Renaissance Hotel Times Square: Review

Renaissance Hotel Times Square

With so many choices of hotels in and very near Times Square it is easy to be overwhelmed. What makes one a better choice over another?

Renaissance Hotel Times Square: Location, location, location

Like any real-estate decision for buying, renting, or just using for a little while on vacation – location is everything. This hotel is perfectly situated! You are literally steps away from the center of Times Square and right next door to the location for purchasing a New York City Pass.

The New York City Pass is a great way to save money AND time.

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**The Empire State Building

**American Museum of Natural History

**The Metropolitan Museum of Art

**Top of the Rock Observation Deck OR Guggenheim Museum

**Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island OR Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

**9/11 Memorial & Museum OR Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
New York CityPASS

Also within a few steps of the Renaissance Hotel Times Square: 

Entrance to NYC subway

Olive Garden where you can eat a reasonably priced meal with one of the best views of Times Square.

Bus stop for catching the sight seeing buses – Big Bus Tours

Renaissance Hotel Times Square: Peace and quiet

In spite of being right on Times Square, which has to be one of the busiest and most lit places on the planet, the rooms here are dark and quiet.

hotel room Renaissance hotel Times Square, Renaissance Hotel Times Square New York, www.theeducationaltourist.com

We were on the 16th floor and not bothered by the street noise at all. Room darkening shades had us sleeping peacefully even though round the clock it was brightly lit right outside.

View from room in Renaissance hotel Times Square NYC, Renaissance Hotel Times Square New York, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Love this pretty and colorful tile in the bathroom. It seemed to shimmer in the light.

Bathroom tile Renaissance hotel Times Square NYC, Renaissance Hotel Times Square New York, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Renaissance Hotel Times Square: Cool vibe

This hotel has a hip and cool vibe. The art is interesting and the view from the bar of Times Square is really amazing! Be sure to get a photo here at night. You get a much, much better photo here than one actually standing in Times Square because you are above the throngs of people!

The Educational Tourist Times Square NYC, Renaissance Hotel Times Square New York, www.theeducationaltourist.com

I love, love, love this bookshelf! Can I have one in my house, please?? It is really functional, too. I pulled out a book and realized it is made of shelves so the entire thing did not fall down on my head. LOL!  Even though you can actually pull out the books on this shelf, I’m sure it is just for decoration. Who comes to NYC, gets a room in Times Square and then reads a book in the lobby?

Book nook Renaissance hotel Times Square NYC, Renaissance Hotel Times Square New York, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Renaissance Hotel Times Square: Sense of humor

I don’t know who did the math on this sign but I think I could be friends with that person. What a hoot!

hotel elevator humor, Renaissance Hotel Times Square New York, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Renaissance Hotel Times Square: Interesting features

This hotel has all the amenities you would expect from a nice hotel in NYC’s Times Square.

Large, clean rooms? Check

Helpful staff? Check

Ironing board and iron? Check

Laundry? Check

Bar? Check

Here on the 3rd floor of the hotel is the hip and happening R Lounge.

bar in Renaissance hotel Times Square NYC, Renaissance Hotel Times Square New York, www.theeducationaltourist.com

The interesting parts are unexpected.

The bathroom mirror has a large circle that is heated. So, when the mirror is steamed up from the shower that spot does not fog up.

See this switch? I thought it was a light dimmer. I kept pushing it up and down but couldn’t figure out which light it was dimming. It turns out this is a volume switch for the TV in the sleeping area. You can control it from the bathroom? While I was in the bathroom ‘dimming the lights’ hubby was in the sleeping area wondering if the TV remote was haunted because the volume was going crazy!

TV volume dimmer switch, Renaissance Hotel Times Square New York, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Renaissance Hotel Times Square: Overall

This hotel great bang for the buck! Comfortable, hip and perfectly located.  I recommend it highly!!

If you are taking the kids to NYC with you, be sure to download the NYC Adventures travel guide written just for them. Perfect for keeping them engaged, entertained, and learning along the way!

Adventures in NY travel guide, Renaissance Hotel Times Square New York, www.theeducationaltourist.com

Read related posts for fun ideas in New York!:

Visit the Guggenheim

Ray’s Pizzaria

Kids’ Books set in New York

Happy New York travels!

Natalie, The Educational Tourist

The Educational Tourist logo, Renaissance Hotel Times Square New York, www.theeducationaltourist.com

 

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