Algonquin Hotel Times Square
59 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Parking: Garage, Free
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
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09/27/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We have been in search of the easy hotel in New York to come back to each time we visit and this is it. Great location. Near to almost everything in mid town and close to Times Square without the busyness and garishness. Rooms are a little small but very comfortable. Great mattresses and very friendly staff.
I am a little hesitant to give it glowing reviews since more people may stay there and make it hard to book.
08/30/2008Provided by Citysearch -
We were drawn into Blue Bar by the limited but reasonably expensive menu in the window and interesting decor. We found out we were scammed when we got the menu at our table and found prices $10 to $14 more per dish than the menu posted outside. We would not have come in for $32 chicken and $35 salmon, especially for a quick pre-theater dinner. So the good quality of the food was tainted by the dishonesty of the menu posted in the window (perhaps those are luncheon prices but the menu did not indicate that). The service was less attentive than it should have been for such an expensive restaurant. The overall experience was not worth the total of more than $90 per person we paid for salad, main dish and 2 drinks per person (not even including dessert and coffee).
08/07/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This bar is great, the atmosphere is traditionally new york, and it's a shift from the busy streets outside to the calm and quiet bar. The bartender is what really makes the bar though. He makes his drinks using sqeezed fruit and no sugar so the flavour of the liquer is really emphasized instead of hidden. and the quality of drinks is fantastic. I'd recomend this to anybody, anytime.
08/09/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The Hotel lobby itself is beautiful but the performance space is very cramped and claustrophobic feeling. Prices are suprisingly high for awful food. There were only about 4 entrees on the menu and everything was around $32. I ordered the Salmon and what came out from the kitchen was a pathetic small piece of shriveled up Salmon. I couldn't believe any restaurant would let that dish leave the kitchen. I sent it back and around 20 minutes later the waiter brought out another piece equally as small and sad looking. The chef must be an incompentent. The friend who I was with ordered Chicken Milanese which was huge, the exact opposite of the size of the salmon, however it was so overly lemony that my friend could barely eat it. I also ordered one of the specialty cocktails from the drink menu (all cocktails $15) and it was repulsive. For $15 at least make a good compentent drink. I sent the cocktail back and ordered a nice glass of wine from a good label but they kept it a the wrong temperature so the wine was too warm. At this point I realized that nothing was going to come out right so I just accepted the wine. The show we saw was pretty good but the space is not set-up for a proper live performance and we had to crane our necks to see the show. Also even though we were having full dinners and buying their expensive drinks they host gave us an awful table and saved a much better table for two people who were drinking coffee. I recommend having a drink in the beautiful Algonuin lobby but skip the Oak Room. It was one of the worst experiences I have had in a long time.
03/10/2005Provided by Citysearch -
I could sit in the lobby of this hotel for days. Tranquil, elegant, wonderful service with a historian who works in the hotel daily! The convenient location, theater district, shopping on Fifth Avenue, Bryant Park. And the Oak Bar is some of the best entertainment in NYC! I can't wait to come back to this hotel. Maybe one day I will be able to afford the $10,000 martini!