Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 560
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PatPat16 Great location close to MSG
Great location, close to MSG, TImes Square, Empire State Building, and Subway stations. Staff at the front desk were tremendous, always very helpful with any questions about attractions, dining, transportation. Rooms were small, but clean. However, there were a couple of issues. The wifi in the rooms didn't work well at all, and when I tried to use the internet in the business center, those computers weren't able to connect either. Tenille at the front desk was very helpful and completed the airline check-in that I was trying to do downstairs. Also, only one elevator was working the entire weekend, so wait times to catch an elevator were sometimes very long. It seems that in a city like New York, there should have been some way to get it repaired more quickly. Overall, we would recommend this hotel.
May 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimZ33 Friendly staff and great location
My daughter and I spent 3 days celebrating my son's graduation, and this location made it easy to get to wherever we need to go. We both felt welcome and safe. We jogged to Central Park, and walked just blocks to catch transportation or to shop. Lots of stuff to do close by.
May 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OJdecena Good job!
Friendly staff who allowed us to check in early. Ideal location. Close by to times square. Fast wifi. Clean room. Cool style of the bath tub having a glass door access to the main room. Very very nice that there is coffee available in the lobby 24/7. Lastly though, breakfast would have been perfect if there was bacon and or spam with sunny side up eggs. Elsewise, my wife and i enjoyed breakfast nevertheless. Would stay here again.
May 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SteveSF Great staff and location, good value
I have stayed at this HI Express hotel several times and my latest stay exceeded my expectations. The staff is very friendly and goes the extra mile to make you feel welcome and address any problems or questions you might have.
The rooms, while on the small side, are very clean and well maintained.
The complimentary breakfast can get crowded but offers a great variety of food to get you started for the day.
The location is ideal, close to several major subway lines, and the surrounding area has always felt safe to me.
My only complaint would be with the comfort of the pillows, they just didn't provide enough head and neck support but then again I am used to sleeping with an extra-firm pillow.
For a relatively inexpensive price (and NYC hotels can be expensive!) this hotel is a great bargain and is perfect for a leisure stay in the city.
May 17, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by eporat Good service fair cleanliness
Hotel cleanliness can improve and a small refrigerator in the room could be very useful.
May 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HZ1968 Great location
I stayed here for 5 nights while attending a conference at the Jarvit' Conference Center. The location was good for that - I could walk to the Conference Center in about 20 minutes. Hotel is also very close to Penn station and Madison Square Gardens. The room was small, but it it is NYC so that was expected. Nice desk for doing computer work, etc. Breakfast was good, but the breakfast room was super crowded - often no where to sit. Also, elevators are SUPER SLOW and the fitness room is pretty minimally equipped. I did have serious issues with getting my stay to count towards my IHG Reward account, which was very annoying.
May 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gethin563 Convenient Location for Manhattan
The hotel is a typical facility. Breakfast is a bit crowded and basic.
What makes this is it is close to the Subway close to upper end of The High Line Park and convenient to get around from. It is an EASY walf from Penn Station making Airport access ok
The surrounding area has a selection of basic restaurants and salad bars. The area seems quiet at night so overall it is a good place to base oneself. We stayed 4 nights and one can walk to the Convention Centre in about 15 minutes
May 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sjamajee MTB welcome !!!
I stayed over with my wife and 2 kids so as to take part at the 05/04 TD Five Boro Bike Tour. So, I came with a MTB. Staff went out of their way to find a solution to stock my bike safely for the night. They did not mind at all my taking of my bike into the room, up to the 4th floor (it must be said, the elevators are large and allow for this and my MTB was clean). This was really greatly appreciated, since originally, I had thought of leaving the bike in the parked car (which wouldn't have been practical, neither a smart decision). So, thanks to the staff for being understanding and accommodating my unusual request. I discovered I was not the only TD Five Boro Bike tour participant at the hotel, and rightfully so.
May 7, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Music81 Service
We were glad to be able to stay with you, which was in the middle of everything we needed and wanted to do. The front desk staff were incredibly helpful, friendly, cheerful, and happy people. Our only complaint would be the elevator service.... We were on floor 5 and in the morning, after waiting more than 20 minutes (we had a baby in a stroller), we just picked it all up and went down the stairs... We ended up having to do this every morning..... The only other thing I'll mention is the only ice machine is also on the first floor, making for additional need to use the elevator that is way way busy, and again, you have to use the stairs..
Other than than inconvenience, we really didn't have a problem.
April 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Davea110 Comfortable and clean with great service
Business travel, rooms are clean and well equipped, WIFI works well, and staff are very friendly and accommodating. Great location!
April 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DheerK Great Place to stay
The front desk staff was very cooperative and helped us keep the luggage as we had reached early and the room was not ready.
The room was nice and clean. Breakfast was good
April 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Neroli Great service
Stayed here twice in the last 6 weeks and found it convenient for Penn Station and all the sights, the staff were helpful and polite a minor problem on my second visit was sorted out quickly.
The only problem is that the breakfast area is too small for the numbers using it, but the breakfast is plentiful and varied. The rooms comfortable.
April 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Businesstravel23 Great location, great price, great staff ...
This location is perfect for business and pleasure. The people are very helpful and accommodating. Often my plans change at the last minute and they do everything to assist me as my needs evolve.
April 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cuban FF Great Service/Hotel
Way better than the Wellington Hotel and much more pleasant!!! The staff was always very helpful and super nice unlike the Wellington!!!
April 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KarenNYC777 Wonderful experience at NYC Madison Square Garden
We travel all over the world and stay in a few different hotels, but this one really won us over by SERVICE..
There were 4 of us traveling to some meetings at the UN, and then later 3 of us stayed almost 10 days at this Holiday Inn. They really cared about us. The General Manager 'Gary DeSoiza' showed us hospitality and went out of his way to make sure we were satisfied. The staff went out of their way to make us feel important and to ask if there was any thing they could do to help us.
We strongly recommend this hotel. It is close to everything- we walked to Macy's, movies, wonderful restaurants, and shopping. The metro was close by and also the train. Taxi's were easy to catch.
Service is great in this hotel!
April 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by hellobello68 Perfect stay in NYC
The hotel is at a very good location on Manhattan, only a few minutes walk from Penn station.
The rooms are in a good size and very much OK in standard.
The staff seems to be competent when it comes to checking out, splitting bills and so on but apparently they're not. I would say a bit ignorant and not so willing to help. After almost a week after checking out I still haven't recieved the amount that was supposed to have been cancelled on my credit card bill. For your own convenience make sure you present the correct credit card/cards when checking in.
April 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jaohin NYC or bust
Loved the Holiday Inn Express on W. 29th Street! Great value!
April 2, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by franco56 Good value for a hotel in Manhattan
Definitely needs restyling and a bit more care in cleaning the rooms, but considering my other experiences in Manhattan it is well-worth the money. The front desk was great, I arrived late in the night after 30 hours of no sleep and they were corteous and helpful. The next day they sorted out a problem with my Rewards # that had been cancelled. I will go back for sure.
April 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cyndi212 Great Acommodating hotel
I stay at this hotel very often its is in a great convienent location to transportation staff are extremely friendly and accomodating they ask how i am every time i come as i am a repeat person at this hotel tenille sherry along with all other staff that work at the hotel the rooms are extremely clean bed is comfy and alot of times i get great rates especially on the weekend which is hard to find in the city then when u do find a good rate in city the hotels not clean ans staff are rude but this hotel is great that have free internet fax printing downstairs which most hotels in city charge for a little nice selection in morning free breakfast and room is a decent size for the city plus some rooms have a whirlpool jacuzzi. Also they allow cash paying customers which is also hard to find in the city . Id recommend this hotel to anyone they are great friendly staff great location acommodating comfortable bed and all. 5 stars for me ;) Manager he is very nice as well u dont see him to much but when and if u do if u are a frequent guess he remembers u by name and will ask u if u need anything.
March 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by moey 48 room and breakfast
we have always enjoyed our stays at Holiday Inn express due to the cleanliness of the rooms and the convenience of the breakfast available
March 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIL21 Great location and service!
The staff were very accomodating and welcoming. The breakfast team were ever so helpful and always with a smile. The location was ideal for my visa as close to my daughter's school.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rocket33 Fantastic Service
Because of the staff at this hotel and quiet accomidations, the NYC-Madison Square Garden Holiday Inn is my favorite hotel. From the greeting from the front desk staff to their willingness to make your stay the best it can be, this hotel is in a class above the rest.
On my most recent trip, Tanielle and the rest of the staff at the front desk went out of their way to make my daughter's visit and birthday extra special.
Everyone from the front desk to the cleaning crew to the breakfast crew are friendly and helpful. They provide excellent service and take their jobs seriously.
March 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matsias Better than Expected
Great Hotel! Great staff! Great location! Can't ask for anything more.
March 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JEB SR Great Location
Great location! Close to MSG, Penn Station, FIT, and a short walk to Times Square. I stayed here in January for a week and just finished a one night stay in March. The rates, especially in March, offered great value. The staff was prompt, courteous and attentive to needs.
While I wish the rooms were larger, I now realize the size is comparable to other hotels throughout the City for standard rooms.
March 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by dk160901 Good hotel a bit pricey though. Bad breakfast.
We choose this hotel mainly because it's position near Madison sq. The room was clean and quite. It reached our expectations. What failed to meet the expected level was the quality of the food offered for breakfast. We would stay again without paying for the last.
March 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DCC1201 Great location and good size room plus comfort
I would reccomend this hotel to anyone. Its in a great location and for the price, which is very reasonable for Manhattan prices, the room was a good size, clean, and quiet. The bed was very comfortable and I would stay here again.
March 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PufferFish30 All is great except for the shower
It only had soap as bars and not liquid and no hand held shower head.
For me it is kind of basic level...
March 24, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 3jcc14 First time here on a weekend
This was my third time staying at this location but the first time over a weekend. I was also using Points and Cash for this stay. I arrived at around 3pm on Saturday and was surprised to find out that my room was not ready. I sat in the breakfast area until about 3:30pm before my room was ready and I wound up with one of the "little rooms" or rooms behind the elevators so the elevators take a chunk of space out of the actual room. I was a little surprised since I am a Platinum level member but I'm not the type that scream and yell at staff and throws there weight with the usual "do you know how much I spend with the Priority Club Group?" comments to get their ways. I left it as is. Maybe they were so full of Platinum members that I had to take the smallest room in the hotel? The rooms are fine, beds are comfortable and as per usual, the sleep was good. I was surprised in both mornings that the Breakfast area was extremely "packed". All the tables were filled and people were standing shoulder to shoulder at the food buffet. It was tempting to run down the street to grab a quick $5.00 breakfast from one of the local shops. Anyhow, overall a decent stay. Breakfast was a little cramped and I was surprised at getting the little room in the building but the sleep was great and room was clean and quiet.
March 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David C! Great value for Manhatan
Trying to find a place to stay in Manhattan near the theater district and at an affordable price is very difficult. The Holiday Inn Express at Madison Square Garden is the best I have encountered so far.
Check-in was easy, and the complementary water and snacks was extremely welcome after our arrival on Amtrak and the walk from the station to the hotel.
The room itself was small, but that is to be expected for Manhattan. I don't think you can get a large room for a reasonable price in this city. It was very clean and comfortable.
I really appreciate the fact that every light fixture has an electrical outlet. So I don't need to move furniture to find an outlet, and there is one available at each nightstand and on the desk.
The location is also great. Two blocks from Penn Station means all trains and subways are easily accessible. There are many good places to eat within a few block's walk, and the Broadway theaters are about 18 blocks (less than a mile) away - a pleasant walk when the weather is nice.
Overall, I am very happy with my stay and if the prices remain reasonable, I will stay here again on my next trip to Manhattan.
March 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrPaver Perfect for Manhattan
I have done a lot of traveling over this winter, and I may have stayed at "nicer" hotels in different areas of the country, but this hotel was perfect for what I needed for my first time in Manhattan. Yes, everything is smaller in New York, but given the location; the price; the staff; the breakfast buffet...it was an excellent value for Manhattan. If you want a five star hotel, stay somewhere else. But if you want an excellent value for Manhattan, and you want to be treated in a 5 star way...stay here. I will again, should I ever return.
March 12, 2014