Which Marriott Bonvoy hotel has the best club lounge in New York? We have already investigated which Marriott Bonvoy hotel is best in New York, but not all of them have executive club or concierge lounges. So which should you pick, if you want to escape to a club lounge?
In America and Canada, Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Platinum & Platinum Premier elites will receive free executive club lounge access and continental breakfast daily in the executive lounge excluding Ritz Carlton hotels & resorts.
If the lounge is closed on the weekends or if there isn’t a club lounge at the hotel, Marriott Bonvoy Gold, Platinum & Platinum Premier elite members usually get continental breakfast for 2 in the main hotel restaurant or 750 points (1,000 points at some hotels).
Gold, Platinum & Platinum Premier elites also get free continental breakfast daily internationally (excluding resorts & Ritz Carlton hotels) in Europe, Asia, Australia and beyond.
Annoyingly, most of the Marriott hotels in New York with executive club lounges are closed on weekends, which means that they shut midday on Friday and re-open around 6pm on Sunday. We have outlined which are open and closed as well as detailing each club lounge below.
In this review, we focus on the best luxury Marriott Bonvoy hotels ith club lounges in New York. If you want to book any luxury Marriott Bonvoy, or any other hotel, use our luxury travel concierge. Our agents offer exclusive free upgrades, free breakfasts, free hotel credit and VIP gifts at luxury hotels like Four Seasons, Aman, Belmond, Hyatt, Ritz-Carlton, InterContinental and more… for the same price as the hotel’s own websites. You will also get all your usual Marriott Bonvoy points and status benefits if you book with us.
Typically, our free benefits* at luxury hotels if you book via our luxury travel concierge include:
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
- $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
- Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
1. Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park
In a setting that’s constantly evolving, the Ritz-Carlton Central Park, New York has been completely transformed and is now one of the best luxury hotels in New York as well as offering one of the best club lounges of any hotel in New York. Even better, this club lounge is open 7 days a week. The bad news is that you have to book a club room to access this lounge. If you book a base or standard room, you won’t get in!
Townhouse-inspired tranquility is complemented by works from NYC artists. A new Movement Studio meets the demands of modern living. A new food experience flows from day to night at the new Contour gastro lounge, replacing traditional dining.
With a premiere location at the edge of Central Park, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park creates the intimacy of a private NYC town home. Featuring 253 recently redesigned rooms and suites — including two newly built Legendary Suites — this award-winning hotel invites guests on a new journey of discovery with its recent multi-phase reawakening.
Designed by acclaimed Paris-based firm Gilles & Boissier, the hotel embraces contemporary flair with its classic architecture, allowing guests to experience a true sense of place and feel at home at the modern classic institution. Broadway theatres, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Rockefeller Center are only blocks away. Iconic personal service and an ideal location make the hotel the epitome of New York luxury.
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park offers a Club Level. I hardly need to review this lounge as there is an official video that shows it all:
This club lounge does include alcoholic drinks (hurrah!) including beer, wine, cocktails and spirits and is one of the best hotel club lounges in New York. Enjoy fine wines and exquisite hors d’oeuvres alongside picturesque views of Central Park. It also has a fun location on the second floor with views of iconic Central Park and lively 59th Street that are ever-changing. The food on offer in this lounge is also very good and stick around on Saturday evenings to indulge in their sumptuous caviar presentation.
Get the following free benefits* at Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park if you book via our luxury travel concierge:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily Full American breakfast for two per bedroom
- $100 USD Hotel credit for all bookings in rooms (per stay) – applicable for SPA or F&B, not applicable for room charges or The Boutiques
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary WIFI
- $200 Hotel credit for all bookings in Suites (per stay) – applicable for SPA or F&B, not applicable for room charges or The Boutiques
You will also get all your usual Marriott Bonvoy points and status benefits if you book with us.
2. JW Marriott Essex House New York
Discover the rich history and exquisite Art Deco-inspired decor of JW Marriott Essex House New York. This luxury hotel is conveniently located adjacent to Central Park South and minutes from Lincoln Center, Columbus Circle and Fifth Avenue, as well as many other attractions. Distinctive, well-appointed rooms and suites feature Art Deco touches, plush bedding, marble bathrooms, mini-bars, ample desks and Wi-Fi. Spacious family connector rooms and suites benefit from expanded living areas and suites with terraces overlooking Central Park are available, as are pet-friendly accommodations.
Relax with a spa treatment, work out in their modern fitness center or indulge at the SOUTHGATE Bar & Restaurant before stepping out to explore NYC. Event planners appreciate their elegant hotel venues, which encompass more than 17,000 square feet of versatile event space, state-of-the-art audiovisual technology and expert catering.
Best of all, the JW Marriott Essex House New York has a club lounge, although it closes on weekends except for breakfast in the morning.
This Marriott Bonvoy rewards category 7 hotel and is one of the best Marriott Bonvoy hotels in New York. Book a stay here with our luxury travel concierge and you will get extra FREE benefits*. You will also get all your usual Marriott Bonvoy points and status benefits if you book with us.
3. Marriott Marquis New York
The New York Marriott Marquis is located on West 46th Street and Broadway, near NYC’s most illustrious attractions, including Times Square, the Theater District, Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. After an eventful day of sightseeing, retreat to your thoughtfully appointed, spacious accommodations, some of which feature stunning views of Broadway.
Dine in an array of restaurants, including New York’s only revolving dining destination, where views of Times Square are spectacularly on display. Details like a 24-hour fitness center and all-day in-room dining set the stage for a rejuvenating stay. The club lounge at the New York Marriott Marquis is on the 16th-floor and offers a super breakfast. It closes on weekends but is a great lounge nonetheless.
4. Renaissance NY Times Square
Renaissance New York Times Square offers soundproof windows and comfortable beds in renovated rooms and suites with the AVEDA products in every bathroom.
For the quintessential New York City experience, book a Terrace Room, which offer balconies with panoramic Times Square views. Grab a drink and mingle with others as you watch the world go by at R Lounge at Two Times Square, their signature bar and eatery. Stay fit in our 24-hour gym, or take care of work tasks in our business center.
Those planning events in NYC can make use of our distinctive spaces, which include an outdoor terrace and a stylish boardroom. The club lounge at the Renaissance NY Times Square closes on weekends but is a great option for Times Square action. The lounge is in the lobby overlooking Times Square. It’s a superb location for a club lounge and has one of the best views from any club lounge in New York.
5. New York Marriott Downtown
New York Marriott Downtown is located in the Financial District with newly renovated accommodations, thoughtful amenities and a brilliant hotel location in the heart of Lower Manhattan. Nearby attractions include Battery Park, Wall Street, the 9/11 Memorial and Brookfield Place.
Upscale hotel rooms and suites, intuitively designed with high-speed Wi-Fi, plush bedding and pristine marble bathrooms; many feature sweeping views of Lower Manhattan. Sit down for a delicious dinner at Bill’s Bar & Burger, one of NYC’s most beloved burger joints and sweat it out at their revamped fitness center. For those seeking to host a meeting or wedding in downtown NYC, look no further than the1 2,000 square feet of flexible venue space at our hotel, thoughtfully outfitted with the latest technology. The club lounge here is good with a nice selection for breakfast and snack later on, but it’s closed on weekends and holidays.
6. Renaissance New York Hotel 57
Renaissance New York Hotel 57 is located in Midtown Manhattan. Housed in a historic building that used to be a women’s residence, this hotel provides easy access to the many sights, sounds and experiences that make NYC so unique.
Take pleasure in the boutique details that surround you in your room or suite – from smart TVs with Netflix and Hulu access to spa-style marble bathrooms with upscale bath amenities. Some suites feature private terraces – a rarity in Midtown. Elsewhere at the hotel, you can exercise in the 24-hour fitness center, take care of work commitments in the business center or host an intimate gathering in one of their small event spaces. There is a club lounge at Renaissance New York Hotel 57 which is smart with a boutique feel and lots of brown leather seating. You get the usual breakfast and afternoon/evening snacks but this lounge is closed on the weekend.
7. Marriott East Side
New York Marriott East Side, is a distinctive hotel in the center of it all. Located on Lexington Avenue and 49th Street in Midtown East, this enviable location is near Grand Central Station, Rockefeller Center and the United Nations Headquarters.
Settle into contemporary guest rooms and suites, all smartly accessorized with plush featherbeds, sleek marble bathrooms and high-speed Wi-Fi. For special stays, upgrade to the Terrace Suite, which boasts a private outdoor patio overlooking NYC’s East Side.
Dine at 525LEX, their signature restaurant, where modern comfort food and artisanal cocktails are on the menu. Reboot at the 24-hour fitness center and refuel with an espresso at illy Cafe, the on-site coffee shop.
The executive club lounge here is great, modern with a great breakfast and evening light bites as well as free beverages (non-alcoholic). This lounge is also shut at the weekends.
Beyond New York, but still in New York State, the Renaissance Albany Hotel, the Albany Marriott, Buffalo Marriott Niagara which features in our best Marriotts in Niagara, LaGuardia Airport Marriott, Melville Marriott Long Island, Rochester Airport Marriott, Syracuse Marriott Downtown, Westchester Marriott, Renaissance Westchester and Long Island Marriott all have executive club lounges which are open during weekdays but closed at weekends and some holidays.
Photo above from the JW Marriott in London.
*benefits offered were correct as of 2020 but may be amended at the hotel’s discretion.
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