The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection
Lonely Planet review
It's got the lore (Dorothy Parker staged a 'round table' lunch with literary types here for 10 years beginning in 1919) and the martinis (the US$10,000.00 one comes with a diamond ring for question-poppers or bored billionaires) - the classy Algonquin is the quintessential old New York hotel. Rates are high but writers get a break on their first night!
Despite a major renovation in 2004, areas like the lobby lounge still reek of the 1920s. The 174 rooms less so - Dorothy probably didn't have free wi-fi, flat-screen TVs, New Yorker shower curtains, or access to a 24hr fitness center. All rooms have red-and-gold carpet with fleur-de-lys designs and black-and-white photos of the ornate hotel details. Rooms can feel a little cramped; suites grant you much more space. The public areas include a jaw-dropping lobby lounge (with superb woodwork and pillars, plus Asian-style murals on the walls), the dark Blue Bar, and the Oak Room (home to jazz brunches on weekends and cabaret dinners).
Our independent authors have visited The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in New York City.
Services & facilities
- Smoke-free property
- Smoke-free property (fines apply)
- American express
- Diners club
- Air-conditioned public areas
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-out
- Tour assistance
- Room service (limited hours)
- Multilingual staff
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Concierge services
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Free wired high-speed internet
- Free Wi-Fi
- Pets allowed
- Limo or town car service available
Description provided by property
Property Location With a stay at The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection, you'll be centrally located in New York, steps from International Center of Photography and minutes from Broadway. This 4-star hotel is close to Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal.
Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 181 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with cotton sheets. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities Take advantage of recreation opportunities such as a 24-hour fitness facility, or other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access and concierge services.
Dining Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Planning an event in New York? This hotel has facilities measuring 225 square feet (20 square meters), including a meeting/conference room.
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