by Whitney Rife
This Courtyard is situated in Midtown Manhattan near Bryant Park, Times Square and Broadway. The 32-sotry hotel houses more than 240 rooms and suites. Recently renovated guestrooms feature pillow-top mattresses, flat-screen televisions with free HBO and complimentary wireless Internet. Courtyard Cafe is an onsite restaurant that serves an American breakfast buffet. The Market sells sundries and snacks in the lobby. Complimentary coffee is also available in the lobby at all hours of the day and night. Four-legged friends can also come on the family vacation, as Courtyard welcomes them for a nominal fee.
Courtyard by Marriott hotels are located in more than 35 countries and provide all the comfort of a Marriott brand. Rooms are spacious and some hotels provide kitchens or kitchenettes, and most locations feature one on-site restaurant, swimming pools and Wi-Fi. Learn more about Courtyard by Marriott hotels.
Our Editor Loves
- Rooms with wireless Internet
- Breakfast buffet and Market
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I stayed here for 4 nights and as a Marriott rewards member (which you can apply for, for free) I got a discount each night. In terms of location this hotel is excellent as you can walk everywhere. I walked up to the Met and central park and all the way downtown on Broadway. Everything is so easy to get to from the centre and you have Bryant park at the end of the street. Around the corner is a Whole Foods which is great for picking up snacks and anything you want which you can store in the fridge in the room.
I didn't include breakfast in my stay and didn't need to given the central location. You could even pick up one of the many bagels from Whole Foods if you wish.
I had a King size bed which was sooooo comfortable, I didn't want to get up in the morning and had a great walk in shower. I've stayed in other hotels in Times Square which were much smaller and I would say given the location, the room size is great and the wardrobe and drawer space. You also have a safe and you can get ice from the lower ground floor. Staff were lovely and helpful and very welcoming. I would stay here again especially as it was easy to get to 42nd street to pick up the E train to JFK. Given I stayed here by myself I felt very safe.
Got a really good deal on this hotel in advance, so decided to try it based on its location and the reviews. We arrived very early and they happily stored our bags for us, then called me (I didn't ask them to do that, it was a nice, surprise courtesy) around 11:30am to let me know the room was ready. They went above and beyond at the front desk and the room was serviceable and clean. Sure, it was tight (King), but that's expected at a 3-star and suited our needs just fine.
The location also couldn't be beat, as it was in greater Times Square--close enough to be near the action, but far enough to not get consumed and overwhelmed by it. The subway stop was very close and everything was incredibly walkable from the hotel's front door.
Within spitting distance of the hotel, we went to Liberty Bagels for breakfast every morning (incredible!) and the Houndstooth Pub every evening for a nightcap (equally incredible!).
The only negative about the stay is very minor, but as we were checking out, the girl at the front desk said there was a $4.95 charge. When I asked for what, she said the wi-fi. We used our data the whole time and never even tried to use wi-fi. She dug her heels in and when I asked her to check so she could see for herself that it had never been used, she relented, but then treated us as if we were liars with a sneer and a very snotty goodbye; what a stark contrast to everyone else we had encountered. It ended the stay on a sour note, which was a shame.