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Just a short walk from Times Square
Milford Plaza is located on 8th Avenue in the Times Square area of Midtown. The hotel shares its stretch of street with numerous shops, offices, food cart vendors, and tons of pedestrians (both tourists and business people, day and night).
Times Square is arguably New York's main attraction, especially for first-timers, and is busy around the clock. Food, souvenir shops, and sightseeing options are endless, but the sheer volume of bike and foot traffic can induce sensory overload. However, the area is served by myriad subway lines, making it a convenient base for exploring the city's sights, both on foot and via public transportation.
With 1,300 rooms and a Midtown location within walking distance of numerous sights, restaurants, shops, and businesses, the Milford Plaza attracts all types of travelers, from families to business people to international tourists. Reopened in 2012, the hotel continues to undergo renovations; a lobby, hotel bar, and shops are scheduled to open this summer, and a rooftop bar is planned for further in the future. Rooms, fortunately, are fully renovated and offer a solid value with flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and bright, city-inspired decor. The temporary lobby, however, is a bit of a mess, with long lines at check-in and check-out. Guests may appreciate the modern fitness center, with numerous cardio and weight-lifting machines, but some feel nickel-and-dimed by the daily Wi-Fi fee, and those traveling with pets must stay elsewhere.