Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel
What We Love
- The balconies in the Terrace rooms, which offer fabulous people-watching from above
- Trying out the creative cocktails in R Lounge, a bar with spectacular views of Times Square
- Its proximity to the Theater District is perfect for Broadway buffs
What To Know
- There’s no restaurant onsite, but guests can order delivery from local restaurants to their rooms
- The one-bedroom suites, great for families, have pullout sofas that can sleep two
- Benefits like WiFi and breakfast are free only for Rewards members
- It takes two elevator rides to get to the rooms from the hotel entrance
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The Renaissance hotels, owned by Marriott, are being renovated and modernized, and this Times Square property has undergone a big change—the aesthetic is dynamic and contemporary, with a palette of bright yellow and blue that feels deliciously hip. The rooms are geared towards a more youthful audience, too, which means plenty of charging ports for all kinds of devices, LCD TVs, rich wood furniture that feels modern, and Aveda bath products. The floor-to-ceiling windows in R Lounge, the hotel’s sleek bar, are a fabulous showcase for the spectacular video screens and billboards of Times Square, and the lounge serves creative seasonal cocktails at reasonable-for-New-York prices, as well as small plates like “grown up grilled cheese” and kale dumplings.
In the Area
The hotel’s 26 stories look right down on the nonstop activity of Times Square – it really does feel like you’re at the center of the world. Within a few minutes’ walk you’ll also find the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, to name just a few of the biggest draws. There are a dozen theaters within two blocks of the hotel; if you’re looking to splash out, plan on a pre-show dinner at Le Bernardin, which has received a handful of Michelin stars for its world-class seafood, and a post-show drink at the chic Aldo Sohm wine bar, which is helmed by Le Bernardin’s master sommelier. There are nearby subway stops for quick connections to almost everywhere in the city.
How to Get There
Traditional funky Renaissance - rooms were nice and clean with quality bath products. Rooms were also larger than most in NYC I have stayed in the past. The restaurant overlooking times square is a pretty neat feature as well.
We love NYC. What a fabulous town. Only one place to stay. The Renaissance Times Square has it all. Great location in the heart of the city. Fabulous breakfast overlooking Times Square!! You can feel the beat of the city.
Tammy Brown at the front desk greets you with a smile!! What a nice way to start your stay. She is knowledgeable and so kind. She assures you that your stay will be memorable
The rooms are a nice size and equipped with a fridge and coffee maker. Fabulous bar for an evening drink. Homey and warm!!
Can’t wait to come back!!
I booked this reservation the same day as checking-in as our flight was cancelled. Via the Marriott Bonvoy App I requested extra towels and pillows that morning. We checked in at 6pm, a room was ready- bellman was extremely helpful and quick throughout the stay but that's about it on the service aspect. Front Desk attendant was rude, made little to no eye-contact, gave no direction to the room. Checked-In to a room up on a higher floor, no view. I'm starting to wonder the purpose of being Platinum Elite. The desk and TV table had dirt and greasy handprints through out. AC was not working well so I called the front desk and asked for a fan (figuring this would be easier than switching rooms), was told it would be brought up. Asked about the towels again (as only 3 were in the room for a party of 4), was told all would be up shortly. At 10:30pm still nothing. We checked out at 9am and as we were checking-out the houseman showed up with towels (no fan). As we were checking out! Very disappointing. With the exception of the Ritz, I'm noticing a downward trend in Marriott properties especially since SPG was acquired. Service has gone down, cleanliness has gone down. Very sad.