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“Cannot be faulted.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of AKA Times Square

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AKA Times Square
Ranked #113 of 477 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cannot be faulted.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

I stayed here with my mum and siblings in December 2013 for 7 nights in a two bedroom apartment. During this time it was super cold in NY and snowing quite heavily. Having AKA to come home to was the best. it was warm, cosy, modern and lovely. The staff always greeted you morning or night and it smelt like hot apples and cinnamon constantly. The room itself cannot be faulted The beds were comfortable, the heating worked wonderfully and the there were 3 tv's (important for us considering we all like to watch different things!)

The kitchen was also great as after several nights traveling you dont exactly feel like going out, so it's nice to be able to cook for yourself or at least warm something up in the comfort of your own apartment.

The only thing that may bother some people is the lack of window light. All rooms have windows but they are not very big. This wasnt an issue for us but may be for some.

Finally, the location is what really makes it. Don't let the fact that it is situated in times square put you off, its in a quiet theatre lane which is busy enough that you dont feel unsafe but quiet enough that it doesnt affect you in the room. It's a 5 minute walk to bryant park which is also a lovely hang out. Times square, rockefeller, moma, grand central, magnolia, duane reade, 5th and 6th avenue shopping are all within walking distance. In fact, we walked home from central park a couple of times and probably would have walked even further had it not been so cold!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank katschultz214
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed here in April 2014 and were a party of 4. My husband, 11 month old baby, my mother and myself. We were all impressed by its convenient location to theatres and Times Square. We enjoyed seeing a few musicals and shows and were able to walk out of the doors and locate theatres very easily. Very close to 42 nd St Subway to get around too.
As NYC accommodation can be expensive we intended to stay in a one bedroom apartment with myself, husband and baby in the bedroom and my mum on a pull out lounge. We were very glad that there was a pull out sleeper in den/study that provided extra privacy for my mother. The kitchen and was well equipped and even a washer and dryer to do some laundry was great.
We stayed on level 8 and it was fairly quiet except for a few evenings when there was some work being carried out on the street.
When we arrived the doormen was very attentive and the concierge too. In our room, there was music playing and a welcome note. We had requested a baby cot and that too was set up in our room. We had preordered a welcome pack of food, drink and snacks as this was waiting for us. These little things were lovely after an afternoon of driving back (then returning the car) from a side trip to the Hamptons.
As we travelled in April, the thermostat in the room was set to warm so it was, at times too hot in our room. As it was effecting our sleep, we had to let concierge know. After returning home, a portable air conditioner was put into our room and enabled us to get a good rest.
Overall we had a great holiday and the location and attentiveness of the hotel and its staff added to this experience. I would stay here again.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TravelKat66
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

Hotel was not ready at check in time. Even though hotel staff were apologetic but it did not help me especially when I was travelling with a child. I stayed in one BR apartment. Rooms are small and very poorly designed. Bedroom is very small. Bathroom is very small with no shelf to keep things. Poorly lit rooms. It did not seem worth the price. I definitely would not stay here again. I would consider suites in hotels that could be available for similar price.

Stayed May 2014
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New York City, New York, Usa
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Had a one bedroom apartment which was very modern, clean and sizeable. The front office staff were friendly and helpful. Would thoroughly recommend this accommodation to anyone visitng NY particularly for an extended stay. We stayed for 7 nights. Very conveniently located

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KBR472013
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Newtown, Australia
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228 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2014

This Hotel is not too bad,our room had a small kitchen and laundry but it is very dark and cold feeling. The staff are very pleasant the rooms are very small and the whole apartment is badly designed. We visit NYC a bit and feel that the Hotel will not be my first choice when next in NYC.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank 792Carol_H
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Brisbane
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22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

What a great find in New York. We normally stay in a Hotel but we had our toddler and mother travelling with us so a apartment was a better option for us this time. It is in a very central location on 44th street just off Time Square. The staff are very helpful and friendly in all aspects. the apartment itself was very modern and spacious and exactly way we needed. One suggestion would be if they could add a coat stand in the apartments and a clothes horse for when you doing washing. Being winter and freezing it would be good if you could hang your coat up. All in all it is a wonderful place and we will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank cindselt
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Hong Kong, China
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63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

It has been several years since we left the US/NY for Asia and on our 1st trip back, we knew we wanted to stay in the city. We were looking for a serviced apartment that has enough space for us (3 adults and 1 child), makes it easy for us to go to either the East or West side etc. We got a one bedroom apartment with an office where we place a roll-a-way bed. It was just perfect for us, the space was bigger than expected, the modern kitchen with the huge fridge and we took advantage of the washer and dryer. Location was excellent as there were a lot of close subway stops, we walked to Fifth Ave, Rockefeller etc and even with a 20 month old it was an easy stroll for us to Central Park. The front staff and the doorman were extremely helpful to us as well specially when we arrived and left with all out luggage plus a baby stroller. We were satisfied with our experience and we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank YES_abroad
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Property: AKA Times Square
Address: 123 West 44th Street, Between 6th & Broadway, New York City, NY 10036
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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:
#90 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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