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"Great Hotel .. Perfect Location"
If you're trying to be close to the center of all the fun, this is a good hotel to consider. Blocks away from Times Square, and close to many other restaurants and shopping centers. My room was amazing with a great view of 8th Ave. (Not sure if all rooms have a view though). My bed was sooo comfortable! The kitchen appliances and utensils came in handy for when I brought leftovers back to the hotel. My bathroom was spotless and the shower worked perfectly. My only issue with the room was the noise coming from outside. It was a lot of honking from the taxi's on 8th. I don't like a lot of noise but it wasn't consistent. Overall, great hotel! Would definitely stay again if I have the chance.
"VERY user friendly hotel"
easy check in, very nice room with kitchenette. spacious, clean, great value. more than adequate breakfast and "happy hour" daily included. all in all, for manhattan, this is hard to beat. i would stay there again happily
Sorry, this place is a dump. Everything is incredibly worn, ripped or clearly "used". I barely want to sleep in the bed and will definitely be checking for bed bugs. It's great there is so much space, but it's the equivalent of a holiday inn.
The Element is an excellent Hotel only a short walk from the middle of Times Square, close to the Theatre District and numerous restaurants. all with a 10 minute walk. The staff at the Hotel were most helpful especially the tour staff at the front desk, they were always smiling and full of excellent advice on where to go and how to get there. The Hotel is only small but the rooms were a good size. We had a King Suite with kitchenette. The breakfasts left a bit to be desired, the dining area is only small and was always packed every morning. Best thing to do was obtain your meal and go back to your room, they do provide a tray for this purpose.
"Convenient but irritating. "
First - I booked this through the hotel website - which promised me the lowest rate ($359/day) only to see it on Priceline (after I had paid, of course) for $258/day. The hotel is convenient - located halfway between Times Square and Penn Station. However, the hotel was not worth the price that I paid. The property is in great need of maintenance/updating. For example, the "light panels" in the ceiling of the elevators were missing 1/3 or their fasteners and the panels were covered in dead insects. And speaking of elevators - They were the worst I've ever experienced. First, there are only 3, for a 40-story hotel. Also, for whatever reason, I watched them bypass my floor FOUR TIMES this morning. This was a reoccurring issue, all weekend. (Yesterday, I finally gave up and walked down 16 flights of stairs.) Housekeeping was "iffy" at best. Yesterday, after being out all day and returning back to prepare for dinner/theater, I get a knock at 5:00 pm for housekeeping. WTF'!'! FIVE O'CLOCK'!'! Yes - it was nice having a refrigerator/kitchenette in the room, but it was not nice to not have a place to put my folded clothes, socks, underwear, etc. The TV also had a dearth of programming available to watch. All in all - it was just so not worth the total $1,364.00 that I paid for only 4 nights.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM