by Lissa Poirot
Courtyard New York Manhattan/Central Park is one of two hotels located within the tallest hotel building in New York City. The hotel, which opened in late-2013, features public spaces and rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that provide views of Times Square and Broadway.
The other hotel in this building is the Residence Inn. Guests share a lobby check-in, a fitness center on the 35th floor, and a fourth floor lounge, where a Bistro Bar serves breakfast and light bites throughout the day. They also share the many nooks and couches found throughout the lobby, armed with electrical outlets so families can stay connected while traveling. Guests of each hotel have different elevators from the shared lobby. Those riding to floors on the Courtyard side will find a color palette of warm reds and oranges, while guests on the Residence Inn’s side will find a soothing collection of blues and whites.
Both properties provide kitchenettes in the rooms, with refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers and all the tools for cooking and dining. On the Courtyard side, room options are King, Queen, or 2 Double, and it’s the only one of the two that has adjacent rooms with a separate foyer connecting a king to two doubles for a family option.
For more information, visit Courtyard by Marriott.
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- Fabulous views of Times Square or Central Park
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All rooms are outfitted with kitchenettes with microwaves, small refrigerators and dishwashers, as well as cooking and eating utensils and wares. Cribs are permitted in select rooms, but rollaway beds are not available.
This room has one king bed, and offers views of the city, Broadway or Times Square. Cribs are permitted in the rooms with views of Times Square and Broadway, sleeping a maximum of three.
This room has one queen bed, and has city views only. Cribs are not permitted in this room, so it's best for couples or single travelers.
Best for families, this room has two double beds and features city views. It sleeps a maximum of four guests; cribs are not permitted.
Note: To see Central Park or the Hudson River, you'll need to go to the Residence Inn.
I stayed here for a 4 night city break with family. It’s basic but it’s clean, great value, really convenient for downtown Manhattan (which is much quieter) but still only 15 mins on the Metro to Times Square.
Photo is the view when you walk out of reception!
Very nice hotel. Staff very attentive beautiful view from the work out room on the 36th floor Breakfast was not included even though I’m a platinum member Room was ok located 5 blocks from Central Park and walking distance to time square
The hotel does not provide activities or amenities for families, expecting guests to spend a great deal of time exploring New York City. The hotel is within steps of Central Park, Times Square and Broadway.
Only guests of the Residence Inn receive a complimentary breakfast, but guests of the Courtyard by Marriott can find breakfast, as well as light bites throughout the day, at the Bistro Bar. This fourth floor lounge morphs into a bar at night and is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. A small market with grab-and-go items is located next to the lobby.
The hotel does not provide other dining options, but is steps from restaurants of all price points, including the nearby Carmine's Restaurant for pizza and Italian, Baja Fresh for quick Mexican food, and a Smith & Wollensky steakhouse.
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Guests of the Courtyard by Marriott receive complimentary Wi-Fi and daily hot breakfast.
Coin-operated laundry facilities are open 24/7.
The hotel is pet-friendly.
The hotel has a fitness center on the 35th floor.
The Art of Smart Timing
New York City is a year-round vacation destination; there isn't any time of year that isn't a good time to go. However, the holiday season is peak season, and this hotel's views of Times Square will make it especially popular around New Year's Eve. For the best selection, visit when big events are not taking place in the city.
Arriving in the city by train, Grand Central and Penn Station are both a mile from the hotel, so a taxi is inexpensive.
The hotel is located near Central Park and Times Square, making it easy to walk and enjoy the city. It's also next to the subway, Red, E, B and D lines. If you drive to the property, valet parking and self-parking offsite are available for $55 per day ($65 for oversized vehicles).
For Mom and Dad
Check out the art installations around the hotel, created by William DeBilzan. The artist incorporated textiles into his pieces, using fabric to pay homage to the owner's beginnings in textiles. The colors of his pieces change per hotel side, as well.