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Hotel Edison Times Square
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   228 West 47th Street, Between Broadway and 8 Avenue, New York City, NY 10036   |  
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34 hotel reviews
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“Location location & location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012 via mobile

Just a short way from time square. Classic art deco decor. We were on the 4th floor mid winter. Took a while for hot water to make it up there for a bath. Great convience store with good deli & goodies nearby. Stayed twice will be back soon!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jtcanavan, Manager, Gloria Pierrot at Hotel Edison Times Square, responded to this review, September 23, 2012
We thank you for your loyalty as well as your courteous comment and rating. We indeed do have the advantage of being in a great location, in the heart of almost everything. We look forward to serving your family and you, on your next visit to New York City.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

My husband and I recently stayed at the Edison Hotel in Midtown New York where we booked a room on the recently renovated 20th floor. The room and bathroom being brand new were spotless, comfortable and elegant. The staff were really friendly and helpful.
The lobby is in pure art deco style with a riot of colours.
Situated on west 47th Street close to Times Square and Broadway the Edison Hotel is within easy reach of all Manhattan has to offer, Uptown, Midtown and Downtown.
We would warmly recommend it to anyone wishing to stay right in the heart of things.
The Edison Café on the ground floor, still has many original features, but in need of renovation, serves delicious deli style snacks at a reasonable price.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jtcanavan, Manager, Gloria Pierrot at Hotel Edison Times Square, responded to this review, September 23, 2012
Thank you for your comments. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and that you were impressed with our new Signature rooms. We would love the opportunity to show you the same hospitality on your next trip.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012 via mobile

The location of this hotel is amazing. From our room we could see the reflections of time square on the adjacent building. You are literally in it! The hotel reception staff were helpful and the art deco feel was great. We took the elevator to our room and whilst the corridor looked a little shabby, on entry to our room we were pleasantly surprised!

We did upgrade to a deluxe room when booking and I'm glad we did. Big king bed, huge new tv, sofa, leather chair and desk. The room is immaculate and the smell of 'new' still lingers. This room had definitely JUST been refurbished and was everything we needed and more. Expresso machine, air con, fridge, brand new linen and towels. Spotless bathroom!

We had a good black out blind and only a little road noise for saying where we are location wise and only on the 8th floor. This was NO problem.

Couldn't be happier with our choice!

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Jtcanavan, Manager, Gloria Pierrot at Hotel Edison Times Square, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to post this wonderful review. We are delighted that you have had a hands down positive experience and look forward to welcoming you back to your New York home
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Hotel Edison is in total disrepair. I have heard there's a renovated section, but we sure didn't see it. I'd compare it with a dilapidated Days Inn. The shower had been re-caulked many times, the tiles old, the toilet outdated and difficult to flush. The inside doorknob fell off in our hand, we were forced to call downstairs to get our door opened from the outside! The carpet in the rooms is detaching from the threshold and very worn. The Bellmen were rude. The lobby bar doesn't allow hotel guests to take a cocktail up to their rooms. The breakfast cafe was quick enough for morning coffee, had an incredible ceiling (a holdover from brighter days), but also rude. There are NO amenities, no room service, nothing. On the positive side: we got an ok rate; the location is fabulous; the air conditioning was ok; and our room was not too loud for sleeping. Might I recommend Hotel Edison, Times Square for: a quick family college visit to NYU; a party weekend for 20-30 somethings; and when you just wanna save money! I recommend highly against Hotel Edison for a romantic get-away. I also can't recommend families with children under 12 staying in Times Square. They were getting squished by the crowds. Perhaps Central Park, Bryant Park, Chelsea, or Wall Street areas are better for children(?)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Jtcanavan, Manager, Gloria Pierrot at Hotel Edison Times Square, responded to this review, September 19, 2012
Let us apologize for the issues you had at our hotel recently. Let us also reassure you that we are constantly updating the facility to provide excellent accommodations and service for our guests. We welcome any suggestions to further improve our service. At least the price was right for you so thank you and hope you give us another opportunity to better serve you.
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

my wife and i stayed at the Edison sept 10-15 2012. Had a few concerns having read some negative feedback on the hotel but we needn't have worried. Yes the rooms are on the small side , as is the bathroom but this is Times square where space is at a premium. We have previously stayed in the Paramount on Times square and the Edison knocks spots off that , we have also stayed at the Doubletree on Lexington which is nice and the roms are much bigger but i felt we were too far out , there were no bars near and we were having to pay for taxi's all the while . On a city break all my wife and i look for is a nice clean hotel , clean bedding and fresh towels in a great location as we only use it as a base for a pit stop and to sleep - and the Edison meets all these requirements , so if you are like minded have no worries if you've booked or about to .

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jtcanavan, Manager, Gloria Pierrot at Hotel Edison Times Square, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thank you for posting a positive review. We are glad that you were satisfied with your stay and you found our location convenient. We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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Canfield, Ohio
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

349 a night, couldnt sleep, horrible bed mattress meant no sleeping at night and a broken piece of furniture in the room. NOT WHAT I EXPECTED for this price. tut tut The window AC reminded me of the kind you find in the flea bag motels. The room was always too warm, it just never really got cooled off.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jtcanavan, Manager, Gloria Pierrot at Hotel Edison Times Square, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
We appreciate your comments regarding your stay and thank you for your review of the hotel. We apologize for any concerns you may have had regarding your visit, and we will certainly submit your comments to management. Our goal is to ensure your comfort at our hotel, and we are sorry this was not the case. We hope to see you again, where we will work hard to make sure the quality of your stay is much improved.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

On arrival had to wait until 3 and had our bags stored which was fine, came back went straight to the room. Room was good size, bed was good size and comfortable, TV functioned perfectly and had most of the channels available. Bathroom acceptable size and clean. Overall the hotel was great, a little expensive for what it is, but to be fair most other hotels are twice the price in times square area. The location was perfect, literally round the corner from times square, meaning all the main dining/night time attractions including broadway are easy to get to. Had to get transport to battery park area but this was not a big issue as plenty of subway stations and fair priced taxi around $15 to battery park. For a 5-7 day visit this hotel was perfect because of location, managed to get everything we wanted to do done. Overall definetly worth thinking about if trying to save some money.

Room Tip: Some floors have construction going on, try and ask to be away from that if possible.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Jtcanavan, Manager, Gloria Pierrot at Hotel Edison Times Square, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
We are happy to read you enjoyed your stay at the Edison Hotel. Thank you for the favorable comments regarding the accommodations, amenities and location. We look forward to you staying with us again.
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Address: 228 West 47th Street, Between Broadway and 8 Avenue, New York City, NY 10036
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Location: United States > New York > New York City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#244 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Edison Times Square 3*
Number of rooms: 900
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Built in 1931, Hotel Edison is an architectural art deco masterpiece with a rich history dating back from the moment famed American inventor, Thomas Edison turned on the light at the grand opening of the hotel to playing host to countless notables, to movie and television appearances. Hotel Edison is conveniently situated in the heart of New York City's iconic Times Square, amidst the energy and excitement of the latest in Broadway Theatres, nightlife, fine dining and shopping. The hotel is within steps of Midtown Manhattan's premier business and leisure destinations - Time Warner Center, Rockefeller Center, MoMA and world renown Fifth Avenue Shops. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Edison Towers Times Square
Edison Hotel New York City
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