Where to stay in New York City?!
Situated on West 42nd Steet, the Hilton Times Square has become an integral part of Times Square. Walking out, literally on to Times Square, is the most marvellous feeling you could ask for.
We stayed here for a week during our summer tour around America and here are the Pros and Cons:
Rooms: The rooms are spacious and luxurious with great views of the city. The bed and arm chair were incredibly comfy and we enjoyed a powerful shower. There are plenty of room amenities and hotel facilities to enjoy, with flat screen televisions and some great bath products.
Staff: The staff were friendly and bubbly and they were extremely helpful during our stay. Our previous hotel during our travels, had charged us twice for our stay, so the Hilton staff helped us by contacting that hotel directly and talking them through how to sort the issue out for us – we couldn’t have asked for more.
Location: This hotel is my top choice because of its fabulous location. Just a few steps away from the subway station, this is ideal for those wanting to explore the city and nightlife. What makes this hotel superb is its spot on Times Square. The hustle and bustle will whirl you away in excitement and you will never get bored of things to do, any time of the day. We were surrounded by restaurants, cafes, bars, theatres, sightseeing buses and fast food stops. We loved walked through Times Square all the time and the hotel has two entrances so you can exit onto a quieter street away from Times Square.
Price: So everywhere in NYC is expensive, especially if you want to be smack bang in the middle of Manhattan. I’m not going to pretend that this hotel was cheap in the slightest – approx $180 a night – but it was a great price for a spacious, private, double room with ensuite in a perfect location. It was cheaper than the compact Econo Lodge around the corner that we had stayed in on our previous trip!
Location: OK it is strange the location is a pro and a con. This is the ONLY con we found with this hotel. The location is fantastic for seeing Manhattan but can get super crowded and busy at the immediate entrance/exit of the hotel. A few times, we found ourselves struggling through the crowds just to get into the hotel lobby.
Overall, this hotel is one of our favourites in New York City and is highly recommend; especially for first time visitors to the city!
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