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InterContinental New York Times Square

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At a Glance

    Pros

  • central for transportation and entertainment
  • in-house restaurant helmed by celebrity chef
  • attentive staff

    Cons

  • fee for Internet

Fodorite Reviews

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InterContinental New York Times Square Review

A central location mere blocks from the heart of Broadway, Times Square, and restaurant-rich Hell's Kitchen makes the city's InterContinental a conveniently located draw. Spacious guest rooms were designed with Manhattan apartments in mind, featuring conveniences like a big work desk with ergonomic chair, soft lighting, and a Keurig coffeemaker. Generously sized bathrooms have dark blue mosaic tiles and walk-in showers with rainforest showerheads. The lobby is lively and warmed by a flickering fireplace. For the foodie traveler, the hotel's lobby-level French-brasserie restaurant, Ça Va (featuring a special pre-theater menu), is operated by celebrity chef Todd English.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 300 W. 44th St., Midtown West, New York, NY 10036 | Map It
  • Phone: 877/331–5888
  • Website:
  • Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St./Port Authority Bust Terminal.
  • Location: Midtown West

    Hotel Details

  • 578 rooms, 4 suites, 25 studios.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-20-2014

Fodorite Reviews

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    Best location, Comfortable rooms

    This hotel is located in the Times Square area which allows you to walk in several directions to get to many different areas of New York City. Around one corner is Times Square and all the late night shopping. Around the other corner is Hells Kitchen restaurants that offer many cuisines to choose from. The room we had was generously sized and we were greeted with Tumbador chocolates which was a pleasant surprise. Housekeeping provided us with whatever amenity we asked for. The restaurant in the hotel has an adjoining bar/lounge that was a good meeting place for a quick drink.

    by cicib, 9/14/12
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    InterContinental New York Times Square Review

    I stayed at this hotel two times in the past several months. Both reviews are included.

    October 2011
    My spouse and I stayed at the InterContinental Times Square for one weekend night in early October 2011. We hadn’t planned on staying at this property, although we had stayed here for another one-night weekend stay in mid-May 2011 (see my review titled “Newer Property, Great Location)”. We remitted 25,000 Priority Club points for a free night stay at the nearby Crowne Plaza Times Square (see my review titled “Admirably Handles a Problem”); however, because of some weather-related maintenance issues at the Crowne Plaza property, we were “bumped” to this higher-category member of the IC Hotels Group chain. Having stayed at this property before in mid-May of 2011, we didn’t mind the last-minute change. We were given a standard room (as opposed to the sky view corner room that we had in May), and the room size was similar, as was the bathroom. As I said in my May review, the room furnishings are attractive, as are the bathrooms, which are spacious with nice rainfall showers. Gilchrist & Soames toiletries are provided, and robes and slippers are available as well. The standard room contained an armchair and ottoman, something that the sky view room lacked. The standard room had a mini-bar, although the bar contains sensors, so don’t take any item out (or put any of your own items in) or you will be charged accordingly, even if you don’t actually consume anything. (I didn’t recall the sky view room having a mini-bar, but perhaps I just didn’t notice it). I don’t have much more to add from my May review; the hotel is well located if you are visiting the Times Square area and is near the Port Authority, where we usually park. There is a doorman who hails cabs, but the line was lengthy on a rainy evening. We simply walked to Ninth Avenue (which is one way going uptown) and easily caught our own cab there. We bought some breakfast pastries from the Todd English Ca Va market, which were good and a bit different from what we typically see at Starbucks. Our second stay was as good as the first!

    May 2011
    My spouse and I enjoyed our mid-May 2011 stay at the relatively new InterContinental Times Square using a free night certificate from Priority Club. It has a great location near Port Authority, Times Square, and Hell's Kitchen. After standing in line for longer than necessary, we tried to check in early (before 11 am), but were told that the hotel had been “fully committed” the night before and that our room wasn’t available yet. We were asked to leave a cell phone number, promising a call when the room was ready (this call never came at any hour). When we returned to the hotel after a day of sightseeing, we again stood in line for longer than necessary to get our room keys, even though we had checked in and provided our identification and credit card and all other required information earlier that morning. For our efforts, however, we were upgraded to a sky view corner room (instead of the standard room that we had booked), which, while not larger than a standard room (both are 350 square feet), had windows on two sides with great views of the Hudson River and down Eighth Avenue. The rooms are attractive with comfortable bedding, as are the bathrooms, with modern furnishings and lovely rainforest showers. The room size was fine for NYC, but it was slightly cramped (perhaps because of all the windows and the fact that the corner rooms aren’t true corners; the building is designed to have many more corners than the usual four) and did not include an arm chair/recliner, which would have been welcome for watching TV. As it was, one of us had to sit in the rolling desk chair and the other one of us sat on the bed. The rooms were equipped with bathrobes and slippers. We didn't see the fitness center, so we can’t comment on that amenity, although it sounds well-equipped and is open 24 hours. The hotel has a nice lobby area with sofa seating and a street-level restaurant and bar (Ca Va by Todd English). We didn’t use either the restaurant or the pantry-type market where you can grab a quick drink or bite to take along for breakfast or lunch. We would stay here again without hesitation; we loved the location and the newness of the hotel.

    by fluffnfold, 8/10/11

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