Hotel Edison

Midtown Hip Hotel
Hotel Edison #290 of 510 hotels in New York City #290 of 510 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

13,296 Reviews #290 of 510 hotels in New York City

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  • GreenLeader Bronze level
  • 2019 Certificate of Excellence

Recent Reviews

338matti wrote a review on March 26, 2020 Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Trip Type:
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Reservation Team - Superb Service

We were unable to visit NYV and stay at The Edison due to Covid-19 - but Jane in reservations was super helpful regarding my cancellation - a credit to her company. Replied quickly to enquiries, and helpful, professional and understanding at all times. Such a contrast to the complete absence of communication from Opodo who, despite the fac that the whole trip had to be cancelled for obvious reasons, have not been in contact at all to explain my rights or to offer any advice as to what to do. When we do get to visit NYC I will be making contact with Jane directly to make my reservation - I will definitely not make the Opodo mistake twice......

RGopez, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Edison, responded to this review

Dear 338matti, I hope this note finds you and your loved ones healthy and well. We truly appreciate all the wonderful comments about the hotel and our staff, especially Jane. Compliments such as yours are the reason we are so encouraged and committed to providing the best service to our guests. While much remains uncertain right now, one thing is for sure; this crisis will pass. Thank you again, and we look forward in welcoming you soon here at the Hotel Edison. Sincerely, Rommel

IanR168 wrote a review on March 17, 2020 Birmingham, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples

Fantastic hotel in Times Square

This was our 2nd stay at The Edison and we will be sure to have a 3rd. The signature room we stayed in was clean and comfortable and the staff are always polite and helpful. The hotel is literally just one minute walk to Times Square and the best bar in New York, The Rum House, is situated in the lobby. The Mai Tai’s there are fantastic! Can’t wait to go again.

RGopez, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Edison, responded to this review

Dear IanR168, We have loved having you visit as here at the Hotel Edison! From Birmingham to NYC you know you are family. Thank you so much for this glowing review. We work hard towards an exceptional guest experience, and it means the world to us when we hear that we are perceived as such. It was our sincere pleasure to have you as our guest and thank you for your very kind words. Our staff will be delighted to read them. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Rommel

jeffreysF3883MI wrote a review on March 16, 2020
Trip Type: Business
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Visit to New York with high school students

My students and I visited New York and stayed at the Edison. I've stayed here the last 5 years while bringing a small group of students to visit the International Culinary Center in Manhattan. I've never been disappointed with the service and rooms at the Edison. The last day of stay was a rainy one and we utilized the complimentary umbrellas that are provided in each room and appreciated the complimentary bottled water in each room. I'd definitely recommend the Edison hotel to anyone who wants to be close to Times Square and the Broadway shows. We purchased tickets to a show but had to be refunded due to the Coronavirus. I'm looking forward to my next trip to New York and will stay at the Edison.

RGopez, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Edison, responded to this review

Dear jeffreysF3883MI, Thank you for taking the time to leave us this kind review. How lucky we are to have such a loyal guest like you! I am happy to hear that you and your students have such wonderful experiences with us time and time again, and that our staff has helped to make the most of every stay. We will ensure to share your review with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best, Rommel

93georginad wrote a review on March 16, 2020
Trip Type: Couples

Outdated and run down

Stayed here for 4 nights at the beginning of March for my partners 30th birthday. I contacted the hotel 4 times in total via 2 email addresses and Facebook messenger to request one of the upgraded rooms as I had seen many complaints online about the ones that hadn’t been upgraded. Upon arriving we were greeted by a rude woman. We went to our room and could barely fit the suitcase through the door. The room was disgusting, no light, filthy bathroom and smelled of marijuana. We went back downstairs and advised we would like one of the renovated rooms as asked before we arrived, we were told we would need to pay an extra $80 for one. Had I known how bad the non-renovated rooms were, I’d have never paid the amount I already had so we spoke to the manager to request another room. The manager would still not upgrade us but gave us a key to another room. This one was bigger but still not clean, we were so exhausted and upset by this point that we just accepted the room as we refused to give this hotel any more money than we already had for basic cleanliness. The hallway constantly smelled of marijuana also. Our trip was not necessarily ruined by this but I would not recommend coming to this hotel again.

RGopez, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Edison, responded to this review

Dear 93georginad, We appreciate your comments regarding your stay and thank you for your review of our hotel. It is never our intention to disappoint our guests and we sincerely regret that we have so thoroughly disappointed you. We are also disappointed to hear that you deemed our staff to be unfriendly and we sincerely apologize that you were not made to feel welcomed during your stay. I can assure you that I have shared your comments with the Team and we will make the necessary improvements. Our goal is to ensure your comfort, and we are sorry this was not the case. We hope to see you again, where we will work hard to make sure the quality of your stay is much improved. Best, Rommel

Julesah74 wrote a review on March 15, 2020
Trip Type: Family

Great location but very poor decoration and standard for your money

We stayed here recently and had booked 2 rooms via We had booked this hotel for a 5 night stay and based it on its location and how it looked on their website. On checking in we couldn't hear ourselves think as they had singers and music playing in the loby I don't think is a good idea when you have guests checking in after a long flight we could hardly hear what the member of staff was telling us. Upon getting into our room we were very disappointed with the standard. Very outdated very poorly decorated and the carpet was threadbare. The bathroom looked like the original bathroom and the bath was chipped so much so we had to use a towel to stand on when we took showers. We discovered that the room safe didn't work and the numbers had been used so much you couldn't see them. Our personal items had to be stored in my families room next door. This was fixed by a member of staff who I must say was prompt and polite. There was hardly any wardrobe space for 4 people in the room and we lived out of our suitcases. Yes there was a lot of noise due to the location of the hotel and the air conditioning unit did keep us awake during the night but the location of this hotel is great and ideal for Times Square. The cleaning staff are lovely here and bed sheets were changed and towels on a regular basis. I was a little disappointed with the hotel as it isn't cheap I expected a higher standard of rooms. I wouldn't recommend this hotel unless all of the rooms have been modernised and brought up to standard you would expect. Had a great time in NYC and to be honest you are not in your room a lot anyway so we didn't let this spoil our stay.

RGopez, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Edison, responded to this review

Dear Julesah74, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your stay with us. While we love that you enjoyed the location of the hotel. I do apologize for the inconvenience that you experienced with our hotel and how it impacted your stay with us. I can assure you that I have shared your comments with the Team and we will make the necessary improvements. We respect your right to choose alternate accommodations in the future. We do hope that you can give us another opportunity and return to the Hotel Edison for a future visit. Best, Rommel


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