by Amanda Geronikos
Located on the edge of Times Square, Sheraton New York Hotel Times Square offers easy access to some of the area’s most famed attractions, such as Broadway and the flagship Toys ‘R Us. It’s situated just 5 blocks from Times Square, and less than a half-mile from Central Park.
The city’s third largest hotel, it recently received a $50-million renovation that brought with it renovated public spaces and guestrooms. Guestrooms, though small, feature valued amenities such as extra storage space and several outlets for charging devices.
The hotel also offers an onsite restaurant, fitness center and a fantastic Club Level Lounge with complimentary treats and fantastic views of the city below.
Our Editor Loves
- Central location
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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The hotel's guestrooms feel small, yet they're packed with valuable amenities, such as extra storage space and outlets galore (a rarity at many hotels). They also include coffeemakers, mini-bars, bathrobes and bathrooms with shower/tub combos. Cribs are available upon request and complimentary; rollaway beds are not offered.
Traditional Guest Room
This room is equipped with one king or one queen bed with a sofa bed, or two double beds with a table or lounge chair. It can comfortably sleep four people.
Superior Guest Room
These rooms offer one king or two double beds, and are located on the hotel's upper floors for peace and quiet and excellent views of the city.
Sheraton Club Room
Guests of these rooms receive the works: complimentary Wi-Fi and access to the hotel's exclusive Club Level Lounge, where you'll enjoy breakfast, hors d'oeuvres and desserts -- all included in your rate. Club Rooms have one king or two double beds.
The Executive Suites offer plenty of space for families to spread out, and feature a separate bedroom with a king bed and a living area with a sofa bed. There's also a small dining area and a spacious bathroom with double sinks, and a separate tub and shower.
One-Bedroom Parlor Suite
This unit has one bedroom with a king bed, plus pull-down Murphy beds for children. It can connect to a room with a king bed or two doubles for extended family or friends.
Accessible via a private walkway, the Presidential Suite has two bedrooms (one with a king, another with two doubles) and three bathrooms, plus a full kitchen (wine fridge included), bar and dining area. The best feature, however, is the view of 7th Avenue. This room sleeps six (or more with a rollaway bed or crib).
The Penthouse Suite is a bi-level unit that might as well be a house! The first level has a kitchen, bar, living area, dining area, bathroom and bedroom with two double beds. The second level houses another room with a king bed, plus office space, a giant bathroom with added features and views of Central Park.
My wife and I went to NY to celebrate 46 years of marriage. We loved the hotel. The location was great and convenient to all the places we wanted to see. The fitness center was fantastic.the next time we go to NY we will stay at the Sheraton. Thanks for a great weekend
Muhammad Ramzan in the lounge was top notch! Always friendly, eager to help and with a smile. Housekeeper Armenta is super special, too. She's sweet as pie and always does the room up really good!
WiFi only works when it wants to and the phones inside the rooms are cordless, but do not work properly. They won't let you hang up, or use the speaker feature.
Sometimes they turn the lights on in the lounge really bright at night - which ruins any type of ambiance, but REMI next door has a fantastic bar with amazing ambiance.
The hotel doesn't offer any onsite activities, per se, with the assumption that most families are taking advantage of the city! That's why it offers packages that combine attraction tickets and accommodations. For example, packages have included a Hunger Games Package, with overnight accommodations (plus a room upgrade upon availability), complimentary Wi-Fi, and tickets to The Hunger Games: The Exhibition.
Hudson Market Bistro
The Hudson Market Bistro, located onsite, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual setting that's perfect for families. Breakfast includes omelettes and pancakes, while lunch and dinner deliver an extensive menu of salads, sandwiches, brick-oven pizzas and full entrees. There's also a kids' menu with pizza, chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese and the like.
The Lobby Lounge is surrounded by plenty of cushy chairs and cozy loungers. Order a drink and some appetizers for the kids. This spot is convenient when you're waiting to check in, or when you're in search of a nightcap.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Wi-Fi is available at the hotel for a daily fee of $14.95, unless you're staying in a Club Level Room or you're a Starwood Preferred Guest (sign up -- it's free). Wi-Fi is free in the lobby.
The hotel's gym spans 4,000 square feet and offers cardio machines, free weights and other strength training equipment. It's open 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily. Access is $10 per day, or you can pay $20 to use it throughout your stay.
Check-in is at 3 p.m. and check-out is at noon.
The Art of Smart Timing
The hotel is busy year-round, but you can actually find the best rates in the week following Thanksgiving, or in January and February, after all of the holiday events.
Opt to fly into John F. Kennedy or Newark International Airports, both located about an hour from the hotel (considering traffic).
Valet parking is available at the hotel for $70 per day, so leave your car and utilize the city's public transportation. There are several subway stops a short walk from the hotel, and Times Square is just 5 blocks away. Central Park is less than a half-mile away, too.
For Mom and Dad
Head downstairs for the Sheraton Select Social Hour, where you'll enjoy $5 wine and craft beer pours.