Located in the heart of Times Square, Marriott Marquis has 49 floors, 1,900 rooms and 57 suites. Be sure to ask for a view of Times Square as the views from a high floor are tremendous. Our room looked out directly at The New Year’s Eve Ball that drops at midnight. The kids spent the first hour just sitting in front of the window taking it all in. This is a great location if you are planning to see a Broadway show. There are lots of great sites within walking distance like Toys R Us Times Square, the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal and Rockefeller Plaza.
Hotel Beacon – Upper West Side 2130 Broadway, New York, NY 212-787-1100
What a respite after our exciting experience staying in Times Square. Hotel Beacon is located in a beautiful, tree-lined street with flower stands on the corners and local markets. The Beacon has 260 rooms and suites. Each room comes complete with a marble bathroom, fully-equipped kitchenette including microwave, coffeemaker, complimentary coffee and tea. The rooms are spacious with beautiful views of Central Park, the Hudson River and Midtown Manhattan. Three blocks away (72nd St.) from the hotel you can catch the redline anywhere you want to go in the city and the station is handicap accessible. Easy walking distance to the Natural History Museum and Central Park. This is a great family hotel!!