Hotel at a Glance: Night Hotel Theater District
If New Yorkers have a reputation for always wearing black, then this Midtown hotel is a local through and through. Its interior is done up almost exclusively in shades of black and white, plus pops of chrome, which give it a sleek, modern vibe. Guest rooms are as functional as they are fashionable, thanks to amenities such as mini bar, and Bose Wave sound systems that let you play your own music.
- In-room entertainment includes more than 200 HD cable channels, which you can watch on a wall-mounted plasma TV, plus free WiFi access.
- Japanese and Vietnamese fusion cuisine, such as mixed sushi and shrimp shumai, paired with upscale cocktails at the onsite Red Moon Restaurant
- See a show at one of the many nearby theaters. The Richard Rogers Theatre, home of Hamilton, is just a block away, and the Music Box, Lyceum, Nederlander, and other venues are within a three-block radius.
- The dazzling lights of Times Square twinkle just a half a block away from the hotel.
- Van Gogh’s Starry Night hangs at the Museum of Modern Art, which is about a 15-minute walk away.
Manhattan’s Midtown West: Edgy, Urban Vibe with Lots of Restaurants
Though it’s a stone’s throw from top attractions such as Central Park, Broadway, and Radio City Music Hall, Midtown West can feel a little grittier and less developed than some of the surrounding NYC neighborhoods. Stretching roughly from 59th to 29th Street and the Hudson River to 8th Avenue (though some say it continues as far east as Madison Avenue), Midtown West lacks the chain restaurants of Times Square and the large department stores of 5th Avenue. Instead, you can find neighborhood markets, cafes, and walk-up row houses.
Midtown West is also known as Hell’s Kitchen, a nod to the numerous restaurants that serve everything from Asian street food to fine French cuisine. The neighborhood’s eateries and bars are especially concentrated along 9th and 10th Avenues, and it’s easy to walk between them all.