Hotel at a Glance: Holiday Inn Express - Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, and the Empire State Building can all be found in a three-block stretch of Midtown Manhattan. Times Square is a mile up 7th Avenue, and the art galleries of Chelsea are within walking distance to the west. The Holiday Inn Express - Madison Square Garden is just minutes from all these attractions, providing a convenient home base for exploring the city.
- Walking time to The Garden: five minutes
- Award winner: TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2013
- Complimentary breakfast bar with hot entrees such as pancakes and eggs
- Great people-watching spot: the hotel’s sidewalk patio
- Break a sweat in the onsite 24-hour fitness center.
Midtown Manhattan: Madison Square Garden and The Empire State Building
All of New York is accessible from Midtown Manhattan’s Penn Station and Grand Central Terminal, but you’d be forgiven for not venturing too far from the neighborhood. That’s because there’s plenty to do in Midtown, from taking a trip to the Empire State Building’s 86th-floor observation deck to seeing a game or concert at Madison Square Garden.
A mile up 7th Avenue you’ll find the billboards, giant wraparound news tickers, and neon lights of Times Square. Beyond the glitz, there are cultural offerings ranging from museums to Michelin-rated restaurants. Buildings of historical and architectural interest include the Paramount Building and One Times Square, site of the New Year’s Eve ball drop.
To the southwest, rows of independent art galleries line the blocks of 25th and 26th streets in Chelsea. There are more than 350 galleries, earning the neighborhood elite status in the contemporary art world. In addition to visual arts, prominent modern-dance venues such as The Joyce Theater and The Kitchen celebrate the art of movement in eclectic shows ranging from Latino ballet to classical Indian dance forms.