Mammoth 1928 Hotel in Theater District of Midtown Manhattan
When the Milford Plaza Hotel opened in 1928, it provided the nation's largest city with a hotel worthy of its size, with 1,300 guest rooms inside a 28-floor art-deco building. Over the next seven decades, the hotel's Theater District location has positioned it in the center of Manhattan's excitement—the Empire State Building would be completed 1 mile from the hotel in 1931, and the 1945 V-J Day celebration would take place a few blocks away in Times Square. Currently undergoing a $140 million renovation, the Milford Plaza Hotel has begun to solidify its future in Manhattan by upgrading the lobby and guest rooms and adding a rooftop bar overlooking the city's twinkling lights and the Hudson River.
Inside one of the newly renovated queen or double rooms, a vivid mural of a neon "Open 24 Hrs" sign covers the wall behind the platform bed. Minimalist white furnishings and colorful flashes give the room a spacious yet stylish feel. At check in, staff members greet visitors with two welcome gift bags filled with I Heart NY T-shirts, mugs, key chains, and discarded parking tickets as mementos of their stay.
Theater District and Times Square: Neon Lights and World-Class Entertainment in the Heart of Manhattan
Just around the corner from the hotel, Times Square bustles with crowds, flashing billboards, souvenir shops, and boisterous restaurants. A calmer scene lies a mile north at Central Park, an 843-acre urban park surrounded by several cultural institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim, and the American Museum of Natural History.
With flashing marquees at every corner, the Theater District is one of the world's epicenters of performance art, featuring Broadway hits such as The Lion King and Billy Elliot as well as lesser-known off-Broadway productions. Historical theaters line the streets, from the 1926 Eugene O’Neill Theater to the Lyceum Theatre, whose intricate stone columns and baroque façade date back to the turn of the 20th century. Bordering the Theater District, the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood is known for its gritty heritage as well as its assortment of ethnic eateries clustered along a stretch of Ninth Avenue. Further south, art lovers peruse the Chelsea neighborhood with its myriad art galleries and troupes of Dalí surrealist dancers.
What You Get
For $269, a two-night stay for up to four in a renovated queen or double room, valid in January and February
Or, for $339, a two-night stay for up to four in a renovated queen or double room, valid March 1–March 13
Or, for $399, a two-night stay for up to four in a renovated queen or double room, valid March 14–March 31
Promotional value expires Jan 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires.
Must book by 1/31
Must complete travel by 2/29, 3/13, or 3/31 depending on option purchased
Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
Valid only for option purchased
Reservation required at least 3 days in advance
24-hour cancellation notice required or fee of applicable 1-night's stay up to amount paid for Groupon applies
Must be 18+ to check in
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points
14.75% tax, $4.00 city fee, & $3.00 NYC Javits Center Fee not included
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
How To Book
Call or email CBT Group Reservations by 1/31/12.
Choose a valid date based on option purchased.
Provide your Groupon 'redemption code' and a travel agent will confirm your reservation.
One queen bed or two double beds
Standard occupancy: Two
Maximum occupancy: Two adults and one child in queen rooms; four in double rooms
Adding occupants above standard: No charge
32-inch flat-screen LCD TVs
Check in: 4 p.m.
Late check out: 2 p.m.
Parking: Available for an additional $43 per night with no in and out privileges. Interim accessing of vehicle is subject to additional daily parking charges at posted rates. Self parking is available nearby at 44th Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue.
Rollaways: Not available
Smoking policy: Smoking rooms are available upon request during booking.
Pet policy: Pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: Not available
What It's Worth
For $269, a two-night stay for up to four in a renovated queen or double room, valid in January and February (up to $538 value)
Or, for $339, a two-night stay for up to four in a renovated queen or double room, valid March 1–March 13 (up to $522 value)
Or, for $399, a two-night stay for up to four in a renovated queen or double room, valid March 14–March 31 (up to $642 value)
Included in all options:
Two welcome gift bags ($50 value)
Late checkout ($20 value)
Total value: up to $712
By plane: 18 miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) or 10 miles from LaGuardia Airport (LGA)