4.2 out of 5

"Great location, very modern decor, friendly staff. Spacious room, comfortable bed, unfortunately restaurant was not operational, so we did not experie ... " More

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Hotel Description

RIU Plaza New York Times Square puts you in the heart of Manhattan, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like Broadway and Times Square. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge.

Flat-screen TVs with cable channels are featured in all 647 rooms, and you can enjoy WiFi, safes, and hair dryers. Refrigerators, phones, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This business-friendly hotel offers a fitness center, a business center, and concierge services. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 7 AM and 11 AM.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 4-star Hell's Kitchen hotel, attractions include Rockefeller Center and Penn Station.

Deluxe Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$120 per night

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed (Family)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, Multiple Beds (Family)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Superior King

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

RIU Plaza New York Times Square ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

great hotel

Pros: Decor, spacious room
Cons: Check in/out was crazy busy, slow.
Location: Enjoyed the theaters, and several local restaurants.
Great location, very modern decor, friendly staff. Spacious room, comfortable bed, unfortunately restaurant was not operational, so we did not experience food.

Posted by , from Sherwood Park, AB on Feb 19, 2018

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3 out of 5

A Yes Maybe review

Perfect location, price was good--off season, January, and room is nice and adorable for a small NYC Times Sq hotel. BUT, if you need coffee before 7am, there is zero coffee in the room or in the hotel. Not in the lobby, no lobby restaurants open at that hour, nada. You have to suit up and go out to a restaurant. It's NY, there are plenty in the blocks around the hotel ( a few 24 hour good choices), but please...that is absurd. And it took two calls for a broken hair dryer to be replaced. I never fully figured out the high tech shower, but it was warm enough. A yes, maybe, but if I go back I'll give another a try.

Posted by , from Maine on Jan 27, 2018

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5 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Location, cleanliness
Cons: Nachos in the bar, were served cold
Location: Everything within walking distance! Great location..
This was my first stay in this area. Excellent location. Beautiful hotel, very good staff, great happy hours, love the room and especially the modern bathroom. Would stay here again!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2018

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3 out of 5

RIU Plaza New York, Times Square

Hotel is clean, but spartan. We had a glass bathroom door break, the room they moved us to the A/C didn’t work. They had a water pipe break two rooms down. No on site parking but do have a valet service. I guess for the price close to Times Square it was okay. Good breakfast buffet included with room. May stay there again, may not!!

Posted by , from State College Pa on Dec 21, 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel close to everything

Pros: The included breakfast and the staff personnel.
Cons: Put a curtain or blind or something on the other side of the shower stall.
Location: Theaters, time square, hotel is located on Restaurant Row.
RIU front desk staff are very friendly and eager to help. The staff person who helps hail a cab was fabulous. Helped us reserve a car and the car was there waiting for us when we came outside. The bar staff were very friendly as well. Sorry I didnt get names. The room was very nice. It served its purpose since we hardly spent time in the room. I did have one issue, and that was the shower stall. I hated she stall and that is the one feature that would prevent me from coming back. The shower stall was not private at all. One could see the person taking a shower from the other side of the wall!! Its nice for two adults, but not for a family with teenagers. Also, the door to close the bathroom has an opening and you could see the person on the toilet if sitting any where facing the bathroom. I did make a comment to the front desk and they said that is how all the bathrooms were and they understood there is no privacy.

Posted by , from Orlando, FL on Dec 18, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great hotel

Pros: Location, cleanliness.
Good experience, great location, cleanliness, great staff, we will recommend to everyone.

Posted by , from charlotte on Dec 15, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great hotel

This hotel is a great place to stay. It's within walking distance of most of the popular spots and places. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the room and bed were clean, comfortable, and the view of the city was amazing. I definitely would stay there again! Ps- the restaurant in the lobby was really good too.., and the breakfast buffett was awesome!

Posted by , from Michigan on Dec 15, 2017

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5 out of 5

Soothing spot in the middle of everything

Pros: The beds were fantastic. Firm mattresses with a soft top. Breakfast was best I've ever had in a hotel.
Cons: Price had a hidden facility fee. Maybe you could negotiate around that by knowing that it's there.
Location: Location is just a few blocks from Times Square -- walking distance from many New York attractions. We were there for Yoga on the Solstice. Fabulous.
This hotel was a random choice among many. They advertised a discounted rate, but by the time they add all the taxes and an unnecessary facility fee, it was no bargain. However, there were many perks. They had a really abundant buffet breakfast at no charge. Beautiful fresh fruit, eggs in various styles, bagels, toast, all forms of coffee. Fresh and delicious. The beds in our room were incredibly comfortable. The decor was soothing. I don't like white rooms much and I'm not a fan of modern design in general. But the color choices were comforting somehow. Slept like a baby.

Posted by , from Pocono Mountains on Jun 24, 2017

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5 out of 5


Pros: Everything! Reasonable priced restaurant and a Grab and Go for coffee and sandwiches.
Cons: I would have like a fan in the bathroom.
Location: Excellent location. You can walk to Broadway theatres and TKTS. Amy's Bread and Kiehl's are just around the corner on 9th Avenue.
We loved everything about this new hotel. Location is excellent between 8th and 9th Avenues on 46th St.. Front desk personnel courteous and helpful. Five elevators. We were on the 24th floor with view of the Hudson River. We had lunch in the restaurant (very reasonable specials from 12-3), Grab and Go has coffee and smoothies and a variety of sandwiches and wraps. We walked to TKTS and Broadway shows. Many very good restaurants nearby. We will definitely return.

Posted by , from WI on May 22, 2017

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2 out of 5

Not a good experience

Pros: Location.
Cons: Public relations.
Location: Close to theaters and other venues.
Not everything that was promised was true. They said there would be water included in the rooms, there was none. The fire alarm went off at about 4:30 PM and even though they said the issue was resolved, they did not start the elevators functioning for at least half an hour afterwards, leaving me to go down 27 flights of stairs because I had to make it to a meeting by 5:30. I am 66 years old and this left me unable to walk properly for three days, had to miss several activities I had planned and paid for because my knees were shot. When I asked at the front desk if they could comp me for some of the loss, they said no. There was not even an apology for the elevators not working for so long. I will not go back to this hotel or recommend it to my friends.

Posted by , from Florida on May 8, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 12, 2017 by Online Reputation Manager

Dear guest, Many thanks for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate the opportunity to respond. Since our main priority is to make our customers feel comfortable, we regret to hear that the elevators were out of order caused by the fire alarm activation during your stay. We can assure you that our maintenance team is working very hard in order to fix all problems as fast as possible. We are looking forward to get the chance to welcome you again at one of our resorts. With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square Online Reputation Manager

About the RIU Plaza New York Times Square

Location 305 West, 46th Street, New York, NY 10036

Property Features

Along with a restaurant and a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. A business center and meeting rooms are available. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. A fitness center, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly RIU Plaza New York Times Square. This 4-star Manhattan hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 647 guestrooms or units
  • 28 levels
  • 4 conference rooms
  • Built in 2015
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Offsite parking reservations required


  • Airport: New York, NY (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) (28.7 km / 17.8 mi)
  • Train station: New York Penn Station (1.6 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Times Sq. - 42 St. Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)

Room Amenities

RIU Plaza New York Times Square offers 647 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

RIU Plaza New York Times Square has a restaurant on site.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

Parcel deliveries will be accepted only for guests up 3 days prior to a guest's arrival. The property will charge a fee for each package. The hotel cannot be held responsible for lost or damaged goods. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No onsite parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 13.06 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 22 and USD 24 for adults, USD 11 and USD 12 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 13.07 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 13.07 per night (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.