Hotel at a Glance: Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square South
Built in 2009, the Hampton Inn Manhattan/Times Square South welcomes guests with Clean and Fresh Hampton Beds and free WiFi. After filling up on the hotel's complimentary hot breakfast or grabbing and On the Run breakfast bag, you can venture out to the world-class shopping, theaters, and other attractions of nearby Times Square.
- Distance from Times Square: an eight-minute walk
- Recent accolade: a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor
- Get a buzz: Complimentary tea and coffee are on hand in the lobby throughout the day.
- Late-night pizza: Get a plain slice for a dollar at 2 Bros. Pizza, a two-minute walk away.
Times Square, Manhattan: Flashy Neon Lights and World-Class Culture
Times Square is located at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The famous address—affectionately known as “the Crossroads of the World”—is home to hypnotizing billboards, giant wraparound news tickers, and the neon lights of Broadway. Beyond the glitz and gimmicks, there are a number of world-class cultural offerings in the area, ranging from museums to Michelin-rated restaurants. Buildings of historical and architectural interest include the Paramount Building and One Times Square—site of the annual New Year's Eve ball drop.
Nearby, The Museum of Modern Art houses a trove of masterpieces including Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night, Claude Monet's Water Lilies, and Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans. Save time for a stroll through the museum's outdoor sculpture garden, where dazzling installations are clustered around sparkling reflecting pools. About a mile north of Times Square, the David H. Koch Theater is home to one of the world’s foremost dance companies—the New York City Ballet, which stages contemporary works as well as classics such as Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.