Midtown-Times Square

Casablanca Hotel

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Free amenities like Wi-Fi, breakfast, nightly wine & cheese, afternoon tea, gym passes & more -- a value of over $100 per night -- compensate for a slightly higher price
  • It's one of the top-rated hotels in the city, known for its impeccable service
  • A quiet oasis-like setting, just off Times Square
  • Cozy, Moroccan-inspired decor

"An oasis" -- Frommer's

Map & Directions

A cab journey from JFK International Airport to Manhattan takes about an hour. A less expensive option is to take the AirTrain from JFK and transfer to the E subway line into Manhattan at Jamaica Station. The closest subway station is Times Square-42nd Street, one block from the hotel.

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Popular for its central location just off Broadway, the boutique Casablanca Hotel wins praise from Frommer's for being an "oasis" amid the hustle and bustle of Times Square. It's a great option for showgoers and sightseers. Most Midtown sights are within walking distance, including the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Center. Plus, there are 16 subway lines within two blocks of the hotel.

Taking inspiration from its name, the Casablanca Hotel’s comfortable rooms overflow with bamboo chairs, mirrors and mosaic tiles, and there’s even a leafy second-floor courtyard for guests to soak up the sun. 

Facilities here aren’t plentiful, but there are lots of extra free perks, and the service is great. Guests are provided with free day passes New York Sports Club (on request). Tea, coffee, fruit and cookies are available throughout the day at the cozy wood-paneled Rick’s Café, and in the evenings there is a complimentary wine and cheese reception from 5-8 p.m.. Guests can even invite a friend to join them at breakfast for no extra charge. Tony's di Napoli Italian family style restaurant is downstairs, and guests can also order in from other local eateries. Or dine out -- the trendy Hell's Kitchen dining district can be reached within 10 minutes on foot.

The simply furnished rooms have Moroccan-style window shutters, ceiling fans and free bottled water, but can be on the small side. Given the vibrant location, some of the front-facing rooms can also be a little noisy. Suites are larger, with separate sitting areas.

From the press:
  • "The building offers two outdoor areas, a rooftop deck and a second-floor courtyard, so that you can enjoy the sunshine without having to deal with the madding crowds of Times Square" -- Frommer's
  • "A favorite for the comfortable rooms and great location" -- Fodor's
  • "Rooms are small but pleasant and comfortable" -- Lonely Planet



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities on request

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub in all rooms except Cozy Classic Petite, which has a shower

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: One child age 17 or younger stays free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Infant's cot/crib available on request, free of charge. No extra beds available.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Fees: The rates for the Mini Suites are subject to a $2 occupancy tax, which will be added to the final rate on the booking page.

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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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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