Convenient location near Times Square and most major subway lines
Spacious rooms with flat-screen TVs
Some have microwaves and mini-fridges
Outdoor pool open seasonally
Small business and fitness centers on-site
Dated decor throughout property
Daily fee for Wi-Fi
No on-site restaurant or bar
The Travel Inn is a solid budget option near Times Square. The decor and amenities are basic, though the hotel does feature on-site business and fitness centers, and an on-site pool that is open seasonally. The property feels dated, but is in the process of being renovated. Wi-Fi also requires a daily fee. Visitors looking to stay in this area of Midtown West should check The Out and Yotel for more amenities and newer facilities.
Stuffed leather couches and dark wood paneling in the lobby are just some of the details that make the hotel look dated. The hotel's common areas have seen better days, and the rooms are also worn. Some of the rooms overlook busy street traffic, while the inner rooms open onto the outdoor courtyard for a motel-like feel.
The Travel Inn is located on a busy but bland stretch of 42nd Street on Manhattan's West Side. Cop cars are parked along the street thanks to a nearby police station. The hotel is two long avenue blocks from Times Square — far away enough to avoid insane crowds, but within walking distance of seven major subway lines — and several blocks south of the heart of Hell's Kitchen, a lively neighborhood with restaurants and bars. Hudson River Park is also close by, and offers sightseeing cruises and seasonal activities like bike rentals.
Rooms at the Travel Inn are functional and spacious, but dated.
The majority of rooms at the Travel Inn feature basic furniture and bland decor. The flat-screen TVs are a notable bonus. Rooms facing the central courtyard and on the upper floors are less susceptible to noise from the street and the subway running underground. Avoid the North Tower, which requires guests to walk through a parking garage to get to the elevator. The hotel is in the middle of a renovation, and several rooms have been upgraded to a brighter, more modern look. New furniture, impressive bathrooms and better amenities, including iPod docking stations, microwaves, and mini-fridges, make these rooms more desirable.
On-site amenities are few, but the outdoor pool is a nice perk.
The Travel Inn doesn't have a ton of amenities, but a large pool in the hotel's open-air courtyard is open seasonally and is a rare find for the price. The hotel does have a business and a fitness center, but they're small and sad-looking with few machines and computer stations respectively.There is no on-site restaurant or bar, though there is a diner next door. A parking garage next door charges a moderate daily fee.