by Amanda Geronikos
Following a multi-million dollar overhaul that closed the hotel for nearly a year in 2013, The Loews Regency reopened with a glitzy bang in 2014. The undeniably lux hotel, located in Midtown East, features trendy public spaces and guestrooms — 58 of which are suites.
The hotel also features an onsite, family-friendly restaurant, kids’ program, pet program and a deluxe spa — there’s literally something for everyone in your family.
Our Editor Loves
- Loews Loves Kids
- Deluxe accommodations
- Onsite restaurant
- Children Programs
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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The hotel's rooms are inviting after a busy day in the Big Apple, with plush bedding, coffeemakers and flat-screen TVs, plus soaking tubs and lux living spaces in some. Rollaway beds are available upon request, for a steep fee of $75 per night. Cribs are free of charge, and connecting rooms can be arranged with advance notice.
The hotel has several rooms with king beds: Superior King, Luxury King, Avenue King, and Grand Studio King. All of them can fit a maximum of three (with a rollaway bed or crib), except the Superior King. These rooms have walk-in showers.
Luxury Two Double Beds
This room is best for families, with two queen beds and interior city views. You can potentially sleep a fifth guest in here, as well, with a rollaway bed or crib. This room may come with a walk-in shower or shower/tub combo -- specify which one you need at the time of your reservation.
Grand Two Double Beds
This room has a walk-in shower, but may have an additional soaking tub; inquire at time of booking. It also has two double beds, sleeping four to five people.
Park Avenue Suite
Consider a stay in the Park Avenue Suite for the ultimate indulgence with your family. It features an oversized marble bathroom with a separate soaking tub and shower, two queen beds, a luxuriously furnished living area and views of Park Avenue.
I stayed at the Loews Regency New York from October 31st through November 3rd. The hotel is in a great area on Park Avenue. The rooms were so spacious, I was actually quite surprised being that most hotel rooms in New York are tiny. The bathroom was so pretty and clean looking with the white marble floor and coutner top. The cleanliness of the room was amazing. Housekeeping did a wonderful job. All of the staff was extremely friendly. The female concierge went above and beyond to help us navigate our way around the city on a hectic weekend due to the marathon. Also the French fries at the regency restaurant were so good that I ordered them every night of my stay. I enjoyed my stay and would return if I was heading back to New York.
by Mark W
Nice hotel in great location. Staff was not friendly when I checked in. Too busy on phones to even look at me. Cheese from previous guest left in fridge - gross. Drain in tub did not work. TV did not work. Told me to call the cable company to get it working! Called to get room service in morning - phone rang 20 times and never was answered. Called to speak to Jacqueline, as she was not available when I checked out, and was told, "She is gone for day." Did not even ask if they could take a message. Rude and curt. Had a great stay there in the past, but not this time. Disappointing.
Loews Loves Kids
Kids receive a welcome amenity upon arrival, with gifts personalized by gender. Girls might receive a teddy bear, while boys might get an NYPD model fire truck. Cookies and milk are also delivered to guestrooms -- a fun perk at the end of the day.
The Regency Bar & Grill
The Regency Bar & Grill is decidedly upscale, but still welcomes children with a kids' menu (cheese pizza, chicken fingers, salmon and more) and high chairs. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a wide selection of cuisine, from pasta to seafood. It's open 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar
Sant Ambroeus Coffee Bar is technically connected to the hotel, though it's only accessible from a separate entrance. The highly acclaimed coffee spot -- now with several locations in New York City -- serves decadent pastries, salads, snacks and, of course, spectacular coffee, espresso and more. It's open
7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Room service is available, and includes separate options for kids.
Planning & Tips
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The hotel concierge can help parents arrange babysitting services via an outside vendor.
Loews Loves Pets
The hotel, though fancy, happily welcomes pets with food and water bowls, beds, leashes and more. There is a nightly fee.
The Art of Smart Timing
The hotel bustles with travelers every day of the year, and there really isn't a perfect time to go -- anytime is ideal. If looking for lower rates, you may find them in January and February, following the city's holiday events.
If traveling by air, fly into John F. Kennedy (JFK) or Newark (EWR) International Airports. Both are about an hour from the hotel, factoring in traffic and toll stops.
In New York City, it's easy to get around via public transportation. There are two subway stops within 2 blocks of the hotel: NQR at 60th and 5th, and NQR and 456 at 59th.
If you have a car, valet parking is $68 per night. Note: Parking doesn't include in-and-out privileges.
For Mom and Dad
You could simply head to the Regency Bar & Grill for a cocktail, but we highly recommend a visit to the Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa. The 10,000-square-foot facility includes everything from massages to wraps, plus salon services for women and a spectacular fitness center (the fitness center is exclusive to hotel guests). The spa also offers JF Men for men's grooming.