Paramount, An Ian Schrager Hotel

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

235 West 46th Street, At Eighth Avenue, New York City, New York, 10036, United States

9 Reviews

Paramount Hotel Times Square New York
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 24% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Business56
  • Dinkybird02's Profile Photo

    Ideal Location for Everything..


    Booked this hotel as part of a flight/hotel deal with Expedia and thought for the money we paid (£657), the location was great... unfortuantely, the hotel itself isnt so great. There are renovation works being carried out so you cant really see the outside of the hotel, the lobby is really nice but once you get up to you rooms, its a let down. We were given a complimentary upgrade to two double beds and all I can say is I dread to think how small the room was with just the one bed! The room was very small, very basic, wallpaper peeling off the walls and a air con system that no matter how much you turned it down, when you woke back up it was baking in the room. For location this hotel is great but thats about it really.

  • mlbk888's Profile Photo

    Smacked right in theatreland


    Stayed 10 nites from 16 July this year. Was a bit apprehensive after reading some 'not so favourable' reviews here.

    We were given a standard queen bedded room since we booked through PL. The room was small but offered the basic amenities including a closet that provided sufficient space for storing our luggage etc. The toilet though compact was clean with fresh towels and toiletries provided daily. The headboard was interesting - repro of paintings by Dutch masters.

    On the 2nd nite, the air-con broke down and when this was brought to the attention of the front office staff, we were immediately told to check out and get keys to a new room. To our pleasant surprise they upgraded us to a much larger room with a king-size bed. This was a bonus for us - something we did not expect.

    The location is everything about the hotel - smacked right in the middle of theatreland, restaurants, shopping etc. We could roamed the streets at 2am and still be able to walk back to the hotel with no worries about safety issues.

    The Dean and Delucca cafe downstairs serves fabulous muffins and coffee. Don't miss it!

    Although we had a good stay here, we much prefer The Roosevelt where we stayed for 4 nights towards the end of the month.

    Unique Quality: Lobby is a fantastic place to hang around - the music is good and the sound system just as good.

    Directions: On West 45th Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.
    The TKTS booth (for cheap broadway tickets) is just downstairs on the opposite side of the street.

  • 850prc's Profile Photo

    A bit of nuttiness over on 46th Avenue


    I stayed at the Paramount hotel recently (2007) during the Book Expo America convention in NYC. The Paramount was a place that we got a good deal via priceline.

    The thing about the Paramount is that it's just a little "off center", a little bit "nutty". If you say zig, they want to zag, so to speak. The decor is very moody, lots of candles amid austere cement walls. The furnishings, both in the lobby and in the rooms, is just a bit strange. In my photos, please notice the lobby chair embroidered with a Rottweiler snarling. Hmmm, not sure about that. I guess it's one of those artistic things that I just don't quite get.

    In the rooms, they have black and white carpet, patterned in large checks. The bathroom sink is a strange looking large metal cylinder item. On the plus side, the older fashion shower and tub must have been installed before the water police took over.... plenty of water pressure, and LOTS of nice, hot water. Yes.

    The beds are set lower to the floor, and the headboards are done as sideways "gallery picture frames". Again, just a little bit nutty.

    There are four elevators, all featuring a different lighting color scheme. It's tough to see the buttons in the blue elevator. Again, a little bit nutty.

    Summing up, the Paramount is reasonably comfortable. The front desk is helpful and friendly. And the location in the 200 block of W 46th Street is great, just off Times Square. It's not my first choice of a hotel in Midtown West, but it'll do.

    Unique Quality: Crazy room decor, and even crazier lobby decor. (See photos below)

    Comfortable rooms with GREAT barely hear the street. And, you don't hear a thing from the thump-thump woofers in the bar at lobby level.

    Speaking of bars, there are two. The lobby level bar is done in all black, with colored tissue and colored light accents. There is also a lot of chalk writing all over the walls with strange messages of some kind. The sound system kicks butt, sounds really good...they play a nice variety of good rock and 80s stuff. The Police, Simple Minds, Gwen Stefani, etc. And amazingly, you CAN'T hear the noise in your room.

    There is also a more sedate bar on the mezzanine level, and you can also get food. Morning breakfast can happen at this location as well, although I never partook.

    As with most Manhatten hotels, there isn't enough room in the rooms. But the Paramount gets a big plus for having strong water pressure and lots of hot water. :)

    Bell hops are especially helpful and pleasant.

    The Paramount does have WiFi, but as you'd expect in NYC, it's ridiculously priced at $15.95 per day. THE BIGGEST REASON to skip buying WiFi is that it is the "b" band version, not the higher speed and effectiveness "g" version. I found it only a little bit better than a good dialup for my purposes. Go around the corner and hit Starbucks with your lappie if you need to hit the 'net.

    Directions: West 46th street, north side of the street, between 7th and 8th avenues

  • L_stGrrlDi_s's Profile Photo

    Attractive Artsy Fartsy Close to Time Square


    I stayed at the Paramount for 3 days in a cheap one person room. The hotel was beautiful, clean and safe. Next door was Dean and Deluca's which had excellent snacks. I would recommend this hotel for any single traveller. It fits the budget with classy style.

    Unique Quality: My room was small with a queen size bed, art on the walls and the most interesting bathroom.

    Directions: Two blocks from time square

  • tracymg's Profile Photo

    Great Location


    The Paramount Hotel is in Times Square. Very stylish and smart. Ok, the rooms are small but who goes to New York to hang around in a hotel room.

    The bar is very nice - drinks expensive just like most New York bars.

    Unique Quality: The hotel lobby is beautiful. Very impressive.

    Dean & Deluca inside the hotel is great. Lovely hot chocolate and cakes.

    Directions: Times Square

  • jlee008's Profile Photo

    Modern Simplicity


    The Paramount is centrally located right off Broadway in the Theater District, convienent to manhattan and midtown...of course, in NYC everything is pretty much convienent!!!

    The service was great and the staff was pleasant. They had some great recommendations for nightlife and food.

    Unique Quality: A few things make this place stand out. For one thing, it is clean and modern. There was a theme of all white in the rooms...the bathrooms were stainless steel with modern forms. Rooms were a bit small, but its no wonder, space is a commodity in NYC. There was a 24hr fitness center with elliptical machines, treadmills, etc. The lobby is impeccably decorated. They have a Dean and Deluca's downstairs near the lobby and a little bar on the other side.

    A little note, they are supposed to renovate in 2005 and be renamed Hard Rock Hotel.

    Broadway is just a step away and you can find shows aplenty. There is a GREAT nightclub nearby, very exclusive...The China Club...however we did get discounts into the club because we were staying at the Paramount. WAY cool!!!

  • sweetdreamsdesigns's Profile Photo

    cozy chic in Times Square


    Rooms at this boutique hotel are not spacious- but, very well designed.You have wonderful linens and an overall feel of luxury for the price.

    Unique Quality: LOCATION,LOCATION, LOCATION! The Dean & Deluca coffee shop doesn't hurt either! The Whisky bar is a known hotspot and the lobby is great fun for people watching- usually beautiful people ...
    24 hour room service and afternoon tea are extra perks!

    Directions: times square

  • sweetdreamsdesigns's Profile Photo

    cozy chic in Times Square


    Rooma at this boutique hotel are not spacious- but, very well designed.You have wonderful linens and an overall feel of luxury for the price.

    Unique Quality: LOCATION,LOCATION, LOCATION! The Dean & Deluca coffe shop doesn't hurt either! The Whisky bar is a known hotspot and the lobby is great fun for people watching- usually beautiful people ...
    24 hour room service and afternoon tea are extra perks!

    Directions: times square

  • TRimer's Profile Photo

    Funky Hotel in Times Square


    Ok. So I actually stayed at this hotel before it was renovated (in college when it was the flea-ridden Century Paramount) and after Ian Schraeger remodeled it. And they say that you cannot disguise a pig with lipstick.

    Unique Quality: The fashionable hotel caters to a somewhat bohemian, fashionable, yet cost-conscious clientele. The very small rooms have black-and-gray checked carpet, white furnishings and walls with a huge painting and distinctive touches such as gilt-framed headboards and conical steel bathrooms sinks. In the lobby, a glamorous sweep of staircase leads to the Mezzanine Restaurant, and the attached Whiskey Bar, once fiercely trendy, draws a somewhat diluted crowd. The elevators lighting is either yellow, red and blue. Definately a unique place.

    Directions: In the heart of Times Square. Note: the hotel has no sign outside it. This tends to bug cab drivers.

More about Paramount, An Ian Schrager Hotel

Very nice hotel

by Birsen

Originally Century Paramount Hotel designed by Thomas Lamb, inaugurated

Address: 235 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036<

Subway: A/C/E trains to 42nd Street, 1/9, 2/3,
7, N/R trains to Time Square

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Paramount Hotel

by tracymg

I am staying at the Paramount Hotel over Christmas and would appreciate any information from people who have stayed there. I know that is has tiny rooms but is very close to Times Square and have seen a couple of pictures but thats about it really.

What is the restaurant like?
Is it clean?
Is the gym any good? Is there an additional charge to use it?

Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance to all that reply.


Re: Paramount Hotel

by AliasGirl

Hi Tracy,

I don't really know specifics about the Paramount Hotel, but you can check trip advisor for details, there were about 6 reviews on there.

What I did want to tell you, is that you would be located on 46th Street, which is centrally located between Times Square and Midtown. Perfect to experience alittle bit of Times Square and the attractions along Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue.

Hope you have a nice stay. Feel free to check out my tips on NYC Restaurants, I have quite a few.


Re: Paramount Hotel

by 10028

I've never actually seen the rooms, but you're right that it's known for having the teeniest. But also quite chic. I go there frequently to meet friends for cocktails in the mezzanine bar, which is quite nice. I also like the funky look of the whimsical lobby. Sorry I can't help with info on the gym or prices there.

The Paramount is right in the heart of the theater district, and across 8th Ave. from "Restaurant Row," where you'll find terrific pre- or post-theater dining. Tough to get a reservation at those peak times, but pretty easy if you go at 8:00 p.m. My favorites on that block (W. 46th between 8th-9th) are Orso, Becco, Lattanzi (all Italian) and Joe Allen (pub). For terrific less-expensive restaurants, stroll along 9th Ave.

I'm sure you'll have a great time, Christmas is a terrific time to see New York.

Re: Paramount Hotel

by Steve413

The rooms are clean but really tiny. You may also want to investigate the TIME HOTEL - it is another, much newer Ian Schrager hotel - the rooms are also small but nice because it is only about 3 years old. It located on 49th between 8th and Broadway.


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Address: 235 West 46th Street, At Eighth Avenue, New York City, New York, 10036, United States