Holiday Inn Express NYC - Madison Square Garden
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We think Nathan's bodyclock has adjusted as he was awake at 6am - yeehaa. Today we tackled the subway. After figuring out how to buy a ticket (not so easy to use the machines), we jumped on a train headed for downtown. It was about 8.30am which is very early for New Yorkers on a Sunday - there was ************e around. I can only describe our first …
We had a slower start to the day as Nathan couldn't wake up. He has just a bit of jetlag with his body clock all out of whack. Last night he was bouncing off the walls at midnight and then we couldn't wake him this morning. We are hoping he adjusts soon!!!
Today we explored the uptown area. And I am happy to say that after going to about …
WOW what a day! We were up early to make the most of the day. After a great night's sleep we were still a bit weary to begin with though.
Firstly, we headed up to Times Square to validate our New York passes. Like true tourists we then jumped on a double decker open topped city sights bus and headed downtown towards Wall St and the Statue …
We left home at 12pm bound for New York. Despite a Jetstar computer glitch we were eventually able to check in and take advantage of the Qantas Club hospitality (and yes it was the only luxury of the journey!).
About 33 hours after leaving our home we reached our destination exhausted, but relatively unscathed considering the circumstances …
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn Express NYC - Madison Square Garden New York City
My best friend and I stayed here the week after Thanksgiving (11/28 to 12/1). It was a last minute trip to NYC and we were lucky to find this place at at great price directly through the hotel's webiste ($135/night). You can't beat the price, especially for the location of this hotel. We were very close to several subways, 2 blocks from Madison Square Garden, about 5 blocks from the world's largest Macy's, and about a mile from Time Square. The walk to Time Square isn't bad at all.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Chelsea on Thanksgiving weekend. Because of the "express" in the name, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I felt this hotel is nicer than many of the older Holiday Inn hotels I've stayed at. The hotel is obviously brand new, and the decor is quite modern. Though the rooms are small, they are efficiently designed. The bed was VERY comfortable and the bathroom had marble countertops. We enjoyed the flat-screen TV, and our room was immaculate.
My family and I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express (Chelsea) over Thanksgiving Holiday weekend and we enjoyed it. The rooms were clean, the staff was friendly and the hotel offered a free breakfast (great for a family on a budget). Like others have mentioned, the location was great, travel one block south to 28th street and you can get on the #1 train and it would take you anywhere from Battery Park to Central Park. At no time during our visit did we feel uncomfortable with our surroundings and we took the subway everywhere; it is the cheapest and most convenient way to travel. The rooms are small, like many in New York, but are clean and modern. We booked our room on the Holiday Inn website, keep checking the rates because they can change throughout the day. We were able to get a rate of $109.95 a night, the day before it was $232 a night. Most other similar hotels were going for over $275 a night and they did not offer a free breakfast. Also, a cab ride from the hotel to LaGuardia airport will cost you about $35.00. My wife and I are planning a trip next year for just the two of us and we will definitely stay here again.
Found this hotel last minute, with a great rate for Thanksgiving weekend. Desk and bell personnel were great, and the rooms were sparkling brand new and clean, which is a big bonus for NYC budget hotel accomodations. Great showers, great towels and linens, and no noise from the street. Also a great location--close to subway and centrally located for most sites. Double room for three people was somewhat tight, but we knew to expect this in NYC for the price, ($189.00 per night booked the day before Thanksgiving on the Holiday Inn website.) How much time does one spend in a hotel in NYC anyway? Just a few problems, however, that were bothersome enough to lower our rating from excellent to average: The beds were terribly uncomfortable: both I and my husband woke up aching from head to toe each morning. Also, while we don't eat Holiday Inn breakfast while in a culinary delight like New York City, I did try to make a piece of toast for myself a couple of early mornings, and the toasters on the buffet were broken for all four mornings we were there. Seems as though they could have been easily repaired or replaced. It was a bummer to not be able to toast the bagels, english muffins, etc., that were provided. Also we came home Sunday evening to find that our linens had been changed and our towels replaced, but no other cleaning had been done. There were half empty cold cups of coffee and a half eaten (untoasted, of course,) bagel still sitting on the desk and nightstand. Trashcan was missing and ashtray was still full. Ultimately, because of the beds being so uncomfortable, we will probably look elsewhere for accomodations for our next trip to the big apple, even if comfortable beds means we have to sped more money.
We stayed here 3 nights. The room and ensuite bathroom were both fine. V. nice flatscreen TV. Windows you can open slightly. We were near the elevators but we didn't really get too much noise (we were on the 10th floor). V. friendly check in staff. Free fast internet and free printing. There is a gym although we didn't use it. Breakfast was included and frankly even if it wasn't you could still get it. However the breakfast area was not really big enough for the size of the hotel and often got crowded. The breakfast was acceptable but not great.
A Brilliant Location and Hotel
We're just leaving this hotel today and we had a fantastic time. It's within walking distance of Macys (5 min), Penn Station (3 min), Time Square (10 min) and we even walked to Rockefeller Centre and 5th Avenue which took a little longer but no more than 30 minutes. The hotel itself is clean, we booked a twin room and we had two double beds, a big tv, lots of clean towels daily, ironing board, iron, coffee, etc. The bathroom was great, hot water at all times, marble effect finish, and a great bath with shower. The staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was buffet style and continential but you could help yourself as many times as you liked. Would highly recommend this hotel for a stay in New York.
We ended up in this hotel for our honeymoon in New York and absolutely loved it!
I'm a Holiday Inn Priority Club Platinum member, so flit around all the NYC Holiday Inn brands depending on price. This was my first stay at the HI Express Chelsea, and its a great find.
we stayed in this hotel at last minute notice as it had just openend two days before we stayed so the hotel was extremly clean and fresh. We absolutly loved the hotel....it was perfect! great location....macys around the coner and only abaout 10 blocks from times square which was such an easy walk which we did almost night. The room itself was gorgeous, two double beds,good matress,large t.v, good view....we could see the empire state building from our window,also very decent sized wardrobe. the bathroom was gorgeous,perfectly clean and good size also. the room was cleaned spotlessly clean everyday which was so refreshing to come back to at night. every morning we helped ourselves to an amazing breakfast with pastries,cereal,teas,coffees,juices, and different varietys of meats everyday, and so much more....you could eat all you want! when breakfast was over we were able to help ourselves to tea/coffee/juices and cereal all day long!downstairs there was free internet access available and a small gym also.so over all i give this hotel an A+!!
Brand New - Great Find
On business travel, I had 1 day notice for travel to NY. Company travel agency had trouble finding a decent place under $400 anywhere in NYC for the night. I was very fortunate to find the new Holiday Inn Express-Chelsea on W 29th St. Its not listed on many online maps or alt sites. It just opened at the end of Oct 06. I was there the first week. Everything was fine and in full working order. The room was very clean, modern, and a good size (for NY). Not in the perfect location for business. However, I had meetings in Lwr Manhattan and Midtown and access to both were easier than expected. Its also a very short walk to MSG. Definitely worth considering.