hotel when staying in Manhattan. Yes it’s located in the middle of chaotic Times Square but it is within walking distance of so many great attractions including theaters and restaurants. The rooms at this hotel are also quite spacious by NYC standards.
For those who have never stayed at this hotel, the Main Hotel Lobby is located on the 8th Floor along with the Gift shop and a few other retail outlets. eclektech and I were quickly checked in through the Elite Counter and off to our Room on the 43rd floor.
As with our previous stays we were happy that we had plenty of room to stretch out. The room was clean, well maintained, and also quiet. A few times in the past we were given rooms with views of Times Square but on this stay we had a side view of the city.
The lounge at this hotel is located on the 30th floor and is often very crowded. The hotel does an excellent job at enforcing the member plus one policy. At check in guests are provided with two key cards but only one of them which is a different color will give you lounge access. The lounge attendants also make sure that only one person accompanies each guest.
During our stay we attended a performance of The Boys in The Band at the Booth Theatre located just outside the hotel. After the show some of the celebrity cast members came out and signed autographs.