by Lissa Poirot
Just as roaming the streets of Manhattan is filled with colorful characters, honking horns, bright lights and lots of energy, so, too, is the world of the New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Instead of Time Square’s bright lights and billboards, New York-New York has flashing lights of the casino and its own billboards covering its walls. Instead of the honks of taxis speeding by, there are screams coming from the roller coaster whizzing past, in and out of the hotel. Delis, New York steakhouses, city-styled shows- New York-New York tries hard to make its guests feel like they are in the Big Apple, which can be both a good and a bad thing. If you’re looking for high energy and a taste of city life when visiting Vegas, this is the place for you. If you’re hoping for a little more tranquility and luxury, you may want to keep looking.
Our Editor Loves
- Roller coasters and arcades
- Hershey's Chocolate World
- Rooms to accommodate five
- Theme Park
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
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All rooms at New York-New York feature flat-screen TVs, granite bathrooms and Internet access, which is included with the daily resort fee. Connecting and adjoining rooms can be requested, and up to five guests can sleep in one room with two queen beds and a rollaway bed or crib (fees may apply).
Rooms at New York-New York begin with the Park Avenue traditional style room, with one king or two queen beds in a 350-square-foot space.
Slightly larger than the traditional rooms, the Madison Avenue rooms are 400 square feet with one king or two queen beds.
These suites are not best for families, as they are outfitted with one king bed and a large in-room spa Whirlpool tub.
Seven hundred square feet in size, these deluxe suites are larger spa suites with one king bed, a spa whirlpool tub, a dining area and a mini-fridge.
These large suites range from 700 to 800 square feet and offer two queen beds, two TVs, a mini-fridge and a sitting and dining area.
One-Bedroom Luxury Suite
The resort's One-Bedroom Luxury Suites were renovated in 2015 and are modern in style and worth the splurge just for the new dÃƒÂ©cor. Bedrooms feature one king bed, while the seating area provides living and dining space with a mini-fridge.
The Penthouses are the top accommodations, with 1,100-plus square feet of space, one king bed, a DVD player, mini-fridge and more.
Big Apple Coaster & Arcade
Most people who think of New York-New York think of its Big Apple Coaster that runs through the inside and outside of the hotel, with screams of riders heard from the Las Vegas Strip. Riders must be 54 inches or taller to ride and can purchase individual tickets or passes for the full day. A Family Fun Flight for Four is available for four people and includes four ride tickets and two souvenir photos. An arcade is connected to the entrance, which is open from 8 a.m. to midnight. Rides are available beginning at 10:30 a.m. on weekends and 11 a.m. on weekdays.
Hershey's Chocolate World Las Vegas
This two-story destination store is connected to the resort, with its own entrance onto the Las Vegas Strip. Unique Hershey's chocolate experiences, characters and freshly made treats are available in this can't-miss experience reminiscent of the Times Square location.
The resort's pool is one large space surrounded by statues and fountains. Guests can rent cabanas or sit in patio chairs or the wet deck, within the water. The pool is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
48th and Crepe
Grab a delicious crepe for breakfast, lunch or dinner, or as a special treat at this quick bite eatery. You'll also find Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, waffles and more sweet pastries. The restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
This 24-hour restaurant features American food from across the nation. It boasts "coast to coast" food and beverages under one very American setting. As a 24-hour restaurant, breakfast, lunch and dinner can be found here.
Chin Chin CafÃƒÂ© & Sushi Bar
New York City is known for its Chinese food in Chinatown, and the resort caters to your cravings with a restaurant serving traditional dishes and pan-Asian specialties. Exhibition kitchens entertain as you watch food being prepared, including fresh sushi. The restaurant features a breakfast buffet, lunch, dinner and late-night sushi. It is open from 7 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, and until 1 a.m. on weekends.
What would New York be without a classic New York-style steakhouse? Gallagher's Manhattan location has been serving up dry-aged beef since 1927, and guests of New York-New York can sample its menu at this restaurant. Seafood dishes are also available. The restaurant is open for dinners only, beginning at 4 p.m. daily. Reservations are highly recommended.
Gonzalez Y Gonzalez
Get your Southwestern fix at this spicy restaurant serving meals from south of the border and the American Southwest. The bar becomes very lively at happy hour and on weekends when a DJ spins tunes, but is open for lunch and dinner daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana Bakery & CafÃƒÂ©
Italian fare is a staple of New York, and this Italian restaurant features authentic regional recipes and favorites. You'll also find sandwiches, salads and pastries here. The bakery is open daily beginning at 6 a.m., and the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, from 7:30 a.m. to midnight.
Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs
Of course it wouldn't feel like New York without New York's famous hot dogs by Coney Island's Nathan's Hot Dogs. The grab-and-go spot also offers New York-style pizza. Nathan's can be found at the Arcade and on the Mezzanine, and is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and until midnight Friday through Sunday.
New York Pizzeria
Grab a slice of New York-style pizza, or a whole pie! The pizzeria offers salads, calzones, stromboli and other favorites from 10 a.m. until 1 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and until 4 a.m. Friday through Sunday.
Nine Fine Irishmen
This Irish bar is also a place to enjoy traditional Irish fare. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, with the bar becoming a bit more lively during the evening. Reservations are highly recommended. It is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
The popular Shake Shack features homemade milkshakes, frozen custard and the delicious ShackBurger. This place is so busy, you may have to go early to beat the crowds. The restaurant is open for lunch through late night, from 11 a.m. to midnight, Sunday through Thursday, and until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Tom's Urban is a unique restaurant concept open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining with a twist. Dishes include Truffled Main Lobster Roll and Hangover Slopper. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Reservations are recommended.
Village Street Eateries
A traditional food court with an untraditional twist of looking like a Greenwich Village-style neighborhood, you'll find Village eateries like deli sandwiches, New York-style pizza, and burgers at Broadway Burger Bar. Village Eateries is open from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. daily, with the burger bar open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weeknights and midnight on weekends.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Coffeemakers are not offered in the rooms, and to get coffee, guests will need to visit one of the hotel coffee shops.
Daily Resort Fee
Like most Las Vegas resorts, New York-New York charges a daily resort fee to cover Internet service, parking and pool towels. The fee is about $33 per day.
Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at 11 a.m.
The Art of Smart Timing
Las Vegas is a year-round vacation destination, although the summer months get especially hot due to its desert location. For the best weather, fall and spring are best, and most attractions are operating at full hours during these times.
New York-New York is minutes from the McCarran International Airport, and a Las Vegas hotel shuttle will take passengers to various resorts for a small fee.
The hotel is located on the Las Vegas Strip and is just minutes from the airport. If staying on the Strip for attractions and dining, you won't need a car. Rent a car if you'd like to go on excursions outside of the city. The hotel provides a car rental agency, and free self and valet parking.
For Mom and Dad
New York-New York's Cirque du Soleil show, Zumanity, is a provocative show that is meant for adults only. The cabaret/burlesque-style showed is offered twice a night on Tuesday through Saturday nights. The hotel's spa is also an option for parents, with facials, manicures, pedicures, massages, tanning and more on offer.