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“Mostly impressed with this hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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citizenM New York Times Square
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   218 West 50th Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Midtown)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 463 Hotels in New York City
Stratford, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Mostly impressed with this hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Pluses - really nice and helpful staff along with very fast check in and out. Clean, quiet room.
Minuses - no bath mat in shower and the shower/toilet stall was tiny. Also, while I like modern technology as much as the next person, the room comes with a mini IPad that runs everything - including TV, temperature, lights, etc. The IPad locked a few times and we were at a loss.

All in all, I liked the place and would stay there again. Great location for walking around the city and catching Broadway shows.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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citizenLance, Manager at citizenM New York Times Square, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Hello Linda A,

Thanks for your review Linda. Glad you had a good time and excited to read you would return. Sorry about the technology in the room.

We hope you will be back soon.

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Nice chain hotel that's been give a boutique vibe. Definitely a hotel for someone planning a great manhattan location with really clean and functional rooms but not a big price tag.

Nice rooftop bar with great views. Rooms are small but very functional with a large bed virtually built under the window and a huge flat screen TV. Large shower room.

Breakfasts were very good and the staff very, very good.

Will be using this place again

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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citizenLance, Manager at citizenM New York Times Square, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Hello richardspeldhurst,

Thanks for your review. I was happy to read you found us a good value. New York is an expensive city but relative to other hotels in our area, we're priced competitively. Thank you too for your nice comment about our team. Appreciate it.

See you back soon.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The location of this hotel is great and strategic. In 1 min you are in time square and there is subway stop just right to the entrance. Rooms are very cool, all is controlled by a tablet (lights, heating, curtains, etc...). The staff is very nice and polite. When you arrive you can also choose the late check out,so paying 56 dollars more you don't have to leave the room at 12 but at 16. Only "negative" thing is that rooms are small, but it's the standard for NYC. I really suggest this place.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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citizenLance, Manager at citizenM New York Times Square, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
HI F1L00,

Thanks for your review. I was very happy to read you felt we were "amazing". Glad you appreciated our late checkout option. We think it is good value and see you agree. Yes, as others have noted, our rooms are smaller, but most, like you, think they work well for their trip.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very cozy/trendy hotel. Staff is very helpful. You can do everything from your bed with the tablet. Loved the mood lighting. Times Square is just around the corner. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Wicked is right across the street. Go see it. Amazing show! Read the quotes on the walls. I learned...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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citizenLance, Manager at citizenM New York Times Square, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Hi Tri300,

Thank for sharing with us. Very happy to read that you enjoyed and would return. Hope your first trip to the Big Apple was fun and you'll be back soon.

Look forward to seeing you again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It's a nice hotel..very modern but a bit pricey. Rooms are pretty cool but could be better. My room didn't have any wash cloths or coffee & hotel doesn't offer free breakfast like most hotels in NYC does but for the most part I would stay again. Location is great & so is the atmosphere.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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citizenLance, Manager at citizenM New York Times Square, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Hi Fungal33,

Glad you chose citizenM for your visit and very happy to read you liked us and would return. New York is an expensive city, but we work to keep our prices reasonable when compared to other hotels in our area. We also provide free water in the rooms, free WiFi and free movies. We do charge for breakfast, but if you pre-purchase (or at check in) it is only $16 including tax for a full, hot breakfast. Relative to other hotels & restaurants, we think it's fair.

Looking forward to seeing you back soon.

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Montreal, Canada
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the Citizen M Times Square. I am a huge fan of the W Hotels but too often just too expensive.....well for me from now on I will be looking for a Citizen M hotel when I travel!......loved the common areas....fantastic staff.....mini rooms....but mini techno rooms with a fantastic bed is just WoW to me!!!......love it love it love it......I tried very hard to find flaws.........found one : no hair conditionner???......euh.......no worries......still big time in love with Citizen M!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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citizenLance, Manager at citizenM New York Times Square, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Hi BacchusB,

...and we love, love, love you! Thank you for your review, especially acknowledging the team. The cool stuff is cool, but it our connection to our guests that we are most proud of. We will be adding washcloths soon and our brand team is looking at other enhancements, like conditioner.

Hope you come back soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The minute you walk into the lobby this place will put a big smile on your face. Great design features, quirky ideas. Friendly staff. Great facilities. Two great bars. Our room was a double but even though small it felt large as the designers made the most of every inch of space. Got to see it for yourself.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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citizenLance, Manager at citizenM New York Times Square, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Hi Geezers5,

Thanks for your review. When I read that we put a smile on your face...what a great compliment...thank you. We hope others take your advice and come see us.

Until next visit...

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Address: 218 West 50th Street, New York City, NY 10019
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 463 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — citizenM New York Times Square 4*
Number of rooms: 230
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
citizenM's archetypal affordable luxury is now in one of the largest cultural capitals of the world. Situated in iconic Times Square, just off the corner of Broadway & 50th. Inside citizenM, relax in our living room, retreat to the quiet mezzanine terrace, take a breath of fresh air at the back outdoor courty or head up to the 21st floor for a drink at the rooftop bar. ... more   less 
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