With just 135 guestrooms, the 6-story Washington Jefferson Hotel may be small by Manhattan standards, but provides oversized value with a prime Midtown location. Situated on the edge of the Broadway theater district, the hotel is within a 10-minute walk of the world-famous Times Square. From there, you're just blocks away from upscale shopping on Fifth Avenue, events at Radio City Music Hall, or wintertime ice-skating at Rockefeller Center.
A 10-minute walk north of the hotel, Columbus Circle is bordered by Time Warner Center on one side, and the expansive Central Park on the other. Take a jog or bike ride through the park, or row across the 22-acre lake. Prefer indoor exercise? The hotel's fitness center is open 24 hours.
Now that you've worked up an appetite, visit Shimizu Sushi & Shochu Bar, located in the lobby of Washington Jefferson Hotel. At this intimate Japanese restaurant, you can sample the chef's choice sushi platter and try a glass of the distilled beverage shochu (you may never be satisfied with sake again).
After a late night on the town (or at the shochu bar), return to your cozy room and relax in a sumptuous bed with a down duvet and Frette linens. Unwind with a movie on the flat-screen HDTV with Internet access (surcharge), or dock your iPod on the clock radio and play your own tunes. Check email with wireless Internet access--it's complimentary throughout the hotel. Wash away the stress of the city with indulgent Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities in the limestone bathroom.