While planning an epic Girl’s trip to NYC with my daughter recently, I asked a question that almost every NYC tourist asks! What hotel should I stay at in NYC? I quickly decided on Margaritaville Resort Times Square. I had a planning advantage though, that most tourists don’t have. I live in Texas now. But I used to live and work in NYC! I’ve stayed in every borough, lot’s of different neighborhoods, and at a lot of different price points. So when I started planning our New York City adventure, I knew there were some common NYC hotel pitfalls I wanted to avoid.
And that’s how I landed on our choice. Here are some of the things I loved about staying at Margaritaville Resort Times Square, in case it helps your NYC trip planning process…
Margaritaville Resort Times Square is one of the newest and freshest hotels in NYC. This was a real plus to me, because I’ve stayed at other big name chains in NYC and the rooms were just so worn and dark that it was hard to enjoy being in them. And while it’s true that you are likely to spend most of your time in NYC outside your room, the time you do spend there is pretty important. You need a place that feels clean and safe and lets you recharge before each days adventure.
*TIP* Margaritaville Resorts offer perks to anyone that joins their loyalty program! Be sure to join before staying at Margaritiville Resort Times Square. It’s free and you it will make you eligible for free drinks, room upgrades and more. It’s an easy way to make your money go farther and possibly get an upgraded room.
Our room in Margaritaville Resort Times Square was decorated in a light and bright ocean motif that is a breath of fresh air. Sometimes people forget that NYC is surrounded by water. And the rooms have several NYC touches that blend with that laid back beach vibe better than you might imagine! Our bathroom had a fun print for instance that featured Lady Liberty in a hammock enjoying Island life!
I also love that the rooms have beautiful fans over the beds. I’ve never seen that particular feature in a NYC hotel room before, and as a big fan user at night at home – I loved having that option on vacation too. Other hotel room perks include: Wi-Fi access, 55-inch Smart TVs, Mini fridge, Signature Margaritaville bed linens, Walk-in rain shower, Soundproof windows and more.
*TIP* Our room had a perfect view of the back of the Times Square New Years Eve Ball! This room would be an incredible place to spend New years Eve! You’d be above the craziness of Times Square and yet still in the middle of everything – and with one of the best views of the ball drop in the city!
I also appreciate that Margaritaville Resort Times Square has a lot of opportunity for enjoying the greater resort when you are spending time at the hotel. One of our favorite hotel perks was the rooftop pool right in the heart of Times Square!
It was a total trip to be able to look over the glass walls of the hotel pool area and see the lights, and billboards of Times Square – but from above the hustle and bustle – and in a peaceful and calm pool lounger! With a Margarita in my hand!
Did I mention you can order food right from your pool lounger, or choose a table outside for al fresco dinning? That’s a seriously chill way to spend some time in Times Square! The pool is also heated, opening up the option of pool time even in cooler weather.
If you get peckish while visiting Margaritaville Resort Times Square, there are a ton of food and entertainment options outside of just the pool deck. So if you get home from a long day of sightseeing and just want to give your feet a break from the NYC walking, there are multiple rooftop bars and restaurants you can get to in the very same building as your hotel room!
Some of the Food Options within the Resort:
- Margaritaville Restaurant
- LandShark Bar & Grill
- 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar
- License to Chill Bar
- Joe Merchant’s Coffee & Provisions
*TIP* If you visit the Margaritaville Restaurant during your stay, ask to be seated near Lady Liberty. About every 30 minutes the restaurant lights will dim and her margarita glass torch will do an incredible projection show to music. Its quite a spectacle! Or if you don’t mind missing the show, and prefer some privacy – not many people know you can actually ask to be seated in the booth inside Lady Liberty!
Need a Closer look? Check out the short video of our room tour at Margaritaville Times Square, below!
For More Info on Margaritaville Resort Times Square: https://www.margaritavilleresorts.com
Margaritaville Resort Times Square
560 Seventh Avenue
New York City, New York 10018
Thank you to Margaritaville Resort Times Square for a fabulous time.