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“Room to stretch but noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of AKA Times Square

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AKA Times Square
Ranked #98 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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London, United Kingdom
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“Room to stretch but noisy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Centrally located near Times Square so within easy access of most of NYC. Large bedroom with well equipped kitchen, small functional bathroom and a spare room with not much more than a chair and light. For those staying longer there is also in room washer/drier. Hotel also has a small business centre and small gym. Staff were all very friendly. Only issue is the overnight noise from garbage collectors, and the old style key lock was a surprise. In summary, if you do not need room service then why not opt for more space?

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

We came to NY for only 5 days, wanted to check it out hoping it would be great since the pictures looked good and the reviews weren't too bad. Plus it had a washer/dryer and we are coming to NY in Sept for 2 weeks. Well we got there and the bathroom floor was very dirty, looked like the floor had not been washed since at least the last people there. Also I took off my shoes after walking around in the kitchen and bedroom my socks were full of hair and dirt! Just gross, I mean who wants to pay $350 per night for that. Also the linens were awful. Bed sheets were poor, I think they could do better since they are charging enough per night. The heater is another story, very loud and the room was cool when we got back so we would turn it on, was very noisy. Then we found out that it's an extra $25 for maid service!

Anyway, I recommend Hotel Meila over this hotel any day!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a business trip. I loved the location and the room. I can not wait to come back with my family. I really like the fact that they do not clean your room each day and that I have a kitchen. I would surely stay here again.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Stayed for 1 week in December.
Pros
Smack in downtown Times Square, with Broadway theatres at your doorstep!
Convenient to subway.
Spacious studio with a separate den/study which was suitable for our adult daughter who had her own room.
Fantastic kitchen if you are into buying produce and cooking or even getting t/a food and bringing it back to eat which we did from Chelsea markets
Efficient heating as it was cold outside but we were nice and toasty in the apartment.
Great having your own washing machine and dryer.
Free coffee and tea from lounge and wi-fi all throughout with PCs and printer available in lounge.
wonderful staff
Cons
Noisy, noisy, noisy as our studio/bedroom was on 3rd floor and faced the street. Our daughter's den area was at the back and she slept fine.
Bathroom is a bit tired and pillows definitely need to be upgraded!
Unlike a hotel, apartment was only serviced once a week in the rate.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

This was my 4th time in New York and 1st time staying at the AKA Hotel - which delivered on all levels.

Perfectly located next to Times Square (44th St), the AKA is a small hotel offering apartment style accommodation.

From the second my girlfriend and I arrived we were very impressed as all the staff were extremely warm, friendly and helpful. The apartment itself (studio w study) was also very impressive - modern, large and well laid out. The extra study provided us with enough space to keep all our luggage, freeing up the rest of the apartment. The bathroom was enormous and included a washer and dryer. The main area had a very comfortable queen sized bed, a small dining table and chairs, cable TV and a modern kitchen. The hotel also has complimentary coffee, internet and a small gym.

Overall, it was a great place to crash after a busy day or night. It was well positioned, well kept, well priced and employed good staff. I will definitely be recommending the AKA to family and friends.

Room Tip: The higher the better, but we weren't disturbed by noise (lvl 6)
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

It's the perfect spot in New York City: rooms are spacious and big, clean, low number of rooms... so it's not like a big hotel, crowded all the time. It's a diamond in the middle of Times Square! Just a few steps from Toys R Us in a little quiet street. In a 3-minute walk, you're in Times Square; perfect location for tourists.
I've been to many other hotels in NYC but this one is way better than any other I've seen before because of the size of the rooms and how clean they are. However, last two times I was there, the ladies didn't clean it every day so it feels like you're living in your own modern apartment in the big apple. Therefore, you can buy your own things at the grocery store and put it in the fridge, cook your food... You can also wash your laundry. It really feels like you're at home!
Close to the subway station, stores and restaurants. Just a 15-minute walk to Macys and the Empire State.
I also shopped online and had the stuff delivered to the front desk and the staff were also very caring and aware that stuff might be coming at anytime.
I recommend it for families or a group of friends or for people who stay a little longer (like a week or more). You never wanna leave!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed for 9 nights in a 2 bedroom apartment. The place really ticked all the boxes.

Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Great unit, modern, clean, large and well appointed.

We stayed in a room at the back on one of the higher levels. The minus is a view of some walls out the window, but the plus was peace and quiet.

The bathroom is a bit small, but this is really not an issue, given the rest of the apartment.

Room Tip: Our room was up high and at the back, others have mentioned noise, given the proximity to Times Squa...
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  • Stayed December 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:
#79 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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