Hotel Edison

Midtown Hip Hotel
Hotel Edison #295 of 509 hotels in New York City #295 of 509 hotels in New York City
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228 W 47th St New York, NY 10036
(800) 637-7070

Why we like it

  • Excellent location close to popular attractions and theaters
  • Charming classic New York decor hearkens to a golden bygone age
  • Gorgeous Art Deco style lobby sets the atmosphere as soon as you walk through the door
  • Delicious cocktails at the ground floor Rum House make for a perfect night cap
  • Excellent staff that gives personalized service stand by to serve your every need

What you need to know

  • Guests are required to show their room key before using the elevator
  • This building has served as the set for everything from the Godfather to John Wick
  • The on-site restaurant offers delicious breakfast at a reasonable price
  • This is an older hotel that's been newly renovated, but maintains its stately charms
  • Grab an early seat at the jazz bar, it fills up quick for performances

Popular Times Square Features

Walk to Times Square Walk to Central Park Free Breakfast On-site Bar On-site Restaurant Rooftop Bar Free WiFi Smoke Free


This stay puts you steps from Times Square, surrounded by world-famous theaters, peerless nightlife, and a truly dizzying variety of restaurants and shops. The subway system makes visiting other areas of the city easy. The 50 St subway station is a little over a block away.

  • Distance to Times Square: 75 yards
  • Distance to Central Park: 0.7 mile

Property Amenities

Business services

  • Conference center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge

Property services

  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • ATM/banking
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Conference space
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free reception


  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Shuttles and transportation

  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Limo or Town Car service available


  • 24-hour fitness facilities

In-Room Amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathtub or shower

Media and electronics

  • Television
  • Cable TV service
  • Free WiFi
  • iPod docking station
  • Pay movies
  • Free WiFi (limited) device count
  • Phone
  • Premium TV channels


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • Daily housekeeping

Bedding and linens

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Pillowtop mattress


Hotel Edison

13,121 Reviews #295 of 509 hotels in New York City

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  • GreenLeader Bronze level
  • 2019 Certificate of Excellence

Recent Reviews

aboyla wrote a review on January 15, 2020
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Excellent locatio but thats about it!

The only good thing about this hotel is the location. We were put in a dark, dingy old fashioned room, nothing like advertised on the website. We actually asked to move to a better room and were put in one with two double beds instead of two singles. not an improvement to be honest , the mattress was ruined with a big dip in the middle. Odd and broken bits of furniture and just completely dated. The door staff and bag check staff were lovely but the check in staff on reception were just rude to be honest. At the end of the day it was a (lumpy) bed to sleep in and the room attendants did a great job of keeping the rooms clean (making the most of a bad situation).
K1672DManng wrote a review on January 14, 2020
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First visit to New York and the Hotel Edison

Great hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Close to places of interest. Very close to TImes Square. Room was very clean and comfortable. Restaurant served good food. Would definitely go again and recommend!
SarahB14246 wrote a review on January 14, 2020
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The Edison is a hidden gem!

I have been staying at the Hotel Edison over the past 50 years. This hotel has the best location for Broadway show patrons. We walked across the street on 46th and 47th, and even just next door, to see several plays. Or across the street and through a pedestrian walkway to get to shows on 45th and 44th. The staff is friendly, the room was clean (great housekeeping staff), with a comfortable bed and top quality bedding. The bathroom is updated, with plenty of hot water on demand. The restaurants located off the lobby have great food.
michaelcP7975AJ wrote a review on January 14, 2020 Staunton, Virginia
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Love The Edison!

Been a guest there for several years and when wanting the downtown experience, it's where I stay. On my last visit the staff upgraded me to a mini suite with a balcony and it was snowing! Rooms are adequate in size, clean and hotel security is top notch. All this, plus The Rum Room downstairs with live jazz pretty much every night. The staff always treats me well and the concierge is a delight. Try it--you'll like it.
Climber30529 wrote a review on January 14, 2020
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Amazing staff!

Have never stayed at the Edison before. Was a bit Leary of a new hotel being a creature of habit and knowing everyone at my usual spot! Let me tell you! The staff here is beyond kind. From the moment we checked in with Sami, Laura gave us all the information we needed, Alana, Frances and Joe at security are not only right on top of security but have a great sense of humor and always have a smile on. But most of all Reinaldo our room lady! I use room lady and not housekeeper because she doesn’t keep my house but she was such a nice lady! So polite, so kind - understood completely that we recycle and did not want service to change everything everyday. She truly made the trip. ( a few months ago we had a theft incident in Seattle and my luggage was also stolen- we are a bit more paranoid now!). I had no issues with Reiny. Such a sweet attitude! We are moving rooms on Friday as our youngest is coming to visit us for 2 days. I don’t want to change rooms and lose Reiny. Thank you hotel Edison - and we still have until Sunday! It is also located so well! And the new reconstruction is beautiful!


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