The Best Hotels in Times Square, New York

A stay in Times Square puts you at the center of the action in New York
A stay in Times Square puts you at the center of the action in New York | © Gábor Kovács / Alamy Stock Photo
Siobhan Grogan

Fondly known as the core of the Big Apple, Times Square is at the epicenter of the most exciting city in the world, New York. And where better to base yourself than within walking distance of the big-ticket attractions such as the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Center. Check into one of these top hotels – all bookable on Culture Trip.

Times Square, in Manhattan, extends from the crossroads of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and packs in a tourist-dazzling array of soaring digital billboards, enormous big-name stores, world-famous theaters and hotdog stands on every corner. Book your stay now for the trip of a lifetime.

1. LUMA Hotel Times Square

Boutique Hotel, Chain Hotel

LUMA Hotel Times Square
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The LUMA proves that city-center hotels don’t have to be boring. This property on West 41st Street is chock-full of treats and unique surprises, including raised platform beds, so you can wake up to a view, complimentary digital subscription to newspapers, complimentary local phone calls and complimentary sangria served in the lobby. There’s even a Glow Concierge offering curated workouts and fresh juices, plus Alina, New York’s first hotel robot butler.

2. citizenM New York Times Square

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel

CitizenM New York Times Square
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Pay for exactly what you need at this brightly colored boutique hotel that draws a young crowd to its sociable reception space. Every room is the same – small but with great basics: blackout blinds, a heavenly power shower, extra-large king-sized bed with fluffy pillows and free movies. Everything from the temperature to the TV is controlled by a free app, too. There’s a 24/7 canteen to grab food when you need it, a self-check in desk and a breakfast buffet – though there’s no shortage of restaurants steps away from the front door.

3. The Times Square EDITION

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

The Times Square EDITION
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This seriously glamorous hotel is a stylish collaboration between the Marriott brand and hotelier Ian Schrager, once part owner of legendary New York nightspot Studio 54. Slip away from the crowds outside and it feels like you’re entering a rarefied world of Michelin-starred dining, champagne trolleys and striking modern art. The pristine 452 guestrooms and suites are all-white and come with natural stone bathrooms with rainforest showers, custom-made products with the hotel’s signature scent, complimentary access to Pressreader and Bluetooth speakers.

4. Merrion Row Hotel and Public House

Hotel

Merrion Row Hotel and Public House
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This welcoming boutique property brings a dose of Irish charm to the center of New York. The hotel, located in a 1920s Beaux-Arts building, is inspired by a Dublin townhouse with Irish artwork, pops of refined navy blue and sage green, luxe brown leather and clean white walls. Rooms have cashmere mattresses, fridges and 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets for blissful silent nights, while the downstairs restaurant is a must-visit for traditional draft beer, Irish classics and a breakfast worth lingering over.

5. The Pearl New York

Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel, Luxury

The Pearl New York
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Book a room with a balcony for a birds-eye view of the Big Apple at this hotel on West 49th Street. You’ll be in no rush to head out and join the crowds, either. Rooms come with Keurig coffee makers, Bluetooth-enabled speakers and L’Occitane products, but reception will supply everything from toothbrushes to emery boards for free if asked. There’s also a nightly hosted wine hour, complimentary breakfast and even 24-hour coffee, tea and light snacks provided for total convenience.

6. The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York

Spa Hotel

The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York
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If you prefer something a little more intimate than Midtown’s mega-hotels, the Chatwal is a discreet gem with just 76 rooms, a swish art-deco feel and even its own house car to whizz you where you need to be. Built in 1905, the hotel oozes timeless elegance with upholstered suede walls, dark-wood accents and vintage art, while some rooms are served by a butler who offers complimentary pressing and newspapers when requested.

7. Radisson Hotel New York Times Square

Chain Hotel

Radisson Hotel New York Times Square
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Location is everything at this well-known hotel two blocks from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station. The shops of Hudson Yards and the theaters of Times Square are a short stroll away, though if you plan to work in the city, major corporate offices are close at hand, too. Back at the hotel, there’s a 24-hour fitness center, a good business center with fax and copier services and simple, peaceful rooms with in-room coffee makers and mini-fridges.

8. Aliz Hotel Times Square

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Aliz Hotel Times Square
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Named one of the top 15 hotels in the city within the first year of opening, the Aliz Hotel ticks all the hippest boxes. Think a Peloton cycling studio, a trendy restaurant going by the name of Farm To Burger, rooms with a 4k technology 50” flat-screen TV and the highest open-air hotel bar and lounge in Manhattan with 360-degree skyscraper views. The best bit? Rooms are surprisingly affordable so you can live it up without the cost bringing you down.

9. Moxy NYC Times Square

Hotel, Chain Hotel

Moxy NYC Times Square
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This trendy property from Marriott feels more like walking into a nightclub than checking into a hotel. Rooms are homely but chic with walk-in rain showers, plush duvets, multiple USB outlets, garment steamers and retro phones – but you stay at the Moxy for the unexpected extras. There’s free access to apps including Netflix, gym classes, a barber shop and celebrity tattoo artist, co-working spaces, DJs in the bar and four places to eat including a rooftop bar and seafood brasserie. And did we mention the complimentary candy cart?

10. The Kimpton Muse Hotel

Hotel

Kimpton Muse Hotel
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The Kimpton brand is known for providing bonus freebies and this hotel, just a block from Times Square on West 46th Street is no exception. There are yoga mats in every room, free newspapers and seasonally curated books on request and complimentary custom-designed bikes for exploring. There’s also free tea and coffee each morning, plus a hosted evening wine reception for guests to mingle. Elsewhere, staff will arrange same-day laundry and in-room massages, while the on-site restaurant serves up authentic American dishes and cocktails.

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