Check-out ends at: 11:00
218 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001, USA - New York, New York - U.S - 10001
Check-out ends at: 11:00
Nice hotel, friendly staff
Reviewed 28 november, 2022
I enjoyed my stay here for 3 nights. The location is great if you need to be near Penn Station / Midtown. The room is clean and modern. Expect some city noise of course, I could hear cars from the 24th floor. I couldn't hear a thing from my neighbors or the hallway, which was awesome! Staff were incredibly nice - super friendly at check in, gave me bagel recommendations, let me borrow umbrellas, etc. I would definitely recommend this hotel!
Great location, good skyline.
Reviewed 23 november, 2022
Location and comfort was great. The service at desk and reception was super quick and helpful in particularly Alena was super helpful when required. The top rooms are having good skyline but you have to often wait for elevators as many guests reside in hotel.
Not at all what I expect from a Renaissance
Reviewed 21 november, 2022
I stayed here for a business trip and was extremely underwhelmed. I could not believe that you have to pay extra for WiFI that is fast enough for streaming. I did not have good cell service in my room so could not hot spot off my phone for Zoom calls. That was frustrating. Also, it is crazy that they send you to the Planet Fitness next door instead of having their own gym. That facility was dirty and there were people with mental and hygiene issues in that gym. As someone who travels for work a good amount, being able to workout in a clean facility is important for mental and physical wellness. The only good aspects of my stay that the bed was comfortable , the shower pressure was good and the staff was friendly. When in NYC again, I will stay in another hotel. I really liked the Kixby which has a boutique feel, its own secure gym (small but with 2 Peloton bikes) and free, fast WiFI!
Great Mid Town Hotel
Reviewed 20 november, 2022
My wife and I stayed here while I was in town for meetings. I was a little taken aback by the street the hotel was on, but once you step inside and get on the elevators, it is a wonderful experience. The hotel is modern, with a very unique layout, the lobby is on the 6th floor. Joshua at the front desk was very helpful, and upon asking he was able to help us arrange a late check out. The rooms are nice and inviting, which I really love. Nothing is more of a disappointment than coming back to the room after a long day of meetings or sightseeing and feeling like we are walking into a hospital. Modern touches like a number of outlets and USB ports are a big plus. The bed is very comfortable, and while the room is standard NY size, the full floor to ceiling window and a chaise lounge to watch the city from was essential to making the room and experience wonderful. The location is close to a number of good restaurants and eateries, namely the Stick to my Pot next door is a great place for late night dumplings, or the NY Desserts a block or two away is great for a sweet treat. I would recommend this hotel for a mid town stay.
Solid in many respects
Reviewed 19 november, 2022
The sister property, Renaissance Times Square, is just not a good hotel (see my review from 2019, which may been out-of-date if they made any changes since then), and I didn't have a lot of faith in the Renaissance Midtown, but a friend raves about it, so I tried it. Definitely better. Rooms at this hotel are spacious, especially for NYC. Appointments are quite nice, and the bathroom is large with a big shower. You have plenty of AC and USB power near the bed, and on the desk as well, making computers useful. The bed is comfortable although I'd love to see some foam pillows as an option. For some reason my Marriott profile that states "foam pillows requested" is never done when I'm assigned a room. Location: excellent. I love this location for proximity to my office. It's also not far from a ton of restaurant options, and about 45 minutes from LGA with minor traffic. Amenities: the Bonvoy Platinum and above free breakfast is pretty good. Fresh fruit, scrambled eggs, plenty of pastries. My only complaint were the beverage options - only bottled water and sugary sodas in the mornings. This could be much better. The main restaurant has good variety and the bar service is efficient. I had some meatballs and soup - both good choices. Where I'm torn on the amenities offering is on the Planet Fitness access. Planet Fitness is not a very good gym in general, but I assumed it would be better than a standard hotel gym. This is really not the case, especially with the layout of the Planet Fitness. The sheer amount of unnecessary cardio machines takes up almost all the floor space, so if you offer dumbbells and kettlebells, you need to offer real estate for people to use them. This gym consumes all its floor space with the aforementioned cardio machines, some pulley stations (good feature), and about three adjustable benches. No bench, no rack (except a Smith machine) ... just not a good gym except if you want 57 treadmills and ellipticals to choose from. Although this shouldn't be a review of Planet Fitness, I can't help criticizing it since the hotel doesn't have its own gym. Believe it or not, I think I'd rather use a hotel gym that has one pulley station, dumbbells and kettlebells. Overall, I would return to Renaissance Midtown for all the positive reasons I listed. I'd like to see them create their own gym space, but as long as their partnership with PF remains intact, I don't see an incentive for them to do so any time soon.