One of the things I love the most about the hotel is that the rooms all come with fully-furnished kitchens! Yes, you heard me right: refrigerators, microwaves, stoves, ovens, and even cookware, dishes and utensils. It seems that Element Hotel Times Square is geared toward longer-term stays, but even for short-term stays this factor is wonderful. As any budget or eco-conscious traveler can attest to; it is really nice to have some refrigerator space and reheating options for leftover restaurant meals, and it is even better to be able to cook when you are traveling. I love that the design of the Element Hotel allows for both of these money and waistline-saving activities.
But, for those of you who are too rushed to cook, the hotel offers a complimentary breakfast buffet of low-fat wraps and fruit smoothies, and a health food snack bar. There is a gorgeous rooftop terrace – which is one of the highlights of the hotel – with stunning views of the nearby (green) New York Times building and the Manhattan skyline.