228 West 47th Street, Google Local Map
Built in 1931 and renovated in 1998, this 1,000-room hotel features art deco murals and fixtures in both the lobby and the rooms. Hairdryers, irons, and ironing boards are available on request. Two restaurants are accessible from the lobby: Cafe Edison has been called the unofficial clubhouse of the New York theater district—complete with hearty European fare and stylized pink booths. For Italian food (you'd better bring breath mints for all the garlic), try dining at Sophia's where live jazz will keep you entertained most evenings. The hotel also houses a hair salon and a gift shop. Hotel Edison trivia: Several scenes from "The Godfather" were shot on location here.—Keren Taylor
Hotel Edison page on Wired New York
Pictures of Hotel Edison
The lobby of Edison Hotel.
The view of Edison Hotel from World Wide Plaza.