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“Great stay, incredible view” 4 of 5 stars
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Wyndham Garden Chinatown
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   93 Bowery, New York City, NY 10002 (Chinatown)   |  
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Ranked #89 of 463 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Turku, Finland
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great stay, incredible view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed in Wyndham Garden Chinatown for 6 nights in late June 2013. We really enjoyed our stay and warmly recommend the hotel to all travellers. There is absolutely no need to stay near Times Square, even if you are a first-time visitor like we were. There are very good subway connections from three subway stations near the hotel. Very convenient if you are landing in JFK, as there is a direct subway (J/Z) from the AirTrain station to Bowery, so no need to take a taxi. We used this both coming from and going to the airport.

I had originally booked a Premium Queen Balcony room, but as a courtesy we were upgraded to an Executive Queen Balcony (thank you Vanessa!). The room was lovely and the view absolutely magnificent! Our room was situated on the 15th floor (room 1505) and whilst not very spacey, we had no problems staying there and had ample room for our suitcases as well. The bathroom was perfectly fine, it was one of those rooms with a bathtub and a shower curtain, so we did not experience the problem with water all over the floor, which seems to be the case in the bathrooms with walk-in showers. Even the bathroom had a floor-to-ceiling window, so we could have a bath and see Empire State Building while bathing. How cool is that!

The bed was fine, as was the refrigerator, which we used to keep juice etc. cool. There is a small coffee machine in the room, so we had breakfast in the room a couple of times. There are really cheap and tasty Chinese bakeries nearby, so just go and get some warm buns, croissants etc. in the morning. Most were priced 1-1.75 USD, so you can get a breakfast for a few dollars. We never tried the hotel’s breakfast, as it was not included in our room price.

Someone commented on the loud airconditioning in an earlier review. We found it to be true at least in our room, so much so that I had to use ear plugs during the first night; after that I got used to the noise and slept well. We did not hear any traffic noise from the streets with the exception of an occasional siren. I would prefer having a separate reading lamp on both sides of the bed; now there was one only on one side, but this was not a major issue. The room tended to get quite humid despite the airconditioning, even so that books that I had bought started to curl their pages due to humidity.

Two things that I think the hotel could improve: get the ice machines installed, please! The hotel has been ready since last November, and still there is only an empty place in the hallway where the ice machine should be. Yes, I know you can go downstairs and ask for ice from the bartender, but we never bothered; besides, nobody mans the bar during the daytime. Another thing: please get some chairs and tables on the balcony! We so much enjoyed sitting on the balcony, watching the incredible view and having a drink, but we felt a bit uncomfortable having to sit on the balcony floor on towels and pillows taken from the room. I would really have expected the balconies to have furniture by now. Please note that the balconies are not really private, i.e. you can walk along the whole balcony, passing another rooms. This did not bother us.

One thing that we thought was a bit odd: one of the windows of our bathroom was broken (it was so when we arrived), the outer glass of the double glazing was totally gone, only a few glass shards remained on the balcony floor. During our stay nobody picked the shards away, neither were any attempts made to replace the broken window. As the windows have double glazing and the inner one was still intact, this didn’t bother us much, but I just hope that they get it fixed before the weather turns colder.

All staff members that we met were really nice and friendly, always saying hello when we passed the reception. If you travel with your pets, note that this hotel accepts pets, as we saw at least three dogs in the hotel during our stay; again, this did not bother us. Our room and the whole hotel was immaculately clean.

We would not hesitate to stay in this hotel again and will recommend it to our friends.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on a higher floor, the view is incredible!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Omar B, Manager at Wyndham Garden Chinatown, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
We are very happy that our excellent staff was able to provide such great service during your stay! It also sounds like you took full advantage of our prime location and had a lovely time in New York City. We hope that you will come back and visit us again at the beautiful Wyndham Garden Chinatown Hotel!

Best Regards,

Omar Bouchaar
Director of Rooms
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Dallas, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Great location and New facilities make for a pleasant stay.
The location is 5 blocks or walking distance to the City Clerks Marriage office.
We came to New York on our 23rd anniversary to get a real marriage license and the staff was so helpful and friendly, made our stay extra special. The airline had lost our luggage and we were stressed but the staff make us feel at home and made sure every need was met. I highly recommend this Wyndam

Room Tip: If you like Italian food just a few steps to Little Italy
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Omar B, Manager at Wyndham Garden Chinatown, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Wow! Thank you so much for your glowing review! All of us here at the Wyndham Garden Chinatown Hotel have a passion for delivering amazing service, so your comments really make our day! It sounds like you had a perfect hotel experience, and we look forward to welcoming you back for many more stays in the future. Thanks again, and take care!

Best Regards,

Omar Bouchaar
Director of Rooms
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

A really great option for a New York stay. We were just looking for something comfortable at a reasonable price but got so much more!
A new, clean, stylish hotel with excellent staff. I nearly fell over when we walked into our room the first night to see magnificent views all the way up to the Empire State building. The windows are floor to ceiling. We were high up and on a corner, even the bathroom has floor to ceiling windows. My husband had slight vertigo at first!
The location is excellent, right in Chinatown but only 2 blocks from Little Italy. We walked all over New York from there but the subway is nearby and taxis are a dime a dozen at the front door and not expensive. We didn't try the restaurant but this is New York, you can get food anywhere, anytime!
I will definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Up high and maybe a corner for great views.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Omar B, Manager at Wyndham Garden Chinatown, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
We are very happy that you had such a great experience here at the Wyndham Garden Chinatown! It makes us proud to know that our awesome staff were able to take such good care of you. Thank you for your support and recommendation, and we hope to see you again soon.

Best Regards,

Omar Bouchaar
Director of Rooms
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We have been remiss in not writing this review earlier to let people know what a pleasurable experience we had from March 9th through March 13 2013. We took our granddaughter to NYC as part of her high school graduation present.
We will always remember the view through the "virtual" glass wall of our room looking out over Chinatown and Manhattan in general. The night views were amazing.
The location was great. Access to the subway was nearby and restaurants nearby were plentiful.
Most of all, we want to commend two staff (John Chen & Nazim Tabti). John and Nazim were courteous, helpful and ALWAYS smiling. They added even more value and friendly faces to provide assistance and information about NYC during our stay. They are the best!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Omar B, Manager at Wyndham Garden Chinatown, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Thank you for your comments and feedback. We are pleased that your stay was a comfortable, welcoming one. We strive to be a "home away from home" to all of our guests. Our hotel prides itself on excellent service and I have shared your kind remarks and recognition of their efforts to meet your needs. Thank you again we look forward to welcoming you back to Wyndham Garden Hotel Chinatown.

Best Regards,

Omar Bouchaar
Director of Rooms
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Booked in for three but left after two. Service fine, location decent. Room itself was ok I suppose, but the bed was uncomfortable. Aircon was VERY noisy. Over-bath shower with shower curtain felt a bit low-rent. Nice views of the city as promised, but only a communal walk-around balcony with no seating and a tired-looking faux-asphalt mat on the floor for company. From there we saw the room next door had a smashed exterior glass panel. Vibe-free lobby.

Not terrible, but expected more the the money - and sure enough found more elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Omar B, Manager at Wyndham Garden Chinatown, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
It is disappointing to hear that our hotel did not live up to your expectations. All of us here at the Wyndham Garden Chinatown take your comments very seriously, and we are eager to correct any failures on our part.

We also understand that our hotel is very unique in regards to the design and the size of our rooms and that the structure of the rooms may not be for everyone. However, from the rave reviews we have received so far from other travelers, we are confident that we are providing a unique and fresh experience for our guests.

I would love an opportunity to discuss your stay and experiences with you directly, and am confident that I can restore your faith in us. I can be contacted at 646-329-3410, or obouchaar@wyndham.com. I look forward hearing back from you!

Sincerely,

Omar Bouchaar
Director of Rooms
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Address: 93 Bowery, New York City, NY 10002
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chinatown , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #89 of 463 Hotels in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Wyndham Garden Chinatown 3.5*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The newest Wyndham Garden in NYC located in Chinatown, just steps away from shopping and fine dining in Little Italy, Soho, Lower East Side and Tribeca. Our property offers a host of valuable amenities to provide our guests with an exceptional experience while visiting New York City. ... more   less 
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