by Whitney Rife
Renaissance New York Hotel has beautifully crafted interiors that remind guests of a boutiques hotel. Located in Times Square near Rockefeller Center, Broadway and Fifth Avenue, there are more than enough places to visit and things to see for families. Redesigned rooms feature hardwood furniture with blue or gold accents, lavish bathrooms and upgraded technology. Guests enjoy flat-screen televisions, Revive bedding and Aveda bath products. Soundproof walls all but guarantee seclusion from the busy streets. R Lounge at Two Times Square and VIVID Lounge can cover all guests’ meals without leaving the hotel. Family-friendly amenities include babysitting, cribs and concierges with great recommendations. Nearby, families can visit ESPNZone, the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum or the Sony Wonder Technology Lab.
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Our Editor Loves
- Times Square location
- Babysitting services
- Two restaurant lounges
Went there for the new year eve. Reaching the hotel was tough due to tight security for the ball drop however, it was worth. Just come outside of the hotel and enjoy the ball drop view and get back. Environment was energetic and they made us feel festive. Good breakfast at the lounge.
They missed 2 stars because of the service (for ~$900 per night) -Torn towel in the bathroom :(, hair not cleaned from the table.. etc.
I stayed at the renaissance when visiting New York for a 5 day trip. If you are planning to go to New York I would definitely recommend staying in this hotel. It is located in the heart of Times Square, right next to M&M world. You are right in the hustle and bustle and waking up in the morning to see taxi going past, the streets filled with people is something you just never get bored of. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and always there to help with anything you need. One morning I went down as said that I felt cold when sleeping the night before and when we got back to our room there was a blanket left on the bed which is great to see that staff are reacting to your needs. We had breakfast at the hotel a couple of times and this was very tasty and there was plenty to choose from. Food was always being put out so if something was running low they would replace it immediately. In the restaurant area you are slightly higher up so you get a fab view of Times Square, seeing all the billboards and the lit up screens. The bedrooms themselves were great, everything that you needed. I would say hopefully they could do with some updating as the furniture: wardrobe, cabinets are a very dark brown which gives an old look compared to the rest of the room as the bathroom was quite modern. There were toiletries in the bathroom which were topped up everyday, a hairdryer to use which is good because we had brought our own hairdryer and it wasn’t as powerful as the one that was in the room. Theres also a safe to store any valuables as well as tea and coffee making facilities. There are two bottles of water in the room but beware they are not free. We assumed they were free because in the middle of the night I needed a drink and my just naturally opened a bottle of water without realising that the tag around the bottle’s neck said that its was $8.50! We made sure we drank the whole bottle, haha. If you fancy some drinks in the bar area of an evening it is a great place to be. One evening they had a DJ playing and the atmosphere was great and the music was really good. Make sure to remember about tipping waiters etc, as I know for us Brits this is a difficult thing to do / get used to as it’s something we do not naturally do but they thrive for tips. Overall we had a good stay at the hotel and would definitely stay again if we were returning and would recommend the hotel to anyone wanting to stay in the heart of New York.