Hotel Edison

Midtown Hip Hotel
Hotel Edison #292 of 510 hotels in New York City #292 of 510 hotels in New York City
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228 W 47th St New York, NY 10036

Why we like it

  • Excellent location close to popular attractions and theaters
  • Charming classic New York decor hearkens to a golden bygone age
  • Gorgeous Art Deco style lobby sets the atmosphere as soon as you walk through the door
  • Delicious cocktails at the ground floor Rum House make for a perfect night cap
  • Excellent staff that gives personalized service stand by to serve your every need

What you need to know

  • Guests are required to show their room key before using the elevator
  • This building has served as the set for everything from the Godfather to John Wick
  • The on-site restaurant offers delicious breakfast at a reasonable price
  • This is an older hotel that's been newly renovated, but maintains its stately charms
  • Grab an early seat at the jazz bar, it fills up quick for performances

Popular NYC Features

Walk to Times Square Walk to Central Park Free Breakfast On-site Restaurant On-site Bar Free WiFi Rooftop Bar Smoke Free


This stay puts you steps from Times Square, surrounded by world-famous theaters, peerless nightlife, and a truly dizzying variety of restaurants and shops. The subway system makes visiting other areas of the city easy. The 50 St subway station is a little over a block away.

  • Distance to Times Square: 75 yards
  • Distance to Central Park: 0.7 mile

Property Amenities

Business services

  • Conference center
  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge

Property services

  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Elevator/lift
  • Express check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Smoke-free property
  • ATM/banking
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Conference space
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free reception


  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Shuttles and transportation

  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Limo or Town Car service available


  • 24-hour fitness facilities

In-Room Amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bathtub or shower

Media and electronics

  • Television
  • Cable TV service
  • Free WiFi
  • iPod docking station
  • Pay movies
  • Free WiFi (limited) device count
  • Phone
  • Premium TV channels


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer


  • Daily housekeeping

Bedding and linens

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Pillowtop mattress


Hotel Edison

13,229 Reviews #292 of 510 hotels in New York City

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  • GreenLeader Bronze level
  • 2019 Certificate of Excellence

Recent Reviews

kellyjQ1014JQ wrote a review on February 18, 2020
Trip Type: Couples

Lovely Hotel!

Fantastic hotel, great location and such helpful staff (special shout out to Keith in security who couldn’t do enough to help us) very clean room and housekeeping staff so polite! I even left $800 dollars in our and fearing the worst thought it may have been gone but the trustworthy and honest staff shut it in the safe. Only reason this post doesn’t get a 5 star is the incredibly small room! Once you open your case you can’t move! But for how long we needed to be there, we made do! We didn’t make use of the bar there but I’ve heard great things about the rum bar and entertainment. We had shows and sports events booked so didn’t have time. We had to check out early but were able to make use of the bag storage for $1 per bag. Door staff fab, overall a very enjoyable trip!
usa106 wrote a review on February 18, 2020
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Great Experience for our Family!

We visited NYC for a show last week ( SIX -- Next door ) -- We had a great experience -- prices were reasonable -- they had valet parking for car -- expensive, but easy! We stayed in a family suite which had two doubles and a king in two rooms with a shared bath -- It was Fabulous - we all had a great night sleep and felt safe and secure at the Edison! It is 1-3 blocks to EVERYTHING we did from Ellens Starlight , to our show, to Johns Pizza to times square to Schmeckery Bakery! -- Awesome experience in all!
LloydHolliday wrote a review on February 17, 2020 Leeds, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples


I wanted to stay in Times Square as my partner hadn’t been to New York before so I wanted her to have access to everything and to be honest location wise this place is amazing. Also the restaurants are fantastic too however that’s where it finishes. The first room we were given was hurrendous, wallpaper peeling off the walls, linen marked and had a hole in, the bathroom was so worn the sink had different colours in the bowl and the smell wow let’s just say damp! I’ve never asked to move rooms in my life but I had to. When we spoke to reception they kindly found us another room and whilst in comparison to the first it was better it was still awful and the bathroom was tiny. We actually looked at booking into another hotel nearby after the first night but it was so busy the prices were extremely high. I’m not sure how the hotel gets the rating it does unless we were out in old rooms and the rest are lovely but I will never stay here again.
708eyalk wrote a review on February 17, 2020
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Valentine's Weekend made Perfect

The Edison Hotel is the perfect place to stay! Located a block away from Times Square, the Edison is the ideal place to stay for anyone who is staying in NYC and looking to take in the beautiful sights of Time Square or going to see a show on or off Broadway. With plenty of shopping to do in the area, The Edison is located within a few blocks of anything you could ever need. The hotel itself is filled with the most friendly and accommodating staff who went above and beyond to meet all of our needs. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful valentines weekend and it was all thanks to the Edison Hotel. I absolutely recommend the Edison Hotel to anyone who is looking to stay in NYC.

TheEdison, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Edison Times Square, responded to this review

Dear 708eyalk, Thank you so much for your fabulous review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a 5-star experience. We very much look forward to showing you the same, if not better, level of hospitality on your next visit. All my best, Jaclyn

nmarcum03 wrote a review on February 17, 2020 Hurricane, West Virginia
Trip Type: Family

Avoid room 430

I'll start out by saying the location is perfect! Great walking distance and perfect for theatre district. Another positive is you can have your luggage held for $1 a bag (before or after checkout). Other than that, I'd rather stay at an, average Hilton, Fairfield, etc. Upon reservation I informed them it would be our daughter's first trip and asked for a decent room (as they take special requests). We got room 430, which was horrible. We have windows that look at walls. The heating unit banged all night the second night! I've literally had 3 hours of sleep the last night there and about 4.5 the night before. I'm not talking about a little cling/clang. I'm talking about loud banging and waking you up if you were asleep. The past night it was consistent from 1am-4am. The bathroom sink is the only thing updated and it's lacking any room to put belongings on. The bathtub is chipping away (not that I care, but I expect more for the price and for this hotel). Honestly, the price doesn't match the service received. You pay a $29 facility fee that includes your internet (but it rarely works - at least in our room). Doors are constantly slamming around our room at all hours as well (I'm sure there is something cheap to help soften that for guests comfort). I was going to do online checkout, but couldn't even do that because Bill was incorrect. They gave us a $20 food credit when we booked direct and it's not showing correctly (or at all). Positive was no issues at all adjusting bill when I checked out. I know it's NYC and everything is priced up, but it's hard to justify spending money here when you can't sleep and don't have basic accommodations that other hotels offer for $100 a night in other locations (coffee, basic breakfast or snacks, updated, wifi thar works, and no banging heating units).

TheEdison, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Edison Times Square, responded to this review

Dear nmarcum03, Thank you for your review. We appreciate all guest feedback, both positive and negative, for a chance to make improvements for the future. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the location and hope you were able to take on Times Square like a local. We would like to apologize for the inconveniences that you encountered during your stay. I can assure you that we do our absolute best to place each guest in a nice room and it was not intentional that you were allocated the room that you encountered. Please know that we do have a 24-hour Engineering Team who would be more than happy to look into the issues that you encounter throughout the night. Please know that we do offer coffee makers free of charge for the rooms by request. If you had reached out at the time, we would have been more than happy to accomodate your requests. Again, we apologize for the inconveniences that you encountered and we truly hope that you will consider staying with us again in the future to show you that we are better than what you experienced. Kind regards, Jaclyn


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