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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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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Value in the heart of Mid town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

What a lovely gem in the middle of the hustle and bustle of NYC. Across the road from Times Square and close to many famous attractions. Room was a bit cramped but beautifully refurbished. probably more comfortable if there is only one of you, not 2!!
Good restaurant (the Roundtable) with lots of history attached which is quaint. Staff very helpful and friendly. Better value than the expensive hotels next door and round the corner.
Noisy aircon affected sleep.

Room Tip: We had an interior room which was really quiet.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Algonquin Hotel last fall. You can't beat the location near Times Square and certainly within walking distance of 30 Rock, NY Public Library, every major theater, etc. Perfect location for the NYC tourist. The hotel itself is nicely appointed and the rooms have a newly remodeled feel to them. We stayed in the Noel Coward Suite. I highly recommend you rent a suite as some of the individual rooms can be quite small. And you will notice that the price difference is minimal. You will be happy your chose the suite. While there, ask the staff to tell you about Mathilda (the house cat) and the historic Algonquin Round Table. The hotel is charming and has a wonderful ambiance. The staff members are accommodating and will do anything to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

Room Tip: Again, I highly recommend choosing a suite. Single rooms are quite small. The price difference is no...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Old world elegance and some of the most service oriented staff I have ever met. Rooms are nice and clean. Old boutique hotel that has a famous history. I can recommend this hotel to anyone. Great restaurant and feel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

MLK weekend stay. Very lovely hotel. Really like the locattion - near the shopping of Fifth Ave and close walk to Times Square. Hotel entrance is on 44th so it is off beaten path and not as congested. Much more quiet than the craziness of Times Square. Stayed in 1010. Suite. Had a King bed which was very comfortable and had nice linens. Bathroom was large and had a walk in shower and separate tub. Very clean. There was a lovely little sitting room with a couch, chair, tv and table. Very nice as we had guests come visit before we went to dinner. Heard a few sirens overnight but that is to be expected. Renovation done very nicely and didnt compromise the old school ambiance. Great towels and amenities in bathroom. Staff was friendly, room wasnt ready at 1pm when we arrived, they held our bags until we checked in at 4pm after shopping on Fifth Ave. I think 4pm checkin is too late - but whatever. Coffee was downstairs and I would go and get a couple cups and bring up to room. I liked the lobby area and found it to charming and regal.There was a safe in closet that was helpful and the furniture was clearly new and very nice quality.

Room Tip: We were in 1010 which is a suite - there seem to be a couple on each floor. It was helpful for us...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Classic NYC hotel with ambiance and style. Great location to theater district, times square and restuarants. Rooms are on the smaller side but they have style, charm and warmth of a boutique hotel or a hotel of days gone buy. Excellent lobby atmosphere and bar. Staff is very friendly and helpful and dont miss seeing Matilda. This was my second stay at this property and I expect it wont be my last. I will say I am a Marriott Platinum Elite and I was treated as well or better at this property than anyother NY city hotels. The NY Marquis has the flash and the hustle and bustly and the Algonquin has the class, atmosphere and ellegance.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Staying in this distinctive hotel always reminds me somehow of being in an Agatha Christie novel. I love the feeling of being transported back into the 1920's in this historic locale where the New Yorker was first created and Dorothy Parker et al had their famous Algonquin Round Table.

When we checked in, the striking house cat Matilda was perched on the front desk wagging her tail to greet us. Though it retains all its historic charm, the hotel was completely renovated in 2012 so everything is fresh and up to date. Though the rooms are smallish as compared to newly built hotels, it does not feel at all cramped.

I love spending time in the lounge in the lobby. Great ambiance, incredibly comfortable chairs and a selection of newspapers.

The only negative to the stay was that one of the two elevators in the hotel was out of commission for the 4 days we were there, which made wait times going back and forth considerable. Still, I would gladly put up with that inconvenience to experience the charms of this unique property.

This hotel is now part of the Marriott group which provides the added benefit of its reward program points. The midtown location is perfectly placed between the Times Square theatre district, Grand Central, and Fifth Avenue shopping.

Room Tip: Try to get a room far from the elevators. Being old, they are rather noisy.
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Minneapolis, MN
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Good: Tasteful renovation of the rooms and nice bathrooms. Bad: ridiculously small rooms, dark, crowded lobby, contemptuous front desk service, and 4PM checkin! You must be kidding. Offer a half day rate. Or just stay elsewhere. Frankly their residence inns are a fare better value. (Lots of hallway noise and no coffee in the rooms either.)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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GJBudge, General Manager at The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
The Algonquin, like many New York City hotels is a very busy place, with high occupancy year around. As part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection the hotel caters to many Marriott Reward Elite guests who in their status benefits do have the ability to receive late check out when possible.


The hotel does welcome arriving guests and assigns guest rooms when ever they are available and when they are aligned with the room type that was selected in the reservation information. This happens throughout the course of the day.


The hotel knows from experience that by 4:00 pm the majority of guest rooms have been properly prepared for our arriving guests.


Thank you for your visit to The Algonquin Hotel.
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Address: 59 W 44th St, Between Fifth & Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10036
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:
#36 Green Hotel in New York City
#95 Family Hotel in New York City
#96 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#125 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*
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The ultimate in civilized Manhattan accommodations, the Algonquin was the site of the legendary Round Table literary gatherings. ... more   less 
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