Stayed here with my husband and we picked this hotel because of location and our budget. It was my first time to New York and planned a lot of activities to explore the city, hence a hotel with easy transportation access is crucial. Glad we picked this, the location was great. As for the interior of hotel, honestly, given the budget that we set for this, we weren't expected a lot. The room was ok, it's not big but we've seen smaller so no complaint about the size here. The shower, for some reason, the temperature was not consistent at all and very difficult to get it right. Such a shame because the shower head is amazing but we couldn't enjoy a good shower without struggling with the water temperature every time.
The breakfast, honestly, don't even bother. The queue was so long and not even worth your time for some basic low quality yoghurt, muesli and bread. It's just easier if you go out and dine at the cafe nearby. Initially we chose this hotel because it comes with free breakfast, given we are the sort of travelers that like to start our day early with breakfast and thought this would be easier. If you are the same, suggest you look somewhere else. On the other hand, it gives us the opportunity to explore breakfast in New York.
Lastly, reconfirming with what everyone said, the elevator was ridiculous. We stayed for a week and probably used it less than 5 times our whole trip. Thank god we are on 11th floor and not too bad to walk down. So my suggestion, go for lower floor. There's nothing much to see on high floor anyway, since it's next to port authority. Unless you like buses watching. Was it a pleasant stay? Indifferent to me. Will I come back? Probably no.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Element New York times square west is an eco-friendly Manhattan boutique hotel near Times Square and Broadway. Our hotel has 2 meeting rooms, complimentary breakfast, free wifi, and a fitness center. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Element New York Times Square West Hotel New York City