Civilian Hotel

Midtown, New York

Virgin rating

The hotel

The Civilian hotel brings creativity, innovation, and the history of Broadway to the forefront, offering you a boutique stay with New York soul. Just steps from Times Square, you’re in charge of your stay at this hotel, with different benefits to add on in resort so your trip is as basic or as inclusive as you wish – it’s completely up to you! Civilian represents it’s local community with the rooms designed to evoke the ambience of theatre dressing rooms, and light fixtures with drawings of all 41 Broadway theatres, every last detail has been considered. Sip your way through a full bar in the 2nd floor lounge before you head out into the town, another space that plays homage to all things theatre!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box

Where is it

Located on W 48th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, one mile from Penn Station and Hudson Yards.

Hotel information

203 guestrooms across 27 floors, all featuring an eclectic art collection and vintage design details, along with air conditioning, safe, hairdryer, handheld steamer, organic bath products, TV. and complimentary WiFi access.Cozy Rooms are smaller in size with one queen-size bed sleeping maximum 2 people. 


Two twin beds or two queen-size beds can be requested at an extra cost

Spacious rooms are larger in size with views of Hudson Yards or the Theatre District, with either 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed, or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults. 

2nd Floor Lounge (open for breakfast daily, and features a full cocktail bar open Thursday – Saturday evenings). Rosevale Kitchen and Cocktail Room (elevated American dining – opening soon). Starchild (rooftop lounge serving drinks and light bites – opening soon). 

TMPL Health Club* with gym, salt water pool, steam room and sauna located just one block north of the hotel.

Complimentary WiFi access. Concierge. 

This hotel has no resort fee.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Guest must be 21 years of age to check-in.

Please note: Basic daily housekeeping included in rates.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating COZY IN THE MOST ROMATICALLY CAPTIVATING WAY!

Apr 12, 2024 Randyl A

The ease and elegance of this beautiful hotel is not to be missed! I unexpectedly had occasion to be in midtown Manhattan and found this gem of a hotel right in the heart of Times Square. The arrival was delightfully easy! Instead of a cumbersome desk in some bloated, cold and empty lobby, this hotel wisely utilizes its space for the hotel… Read more
The ease and elegance of this beautiful hotel is not to be missed! I unexpectedly had occasion to be in midtown Manhattan and found this gem of a hotel right in the heart of Times Square. The arrival was delightfully easy! Instead of a cumbersome desk in some bloated, cold and empty lobby, this hotel wisely utilizes its space for the hotel experiences that matter, such as the bar and restaurant. It was highly appropriate to feel the spirit of Broadway at every turn...what do they say?...'when in Rome!'. I was captivated by the illustrations, collectibles and small and memorable tributes to theater every where I looked. I was greeted at the arrival lectern by the most delightful trio of employees who seemed as authentic as the design choices and the perfectly appointed room. And while the room was cozy, to be sure, it was cozy in a romantically elegant way... I know that New York City is limited in space. But small doesn't have to mean bland or utilitarian. This hotel gets it right!!! Whoever chose the colors and tiles and fixtures for this room, knew how to make something 'cozy' into something captivating. So while you aren't going to use the room for a game of tennis or even pickle ball, the room was charming and truly comfortable!!! The staff was authentic and focused and that most elusive of traits...kind! Read less
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Apr 12, 2024 François R

Only in town for a week-end, we needed a hotel near Broadway and MOMA. The Civilian perfectly fitted our needs, at a very reasonable price range. Staff was professional, efficient and knowledgeable while the room was perfect for a short stay. Highly recommend !
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The place to go if you want to be smack in the middle of NYC

Apr 11, 2024 Thomas Z

Our second time around at the Civilian, with an even better experience than last time (which was already awesome!). Yes, the majority of the rooms are as they are named - cozy - but we did not plan to spend most of the time inside anyway… so the luxury of being smack in the middle of all action is more important to us than a spacious room and an… Read more
Our second time around at the Civilian, with an even better experience than last time (which was already awesome!). Yes, the majority of the rooms are as they are named - cozy - but we did not plan to spend most of the time inside anyway… so the luxury of being smack in the middle of all action is more important to us than a spacious room and an in-suite coffee maker. If anyone cares for a bigger room - the doubles are significantly bigger and also equipped with the ingeniously placed safe, several clever drawers and luggage cabinets under the beds. The bathroom was again beautiful and functional at the same time, with the exception of a still missing hook on the wall. Remote blinds allow for wonderful night views (if preferred) or a fully dark room (if your head requires quiet and dim). The overall design details are impeccable, bar and restaurant are authentic and it gets really loud in a positive way - good music and drinks really do their magic. We would come here again the next time, for us this is “feeling at home somewhere far away from home”. Thanks to David and his team for accomplishing that. Big recommendation! Read less
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Apr 11, 2024 Scenic03913853708

Loved this hotel! Great location (quick access to so much) and truly outstanding staff. Michael, in particular, went above and beyond to orient me to the neighborhood and make me feel welcomed. Can’t wait to return on my next trip to New York!
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Apr 9, 2024 steven3078 Kortenberg, Belgium

Nice hotel with the perfect location. Easy acces from JFK with the Airtrain and Metro, takes you about 30 minutes. The hotel is situated in a rather quiet area just 5 min away from Times Square. Nice lounge and rooftop bar. The double beds are rather small for 2 adults (about 1.40m). But good quality of mattress and pillows. The room and bath… Read more
Nice hotel with the perfect location. Easy acces from JFK with the Airtrain and Metro, takes you about 30 minutes. The hotel is situated in a rather quiet area just 5 min away from Times Square. Nice lounge and rooftop bar. The double beds are rather small for 2 adults (about 1.40m). But good quality of mattress and pillows. The room and bath room were very clean and bright. Friendly staff. Read less