Hotel at a Glance: Holiday Inn Express NYC Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, and the Empire State Building can all be found within 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. This Holiday Inn Express is just minutes from all these attractions, providing a convenient home base for exploring the city.
- In-room technology: HDTVs and complimentary WiFi
- Walking time to Madison Square Garden: 5 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: 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.