NovoTel Hotel

NovoTel Hotel

The Novotel is a 4-star hotel located near Times Square, at the intersection of 52nd Street and Broadway, 226 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019.

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The hotel has 33 floors, guest rooms start from the 9th floor, there are 480 rooms. The lobby is on the 6th floor, where the check-in and check-out reception is.

The hotel has 33 floors, guest rooms start from the 9th floor, there are 480 rooms. The lobby is on the 6th floor, where the check-in and check-out reception is.

All the windows are soundproof, so you hardly notice the hustle and bustle of the street.


  • Stylish, modern rooms, many with fantastic views of Times Square
  • Restaurant has a huge balcony overlooking Times Square
  • Futuristic lobby and lobby bar
  • Right next to Times Square and Broadway Theaters
  • Eight subway lines within five blocks
  • Video game area in the lobby


  • No minibar (although empty mini-fridges for food storage)


The hotel chain offers stylish rooms, some of which have great views. The prime location is a key advantage: It's just a few blocks north of Times Square, and within walking distance of theaters, Rockefeller Center, and Central Park. The rooms are modernly furnished in white and gray with some bright color accents and modern technologies. There are slightly cheaper equally-tiered hotels in the city, but guests pay more for the premium location.


Located 32 floors above Times Square and the Theater District, the French chain's Manhattan hotel offers its predominantly European guests reassuring familiarity.

A majority of the hotel's staff speaks English and French, which also reflects the majority of guests - well-dressed European couples, ladies from Paris, young families and flight attendants. Signs throughout the hotel are also in English and French, and some of the concierges speak with a strong accent.

The hotel lobby is on the sixth floor. Guests coming from the street take one of two elevators to reception. Inside, guests are greeted with dramatic futuristic style and a sophisticated lighting scheme reminiscent of the flashing lights of Times Square. The dimly lit reception area has blue and purple neon lights, while the massive lobby features curved, hanging lights that change all sorts of colors. Some of the "tables" are truly interactive screens that allow guests to play electronic table games, and there is also a corner dedicated to video games. The lobby's best feature, however, is the floor-to-ceiling windows along the east side, which offer stunning views of Broadway and Times Square.

The on-site restaurant and bar Supernova serves fine cuisine. In the warm months, there's a huge balcony that covers the entire side of the hotel where guests can take cocktails (the lobby bar even has a window that opens onto this area). The views of Times Square are hard to beat.

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Located at 52nd Street and Broadway, the Novotel offers visitors a direct view of Times Square in the Theater District.

While it bills itself as the Novotel New York Times Square, the hotel is actually 6 blocks from the heart of the famous square. Still, it's very close, and guests can clearly see the bright lights from the lobby and possibly their room.

The bright lights located closer to the hotel include the Broadway Theater. The August Wilson Theater is across the street, while the Winter Garden Theater and Gershwin Theater are just around the corner.

A steak restaurant and several piano bars share the hotel block on 52nd Street. There is a McDonald's on the Broadway side of the hotel, and the 24-hour Duane Reade Express pharmacy is on the ground floor of the building, as well as a luggage and electronics shop. In the immediate vicinity is also the newly opened branch of the famous diner with the world-famous cheesecake, Junior's. Despite the hectic nature of Times Square and the surrounding area, there is relative calm around the hotel's 52nd Street entrance. Just around the corner, Broadway bustles with pedestrian and car traffic all night long.

airport transfer

Approximately 30 to 90 minutes from three airports.

New York City has three nearby airports: JFK, LaGuardia and Newark (in New Jersey). Flying to JFK or LaGuardia is usually the easiest and least time consuming. From JFK it is a (one hour) taxi ride anywhere to Manhattan, for more information on the airport shuttle CLICK . From LaGuardia it takes about 30 minutes by taxi to Midtown Manhattan. Trips from Newark cost slightly more and can take more than 90 minutes, depending on traffic.

To save some money, there are different shuttles available at all three airports for around $20/person. For more information about shuttles, go to Super Shuttle or New York Airport Service. You can also take public transportation from any of the airports for about $7.50 per person, but the journey sometimes involves lugging luggage up and down stairs.


Stylish, modern rooms - many with excellent views.

Rooms at the Novotel are spacious and modern by New York standards, with white and gray decor and some bright color accents. The Times Square View Rooms each have a 6-foot-long window that extends over the wall, offering impressive views of New York's famous, brightly lit square. Rooms facing Broadway or the Hudson River also have interesting views. Rooms with two double beds are available, and empty mini-fridges are provided for food storage. Small but elegant bathrooms have rainfall showers.

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The fitness center and business center are small, but they're free, clean, and open 24 hours.

The 24-hour business area in the lobby with Mac computers is completely free, whether you're printing or just using the computers to check your email.

Small fitness center with modern machines.

The hotel also offers a convenience store, ATM, and currency exchange - all nice touches. The exchange office charges commission for transactions, although this is not uncommon.

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There are large rooms, good security features, and free breakfast for children 16 and under.

With its spacious rooms and 24-hour security, the Novotel is quite family-friendly, provided families don't disturb the 7th-floor lobby.

Cribs are free, and rooms are spacious enough to handle them. Interconnecting rooms are available, but only for Times Square View Rooms. Older children will likely appreciate the lobby's video games.

Although the hotel is close to the hustle and bustle of Times Square, the area around the hotel is relatively quiet. A 24-hour security guard is stationed on the ground floor and watches over guests as they take the elevator to the seventh-floor lobby. The seventh floor lobby provides additional security and isolation from the chaos of Times Square.

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A breakfast buffet is offered for a fee. Breakfast supplement is $27.35 + tax / per person. The hotel will charge for this service upon check-out if it is used.

There are numerous diners, bakeries, Starbucks and restaurants surrounding the hotel as a cheaper alternative.


The Novotel allows cats and dogs within the weight limit, and there is no additional charge for a pet.

There is no extra charge for bringing a pet, but you must sign a declaration upon check-in that you accept responsibility for any damage caused by the pet. Guests wishing to bring their pets should inform the hotel prior to arrival.


The restaurant serves fine American cuisine with an international influence. Room service is available daily but not 24 hours. Supernova serves food in a chic space with great views of Times Square. Since it's in Times Square, there are many restaurants open 24 hours.

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