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The best hotels near Times Square transport you away from the bright lights, big city with stately accommodations, impeccable customer service and amenities that offer all the comforts of home — and then some. Escape the chaos at one of these top New York City hotels.
While it's not directly in Times Square, the closest Forbes Travel Guide star-rated hotel to Times Square is The New York Palace. You'll receive fantastic service and spacious accommodations with stylish furnishings and a bathroom with marble and granite flooring stocked with Molton Brown products and porcelain sinks and tubs. Though it’s a bit of a walk to the lights and sounds of Times Square from the Four-Star hotel, you’ll pass loads of shops and attractions on the way including Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and more.
If you’re looking for a respite in the midst of one of the busiest — and most legendary — places in the city, The Westin New York at Times Square is more like an urban wellness retreat than it is a hotel. With the hotel’s signature Heavenly Bed & Bath line in your room, a good night’s sleep is almost a guarantee. Those really looking to chill out can book one of the Spa-Inspired guest rooms, which feature aromatherapy air diffusers, a Kinjoy Shiatusu massage chair and a variety of soothing tunes to help put a little Zen into your trip. For the ultimate experience (that just might keep you in the hotel), book the Renewal Suite, which boasts a bamboo-floored exercise space, Chromatherapy whirlpool bath, fresh flowers (lotus, orchids, white roses) throughout, plush cashmere robes and slippers and (the best part), your own personal host — or shall we say, butler.
From the lobby (home to the fashionable Living Room Bar) to the recently renovated guest rooms, the W New York Times Square is as vibrant and unique as its location. With accommodations such as The Wonderful Room (which has a floor-to-ceiling headboard) and the electric blue Fantastic Suite with its metallic plane, there’s definitely an Alice and Wonderland vibe at this Times Square hotel. If your surroundings aren’t enough to keep you captivated, the views of Times Square below surely will. You won’t find a Bliss Spa at this W location, but you will have access to its signature spa products which grace your bathroom sink. If you’re in need of a little sustenance before navigating the chaos outside the hotel, Blue Fin restaurant offers a variety of sumptuous sushi and seafood selections — as well as carnivore friendly dishes — such as the spicy shrimp and big-eye tuna roll and the hand-selected seasonal seafood tower.
If you’re looking for a fashionable place to stay in the Times Square area, it’s The Muse Hotel New York. The boutique property recently went through a multi-million dollar renovation which includes chic design elements such as a dual-sided fireplace and whimsical forest of trees in the lobby. Aside from the aesthetic of the space, our editor’s loved the hotel’s unique “Forgot It? We’ve Got It!” amenity, which takes care of those little details you may have left behind (from fashion tape to a curling iron), as well as the “Mind. Body. Spa.” program for its in-room yoga and spa services. Grab a bite in NIOS, the hotel’s restaurant serving a variety of seasonal American small plates and creative cocktails — but don’t miss out on the hosted wine hour taking place in the lobby every evening. Not a bad way to kick off a night out in our opinion.