The Knickerbocker

Midtown Luxury Hotel
The Knickerbocker #54 of 505 hotels in New York City #54 of 505 hotels in New York City
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6 Times Square New York, NY 10036
(855) 865-6425

Why we like it

  • Gorgeous rooftop bar offers excellent drinks and city views
  • On-site restaurant offers pre- and post-theater dinner deals
  • The historic facade contrasts with an ultra-modern interior
  • An express breakfast package offers a delicious breakfast buffet even at early hours
  • Bathrooms are like private spas, with high-end fixtures

What you need to know

  • This storied hotel has been home to celebrities of all stripes for decades
  • Valet parking is available to safeguard your vehicle
  • For the ultimate luxury experience, stay in one of the tribute suites named for a famous guest
  • If views are important to you, make sure to book a room with a premier city view
  • A cup of coffee at Jake's, the on-site cafe, is a photo-worthy experience

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


Rest each night between Bryant Park and Times Square, within easy walking distance of each. All the dining, shopping, and sightseeing of the Great White Way is yours to explore, along with iconic buildings such as the New York Public Library, Rockefeller Center, and Carnegie Hall. The closest subway station is Times Square 42nd Street just a few steps away from this location's entrance.

  • Distance to Times Square: 0.1 mile
  • Distance to Central Park: 1.1 mile

Property Amenities

Property services

  • Pets allowed
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Elevator/lift
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Tours/ticket assistance

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee shop or cafe

Shuttles and transportation

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


  • Valet parking (surcharge)


  • 24-hour fitness facilities

In-Room Amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Rainfall showerhead

Media and electronics

  • DVD player
  • Cable TV service
  • Free WiFi
  • Pay movies
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Phone
  • Tablet computer


  • Free newspaper
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Designer toiletries

Bedding and linens

  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Premium bedding
  • Down comforter
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Minibar


The Knickerbocker

5,252 Reviews #54 of 505 hotels in New York City

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  • 2019 Certificate of Excellence

Recent Reviews

Hotel_Traveller_99 wrote a review on August 15, 2019 Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Trip Type: Family

Tremendous location. Little bit tired.

Fabulous location. Perfect for sight seeing and shopping. There are signs of fatigue in the lifts, the public bathrooms (in particular) and also in the bedroom the bed area was good but unfortunately the bathroom was a bit of a let down. The shower head was clearly blocked and probably only 60% functional and the ventilation in the roof above the toilet was doing a good job of growing a fungus farm. Also just a little thing but we checked in early and the checkin team confirmed that the room would be ready by 3.00 and we would get a text once available. When we returned at 4.00 the room had apparently been available some time but nobody sent the text. Still a very nice hotel in a world class location.

KarimAbdelhamid, General Manager at The Knickerbocker Hotel, responded to this review

Hotel_Traveller_99, thank you for sharing your thoughts. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience overall and that our location was ideal for seeing the sights. We appreciate your feedback regarding your room-- we'll be sure to get that fixed right way. We'd love to host you again the next time you're in New York. Warmly, Karim

kaleoluna wrote a review on August 15, 2019
Trip Type: Business

It was okay. Not bad. Not Great.

Stayed at the Knickerbocker in one of their Junior Suites - Room 1606 to be exact - from August 10 - 13. I must say that I was pretty disappointed in the room itself. There was nothing extravagant about it and the bathroom was really small. Not much I can change about that so I guess the rating really came down to the service. There was a young asian gentleman at the front desk that checked me in that was extremely rude at check in. I explained to him that I pre-arranged my check in and that they should have received a credit card authorization form from my company and he replied with, "That's normally not how do things but that's fine, I guess." That immediately rubbed me the wrong way. On day 3, I had my room cleaned while I was away for a few meetings and came back to my room. As soon as I got in, I pressed the privacy button and laid down to take a nap. After 30 minutes, I heard a single knock on the door and immediately heard my door open. Someone just walked right into my room and when I spoke up, the woman said she was sorry and that she thought she saw the service light on. It's definitely in a convenient area since it's right in the center of Times Square but the hotel itself was just average.

KarimAbdelhamid, General Manager at The Knickerbocker Hotel, responded to this review

kaleoluna, thank you for sharing your thoughts. I regret to hear that you were not totally satisfied with your experience. Please know this does not reflect our high standards of service. We hope to have the chance to host you again to earn your full trust. Warmly, Karim

Tim M wrote a review on August 15, 2019
Trip Type:
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Excellent stay @ the Knickerbocker

The hotel was everything we'd hoped it would be. We found the hotel to be a calm oasis amongst the 24 hour buzz of Times Square. We opted for a room overlooking Time Square and it was suitably sound insulated and is equipped with automatic blackout blinds. The room was very comfortable and spacious and the bathroom area was ideal for a family of 4 sharing a 2 queen bedded room. We didn't use the hotel facilities as we were generally out and about or in bed. We thought the on demand film collection could've been better and could include boxsets too for those moments you're relaxing in the room. There's a good selection offered in the mini bar area and I especially liked the dressing gowns and slippers to wear after a busy day exploring the city. We just thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

KarimAbdelhamid, General Manager at The Knickerbocker Hotel, responded to this review

Tim M, thank you for your excellent review. I'm thrilled to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Happy that you loved being in the center of it all but that you felt miles away once you stepped into your room. We hope to have the chance to host you again. Warmly, Karim

ellis82a wrote a review on August 14, 2019
Trip Type: Couples

Great Stay at the Knickerbocker

My wife and I had a great stay at the knickerbocker. Great rooms and really great service. And a decent hotel gym. And in a good part of Manhattan to get to places. Would definitely return. Strongly recommend.

KarimAbdelhamid, General Manager at The Knickerbocker Hotel, responded to this review

ellis82a, thank you for your five-star review. I'm thrilled to hear that you and your wife enjoyed a great experience. Happy our location made it easy to get around and that you loved your room. Pleased that you were impressed with our service as well. We'd love to host you again. Warmly, Karim

Palouxc wrote a review on August 14, 2019 Philadelphia, PA
Trip Type: Couples

Great peaceful oasis in Times Square!

Great design of the guest rooms with soft materials everywhere. Discreet and elegant service. The rooftop bar is a nice surprise with great cocktails and views of the ball. Would definitely come back.

KarimAbdelhamid, General Manager at The Knickerbocker Hotel, responded to this review

Palouxc, I'm pleased to hear that The Knickerbocker was your "peaceful oasis" during your visit to New York. Happy your room was so comfortable and that you especially enjoyed taking in the views atop St. Cloud. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back. Warmly, Karim


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