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Wolcott Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   4 West 31st Street, Between 5th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10001   |  
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Ranked #258 of 447 hotels in New York City
London, England, United Kingdom
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“Great Location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Stayed in this hotel during the second week of February 2013. The location is probably the biggest and only positive aspect of the Hotel. The staff were okay depending on who was on shift. There was a safe in the room, however I have never seen such a small Ironing Board on my travels! Good job I was on a vacation & not some business trip. As a solo traveller, the room size was okay.
Negatives. Well for a start there is no bar or eating facilities in the hotel, so after a long trans-Atlantic flight, I still had to venture out for something to eat. Though I was on the 7th floor, still got woken up by noisy trucks but maybe that's Manhattan for you.
For anyone travelling from Europe, I would say get a conversion adapter as I had to buy one for $29!
I guess you get what you pay for but next time I think I will spend a bit more & stay somewhere different as there are lots of hotels around Midtown.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

When I checked in to the junior suite I was unimpressed, the double bed was up against a wall, the toilet and bathroom was tiny and with old fittings, the room was not good enough A, for the price and B, for 6 nights. I was offered another suite that was opposite the corridor which had a bigger set of two rooms, the bed was still up against the wall on one side, the bathroom was a little bigger and the whole place seemed cleaner, more recently decorated perhaps?

Both rooms looked into the dark recess of the hotel rear.

Service at the reception was mostly helpful and friendly, the Concierge was knowledgeable and pleased to make bookings.

The shuttle bus was good value at $22 one-way to La Guardia, the taxi at $45 is poor value.

Morning layout of 3 varieties of fresh muffins, coffee and water for tea was welcome and good quality, for a simple, complimentary breakfast.

I may look for another hotel next time, but, given a decent room, would book the Wolcott again.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

My wife and I stayed for two nights in September 2012. The location provides great value for money, but for us two nights was long enough. We found the front desk staff generally aloof and not welcoming either at checkin or during our stay. The hotel lobby is indeed impressive! However, our room was smaller than expected and decidedly drab with poor lighting, along with an equally tiny bathroom with luke warm water. On reflection, after traveling many thousands of kilometers to visit New York, I would next time pay a bit more for another hotel instead of staying at the Wolcott.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

If you are looking for a bed to sleep in around the corner from Macys and within walking distance of Time square this is a good hotel. Absolutely no frills, no coffee maker in room or restaurant attached. Very noisy street traffic and banging boiler all hours of day and night! I have been to NYC many times and this is probably the most basic hotel I have stayed in. Staff not very friendly concierge positively rude and unhelpful. Quite drab and could do with some updating. Have stayed in much better for the same money.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Amazing lobby in the hotel, very ornate + plenty of seating. Reception very friendly + greeted us every morning with a smile. Breakfast muffins + tea + coffee were great start to the day. Our room was on the small side, but expected for a hotel in a main city. It was clean + well equiped. The bathroom was tiny, but did the job with a shower over a half bath. However the shower was tempermental running scalding, then freezing! Our room was very warm, but there was aircon. The heating/water pipes made a lot of noise clunking from early hrs of the morning! Location was fabulous with only short strolls to times square, Empire State Building + Macy's. Would probably stay here again + would recommend it to anyone.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

With rock-bottom rates in early February, I received a large room with a fine view of the Empire State Building two blocks away. The desk people answered my questions courteously, and all my destinations were within walking distance or on the nearby subway and bus lines. For what I paid, I have absolutely no complaints.

If I had paid the much higher spring/summer prices, I would have complained that the cold drafts from the leaky windows overwhelmed the heat produced by the radiators. Water pressure problems in the shower produced a terrible noise like a jackhammer that made the pipes shake. This also happened when anyone sharing the same pipes up and down 12 stories ran their shower or bath, for as long as 10 or 15 minutes of hammering.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

FAB location just a couple of blocks away from places like Times Square and the Empire state and definitely walking distance to central park and all the amazing shops around which is what makes this hotel great.

It was very old inside though and very blandly decorated. My room was super tiny and the bathtub was the smallest thing I've ever seen however it can't be said that the room wasn't clean.... it was very clean and tidy and the bed was comfy. Good TV and there was a safe etc.... It had everything I needed and I wasn't offended by anything so it did the job!

I did stay in the Wyndham Garden Chinatown for two nights too for exactly the same price and in terms of hotel it was FAR superior but of course then the location is less what you'd want so it depends what you're after....

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Wolcott Hotel New York City
Wolcott Hotel New York
Hotel Wolcott
Address: 4 West 31st Street, Between 5th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10001
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Location: United States > New York > New York City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Suites
Hotel Style:
#187 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wolcott Hotel 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Wolcott is located in the center of tourist New York. Near the Empire State building, UN, Macys, Circle Line, theater district, SOHO, the High Line and all public transportation. The Hotel offers clean comfortable, modern accommodations in an old-world atmosphere at reasonable prices year round. We have been written about in many domestic and international guides. ... more   less 
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