New York City Hotels


The Time Hotel

At a Glance


  • acclaimed and popular Serafina restaurant downstairs
  • surprisingly quiet for Times Square location
  • good turndown service


  • decor makes the rooms a little dated
  • service is inconsistent
  • water pressure is lacking

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The Time Hotel Review

One of the neighborhood's first boutique hotels, this spot half a block from the din of Times Square tempers trendiness with a touch of humor. A ridiculously futuristic glass elevator transports guests to the second-floor lobby, and in the adjoining bar nature videos lighten up the low-slung, serious, gray-scale furnishings. The smallish guest rooms, each themed to one of the primary colors—red, yellow, or blue—have mood lighting that creates a unique, if slightly contrived, hotel experience. Whatever your primary color, they have Gilchrist & Soames bath products and modern, if not especially comfortable, beds and couches. In the trendy lounge, local DJs spin a fresh selection of music.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 224 W. 49th St., between Broadway and 8th Ave., Midtown West, New York, NY, 10019 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/246–5252; 877/846–3692
  • Website:
  • Subway: 1, C, E to 50th St
  • Location: Midtown West

    Hotel Details

  • 164 rooms, 29 suites
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-20-2014

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  • Décor  

    Worst Hotel I Have Ever Checked Into

    I had to pay 500 dollars for the room, and when the bellman opened the door, I asked where the room was! This hotel located near Times Square in NYC is so small you can touch the door from your bed (I did!) If you can live with a shoebox sized room for 500 dollars, then there's the bathroom. The sink is the size you would find in a recreational vehicle. There is NO shelf in the shower for soap, shampoo or other amenities, and in the room I stayed in the smell of MILDEW permiated the entire bathroom. Oh yes, I almost forgot there are no washcloths in the bathroom and the only soap from the shower is a shotglass sized bottle of bath gel that is left on the floor of the shower. Ok, you still are sold with the location and can deal with the bathroom and the room. Don't pick up anything in the honor bar you don't want to buy. The thing is rigged to charge you if you pick something up.

    by trm420, 12/9/06

    Time for the Time

    We have stayed at the Time Hotel several times. We have always had a very positive experience.The hotel is an oasis in Time Square. It is quiet and the staff are welcoming. The rooms have many luxurious touches and the beds are great. I think it is a lot of fun and not a typical chain. My family and I really like it.

    by denverdweller, 10/28/07

    Nice Hotel

    My hubby took me here for my birthday and was pleasantly surprised at how nice this hotel was. The rooms are not very roomy but vibrantly colored and has all the amenities any room would have. I was bummed because we did not have goof view but other than that we enjoyed our time there.

    by BNTWILSON1, 2/9/09

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