When in NYC, my business rarely takes me up to midtown so it has been a while since I stayed at a hotel around that area. I found the Renaissance Hotel NY 57 to be fairly decent. It's not right in Times Square so you avoid the heavy crowds and the higher $$ for that but it's still easily close enough to walk to all the midtown highlights. Only 2 blocks away from subway that will take you to lower Manhattan.
My room was "cozy", but it had all the standard business amenities. Bed was comfortable, sheets soft, bathroom had a perfectly adequate shower- all updated and new. Flat screen TV (reception was iffy but it was a rather stormy night). There's not really much of a foyer so to speak but the restaurant and lounge seemed quite popular as a hangout for a Wednesday night. Service staff were all friendly and check-in was a breeze. So it had everything I wanted/expected. All good.
Are the rooms overall expensive and annoyingly small for what you pay? Yes they are- because this is Manhattan, and midtown Manhattan. Do they charge you exhorbitant fees for internet and water, etc. Yes- because it's a business hotel in Manhattan and they all charge those fees. Remember, this is the city where everytime you touch your wallet it's a minimum of $20. I'm sure one could find cheaper and more spacious rooms that perhaps even include wi-fi, but it won't be the great majority of hotels in NYC.
So if looking for a relatively decently priced hotel in Midtown, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Renaissance Hotel New York 57 and I would stay there again next time I need a place there.
- Also Known As:
- Renaissance New York City
- Hotel 57
- Hotel 57 New York
- New York City Renaissance
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This recently renovated, Manhattan boutique hotel has unveiled a completed couture masterpiece by award-winning designer Jordan Mozer. ... more less
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