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Hotel Central Fifth Avenue

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Why We Love It

  • A solid and sensible option -- this used to be the Holiday Inn Express, so it still has that brand's clean, practical look
  • A great location around the corner from Fifth Avenue and five blocks from Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral
  • About seven minutes on foot from Times Square; close enough to the lights but nicely removed from the hubbub
  • All guests get free Wi-Fi and a daily continental breakfast

Enjoyed This
(20 Member Ratings)
"It was very centrally located. Easy to walk to attractions ."
Nov 20, 2017
Hooksett, NH, USA

Rooms & Rates

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A great option for travelers who want a sensible, often-times inexpensive hub for New York City sightseeing, the Hotel Central Fifth Avenue makes good on the promises in its name. Top tourist sights are very close by: Times Square is less than ten minutes away on foot (a distance we prefer, actually, as you're not in the thick of the crowds); Fifth Avenue shopping is around the corner, including Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral.

This used to be a Holiday Inn Express, and pretty much all that's changed is the name. We walked over to check it out (it's only a few minutes from our office) and the hotel still has that brand's simple, straightforward design. Rooms are clean and uncluttered, if not the most stylish. Staff are very friendly and attentive. A good option for families too as there are rooms with two double beds, though they are a bit snug so the whole family better be getting along. The lobby is simply laid out if a bit narrow, with a continental breakfast bar of cereals and pastries that's free for all guests. All guests also get free Wi-Fi.



  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
  • Internet access


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for one child up to age 5. Extra beds are not available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, and will be charged $50 (subject to tax) per night. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(20 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Hotel Central Fifth Avenue New York (Magna Hospitality) over the past 15 months.
2.8 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.3 Rooms
3.5 Quality of Service
3.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
It was very centrally located. Easy to walk to attractions .
Alyssa Nov 20, 2017 Hooksett, NH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
We had a room on the first floor that was basically like the maid's quarters. Near the stock room and cleaning supplies closet. We were woken up both mornings at around 5am due to the hotel staff prepping the breakfast. After 6am, it was impossible to sleep since breakfast was from 6-10am. There should not be rooms on the first floor.
Jessica Oct 10, 2017 Concord, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was clean, quiet and conveniently located.
Other Comments
The free breakfast didn't really help us, because it was packed with too many people, so we went to Hot Bagels across the street and had a decent meal.
Charles Sep 05, 2017 Philadelphia, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
If you are looking for a hotel in the Times Square area that will break the budget, this is a good choice. Close to Broadway shows, TKTS, many restaurants. Small clean rooms, friendly staff.
Paul Sep 04, 2017 Philadelphia, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
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Matthew Aug 14, 2017 Berkeley Springs, WV, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location , breakfast was okay - apprecaitrd the cuppa coffee in the morning.
Other Comments
Booked a room with double beds amd on arrival at check - that was unavailable.
William Jun 27, 2017 Rochester.hills, MI, USA
Enjoyed Most
location close to the theaters
Richard Jun 26, 2017 Charlton, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very very clean, neat and just what we needed
Other Comments
Rooms are small but not tiny. Very adequate. Quiet too!!! Very close to grand central and time square.
Ellen Jun 26, 2017 Canton, CT, USA
Enjoyed Most
Convienent location, excellent accomadations, breakfast included in price, excellent staff.
Debra Jun 06, 2017 Lebanon, PA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Friendly, helpful staff
Linda May 31, 2017 Absecon, NJ, USA

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