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Ritz Battery Park or Renaissance New York Hotel 57

Question asked by detroitbiztraveler on Dec 29, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 4, 2013 by detroitbiztraveler

Hello all,

 

I'm going to New York City for 2 nights, a Friday and Saturday, with my fiance.  It will be our first time visiting NYC.  I'm a Gold member for Marriott Rewards and I'm torn between two hotel options.  They are:

 

Renaissance New York Hotel 57 - $197/night for a Superior guest room w/a queen; or

Ritz Carlton Battery Park - $275/night for a 1 King neighborhood view w/a $100 resort credit

 

My main criteria is:

1) What is the likelihood of a room upgrade

2) Concierge Lounge hours, breakfast options, and late night snacks/drinks

3) Location for all the "tourist" activities (I know the Renaissance is better; however, is it sooo much better that it's a better option of a hotel?)

4) Safety at night (we plan on visiting bars and will have to make the travel back to the hotel late at night).

5) Anything else I should be considering???

 

I know the Ritz is $150 more; however, I'm comparing price as nearly the same given the $100 credit will pay for a meal that I'd have to buy otherwise.  Does anyone have any thoughts?

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