Midtown East

The Renwick Hotel - A Curio Collection by Hilton

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • 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

"One of Gotham's hottest hotels" -- New York Post
89%
Enjoyed This
(64 Member Ratings)
"Rooms, lobby layout, fitness center, staff"
Daria
30. Mar 2018
Bethesda, MD, USA

Map & Directions

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). 

Rooms & Rates

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Overview

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. 

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.

Crib available on request, for one child under age 5. Extra beds are not available.

Rates are based on double occupancy. Extra occupant fee for guests over the age of 18 is 50.00 USD (subject to tax, per night) and will be added to the total price at check-out.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: The hotel offers Valet Parking for $60.00 (subject to tax), per day for standard size vehicles and $70.00 (subject to tax) per day for oversize vehicles or Self-Parking for $50.00 (subject to tax) per day for standard size vehicles and $60.00 (subject to tax) per day for oversize vehicles. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

89%
Enjoyed This
(64 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Renwick Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.7 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Rooms, lobby layout, fitness center, staff
Daria 30. Mar 2018 Bethesda, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very nice size and comfortable room for NYC. Nice bath and shower.
Michael 25. Mar 2018 Atlanta, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Brian the manager took great care of us! Loved the location and decor-beautiful space.
Cheryl 06. Mar 2018 Carlsb, CA, USA
Other Comments
bedford & co. restaurant is excellent
john 12. Mar 2018 New Bedford, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel itself is newly renovated and the interior design of the room is very well done. I really enjoy the atmosphere of the hotel, just not the staff.
Other Comments
I booked a room with two-queen size beds for 3 adults and we arrived to a room with one king-size bed and a sofa bed. The sofa bed was dirty with hair on it, so all 3 of us had to squeeze into the king size bed for the night. I was not notified with the change beforehand, and when we complained to the staff about this, the response was "I don't know if the sofa bed is comfortable, I have never slept on one." We complained to the staff when checking out the second day, and while the front desk staff agreed to give me $62 back to compensate, she did it with an attitude. Currently, I haven't seen the credit in my credit card bill yet. Instead, my credit card has a pending charge of $253 while the room is supposed to be $203-$62. Therefore, I am not sure if the compensation is happening yet, but I am very disappointed with the hotel staff.
Linda 13. Mar 2018 Medford, MA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Room was clean with plenty of space. Staff very helpful.
Robert 12. Mar 2018 Riverview, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location was excellent. It is very close to Grand Central. The staff at the hotel were friendly and accommodating. The room was comfortable and we felt there was enough room for three adults.
Sarah 27. Feb 2018 Navajo Dam, NM, USA
Enjoyed Most
Easy to get to from Grand Central and quiet comfortable room
Other Comments
We appreciated the free bottles of water
Oscar 26. Feb 2018 Laurens, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location
Other Comments
When I booked this in December on Travelzoo, you indicated I would be charged in full upon booking, and I assumed I was.... Well, I wasn’t. So I went to NYC for the weekend thinking my hotel was already all paid for. The charge hit my credit card THE MORNING WE WERE TO CHECK IN. Not only that, there was a $50/day security hold charged to my credit card also, until we checked out. Now, I understand holding a card for incidental charges, but to preauthorize $100 I think is a bit much. PLUS I don’t recall seeing that anywhere on the “deal” description. Overall I liked the hotel, but I am not happy about the fact that I thought I had already paid for it.
Ann 27. Feb 2018 Lakeville, CT, USA
Other Comments
The hotel has a nice bar and restaurant - was surprised that the bar was closed by 11:00 PM on a Friday night - and is super conveniently located.
brenda 05. Mar 2018 Englewood, NJ, USA

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