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The Knickerbocker

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6 Times Square, New York, NY 10035 40.755 -73.988
at Broadway  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-204-4980 | 855-865-6425 Send to Phone

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

Sample Room Rates

Superior, $395; deluxe, $495; premier, $545; junior suite, $645; corner junior suite, $795

Official Website

theknickerbocker.com

Nearby Subway Stops

1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.; B, D, F, M at 42nd St.-Bryant Park

Parking

  • Valet Parking

Valet parking is $55 for cars, $65 for SUVs per day (no in-and-out).

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

  • Bathrobe
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms
  • Minibar
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • Video Games
  • WiFi service

Profile

For hotel nerds and history buffs, the southeast corner of Broadway and 42nd Street should be hallowed ground: The Knickerbocker Hotel, opened here in 1906 by John Jacob Astor IV (who also owned the Waldorf-Astoria, and later died on the Titanic), was the birthplace of the martini, the original home of the famous Maxfield Parish mural now at the King Cole Bar, and a favorite of so many politicians, businessmen, and celebrities that it was nicknamed "the 42nd Street Country Club." Closed in 1921 and later converted to offices, the hotel has been reopened under its original name though Astor and his crowd would hardly recognize it. Designed by noted firm Gabellini Sheppard to be a haven from the color and chaos of Times Square, the place is serene and friendly from the start, full of muted palettes and subtle retro touches. Past the knickerbocker-and-cap-wearing staffers, you'll find public spaces like the lobby-level Jake's cafe, the Charlie Palmer at the Knick restaurant (where USB-charger-equipped tables give new meaning to the term "power breakfast"), and the stunning St. Cloud rooftop, with a Waterford-crystal lounge, Nat Sherman cigar lounge, and "sky pods" perched over Times Square (a hot ticket for New Year's Eve). The 330 spacious, contemporary rooms and suites offer still more calm with double-paned windows, high-end bedding, and expanded amenities (like Tide To-Go pens, cuff links, and hair accessories). Perks include one-touch tablet room controls, cosmetics menus by Ted Gibson Beauty Bar, and room service by Charlie Palmer. The on-site gym offers workout equipment, a boxing pit, and on- and off-site fitness programs developed by former New York Knick Larry Johnson, while thoughtful amenities like strollers, toys, and car seats help make families comfortable.

Pros
Central location; quiet and spacious rooms; upgraded amenities; standout dining and rooftop; family- and pet-friendly.

Cons
No spa.