I wanted ti choose a beautiful hotel for my husbabd's 50th birthday. Everything in NYC is crazy expensive The Waldorf is no exception. I found a website that helped me get a rate that was still high but for one night I was able to handle it. They put balloons in the room, more than I even asked for, it was very festuve! They did leave us complimentary Champagne which was a surprise! The room was gorgeous, the bedding was super comfy and the view was spectacular! The lounge we had access to gave us a nice continental breakfast which was included. The lounge also offered complimentary tea and coffee, cappucino etc.. and the most decadent of mini cakes between 12-4 pm. The staff was very pleasant and very helpful. Ii is right near Rockefeller Plaza so great location especially during the holidays. I would definitely recommend a stay at he Waldorf!