The Travel Inn is a dead ringer for the Skyline (see above), but with a few important differences. Like the Skyline, it has a pool, a gym, and parking facilities, but it one-ups its rival with the size of its pool (a summer-only facility about twice as large as its rival’s), its gym (also a hair bigger), and the fact that it gives guests free parking—a very rare perk in this parking-poor city. Rooms are renovated each year and are therefore immaculate, with good, firm mattresses and a standard motel look, but they’re markedly smaller than Skyline’s, though the prices are similar. Locale? Though it’s as far west as the Skyline, in this area of town the Off-Broadway theaters crawl down 42nd Street all the way to Tenth Avenue, so it feels less remote.
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515 W 42nd St. (just west of Tenth Ave.).
Our Rating Neighborhood Times Square & Midtown West Transportation Subway: A, C, or E to 42nd St./Port Authority Phone 888/HOTEL58 [468-3558], 800/869-4630, or 212/695-7171 Prices $105–$250 double. Extra person $10 Amenities Coffee shop, fitness center, terrific outdoor pool w/deck chairs and lifeguard in season, room service Units 160 units Web site Travel Inn Other Children 15 and under stay free in parent’s roomBook a Room Now