About Crowne Plaza Times Square
The Crowne Plaza Times Square, which looms over the flashing lights of Times Square, offers something rare in this commercial heart of New York City: quiet space. Height has a lot to do with it: The Crowne Plaza Times Square rises up 46 stories, which makes it among the top 20 tallest hotels in New York City. In a unique twist, the elegant, soundproofed rooms start on the 15th floor of the hotel, and therefore feel far removed from the bustle of the streets. The hotel also maximizes its perch at every angle, with ample windows and views from all rooms and suites – choose between vistas of Times Square, the Hudson River or Manhattan’s glittering cityscape.
When you’re ready to start exploring, you don’t have to go far: Crowne Plaza Times Square is within easy strolling distance of Broadway, the Theater District, Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. Walk a bit further and you’ll see more iconic sights: Central Park, the Museum of Modern Art, Bryant Park and the New York Public Library. The hotel welcomes theater-lovers: The concierge desk is skilled at nabbing hard-to-get Broadway tickets, and the Brasserie 1605 restaurant offers a nicely priced pre-theater dinner menu.
Space is at a premium in New York City, but the Crowne Plaza Times Square is generous with it: Rooms average around 330 square feet, which is just shy of the basic studio apartment in Manhattan. But the size factor really stands out in the gym, the largest in Times Square. Operated by the New York Sports Club and free for hotel guests, the fitness center features a sizable lap pool -- a unique amenity in New York hotels -- as well as a sauna. Keep an eye out for Broadway cast members; as the hotel's website boasts, this is where “fitness-minded actors and dancers live.”
The hotel’s 2008 renovation, with a price tag of $85 million, is most evident in the rooms, which are crisply handsome with dark wood, cream walls and classic lamps. The decor may be understated but the amenities aren’t: expect flat-screen TVs, gourmet coffee machines and wireless high-speed Internet here. And feel free to bring the pooch: The hotel is pet-friendly and allows dogs up to 20 pounds.
After a long day of sightseeing, slip into one of the easy chairs in the Broadway 49 Bar & Lounge, where you can enjoy a nightcap while looking out over the glowing lights of New York City.
Did you know?
The hotel’s spacious New York Sports Club has one of the largest indoor lap pools in Manhattan.
The specialty at the sleek Broadway 49 Bar & Lounge is scotch, with over 75 varieties, some aged up over 40 years.
The hotel’s central Times Square location is an obvious draw for tourists, but it also appeals to a surprisingly high number of business travelers. After all, Times Square may be New York City’s commercial crossroads, but it’s also an easy walk to office-packed Midtown, as well as most of the major subway lines. Families will appreciate the spacious rooms and sweeping views, while business travelers can let off steam in the airy, modern gym and at the cocktail bar, where bartenders know how to make a proper martini -- shaken or stirred.
Crowne Plaza Times Square Location Information:
New York, NY 10019
N, Q, R to 49th St.; A, C, E to 50th St.; 1, 2 to 50th St.
Take in the bright lights of Times Square from this graceful restaurant, which serves robust New York-style meat and fish dishes with innovative touches, like New York strip loin with a heap of “matchstick” truffle fries, and grilled salmon with barley risotto. The restaurant is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, and also offers a pre-theater three-course dinner menu ($30) from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Broadway 49 Bar & Lounge
Sample premium scotch from the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye at this sleek cocktail lounge. Scotch is the specialty, but the bartenders also get creative with the cocktails, like a Big Apple-tini and the Prohibition Cocktail, with gin, apricot brandy and the dainty garnish of a lemon peel.
Room service is available for breakfast (6 -11 am), lunch (11 am - 2 pm) and dinner (4 pm - midnight).
- 24 hour front desk
- ATM Machine
- Business Center
- Dry cleaning service
- Fitness Center
- Gift Shop
- Parking - Valet