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The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   59 W 44th St, Between Fifth & Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)   |  
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“Excellent!! Ideal location, great history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The Algonquin is awesome!! The location is great, 44th Street between 5th and 6th. You can park across the street for $35.00/night (which is good for Manhattan). Back to the hotel, small elevators because they weren't there when it was built. Marble staircases easily accessible to every floor. The gym is well equipped, clean, and they have free coffee 24/7. The room and bathroom is a little small but remember how it was in 1902! The shower and sink are brand new and the pressure in the shower was much better 100 years ago. I highly recommend this hotel, as long as you can afford it. It's in a perfect location and will make you appreciate what hotels used to be like. A true historic gem!!

Room Tip: Every room has a literary quote on a placard outside the door. Noise was not an issue but I grew up...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I have stayed here on numerous occasions & it is a bit special. No great big chandeliers or razmatazz. It is what it is. A great location, with great staff and an atmosphere that is second to none. We usually stayed during the Christmas Season & it is an ideal location for shopping , sight seeing & the theatre. You could drop your bags & order afternoon tea in the lobby with a minimum of fuss. It was a guest friendly hotel in every sense of the word.If you are looking for large rooms with jacussiz, etc. It is not the place for you. But if you want a place that is vibrant enough with a serenity that is relaxing this is the one. Staff all seem to have genuine Photogenic memories & welcome you back as old friends. They always had a cabaret artist that would return season after season, and be in keeping with the surroundings. The nostalgic surroundings make it well worth a visit, even if just for afternoon tea. Why it's being marketed as Times Square I simply don't know. If you want the Algonquin & it's laid back ambience why would you want Times sq?

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

You walk into a Beautiful boutigue hotel, tastefully decorated and cosy lobby/ lounge area - only to be dissapointed by the size of the bedroom albeit expensively finished.
It was very ideally located for 5th avenue - therefore great for career shoppers.
Breakfast was delicious, fresh and good quality!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The Algonquin has an excellent location in New York, just a few blocks away from Broadway shows, shops and great restaurants. Although the rooms are a bit small, they are cozy and comfortable. The only negative point is the carpet, that is not really a nice option for allergic people.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

If you like space in your hotel -- spacious lobby, big rooms, wide halls -- this hotel is not for you. But if you like being in the middle of the city, with a lobby full of soft chairs to enjoy a hot snack after a night on the town, with a very attentive staff, and cozy rooms, this is the hotel for you. Bathrooms were clean and modern; bed was very comfortable, TV screens were big, free coffee downstairs in the morning with a selection of newspapers, the heaters in the room were the best, and everytime we walked out the front door there was a cab waiting for us. For us, it was the right place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

As a Marriott rewards member, I decided to try this place out. I found it very nice - small room, but clean & seemed to have recently been remodeled. But, here's the thing - the new window treatments used in the rooms do not block out all angles of viewing. I was mostly in the room at night, but when I woke up one morning and people from a workplace were looking right in the room. Be careful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

To borrow a phrase from Dorothy Parker...

I was fortunate to spend three nights at the Algonquin earlier this month with my college roommate whom I haven't seen in five years. Our room was small -- as they usually are in vintage hotels. The bed (we could only get a queen with my Marriott points) was incredibly comfortable, the shower, hot and powerful. SCORE.

I found the front desk staff amenable and helpful except for Matilda, who was catty and aloof. (For those of you unaware of the Algonquin's history, Matilda, is the resident feline.)

While the cocktail lounge was a throwback to the New Yorker-Roundtable era, the food in the dining room was rather disappointing. I found the prix fixe menu wanting, the dishes oversalted and the desserts unremarkable. Service, however, was gracious.

And you cannot beat the location of the hotel. The 42nd Street/Broadway subway stop is close, there's a Duane Reade drug store for emergency toothpaste runs and Time Square is at your disposable. I will gladly return to this hotel for my next stay in the Big Apple!



The f but they usually are at older hotels.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 59 W 44th St, Between Fifth & Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10036
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#35 Green Hotel in New York City
#95 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#98 Family Hotel in New York City
#126 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#162 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ultimate in civilized Manhattan accommodations, the Algonquin was the site of the legendary Round Table literary gatherings. ... more   less 
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