My mother and I stayed at The Wolcott for three nights in July, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay very much! Check-in was quick and friendly, and the elevator up to our ninth floor room was efficient, while small. The lobby is beautiful, though the rooms are certainly dated. That's okay, though, because there is a very old school NYC feel about them. Our room had two twin beds, a small desk, and a tv mounted on the wall. The wall unit a/c kept our space cool and comfortable, and the bathroom was the best part! It was actually quite spacious and sweet. The linens were fluffy and luxurious, as well.
The only small issue we experienced - and I really hate to even call it "an issue" - was with the concierge. We asked if we could have a cab called for our very early trip back to LGA, and instead of offering information about cabs, she tried to sell us a seat on a shuttle for more than a taxi would have cost us. As it turns out, there isn't a number to call for cabs in NYC, though the hotel is steps from 5th Avenue where we found taxis abundant, even at 4 a.m. But really, her job is to sell "extras," so we understood.
The muffins and coffee are a fantastic offering, and actually was the tipping point for us when deciding whether to stay here or at a similar hotel nearby. Both were delicious and welcome breakfast each morning.
My only other small complaint would the the temperature of the hallways. I assume they are not air conditioned, and the halls were very, very muggy and hot.
Overall, we would absolutely stay here again. We far prefer the location to that of Times Square or even further that direction. The subway is close by, and there are some delicious restaurants around, too. Don't miss Waldy's Pizza. Best meal we had in NYC. Enjoy!
- 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