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Westin New York at Times Square

The spectacular view from room 4501 (iPhone pano).

At a Glance


  • central for Midtown attractions
  • big rooms
  • great gym


  • congested area near Port Authority
  • small bathroom sinks
  • some rooms need to be refreshed

Fodorite Reviews

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Westin New York at Times Square Review

This giant Midtown hotel has all the amenities and service you would expect from a reliable brand, at fairly reasonable prices, though without much style. Rooms are generic but comfortable, with coffeemakers, iPod docks, 24-hour room service, and a spacious work desk. For even more comfort, rooms on the spa floor come with massage chairs, aromatherapy candles, and other pampering pleasures. The gym is impressive, and includes Wii Fit and concierge-arranged running tours throughout the city. The huge lobby gets crowded during busy check-in and check-out times. The Westin has several dining and drinking options, including the pricey Shula's Steakhouse, its corresponding "No Name" bar, and Bar 10.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 270 W. 43rd St., at 8th Ave., Midtown West, New York, NY, 10036 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/201–2700; 866/837–4183
  • Website:
  • Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St./Times Sq
  • Location: Midtown West

    Hotel Details

  • 873 rooms
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-20-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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  • Service  

    Could Be Better

    Location: The hotel's location is very close to Times Square, if that important for you. On the downside, it is right around the corner from the port authority police, so the sound of sirens is pretty common. Unfortunately, my hotel room window didn't have a great seal, so the noise wasn't completely excluded. When I brought this to the attention of the staff, I was told that the hotel was completely booked and there wasn't a free room to which to transfer. Overall, the room was spacious and reasonably appointed. However, it just seemed that the designer had cut corners. For instance, rather than opaque curtains in the windows, there was a blind that one pulls down from the top of the window. Unfortunately, there were gaps in the blind's coverage of the window (along the superior and both lateral aspects), which let a significant amount of light in at sunrise (I even had a West-facing room - can't imagine what it was like on the East side of the hotel). As for the bathroom, the thin, stainless steel countertop and sink was reminiscent of an airplane lavatory. Service was not quite as good as you might expect from a $300/night hotel. After the first night, when the maid service came to clean the room, they took the dirty towels but failed to replace them with clean ones. I had stayed in the Millenium on 44th street just 1 month earlier on business - though the Millenium room was a bit smaller, I didn't have any problems there, and rack rates were notably cheaper there. I'll stay there next time I need to be in Midtown.

    by dj55, 4/22/07
  • Service  

    Best Hotel in Times Square

    I was there for business and my family joined my for the weekend. Big room (for NYC), great staff and a pefect location.

    by gastronome, 6/12/08

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