Very clean hotel. We always check for bedbugs right away, and did not find any evidence of them. We stayed two nights, and were very happy over all. We had two adults and two children in our room. The kitchen had a full size fridge, microwave, two burner stove, and sink, pots and pans, coffee maker, and utensils. We didn't use the kitchen because the hotel provides free breakfast.
About the breakfast: It was just okay. The eggs weren't good. They tasted fake. They did have sausage and bacon, fruit, and muffins, toast, etc. I don't drink coffee, but my husband said theirs was good. The bad part about breakfast is that it is very difficult to get a seat. The overflow breakfast seating is in the "lounge," which has very low tables and chairs. It's hard to eat when the table only comes up to your knees. They also have overflow seating in the bar, but that was usually full, too. Several people brought their food to their rooms to eat.
About the free laundry: Yes, it's free. Even the soap is free if you didn't bring your own. However, there are only five washers and five dryers, and they are the SAME machines that housekeeping uses for the towels and blankets. Unbelievable, I know. So, I went down to the basement where the laundry room is at 3:30 in the afternoon, hoping to beat the evening laundry rush, and found ALL 10 machines full of towels and blankets. Housekeeping said they use the machines between 1 and 4 to beat the guest laundry rush! So we had to wait for them to finish. And I'm glad I waited IN the laundry room for 30 minutes, with no air conditioning, because by the time the machines were free there were three other guests waiting, and I had first dibs. The towels and blankets that housekeeping was washing took forever to dry, so again I had to wait after my clothes were washed before I could use a dryer. So what I'm saying is, don't count on using the machines. Just know they are there if you absolutely need them and are willing to wait. I guess it's better than no laundry facilities at all. I do think, though, that the hotel's website should be clear that the guest laundry is really NOT guest laundry, but housekeeping's laundry room that you can use if the machines are available.
The hotel, which is at 40th and 8th, is 2 blocks south and 2 blocks west of Times Square, which is at 42 and Broadway. So it's just outside of the action, but close enough to walk. It was quiet at night, even though our hotel was directly across the hall from the elevator. We had no trouble sleeping.
The hall ways and basement are not air conditioned. The AC in the room works very well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- When you're traveling to New York City, you want to be confident that your accommodations will meet your every need. Staybridge Suites • Times Square •New York City has been meticulously created to do just that. No hassles. No mysteries. Just a single focus on you! A short walk to Times Square, a block from the nearest subways and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, you’re in the heart of Manhattan, with all the city attractions in easy access at your doorstep. It’s All On Us! We’ve included in your stay a COMPLIMENTARY breakfast each morning, complimentary wi-fii/high speed internet in all rooms and throughout the hotel, complimentary cocktail hour/social reception with free drinks/beer/wine/and appetizers 5-7pm Tues-Thur, complimentary in room coffee/coffee maker and tea daily, in addition to complimentary coffee/tea/and hot cocoa in our great room-lobby throughout the day, complimentary newspapers by our front desk; and, complimentary laundry facility, business center and fitness center. Each room comes with its own fully equipped kitchenette, with a full-sized refrigerator, microwave, stove top, dishwasher, pots, pans, utensils, and cookbook to make you feel completely at home. On site is a concierge service to help you with tourist/and travel arrangements, bellman/porter service for car and luggage assistance, bar/lounge space open in the evenings, 24-hr pantry and convenience mart for late night snacks and last minute travel needs, and board games by our great room fireplace. Our hotel allows pets. 24-hour security is onsite. Reduced rate parking at nearby hotel garage just one block away. Stay a Night, Stay a Week, Stay a Year. Our hope is you never want to leave! ... more less
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