On a recent trip to New York City, I had to spend one night in Manhattan, and I decided to book a night. Sheraton New York Times Square.
I didn’t expect it to be as luxurious as other New York residences I’ve had in the past, such as Park Hyatt New York or the nearby JW Marriott Essex House, but I was happy to try a brand that I don’t see often.
Let’s take a look at my stay experience.
Sheraton New York Times Square – Booking
For my one night stay, cash rates were best available US 220, The 46,000 Marriott Forest Fear Point has been compared to the point redemption cost. In general, depending on the season, the property seems to be in the range of 40,000 to 50,000 forest per night.
Based on our target assessment of Forest Fear Points at 0.7 cents per point (USD), paying cash in this case was a better deal than redeeming points. I chose to save my points for the future, where I could get more value out of them.
Also, the hotel charges a destination fee of US $ 30, which is added to the US $ 30 property credit from the hotel.
I Suppose the hotel gave it because they hoped that many guests would not actually use it, which, alas, happened exactly in my case. I only needed a hotel bed for the night and breakfast was included, so I didn’t have the opportunity to use my property credit.
Thus, effectively, my room was in charge US 250 Including destination fee. However, it was still a good deal compared to other suburban hotels in Manhattan, as rates were raised across the board in June and I hope it stays good in the summer.
Sheraton New York Times Square – Location
The hotel is located in 7 in an invisible building in Midtown ManhattanM Avenue and 53rd The road, a relatively central location that undoubtedly makes this hotel a popular choice.
Like other New York hotels, its midtown location keeps guests within walking distance of many of New York’s most popular attractions. Central Park is just a few blocks north, and Radio City Music is just a few blocks south.
Despite the name of the hotel, Times Square is still several blocks to the south, so the inclusion of it in the name of the hotel may be somewhat extended.
In the case of New York City, to get further around Manhattan, you have to walk the subway. Nearest subway line, 7th Avenue StationLocated just half a block north of the hotel.
The three major airports in the city are within reach of those who travel to hotels after a flight to the city. New York JFK is 35 minutes away, LaGuardia is 25 minutes away, and Newark is 30 minutes by car. Cheap but slow public transit options are also available from each airport.
Sheraton New York Times Square – Check-in
I arrived at the hotel around 9pm, and was informed that I would be staying in the traditional King Room.
No upgrades were forthcoming, and I didn’t put too much pressure on one by “suit-talking” because I just needed a place to sleep for the night. Since I would be leaving in the morning, I didn’t plan to spend too much time on the property.
The marble-clad lobby was spacious and simple. Check-in staff acknowledged my Titanium Elite status and mentioned that I had breakfast at Hudson Market Restaurant as part of my convenience.
Check-in was smooth and pleasant. Which was less smooth, however, there was a group of guests in the elevator.
In fact, the hotel was very crowded during my stay, which was to be expected at a central New York City hotel during the busiest summer of many years.
The hotel has recently undergone a soft renovation, which includes the addition of a modern touch panel outside the elevator. I pressed my floor number and the panel told me which elevator to enter.
Through the rushing crowd and after getting on my elevator, I found room number 3011 of the elevator bank on the 30th floor here.
Sheraton New York Times Square – Traditional King Room
Located at 30M On the floor, the traditional King Room is no surprise – it is a classic Manhattan base-level room, featuring standard-issue rooms and space at a premium.
The whole house is made up of a king-size bed, a small workstation and a chaise longue near the window.
The bed had a wooden headboard and with it two bedside tables, each with a round-based lamp.
The Chase Longout sat just below the window, offering a comfortable seat on which I could enjoy a coffee in the morning.
The bedside table and workstation had a USB port and power outlet. The workstation consists of a small area to the left of the dresser that extends the length of the walls at the foot of the bed.
Similar to the bedroom, the bathroom was quite small, with nice faux marble countertops and a bathtub and shower combo. Like the recently renovated hotels, the mirrors were backlit by LED lighting.
The coffee machine in the room was satisfactory. A more advanced coffee machine would certainly be appreciated, but for a Sheraton in North America, it’s about the quality you’d expect.
Overall, the room was uncomfortable, but it was exactly what I expected. I would say it was passable for a Manhattan crash pad, which I needed to have this stay, but not ambitious in any way.
Sheraton New York Times Square – Breakfast
Hotel Breakfast is served on weekdays from 6: 30-11 am and on weekends from 7-11: 30 am Hudson Market Restaurant downstairs.
Seeing how busy the travel scene has become and the high occupancy at this particular hotel, I was seen standing in line for 15 minutes to have breakfast at 9am.
After I waited, I was assigned a table and presented with a menu. I was told that the entitlement for Marriott Forest Fear Elite members is breakfast for two, and since I was eating myself, the server confirmed that I could order two portions.
I went ahead and ordered an all-American breakfast and traditional hot oatmeal. For a balanced diet, both choices were perfectly adequate, but not to be forgotten in terms of quality.
Then again, these days, perhaps the convenience of an elite breakfast at a Marriott hotel in North America is also a matter of cheering in the first place.
I have found many hotels across the continent that are looking for ways to avoid full breakfast arrangements and instead try to get away with offering a continental breakfast, so I was happy to have a full hot breakfast here this morning at Sheraton New York Times Square on the right note To start.
Sheraton New York Times Square – Other facilities
The fitness center was located at basement level and was fairly spacious for a hotel that otherwise seemed to lack class footage. In fact, the size of the fitness center is much larger than you might expect when looking at guest rooms and public areas.
The workout area runs down several hallways and has extensive equipment, including peloton bikes.
Being located in the basement, there was no view of Manhattan, but this well-equipped fitness center had more than enough equipment to accommodate the huge number of hotel guests.
A full-service Starbucks outlet is located in the main lobby, with a wide menu of simple drip coffee and specialty drinks.
There were also grab-and-go food items with some hot options. When I first arrived at my 15-minute wait for breakfast, I asked if the breakfast voucher at Starbucks was redeemable, but was told no.
Hotel bar, Library bar, There is an extensive alcoholic beverage menu, as well as a light bite and a complete dining menu. The Library Bar is open every night until 11:59 pm.
Lastly, although I haven’t finished using it, it’s worth noting that the hotel’s US $ 30 property credit can be used for Starbucks, Library Bar, Hudson Market and in-room dining.
Sheraton offered exactly what I needed at a relatively friendly price from a crash pad in the center of New York Times Square Manhattan, but it didn’t really offer anything special outside of that.
It was good to get a free breakfast in the morning as part of my titanium facility and to pad my elite worthy night balance, but in the end, I will not rush to stay in this hotel again. If I lived in New York and wanted to experience better quality accommodation, I have a long list of other hotels to choose from.
However, if I need one more in-and-out night at the right price point, especially around Midtown, I would consider returning to Sheraton based on this consistently satisfying experience.