Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel
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We had a girls trip early November and stayed at this hotel. The staff was incredibly nice. The view from the bar down to Times Square was so amazing. We spent a few evenings there having either a night cap or an about to hit the town cocktail. The staff in the bar were so sweet and after just a few visits new us and gave us a great table with a view of Times Square you just cannot beat! The rooms were clean and had wonderful views of the city. The subway was right around the corner and of course you can't beat the entertainment of Times Square at 1am. Price seemed pretty much average for all of the hotels we checked out before booking but the staff and views made it worth every penny!
My sister and I stayed here in November. We were visiting friends for the week for a family celebration. We checked in around 2:00 PM on Friday and were able to access the room immediately. We were on the 10th floor in a 2 bedded room. We faced Times Square. There is a tall building across the street with bright neon lights that change color. The drapes did not close all the way, and so we had purple, red, orange, green and blue light flooding the room. If you are a light sleeper or are disturbed by music and lights, request a room not facing Times Square. We used a "white noise" app on our cell phone and that drowned out the music/cars/yelling in Times Square. The beds were comfortable and the room was spacious, especially for NYC. There was room for a desk and wall unit with built in drawers, with a laptop size safe in the drawer; there was a night stand between the 2 beds, a small chair by the windows that had a TV tray type of thing in front of it (we used it as a suitcase stand) and the closet was an armoire built in to the wall. There were plenty of hangers for 2 women, an iron and board and a mini-fridge. The bathroom had only one sink but lots of counter space and a cubby system underneath to store towels, toilet paper, our toiletries, etc. After the first night, housekeeping gave us 2 of each of the Aveda bath items, so that was very nice (we tipped $5 each night for housekeeping and got a thank you note from the housekeeper - nice.)You check in on the ground floor, and then take the elevator across from check-in to the 5th floor, where the lobby is located, then cross the lobby to another elevator bank to reach the guest rooms. There is a sign in the elevator saying that you need to insert your room key into a security slot to run the elevator, but we didn't have to do that the whole weekend, so I'm not sure why the sign is there. The lobby floor has a nice bar/lounge. It was convenient when we needed to grab something quickly after shopping all day, before heading to our late afternoon family event. They serve small bites like hummus and crudites, and other noshy things. The bar overlooks Times Square, though, and so each time that we were there, people had commandeered more tables than they needed in order to have multiple people in their party be able to face the view. Pretty rude. The front desk staff were friendly, the concierge gave good info re: which subway line to take to our various destinations and the doorman got us a taxi. This hotel is a solid choice for the Times Square area, especially if you want a little more space than most NYC shoe box sized hotel rooms. Full disclosure: My sister and her husband are Marriott time share owners, so we used Marriott points to book the room for the weekend.
Hotel is right on times square. Rooms are much bigger than most hotels in Manhattan. Staff are friendly and rooms are clean. My room had a great view of Times Square. Food in the restaurant is good and walking distance to Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral and to a lot of restaurants in the area. Will highly recommend this hotel.
It was our first time in New York, and if you want to stay central, then stay here. We were a bit awestruck upon arrival as Times Square was a massive assault on the senses for us. You just say 'wow' when you see it - and the Renaissance is literally right on it. It's a brilliant hotel with helpful staff. Our rooms were very clean, tidy and had comfortable beds. We were high up on the 21st floor. Some reviewers have said that it is a 'noisy' hotel with traffic etc...Yes, it can be busy and lower level rooms may be noiser but we didn't find it particulary noisy despite it being Thanksgiving. But look, you are in Times Square after all and for us it was all part of the fantastic NYC experience.The restaurant looks out over Times Square. The rooms don't, they face to the side, but the billboard views are still fantastic. We decided to have the breakfast at the hotel and it was very nice with plenty of choice. You may have to pay extra for it if not pre-booked though.You can walk to most of the main sites if you don't fancy the subway. We walked to Grand Central Station, Rockefella centre, Empire State building, Chrysler building and Saks 5th Avenue and Macy's. Central Park is only a 20 minute walk away from the hotel.We took a yellow cab from the hotel to go downtown to visit the 9/11 Memorial (approx $25-35 one way, including tip, as it's quite a distance). You simply have to visit this site, it is unbelievably humbling. The one hour Hornblower Cruises around the Statue of Liberty is just around the corner from the 9/11 memorial, from Pier 15. I would completely recommend the Liberty helicopter trip over the Hudson river. I have always wanted to do this. It's $199 for a 15 minute flight, but you will NOT regret it.In summary; Great hotel, fantastic location, Brilliant place to visit. TIP 1 : it's well worth queuing for a table at Ellen's Stardust diner on the next block, just around the corner from the hotel. The waiting staff are all budding actors and singers who perform songs from famous musicals whilst serving the food. It's totally brilliant!TIP 2: An approved yellow cab right outside JFK airport will take you in to the city for a fixed fee, plus a tip. This works out at approx $65 each way for approximately a 40-45 minute ride, traffic depending. It's a great way to get to and from the airport and the fixed fee lets you know where you stand fare wise. Look for the official yellow cab dispatcher outside the arrivals terminal.
I was their for the Macy's day Parade and this location was good , the service was excellent the rooms were nice and the amenities were good. It is close to everything in down town Manhattan. I would stay their again.
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Renaissance New York Times Square HotelNew York,United States
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Two Times Square 714 Seventh Avenue at W. 48th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7301
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