4.2 out of 5

"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, ... " 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 Ed Sullivan Theater.

Deluxe Queen

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$99 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 13 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 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
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

1 out of 5

Avoid due to persistent service problems

Pros: Location.
Cons: Staff training, breakfast room disaster, broken alarm system, elevators, phones in elevator lobbies, better food in restaurant, etc, etc.
Location: Time Square, the only redeeming quality of this hotel.
The "hard product" is OK: good location, rooms clean, but small and lacking basic amenities, like coffee-making facilities or a clock-radio. Bathrooms are very small (no tub). However, the "soft product" (the part under the control of the day-to-day management) at this hotel is absolutely awful. On arrival, it took 30 mins to check us in, with much hemming and hawing. On the first morning, we arrived at the breakfast room to find a line of 75+ guests snaking into the basement -- all waiting for breakfast. Eggs were way too salty and the bagels were awful (a sin in NYC!) On the second morning we went to the elevators, and they didn't work -- the call button simply went out after being pushed. We tried again and again, but gave up after 10+ minutes and walked down the fire stairs to the lobby, where a manager told us that they were running them on manual, and would have gotten to us "eventually" if we had called on the phone! There is no phone in the elevator lobby on each floor. At 2am on the second night/third morning we were awoken by a fire alarm -- a piercing shriek that proceeded to go off for 20+ mins, each a "false alarm". If you read the other reviews, our experience is clearly not a new one, these things happen often. The management of this hotel clearly has no idea what they are doing, and in my experience it would be a mistake to stay here. There are plenty of less expensive hotels around Times Square that will deliver a better experience.

Posted by , from Portland, OR on Apr 29, 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 12, 2017 by Online Reputation Manager

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and for expressing your concerns. We are committed to provide excellent quality of our products and services to our guests. We regret to read that you have left our hotel with an opposite idea in your mind. We appreciate our guests’ comments since they help us improve our services. We will share your impressions with the corresponding department in order to make adjustments, if necessary. We really hope you will give us a second chance to redeem ourselves and give us a chance to demonstrate the high standards of Guest Service that are typical at our resorts. With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square Online Reputation Manager

5 out of 5

Overnight to see Sunset Blvd. with Glenn Close

Pros: Modern and stylish hotel in the heart of the theater district. Very hip and ecology minded design with European flair.
Cons: Nothing.
Location: Theater, dining, sightseeing, people watching.
Great location to the theaters. 5 minute walk to Broadway.

Posted by , from Massachusetts on Apr 24, 2017

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5 out of 5

Perfect Location

Stayed at the RIU for 4 days and I was very impressed with everything about it. The location is perfect. You are close to Time Square, Broadway, and a short walk to Fifth Avenue. The rooms are a little undersized but in New York what do you expect. The staff was gracious and friendly and the hotel was in excellent condition. The breakfast left a little to be desired but other than that the experience was great.

Posted by , from Lexington, Kentucky on Apr 7, 2017

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5 out of 5

Great hotel! Great location!

We had never heard of RIU and were extremely pleased. Would definitely stay again!!!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice and clean hotel with great customer service

Over my experience was amazing. Hotel was clean and smelt great. Also everyone was very nice and friendly.

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017

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5 out of 5

Very nice hotel conveniently located

Pros: Very good choice for short stay right in heart of the city.
Location: Great location. It's in Times Square so it's near theaters, plenty of eateries, shopping and close to all transportation.
Wasn't sure what to expect when I booked it but was pleasantly surprised. The lobby was very nice and the room though small was tastefully done and immaculate. The reception staff was very helpful in accommodating me with a late check out. I was there during the recent snowstorm and used the Grab n Go cafe. It had a good selection pastries, beverages and sandwiches and the staff was super nice. Overall great experience. Would stay there again and recommend to friends.

Posted by , from Florida on Feb 12, 2017

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5 out of 5

times square experience

Pros: location and décor
Location: by everything
it is a beautiful hotel the staff was great and I would def stay again

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016

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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. There are 4 meeting rooms available. 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.