Are you looking for hotel travel recommendations for visiting and staying in Times Square over the holidays? With so many choices and price ranges, the process may seem a bit overwhelming. However, there is nothing quite like staying within the heart of Times Square's glitz and glamour. So that you can "have your cake and eat it too" if you will, we have curated a round-up of the trendiest boutique hotels in Times Square for New Year’s Eve or any other time of the year for that matter.
1. Casablanca Hotel
147 W 43rd St xx 6th & 7th Ave
Want a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Times Square action yet stay close enough to see the lights from your window? Voted the best boutique hotel in NYC, this upscale established is named after the classic Humphrey Bogart film and delivers luxury at the same caliber of old-Hollywood glamour. It is conveniently located in the heart of Times Square’s theatre district on West 43rd Street near Broadway. Each room is decorated in comforting moroccan hues with lavish motifs. Also, when you stay here on Friday nights, you can enjoy live piano music at Rick's Cafe in the hotel's lobby. Guests are only few shorts blocks away from Fifth Avenue shopping, Broadway show theatres and some of New York’s famous landmarks like Rockefeller Center and the Empire State Building, making for an exceptional situation. What else makes this hotel so special? The rooms are kept in immaculate condition and the staff is always friendly. They go out of their way to make their guests feel at home. The wine and cheese reception and continental breakfast are yet another nice perk to staying here. If you have small children, this hotel offers complimentary cribs and infant beds as well. Check out the website here for more details.
2. The Muse Hotel
120 W 46th St xx 6th & 7th Ave
Another luxury boutique hotel worthy of mention in the theatre district is The Muse Hotel, under 3 blocks away from Times Square. This 200 room haven offers its guests amenities like feather beds, valet parking, free bicycle rentals, in-room spa treatments, complimentary daily wine hours, NIOS Restaurant and even allows your pets to stay with you for free. Certain rooms come with polished marble bathrooms, light-up vanity mirrors, jacuzzi bathtubs and balconies. The staff goes out of its way to make you feel like you are a VIP guest but especially so if that's the case. Friendly Tip: Corner rooms offer great views and more space. For more details, visit Muse Hotel's site.
3. Cassa Hotel
70 W 45th St xx 5th & 6th Ave
This swanky midtown boutique hotel located near Bryant Park on W 45th St aims to please.In fact, some have even coined the Cassa a modern shangri-la. This hotel’s prime locale offers its guests easy access to broadway shows, MOMA and 5th Ave shopping. The Cassawas designed with environmentally sustainable practices in mind, making it as eco-friendly as it is bon vivant-friendly by way of biodegradable cleaning products and energy-efficient lighting. The perks and complimentary amenities offered to its guests range from free Equinox passes, WiFi capabilities, 24-hour concierge and same day laundry services. Check out the Cassa Hotel’s website to learn more.
4. The Chatwal
130 W 44th St xx 6th & 7th Ave
This 1930’s inspired art deco boutique hotel is a true standout within Times Square's theatre district. The impeccablydesigned 76 room layout is wonderful retreat from the busy downtown action of Times Square, located on West 44th Street between 5th and 6th Ave, just a hop and skip away from Rockefeller Center and Times Square with many hotel guests frequently attending Broadway shows. We love the opulent bespoke lobby bar which attracts Midtown Manhattan's upper-echelon. While staying here, also be sure to check out the Lambs Club Restaurant, which caters fine cuisine and 1930’s ambiance. Some of the high-brow amenities include 24-hour access to the hotel's fitness center and Red Door Spa. For nightly rates and further information, the Chatwal Hotel site offers plenty of additional insight.
5. Royalton Hotel
44 W 44th St xx 5th & 6th Ave
Despite being a boutique hotel, this luxury midtown destination felt anything but quaint. Upon entering the Royalton Hotel, immediate highlights include the cast bronze fireplace and leather tribal-inspired art upholsteries which span from floor to ceiling throughout the lobby. Overall, the ambiance reflects that of an Aspen ski-lodge but moreover like one that may have been lived in by the Rockefellers. If you are intrigued by social media or the fashion industry, you may find the hotel bar and restaurant called Forty Four, quite to your liking. It is known for its sophisticated mixologists that are more that capable of concocting any drink you can dream up. We recommend getting a room on the 14 floor or higher since this will ensure that you have a pleasant stay away from the noise pf Manhattan's bustling streets, not to mention these rooms' access to incredible views. If you are looking for a hotel in NYC near Times Square which offers luxury of the finest caliber, look no further than the Royalton Hotel. Click here to visit the hotel's site for more information.