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Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
Ranked #288 of 469 Hotels in New York City
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

In my younger years I went to New York at least 2 times a year and always stayed at this hotel mainly for the location; at that time safety was a concern. I could walk to my favorite museums; Moma, Whitney, Metropolitan and even the Frick. Lots of options for eating and central park is a short walk away. The hotel is still a good choice and with the refurbishment it's even better. We managed to get the hotel at a reasonable cost (by New York standards) by booking a package deal. The room was a good size and the bed was very comfortable. The staff were friendly and helpfull overall a good experience.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Devon C, Public Relations Manager at Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

M D,

There is nothing we enjoy more than hearing that our guests had a great experience! It is wonderful to hear that you still come back to stay with us after all these years!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

This hotel is within walking distance to Times Square, the Empire State building, Grand Central station, the Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and most theaters on Broadway. A couple of subway stations are very close, making all other destinations easily reachable. Our room was clean and confortable, not noisy despite the central location. Free wifi in the lobby area.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Devon C, Public Relations Manager at Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

annina_q,

Thank you for writing us a review. Our location is truly one of the best, right in the heart of midtown. We are glad our location added convenience to your stay and our facilities met your needs!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed our stay. The hotel is just north of Times Square, and just south of Central Park. There are subway stations within (2) blocks East or West of the hotel. It has been newly re-modeled. The room was good size for NYC. The water pressure in the room could have been a bit stronger..

The staff from check-in to advice on sights, and subways was excellent. All we encountered were helpful and friendly. The next time we are in NYC we will definitely be staying again!

Room Tip: We stayed on the 24th floor. The higher you go the less you will hear the hustle and bustle of the...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Devon C, Public Relations Manager at Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

johnsinead,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad to hear that our central located made your time in NYC more convenient. Your kind words regarding our staff are greatly appreciated and we look forward to passing them on to our team!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

House keeping was awful. Tooth Paste on the sink when we arrived. Rotten fruit in our room. Changed the sheets and put ones on that had a hole it. Good location but not worth staying at again. Talked to service manager. They said they would address it. Never heard from them again.

Room Tip: Try a different hotel.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

The hotel is located only five minutes from Times Square and Central park. The museum of modern art (Moma) is only two minutes away. The New York museum of Art and many other museums on Museum Mile are less than an hour walk through or alongside Central park. There is a subway on the corner that takes you to Penn station (for Newark AIrport) or Jamaica (for JFK).

The rooms and facilities were excellent but expensive. There were uniformed staff everywhere. My room was rather small and only had a shower room, but it was not crampted. The room was well decorated with a large well padded bed and an easy to use free starbucks branded coffee making filter machine in the corner. There were a minibar and sweet drawer but I did not use them. Even on the 20th floor the street noise at night was quite loud, but using the two blinds you can reduce this substanially. I expect the higher up rooms had less street noise.

I stayed at the hotel for a conference and got a reduced US Government rate of $240 per day (including taxes of ~$36) with free internet through the conference. The wifi internet was $14.95 per day without any packages for longer periods, I had to accept the charge and it was removed at checkout. The internet was fast enough for streaming short videos and running an encrypted VPN connection, but I did not try HD video streaming. I understand the conference got a good rate (and the free internet) as the hotel is being renovated and thus were willing to give a substancial discount. I was invited to the presidential suit high up on the hotel one evening for a little get together of conference organisers and the view over NYC was amazing. The room was 10m by 10m with two floors, including bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchen, a whole house as a single hotel room with a 84" flat screen TV! I undertand this room can cost $10,000 per night!

The Hudson's Market restaurant had a wonderful breakfast buffet, well worth a try, but was expensive at $35 per person (including a $5 tip)! The staff were always nearby if you needed a top up of coffee or juice. The coffee space/bar/internet hub had excellent sandwiches and salads for lunch but at $12 with a coke, including the 15% reduction for conference attendees, this was rather expensive.

There are many nearby restaurants. I tried Rosie O'Gradies and Heartland Brewery, both were excellent. I especially recommend the sesame crusted tuna at Heartland. The tuna, if ordered rare, is red in the centre with only a cooked region at the edge of the meat but a real food experience (but as recommended by the cute asian waiter don't order this well done or you spoil its flavour).

I found this hotel excellent, even without using the vast fitness room and other facilities. However, expect to pay for the experience.

Room Tip: Higher floors have less street noise.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Devon C, Public Relations Manager at Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2013

Robert M,

Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our central location and it added convenience to your stay. We are pleased you found our facilities to be excellent and appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

I stayed in this hotel from 4th March to 8th March 2013.

The hotel is in an excellent location, on 7th avenue literally 2 seconds from Times Square to the left and a 5/10 minute walk to Central Park to the right.

The hotel itself is beautiful inside, all seemed very clean and the staff were friendly. When checking in, we asked for our rooms to be on the same floor and the staff were very accommodating.

We were offered wi-fi in our rooms but we declined when we were told it was $14 per day PER DEVICE! Complete rip-off! If you stay here, just use the free wi-fi in the lobby which gives you a roaming password to use it in your room for free for 30 minutes.

The room itself was clean and tidy. The room I stayed in had a fantastic view and surprisingly kept the noise from the surrounding streets out. The only downside was that the room had 2 doors that connected to the other rooms beside us. These doors were locked at all times but it meant you could hear everything in each room which is no good when you have people talking to each other at 2 in the morning.

The only other downside to the hotel is that there are people coming in and out of the hotel all the time. Business trips, tour groups etc basically people that aren't staying at the hotel are all over the place therefore it's almost impossible to get a seat anywhere downstairs. It also made me feel a little uncomfortable in regards to security as there was nobody about to stop people from walking in off the street, going into the lift and wandering around the hotel. This is what stopped me giving this hotel 5 stars.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Newly refurbished and modern, comfortable clean and a massive bed! After a 7 hour flight - we had a very easy check in and the room was above our expectations! Lovely. Staff helpful. Lobby busy but to be expected with a big hotel. Great location - will definately be back.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Linda M
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Additional Information about Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel

Address: 811 7th Avenue 53rd Street, New York City, NY 10019-6002 (Formerly Sheraton New York Hotel)
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#45 Green Hotel in New York City
#187 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#197 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#212 Family Hotel in New York City
#219 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $212 - $682 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 1780
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Effortless travel awaits during your visit to New York City at our Times Square Hotel, located just steps from the Theater District, Sheraton New York Times Square hotel is located between Central Park and Times Square in Manhattan's Midtown business and entertainment district. THE PERFECT NYC MEETING SPACE FOR YOUR EVENT NEEDS Providing a dedicated event staff, redesigned ballroom space and flexible meeting rooms, our NYC meeting space can make your event a total success. 60,000 sq ft of premium meeting space, 43 rooms, customized food and beverage services and more. ... more   less 
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