When planning a trip to New York City, there are a ton of variables involved. Location is key when visiting New York City, and the Hilton Midtown has a location that cannot be beat. Just steps from Radio City, Times Square, Central Park and more, this hotel should be on your New York City vacation radar. It may cost you a little extra, but staying in the heart of the city is priceless and worth the splurge.
Stay in the Heart of New York City
New York City is a city everyone should visit at least once. It is vibrant, alive and truly the city that never sleeps.
During a recent visit, I stayed at the Hilton Midtown location and fell in love with the modern flair and top notch amenities offered during my stay. What really sold me was the room size. It was HUGE and if you have been to New York City you know this is a big deal.
While you may spend a little more per night for this piece of prime real estate, you’ll save on taxis and subway trips. With so many major attractions within walking distance, you are really immersed in the full New York City experience. From the smell of the street vendors wafting down the street to the sound of cabs honking their horns, the Hilton Midtown puts you in a New York State of Mind.
TravelingMom Tip: The number one food cart in the city is The Halal Guys, completely worth the long waits and right on the corner of the hotel.
New York Hilton Midtown Review
Upon entering the large lobby, I proceeded to the check-in desk and was in my room within ten minutes. No long waits at all and the hotel was at capacity; now that is what I call service. Here you can also find the bell service desk and the concierge. Because of the vast size of this hotel, the elevators are divided up by which floor you are on. This helps keep the flow of people going and no elevator back ups.
Large Guest Rooms
When I entered my two double guest room, I was shocked at how large it was. It is very typical in New York that guest rooms with two beds are double beds and not queens. I never noticed I was sleeping on a double bed because the Hilton Serenity bed was so incredibly comfortable after a long day in the city. Offering a desk, 37 inch flat screen TV, in-room safe, mini fridge and a few other amenities, this room is perfect for business or pleasure trips.
Basic Hotel Bathroom
The room itself was quite large, but the bathroom was on the smaller side. Not a big deal but I thought I would make mention of it. With a tub/shower combo, toilet and sink all in the same space, it makes sharing a room with more than one person a little cramped when getting ready. The coolest part of the bathroom was the mirror. No matter how hot the bathroom got, the entire center of the mirror NEVER fogged up! Other than the magical mirror, the bathroom wasn’t all that memorable, but it served its purpose.
What Works For Families
- Spacious rooms
- Free Wi-Fi in all rooms and lobby
- Moderate pricing (around $225 for a standard overnight) during peak season
- 100% Non Smoking rooms
- Close to local attractions in Midtown NYC
- In room refrigerator
- Late Night Snack Area
What Doesn’t Work For Families
- No Free Breakfast (or even free coffee)
- No kids club or evening activities for kids
- No game room
- No pool
- No room service
New York Hilton Midtown Overview
I really enjoyed my stay at the New York Hilton Midtown. Being in town for business, I didn’t mind the lack of family friendly amenities. After all, I didn’t have to entertain my kids. But even if I was traveling with my kids, I would stay here. Its location cannot be beat, especially if your focus is on everything in Midtown Manhattan.