Casablanca Hotel Times Square
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How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Casablanca Hotel Times Square New York City
Great personalized service
My husband and I stayed here during a weekend getaway from 1/30/04-2/1/04. The location is fantastic, the staff is friendly and accomodating. The free breakfast was good and included dry cereals and milk, baked goods, bagels, fruit, juice, and the ever-present capuccino bar. We stayed in a queen room and it was spacious enough for two as was the bathroom. My only complaint was I found my pillow to be too hard and too thin, but my husband reminded me I'm very fussy about pillows, next time I'll bring my own. Check out time is noon, but the staff cheerfully stored our luggage until we were ready to leave the city mid-afternoon. You definitely receive personal service and some nice extras at this hotel.
Simply the best!
stayed at the casablanca in december 2003, had a brilliant time, the staff are excellent, really know how to look after their guests, the hotel is a real hidden gem, close to all sights and right on times square! loved every minute.
We spent 4 days in New York City, celebrating the holidays & our engagement, the Casablanca Hotel was the perfect spot. We arrived the day after Christmas. The hotel was very romantic, great staff (very personal) and just yards away from the busy streets of Times Square. As you enter the hotel, you're in a different world-peaceful, wooden decor, great lounge to hang out in just before or after an outing. We totally loved the wine & cheese!!!!!! Also, dinner at Tony's was fantastic & portions are huge! Definitely plan on returning, hopefully for New Years 2004! Gaby & Juan
New York's Best!!
First time in New York! What a fabulous city, matched by this fabulous hotel. Intimate, friendly, superb service. Nothing too much trouble. we arrived early (10:45) and were invited to have breakfast and they looked after our bags until the room was ready.Joe and the staff are second to none, always smiling and ready to help.Breakfast sets you up for the day, and being able to nip back for a hot chocolate during the day (and another pastry) meant that our only other expense was an evening meal! (We Scots are a canny lot!!)And so it was that we found tony's next door, perfect pasta, wonderful waiters, super staff, fantastic triple sized portions!You must visit this hotel, just 15 yards from times sq, yet very quiet at night! Hurry before it is booked solid. Ted and Iris
Excellent service, truly pampered!
8/9/03: We were there during our homemoon and was our first time. The friendly staff sent up champagne with glasses. The rooms were spacious, very clean, and decorated tastefully. Loved the spacious marbled bathroom. We slept peacefully, didn't hear anything from outside. The continental breakfast was delicious and alot of variety! We also enjoyed the wine & cheese happy hour. We enjoyed our stay so much, that we are definitely going to stay there again. We were truly pampered.
from Maggie & Chris Daniels
You'll love this place!
This is the place I go to in NYC when I want to treat myself to a special weekend. Living in New Jersey, just an hour away from Time Square, this place is a real treat for me. The staff is fabulous and will help you out with obtaining reservations, directions, or getting you tickets to a show! You will also be treated to a continental breakfast in the A.M. and a glass of wine, with cheese and crackers after 5pm. You will love this place. Don't forget to try Tony's next store. It's almost as good as Carmine's.
I found this hotel after searching the internet for a smaller, boutique hotel. We previously stayed at the Marriott in Times Square and hated the large, "corporate" feel. What a pleasant surprise! The staff was always so friendly and Joe, the Manager, was always around to make sure that our stay was wonderful. The only downside is the room size - very tiny - but it always very clean and quaint looking with very nice, updated bathrooms. Rick's Cafe is a great little bonus to have around with free continental breakfast in the morning and a free "happy hour" with wine, cheese and snacks in the evening. Customer service is definitely #1 with this hotel - I wouldn't stay anywhere else in NYC from now on!
Beautiful intimate hotel
The Casablanca has a very Romantic feel, plus the location is great!! Even though it is located right in Times Square(which is awesome) once inside the hotel is very quiet. If you are looking for a small intimate boutique looking hotel with a great location to go out for dinner, drinks or just to walk around, I greatly recommend this hotel. Good prices and they offer some nice packages.
Recently stayed at the Casablanca for 3 nights Mar. 13th. Upgraded to a Suite from a King room. Found the boutique hotel to be quaint, clean, and quiet (despite it's proximity to Times Square). Our bed was very comfortable, and the bathroom with it's marble tiles and large mirror was more than expected. The staff were always accomodating. Rick's cafe for cont. brkfst. and wine and cheese was an unbelievable value, and always began our morning and evening's perfectly. Even Tony's, the Italian restaurant next door turned out to very much the same GEM as the Casablanca. We very much enjoyed our stay at this delightful hotel, in the heart of it all! Thanks.
I travelled from Spain to nyc in august 2002 and was a little apprehensive about the accomodation which I had booked through the internet. I can only say I was delighted with this small spotless, warm, welcoming hotel and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing friendly spot to return to after a hard day's sightseeing/ shopping e.t.c.
It's also located on the corner of Times Square which made it very easy to get to everywhere, if however you prefer to be in a slightly quieter location not far is it's sister hotel the library hotel .. again I was delighted, though the room was slightly smaller but the late afternoon serving of wine and cheese was minimally better than the Casablanca.
I'd go back tomorrow