Hotels Near Times Square, NYC: 5 Exciting Options

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What makes a New York City getaway even better? Staying in one of the coolest hotels near Times Square, NYC, of course. 

Read on to check out five of our favorite choices — or connect with Fora to plan and book your trip with personalized recommendations from actual travel pros, plus VIP hotel perks and more exciting extras all meant to level up your trip.

First, is it a good idea to stay in Times Square?

It’s a fair question, and one with a different answer depending on your preferences. 

As arguably the most visited landmark in New York City, staying in a hotel near Times Square, NYC may not be the best choice for travelers hoping to avoid crowds. If that’s you, maybe other hotels in Downtown NYC make more sense.

On the other hand, staying near Times Square is an awesome experience. You can really feel the pulse of the city here whether you’re simply taking in the sights (check out our local’s guide to New York City), sampling the city’s extensive gastronomy or dancing the night away at New York’s hottest club.

5 exciting hotels near Times Square, NYC

Ready to explore some of our favorite hotels near Times Square, NYC? Keep on reading!

Or: plan and book your trip with Fora for tailored recs and access to sweet hotel perks. (Need travel inspiration first? Check out our 5-day New York City itinerary.) 

1. Hyatt Centric Times Square New York: a lavish hotel near many of NYC’s top attractions

Not even a block away from the center of Times Square, Hyatt Centric offers travelers premium access to top NYC attractions and plush accommodations. The decor is probably simpler than what you might expect from a four-star luxury hotel — however, the location and value are top notch. 

Also within easy walking distance of Hyatt Centric: Radio City Music Hall, The Museum of Modern Art (a.k.a. MoMA), Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park among plenty of others (you know, a ton of NYC must-sees).

Fora Perks at Hyatt Centric Times Square New York:

  • $50 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in whenever possible.

2. The Knickerbocker Hotel: an elegant & storied hotel in Times Square, NYC

Interested in hotels near Times Square with history and culture? How about one that's sleek and contemporary on the inside, and a timeless classic on the outside? The Knickerbocker Hotel is one of Times Square’s oldest (and most gorgeous) towers. 

Despite opening as a hotel in the early 1900s, for the better part of the last 100 years The Knickerbocker served in a variety of very different roles until it was reopened as a hotel in 2015. But this simply adds to the hotel’s cool setting and unique history. 

Don’t let The Knickerbocker’s Beaux-Arts façade fool you, though. Inside you’ll find a sophisticated new-age style that, while still sourcing inspiration from its 20th-century roots, feels inherently new. 

Connect with Fora for more intel on The Knickerbocker Hotel, and to plan and book your stay.

3. InterContinental New York Times Square, an IHG Hotel: a classy Midtown hotel bordering the Theater District

Image courtesy of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

Not to be confused with its sister hotel a few blocks over with a very similar name, InterContinental New York Times Square (it’s a mouthful) greets guests with opulent common spaces and exceptionally spacious rooms. The hotel does have a bit of a minimalist theme in terms of its looks, but guests can expect nothing short of lavish amenities and top-tier service.

(Spending a full week in NYC? Our 7-day New York City itinerary has ideas and tips!)

Fora Perks at InterContinental New York Times Square:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & guaranteed late check-out.

4. The Chatwal - The Unbound Collection by Hyatt: a ritzy hotel near Times Square NYC

Mere steps away from the Military Island plaza in Times Square, The Chatwal is housed in a historic Art Deco tower that offers a slightly more eloquent visit than its Hyatt Centric sibling. Fewer rooms ensures a more intimate stay while a butler service ensures guests’ needs are swiftly and thoroughly met. 

Connect with Fora to level up your stay at The Chatwal with A+ perks and other extras.

Fora Perks at The Chatwal:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

5. Renaissance New York Times Square: a fun and stylish hotel that celebrates the city’s artful culture

Right away, Renaissance establishes itself as one of the more unique hotels near Times Square, NYC. Here, subtle glamor meets blends with traditional New York styles for an inherently distinct vibe. 

Guests have plenty of room to spread out and get comfy while enjoying electric views of Times Square from private terraces or bay windows. Best of all, the hotel quite literally opens up to the northern plaza of Times Square so location-wise, it doesn’t get much better. 

Need more recs for hotels near Times Square, NYC? Connect with Fora for tailored recs

Ultimately, this is only a small sample of all the great hotels near Times Square, NYC (there are tons of great options!). Connect with Fora to plan and book your trip, and we’ll hook you up with tailored hotel recs that meet your unique tastes and preferences (plus fun ideas for things to do in New York City).

Or maybe you’re not sure that New York is the right destination for your next vacation? Check out the guides below for more travel inspiration, too:

This article has been fact-checked by Pro Fora Advisor Nicole Canal, an expert on travel to New York City.

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