About The Edison Hotel Times Square
A popular nightlife port-of-call during the Swing Era, the renovated and updated Edison Hotel remains a city standout today due to its ideal placement in the center of Times Square, just steps off Broadway proper and walking distance from Restaurant Row. With its historic charm and windows overlooking the Theater District, the Edison Hotel is now a destination retreat for longtime Broadway patrons and travelers looking for digs with that old New York charm.
Old Hollywood and old New York styles mingle in the lobby, notably in the Edison's marble tile floors and countertops, softly glowing 1930s light fixtures and spectacular Art Deco mosaics and murals. Guest rooms are contemporary in design, with flat-screen TVs featuring movies on demand, plush dark-chocolate hued chairs, deep-red bedding accents, marble vanities and recreated Deco lamps, which nod to the hotel's overall decor. Suites spread out with sitting rooms including pullout sofas and bathtub-shower combinations. Fitness and business centers are open downstairs for those looking to burn off a Tom Collins or get in touch with the office before heading out for the night.
The Edison itself is likely to draw you out of your room. Three on-site restaurants and bars beckon for meals and cocktails, and the storied Edison Ballroom throws open its doors at night for fine dining, dancing, people-watching and live music by world-class musicians. Just outside the hotel itself, guests will find Times Square, the Theater District, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center and even Central Park are just a walk away. Close access to the city's main subway and bus routes mean the rest of Manhattan, from the Financial District to historic Harlem, is also readily accessible.
Did you know?
The Edison is the namesake of the adjacent historic Edison Ballroom, a hot music venue from the Swing Era which has been played by acts like Count Basie and Bon Jovi.
Built in 1931, the Edison Hotel still features its characteristic Art Deco murals and details in both the lobby and guest rooms.
Multiple scenes in the famous mob film The Godfather were shot at the Edison Hotel.
Travelers looking for a departure from big chain mega-hotels and history buffs seeking a taste of old New York while still enjoying modern amenities will appreciate the Edison's stunning period art, comfortable surroundings and position right in the middle of it all. Folks in town for show-going will also be delighted with its proximity to Broadway houses -- the hotel's Cafe Edison has long been a hangout for theater patrons.
The Edison Hotel Location Information:
228 W. 47th St.
New York, NY 10036
A, C, E to 42nd St./Port Authority; 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S to Times Sq./42nd St.
A classic Italian restaurant with a sister location in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Sofia's serves up traditional Italian fare in a New York fine-dining setting. Tuck into spicy Penne all' Arrabbiata, dine on Prime Sirloin alla Boscalola (Barolo wine sauce) or get wine suggestions from Sofia's knowledgeable staff.
The Rum House
Another glamorous throwback that will make you long for flapper dresses and polished shoes, the Rum House features old-school and contemporary cocktails poured nightly at this swank bar with an exotic West Indian vibe.
A favorite of theater patrons, Cafe Edison offers a full menu of Eastern European comfort foods, earning it the nickname "The Polish Tea Room" by the Broadway set. Matzo ball soup, light fruit blintzes and classic kasha varnishkes are served alongside wine, beer and spirits.
The Edison Ballroom
A must for jazz-lovers, swing dancers and couples who relish the glamorous details of the glory days, this Art Deco ballroom offers upscale dining and dancing set to music played by some of the top musicians in the country.
Room service is not available at the Edison, but multiple on-site restaurants await downstairs, as do the late-night and 24-hour food purveyors of Times Square.
- 24 hour front desk
- Airport Transportation
- ATM Machine
- Business Center
- Dry cleaning service
- Fitness Center
- Gift Shop
- Non-Smoking Facility
- Parking - Valet