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“Brilliant Location”
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AKA Times Square
Ranked #104 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
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“Brilliant Location”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed at AKA for eight nights in September. Located metres from Times Square and the Theatre district, the location was excellent. The apartment, studio with den, was perfect for two people, top quality appliances, beautifully furnished and equipped with everything needed for short or long stay. The front desk staff were extremely helpful providing information, printing routes to attractions, booking 911 Memorial tickets and offering geat advice on restaurants and shows.

We would definitely stay there again and would highly recommend AKA.

Room Tip: Our room faced the street, but we didn't find this a problem. So much to see and do in New York...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

We stayed at AKA for 5 nights in September. We were a little disappointed that the building was covered in scaffolding when we arrived but that was quickly forgotten when we were upgraded to a 2 bedroom Penthouse apartment. We loved the chance to do some washing and make a cup of tea when we wanted one. Apartment was clean and we didn't experience any road noise though there was lots of work being done on the hotel it never bothered us. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location is great only a minute from Times Sq with lots of other tourist attractions within walking distance. We would definitely recommend AKA and would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Just spent 10 days in the Executive studio with den, and must report that we were just thrilled with the size and spaciousness. Modern, exceptionally clean and well fitted out with everything you need to make a visit to NY comfortable. Full kitchen, washer, dryer and really comfy bed with quality linens. Shame the rooms and corridors are dark and gloomy, and our street view was obstructed with scaffolding due to renovations. Our apartment was serviced twice in 10 days, which was just fine as you really don't need more if your'e out all day. Business centre with free wifi was great, and although not all pc's worked all the time, when we advised the front desk, this was immeddiately rectified. Being on the 3rd floor, we had to endure nightly street noise, which we understand is unavoidable in NY, and the price you pay for being in such a fabulous location, right in the heart of Times Square, within walking distance to theatres, restaurants, shops, subway - in fact, a perfect spot. We found the front dest staff really friendly, helpful and courteous, 24/7, always willing to provide any extras we wanted. Very happy to recommend AKA Times Square.

Room Tip: Maybe request a room on a higher floor to avoid street noise.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

I can't fault the apartment size, decorative order, style, cleanliness or comfort. All perfect.

Service was friendly but disinterested.

Location? Right there in tourist-ville. We were here purely because it was close to friends. It's a noisy area which you'd expect. Sound insulation from the street is non-existent. Get some ear plugs or don't stay here.

The apartment is dark as it's in a relatively narrow street and during our stay, draped in scaffolding.

It was very unfortunate that the street outside was being dug-up during our stay. And this between 12:30am and 2:30am for four nights. Of course this wasn't AKA's fault but they didn't apologise or tell us that they were contacting authorities to have the work stopped at night. We dragged our mattress to the office at the back where with ear plugs, we could drown out the noise.

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  • Stayed September 2012
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Excellent location, 1 min from Time Square. Big and very comfortable rooms(actually is a small apartment), you have everything you need in the room(kitchen, washing machine for clothes, dryer, iron etc). Hotel staff is very helpful and anything you need they can help you, information etc. .

There was some noise from the road at night but I suppose is normal if you want to stay so close to the Time Square. Also, in the room the curtains are not blocking the sun. Better curtains would make the room excellent.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

A great option for a longer stay in NYC. We went for our honeymoon. A great welcome - sparkling wine and a wee card wishing us a happy honeymoon.
Very friendly staff - very welcoming. On our first night the porter directed us to a great pizza place near Times Square for a quick takeaway pizza.
The rooms were very clean. Very spacious. The bathroom was really nice - huge shower.

Room Tip: Our room was high up - nice and quiet
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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melbourne
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

My family consisting of four adult children,my husband and myself stayed here for 8 nights in July. I booked this accommodation because of it's location and it's kitchen/laundry facilities.
Firstly the location was great for first time visitors to New York, easy access to two subway lines, walking distance to Macrys, Grand Central Station, the Rockefellar Centre, MOMA & of course Times Square & the Theatre district. We walked to the Intrepid air craft carrier for the 4th of Juky fireworks. There was a store half a block away to purchase supplies.
We has a two bedroom apartment & a studio apartment all on the third floor. The two bedroom apartments are located at the back of the building,relatively quiet. The studio overlooked the street. Both were spacious and well appointed. Best of all they had great air conditioning as it was very hot!
The staff were always friendly,and obliging. We had an issue with our air-conditioning and it was attended to within hours of reporting it. They hailed cabs for us, made dinner recommendations,and organized dry cleaning.
We loved our week in New York and AKA made travelling with such a group easier. My only complaint is the one bathroom in the two bedroom apartments. This was definately a challenge but having the gym/business centre near by did mean that we could use those bathrooms in an emergency!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: AKA Times Square
Address: 123 W 44th St, Between 6th & Broadway, New York City, NY 10036-4089
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Times Square / Theater District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#86 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — AKA Times Square 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AKA balances the style and hospitality of an intimate hotel with the space and comfort of a fully appointed luxury condominium. Recognized for long stay comfort and value, AKA stands for unparalleled metropolitan locations; contemporary design; and exceptional business, fitness, and lifestyle services.AKA Times Square is located in the heart of the theater district, surrounded by the vibrant spirit of New York City's Times Square neighborhood. Just steps from Sixth Avenue's business corridor, ours is a superb location for business travelers as well as visitors seeking the best of Manhattan’s dining, entertainment and nightlife scene. AKA Times Square provides a perfect environment for stays of a week or longer, offering 105 total apartment residences, including spacious studios, one and two bedroom suites and duplex penthouses. ... more   less 
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