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Summary


Pros

  • Five-minute walk to the heart of Times Square
  • Refurbished rooms have flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers
  • Free breakfast and coffee
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Three to five blocks from 11 subway lines

Cons

  • No fitness center or on-site restaurant
  • Small breakfast area can get crowded
  • Small rooms
  • Few in-room refrigerators

Bottom Line

Though the 78 guest rooms are cramped, they have comfortable beds (either one king or two doubles), coffeemakers, and LG flat-screen TVs; they're also more attractive than the drab hotel lobby would let on. Across from a large parking deck, the hotel's high-trafficked location is noisy and charmless, but Times Square, the Theater District, and Bryant Park are all short walks away. The location and a free breakfast spread (which reportedly runs out quickly) are the main draws. The Comfort Inn is fine for the price, but first compare rates to the Econo Lodge Times Square, another value hotel in Midtown West. 

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Scene

A few-frills tourist hotel in Midtown West

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The lobby lacks any decor beyond dark upholstered waiting-room furniture and beige brick-patterned tile flooring. But the 78 rooms -- while quite small -- have more visual appeal than the lobby would lead one to believe, with dark-wood-veneer furnishings, blue and green bed runners, and framed black-and-white rose prints. They also feature such solid amenities as flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, iPod docks, and coffeemakers.

Location

Close to Times Square, but even closer to the Port Authority Bus Depot; it's convenient, but not very pretty

Map of Comfort Inn Times Square South

The Comfort Inn Times Square is a bit of a walk from the dazzling marquees of Times Square; it's on a treeless block studded with parking lots and clothing stores, as well as a notoriously noisy nightclub. But if you walk just five minutes, you'll end up in the heat of the action.

Though once seedy, Times Square was reborn in the mid-'90s as a commercialized tourist haven, lit by 24-hour flashing billboards and theme restaurants. Today, visitors walking the streets are more likely to be accosted by a comedy-club promoter, a rickshaw bicycle operator, or a caricature artist than a mugger. It's crowded, but there's something unquestionably exhilarating -- and convenient -- about staying in the neon-lit heart of the city. 

  • Three blocks from A, C, E subway lines; four blocks from 1, 2, 3 subway lines; five blocks from the N, Q, R, 7, and S subway lines -- easy access to anywhere in the city
  • 15-minute subway ride to Central Park
  • 5-minute walk to Times Square
  • 20-minute walk to Rockefeller Center
  • 20-minute subway ride to the American Museum of Natural History
  • 30-minute subway ride to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the "Met") and 15 minute subway ride to the Museum of Modern Art (the "MoMA")

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Rooms

Surprisingly comfortable and reasonably attractive

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Unlike most other hotel rooms in this price range in New York, the standard rooms come with either a king-size bed or two double-size beds (not just a queen). Suites offer a small, but separate, living space.

Rooms are considerably more stylish than the dated-looking lobby. The bed frames, work desks, freestanding closets, and shelves all have a dark-wood veneer. The framed rose prints on the walls are stock image-y, sure, but they're a nice touch nonetheless, as are the wavy-patterned bed runners in blue or green.

All rooms come with large flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, iPod docks, electronic safes, comfortable desk space, and free Wi-Fi. Microwaves and refrigerators are available upon request.

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Features

Free breakfast spread in the mornings

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Features here begin and end with the grab-and-go-style breakfast room, which offers a free spread of cereals, juice, and waffles. But, with only 12 seats, the space is usually crowded with the morning rush and guests frequently complain that food isn't regularly replenished.

Amenities

Key Features
Internet
Cribs
Hotel Services
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Free Breakfast
Laundry
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
Family Services
Cribs
Kids Allowed
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Television
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Internet
Address
305 W 39th St, (39th St and 8th Ave), New York City, New York 10018, United States
Phone (212) 268-3040
Also Known As
  • Comfort Inn New York City
  • Comfort Inn Times Square South Area
  • New York City Comfort Inn
  • Times Square Comfort Inn
Room Types
  • King Bed Suite
  • Standard Room