Madison Square Garden – Where All the Action Happens
Call it the “The Mecca”, “The Garden”, “MSG”, or simply “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, Madison Square Garden is the ultimate venue. Sitting brilliantly in Midtown Manhattan, right on top of Penn Station, the Garden hosts about 320 events per year. Music, boxing, hockey, basketball, it is all here. Madison Square Garden is the official home of the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, and legendary musician Billy Joel. The proximity to Penn Station is one reason guests look for hotels near Madison Square Garden.
The Garden offers free Wi-Fi and has a number of Apps available for your smartphone that will help you navigate the gigantic venue. Use the app to find food, services, maps, and event statistics. If you are visiting between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., tours of the arena and locker rooms are offered. Tours are a great way to get the ultimate insider view of this New York landmark.
If you plan on driving, know that Madison Square Garden does not own or operate a parking facility, but there are several independent companies that offer prepaid parking when buying tickets online. Stay in hotels near Madison Square Garden and utilize your hotel’s parking options.
If you take the subway, head for 34 St-Penn Station at 7th Avenue, 34 St-Penn Station at 8th Avenue, or 34 St-Herald Square station, which is a block from the Garden. All of Manhattan’s west side trains converge near the Garden.
By bus, the M10, M20, M16 and M34 all run within a block of the Garden. Several express buses will also get you there. Check schedules for more information.
Hotels Near Madison Square Garden
Just steps from Madison Square Garden are several excellent Midtown Manhattan hotels. The Holiday Inn Express Madison Square Garden is two blocks away. It is pet-friendly, offers free Wi-Fi, and serves a complimentary breakfast. The Hampton Inn Madison Square Garden Area Hotel is only one block from the Garden and also features free Wi-Fi and breakfast, even a breakfast bag to go if you are in a hurry.
Close to Grand Central Terminal, Hampton Inn New York Chelsea is also budget-friendly in a fantastic location. Reliably good service and amenities always make Hampton Inn a good choice for families and business travelers. The Courtyard by Marriott New York City Manhattan Fifth Avenue is walking distance to Grand Central Terminal and with only seven rooms per floor and free Wi-Fi, it is an oasis in an area unrivaled for nightlife and shopping.
Complete directions from all areas of New York City are available on MTA.info.
Download the MSG Guest Guide for a lot of information in one small booklet.