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“Second time around and loved it more!” 5 of 5 stars
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Wyndham New Yorker Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   481 Eighth Ave, 34th St & 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10001 (Manhattan)   |  
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Manchester,CT
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“Second time around and loved it more!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

I visit NYC many times a year for business and am always on the lookout for a great room at a great price. Having stayed here about a year ago, I knew it was a great place to stay. Rooms can differ greatly in size, even on the same floor so keep that in mind when I talk about the size of my room. Last time I got the same type of room (2 doubles) and the room was much smaller this time around where the room was an amazing size, especially for NYC!

The New Yorker has been around since 1929 and is steeped in history. The location at 34th-35th St and 8th Ave is remarkable for so many reason. We visit the Javitz so it is a mere 3 long blocks and you are there. No taxis, no buses just good ole fashion feet to the pavement. Being on 8th does put you a tad farther on the west side but depending on your itinerary that may work well for you. You are 1 long block and a few small blocks from Times Square, 3 long blocks from 5th ave and close to so many things. It is a large hotel with 40 floors and many amenities. Tick Tock Diner, which I have enjoyed both as a hotel and non hotel guest is open 24 hours a day with delicious comfort food. Right out the door in the lobby is a place to get a quick coffee and muffin for the road or to eat in the expansive lobby. There is an upscale restaurant called Coopers Tavern which I have not dined at but have heard good things about. There are escalators that go below the lobby with a gift shop and other helpful hotel amenities. The elevators are broken in 2 categories for floors 2-20 and 20-40 making most elevator waits and rides relatively quick. Key times like 8am and 6pm can have longer wait times and many floors to stop at. Overall, this is not an issue.

I requested a high floor room on both stays and received the 35th the first time and the 33rd this time. I had an amazing view of the Hudson and NYC the first time and this time I had views of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and sweeping views of the city in general. Quintessential New York views!! The room this time was a great space. Very large room with more than enough room for people, luggage, etc. Walk in closet gave so much room for luggage, clothing, etc with a full ironing board, iron and luggage rack. The room was very well laid out with plenty of amenities. I have gotten corner rooms both times I have stayed here so having 2 sets of 2 windows on a high floor overlooking the city in multiple directions is magnificent. The room offered a desk, desk chair, multiple phones, dream machine clock radio alarm, tons of info on area attractions and restaurants/bars, ice bucket, 3 lamps and overhead lighting, club chair, large flat screen TV with over 30 channels, individual heat/cool, windows that slightly open (about 5"), full length mirror and the above mentioned walk in closet, etc. The bed was firm but comfortable and the pillows (8 of them) range in various pillow fillers. Everything was very clean and well kept and believe the rooms were updated just a few years ago.

The bathroom has a con but mostly pros. The bathtub is full size with an extended shower curtain rod. The water gets warm quickly and stays that way with good pressure (often an issue in many NYC hotels). It has been updated but not 100%. The pedestal sink, long thin glass shelf, mirror, wall mounted towel holder and glass shelves are all new and modern. They give you a lot more room than expected in a smaller bathroom. The tub is original which is fine but the toilet has seen better days. It sits almost up against the wall, maybe 5" away so actually sitting to do your business could be a hassle. You can barely move one arm as it is pressed up against the wall, a tad uncomfortable. It is also about as old as the hotel, by no means new or updated. If you can get over that, than you are in great shape. I would NOT let it hinder me in staying here again and again but it is unexpected compared to many other aspects of the property.

I stayed here for 3 days and 2 nights. Every interaction with the front desk from check in to check out to wake up calls were always handled extremely well. Courteous, dedicated and had no issues with any requests. Never saw housekeeping but room was always made up to perfection. Utilized baggage check on several occasions and those guys are great! You interact with many staff members here due to the size of the property and each one I met was just as nice as the one before.

Overall this is a great place to stay and I would highly recommend!!

Room Tip: For the best views, ask for a high floor room. They are also very quiet from traffic/noise
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

Great stay for 12 nights. Walking distance to Times Square and 2 minute walk to Mad Square Garden. Staff were rude at times at front desk but 90% of staff were great. Tick Tock diner in Lobby was cheap and delicious food! Fitness center nice and clean. Would stay there again.

Room Tip: If there is 2 of you, pay the extra $50 and get a 2 bed. You get 2 (very small) bathrooms and a bit...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GuestResponse, Public Relations Manager at Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, responded to this review, February 6, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback of the New Yorker Hotel. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and, also very pleased to read your review of our team, services, and facilities.

We hope you will stay with us again soon.

Eric Bryant, Marketing/PR
The New Yorker Hotel
ebryant@nyhotel.com
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012

The New Yorker is right on the subway line, close to Madison Square Gardens and just a few blocks from Times Square. Rooms are small, but appropriate for NY standards. The fitness centre is clean, functional, and well sized. Two restaurants on-site are very quick and pleasant. The staff are very helpful

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

stayed there in january...the room was either freezing or boiling hot. the thermostat would kick in at icy temps and would not shut off until it was smoking in there, no matter what we did!

worse than that? the bathroom was so cold you could see your breath in the air...it had a large window that was frosted and let in so much cold air it was freezing in there!!! asked for a heater and was told no way.

small, tiny, freezing room....ughhhhh!

Room Tip: don't go in the winter if it is cold...you will freeze. all i can think about...sorry
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights. Great location! Walking distance to Macy's, Dean & Deluca's, empire state building - to name a few. It's right opposite Penn station & Madison sq garden. Rooms are TINY but we didn't mind it so much as we were out most of the time. Front desk were terrible but we didn't let that spoil our holiday. Diner attached to hotel has horrible food.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Stayed for 3 night end of jan with a group of friends location of this hotel is great walking distance to empire state building time square is about 15 min stroll away but your right ontop of penn station so can get subway where ever you need to go. Hotel lobby was nice and staff were nice enough. Only problem was the room we ended up with was so small you could lay your case down and open the door at the same time but our friends room was slighty bigger, also when I booked my comformation said queen size bed and the bed wasnt even a full double when I called down to reception I was told there all the same size. So book this hotel if you want to be in the middle of most things but be prepared to spoon! Also we all though it was a little over priced for what it was!

Room Tip: some of the views are of brick walls like ours we didnt mind but if this bothers you be sure to ask...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Stayed here while taking in a Yankees game.
Beautiful renovated hotel First rate room and an excellent staff from begining to the end of our stay. :)

Room Tip: A little pricey but you will love it. Excellent location. Short wakk to Times Square.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 481 Eighth Ave, 34th St & 8th Ave, New York City, NY 10001
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#27 Green Hotel in New York City
#43 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#132 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#147 Family Hotel in New York City
#196 Business Hotel in New York City
#197 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Wyndham New Yorker Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 1024
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The New Yorker Hotel is one of the most popular hotels in New York City. Come revel in the newly re-imagined grandeur of our historic hotel. Our newly renovated and upgraded guest rooms and suites deliver contemporary comforts that leave nothing to be desired for today’s business travelers. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
New Yorker Ramada Plaza
Ramada New York City
Ramada Plaza New Yorker Hotel
New York City Ramada
New Yorker Hotel New York
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