A neighbour to the Hudson Yards development and the High Line, while also being within easy striking distance of Times Square and Broadway, Courtyard New York Midtown West delivers on both tick boxes of location and its promise of “affordable luxury”. Read on for the full review.
The windows look directly onto the kind of postcard fodder visitors want to see for themselves: from some rooms, the Empire State Building can be seen in all its glory. Need a closer look? Thanks to its spot in the centre of Manhattan, you can step out the front door and it’s all within walking distance.
Where is Courtyard New York Manhattan Midtown West?
The hotel sits on the corner of 10th Avenue and West 34th Street in Manhattan’s Midtown West. The 34th St-Hudson Yards subway station is a block away and Penn Station is a swift eight minute walk. Depending on traffic and time of day, it’s a 40- t0-80-minute car ride from JFK and 25 to 50 minutes from LaGuardia airports.
What’s near Courtyard New York Manhattan Midtown West?
You’re staying right in the heart of the burgeoning Hudson Yards neighbourhood, which means all the following, and more, are on your doorstep: arts, theatre and concert space The Shed, the spectacular observation deck of The Edge with magnificent bird’s-eye views of Manhattan, and its much talked-about shopping mall (featuring 100 high-end stores and 25 restaurants). It’s also just one block away from the northern end of the High Line, which means you could, early morning alarm willing, could be on the popular elevated walkway before the crowds.
There are 10 room types and even the smallest are 25 square metres — not bad at all by New York standards. The design is sleek and modern, with a colour palette of muted greys, browns and blues, with splashes of abstract art on the walls. The bathrooms are spacious, with almost half of them equipped with bathtubs, and all have walk-in showers. Each room is stocked with slippers and terry cloth robes, along with Eco Botanics bath products.
Restaurants and bars
Catria Modern Italian is a light-filled, high-ceilinged eatery with an impressive “living wall” of greenery and a delightful flotilla of tiny bird mobiles hanging from the large skylight. The airy 135-seat restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch (try their signature Catria burger with twice-cooked fries) and dinner (the grilled flatiron steak with polenta cake is popular).
The hotel operates in line with Marriott’s 2025 Sustainability and Social Impact Goals and Courtyard does its bit, from recycling bins in the rooms to a food waste recycling program in the kitchen.
Travel for work
There is more than 150 square metres of flexible meeting space, with AV capabilities. Facilities include a boardroom, a pre-function spot and the conference-style Endeavour Rooms with moveable dividing walls to accommodate different sized groups.
Spa and gym
The fitness centre is open 5am to 11pm and has a space-age feel with a central circle of ceiling lights illuminating a wide range of equipment including Pelotons, sitting bikes, treadmills, ellipticals and free weights.
What you need to know
If specific city glimpses are important, take your cues from the room names. A City View Double delivers the Manhattan skyline view from your bed, while the Empire King offers up the familiar silhouette of the Empire State Building, which greets you each morning when you open your curtains.
Best for: Business, pleasure and families
Design: Modern contemporary
Ambience: Airy and sleek
Number of rooms: 399
Rates: From $US451
Parking: Off-site at Manhattan Parking Group garage is a block away at 34th Street and 9th Avenue, from US$50 day
Address: 461 West 34th Street, New York, NY
Telephone: +1 212 553 3000
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