Renaissance New York Hotel 57
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At first we landed in Newark,then we got a yellow taxi to New York.When we got the hotel we sat near the fire in the big comfy chairs playing a board game.Waiting for my Auntie Mary and Helen.Eventually, they arrived and we had a drink in the bar. The next morning I was really excited because I was going to a really cool shop called American girl …
... being a saturday night and people everywhere I didn't trust the subway and my ability to not look like a tourist, map in had and all that. Was a lot less stress and was actually pretty cheap. Tomorrow is a quick excursion to 34th street where all the shopping is and then home to get ready for the wedding. It's at the Ladies Pavilion in Central Park, which should be lovely just hoping that this rain that has moved in will clear ...
... Last stop was Best buy, but before I was even capable of moving I had to find a place to eat. I found an amazing nacho restaurant, where I spend Half an hour, before going to best buy with the subway. After buying both a toothbrush, and a go pro mount for my wrist, I headed back to the hotel. Exhausted, and surprised that there was still no sign of Chris, I watched TV, and went to bed, exited to begin my trip the next ...
... guide singing a Judy Garland number and I made my way back towards the apartment to explore Williamsburg before I left the following day to meet my friend Nat who was flying in from the UK for the final five days of my time in NYC to an apartment on Manhattan's Upper West side. I first made by way through beautiful brownstone filled streets which made up the Jewish area of Brooklyn. All the shops were closed as it was a Saturday (Jewish Shabbat) and day of rest. It was a little ...
... enough to sit up top in the pouring rain. The rest retreated inside. So we sat up top and laughed our way around, while tree branches - heavy with rain - hit us on the head. IT was a ride worthy of Disney World!! Definitely an experience to remember.
The evening was the highlight of the trip, We saw "The Jersey Boys" on Broadway. FANTASTIC!!! It ended too soon. I want to see it again! No pics of course.
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This was a nice hotel with a cool bar, it had a really cosy fire and I liked the Shirley Temple cocktails. For kids they also had board games you could borrow, as well as really cool room service. We ate hamburgers and chips in bed, it was like being a movie star!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Renaissance New York Hotel 57 New York City
Great rooms, great location!
My boyfriend and I stayed here September 8-10. I had read some reviews about rodents before coming, so was a bit nervous, but we didn't see a single rodent during our entire stay. We loved the hotel! The room was very comfortable and quite large by New York standards. We had a down comforter and a great view of 57th street. The bathroom was amazing! It was HUGE and had a really nice sink and shower. Our location was also fabulous. We were a short walk from Central Park and Rockefeller Center and near tons of great shops. I would definitely stay again - we really had no problems at all.
Infested with Rats/Mice
Imagine being awaken to the sound of a rustling plastic bag, and when you turn on the light a mouse jumps out of the bag and runs out! This is not an inexpensive place to stay, yet it is infested with rodents. I assume it was a mouse, but judging by the size it could have been a rat. When I surveyed the room I found droppings all behind the furniture, so clearly this was not an isolated incident. When I went through my suitcase, food I had stored was eaten. Horrible! I had a three night stay, and was given one night complimentary. They exterminated the room. I would never stay here again. If the hotel is under construction than they should close until they can prevent incidents like this from happening. Beware!
I travel alot. almost every week im' travelling and staying in some hotel somewhere in the world. I have never stayed in a worse hotel than this. I was in one of the new rooms on the 7th floor. They are new rooms and the decor is fine. The bathroom was not clean - hair in the bath and on the toilet - obvious enough for me to notice as soon as i walked in. that night ther was construction work going on at 9pm i phoned down and asked for it to stop. It did, until midnight, between then and 4:30 i made a further 10 calls to the front desk asking for the noise to stop all to no avail. I wrote to Peter Jaques and asked to be assured that it would not happen again that night. (I have still not had a reply from him) I phoned later taht day and was moved to another room on the 4th floor - more hair in the shower. and a voicemail message left for the previous ocupant saying thet they would be moved to another room - sorry for the noise!!! - when i asked about laundryi was asked to bting it down to the front desk. In short this place stinks - they have no idea about service. nice room - super budget service. my colleague didn't even stay there - he'd booked the same room as me and was given one of the old rooms with a shared bathroom he slept at the office. Neither of us will ever stay there again out of choice...
Clean and quiet, would stay again.
Stayed for four nights, booked through the hotel directly, as they provided the best rate. Requested a renovated room and they gave me a 5th floor room, extremely quiet floor. Room always smelled fresh, a subtle scent of citrus. Linens were very clean, very fresh and new. Room was tastefully decorated in a minimalist contemporary design. Only drawback, the carpet needed to be shampooed (it had been vacuumed, but had stains). I would absolutely stay again. The staff was very helpful and very friendly.
Nice rooms - Good Location
Stayed at this hotel from Aug 29-Sept 2nd. The hotel was previously called the Habitat and changed name once the renovations started. Only five floors out the hotel have been completely renovated. Many more to go.
We booked a double at a discounted price on Expedia during their renovation stage. If you can deal construction workers riding in the elevators, the rooms are nice, clean and new. Even the bed duvet and linens are changed daily. NICE! Did I mention the bathrooms?
Location is good and many shops and subway entrances are a short walk.
Until the hotel is completely renovated, the regular rate is a little steep for what you get. Book the discounted rate on Expedia.
Will never stay again
Don't be fooled by pictures on the web...for the most part this hotel was awful. If you're looking to be extremely unimpressed and pay a lot of money, this is the best choice. I first booked for a private double that I could not stay in and moved to a "renovated room". They are tiny, no closet space, and expensive. You'll be more comfortable elsewhere, trust me. The renovations are noticeable everywhere and from the looks of the renovated room, it won't be anything to email home about when it's done.
Since I couldn't get a room at the Swissotel (my usual home in NYC), my assistant booked the "Hotel 57" around the corner. Top 5 reasons I won't stay here again:
Special place to stay in a special city
best kept secret. For the price we paid, everything was over the top. Great staff, perfect location, brand new rooms with amazing bathrooms. This kind of luxury is unaffordable in any other hotel in New York. Good job!
Hotel 57 is a Terrific Hotel
We stayed at the Hotel 57 on East 57th st New York for 6 nights , the hotel is being renovated but without any inconvenience to guests. the rooms are brand new , flat screen tv , stereo , the best bed I've ever slept in .
The staff were very nice and extremly helpful . It is a great location , cnr e57 and lexington Subway to anywhere within 4 short blocks , bus at the door plenty of nice restaurants and bars. Reasonable in price.