Single double bed, $189-$199; single king bed, $209-$400; double double bed, $224-$259
B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th St.-Herald Sq.; 1, 2, 3 at 34th St.-Penn Station; 6 at 33rd St.
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Thanks to its close proximity to popular sights, the Comfort Inn on 35th Street draws visitors for whom glitzy nearby surroundings trump glitzy accommodations. A short walk from Times Square, the Empire State Building, and Fifth Avenue shopping (among other attractions), the hotel is centrally located for first-time visitors. But the building itself is a pre-war, twelve-story marble structure that, since being converted to a Comfort Inn in 1986, has housed guests in small, cookie-cutter rooms, most of which face dark shafts and let in little natural light. Each comes with the usual chain-hotel offerings—sitting table, dresser drawers, ironing board, etc.—while some have walk-in closets, a fridge, or a microwave. In the lobby, love seats, coffee tables, a computer desk, and a station for free coffee all share the same tight space, so it can feel chaotic and cluttered on busy days. The hotel's biggest flaw is that it lacks a discernible character, especially when compared to the swanky—and similarly priced—Hotel Metro right across the street, but at least there's a daily complimentary continental breakfast at Brendan's, an adjoining bar and grill where, the rest of the day, guests get a 15 percent discount by showing their room key.Pros
Complimentary breakfast and an ideal location for first–time–in–New York sightseeing.
Accommodations are small, with just the bare-essential amenities. That is to say: Don’t expect a gym or a business center.