You'll never look at Times Square the same way again once you discover the urban gem nestled at the crossroads of Broadway and 42nd Street—The Knickerbocker Hotel. Originally opened in 1906, the hotel was a staple of New York's upscale social scene (the martini was invented here after all) before financial hardships caused its conversion to office space for the better part of a century. Following a gut renovation (save the magnificent Beaux-Arts exterior facade), The Knickerbocker Hotel reopened once again as a 5-star hotel in 2015—instantly becoming the "it" accommodation in Times Square.
Along with the hotel's breathtaking beauty (it's far and away the most elegant building in Times Square), The Knick offers the sort of luxurious stay that makes you feel at home even among the flashing neon lights. With an artisan coffee shop, locally sourced eatery and lively rooftop bar with sweeping views of Midtown Manhattan, this piece of cityscaped paradise is one you won't want to leave. Check out our neighborhood travel guide below for more about The Knick's amenities and other local recommendations for your stay.
Jake's Coffee Roasters - Named after the son of The Knick's founder, who tragically died during the sinking of the Titanic, this coffee shop in a cavernous, tunnel-like space on the hotel's first floor is the perfect place to quietly start your day before setting off into the hustle and bustle of NYC.
Bryant Park - One of New York City's most iconic parks is located just a block away from The Knick. Explore the architecture at the New York Public Library at the park's east or snag a seat on the grass lawn for prime people-watching.
Charlie Palmer at The Knick - Serving American fare from The Knick's 4th floor dining room is one of Midtown Manhattan's finest dining establishments. While the men boasts and impressive array of fish, venison and vegetables you won't want to leave without trying the kobe burger—one of the best burgers in Manhattan.
Museum of Modern Art - Located a quick cab ride up the street from The Knick, the MoMA is one of Midtown Manhattan's hottest attractions. With one of the best modern art collection in the world, boasting works by Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse, it's no wonder why the museum attracts nearly three million people each year.
St. Cloud Social Rooftop - If you're in need of respite from the crowds and chaos of Times Square you'll find it at St. Cloud Social Rooftop at the top of The Knick. Unwind with a dirty martini or prosecco as you take in the birds eye view of Times Square from the comfort of a couch.
Special thanks to The Knickerbocker Hotel for having us.