Hotel overview

The Riu Plaza New York Times Square offers the most comprehensive range of installations and services in the very heart of Manhattan. Situated in the renowned "Restaurant Row" surrounded by Broadway's most famous theatres. Just few steps away from emblematic locations such as Central Park, the Rockefeller Centre, Empire State, Carnegie Hall, the luxury boutiques on Fifth Avenue, and the iconic Times Square known throughout the world as the symbol of New York, characterized by it's entertainment and illuminated advertising displays. The hotel occupies 29 stories with an elegant avant-garde décor and first rate services guaranteeing an ideal stay in the Big Apple where you can enjoy the city’s fast-paced lifestyle and its fabulous culture and leisure. Would you like to experience the adventure of exploring New York and discovering all its districts and corners? The Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square is right next to the main metro lines, carrying you directly into upper and lower Manhattan as well as to the districts of Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx. Its location, installations and services make the Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square the best choice for visitors to New York, whether on business or for pleasure.


Times Square
John F. Kennedy Int'l (JFK) Airport : 16 miles
LaGuardia Int'l (LGA) Airport : 10 miles
Newark Liberty Int'l (EWR) Airport : 16 miles

Property information

Year Built: 2016
Last Renovation: 2016
Floors: 30
Total rooms: 647

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Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory The deluxe king room does not offer roll-aways.
Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted
Advisory A minimum mandatory hotel-imposed fee of $19 (plus tax) per room, per night, will be charged and collected by the hotel at check-in or check-out. This fee is subject to change without prior notice. The information published here is to give the client an estimate of additional fees that they may be responsible for but is not a guarantee of the final amount due. For a detailed description of what is included in the mandatory fee, please see hotel policies.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Facility Fee: There is a mandatory hotel-imposed fee that is charged and collected by the hotel either at check-in or check-out.

Facility Fee Inclusions:

-WiFi high speed access through the hotel’s guest rooms and public areas for up to two devices per person.
-Two bottles of water in the room (no refill)
-Unlimited usage of the lobby area computers
-Access to the Fitness Center
-Luggage storage on arrival and/or departure up until 9:00pm

Inclusions are subject to change at any time without prior notification.


Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 4662 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Average hotel, great location

    This hotel is all all location, location, location. Aside from it, it's a rather average experience from a service and quality perspective. Rooms are very badly isolated so street noise is permanent all night long, so if you are a light sleeper, this is most certainly not the hotel for you. Room size is in line with the average Manhattan hotel room. Buffet breakfast set up has the feel of a large beach resort (like those of this hotel chain in sunny shores): an endless amount of tables next to each other so that you cannot enjoy a private conversation with your better half, feels like a factory where everything is self-service and of low quality. On the plus side, this hotel is a 2 minute walk to Times Square so if location is important to you, then you may wish to consider this property as an alternative which is probably priced below the average hotel room in that part of town.

    Apr 02, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best Hotel Ever

    Sisters holiday to New York Stayed at Riu Plaza in Times Square early March on a half board basis. The Staff are so helpful and polite. The Hotel decor is modern and spotless. The rooms are luxurious ,Power Showers, toiletries supplied and rooms cleaned every day. Well done to house keeping. Fridge in room is a bonus,bottles of water supplied free. The breakfast and evening meal choice was fabulous, so many choices. Stayed here 2 years ago and would not stay any where else.

    Mar 31, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent location and nice trendy hotel

    Stayed here for 5 nights in feb half term, location of hotel is great a short walk from Broadway and Times Square. Breakfasts was nice and lots of things to choose from, staff was helpful but it does get busy and sometimes you have to wait. Rooms are small but has everything you need, small fridge which has bottles of water which I thought was great after a long flight and arriving late. Iron and ironing boards was a big plus for me, nice to have that in the room. Overall was a lovely hotel and if I return I would most definitely stay here, do love a RIU hotel, have stayed in many.

    Mar 29, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Mother/daughter duo trip

    Spent a week in NYC with two fun mother/daughter teams and wanted to be close to everything. Riu fit our location-literally walked no more than two blocks to Broadway shows. A couple of blocks from Times Square and shopping/subway. Rooms are small but perfect for the limited time we were in them. Comfortable beds, helpful front desk staff (thank you, Natalia!), and the buffet-style restaurant is decent if it’s part of your package-don’t think I’d pay for it, though. We would stay here again for sure! Clean, comfortable, and near the action! Hint-go to Bond45 and have some drinks!

    Mar 27, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Great location close to all the main attractions in Manhattan, and the staff was really helpful at our stay, the rooms and the lobby are clean and nice, the breakfast buffet was good and organized, me my wife and kids had a great experience. Thank you

    Mar 21, 2020