The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection

59 W 44th St | New York, NY 10036  [SEE MAP]New York, NY  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Historic hotel with modern amenities and famous on-site restaurant and bar
It's pricey to stay here
The Algonquin Hotel has quite the history: Built in 1902, this hotel has played host to many creative luminaries, including William Faulkner, Maya Angelou and Douglas Fairbanks. But an extensive renovation in 2004 transitioned The Algonquin into the modern age, with deluxe amenities like Beekman 1802 toiletries, iPod docking stations, complimentary Wi-Fi access, free bottled water and flat-screen TVs. Recent guests cautioned that luxury has its price; however, they also claim that the hotel's refined atmosphere and comfortable beds are worth every penny. Plus, thanks to the Algonquin's Marriott ties, if you participate in the company's rewards program, you may earn or receive perks like free upgrades by choosing to stay here. When hunger strikes, head to the Round Table Restaurant before grabbing a drink at the sapphire-hued Blue Bar. You'll find the Algonquin Hotel on West 44th Street, within walking distance of tourist hubs like Times Square and Rockefeller Center.
New York, NY
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 181 rooms
Primary View
City center
Traditional, Historic



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

New York Magazine


For a decade following World War I, the hotel's restaurant was the site of the famed 'round table' luncheons, during which celebrated writers Dorothy Parker, Alexander Woollcott, George Kaufman, Robert Benchley and Robert Sherwood held court, trading quips and barbs.



Recently re-opened following extensive renovations that reflect the hotel's classic past while adding some very contemporary comforts.



One of Manhattan's most historic properties, the Algonquin is a landmark of literary history—think oak paneling and pillars in the lobby—but with modernized rooms and contemporary comforts.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2305 have reviewed the The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2305 reviews 4.0 (based on 2305 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The hotel's guest room styles and suite options feature a neutral beige color palette and modern Edwardian-styled furnishings. All rooms come with flat-screen TVs, writing desks, electronic in-room safes and iHome clock radios and MP3 docks. The Barrymore Suite, named for actress Drew Barrymore's father John who was a frequent bar patron at the hotel, is the largest space at 550 square feet. If it's roominess you're after, you might want to look elsewhere.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Signature pillow-top bed, 350-thread-count sheets in all rooms
  • Only the suites have minifridges, but they are available for other rooms upon request

Standard room size165 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Algonquin Hotel sits on Club Row – a stretch of Ivy League yacht clubs and upscale hotels on 44th Street between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas – and the historic literary hotel has earned its prominent position here over the last 100 years. Given that it's just a three-block walk to Times Square and the excitement of the Theater District, the hotel occupies a space that is much quieter than those closer to the tourist hub. The hotel's location also makes it a great jumping off point for Fifth Avenue’s high-end shopping.
  • Two blocks north of the New York Public Library
  • Empire State Building is a short walk to the south
  • Subway lines within walking distance include: A, B, C, D, E, F, M, N, Q, R and S, and well as the 7
  • Grand Central Terminal is three blocks east of the hotel
  • Nearby self-parking is available for $46 per 24 hours
  • 24-hour valet parking ($55 to $65)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($46)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The Algonquin has two restaurant: Round Table Restaurant (and its accompanying lounge) and Blue Bar. Round Table serves American fare (think pasta, steak and seafood dishes), but offers a variety of menus for those in a rush to catch a show, plus a gluten free/vegetarian menu. The Lounge, off the Algonquin's lobby, serves cocktails and lighter fare in a coffee-shop style setting amid 1930s furniture. The Blue Bar – with its cool glow of blue lights – showcases artwork of Al Hirschfeld depicting Broadway shows and serves bar fare and cocktails in an art deco setting.
  • Breakfast is included for Gold or Platinum Marriott Rewards members
  • Room service is managed through the hotel's kitchen and is available daily from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Cocktails, tea, and coffee are served in the lobby everyday from noon til 4 p.m.
  • Blue Bar open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Number of restaurants2

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Algonquin can feel a bit stuffy for families, but there are a couple kid-friendly perks offered, such as coloring books and hotel's location. Babysitting services can be arranged at the front desk. While there isn't a kids menu in the restaurant, the hotel can suggest some kid-friendly menu options if families choose to dine in-house.
  • Build-a-Bear workshop three blocks from the hotel on Fifth Avenue
  • Short walk to Times Square from the hotel
  • Cribs and high chairs are available
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Algonquin does have a small fitness center that can fit about 15 people. There are dumbbells, three weight resistance machines and eight cardio machines.
  • Open 24 hours
  • Yoga mats are available for guest use upon request
  • Free water and apples for guests in the fitness center
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Algonquin has a small, three-computer business center that matches the rest of the hotel's ambiance (mahogany computer desks, chandeliers, black and white photographs) where guests can browse the internet, check emails or print boarding passes. There are three meeting spaces in the hotel: The Oak Room is the largest at 576 square feet, and the Library and Helen Hayes rooms are each 209 square feet. For private catered events, guests can rent out parts of the Blue Bar, the lobby lounge, the Round Table Restaurant or the Barrymore Suite.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property
  • Complimentary copy of the New Yorker Magazine (its said the magazine was founded through conversations in the hotel)

Number of meeting rooms3

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Guests are welcome to bring their pets to join the hotel's iconic resident cat, Matilda. There is a $250 per-stay fee, but there are no weight, breed or quantity restrictions on the animals you may bring. The hotel does not offer any pet amenities, unless you book a special pet package. Be sure to bring your own bed, bowls and treats, though the concierge can likely help arrange outside pet services if needed.
  • Dog park about a mile to the west
  • The New York Dog Spa & Hotel is about a mile south
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking (with fee)
  • Pet-sitting (with fee)


The hotel is prepared to host weddings, though it hasn't really done so to date. This might be due to the small venue size – guest capacity tops out at 30. Still, hotel staff are prepared to act as wedding planners.
  • Smaller events like brunches, showers and lunches can be held in the Blue Bar, the Lobby Lounge, at the Round Table Restaurant, in the Barrymore Suite or in one of the hotel's two smaller meeting spaces
  • Hotel also notes that its historic ambiance and Barrymore Suite make for great wedding photographs and a unique honeymoon suite

Maximum wedding guest capacity30

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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