Sheraton Hotel New York Times Square
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We spent a few nights at the Sheraton – Times Square and really loved the location.
People choose hotels for a variety of reasons:
- staff hospitality
- luxury accommodations
For me the #1 reason to choose a hotel is always location and the Sheraton really fits the bill. Located just out of the blinding lights of the heart of Times Square it is in a great spot.
The lobby of the Sheraton is large and always bustling with activity. Just off the main entrance the left is an eating area. In the morning you can get a snack and some caffeine from the Starbucks with the nicest servers you’ll ever encounter. That alone is worth the price of coffee in a city where people are often curt. In the afternoon the same space the area is a full service bar. This was my first stop every morning to get some drinks and snacks for breakfast while the crew was getting ready!
The rooms are nice but a little small. Ideally you won’t spend much time there anyway since you’ll be out and about exploring the wonderful city of New York. The biggest surprise is that the beds are full sized and not queen. Be prepared to snuggle up closely if you are sharing the bed.
When we travel as a family we often have boys in one bed and girls in the other. That has hubby and son in one bed and me and daughter in the other. Do your sleeping arrangements change when you travel? These changes keep the kids from bickering and give the family adventure more of a slumber party feel!
The hotel offers room service though we didn’t try it. I like to reserve room service for when I absolutely can’t get out – terrible weather or someone is sick. Thankfully neither was an issue during this trip!
For local food we loved:
- Ray’s Pizza – Head out of the hotel and turn right. Just after crossing the street you’ll find a line of people out the door of Ray’s Pizza. There is a reason for the line – the food is fantastic! Grab a seat if you can because the place is always packed. If you can’t, take your food back to the room. Enjoy watching the pizzas being hand made while you wait in line.
Ray’s Pizza is frequented by real New Yorkers. I mention this because New Yorkers are used to crowds and think nothing of personal space. Take a deep breath when the guy in line behind you stands RIGHT behind you. Just hang on to your purse (just in case) and be glad he is blocking the blast of cold air coming in from the open door.
Differences in things like personal space can be a shock when you travel. Once, while traveling in Europe, I was sitting at a table for 2 with a friend which left 2 empty seats. In no time another pair came and sat at our table. It was an efficient use of space but a surprise none the less. Be prepared to stand closely in line here in NYC.
2. Deli – Directly across the street from the front door of the Sheraton is a deli. This very New York type of place is open 24/7. You can get snacks, drinks, a full meal, and breakfast at any time – day or night. I can personally say the meatballs are amazing and would make my Italian Nonna proud.
Enjoy your New York trip to the Big Apple!
Natalie, The Educational Tourist