we ususally stay in hotels when in nyc but this time - travelling with the whole family of six - instead of booking three rooms in a pricy hotel we opted for a more family friendly alternative and found the aka via google.
the location can not be beaten: close to times square (please be aware that there are mre than one aka in nyc, one is very close to central park for example, we stayed at the aka times square) but not too noisy and relatively relaxing.
check-in was VERY efficient and the receptionists are knowledgable and super nice. they offered help in every possible way and booked tickets for us in no time and were very helpful.
the apartments can be booked with daily housekeeping services or without, the latter option meaning that housekeeping only attens to your room every 3 days which is enough when staying for a week. if anything is dirty or missing just call reception and they will bring you what you need anyway.
one day the air con wasn't working properly but was fixed instantly.
the apartments come with a washer and dryer which are perfect for a longer stay.
we had a one bedroom studio facing the street for two of us and a two bedroom suite for the remaining four family members. the bigger apartment had only one bathroom which is not too expansiive so getting all four of them ready in the morning took a while.
except for the studios all other apartments have windows facing other buildings so they are very dark even during the day.
apart from the missing daylight the bigger apartments are just geeat for a family with a big kitchen area including fridge, toaster, stove, dishwasher and coffee maker.
the gym is not worth mentioning, the aka could definitely improve here.
definitely worth considering when travelling with the family or for a longer stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Aka Times Square Hotel New York City