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Hilton Times Square

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234 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036 40.756409 -73.987964
nr. Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-840-8222 | Fax: 212-840-5516 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Expensive, Very Expensive
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Type of Hotel: Family-Friendly, Good for Business Travelers

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Sample Room Rates

Doubles and kings, $249-$399

Official Website

www1.hilton.com

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal; 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.

Parking

  • Valet Parking
  • Nearby Parking Lots

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Cellphone Rental
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Express Checkout
  • Fax Services
  • Gym
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hotel Bar/Lounge
  • Hotel Restaurant
  • Hotel Shops
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • DVD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms
  • Minibar
  • TV
  • WiFi service

Profile

The name alone might conjure up images of a generic chain hotel, but the Hilton Times Square, built in 2000 to compete with the area’s boutique lodging options, is actually a modern and sophisticated option. Significantly less monolithic than the bland, big-box Hilton on Sixth Avenue, this property claims its 460 spotless rooms are the “largest standard size rooms in midtown,” and it’s probably true: There’s enough space in each for an honest-to-goodness seating area, not merely a chair stuffed into the corner. The Hilton corporate influence is still present—see the unimaginative sandy tones that permeate the rooms—but the 21st-floor sky lobby is especially stylish, with ultra-bold-print carpets underneath neutral, mod comfy chairs. Plus, since all the rooms are at least that high up, the views can be great, especially in those facing the Empire State Building. And while the location across from the Port Authority is less than elegant, once you’re up in your room, the cacophony fades more than enough to make this a solid pick, especially for young couples cashing in on rates that are cheaper than the bona fide boutique hotels nearby.

Pros

Many Times Square hotels have sky lobbies, but this one’s is the highest, which means that the views from many rooms, which go up to the 44th floor, are excellent.

Cons
Its 42nd Street location is loud and frenzied, though first-time tourists likely won’t mind being in the middle of it all.

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