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Review Summary


  • Central location in the heart of midtown Manhattan
  • Quiet rooms with 42-inch flat-screen TVs and iPod docks
  • American restaurant Butter run by Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Free morning coffee and tea in the lobby
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout


  • Little storage space in rooms
  • No bathtubs
  • No in-room coffeemakers (but available on request)
  • Standard Deluxe Single Rooms are on the small side, at 200 square feet

Bottom Line

The Cassa Hotel 45th Street New York is a basic, mid-range hotel with 165 quiet, comfortable rooms -- available at rates that are generally rather moderate for the super-central midtown Manhattan location. Decor can feel semi-corporate, but rooms feature flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, free Wi-Fi, and modern all-white bathrooms with rainfall showerheads. Cassa's on-site restaurant, Butter, is helmed by Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli. For a hotel with Old World appeal, travelers could consider the historic Algonquin around the corner, though rates are typically higher.

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A simple, but stylish atmosphere and decent rooms

The simple, stylish lobby includes a bubble glass chandelier, beverage station, and two large pieces of abstract art

Cassa is primarily a business hotel, with small but comfortable and attractive rooms. A great location in midtown Manhattan, though, means the hotel is convenient for leisure travelers as well -- it’s close to Bryant Park, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Central Park, Grand Central Terminal, and plenty of subway stops. The ground-floor lobby is modern and semi-trendy, with a sleek gray, black, and white color scheme; a bubble glass chandelier, and two large pieces of abstract art on the white walls. Across from the front desk is a beverage station, where coffee and tea is available for free in the mornings. The hotel's American restaurant, Butter, is visible through glass wall in the lobby. The tenth floor of the hotel features a lounge with an outdoor terrace, perfect for cocktail receptions or other small functions. 


Extremely convenient location between Grand Central Terminal and Times Square to the east and west and between Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park to the north and south

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Compared to the crowded sidewalks, neon lights, and commercial storefronts Midtown West is known for, the hotel's block is relatively calm. It's just two blocks from Times Square, and three blocks from Grand Central Terminal. Right around the corner are a few famous hotels: the Algonquin, the Iroquois, and the Mansfield. Nearby are the Museum of Modern Art, the famous Fifth Avenue shopping district, Times Square and the Theater District, and Bryant Park and the New York Public Library. Other attractions within short walking distance include Rockefeller Center, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, and Central Park.

  • Within a few blocks of 16 subway lines: the B, D, F, M, and 7 at Bryant Park;  the 1, 2, 3, N, R, Q, and 7 at Times Square; and the 4, 5, 6, 7, and S at Grand Central
  • Six-minute walk to Times Square
  • Eight-minute walk to Rockefeller Center
  • 10-minute walk to Grand Central Terminal
  • 10-minute walk to the Museum of Modern Art
  • 15-minute walk to (straight up Sixth Avenue) to Central Park
  • 16-minute walk to the Empire State Building

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Functional and quiet rooms with modern amenities

The Petite Single Room incorporates modern, understated decor with high-tech amenities and sleek bathrooms

The eight room types range in size from the 200-square-foot Deluxe Single Room to the multi-room Cassa Suite. All rooms are modern, understated, and comfortable. The all-white bathrooms are very sleek, with Neil George toiletries, marble-topped vanities, and large rainfall showers. In-room amenities include 42-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, USB ports, mini-fridges, safes, and free Wi-Fi. Coffeemakers are available on request. The rooms get lots natural light and are very quiet -- impressive on both counts, considering that the hotel is surrounded by tall buildings and is close to Times Square. Adjoining rooms connected through a small shared hall (with its own access card) are available.

Rooms and Rates


A sleek American restaurant, 24-hour fitness center, and free Wi-Fi

Butter, the hotel’s American restaurant from Executive Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, serves a continental breakfast buffet and is open for lunch and dinner

A continental breakfast buffet is served (for a fee) at Butter, the hotel's sleek basement-level American restaurant (free coffee and tea are available each morning in the lobby). Run by Executive Chef and Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli, Butter is open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. Pets under 25 pounds are welcome. 


Key Features
Fitness Center
Pets Allowed
Hotel Services
Dry Cleaning
Room Service
Pets Allowed
Family Services
Kids Allowed
Things to Do
Fitness Center
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
70 West 45th St, New York City, New York 10036, United States
Phone (212) 302-8700
Also Known As
  • Cassa Hotel and Residences
Room Types
  • Cassa Family Room/2 Separate Bedrooms
  • Cassa Suite
  • Deluxe Room
  • Executive Room
  • Junior Suite
  • My Cassa Suite
  • Standard Room