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).
Services & facilities
- Smoke-free property
- Smoke-free property (fines apply)
- American express
- Diners club
- Air-conditioned public areas
- 24-hour front desk
- Multilingual staff
- Express check-out
- Tour assistance
- Room service (limited hours)
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Valet parking
- 24-hour fitness facilities
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Pets allowed
- Free wired high-speed internet
- Free Wi-Fi
- Limo or town car service available
- Concierge services
Location. Located in central New York, The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection is within walking distance of International Center of Photography, Broadway, and Times Square. Nearby points of interest also include Rockefeller Center and Grand Central Terminal.
Hotel Features. The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves full breakfasts (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness facility. This 4-star property has a 24-hour business center and offers a meeting/conference room and limo/town car service. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This New York property has 20 square meters of event space. Concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Other property amenities at this Edwardian property include multilingual staff, express check-out, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. This is a smoke-free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in 2012.
Guestrooms. 181 air-conditioned guestrooms at The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection feature iPod docking stations and complimentary bottled water. Beds come with pillowtop mattresses and premium bedding. Bathrooms feature showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wired high-speed and wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer multi-line phones with voice mail. 32-inch flat-screen televisions have premium cable channels. Safes, blackout drapes/curtains, and hair dryers are also provided. Guests may request a turndown service, refrigerators, and microwaves. Housekeeping is available daily.