For theater-minded travelers, a Broadway ticket is more essential to an authentic New York experience than a ride in a yellow cab. Luckily, you don’t have to take a taxi to reach your favorite production if you book a hotel nearby.
If you wish for the convenience of proximity to major Theater District venues – for issues of mobility or time or whatever – the following hotels offer the perfect solution. They are all located a two-minute walk or less from Broadway’s most well-known theaters.
Depending on where you stay, you can easily surprise your children with a performance of Wicked at the Gershwin Theatre or hit a show sure to please theatergoers of (most) any age, like Mamma Mia! Read on to find the right hotel for your theatergoing needs.
For Workout Junkies and Talent Spotters: Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
The towering Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan offers amazing views and easy access to the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, Ambassador Theatre and Winter Garden Theatre, making it a cinch to see Chicago, Book of Mormon or Mamma Mia! The Crowne Plaza also boasts the largest gym in Times Square, where you may spot the next crop of Broadway stars working out.
For Workaholics and Allergy Sufferers: Hilton Times Square
With a location close to both the Foxwoods Theatre and the New Amsterdam Theatre, the business-oriented Hilton Times Square provides you with the perfect opportunity to reward yourself for a job well done – or the perfect escape after a stressful client meeting. Wrap up your work in the 24-hour business center, then head out for some escapist fun at a show like Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark before turning in to your hypoallergenic guestroom for a heavenly night of sniffle-free sleep.
For View Seekers: New York Marriott Marquis
Entertainment is easy to find at the soaring New York Marriott Marquis, which houses a revolving restaurant with panoramic views on its roof and a Broadway theater on the ground floor. You will also be steps away from the Minskoff Theatre, where the Tony Award–winning The Lion King has been drawing big crowds since it opened on Broadway in 1997.
For Art Deco Aficionados and People Watchers: The Milford – A Times Square New York City Hotel
An Art Deco treasure that attracts visitors from all over the globe, the Milford boasts cool architectural details, awesome people watching and a prime spot near four renowned theaters. The Milford’s proximity to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, the Majestic Theatre, the Helen Hayes Theatre and the Imperial Theatre means that you can easily check out everything from classic favorites like The Phantom of the Opera to newer hits like Rock of Ages without wandering far.
For Families: Novotel New York – Times Square
The French-owned Novotel features family-focused perks, a charming brasserie and a convenient position close to the Gershwin Theatre and the August Wilson Theatre. Kids younger than 16 can stay here for free with their parents – and get a complimentary breakfast to boot. Put the money you save into a treat for the whole family, like tickets to see a wildly popular production like Wicked, which is not only fun for younger children, but teens and, yes, parents, as well.