Hyatt Times Square New York

Hyatt Times Square New York

01: Introduction: Premium transcon service between Los Angeles and New York
02: American Eagle ERJ-175 first class San Diego to Los Angeles
03: American Airlines Flagship Lounge, LAX
04: American Airlines A321T first class Los Angeles to New York (JFK)
05: Hyatt Times Square New York
06: Delta Sky Club, Terminal 4 JFK
07: Delta Airlines 767-300 business class (Delta One) New York to Los Angeles
08. Delta Sky Club, LAX
09: Delta Connection ERJ-175 first class Los Angeles to San Diego

Oops, I did it again. Remember how I mentioned before that I would do everything in my power to avoid staying at another Hyatt or Hilton on my next trip? Well, it didn’t turn out that way. To be honest though, I had booked this reservation before I made that promise so technically I didn’t go against my word.

And just to reiterate, I’ve got nothing against Hyatt or Hilton – they are my favorite hotel chains by far, but I would like to review different brands for the sake of making interesting, so that diversification will have to wait for the next trip. But for now, let’s have a look at the Hyatt at Times Square in New York, shall we?

Just as in Waikiki, the density of hotels here in Manhattan is simply mind blowing. It’s pretty much impossible to make a bad choice due to the sheer amount of competition between them, so any hotel that is sub par doesn’t usually last long in environments such as this. That’s awesome for travelers – but stressful as nothing else I’m sure for the property owners.

Therefore, I wasn’t anxious at all as the taxi driver sped and weaved his way through Manhattan traffic on the way to the Hyatt. I had full confidence that it was going to be a good hotel, and I wasn’t disappointed as soon as we arrived and I saw the main entrance. It looked really good (and grand) from the outside.

The main lobby, however, wasn’t so grand. Don’t get me wrong – it was really nice. But it looked super hip and modern (much like an Aloft hotel) as opposed to a grand Hyatt. Anyway, the lobby was small and crowded – a far cry from the huge lobby of the Hilton Waikiki Beach I stayed in last month.

hyatt times square entrance
Exterior of the Hyatt Times Square
illuminated hyatt times square signage
The illuminated signage on the exterior of the building was a nice touch

The style and design of this Hyatt was on-point. Every little detail looked as if someone thought really hard about it, which makes the designer in me a happy guy. A far cry from the cheap lobby of the Bellingham Holiday Inn Express which didn’t match the style and sophistication of the guest rooms!

Main lobby and check in desk
Main lobby and check in desk
stylish lobby hyatt times square
The lobby was actually kind of small (the check in desk is on the right), but I found it to be very stylish
floor number sign hyatt times square
The attention to detail was awesome – here is the signage on the wall indicating floor numbers (as seen immediately exiting the elevator)
hyatt times square hallway
Walking down the hallway to find my room
room door
The door to my room (3009)

My room was 3009, which was on the 30th floor with a decent view of the city. And since it was located so close to Times Square, I did have to deal with some of the bright neon lights flashing on the walls all night even though the curtains were fully closed. But it wasn’t overly annoying. I was still able to sleep very soundly.

view of the city from my room
I normally don’t post the view pic first, but hey – this is New York, and the view is the most important part of the room! IMHO at least…
King size bed
And now for pics of the room: this is the king size bed
splashes of color hyatt times square
The colors and textures in the room were really nice – it’s amazing how a splash of color here and there can help liven up an ordinary hotel room!
cool furniture hyatt times square
I want a chair just like that!
another view of the room
View of the room from the other direction, looking towards the entrance
stylish furniture hyatt times square
Although the room was small, the furniture fit perfectly and nothing felt cramped
in-room work desk
Decent size work space, though I don’t think I’d like to sit in that chair for very long
wide angle room view
Here’s a wide-angle view of the entire room which might help to visualize the space better
bathroom vanity
The bathroom was really nice and very well designed
black and white textures in the bathroom
Again, the colors and textures here are just about perfect
large shower
There was no tub in this room, but the shower was very large and spacious
hotel layout
Map of the entire property

The attached restaurant was pretty good as well. I had thought about ordering room service for dinner on my only night here, but I wasn’t in the mood to pay the ridiculous fees for such a service. So I trudged on down to the restaurant which ended up being a pretty good decision. The atmosphere was nice and the food was good!

attached restaurant hyatt times square
View from my table at the attached restaurant
mushroom risotto
I highly recommend the mushroom risotto!

I had planned to have breakfast the next morning in that same restaurant, but I was being lazy and I woke up a bit later than I had hoped to. Therefore, I decided to skip it and just head to the airport instead so I could have plenty of time to review the Delta Sky Club in terminal 4 before my flight. They would have food there, for certain.

I would highly recommend the Hyatt Times Square to anyone traveling to New York. The location is pretty much perfect – it’s not right in the heart of Times Square, but the fact that it’s two blocks away means that it is much quieter than it would be if it was situated right in the middle of that chaos. I’d definitely stay here again!

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