First things first: no, the doormen do not get hazard pay for having to wear knickers and knee-socks on 42nd Street. That odd (and cruel) uniform choice is really the only misstep at this suave, new-in-2015 hotel. Set in a landmarked, 1902 Beaux Arts beaut of a skyscraper, the lobby isn't lavish but upstairs, the hotel makes smart use of the building’s grand bones: guest rooms, which are nice and quiet, all have soaring 12-foot ceilings and massive windows. The latter are set off by diaphanous, silvery curtains, allowing daylight and the lights of 42nd Street to pour onto the zen furnishings: smoky blue and gray velvet pillows, upholstered chairs and bedspreads; smooth white oak built-ins, hiding closets, minibars and safes; and marble bathrooms, with separate bath and toilet areas. The hotel’s a lesson in the fact that, done right, there’s nothing as elegant as simplicity. On-site are two gyms (one for cardio, one for weights) a Charlie Palmer restaurants, and a street-level daytime coffee shop. Right outside is the mad scrum of Times Square, where you’ll be able to get a selfie with Elmo or Olaf in 5-seconds-flat (for all the good, and bad, that implies). The rooftop bar is a draw of its own.
New York City
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6 Times Square (right on 42nd St., near Broadway)
Our Rating Neighborhood Times Square & Midtown West Transportation Subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, N, R, Q, or S to 42nd St./Times Sq. Phone 212/204-4980 Prices $250—$565 double, more for suites Units 230 rooms and suites Amenities 2 restaurants (one on the roof), bar, concierge, two gyms, room service, free mini-bar soft drinks, free Wi-Fi. URL http://www.booking.com/hotel/us/the-knickerbocker.html?aid=1254987&label=frommers-hotelpage-deeplink Web site The Knickerbocker Hotel
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