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92% (226 member ratings) "One of Gotham's hottest hotels" -- New York Post

The Renwick

Midtown East, New York
  • Built in 1928 and completely renovated in 2015, this historic building has hosted John Steinbeck, Thomas Mann and F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • It's an easy walk to Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park and the Empire State Building
  • Each luxurious room features unique design elements, plus complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Suites look and feel like private apartments, with plush furniture and original hardwood flooring
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  • No Booking Fees

92% (226 member ratings)

4.3Value for Money


118 East 40th Street
New York, NY, 10016
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The Renwick hotel in Midtown East offers high-end amenities in a historic setting. Designed by St. Patrick's Cathedral architect John Renwick in 1928, the original building housed artists' studios and apartments that hosted John Steinbeck, Thomas Mann and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Now, the hotel calls up that literary history with artist-inspired accommodations featuring easels, origami kits, hand-painted window dressings and stools, and quotes from its famous former residents. 

Residential-style suites look and feel like private apartments, with original hardwood flooring and plush velvet couches in the separate living area. In-room amenities include Brooklyn-based Apotheke toiletries, complimentary bottled water and legendary novels to read. All guests can take advantage of a business center, complimentary Wi-Fi, and passes to a local NYC gym.

The on-site restaurant Bedford & Co features elevated comfort food such as chicken pot pie and truffle mac and cheese.

Stepping outside the hotel's door on East 40th Street, guests feel more like locals, with neighborhood diners and coffee shops lining Lexington Avenue.   Grand Central Terminal (including the 4, 5, 6, 7 and Shuttle trains) is just a three-minute walk and the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue is five minutes by foot. The Empire State Building is a 10-minute stroll away. 


  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)


  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible path of travel
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.


  • Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests

  • Children 12 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding. Crib available on request, free of charge, for children aged 2 or under. Extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed.


  • An Occupancy fee applies per room/ per night and is based on room type booked:
    $3.50 (subject to tax) applies for all "Rooms"
    $5.50 (subject to tax) applies to all "Suites"

    The occupancy fee of $3.50 will be applied to the nightly rate for all bookings and the correct amount for “Suites” will be charged at the hotel.

    A Self Parking Fee of $50 plus tax or Valet Parking of $60 plus tax (24 hours w no in/out privileges), per day applies and will be added to your bill directly at the hotel. This rate is subject to change at the discretion of the property.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Getting there

The hotel is a 20- to 30-minute drive from LaGuardia airport; a taxi will cost about $35. Alternatively, the NYC Airporter shuttle runs between LaGuardia and Grand Central Terminal and costs $14 per person (or $26 roundtrip). 


  • 118 East 40th Street
  • New York, NY, 10016
  • United States

Customer Service

Prefer to book over the phone?

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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