The Knickerbocker

Midtown Luxury Hotel
The Knickerbocker #49 of 507 hotels in New York City #49 of 507 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

5,633 Reviews #49 of 507 hotels in New York City

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  • 2019 Certificate of Excellence

Recent Reviews

rialto11 wrote a review on December 09, 2019 Charlottesville, Virginia
Trip Type: Business
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Just OK

It was the holiday season so the place was busy, long lines for the elevators, somewhat surly check-in team, and for some reason the electric window shades opened by themselves at 645am. Room was large but totally bland, and very quiet.
Vazza1386 wrote a review on December 09, 2019 Antwerp, Belgium
Trip Type: Couples

Luxury , great location, great room, great people

Heart of times square, near everything in manhattan and walkable if want to avoid traffic - rooms are perfectly clean , spacious, stayed for 3 nights in november with my wife, shower was amazing and well kept - seeing as the most hotels in new york are dated - knickerbocker sets itself on a different level - Couldnt have had a better stay! And everything you need is a phone call away - also the martini bar definitely worth a taste!! Roof top bar also available to enjoy a nice view of the city Definitely will be back! Comfy bed - nicely split with 2 areas
stevecQ2015WD wrote a review on December 08, 2019
Trip Type: Business
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Fantastic Stay in New York

We only stayed at this hotel for three nights and can only say the hotel exceeded our expectations. The room was a genearous size and very clean with a large shower. Breakfast was very good without needing to go to the al a carte menu. The staff could not do enough to help and were very friendly. The only downside was we stayed in room 523 which was next to the lift and noisy.When we return on our next visit we would not choose this room. We would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.
IMcKSG wrote a review on December 08, 2019
Trip Type: Family

5 star location- 3 star hotel (or lower)

Positives; - great location, very convenient - cafe/concierge staff were friendly/helpful Negatives - all other service levels were well below average (door staff/check in staff/room staff/management). Examples: - check in staff were consistently unhelpful - they preferred to have my son sleep in the hotel cafe than try and assist finding a room (granted we did arrive arrive just after 1.30pm which is technically early but they ignored us until 3pm - being aware we were 24hours in transit was irrelevant to them). - they added an undisclosed $125 mini bar charge to our bill (we had nothing from the mini bar and when asked directly at check out the staff failed to acknowledge this charge in the bill, we picked it up when receiving the bill via email later). - we asked on multiple occasions if a package had been delivered and only after 5 days the concierge (whom thankfully was interested in helping) located our package that had been sitting idle in the hotel for 4 days (I.e arrived just after we checkin in) - we tried unsuccessfully to get the room service staff to stop slamming the service room door outside our room which was occurring throughout the day/evening. - having just had the doorman assist with our luggage we were not particularly charmed to see that same doorman actively picking his nose in the middle of the lobby (would’ve thought that might be something to be avoided). Not talking blowing his nose either, full on finger scratching the inside of his brain nose picking - lovely. - another doorman told my wife and children to “get out” when waiting for the tour bus that stops outside. No questions were asked just told them to leave the hotel. - we sought the assistance of management about our concerns but they failed to contact us either directly during our stay or by responding to our email subsequently. Quite obviously this is a fish rotting from the head. Just to clarify, this did not sully our NY stay which was most enjoyable but the hotel was sub-standard. We had a split trip in NY and our second stay was in another similarly priced nearby hotel which was significantly superior. I would advise others to stay elsewhere.
SSchappacher wrote a review on December 08, 2019 Bradenton, Florida
Trip Type: Family
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Such a lovely experience

Exceptional hotel with an amazing location. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. We traveled with my 12 year old son and they treated him with such respect giving him a few gifts upon arrival (coloring book, deck of cards, etc). They remembered his name and even offered him milk and cookies one evening. The room was so spacious and very clean. Every employee there was very pleasant and accommodating. Hands down the nicest hotel I’ve ever stayed at.

PLacassagne, Hotel Manager at The Knickerbocker Hotel, responded to this review

SSchappacher, we're blown away by your review. I'm delighted that you and your son were so warmly cared for by our team. Happy he especially loved the milk and cookies. Glad your room allowed you to be fully comfortable as well. We're proud to be at the top of your list and hope to have the chance to host you again. Warmly, Patrick


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