Known as the "Crossroads of the World", Times Square is a dazzling intersection famed for its lavish neon signs, grand theaters, and pulsating crowds. Whether you're on your way to a Broadway show, a buzzing bar or one of the family-friendly restaurant that line the streets, look out for iconic structures like the Paramount Building and One Times Square – site of the celebrated New Year's Eve ball drop.
One of the art capitals of the world, Chelsea has literally hundreds of renowned galleries to explore, including the Gagosian and the Gladstone. A taste of New York life can be had at Chelsea Market, a vast warren of artisan food stalls. The High Line, an elevated promenade, offers fantastic views of this upscale neighbourhood, while the Chelsea Piers – intended destination of the Titanic – is a great Manhattan landmark.
Think "New York City" and the sights of Midtown East will spring to mind . There's the towering Art Deco splendor of the Chrysler Building, the gleaming edges of the Empire State Building, and the opulence of Grand Central – arguably the world's most famous train station. For top flight shopping, make your way to Saks Fifth Avenue, and you can even walk the corridors of power at the UN Headquarters.
Anyone visiting the Big Apple will want to explore Midtown West – this is where the razzle dazzle of Times Square is, after all. Take in a show on Broadway or, if you fancy giving your mind a workout, take a tour of the celebrated Museum of Modern Art (or MoMA). And when your tummy starts rumbling, check out the French brasseries, sushi bars and Russian eateries on Restaurant Row.
Sandwiched between the winding Hudson River and lush Central Park, Manhattan's Upper West Side is home to New York's most exclusive high-rise apartments, as well as Columbia University. The American Museum of Natural History makes it a history-buff's dream, while the Lincoln Center showcases everything from opera to jazz. A stroll around Riverside Park in full bloom is a fine way to spend a sunny day.
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"Good location,good connectivity, clean & comfy"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Jun 7, 2013
Our stay at the hotel was a pleasant experience. The front desk staff when we checked in was very helpful and facilitated a quick hassle free check in.Some others on duty at night were very matter of fact. Beds were comfortable and cleanliness was pretty satisfactory. We were surprised at the instant reponse and action when we asked for an extra set of towels. Overall good. However, the complimentary pastries, bagels and coffee offered every morning left a lot to be desired. Bagels were hard and seemed stale and there were no pastries to be seen to start with, unless we asked. Also, the hotel could do with a tea/coffee maker in the rooms. Otherwise, a good place to stay in Manhattan.
"Best deal for clean, compact stay"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Aug 19, 2012
Everything was great about the hotel. Location cannot be better. Only hitch was that the phone in the room was non functional. Otherwise it was good all the way. Small, compact room, good to come back and sleep. Clean. Bathroom fittings were superb. No wardrobe, but we managed with the space near the table. All in all, a great deal.
"An excellent choice!"
Reviewed by Dee K of "Texas" on
Jan 15, 2012
I was very pleased with my experience at Hotel St. James. The room was in great condition and clean. The concierge service was very helpful. They got us great seats for Chicago (4 rows from the stage) at a heavily discounted rate.
I cannot say enough about the location of this hotel. It is literally about 70 steps away from Times Square. There are many delis and restaurants around the hotel. Dunhill Cafe and Cranberry Cafe next door serve up some really good New York style food. Europa Cafe, around the corner, had an OUTSTANDING salad bar and great lunch choices. We could walk to Rockefeller Plaza and also to Central Park. The subway is very close.
The staff was very helpful. My flight landed at 4 am and I got to the hotel at 6 am. Although the check-in time was 3 pm they had me in a room by 8 am. The room was in the back of the hotel. I highly recommend that as you will not get the intense street sounds in the back.
Overall, a great choice. I will book there again for sure!!