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AKA Times Square

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8.8

Good (648 ratings)

New York City, United States - 

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140 m Times Square

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210 m Broadway

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210 m Bryant Park

Hotel Overview

AKA Times Square is a prime accommodation choice located in the heart of New York City. Based on user reviews, this hotel offers a blend of comfort, convenience, and modern amenities, making it a desirable location for both short and long-term stays. Guests praise its offerings and location, though some aspects receive mixed feedback.

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Hotel highlights

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Property

Location

  1. Prime Location: Situated in the vibrant heart of NYC, making it easy to access major attractions.
  2. Spacious Suites: Offers larger-than-average rooms equipped with modern amenities for comfortable stays.
  3. Friendly Staff: The hospitality team is often commended for their welcoming and helpful attitude.
  4. Modern Decor: The interior features contemporary design and furnishings that appeal to guests.
  5. Well-Equipped Kitchens: The kitchens in the suites are praised for being fully equipped, allowing for convenient in-room dining.
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Area for improvement

  1. Noisy Environment: Its central location leads to potential noise disturbances from the busy streets.
  2. Limited On-Site Amenities: Some guests feel the hotel could benefit from additional on-site facilities.
  3. Expensive Rates: The price point is considered high by some visitors, reflecting its prime location and offerings.
  4. WiFi Issues: Occasional complaints about the reliability and speed of the internet service.
  5. Housekeeping Inconsistencies: Some guests have mentioned irregularities in the cleaning service quality.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Grocery/Convenience store

Free WiFi

Laundry

Laundry

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Gym

Gym

Business services

Business services

24/7 front desk

24/7 front desk

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RateScore

Total 648 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.5

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9.0

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4.4/5

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booking

165 Reviews

8.5 / 10

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expedia

133 Reviews

9.0 / 10

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google

350 Reviews

4.4 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Property was mentioned 65 times

12% Negative85% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Arai Kordai6 months ago
5/5Google icon

Our AKA experience was absolutely unforgettable! AKA became our home away from home, all thanks to the exceptional hospitality of the team. Their commitment to guest comfort and building genuine connections left a lasting impression on us. They promptly addressed our requests, swiftly and professionally resolving any concerns. We had the pleasure of staying in two different room types, both notably more spacious than the average New York hotel rooms, and incredibly comfortable too. We're already looking forward to our next stay at AKA Times Square during our next visit to NYC.

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Matt M2 years ago
5/5Google icon

First and foremost, I have to comment on the staff. If it were not for the professionalism, inviting nature and overall kindness of the staff, I would rate differently. I can not express enough how grateful I am of them. My stay was 12 nights. I traveled from Seattle to NYC for surgery. I had 5 day hospital stay and after my return to the hotel I was needing crutches to walk. The staff was very attentive and always willing to go out of their way to assist with any and all of my needs. From opening the main entrance door to rushing to the elevator to push buttons for me. They were always willing to arrange other services for me to make my stay more enjoyable. I do have to rate some "issues" with the room, which I hold corporate accountable. I chose the one bedroom suite for my extended stay. I figured use of the full kitchen would be advantageous for saving a little on eating out for every meal and the in-unit washer/dryer was also a great add-on 1. HVAC system - the units are dated and should be replaced. The maintenance person was very informative and helpful on trying to remedy the loud noises it made, but there was only so much he was able to do. It was a whole building problem. 2. Washer/dryer - These were great units made by Bosch. Washer did fine, dryer, not so much. It would take roughly 5 or 6 hours of restarting the dryer to actually dry your clothes 3. Brown water - this was a random occurrence that lasted for about an hour or so. Was coming from every water source. 4. Room landline - Funny issue with this one. The room phones are cordless. There was a mix up with our phone and another room's phone. Maintenance tried to remedy, but we were constantly getting calls meant for another room. Overall experience result, I would stay here again. Customer service rating for me is weighted heavily because of my career field. I hold myself to high standards and even on my worst of days, I never let that affect my responsibilities while on the job. Thank you for reading.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 105

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Number of floors 12

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

8

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72

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56

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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Location Area Map

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What's nearby

Times Square

140 m

Broadway

210 m

Bryant Park

210 m

Rockefeller Center

490 m

Central Park

1.12 km

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Getting around

5 Av Station (W. 42nd St.)

210 m

New York W 32nd St. Station

980 m

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Airports Nearby

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

16 km

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Restaurants

Starbucks

140 m

Jollibee

140 m

Brooklyn Diner

210 m

Jimmy's Corner

Nearby

Virgil's Real Barbecue

140 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

70 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

48 out of 100

Risky

New York City safety index

Safety

Crime

70

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

70 out of 100

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Women safety

Safe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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77

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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83

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Property safety

Safe

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Likelihood of theft.

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76

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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57

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LGBTQ safety

Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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79

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Medical safety

Risky

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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48

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Overall Crime index

Moderate

An average rating of the crime categories

50 out of 100

Property crime severity

Moderate

57

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Mugging or robbery  49/100

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Car theft  40/100

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Car break-ins  48/100

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Home break-ins  41/100

Violent crime severity

Moderate

53

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Physical attacks  48/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  40/100

Other crime severity

Moderate

54

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Insult or harassment in public  54/100

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Corruption or bribery  53/100

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Drug problem  60/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$1.2 - $3.3

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Coffee

$2.8 - $7.5

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Beer 0.5L

$1.6 - $4

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$14.1 - $37.7

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$2.6 - $2.7

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$1.5 - $3.5

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$73.6 - $188.6

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$10.4 - $28.3

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McMeal at McDonalds

$9.4 - $14.1

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$1.9 - $4.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$119.8 - $135.3

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.9 - $1.3

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$37.7 - $80.2

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$24.5 - $282.9

Weather In New York City

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.57

PM1014

53

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 11:00

Children welcome

No pets, service animals welcome

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