HIGHLIGHTS: Renaissance New York Midtown Hotel 

I’m a bit sad I didn’t get to experience this hotel as much as I’d like – I was not able to make breakfast in the lounge or work out in the fitness center, but it was still a nice stay. Very exciting and active vibe, with a bar, seating area, and lounge on the lobby floor. I would certainly come back here and experience it more fully. It’s a very nice hotel, modern, with good internet, desk for working, and beautiful and tranquil bathroom – with a rain shower.


My standard hotel reviews include a breakdown by the following topics. Feel free to skip to whichever section you find most interesting.

  • Highlights
  • Lobby
  • Room
  • Hotel Space / Ambiance
  • Food & Drink
  • Fitness
  • Miscellaneous



The hotel is located next to the planet fitness – which also serves as the hotel’s fitness center. Enter through the revolving doors and past the bell desk and staff to the elevators. Press your desired floor and the screen will direct you to the most efficient elevator. I’ve only seen these smart elevators a few times, and it’s always a nice touch. Lobby on the 6th floor, with check in desks straight ahead, the lounge on the right, and the hotel bar and beautiful views to the left.



We had a basic kin, with nice solid blinds and a beautiful bathroom. Unfortunately I forgot to get photos so I have some below from the hotel site. I especially enjoyed the dual shower – with rain and handheld options. I certainly want a bathroom like that, with clean tile, bright lights, and sharp lines.



This was a bustling hotel, with plenty of people enjoying the lounging areas and hotel bar. Definitely a lively ambiance and great place to meet people.



Unfortunately I didn’t make the lounge in time for breakfast so I checked it out in the evening. There are afternoon appetizers, and a stocked drinks fridge for guests. They also have plenty of food options for room service (in the My Belly’s Playlist menu in the room) as well as from their Versa restaurant.



Enjoy the amenities at Planet Fitness next door – which is the Renaissance’s fitness center!



This was a short stay and I would certainly love to come back and experience the hotel’s offerings. The Renaissance has a convenient location on 35th – close to Koreatown and Times Square, and around plenty of great food options. I ate fantastically at BCD Tofu House, Trattoria Trecolori, and Thai Villa, and got to see the musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre – which was an absolute treat. Fourth row orchestra for $100 – can’t beat that!



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