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Renaissance New York Hotel 57
Ranked #278 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Silicon Valley
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Marriott quality, NYC prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

The lobby is quite stylish and understated in browns; very soothing. As with many NYC hotels, the downstairs lobby is small; the 'real' lobby is on the 2nd floor with access to the restaurant (Opia), some oddly shaped but very comfortable chairs, and the elevators to the rooms.

The elevators are small but functional, and the hallways narrow. They hide the central 'courtyard' with sheer curtains, which lend a nice touch. Once at our room, well, as others have said, it was small. We booked a double, which meant one queen bed. There was only enough room for one nightstand, but they put in a shelf under the windows which then wrapped around to the built-in desk. And built-in TV. And built in closets. Total square footage in the room couldn't have been more than about 225-250 square feet, and that included the little hallway from the door past the back wall of the bathroom. We were on the 8th floor, a little set back from the street, so street noise was never an issue. Once we set the air conditioner to the right temperature, we slept well, too.

The bathroom was actually roomy, with a nice, strong, hot shower and lovely amenities. Towels were fluffy, sheets were crisp and clean. At $450/night, we were glad the client was picking up the tab; if we had to pay for a room in NYC, we probably would have shopped around for a better deal.

The restaurant, Opia, served very good food; we were not disappointed with our choices. When we left, they asked if we needed transportation to the airport, when we said yes, we were told they had a car available for $40 flat rate. That's a little more than we would have paid for a medallion cab, but the car was more comfortable, and the driver accommodated our request to stop at two terminals (we were leaving on different airlines).

Room Tip: In NYC-speak, "cozy" means "small." If you're a Marriott frequent traveler...
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Green Features: Don't really care. They have the usual blah-blah-blah about leaving the towels in the tub if you want them replaced or on the rack if don't. The shower was a limited-flow showerhead, as most of them are now.
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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RenaissanceNYHotel57, General Manager at Renaissance New York Hotel 57, responded to this review, October 9, 2013
Always fashion-forward, our lobby showcases a completed couture masterpiece by award-winning designer Jordan Mozer. Thank you for your posting!
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

Location, sky loft and terrace rooms, food, service, staff and cleanliness is top notch. So great to sit on private terrace overlooking NYC. Great restaurant. My new go to hotel when in NY. We were in NY for our daughter's wedding along with 23 other rooms and all had nothing but good to say about this hotel and it's amenities

Room Tip: Cozy room small, go for terrace room or carriage house or skyloft room ..worth the extra money
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights. I love Renaissance hotels because it fits our travel style. My husband and I explore the city, and we come back to a clean, comfortable, stylish hotel. It's what you can expect from a Ren hotel. Service is awesome. The lady who checked us in took care of us, and remembered us (well, my husband's quirkiness, anway :) )the next day. I booked one night with Marriott points, and another 2 nights via Priceline. SInce the reservations were two separate room levels, we upgraded the Priceline rooms (to stay in the same room) for a nominal fee. A nice tip for whose who Priceline rooms like I do - do "Name your own Price" when you book, and ask how much for an upgrade once you get there. We got there early, and she accommodated us to check in prior to 3pm check-in time.

We got a great, quiet room at the 10th floor away from the elevators, and/but with a nice view of the south part of Lexington. The best of both worlds for us. You step out of the hotel and everything is at your fingertips. Shops, restaurants, Starbucks, Duane Reade, Bloomingdales, subway are around the corner or one-two blocks away.

Do expect:
Great service. We get greeted each time we walk by the lobby. There's always people by the door. Free water bottle and newspaper.
Clean room. Comfortable bed. Great shower, nice tub/bathroom fixtures.
Stylish lobby. Chiluly designs, great restaurant to have a nice cocktail or two. There's events at the rooftop bar, although we never got a chance to check them out each time.

Do not expect:
Full amenities. It's only a boutique hotel, not a resort. It does have a nice rooftop to take in fresh air and the NYC sights. We had a nice take out lunch there on our last day before heading to the airport. The gym is a good size, though with all of the walking, we never got a chance to use it. There's no pool.
Modern fixtures. It's an old building. It's being updated here and there, but yes, some of the things are old.
Roomy space. It's NYC. Unless you're willing to pay $1K+, it's smaller than the standard 300 sf room most people are used to. So pack light.
Lastly, if you paid Priceline for a room (which is half the price you would normally pay if you reserve through other sites as it is), do not expect to get top-notch room. You will get the most basic room. The best you can do is ask when you check in for a quiet room, if possible. So it pays to be nice to the lady/guy who checks you in.

Bottom line, it's a great, predictable boutique hotel in a prime location, and a comfortable bed to get a good night's sleep after a day of roaming around the town. Mix that up with un-stuffy staff, and it's a great combo for our lifestyle.

We used the Metro for the 4 days we were there for $30 for a 7-day pass and we made use of it. Traffic in NYC can be hell-ish; so cabs/buses could be a nightmare. Weekend train schedules are limited, so keep that in mind. We almost did not make our flight to Newark airport due to rerouting on F train. Next time, I would fly out of LGA or JFK to avoid extra charge from using NJ Transit.
MOMA has free admission on Friday nights. ESB is $39 by one of those street vendors (you get to avoid the purchase line queue this way) nearby with one more admission, so choose Met ($25 or discretionary) or Top of the Rock. We opted for the cruise, but next time, we will do the one where you get to land on Liberty island. The Highline is free, so buy a cheap wine, meats and cheeses and have a nice picnic there. Take the A or C to get to the other side of Brooklyn bridge and walk back to Manhattan in 30 minutes. Picasso's Pizza near WTC is amazing. If you don't have one in your town, check out Chinatown and Little Italy. Soho/Greenwich Village is my favorite part of the city, Bar Pitti's clam pasta is worth coming back to. Uniqlo is like H&M and Target rolled into one. Check out Groupon for restaurant deals. We took the free Ikea ferry to check out Red Hook Winery in Brooklyn. Check out Eataly in Flat Iron district.

Room Tip: Ask for a high floor, away from elevator, in the back of 57th Street.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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RenaissanceNYHotel57, General Manager at Renaissance New York Hotel 57, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you for your posting - sounds like you made full use of your time and had some fantastic discoveries along the way!
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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

Small room that I could barley walk around the bed. It was very clean. The check in staff were super friendly and gave us all water's, even 2 in our group that told them they were not staying at the hotel.
Rooftop bar was a quite oasis in the middle of Manhattan. We also had dinner at Opia 1 night, service and food were quite good.
For the price (booked through Priceline), this was a steal.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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72 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Near Lexington Ave location, reasonable room rate, spacey room size, bedroom is spacious and bathroom is clean. Staff are attentive, recognize the marriott membership. I like their gym specially. Walking distance to All attraction and shops. Recommended to leisure or business traveller.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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850 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 360 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

I have stayed here with work for the past 5 days and have found the place to be very nice, with food staff, high standards and an extremely comfortable bed. A good option in NY for midtown. Bigger rooms than many other NY hotels I have stayed in.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Arlington, Virginia
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48 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

We stayed here for one night to visit friends in the city and the hotel did not disappoint. We have stayed in a handful of Marriott hotels in Manhattan over the past year or so and Hotel 57 is probably our favorite. It has the feel of a smaller, boutique property with a nice two level lobby and complimentary water and newspapers. We were upgraded to a superior king room, which for NYC standards was decently sized and was very clean and modern. The rooftop terrace is a great place to have a drink or a snack - great views and perspective of midtown. Location is nice - right on the subway and close to Central Park. We would certainly consider staying at Hotel 57 in the future.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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RenaissanceNYHotel57, General Manager at Renaissance New York Hotel 57, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We continuously strive to provide excellent service and accommodations to each of our guests. We sincerely hope to welcome you back in the future.
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Property: Renaissance New York Hotel 57
Address: 130 E 57th St, New York City, NY 10022-2726
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#141 Family Hotel in New York City
#179 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#182 Business Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Renaissance New York Hotel 57 4*
Number of rooms: 202
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