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We weren't staying here at the Renaissance but visited R Lounge as we fancied a cocktail on a freezing cold day in early January. We were greeted by a friendly waiter and seated in the window with a view over Times Square; excellent cocktails and we thought a very reasonable price compared to most hotel bars in the area. A pleasant escape from the sub zero temperatures, thank you!
"Amazing Location for the New Years Eve Ball Drop"
Even though it was one of the coldest in history, we went up for three days to see the NYE Ball Drop and it was amazing. This hotel's location was great for walking to places, we left the car at Newark Airport and rode NJ Transit into Penn Station. Initially we were only coming for two nights but my wife convinced me to go up one day earlier, which was a great idea. We got to see the city unmolested on Friday, then watched it tighten up as security was stepped up leading into Sunday night. We had a great time and definitely recommend this hotel for your stay up in Times Square. Shout out to NYC PD as they were very nice to talk to and interact with, we felt very safe and I recommend this experience should be on everybody's Bucket List. Room was pricey but still was better when compared to others in this area for the NYE weekend.
"Great Location, convenience and rooms comfortable "
When visiting NY City, it is about finding a place to stay that is easy to get back and forth to. There are times I look for luxury and having a lot of amenities on site, but in the city, it is about convenience to getting to shows, activities, shopping and dining, this hotel was the perfect location. The hotel had comfortable rooms and great views of the city. Getting to the rooms was a little odd, once you check in at the front desk, you take a elevator up then have to get off cross a lobby then get onto another elevator to get to the rooms. Not a big deal, just seemed to confuse a few people.
"warning new "resort fee" charged"
warning. We are native New Yorker's who regularly come into the City during January & February every year to see plays. Hotel prices are down & you get better seats at plays. Plus much less crowded. We have stayed at this hotel for several years & love the location & the hotel. We have always received great customer service & go to the lounge every night for drinks. However, we are coming Jan 17 for a number of nights but will no longer stay here. Why' There is a new $25 per night resort fee for "enhanced internet, bus ticket (no clue what this is) & 25 towards food credit & gym" HUH'''' This is a new fee I was told for all full service Marriott's in NYC. We are platinum elites so don't pay for the internet, there is no concierge lounge, & we don't use the gym since we are here to see plays & museums. Therefore, I don't want to pay a resort fee for things I already get for free & things like the gym I never use. So Marriott you lost us as guests forever with your new policy. Marriott change your policy!!! There is a way to beat this- use the Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn or Courtyard & you don't have to pay this outrageous fee. That's what we are doing! Although we would rather stay here, I am not going to pay a resort fee for some things we get free as a platinum member or don't use.
"Excellent New Year's Eve hotel in Times Square!"
The location of this hotel overlooking Times Square makes it perfect for that NYC New Year's Eve experience. What amazed me even more was the service at the R Lounge on the third floor of the hotel. All of the staff we encountered there, both at breakfast and in the evening, were professional and appropriately friendly.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM