YOTEL New York is located West of Times Square at 570 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10036 which is the corner of 10th Avenue and West 42nd Street. All of Manhattan and the gems it has to offer are within easy reach from YOTEL's central location, with the Lincoln Tunnel, Penn Station and Grand Central Station all just a few blocks away.
TO AND FROM THE AIRPORTS
For a detailed guide on how to get to and from our New York hotel from the major airports, along with some other useful tips, download our transport brochure here.
Snow, rain, severe cold/ heat all affect travel in the city very quickly so plan for a longer journey time. In rain, best idea is to hop on the subway or pre-book car service; everyone in NYC is trying to catch a cab.
If you intend to travel during rush hour, expect the higher end of all estimated travel times. Subways are a quicker option during this time, especially in the summer when on a Friday (New Yorkers flock to the suburbs to beat the heat). Rush hour tends to last from 7:30am- 9.30am and 4:30pm- 7:30pm
Always try and use yellow cabs, other cabs, usually black cars that pull over and vie for your business may charge you double. Cabs are city run and city controlled; they are metered and can be paid in cash, credit card or debit card (using the touch screen monitor). Tipping is at your discretion, but usually ranges from 15-20% of total charges.
When you take a cab it’s a good idea to have the cross-street address of your location with you. So for YOTEL just saying 570 Tenth Avenue is not always enough for the cabbies, you need to be more specific; for example, 'Tenth Avenue at W 42nd Street' or 'between 41st and 42nd Streets'.
USING THE SUBWAY
There is a subway map on the back of your In-Cabin guide. If you need extra help or have any further questions, stop by Mission Control or the Concierge desk on FOUR and they’ll be able to help. Below are some pros and cons in using the NYC Subway.
- The subway can get you pretty much anywhere you need to go in Manhattan for $2.75.
- If you plan on using this as a primary means of transportation, purchase an "Unlimited 7-day Pass." However, note this can only be used by 1 person. There is a timer that prohibits you from swiping your Metrocard twice within an 18-minute period.
- To purchase subway cards, use the automated machine. They are much faster than waiting for the toll booth clerk, instructions are in numerous languages.
- Always note if there is an express train to your destination.
- Pay attention to the subway entrances. Some will say "Uptown" or "Downtown". These will only take you in that specific direction. If you realise this after you swipe your Metrocard it will result in going back above ground, crossing the street, entering there, and swiping your card for another $2.75. However, if the entrance says neither, go ahead, there will be trains going in both directions.
We hope that you found this guide useful, some of the information will seem obvious for regular visitors to New York, but if you are a first time visitor it might just help!
Enjoy your stay.