February 21, 2018

Renaissance Hotel- Times Square, New York

Last month H and I had the chance to head up to NYC and take in a show and be on one.  Having never been to New York City proper H wanted to stay right smack in the middle of Times Square.  We booked a night at the Renaissance Times Square (a Marriott property) and here is the rundown.

A small, dark wood-paneled lobby awaits you.  The staff is immediately attentive and very helpful everywhere you turn. There are two sets of elevators which might get a bit crowded during peak hours of check-in and check-out times.

What I Loved:  Our room had a king-sized bed and was more than ample in size.  It was quite big for city standards and contained a good-size closet, flat screen television, desk and divan with a small table that could be placed over the divan.  Great for snacks or working on the couch.  The desk also had many outlets and charging areas.  The bathroom had ample counter space, speakers so you could hear the television while in there and a beautiful mosaic tiled shower with a bench.  When you turned off the main bathroom lights and left the shower light on the tiles glowed and shimmered in a really beautiful way that made you just want to hang out in the stall and relax.  The bed, the linens and the pillows were adequate and very comfortable.

What I Missed:  While the room was nicely decorated and the staff attentive while we stayed at the hotel we did find that for such a nice place the room lacked bathrobes.  Robes would be a very welcome addition to the room.  When room service arrived in the morning they forgot our drinks but returned quickly.  Again, a bathrobe as would have been good as I just showered and not dressed yet.

We enjoyed our stay at the Time Square Renaissance hotel.  I would recommend it to anyone that wants to stay in the heart of Time Square.  The hotel bar is all glass and very warm and inviting.  It has a tasty array of snacks and drinks that will tide you over until a post-show meal and is a perfect vantage point for looking out over the square and all that is happening in it.

MPR Rating: Four Stars.

Disclaimer: MPR was not paid for this post. Products received are for review purposes only.  I stayed here on business.  Opinions are MPR’s only.