Jul 25

Renaissance by Marriott – Tel Aviv

The Renaissance was a pretty nice place. Definitely worth 25,000 Marriott points, though not sure if it was worth the $275 they were asking others. It was right on Tel Aviv Beach which was great. It couldn’t really have a better location. Parking fees were as expected and internet was high at $20 given that my father in law’s $150 hotel gave him free wifi as do many cafes and other places in the area.

It would have been nice to have an outdoor pool like the Hilton a few blocks away. Also, be careful of prices in the hotel, for example, the mini-bar was in dollars. The prices actually looked reasonable until I saw the dollar sign. I never understood why tourist attractions can’t price in local currency.

Renaissance Tel Aviv Hotel
121 Hayarkon Street
Tel Aviv, 63453 Israel

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    • Irene on July 26, 2011 at 11:44 am

    So glad to find your post about the Renaissance. We have a reservation for 3 nights using points for the entire stay. We have been a bit concerned because of the mixed reviews we have seen on trip adviser.
    Is the hotel shabby? Are the rooms clean and comfortable? What’s the deal with parking- where is it and how much? We can overlook minor things as needless to say-“the price is right”!!!!
    Thanks so much for your help.

      • Dave on July 26, 2011 at 4:17 pm


      If you are using points, it is a no brainer. For 25k Marriott points, you usually don’t get much. Marriott doesn’t seem to like Hilton or Starwood that will give you the last standard room with points, so I find them hard to use in desirable locations. Note, you don’t get breakfast or internet or anything like that with points (maybe if you have a high elite status).

      The hilton a few blocks away does look nicer (it has a really nice pool), but I believe it is 50k hilton points, the same I just paid at the Hilton Arc de Triomphe in Paris where rooms were $400+ (ended up in a $1k suite with a Diamond upgrade).

      I would say it is of average Marriott USA quality. Not shabby, but not special like a JW resort either. If you are paying $300 a night, though, it will feel a bit overpriced. There is onsite parking, though it may be limited. I forget the cost, but it was definitely less than a hotel in Boston or New York.

      Let me know if I can help you with any other part of your trip.

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