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Hotel Wales

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1295 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10128 (Manhattan)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a medium size room with comfortable bed and very clean and comfortable bathroom fitted with a shower. We missed the minibar. Our room was a little bit too noisy as air conditioning equipment from the adjacent courtyard buzzed through the windows even though we kept them closed. The elevator did not descend to the lobby from the 6th... More

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Oregon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a week at this 130 year old hotel. Was immediately struck by the age of the building itself and everything that comes with old structures like the small lobby, very small elevators and the tired look of the hallways. We reserved one of the more expensive 2-room suites and our room was very large and nicely decorated. The... More

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NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is long overdue, but I was determined to let everyone know about this wonderful gem of a hotel. I found this place by using a Google search and reading many reviews. Every one I read was 3-4 stars, excellent. My weekend involved Central Park (CP) tours and a Broadway show. I never visited CP nor the Upper East... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not sure what to expect from the hotel when we booked our trip, as we booked through a discount website. However, we were pleasantly surprised. The room was a little smaller than expected, but the staff was very friendly and answered any questions we had. The hotel is located in the Upper East Side, which is good for... More

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Philadelphia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hotel Wales is a great choice when wanting to stay on the upper east side. The hotel is a a boutique hotel. The room (we stayed in a standard queen on the 3rd floor) was small but adequate for two people for a short stay. The room had a comfy bed, desk, chair, bottled water, closet and small bathroom.... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hotel Wales is a great boutique style hotel on the UpperEastSide. Situated right on Madison Ave next to the famous Sarabeth's restaurant it is a true gem. Having traveled all over the world, Hotel Wales has the feel of a small European hotel in a small European town, but you step outside and you are right in the hustle... More

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came in to my room on Friday and there was a smell housekeeper started spraying the housekeeper was very kind and tells me if smells comes back here take an fresh spray service is ok property from outside doesn't represent the inside of the rooms

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Mendham, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stayed at the Hotel Wales for a weekend getaway with my son before school starts. I knew it was going to be a terrific stay when we were warmly greeted by the front-desk staff the second we walked through the doors. We stayed in a suite with a King bed and pullout sleeper couch. The two rooms were large,... More

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HotelWales, General Manager at Hotel Wales, responded to this review

Good morning Molly, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review. I am thrilled that our front office team made you feel welcomed when you first walked through our doors. We take a great deal of pride and joy in ensuring that all our guests enjoy their stay. I am glad that you also enjoyed the accommodation.... More

Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect location and ambiance for four night stay in Manhattan with my 17 and 19 year old granddaughters. We walked to Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum. A few blocks to a subway station and in general a great safe location. We had a small suite and two double beds which was perfect. Great housekeeping service. Front desk staff friendly and... More

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HotelWales, General Manager at Hotel Wales, responded to this review

Hi Nancy, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. It's great that you were able to take advantage of everything that the neighborhood has to offer. The fact that you are able to walk to Central Park and also to the Metropolitan Museum of Art really make the location of The Hotel Wales very convenient. Our staff is delighted that... More

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed here for years while visiting friends that live on the Upper East Side. Room was small but adequate. Quick walk to Central Park and the surrounding museums. Bus is convenient and subway is 8 block away. Nice, small restaurants in the area. It's not a luxury hotel, but always clean and aiming to please.

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HotelWales, General Manager at Hotel Wales, responded to this review

Hello Jacqueline, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments and thank you for being such a loyal guest over the years. The many benefits that the neighborhood offers including our close proximity to many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art make the Upper East Side a great location to be a part of. We look... More

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Address: 1295 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10128
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Upper East Side
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Wales 3.5*
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