Frequently Asked Questions

Information on Our Hotel Near Times Square

What time is Check-in?

Check-in at our hotel near Times Square is at 3pm. However, if we have rooms available based on the type of accommodation reserved it will be our pleasure to provide you a room before that time.

What time is Check-out?

Check-out time is 12pm.

Is there a place to store my/our luggage?

Yes, upon early check-in if a room is not available you may check your luggage with Front Service/Bellman for a small fee, as well as upon check-out. We do not offer overnight storage. Please keep in mind that due to limited space storage is not always available and/or a short wait may be necessary depending on volume.

Is there parking for guests?

Yes, we have valet parking. We'll put the charge directly on your hotel bill. Our valet charges are as follows:

Standard Vehicle -- $55 per day
Oversized Vehicle (SUV, crossover) -- $65 per day

*Please note Parking does not include In and Out privileges, and no super-sized vehicles are accepted. Parking at The Hotel Edison is valid for 24 hours, with a full-day charge applied after 24 hours. The parking ticket must be validated at the front desk.

Does the hotel accept packages on behalf of guests? Is there a fee to handle or store packages?

Package handling is provided for a charge. Boxes or Packages under 25lbs or 11kg are handled for $8 per package. Boxes or Packages over 25lbs or 11kg, but no heavier than 50lbs or 23kg are handled for $12 per package. Boxes or Packages over 50lbs or 23kg will be charged at $30 per item for handling. Please direct mailed packages to 233 West 46th Street, New York, NY, 10036. Packages may arrive no earlier than 7 days prior to your stay. The packages must be kept in your guestroom once you arrive. For everyone's safety, if the package does not have a registered guest name, then it will be returned to sender.

Does the hotel have special group rates?

Yes, if you'd like to book 10 rooms or more, contact our Group Sales Department at (212) 840-5000 or [email protected].

Please note that any group is subject to a mandatory porterage fee for luggage conveyance and storage, whether or not those services are desired. To learn more, please contact the Group Sales Department.

What's in the neighborhood of hotel Edison?

We are located just steps from Times Square and in the center of the Theater District – it's an ideal location to be in New York City. We have two entrances/exits – our main entrance/exit is on W. 47th St. and we have a back entrance/exit on W. 46th St. making it very convenient whether going or coming from uptown or downtown. We are steps from subway and bus stops, restaurant row on 46th St., 2 ½ blocks from 5th Ave. shopping, St. Patrick's Cathedral, walking distance to Macy's, Central Park, Intrepid Museum, Penn Station, Grand Central Station, Hell's Kitchen local NYC neighborhood, MoMA, quick subway ride to SOHO, Lower Manhattan, Natural History Museum, Metropolitan Museum and many other museums such as the Guggenheim and Morgan. In other words, the Hotel Edison is in the heart of Manhattan.

How do I get to the hotel from JFK Airport / LaGuardia Airport / Newark-Liberty Airport?

We have no specific recommendation. However, yellow taxis will bring you to and from the hotel for a flat fee or there are shuttle vans that are well marked in the ground transportation area of the airports or you may contact us directly at (212) 840-5000 ext. 7215 or [email protected] to arrange for a car. View maps and directions to the location of The Hotel Edison.

New Jersey by car:

Coming through/out of the Lincoln Tunnel follow the signs for 42nd St. Make a left to 10th Ave. Make a right onto 10th Ave and drive up to 48th St. where you will make a right onto 48th St. Take 48th straight over to Broadway or 7th Ave. and make a right one block to 47th St. Another right and you will see the Hotel Edison on your left center block.

Upstate New York by car:

Taking the Henry Hudson Parkway, hence West Side Highway is advisable in order to avoid cross-midtown traffic from the East side. Coming from the North, heading South on the West Side Highway take the 48th St. Exit, (Exit left) onto 48th St. Continue on 48th St as described above from New Jersey.

Do you have accessible rooms?

Yes, we do. Our ADA rooms are equipped with a telephone with visual call alert, communication kits (upon request), light/lamp push button control, closet bars/shelves lowered, accessible path of travel around queen bed, multi-level door viewers. Our ADA accessible bathrooms feature grab bars in shower, roll-in shower, hand-held shower wand, low level towel hooks and racks.

Do you have wheelchairs, scooters or walkers available for guests?

We do not own any specialty medical equipment. We suggest guests with mobility needs rent from an area medical supply company.

Do you have connecting rooms?

Yes. However, due to a limited number, connecting rooms must be requested and are not guaranteed.

Do you have smoking rooms?

No, the Hotel Edison is a smoke free property. We do apply a charge/penalty if guests smoke in our rooms.

Do you have mini bars or refrigerators?

The hotel does not offer mini bars at this time. Some of our Signature Suites and Signature Suites with Terrace/Kitchenette are equipped with mini refrigerators.

Is there a safe in the room?

Yes, all of our guestrooms and Suites have a safe.

How much do you charge for Wi-Fi access?

Basic Wi-Fi access is free of charge for up to three (3) devices per room.

What is the Edison Ballroom?

The Edison Ballroom is a grand ballroom space for shows and private functions, located adjacent to The Hotel Edison.

What is the minimum check-in age?

Guest or accompanying guest must be at least 18 years old to check in with a government issued photo ID.

What age is considered a child?

Children up to 10 years old may stay free within maximum occupancy policy for the room type.

What is the pet policy?

We accept only service dogs with valid documentation.

What is the cancellation policy?

Our standard cancellation policy is by 3 p.m., 24 hours prior to arrival date to avoid a one-night penalty (excludes non-refundable reservations).

What is your deposit policy at check-in?

We require a deposit for incidentals at the time of check-in. Should you wish to use your credit card, a deposit of $100 USD will be required at check-in. Incidentals will be replenished on a nightly basis as needed. For cash payments, we require a deposit of $250. This deposit is refundable upon check-out. Please note that when using your debit card for deposit, it can take 2-4 weeks after departure for some individual banks to release the hold on your funds.

What is the Tax Breakdown charged on the daily rate?

8.875% NY State Sales Tax, 5.875% NY City Tax, $2.00 Occupancy Tax ($4.00 for a Suite), $1.50 Javits Center Tax.

What is the Early Departure Policy?

In the event of an early departure date, one night’s room and taxes will apply. For reservations with restricted or non-refundable rate plans, the specified rate plan policy will apply.

Does the hotel implement any environmentally-friendly practices?

Yes. The hotel has energy tracking system, energy efficient lighting, a recycling plan, as well as towel and linen reuse plan in place.

When was the hotel built?

The Hotel Edison was completed in 1931. The hotel lights were originally turned on by Thomas Edison by remote control (on opening day) from his home in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Where do you suggest sightseeing and/or tour buses pick us/me up?

The hotel has two entrances. Our suggestion for sightseeing and tour pick-up and drop off would be the hotel's 46th Street entrance, which is often less congested.

Who painted the "Big Apple Birdseye" mural in the Hotel Edison Lobby?

The artist's name is Arnie Charnick and he may be reached through Scrutiny Studio or at [email protected]

If you have any other questions, feel free to contact our Manhattan hotel in Times Square.

What is included in the facility fee?

Hotel Edison applies a nightly $25.00 facility fee (plus tax), which provides our guests with exclusive amenities and services, such as:

  • Premium Wi-Fi
  • Edison Hour, featuring live music, hosted every Tuesday and Friday from 5pm to 6pm, catered by Bond 45
  • USA Today newspaper
  • Access to the fitness center
  • Complimentary weekly neighborhood walking tours by Streetwise
  • 15% off of guest laundry services
  • Bottled water
  • 5% savings at Bond 45
  • 5% savings at Friedmans


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