King bed, $169-$699, two queen beds, $219-$749
C, E at 50th St.
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This former Days Inn was gutted in 2004 to make way for the Hilton Garden Inn, but information-age amenities and a proximity to the bright lights of Times Square don’t do much to distract travelers from the mid-sixties concrete-block exterior that still remains. Sure, each of the 369 rooms is equipped with a flat-panel TV, an iPod–port alarm clock, and Wi-Fi Internet access, but, otherwise, amenities are limited to free morning coffee and newspapers, plus a small gym and a two-computer business center. Framed black-and-white photos of New York landmarks and spongy red carpeting throughout solidify the generic décor, especially when paired with cream-colored walls and the hallways’ frosted-plastic light fixtures. Pigalle, a French café off the lobby, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while the 24-hour snack shop sells frozen dinners that guests can prepare themselves via microwaves.Pros
It’s located just steps from Times Square.
The decor is awfully generic.