W New York - Times Square
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Really busy day only sat down for lunch. We covered the Theatre District, Midtown West, Mid Town South, Central Park and Upper West Side.
First stop Times Square. We walked up and down checking out Broadway etc. We went into Toys 'R Us which was totally amazing. They had a Fairest Wheel inside the building - totally cool. We then checked …
We decided to see what cheap tickets we could get for a Broadway show so headed to the booth at Times Square. There were heaps of tickets available but we decided on Waiting for Godot starring Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan. We had a good look around Times Square and went to M&M world. I bought ear muffs! Now I have very toasty ears. We had a …
... of the most moving places I have ever visited. Most people who have spoken to me about it said they felt very emotional. Even writing about it now makes me quite tearful. The Memorial consists of two pools set in the footprints of the original Twin Towers, a 30ft waterfall cascades into the pools, each then descending into a centre void. The names of the 2,977 people who lost their lives on September 11th are inscribed in bronze parapets ...
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Q4 Hotel is a pretty recent addition to the New York hostel scene, but a particularly good one. Modern, clean, efficient, with a dash of casual friendliness from the staff members, the hostel makes you feel at ease from the moment you walk through the doors. A convenient location (15 mins drive from the airport, 3 mins walk from the subway and 10 mins on the subway to Times Square) means it's easy to get around, while not paying Manhattan prices. ...
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This has to be the brightest place in NYC - advertising lights and electronic billboards galore. The square literally throbs with commercialism. I guess this is proof of the adage that "you haven't made it until you've made it in New York". Given that I'm confident I shall remain with the billions who haven't made it!
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We visit NYC last month and our first hotel was the W Times Square. We weren't really sure which W to choose (or perhaps something from Ian Schrager) and as this was the latest, we chose it.
Always stay at the W Times Square!
I love this hotel! The service was fantastic. The room had views overlooking Times Square and was very stylish. Fantastic Aveda toilletries and a very comfortable bed. Large TV and well-stocked mini-bar.Hotel bar on the expensive side, but food at Blue Fin was delicious! Will definately stay there again. Unfortunately couldn't get a check-out past 12 noon.
Just returned form a 'Girls weekend' in the city. This was the place to be. This is not a family-oriented hotel, it's definitely a very chic, hip, modern looking property. If your looking for Renaissance decor, this hotel may not be for you. The bellman are very attentive and look like models/actors. They greet you promptly. Downstairs from the hotel is the Whiskey Bar, which make this hotel a hangout for other tourists and the people of New York at night. The sidewalk in front of our hotel was filled with people all night long. This hotel is in the heart of Times Square. The rooms are small, but, the beds were so comfortable.
Loved the westin!!!
On August 2nd 2003 I stayed at the Westin Time Square it was great!!!
The hotel is very rich and modern and clean. There was not one thing to complain about. The beds of course are so comfortable and the rooms are very modern and clean. The restaurants was a little pricey (Shula's) but it is Manhatten. Would definately stay here again!! Great location.
The W Times Square is my absolute favorite place to stay in NYC. (My last stay was March 2003.) It is *the* place to stay. It's hip and trendy, but not snobby. The rooms are bigger than what most hotels in the area offer and are well maintained. I appreciated the very comfortable bed with nice linens and the complimentary Aveda products in the bathroom. Service is excellent, as is the location. Entrance to the hotel is via an elevator from a ground-floor room with a neon-lit, cascading waterfall on the wall. The hotel bar, which is an open area next to reception, can be a very happening place. Try a mojito or sour apple martini from the bar. (The drinks ain't cheap, but they're mighty tasty!) One recommendation I make is to request a room *not* overlooking Times Square if noise bothers you. I always request a room on the opposite side and don't hear a pip. The W Times Square is for the traveler who values comfort and style more than a bargain.
My girlfriend and I stayed here in August 2002. I was impressed from the moment we pulled up in the cab. The bellman was prompt, showed us to the lobby, check-in was quick and all the staff was pleasant. The bellman even remembered our name and said hello each day... by name.... that's rare. The rooms were smaller than other W Hotels but were very clean with wonderful views (34th floor Times Square view). And the Heavenly Beds.... well, they were heavenly. So much if fact I ordered one for my home. We are planning on staying there again this year.
Worth the money
Just spent 5 days in New York at the 'W'. At $209 a night it's not the cheapest but the quality of the rooms and the service make it a worthwhile cost.Large, comfortable rooms with all modern amenities you could want. Beds to die for and superb views (although try for 20th floor up). Staff all friendly and helpful without the attitude you can get at other 'trendy' hotels. Treat yourself, give it a try.
There's something glamorous about this hotel. As a traveler who's tried most of the so-called hip hotels as well as the more grand ones with lion's heads in their logos, the W Times Square has managed to give a world class feel to the sleek presentation that goes along with the trendy boutiques in town - remarkably, they do so without leaving that chintzy aftertaste or that feeling that you've sacrificed quality for hipness that you often get when staying at many trendy hotels. A welcome change, particularly in a city practically littered with "cool" places to stay. If I had to point to specifics, I'd have to recall the sublime waterfall that greets your entrance, the pleasant but not overly gushing front desk staff, and more than anything else, I'd have to mention the clever use of translucent plastics, glass, and resins in the guest room that convey the sense that you've reached a place where substance meets style. The most impressive part of my stay was the seamless way that the look of my room seemed to mirror the view of Times Square's flashing bulbs at night and glistening reflections of billboards while floating up on the 35th floor - I felt as though I were in a BladeRunner-type movie or had been transported to some not-so-far off vision of a modern utopia.
W can be Worst or Wonderful
I have had great stays at W. I have also had worst stays at W. While architecture is great, service is totally the opposite. I have had cleaning maids trying to squeeze herself into the elevator with me (and she succeeded). I have had trash in my car from the valet guy. I have also had the front desk forgot to put me in a suite, being their Platinum VIP guest. W staffs act like they are your friends (if not your boss!) None of this would have happened at the St. Regis or the new Westin Times Square. If the manager is reading this, please tell your staffs to drop the attitudes. Good-looking staffs mean nothing if they can't keep their guests returning. Some of the staffs are really exceptional however, and I feel sorry for them.
Very Chic Hotel! Great Location!
The W Hotel in Times Square is a very chic hotel, in a great location! It's perfect if you will be taking in Broadway show! The staff was very friendly and courteous. The rooms are small, but nice. I was there on the weekend and the bar in the lobby can fill up and get pretty noisy, but it's part of the ambience of the hotel. The club in the basement of the hotel was cool and had decent music. I would recommend the hotel, but search around for a good rate as it can be expensive. It's a nice hotel, but don't overypay. We spent around 234.00 a night in November. The hotel restaurant, Blue Fin, is excellent but expensive. If you want ambience, and a great location, then I would recommend staying at the W Times Square!