by Amanda Geronikos
Cassa Times Square Hotel occupies a fairly quiet street in Hell’s Kitchen, seemingly removed from the hustle and bustle of New York City. Yet, it’s within easy walking distance of Times Square, a 7-minute walk from a subway stop, and close to three major transportation hubs: Penn Station, Port Authority and the Lincoln Tunnel.
Opened in 2014, the deluxe property offers both hotel rooms (on the first four floors) and residences (floors 5 to 12). The hotel’s simplistic rooms are packed with valued amenities for families, namely outlets (several!), iPads and complimentary Wi-Fi and on-demand movies.
Perhaps the hotel’s best feature, however, is its kindhearted staff. Guests are warmly greeted by everyone at the hotel — particularly the doorman and front desk personnel — who kindly welcome guests to fruit-infused water, hot tea and fresh fruit, and provide suggestions for excursions in the Big Apple.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Quiet location
- Rooftop Garden Terrace
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
Find the Best Price for Your Stay
Cassa Times Square has just 86 guestrooms and suites -- a quiet, intimate setting that's perfect for families. Guestrooms feature a chic, minimalist style, yet they're packed with amenities -- multiple outlets, iPads, free Wi-Fi, bathrobes, coffeemakers, mini-bars (no alcohol), umbrellas and 48-inch, flat-screen TVs with complimentary, on-demand movies (a nice feature for kids after a busy day in the city). Guestrooms are also equipped with the usual suspects: irons and ironing boards, safes, hairdryers and alarm clocks.
Connecting rooms, cribs and rollaway beds are available with advance request; there is $35-per-night charge for the rollaways. Many rooms offer shower/tub combinations, though you should be sure to request when booking your stay.
This room has one king bed. You can order a rollaway bed or crib to this room, though it may be a tight fit.
This room has two full beds. You can rent a rollway bed or crib to sleep a fifth person.
This room has two queen beds and is the best basic option for families. You can rent a rollaway bed or club to sleep a fifth person.
The Hepburn Suite is very spacious, with one king bed and a living area that has a sofa; there isn't a separate bedroom. You can potentially sleep four in this room if you rent two rollaway beds.
This suite has a separate bedroom with a king bed, providing some privacy for parents. You can potentially sleep four people if you order two rollaways or cribs.
Best place/space/service and amenities.
In a time where rooms are more expensive for less space...here you get a true room for a great price.
And shout out to JESSY who has ALWAYS been welcoming, gracious and helpful during our stays here. She is a gem and hope you get to meet her as well during your stay!
Pros - check in efficient and friendly. Room is a good size and reasonably clean. Shower was very good but bathroom small. 10 min walk to broadway and Times Square and good all round central location. Breakfast included in price was good. Good lift service.
Cons- No signage, hard to spot. No luggage storage but sent 2 blocks to pay 16 dollars for 2 hours. Wooden utensils in breakfast area.
Good hotel overall but will not return due to luggage storage issue
Rooftop Garden Terrace
After exploring the Empire State Building, Central Park and Broadway, head to the hotel's rooftop garden terrace for relaxation and city views. In the summertime, croquet and other games are often hosted -- perfect for kids. There's also a hot tub.
The hotel rolls out a wagon with toys and trinkets for young children; inquire about this at check-in.
The hotel doesn't have an onsite restaurant currently, but it partners with HK CafÃ© next door to offer guests room service and a 10-percent discount on meals at the restaurant. HK CafÃ© serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with brunch on weekends.
As of 2015, plans for a hotel bar and restaurant are in the works.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
EVA - Exclusive VIP Amenities
When you book your stay via the hotel's website, you'll enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine or Champagne, early check-in and late check-out, and a free room upgrade (upon availability).
Fresh fruit, as well as fruit-infused water and hot tea, are available in the lobby.
Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.
The hotel provides laundry and dry-cleaning services for a fee.
The hotel has a 1,000-square-foot fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment, plus free weights. It is open 24 hours.
The Art of Smart Timing
New York City and Cassa Times Square are busy no matter the season, but you can enjoy the lowest rates during the months of January and February.
If flying to New York City, you can opt to fly into John F. Kennedy (JFK) or Newark (EWR) International Airports. You might also consider using Amtrak, which stops at Penn Station and puts you a short walk from the hotel.
Valet parking is available upon request, though it's easier to self-park considering the parking garage is right next to the hotel. Parking costs $55 per night.
For Mom and Dad
Take a bottle of wine up to the Rooftop Garden Terrace and relax in the hot tub, or head to HK CafÃ© dinner and drinks. Other restaurants worth considering are Mercado (Italian), and Bea, which serves handcrafted cocktails and small plates.