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W Times Square

Exterior

At a Glance

    Pros

  • bustling nightlife and happy-hour scene
  • sleek rooms

    Cons

  • if you want quiet, head elsewhere
  • no bathtubs in the smaller rooms

Fodorite Reviews

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W Times Square Review

Although it opened back in 2001, the W Times Square still stands out in the the craziness of Times Square, thanks to its iconic, 57-story exterior—and if you want to be in the thick of the action, this is a fun place to stay. Rooms are small but sophisticated, with pink and purple accents, hideaway cabinets, fantastic platform featherbeds, and sleek bathrooms. The more expensive rooms on the higher floors have impressive views to the west over the Hudson River. Blue Fin, the sushi restaurant, and the Living Room bar remain popular, if pricey offshoots of the eighth-floor lobby, which is always flooded with activity.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1567 Broadway, at W. 47th St. Midtown West, New York, NY 10036 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/930–7400; 877/946–8357
  • Website:
  • Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S to 42nd St./Times Sq.
  • Location: Midtown West

    Hotel Details

  • 466 rooms, 43 suites.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-20-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    W is Good

    Stay here if you want to be close to the midtown excitement. Great restaurant-breakfast included- but it tends to get very crowded in the mornings and this isn't roll out of bed throw your sweatpants on and head downstairs dining. The rooms are very modern but small. The wi-fi is not free. Views are good!

    by barjoja, 9/12/12
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    Heart of town

    I will say the clouded-out walls of the bathroom were a bit off-putting, but once you get past that the room is exactly what you'd expect. What's NICE is that the hotel's bar is actually a known "hot spot" for locals to go to. I met several Manhattanites just from being there. Location is KEY! That's pretty much "why" one would stay there. Price is good, what you'd expect. Love the brand of toiletries they've opted to go with. All in all, I'd definitely stay there again (but ask for a room with a REAL set of bathroom walls)!

    by TSQMcL, 9/10/12

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