If you’re traveling to New York City and want to stay near Times Square, Hotel Edison might just be what you’re looking for. Mere steps from the tourism icon with its dazzling neon lights, Hotel Edison is among the most affordable luxury hotels in NYC’s Times Square. What’s more, it’s been a consistent favorite for theatergoers. Learn why Hotel Edison NYC deserves more of your attention.
About Hotel Edison – New York City
228 W. 47th St.
New York, NY 10036
Opened in 1931, the Art Deco hotel is named after famed American inventor and businessman Thomas Edison. In fact, it was Edison himself who turned on the marquee lights during the grand opening.
Over the years, Hotel Edison NYC has attracted an impressive list of celebrities and well-known public figures. Moreover, the Theater District hotel has appeared in prominent movies and television programs. For example, The Godfather, Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway and HBO’s Sex and the City had scenes filmed at the hotel. Additionally, Michael Keaton had a scene inside the iconic Rum House, in the 2015 Best Picture of the Year, Birdman.
Set in the literal heart of Times Square, the 26-story boutique features 810 rooms and suites. Additionally, it has an impressive Art Deco lobby, along with concierge service, a 24-hour fitness center and conference space. The Edison is part of a an impressive collection of historic boutique hotels managed by Triumph Hotels.
Times Square Location
Minutes from One Times Square, the Edison is conveniently located near many New York City attractions. This includes Radio City Music Hall, Top of the Rock and MoMA. Similarly, several iconic Broadway theaters are within walking distance. For instance the Ambassador Theatre and Palace Theatre are within a block or two. Literally across the street from Hotel Edison are the Barrymore Theatre and Richard Rodgers Theatre. The Richard Rodgers Theatre will have performances of the Tony, Emmy and Grammy award-winning musical Hamilton resuming this fall.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, New York has a set of health and safety guidelines in place. To meet these guidelines, Hotel Edison offers enhanced cleaning and safety protocols to ensure the comfort and well-being of every guest. For example, guests and visitors are required to wear anti-viral protective masks while indoors. Additionally, proof of vaccination is further required at indoor dining and drinking establishments. Moreover, upon check and check out, guests are provided with a contactless option. Rooms are cleaned only upon request.
Hotel Edison NYC offers a variety of room and suite options to accommodate most any traveler. Choices range from a Classic Queen to one and two-bedroom Presidential Suites. In between are additional selections like a Signature King, Signature Suite and Signature Connecting Rooms.
Among convenient amenities in all rooms are Wi-Fi, laptop compatible safe and complimentary breakfast. Further amenities like coffeemaker, microwave oven and mini-refrigerator are available in higher level categories.
Please note that is a nightly facility fee is added to the reservation. Services include in the nightly fee include Wi-Fi, fitness center access, bottled water and breakfast for two.
For breakfast, the Edison offers three outstanding dining options. Of the three, two are on-site – Friedman’s NYC and the Italian restaurant chain, Bond 45. The last breakfast option is Carve, a leisurely walk away on West 47th Street at 8th Street. Carve currently currently offer dine-ins, but the quick service and food is worth the visit.
Of the Edison’s 810 rooms and suites, 23 are completely accessible. Each of the two entrances are fully accessible as are the elevators. Furthermore, all public spaces are fully accessible and there is accessible valet parking. Also onsite are fire alarms for the hearing and visually impaired and an accessible public bathroom.
Current Rates & Specials
The current rates for Edison Hotel start at $134. This compares favorably to other hotel booking sites like Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor. But the Times Square hotel also offers best rate guarantee, along with nice incentives, like free Wi-Fi and breakfast. Also available are discounts for AAA, CAA and AARP members.
Among the featured specials are a Fall Into Savings package and Family Fun Package. Further savings may be enjoy by signing up for email offers. Visit the hotel’s website for additional information.
Only service pets with proper documentation are allowed to stay at Hotel Edison. Prospective guests should contact the hotel in advance of arrival with a service animal.
In addition to the concierge that can provide transportation and reserve Broadway show tickets, the Edison offers a wide range of guest services. For instance, the Hotel offers free NYC walking tours and a separate desk can arrange for airport transfers. Also onsite is the fitness center, 24-hour business center and 24-hour security. The hotel additionally offers a dry cleaning and laundry service.
Preferred parking is steps away at the 257 West Street garage. Please check with the hotel for daily rates and parking reservations. There is a current special with complimentary parking when booking directly through the hotel.
Bond 45, an upscale Italian restaurant has taken the place of the legendary restaurant Sofia at the Times Square hotel. Named after the historic Bond Clothing Stores, this is the Edison’s signature Italian restaurant and deservedly so. Acclaimed for its upscale dining, excellent wine list and top flight hospitality, it also has a speakeasy section. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant additionally hosts ongoing live entertainment.
Friedman’s NYC is a lively cafe in the space once occupied by another beloved eatery, Café Edison. Quite busy for breakfast, Friedman’s is open for breakfast and lunch, with expanded hours Thursday-Saturday for the theater crowd. Early risers can enjoy breakfast items like granola, lox and bagels and egg dishes.
The Rum House
The Rum House is a classic jazz bar backed by perhaps the finest selection of rum cocktails in New York. Further regarded among the premier cocktail bars in Times Square, the Rum House features live music daily. In addition to a full-service bar with premium beer, wine and spirits, Rum House offers a small selection of tasty bar bites.
Hotel Edison NYC offers two distinct conference spaces covering more than 31,000 square feet. The largest is the historic Edison Ballroom, opened simultaneously as the hotel, but later housed a popular Broadway theater. At 17,000 square feet, the Ballroom is perfect for large gatherings like wedding receptions and business meetings. Of course, there are smaller meeting spaces for smaller groups.
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About The Author
Randy Yagi is an award-winning freelance writer who served as the National Travel Writer for CBS Local from 2012-2019. More than 900 of his stories still appear in syndication across 23 CBS websites, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. During his peak years with CBS, Randy had a reported digital audience reach of 489 million and 5.5 million monthly visitors. Additionally, his stories have appeared in the Daily Meal, CBS News, CBS Radio, Engadget and Radio.com. He is a Media Fellow of Stanford University, U.S. Army veteran and lifelong resident of Santa Cruz County, California.