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The Wyndham Midtown 45
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   205 East 45th Street, New York City, NY 10017 (Formerly The Alex Hotel) (Manhattan)   |  
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for 3 nights this July and we like it very much. The staff are friendly and accommodating. Our room was spacious. The king bed was comfortable as well as the pull out queen sofa in the living room. There was a full kitchen with a lovely fridge. My husband who loves TV likes watching it while on the shower. The corner grocery makes good salad and the price very reasonable. They are open 24 hours too. Overall, a nice stay. We will be back. I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As you note by the address we are midtown in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan. Everyone pays a different rate and so I will disclose mine. We checked in on 7/15/14 for a 3 night stay and paid just over $700.00 for the 3 days. We were on the 28th floor overlooking the Chrysler Building with a small window view of the East River. The room was a suite which had a kitchen, microwave, kitchen utensils, and dishwasher. This is good if you want to take leftovers back from a hearty dinner or just want to have a simple breakfast in your room. However, in our room rate price breakfast was included.

The size of the room was impressive for a Manhattan hotel. (You're not in Kansas anymore Totos) The hotel will be converted into 100% timeshares and is undergoing rennovation. That's a good thing.

The service from check-in to maid service to an issue I had with their free wi-fi service was handled in a New York minute. So all in all I was impressed with the overall service, size of the room and price.

The furniture itself is dated and no doubt will not be updated until it fully turns into timeshares. So if you wish for modern decor you will not find it here. But the televison was a nice sized flat screen and honestly Wyndam 45 gave me more than I expected for a NYC hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hampstead, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wyndham 45 is in transition from a Hotel to Wyndham's only timeshare in the city and it is moving forward well. We stayed in 1802, on of only two rooms with a balcony. A on bedroom suite it was still comfortable for the 4 of us. A king bed in a decent size bedroom was comfortable. Two large closets gave is plenty of hanging space and a safe. Bathroom is nicely appointed but is definitely a one person at a time deal.

Kitchen is minimal but with so much to eat in the city, it serves it's purpose for warming up a left over or two. The pull out couch is queen sized and comfortable. Both of my 5' 11" sons could have slept in it but only one did. Table for 4 worked for morning and bringing food back to eat.

At the top of the building is the owners lounge on 33. Spacious, large outdoor patio, ability to host a good sized party or just a quiet place to read the paper. The possibilities of this area are really interesting.

The area is ideal. On 45th between 2nd and 3rd avenues the Wyndham 45 made virtually everything in the city easily accessible. The area immediately around has the Amish Grocery where you can find nearly anything. Around the corner on 2nd be sure to get some Frepes at the Olympia Cafe, they are unique and delicious. Two blocks from the UN and 5 blocks from Times Square this was an excellent stay for us over 9 days.

Once the transition is complete, this will be the property to stay for a few days or longer. Staff was great and attentive, helpful and very friendly. We'll be back as soon as we can. Highly recommend!

Stayed July 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found all the staff to be very friendly and efficient. Our room was spacious and clean. The free wifi was very welcome. The reception area does feel small for the size of the hotel but we weren't spending time there. The room was sold with breakfast which turned out to be tea/filter coffee, fruit juice and a choice of croissant or muffin - bit disappointing. Best option for breakfast we found the food court at Grand Central Station or Pret a Manger (walk north). Corner shop a few steps away sold food, fresh fruit and drinks. Ten minute walk to Grand Central Station is very easy. Towels were a bit on the small side! Overall good value, not central location but then is a bit quieter and Times Square is easily in walking distance.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Being our first time to NYC, we opted from JFK to use the Airporter Shuttle. Getting their tickets online in advance was only $29 round trip per person. Their drop off and pick up location at 41st St and Lexington near Grand Central Terminal was perfect for the easy walk to Midtown 45 at 45th St between 2nd and 3rd, despite the heat and humidity during the July 4th week. We found Midtown 45's lovely though small lobby to be comfortable when not crowded and inviting with its handy supply of ice cold, lemon tinted water available 24 hours. Having 33 floors, the two elevators were perfect....when both were working. When one is out, the long waits for the elevator down were unbearable at times as the hallways are not air-conditioned. We also had a problem with our room keys not working after a day or two. We discovered we could call the front desk for new keys by using the phone by the elevators and they would come up immediately, rather than us going all the way down for the keys.

As VIP Wyndham timeshare owners, for our first three nights we thoroughly enjoyed our one bdrm presidential suite on the 17th floor. (Floors 11 through 18 are timeshare.) It was clean, roomy, elegant and bright with a beautiful, king size bed and a queen size pull-out sofa bed that was very, very comfortable. We were spoiled, especially with 6 sets of thick towels. But to extend our stay, we had reservations for new units - my mother to a studio on 16 for three nights and me to a one bdrm deluxe on 11 for two nights. We brought our luggage down to be stored while we went out early morning. My mother's was available upon our return at 1 while I didn't get into mine until after 4.

When my mother attempted to pull down the night shades for a rest, it came crashing down with plaster attached! Maintenance came straightaway and worked very hard (bless them) to fix it but to no avail. So they put up a bed sheet to cover the window. This worked out fine for us as the studio did not face the morning or afternoon sun. In my unit I found that housekeeping had missed cleaning the kitchen area. Dirty dishes were in the dishwasher, which was discovered to be broken, and kitchen supplies were not restocked. I called housekeeping and they came right away, washing the dishes by hand and replenishing the supplies. These people were fantastic! We appreciated their speedy promptness to our situation. In fact the whole staff at Wyndham was excellent and friendly and so helpful! Special kudos to Perry and Carlos for their handling of our luggage. A special hug to Perry for his beautiful smile and wonderful city tips. My mother loved him. And a special thanks to the front desk for their friendliness, support, efficiency and most importantly patience, especially Terrence, Joanna, and Christina!

To really explore the city we booked online for guided, walking tours. We were able to get guided tour tickets to the 9/11 Memorial Museum but were too late for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (full). For walking tours we used freetoursbyfoot.com. They are absolutely wonderful, informative and so much fun! You pay only what you want to pay for the tours. The guides were so good and enlightening, we tipped well. We toured midtown and lower Manhattan, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown, Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Hts, DUMBO, Central Park. For our six days we either had one or two tours scheduled. And we still managed to squeezed in two Broadway musicals and one crazy ride on The Ride. This is like a tour bus where everyone has a great seat and you become part of the entertainment. Best part of this experience were the street performers, esp. the ballerina and partner at Columbus Circle (just ethereal) and when instructed to close your eyes, the seats shaking as if you were riding on the subway.

Speaking of the subway, we did use it for at least two days (taxi cabs for their AC and just hoofing it rest of the time) but my mother found it too hot and chaotic downstairs, especially at Grand Central. Fares are $2.50 each way but as seniors we were able to show our medicare cards at the station agent's booth, pay $2.50 and get one half off, reduced fare metro card to be used going and coming. If you ride the buses, just show your medicare card and pay $1.25 (coins only!) to the driver.

I did opt to do the timeshare presentation after some friendly persuasion and we thoroughly enjoyed the free breakfast "show" with Eric's magnificent singing in the hotel's on-site Atrium restaurant. It was very pleasant and after 90 minutes, I received a $50 Am Ex card.

All in all it has been a grand, wonderful, restful stay to which we will return again and again. Thank you, Midtown 45, for making it so memorable for my mother and me!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 205 East 45th Street, New York City, NY 10017 (Formerly The Alex Hotel)
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Manhattan , Midtown
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 Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#163 Luxury Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Wyndham Midtown 45 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Truly unique amongst New York City hotels, The Wyndham Hotel offers a stylish retreat in the heart of the city. Choose from suites with apartment style amenities including fully equipped kitchens and Manhattan skyline views. Located in Murray Hill neighborhood, just one block from Grand Central Station and within walking distance to the United Nations, Park, Madison and Fifth Avenues, The Wyndham Hotel was designed by residential architect Costas Kondylis, with custom designed furniture by David Rockwell and state-of-the-art amenities throughout. The Wyndham is perfect for those looking to explore the nightlife in Tribeca and SoHo. ... more   less 
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