We had been on the go for more than a week when we arrived at Loews Regency New York Hotel, so it’s more than safe to say my teenage daughter and I were pretty tired when we checked in. Based on our energy level, I wasn’t quite sure how much of the city we could cover, but the hotel had everything we needed to prepare for the string of fun, but busy days ahead.
Located on the corner of Park Avenue and 61st Street in Midtown Manhattan, the hotel serves business and leisure travelers. The property has a classic feel, but thanks to a $100 million renovation finished in early 2014, contemporary touches shine throughout.
The Loews Regency New York Hotel has 379 guest rooms. Our home away from home was a more than 300 square feet Luxury King Room located on the 11th floor and we didn’t hesitate to spread out. The oversized desk, complete with numerous electric plugs and USB ports, easily accommodated everything from electronics and miscellaneous shopping bags, to area maps and brochures. The bed was made with Frette linens and both nightstands also had electric plugs that didn’t require gymnastic-style moves to reach and use.
The bathroom was spacious, with a bathtub and television. Traveling families will love the mini kitchen area complete with a sink, refrigerator and microwave. All of the above were put to good use during our stay, and since there was a door separating it from the bedroom area, I could easily use it in the morning while my daughter was still asleep.
The hotel’s on-site restaurant, The Regency Bar & Grill, serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Located next to the lobby, complimentary coffee and tea is set out every morning in the bar area.
The hotel offers a variety of perks for guests as part of its Park Avenue Privileges Program. Along with complimentary Wi-Fi, and a large state-of-the-art 24 hour fitness center complete with changing rooms and lockers, the hotel offers a house car that drops guests at any destination within a 20 block radius. It’s available on a first come, first served basis.
Whether you’re touring, shopping or taking in Broadway shows, the hotel provides a convenient home base. Walking to a number of key locales like Radio City Music Hall and Rockefeller Center was easy, even with my teenager in tow.
At Loews Hotels, all guestrooms and public areas are smoke-free.
Loews Regency New York is happy to accept four-legged family members. Loews Loves Pets amenities include pet beds, bowls and treats, a Central Park Walking Map and a dedicated in-room dining pet menu.
Review and photos by Dana Rebmann. She was a guest of Loews Regency New York, but as always her thoughts and opinions are her own.