Having grown up in Jersey, I never really had much of a reason to stay IN the city, until we decided to extend a recent working trip to the area and decided commuting for our adventures wouldn't be nearly as fun as getting the FULL NYC experience. So, not even I was quite sure on what to expect with our stay in the Econo Lodge in Times Square.
Upon our arrival in NYC, we decided to make the 15 minute walk from Penn Station to Times Square, and into the Econo Lodge's doors. Sean and I pride ourselves - maybe even a bit too much - on being hospitality geeks of sorts; having both worked for the likes of Disney and Universal - we've come to crave a certain level of hospitality when traveling. And, yes. I may or may not have some "requirements" hotels have to meet before I even consider staying there! The Econo Lodge in Times Square did NOT disappoint.
We were greeted with one of the FRIENDLIEST of staffs I've ever met -- honestly, EVERYONE we came in contact with treated us like family, and extended us the warmest of greetings every time we saw them. The rooms were clean and perfectly comfortable for the time that we were there (a note to mention: hotel rooms, in general, in NYC aren't exactly the size many of us are normally accustomed to -- but this didn't bother us a bit as we used the room for minimal downtime and the occasional sleeping when we weren't busy exploring) - and we had a great view of the streets and buildings around us.
Another GREAT feature of the Econo Lodge in Times Square is, quite simply, it's LOCATION! Found on the corner of 47th and 7th -- you're a quick walk from nearby subway stations. Where we were able to have quick, easy access to the E train (for downtown travel - think World Trade Center Memorial, Battery Park, views of the Statue of Liberty, etc) -- and even the B and D trains where we were able to get an express train to The Bronx and Yankees Stadium. In the heart of the City, you'll also find that the Econo Lodge is an easy walk to Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and even The Empire State Building.
I honestly could not say enough incredible things about this property -- and we will ABSOLUTELY be seeking the Econo Lodge out on our future trips into New York. A HUGE Thank You to The Econo Lodge in Times Square, for making us feel like we had a home within The City -- we would definitely recommend this property to anyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Econo Lodge Times Square Hotel in New York CityThe Econo Lodge® Times Square hotel is ideally located at 47th Street and 8th Avenue in the heart of New York City's Times Square. Imagine staying close to everything you want to do and see when visiting NYC! As our guest, you will have easy access to the city's most famous attractions, including the Broadway Theater District, Radio City Music Hall, Empire State Building, Central Park and esteemed Restaurant Row. You will be within walking distance of Rockefeller Center, Madison Square Garden, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center (Javits Center), Fifth Avenue shopping and more. Our location is unbeatable! Hotel features include free wireless high-speed Internet access and free continental breakfast. All of our guest rooms include flat-screen televisions with satellite programming including premium channels, safes, hair dryers and iPod docks. Take a look at our room types and choose the one that best suits your needs. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, the Econo Lodge Times Square hotel in New York City provides superior accommodations and affordable rates to everyone visiting the area. Our friendly staff looks forward to seeing you soon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge Times Square Hotel New York City
- Econo Lodge New York City
- Econolodge Times Square
- New York City Econo Lodge
- Econolodge New York City
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