Single, $159-$450; double, $159-$450; double-double, $189-$479; queen, $189-$479, Milford Club, $219-$509
A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal; 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.
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Dancing bellhops and singing chambermaids don’t actually greet guests at the Milford Plaza, despite what the hotel’s old "Lullaby of Broadway" commercials had viewers believing in the eighties. Instead, the only commotion visitors should expect is the traffic of Eighth Avenue—audible from all 28 floors. Truthfully, the reason most people stay here is location; its proximity to the city’s brightest marquees ensures theatergoers can be in bed shortly after the curtain drops. Otherwise, the 1,300 rooms are slightly antiquated. Small and dated, they’re outfitted with brass lamps; mahogany furnishings; and a mix of blue and gold drapes, bedspreads, and carpets. Amenities are standard—unless the sight of an ironing board wows you. Guests who shell out a few extra bucks can gain entry into the Milford Club, which grants members free Continental breakfast in a special lounge, high-speed Internet access, and upgraded accommodations (good-bye, clunky TV; hello, flat-screen). You won’t need to pay extra for the concierge help, either, as all guests are welcome to use the services for booking Broadway tickets or sightseeing tours.Pros
Reasonable rates for theatergoers who want to be steps away from Broadway.
In addition to the dated décor, the nonstop noise from Eighth Avenue can be bothersome.