The old Hollywood glam style building in the heart of Time Square is just the shell of what was to come. Opening the massive glass and metal framed door into the foyer. Standing in the foyer staring straight into the wide open lobby full of blazing music and low lighting. For a moment I wasn't sure if I stepped into a lounge or hotel.
Walking to the right the entire right side was made of 3 different counters for assistance. Walking over to check-in I was greeted and went through a completely smooth, pain free check-in process. Walking to the elevator on the opposite side of the room through the lobby filled with colorful chairs and people in a NYC lounge setting. Three different elevators and take your pick... Or whichever comes first :)
Up to the 12th floor I go, room 1224.
Stepping out of the elevator there's an AMAZING about 20 foot mirror that has light up weather forecasting. The lounge theme carried all the way through the stripped, dimly light hallways.
Entering the room I was honestly... Shocked on a positive and negative note. I was shocked at how well put together and modern the room was. I was also shocked how small the room was. But other than the size of the room I can't really complain about anything else but the fact that you have to pay about 14 bucks for 24 hour wi-fi access.
Comfortable bed, closet space, great modern bathroom and of course lots of channels on the posted flat screen TV.
Checkout time is 12PM. But the staff was very willing to let you check out later as long as they have the availability. With that being said I checked out around 1:30 which was as easy as giving my room number and saying have a good day :)
I can honestly say that I would stay here again. Not only for the location but for the service. I had a great experience overall.
235 W 46TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10036