We repeatedly travel to New York after falling in love with the city on a family trip one summer. Our favourite place to stay is the Millennium Broadway New York hotel in Times Square. Having just returned from another visit, here are some thoughts on the hotel itself and the location that may be useful for anyone planning a trip to NYC.
When you arrive at the Millennium Broadway New York hotel, you’ll be instantly surprised by the size and space in the lobby area. With two entrances, a grand staircase and large front desk there is no need to worry about having to make room for all of the luggage you’ll be carrying through with you! The staff at the door are friendly and welcoming as you enter and if you need to check your bags, you’ll find everyone to be polite, helpful and full of handy New York advice. Make the time to have a chat with them like we did and you will definitely pick up some top tips for places nearby to eat and explore!
The hotel rooms are reached via some extremely speedy elevators. I’ve seen some reviews on Trip Advisor stating long wait times for these, but in all of our time at the Millennium Broadway New York, we’ve only ever had to wait for an elevator a couple of times. They are quite spacious so you can easily fit the whole family and your luggage in.
Low-down on the Millennium Broadway New York Hotel Rooms
The room sizes at the Millennium Broadway are fantastic for New York. I think that sometimes people arrive expecting huge rooms for a budget price, when it reality you’ll usually need to shell out a pretty penny to gain that anywhere in the city. Here you get so much more floor space for the cost.
Whilst it is true that the decor in the Millennium Broadway could benefit from a bit of updating (I believe they are currently renovating certain aspects of the hotel) you simply cannot fault the space in the rooms or the views from the higher floors.
If views are what you want, head for the 50th floor and upwards. If budget allows, book a corner room with a city view as these are breathtaking! Nothing beats waking up in the morning and seeing these views as you start your day….
Location, location, location!
We found the Millennium Broadway to be in the best possible location, and that’s why we keep returning. Located on a side road just off Times Square, you somehow manage to avoid all of the noise and hectic atmosphere of Times Square itself but are close enough that it is literally on your doorstep when you want to get involved!
On the same street as the hotel, you have some safe and friendly restaurants, bars and some wonderful little New York delis where you can pick up freshly made food and drinks (and a New York bagel of course) at a fraction of the Times Square prices. New York is the city that never sleeps, so you’ll always be able to pick up whatever you need close by.
There are subway entrances located within five minutes walk of the hotel so grab yourself a weekly pass and make the most of being able to see the city with ease. The NYC subway system is surprisingly easy to master, especially if you download an app on your phone.
— Becky (@LifeStyleLinked) August 10, 2017
Good Morning America studios are on the corner of the same road as your hotel, so if celeb spotting is your thing then this is where you’ll run in to some of the big names. We met Jeff Bridges and Robert Pattinson without even really trying. If you keep an eye on the GMA twitter you can check who is appearing that morning and walk around the corner so catch a glimpse. Most will make time to sign items for fans and have a quick chat before they leave.
We’ve always booked our entire package stay via Expedia. They have regular offers on flights and hotels so it’s definitely worth checking. You can also find the hotel’s own website HERE with more info.
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