If you really want to make the most of your city escape or shopping trip to the Big Apple, the best piece of advice we can give you is that you choose a hotel close to Times Square. Manhattan’s most popular junction is located 27 kilometres away from Newark International airport –that is, a 20 minute-long taxi ride- and approximately the same distance separates the spot from John F. Kennedy airport, which can be covered by train or shuttle bus in an average of 30 minutes.
Some of the perks of looking for accommodation near Times Square in New York include also being able to walk to iconic landmarks such as Rockefeller Center, the Fifth Avenue, Central Park, the NYC Public Library and the Empire State Building. What is more, since many restaurants and shops stay open until late and the big digital show taking place every night on the billboards starts right before midnight, you won’t need to worry about long commutes back to your hotel at unearthly hours.
Already planning for your trip to New York City? Find below our recommended hotels in Times Square sorted by budget.
3-star accommodation in New York: Radio City Apartments
Conveniently situated less than 500 metres from Rockefeller Center and just one block away from the nearest NYC subway station, these fully-equipped tourist apartments in New York are ideal for those who want to enjoy everything that Time Square has to offer. With different arrangements to accommodate up to 5 adult guests, the units feature complimentary WiFi, cable TV, kitchenette with appliances, refrigerator, dining area, sofas, cosy beds and private bathroom. The round-the-clock reception provides extra services like safety deposit boxes, left luggage and business centre. Book your apartment near Times Square.
Cheap hotel in downtown New York
The St. James hotel is a budget establishment within short walking distance to the Madame Tussauds Museum, the Majestic Theatre, Bryant Park, the Radio city Music Hall and Times Square. Transfers from New York airports are offered for a nominal fee. Aside from rooms with free WiFi, TV, ironing set and king size, double or twin beds, it provides guests with a hearty breakfast that is served in an adjacent building every morning. The multilingual staff will gladly assist you with any queries you may have during your stay in the city. You may now check rates and availability for this budget hotel in Manhattan.
4-star hotel near Times Square: RIU Plaza New York
It just takes a short stroll to get to Times Square from this establishment, a member of the RIU hospitality chain. Arguably one of the best located hotels in Manhattan, it puts a wide variety of facilities at the guests’ disposal, among which are a gym, a terrace and an onsite restaurant. All rooms have en suite bathroom with hairdryer and toiletries, wireless internet connection, safety deposit box and TV set.
The staff speaks both English and Spanish, and will help you with services like car rental, laundry, ironing and the booking of meeting spaces. The 29 floors of this hotel in New York comprise a whole range of different room types: deluxe king, superior king (with extra large beds), junior suite, deluxe queen, executive double and family suites, with occupancy of up to six people.
Would you rather go on searching? You may also browse hotels near Central Park in NYC to find the perfect accommodation for your trip.