Best RIU Hotels & Resorts in the USA

Founded in 1953, RIU is best known for its all-inclusive resorts. Since debuting its first... READ MORE
Founded in 1953, RIU is best known for its all-inclusive resorts. Since debuting its first property in Mallorca, Spain, the brand now offers approximately 100 hotels in 19 countries. Most of RIU's hotels are situated in Mexico, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, with the properties reflecting their tropical surroundings in their decor and amenities. Since many outposts are located on the beach, part of RIU's all-inclusive offerings cover guests' use of water sports equipment like kayaks and windsurfing boards. The majority of RIU's resorts feature kids clubs and daytime entertainment geared toward the younger crowd, as well as adult amenities like spas, night clubs and evening shows. In 2010, the hotel group expanded its portfolio to open its first urban outpost in Panama City, introducing its newest brand, RIU Plaza. Several RIU properties appear on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Europe and Best Hotels in Mexico rankings; those properties are listed below.

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    Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square
    New York City, NY
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3468 reviewsTripAdvisor (3468)
    Free WiFi

    If you want to be in the heart of Manhattan's tourist hub, you can't go wrong with a stay at this Times Square hotel, which opened in March 2016. Along with its convenient location in New York City, the Hotel Riu Plaza New York Times Square won favor with guests for its modern accommodations. Each of the property's more than 600 rooms are equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, minifridges and Wi-Fi access (for an additional cost). Though reviewers described the rooms as small (standard accommodations start at 194 square feet), they also conceded that they spent far more time sightseeing than they did lounging in their rooms. If your feet aren't too tired from walking around the Big Apple, you'll find a fitness center on-site. The hotel also has a restaurant and bar, but because of its location on Restaurant Row, you may want to heed the advice of reviewers and visit the property's neighbors instead.

    New York City, NY
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3468 reviewsTripAdvisor (3468)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Riu Plaza Miami Beach
    Miami Beach, FL
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 2360 reviewsTripAdvisor (2360)
    Free WiFi

    Nestled along Miami Beach, this RIU outpost places visitors within a few miles of the Lincoln Road Mall, downtown Miami and the Art Deco District. But it's not just the prime location that draws travelers to the hotel. Past guests praised the property's amenities, including its beach, pool and restaurant buffet. When it's time to bed down, guests can retreat to one of 284 guest rooms, each of which is decorated in hues of purple and white and features conveniences like a satellite TV, free Wi-Fi access, a coffee maker and a minifridge. However, some previous travelers noted that the rooms' lack of space and basic, outdated furnishings (despite a 2014 renovation), plus the nearby construction leave a bit to be desired. Hotel service is also hit or miss: While some past guests said the property's employees were friendly and helpful, others noted forgetful staff and slow valet service.

    Miami Beach, FL
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 2360 reviewsTripAdvisor (2360)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi

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