If you’re staying in New York City, you have so many hotels to chose from.
Most people want to stay in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, especially when it’s New Year’s Eve, no matter what the cost is.
For my staycation, my friend, who was visiting from Las Vegas and had NEVER been to New York City before, chose the Renaissance Hotel Times Square Hotel, which is located at 714 Seventh Avenue at 48th street right in the heart of the Theater District.
There’s even a very good pastry shop right next door where we got coffee,croissants and mouthwatering desserts for the days we were there.
(My friend was there Wednesday through Monday, I was there Thursday through Saturday.)
My friend was in town for the hockey games that the Las Vegas team was playing against the three New York/New Jersey area hockey teams.
(Now you KNOW if they’re a friend of the Sports Diva, some sports watching is going to happen on a 30 Plus Teams Tour of somewhere, even staycastions.)
I had never stayed at the Renaissance Hotels, no matter what city they were in.
Was I in for a pleasant surprise.
The location was close to everything and the rooms are very spacious.
You even have a robe and slippers for your convenience.
There’s also a coffee maker, which the two of us took advantage of every chance we had.
The refrigerator was a blessing too as we had leftovers from a lot of restaurants.
My friend mentioned that some of the hotels in Las Vegas don’t even have refrigerators in them.
The selling point of this room, which was located on the fourth floor, for me though, was the balcony.
Now on the days that I was there, it was warm enough to sit on the balcony, have our coffee and watch New Yorkers and tourists alike do all those New York City things.
(55 degrees in December is a heat wave to us New Yorkers.)
As it was raining the day I left, no balcony action was going on.
The staff was so friendly and helpful.
If I decide to do another staycation in New York City, I’m going to save money, use my Marriott Bonvoy Points, since the hotel is affiliated with Marriott Hotel chain and stay at the Renaissance Hotel Times Square.