$152 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 31, 2014 Check-out: Sep 1, 2014

Travel Inn

3 stars
515 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
290 reviews
Best kept secret in NYC

Been coming to this hotel for over 25 years.and have seen it grow better every year. On the outside... See full review

  • Larry the traveling guy
  • Aug 1, 2014
Great Hotel!!!!

I totally enjoyed this hotel. It was just a few blocks from Time Square. and not that far from... See full review

  • Nanits
  • Jul 14, 2014
Midtown Manhattan hotel close to the Jacob K Javits Convention Centre
The Travel Inn Hotel is located in midtown Manhattan close to the Jacob K Javits Convention Center which hosts many trade shows and conventions. The contemporary d�cor gives the hotel a sophisticated ambience. The hotel has a free garage, a swimming pool, a fitness center and tour desk to assist guests in booking tickets. The hotel was built in 1963 and has retained its sense of charm with rooms that have the feel of a more genteel past. The hotel has a business center with meeting room and a private voicemail service. Parking is also available at additional cost.
Reasons to stay
  • Located in midtown Manhattan close to the Jacob K Javits Conference Center and other attractions
  • Good facilities including fitness centre, swimming pool, business center and free garage
  • Comfortable and charming rooms with friendly staff
Travel Inn Hotel rooms
The Travel Inn Hotel has 160 rooms including those with king or double beds and a suite. The décor of the Travel Inn Hotel rooms is contemporary and comfortable. The solid wood furniture in the rooms and the curtains with pelmets have a vintage charm. All the rooms have flat-screen televisions and most have microwaves and refrigerators. Some also have outdoor terraces. The bathrooms have bath tubs, showers and Ecossential amenities. The swimming pool has life guards making it safer for children.
Things to do nearby
  • Jacob J Kavits Convention Centre (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Lincoln Centre (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Carnegie Hall (1.3 mi/2.1 km)

Travel Inn Rooms

Double
Rooms with 1 double bed include Cable/satellite TV, Video-game console, Pay movies, Air conditioning, Voice mail, Wake-up calls, Housekeeping, Extra towels, linens, Hair dryer, Iron/ironing board, Window opens, Clock radio, Desk.
Double Double
Rooms with 2 double beds include Cable/satellite TV, Video-game console, Pay movies, Air conditioning, Voice mail, Wake-up calls, Housekeeping, Extra towels, linens, Hair dryer, Iron/ironing board, Window opens, Clock radio, Desk.

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
High-speed internet

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Hotel Map

40.7601 -73.9961
Area served
New York
Nearby airports
JFK Intl Airport, Laguardia, Newark Intl Airport
Area description
Ideally located in Midtown Manhattan, Three short blocks to Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Minutes to all Broadway and Off Broadway Shows, Accessible to all major shopping areas, Close to Penn Station, Grand Central Station & Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Dining

None
The property does not have any on-site food and beverage facilities.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (290)

Ratings and reviews for Travel Inn

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
290 out of 290
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.9

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Travel Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mom from Montreal
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Aug 13, 2014

Great hotel, perfect location & great staff!

This hotel is in a perfect location just a couple of blocks from Times Square. There's also a great coffee shop right next door. The staff is friendly, the rooms are always clean (no bed bugs in all the years we've been staying here) and the price is fair. Definitely recommend it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel offers safe indoor parking for a small fee. Leave your car there and walk to Times Square where you have many options for dining, shopping, etc.

Review of Travel Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Module
Business
New Zealand
Aug 8, 2014

Unbeatable for the price

I stayed here for 6 nights while I was exhibiting at a tradeshow. For the price you pay, you can't beat the location and the room size. Sure, the decor in the rooms are a little dated and the bathrooms are small, but the double room was big enough for a colleague and myself to stay in. We had a minor rodent issue but it was dealt with by the hotel staff. I would stay here again, for sure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Within walking distance to Times Square.

Review of Travel Inn

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Maroonsbaseball
Michigan
Aug 8, 2014

Great spot in New York City

A retro feel makes this hotel unique. A throwback to the old travel motels of the 60s except in the heart of New York City and with a staff that looks after your every need. Rooms are quiet and clean. Outdoor pool is a touch you fine almost no where in NYC. Parking on site with easy in and out. Two I is from the Lincoln Tunnel. Four blocks to the subway A steal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Close to subway, Times Square, Broadway, Grand Central Station etc

Review of Travel Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mellymel78
Manassas, va
Aug 4, 2014

Average room, no frills

This is an average hotel with no extra frills. Parking is not free any longer ($20/day) and the check-in time was different than what was listed on the website. The staff was friendly, and the room was clean. The bathroom is tiny and the room itself is not very large. It is in walking distance to Times Square, and if you're not spending a lot of time in the room then it serves its purpose especially when it's a lot cheaper than competing hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Travel Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Larry the traveling guy
Business
Newport, RI
Aug 1, 2014

Best kept secret in NYC

Been coming to this hotel for over 25 years.and have seen it grow better every year. On the outside it looks like a plain motel. When you enter it is modern, fresh and welcoming. The rooms have a microwave, fridge and flat screen tv with 152 channels. Best of all is huge outdoor summing pools surround by lounge chairs. On a hot day you could imagine yourself being in LA. Great neighborhood and a professional and pleasant staff are very helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

42nd street cross town bus is right on the corner. Since the hotel is on 10th ave and a bit of a walk to Times Square you can get a transit card, take the bus for $2.50 then within a two hour period you can transfer to the subway for free.

Review of Travel Inn

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Nanits
Fairhaven, MA
Jul 14, 2014

Great Hotel!!!!

I totally enjoyed this hotel. It was just a few blocks from Time Square. and not that far from Central Park. The staff was extremely friendly, courteous and helpful with any requests that we had. The room was very clean., it was small but thats normal for NYC hotels. They had a microwave and refrigerator in the room which was great since we had 2 small children with us. The pool was a great feature ( they supply towels at the pool) to have in order to cool down after a long day in the sun and heat. I like that you park your own car in their garage. Normally when you are in a parking garage in NYC, you cannot access your car once its parked. We ordered room service for dinner. The food is from a restaurant on the next block They had the food delivered to us in about 25 mins. We took our dinner down to the pool and ate it outside. I would definitely stay here again on my next trip to NYC.!!!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Travel Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
NY explorer
Phoenix
Jul 13, 2014

Off Times Square hotel

OK location, really an off times square location. Not much north or south of it. Rooms are OK with minimal comforts. Price was good for NYC

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Travel Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Glomark
Moyock, NC
Jun 21, 2014

Would Stay Again

Staff was friendly and helpful. Hotel was clean and great location, however, bathroom was a little cramp. Hotel located on 42nd street so able to walk to Time Square, broadway and other must see attractions. Hubby and I were in New York to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. PARKING WAS NOT FREE as advertised on booking site. Despite my protest and showing them the information cited on wedsite, hotel staff would not waive the fee. Very disappointing. However, the fee was $20 per day and this was nominal when comparing to other hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short drive from hotel

Had an awesome experience at the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem.

Review of Travel Inn

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Sue Pech
Yucaipa, CA
Jun 20, 2014

Not up to the location

This hotel is the perfect location to get around NY, but we took showers in half of a foot of water in a tiny bathroom and the beds are awful! Staff was great too though and that helps not getting a good nights sleep on those rocks for beds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Review of Travel Inn

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Brian D
New York
Jun 20, 2014

City Break

Great, functional hotel in a good location. Super bars, restaurants and sights within easy walking distance. Only complaint is that advertised "free" parking dies not exist anymore. It's €20.00 per night since April. Huge bonus is a large rooftop swimming pool with plenty on sun loungers, on 42nd street!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Delta Grill. Cajun restaurant on 9th Avenue.

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