Renovated in 2013, this property is situated within a 6-minute walk of Madison Square Garden and Penn Station, a train and subway terminal, making it a good choice for tourists who want to explore the area on foot or via public transit. Offering free Wi-Fi, a business centre and same-day dry cleaning, this hotel is well suited for guests travelling on business.
This property is 100% smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV, a work desk, free newspapers delivered to the room, two phones, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, a coffeemaker and individual climate control. Select rooms also include a mini-fridge, a microwave and/or a jetted tub. Rooms are furnished with either one king bed or one double bed. There are 13 wheelchair-accessible rooms at this hotel.
Parking is available off site at Little Man Parking, 221 West 29th, between 7th and 8th streets. Guests of the hotel are entitled to discounted parking at this facility, and will pay $30 per 25 hours. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $75 per stay.
A free breakfast with hot and cold items is served on weekdays from 6:30 am to 10 am and on the weekends from 7 am to 10:30 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant.
Other on-site amenities include a business centre, meeting rooms, a small 24-hour fitness centre, same-day dry cleaning, concierge service, porters/bellmen, baggage storage and safe deposit boxes.
Macy's, the largest department store in the world, is about 8 minutes away on foot, while the Empire State Building is about a 14-minute walk away. Cornell University is a 15-minute walk away, while Times Square is about 19 minutes away on foot.
The Broadway Theatre District is an 18-minute walk away, while the Jacob K Javits Convention Centre is about 20 minutes on foot or a 6-minute drive away. Access to Central Park is about 7 minutes away by car or about 13 minutes away via public transit.
LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is about a 20- to 30-minute drive away, while J.F.K. International Airport (JFK) and Newark International Airport (EWR) are both about 30 minutes away by car. Guests may want to allow for up to a 1-hour driving time to reach J.F.K., due to traffic. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified by a front desk agent on May 30, 2013: The free breakfast is served on weekdays from 6:30 am to 10 am and on weekends from 7 am to 10:30 am.
Many guests described enjoyable experiences at this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis, and many aspects of the property were complimented by guests.
Many guests described their rooms as clean, while a few other reviewers agreed that their rooms were comfortable and quiet. However, several guests did mention feeling that the rooms were too small (see below).
The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly, helpful and quick to provide recommendations, directions and public transit instructions.
Many reviewers enjoyed the food at the free breakfast, although a few reviewers felt that the breakfast area was small (see below).
Many guests found the location convenient for accessing some attractions on foot, including Times Square, Madison Square Garden, Macy's and the Empire State Building, as well as the subway.
Several reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent. A couple of guests appreciated the free Wi-Fi, while a couple of other reviewers appreciated the baggage storage service. However, a couple of reviewers still felt that the room rates were too high (see below).
There were a couple of common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. Several guests found their rooms too small, while several other reviewers thought that the dining area for the free breakfast was too small and often crowded.
While several guests thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent, a couple of reviewers thought that the room rates were expensive.
gave this hotel an average score of 4.2 out of 5, with 93% of 854 guests recommending the property.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #232 out of 433 hotels in New York City, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 843 reviews.
The author called the hotel on May 30, 2013 to verify some information.