I've been to NYC 5 times and have stayed at the Edison for every trip. The first thing you need to understand about this hotel is that it's old. It's an old, 1930's art deco hotel. The rooms are small, the decor is kind of outdated (though the lobby is AWESOME), and the bathrooms in the rooms are pretty terrible. However, it's a very cozy hotel in an absolutely perfect location. I love the doormen, they are wonderful, and the rest of the staff is always lovely. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The Polish Tea Room is the cutest cafe around, and you can see all sorts of broadway celebrities eating there, as the hotel is surrounded by Broadway Theatres. The bar has changed ownership since I was last there, but it was a great little place when I went. You cannot beat the Edison for location and value. Waking up early to get rush seats for shows was far less painful, as it was a 30 second walk to the box office. It's also a 30 second walk right into Times Square. It's a place I call home and I could not imagine staying anywhere else in NYC. The only thing I wish was different was the size of the bathrooms, but that's pretty minor to me. If you prefer the finer things in life, go stay at the Marriot or somewhere else, but if you want a bit of classic New York with a jazzy vibe, and a comfortable stay at a reasonable rate (for NYC that is), I'd recommend this hotel a million times over. I want to go back just writing about it!
If you can afford the price different, get a "Signature Room"
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We thank you for your courteous comment and rating. We indeed do have the advantage of being in a great location, in the heart of almost everything. Thank you for your loyalty to the Hotel Edison. We look forward to serving your family and you, on your sixth visit to New York City. Please keep in touch via social media. It may entice you to reserve one of our Signature Rooms. We are sure you will love the upgrades and changes.
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