We stopped at this hotel for one night in September 2013.
Hotel is excellently located in midtown, two blocks south of the Empire State Building, (in fact you can see it from the hotel entrance), five minutes walk to Macy's, fifteen to Times Square and Theatres.
Hotel staff friendly and courteous at all times. We stayed in a Junior Suite, which was spacious and comfortable, although a door between the bedroom and seating area woyuld have been nice, so that one person could read etc if the other was in bed. The view was poor. We were at the back of the hotel, and overlooked an office building. Although this meant a quiet nights sleep, we had to draw the curtains for privacy at all times during office hours. Room was both clean and comfortable, with excellent air conditioning. The general decor is dated with need of some TLC, but the ambience and history of the hotel sort of makes that fit in. We did not experience the free morning coffee and muffins available in reception in the morning as we left to catch a connecting flight at 0600hrs.
My only complaint would be the cost of the room. Our Junior Suite was $278.90 after all taxes, $240 before. Was the room worth equivalent of £160 per night, I think not. It might be fairer to advertise the room cost with all taxes included as this added another £24 to the nightly rate. Without breakfast, I think this is expensive for a reasonable standard hotel. Certainly not the luxury accommodation or facilities I woiuld expect for that cost. I dont pay that much in London, and the hotel we had in Houston was much cheaper but of first class quality. I booked well in advance, and would have expected better rates, but New York does seem excessively expensive for reasonable hotel accommodation.
Overall a reasonable experience but a price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Wolcott is located in the center of tourist New York. Near the Empire State building, NoMad,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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- Also Known As:
- Wolcott Hotel New York City