HIGHLIGHTS: Hilton Times Square, New York City
This was an average experience. Highlights include the spacious, nice lobby with plenty of beautiful views of the city, and the convenience of being in Times Square (if you’re into that). With no real amenities or Diamond benefits/upgrade, it’s a pass for me next time. I paid for this with a Spend A Night On Us Certificate from my last Hilton Grand Vacation stay, so I was able to pay just $25 taxes on the Sunday night, instead of nearly $200!
My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting.
- Hotel Space / Ambiance
- Food & Drink
LOBBY & CHECK-IN
Enter off 42nd via the big Hilton sign, next to Dave & Busters and a ticket purchase kiosk, and take the elevators up to the Lobby floor. Unfortunately, one elevator was down during my stay, making it a slight inconvenience with all the other people to trudge up and down. Check-in was bland as no upgrades were available, but the availability of a essentials store to the right of check in was nice. Lobby as mentioned was large, with plenty of seating, as well as well-lit with all the windows letting in plenty of light and beautiful views.
This was a basic room, with a nice lounge chair. Nice view of the city. No upgrades were available for me during my stay, so that was not ideal.
HOTEL SPACE / AMBIANCE
I noticed a lot of groups of young professionals, as well as older people in small groups. The ambiance was bustling with people going to and fro, even at all hours of the day. Perks of being in Times Square!
FOOD & DRINK
I checked out the breakfast in the morning, which was just satisfactory. You can expect your basic breakfast with fruits, eggs, breakfast meats, cereals, etc. I did see a sign at the food serving area saying they will make fresh egg dishes for you on request, however as they did not inform me about this as I sat down (which they should) I was not able to take advantage of it. I did not notice others with omelets or the like as well.
Plenty of machines and cardio available for guests, as well as a large free weight area. I spent much of my time walking around and wasn’t able to make it to the fitness center unfortunately.
I probably would not have stayed here if not for the Spend A Night On Us Certificate from my last Hilton Grand Vacation stay covering up to $200 from any specific Hilton. Another hotel to check off on my Manhattan visits! Several more Hiltons available – I’ll be sure to try those next time. Easy access to Broadway, convenient to Times Square, but that’s about it.
There are a couple food halls within walking distance of Hilton New York Times Square and I was able to get some great food as well as dollar pizza nearby. Always a treat for me to explore new food and enjoy new places. I checked out a delicious peanut butter and bacon burger at City Kitchen as well as some sushi.
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