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The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection
Ranked #175 of 478 Hotels in New York City
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Chester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Most enjoyable stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

The Algonquin Hotel has it all: good position, excellent staff and tasty food. Stayed just after Super-Storm Sandy and the staff were most welcoming. Exterior was still undergoing renovation, but this did not affect us. Lounge area was great for having a quiet drink and watching the world go by. Felt like a true hotel, with the staff joking; for example, saying that they were going to the 13th floor to check the swimming pool (there is no pool) but this made me ask - and we both laughed. Maids have been there years and love the hotel. The Algonquin is a real taste of New York!

Room Tip: Suite was large and settee which converted to a bed was very comfortable.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

The Algonquin is awesome!! The location is great, 44th Street between 5th and 6th. You can park across the street for $35.00/night (which is good for Manhattan). Back to the hotel, small elevators because they weren't there when it was built. Marble staircases easily accessible to every floor. The gym is well equipped, clean, and they have free coffee 24/7. The room and bathroom is a little small but remember how it was in 1902! The shower and sink are brand new and the pressure in the shower was much better 100 years ago. I highly recommend this hotel, as long as you can afford it. It's in a perfect location and will make you appreciate what hotels used to be like. A true historic gem!!

Room Tip: Every room has a literary quote on a placard outside the door. Noise was not an issue but I grew up...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff-Wales UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

I have stayed here on numerous occasions & it is a bit special. No great big chandeliers or razmatazz. It is what it is. A great location, with great staff and an atmosphere that is second to none. We usually stayed during the Christmas Season & it is an ideal location for shopping , sight seeing & the theatre. You could drop your bags & order afternoon tea in the lobby with a minimum of fuss. It was a guest friendly hotel in every sense of the word.If you are looking for large rooms with jacussiz, etc. It is not the place for you. But if you want a place that is vibrant enough with a serenity that is relaxing this is the one. Staff all seem to have genuine Photogenic memories & welcome you back as old friends. They always had a cabaret artist that would return season after season, and be in keeping with the surroundings. The nostalgic surroundings make it well worth a visit, even if just for afternoon tea. Why it's being marketed as Times Square I simply don't know. If you want the Algonquin & it's laid back ambience why would you want Times sq?

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MacDCardiff
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london
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52 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

You walk into a Beautiful boutigue hotel, tastefully decorated and cosy lobby/ lounge area - only to be dissapointed by the size of the bedroom albeit expensively finished.
It was very ideally located for 5th avenue - therefore great for career shoppers.
Breakfast was delicious, fresh and good quality!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GaugeLondon
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Sao Paulo, SP
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663 reviews
89 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

The Algonquin has an excellent location in New York, just a few blocks away from Broadway shows, shops and great restaurants. Although the rooms are a bit small, they are cozy and comfortable. The only negative point is the carpet, that is not really a nice option for allergic people.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RenataBiancalana
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Jackson, Mississippi
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158 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

If you like space in your hotel -- spacious lobby, big rooms, wide halls -- this hotel is not for you. But if you like being in the middle of the city, with a lobby full of soft chairs to enjoy a hot snack after a night on the town, with a very attentive staff, and cozy rooms, this is the hotel for you. Bathrooms were clean and modern; bed was very comfortable, TV screens were big, free coffee downstairs in the morning with a selection of newspapers, the heaters in the room were the best, and everytime we walked out the front door there was a cab waiting for us. For us, it was the right place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank southerntravelerms
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Baltimore, MD
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66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

As a Marriott rewards member, I decided to try this place out. I found it very nice - small room, but clean & seemed to have recently been remodeled. But, here's the thing - the new window treatments used in the rooms do not block out all angles of viewing. I was mostly in the room at night, but when I woke up one morning and people from a workplace were looking right in the room. Be careful.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection
Address: 59 W 44th St, Between Fifth & Sixth Ave, New York City, NY 10036-6613
Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#58 Green Hotel in New York City
#105 Family Hotel in New York City
#117 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#126 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#130 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 181
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection(R), is an AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel located just a block from the lights of Time Square and steps from Fifth Avenue shopping. We are one of the most distinct boutique hotels in the Midtown area thanks to our rich history and impeccable hospitality. The historic Algonquin Hotel provides the allure of New York City charm and has created a tradition of meticulous and prodigious service with more than a century of playing host to influential guests. Our guest rooms offer luxurious features and amenities, including complimentary wifi, 37-inch flat-panel TVs, backlit mirrors, iHome clock radios with an iPod docking station and Beekman 1802 bath amenities. Our Times Square hotel's dedicated staff will carefully note your individual requirements and preferences upon arrival to best attend to your needs and wishes while traveling. We also offer a prime location near the theater district on Broadway, fashionable NYC shopping destinations and endless attractions. ... more   less 
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