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Hotels in New York near Times Square

Times Square Introduction

With an estimated 50 million visitors every year, Times Square is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world. With its bright lights, buzzing atmosphere, live video adverts, and billboards, the area is best known for big public celebrations, such as New Year’s Eve. Located in Midtown Manhattan, Times Square is found at the junction of Broadway and 7th Avenue, but its flashy vibe spreads out over neighboring streets. With the intense concentration of shops, bars, restaurants, and Broadway theaters, it has been dubbed “The Crossroads of the World”.

Hotels near Times Square

You'll find lots of hotel options in the area, but Midtown Manhattan hotels are generally pricey. Many compete to be the top destination hotel and to boast the best add-ons. You can find revolving restaurants, trendy night spots, ice bars, piano cocktail bars, and rooftop bars with great views over the fluorescent sights. The best room rates in New York are found in January and February, but prepare to wrap up warm against the cold weather. Rooms are expensive if you want to stay near Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

Where to stay near Times Square

Midtown is a popular neighborhood for taking in a show or finding some great restaurants. It has the bright lights of Times Square, iconic buildings such as the Empire State Building and the Flatiron Building, and cultural highlights including The Museum of Modern Art. Hell’s Kitchen has bars, clubs, and eateries, and there's also all the Broadway theaters to visit. Just to the north is Central Park, and to the south is the Chelsea neighborhood, which has over 350 art galleries.

Things to see near Times Square

New York has many iconic sights, and a good way to see them is from the famous Empire State Building, which is a 13-minute walk away. The viewing gallery is a highlight, but if you have a head for heights, pay a bit extra and you can go higher for the full experience. If you head south into Lower Manhattan you can visit the National September 11 Museum, which tells the story of 9/11. You could then take in one of America’s most famous landmarks by catching a boat to the Statue of Liberty on Ellis Island.

How to get to Times Square

Driving to Times Square is difficult - it's better to make use of New York’s comprehensive public transport network, or grab a distinctive New York yellow cab. The nearest subway stop is 49 St. Subway Station, which is 2 blocks away, and there are bus stops that are even closer. To catch a train, take an 11-minute walk along East 42nd Street to Grand Central Station, which is a landmark building in its own right. John F. Kennedy International Airport is 16.2 miles away.

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