About YMCA West Side
When it comes to great value and convenient location, you can’t do much better than the YMCA West Side. Perfect for college students and tourists who’d rather spend their money exploring than sleeping, the dorm-style rooms come with twin beds, double beds, or bunk beds in configurations that enable 2 to 4 guests to crash at a time.
Much like a youth hostel or dorm, the bathrooms are shared and free Wi-Fi is accessible in the lobby. Complimentary YMCA membership is extended to guests for the duration of their stay, which means access to an Olympic-size swimming pool, a second recreational pool, and a fitness center. There’s even a foodie-approved eatery in the lobby, Gourmet to Go.
The YMCA West Side’s location adds to its vacation value. Located on a street lined with luxury doorman-attended apartment buildings, it’s an ideal perch from which to navigate Manhattan. Central Park is adjacent; as are a myriad of affordable street eats and sandwich shops. Around the holidays, street food enthusiasts can sample international flavors at the Columbus Circle Holiday Market.
Right around the corner from the hotel is the Time Warner Center, which houses over 60 shops and restaurants. Celebrity news junkies may even spot Beyoncé and Jay-Z who reportedly have digs in the Time Warner building.
Also around the corner is Lincoln Center, one of New York’s premiere cultural destinations. Ballet and theatre hounds, classical music lovers, and independent film buffs can catch performances and film festival screenings at one of the Center’s landmark venues.
The Columbus Circle subway stop offers five trains for moving beyond the hotel’s immediate surroundings with closest access to the shops at Rockefeller Center, Midtown’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Theatre District/Times Square.
Students and tourists traveling on a tight budget can’t go wrong with the YMCA West Side’s central location and wallet-friendly rates.
There’s a Gourmet to Go in the hotel lobby, and a world of food in the streets surrounding YMCA West Side.
YMCA West Side Location Information:
5 West 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023
1, A, B, C, D to 59th St./Columbus Circle
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