There are 3 reasons why I've stayed at EconoLodge Times Square twice in the past 3 years when I've visited NYC:
1). Location is great. It's 2-3 blocks from Times Square and in the theater district, but it's off the main streets (between 8th and 9th) so you don't get the same street noise as from Times Square. There is great food on 9th Avenue as well.
2). The value for mid-town Manhattan is hard to beat (especially if you are a choice hotel privileges member). In my personal opinion, anyone visiting NYC for pleasure spends very little time in the hotel anyway and EconoLodge aren't trying to charge an arm and a leg knowing their patrons aren't spending much time in the rooms.
3). Even though the rooms are very small, they are clean and the staff are friendly, professional and helpful. The continental breakfast is good and they leave coffee out most of the day and fresh ice water.
I've seen a few negative reviews on here about having to wait on the rooms, or the staff being not so friendly, but I've never encountered that in my stays. However, even if I did, I think I'd be willing to forgive because I know not everyone is perfect and everyone has an off day.
I feel safe, secure and like I'm treated with respect here and that goes a long way for me.
- 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
- Econo Lodge Time Square