Hotel at a Glance: Holiday Inn Express Midtown Manhattan West
This Holiday Inn Express outpost first opened its doors in 2013. Wake up each morning with a free, filling breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes, biscuits, and bacon—it’ll fuel you up for a day spent sightseeing. This hotel is within walking distance of Times Square and the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
- Fall asleep to your favorite shows on HDTV while snuggling up in your room’s plush bed. You can make a mug of joe with the coffee maker or enjoy some free, in-room bottled water.
- Work out anytime: The onsite fitness center is open 24 hours.
- Find your new favorite restaurant on Restaurant Row (on 46th St. between 8th and 9th Ave), or the countless eateries that line 9th Ave in Midtown.
- Nearest public transit stop: The 50th St. ACE station. This will take you south to the West Village, World Trade Center, and down into Brooklyn; north to the Upper West Side; and west to Midtown East.
- Offsite parking is available at the nearby parking garage for an additional fee.
- Room upgrade to a view-room is available at check-in for an additional $20; based on availability.
Midtown Manhattan: Iconic Sights and Shops Along Fifth Avenue
Midtown East refers to a 17-block stretch of central Manhattan between Fifth Avenue and the East River. The area is known for some of New York’s most famous landmarks, including Rockefeller Center—home to the iconic outdoor ice-skating rink, the Today show, and Saturday Night Live—and Grand Central Terminal, the world’s sixth-most-visited tourist attraction. Though in recent years Grand Central has filled with upscale restaurants and shops, it still serves as a major transportation hub with subway lines, Metro trains, and ziplines heading all over the city.
A stroll down Fifth Avenue is a world-renowned shopping experience: the street is filled with luxury boutiques and flagship department stores, including the original Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. For a little tranquility in the middle of the city, follow Fifth up to the southeast corner of Central Park. Just a few feet off the street is the Pond, which is spanned by a stone bridge. A little farther north, you’ll find the heart of Central Park Zoo.
Another New York landmark towers over Madison Avenue, opposite Rockefeller Center and the 24-foot-tall Atlas statue out front. The late 19th-century neo-Gothic St. Patrick’s Cathedral occupies an entire city block and holds Mass more than 2,400 times every year.