Hotel Review: Intercontinental Times Square, New York

My trip to New York was a destination on my bucket list, a city I have only dreamt of visiting and last month I finally made it all the way to the ‘big apple! As we wandered the streets of New york over our 5 day trip, The Intercontinental became our new home. Keep reading to hear all about the hotel and everything it had to offer!

Overview 

  • 607 spacious guest rooms with floor to ceiling views of Manhattan and the Hudson River
  • Minutes from Times Square, and In the Heart of The Theatre District
  • Stinger Bar and Kitchen
  • Business Convention Space
  • Standard and Executive Rooms as well as Suites
  • USB Charging Ports

Location & Getting There 

Situated on West 44th Street, the Intercontinental Times Square is just a blocks walk from Times Square. The ’42 Street-Port Authority’ subway station is next door to the Intercontinental hotel and runs lines A, C and E. John F Kennedy Airport is a 40 – 65 minute drive from the hotel in a taxi, which costs around $65.

The easiest way to get to the Intercontinental Times Square is by car. Whether that be a taxi or private car it is so much easier after a long flight. Outside the terminal there is a taxi rank and you can just hop in one straight to the hotel.

Deluxe Double Room

During our stay we stayed in a Deluxe Double Room. The room was extremely comfortable with two double beds and the softest mattress I have ever slept on. Our room had floor to ceiling views of Manhattan and the Hudson River.

The view out of our floor to ceiling windows was amazing, especially first thing in the morning as New York was waking and at night when the city was lit up.

The bathroom in the double deluxe room was one of the largest hotel bathrooms I have ever seen. It had a very modern and clean look with shampoo, conditioner and shower gels. Soaps, face cloths and plenty of towels which I was impressed with. The shower itself was very powerful which is something I always hope for. The shower itself was huge and very spacious which was surprising but yet refreshing!

Gym

The hotel offered a small but very adequate gym with lots of equipment and treadmills. There was also plenty of towels available as well as water fountains.

The gym was free to use and all guests have access using their room key.

Stinger Bar and Kitchen

The Stinger Bar and Kitchen is situated inside the hotel and serves as its only food outlet [other than room service] for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

“The Stinger Cocktail Bar and Kitchen by Chef Todd English, is where the kitchen and the cocktail come together. Guests are welcome to indulge in worldly comfort food alongside bespoke cocktails and an extensive offering of wine and beer. Serving three sized options and large signature punch bowls The Stinger brings the art of craft cocktails to Hell’s Kitchen and the Theater District.”

We were fortunate enough to have been given $20 hotel credit everyday to use as we wanted, so every evening we ended our day with a drink in The Stinger and planned our next day. The bar area was very modern but had a New York vibe to it and the staff were so friendly.

Overall

Our stay at the Intercontinental Times Square was just what we needed it to be. Close to times square meant we were able to get to anywhere in New York very easily. The hotel is surrounded by a number of different diners, bars, restaurants, cafes and food trucks on the street also. There were so many dining options and the hotel was situated perfectly between the Times Square and Hells Kitchen districts.

As 3 adults in one room, the room was comfortable, spacious and clean yet had a cosy feeling too it. The floor to ceiling windows were something I loved most about this hotel. There was more than enough storage, one big wardrobe for clothes that need hanging as well as an abundance of drawers for everything else. There were USB ports by the beds and a number of plugs on the desk for all electricals.

The hotel staff were lovely and we were so surprised by the front of house staff. No matter what time of day it was there was always someone there to say hello, goodbye or wish us a good day and always said with a friendly smile.

My only fault to this hotel is that there was no communal seating area where guests can relax outside of their room. Whilst there was the Stinger Bar and Kitchen, there was no where else to sit and relax if you weren’t wanting to eat or drink. I also wouldn’t have wanted to sit and relax in The Stinger without purchasing something as it was mainly a restaurant.

Aside from this, The Intercontinental Times Square was perfect for us and we would definitely stay here again.

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