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The Whitby Hotel

18 W 56th St, New York City, NY 10019-3806
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#8 of 529 hotels in New York City
Travelers' Choice

The Whitby Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting New York City, offering a quaint environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

The Whitby Hotel features a concierge and room service, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a fitness center and a lounge.

Close to some of New York City's most popular landmarks, such as Love Sculpture (0.1 mi) and Manhattan Skyline (1.1 mi), The Whitby Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

New York City has plenty of seafood restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Nobu 57, and Marea, which are serving up some great dishes.

Best of all, The Whitby Hotel makes it easy to experience many great New York City attractions like The High Line, Central Park, and Bryant Park, which are some popular parks.

Enjoy your stay in New York City!

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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austim wrote a review Nov 26
Long Beach, California164 contributions77 helpful votes
Quiet hotel centrally located in Manhattan. The rooms are spacious especially by New York standards with large well organized closets. Room service was prompt and delicious. The only drawback was that I had several bags and received no assistance from any staff at the hotel to unload and get them into the lobby. The front desk staff was a bit cold and it seemed to take them longer then usual at most hotels to check in/out.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
Yukari K wrote a review Nov 18
Chicago, Illinois200 contributions173 helpful votes
We stayed here for a weekend meetup with friends. The hotel is beautifully decorated, and is perfectly located. It was also quiet considering the midtown location. However, it felt expensive for what it was (though we know that prices are inflated throughout the city). The biggest issue there is the laughably bad restaurant service. We had lunch and a breakfast there. A quick lunch of one course ended up taking two hours. Breakfast was even worse. My husband ordered hash browns and oatmeal and I got the continental breakfast. The first thing that arrived at our table was the hash brown, before we even got coffee or plates. My husband ate the hash brown on his little bread plate. They never even noticed. We got our coffee ten minutes later after we asked about it twice, another 20 minutes went by before we got the rest of our breakfast. We know that there is a service shortage throughout the country, but given the prices they are taking from guests, they should be able to afford better trained staff. The restaurant was so bad that we ordered our breakfast in our room on the second day just to avoid it.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
David Marino wrote a review Nov 13
La Jolla, California486 contributions256 helpful votes
We spent four nights at this hotel and it was the only time in our New York history where we did not have to sleep with our ear plugs and get woken up constantly. Our room number 608 was off the main hallway and never did we hear another guest or hotel staff person. While the room view is of the alley behind the hotel, the benefit is that you don’t hear any traffic, sirens or pedestrian activity and it’s remarkably peaceful and a nice break from the hectic city. The rooms and common areas are impeccably and pointed and maintained. If you happen to be here for a conference, the facilities in the basement are uniquely decorated and exquisite. The adjacent Whitby restaurant and bar also is excellent as we had breakfast, post theater and dinner there with wonderful experiences all around.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room in the back of the hotel off the street
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PLakegirl wrote a review Oct 2021
Beloit, Wisconsin19 contributions25 helpful votes
A little tardy in writing this review...we attended a family wedding in NYC in June and stayed at The Whitby. What a treat...in all ways. The staff was incredible, the design and interiors of the hotel provide a feast for the eyes. The lounge and restaurant...perfection. This boutique property provides a perfect respite from the hustle of the city and is just a few short blocks from a beautiful stroll in Central Park. We look forward to returning to our new discovered hideaway!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Sleep Quality
Elaine H wrote a review Oct 2021
Washington, District of Columbia, United States59 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed for weekend event that was based in hotel. So I had the opportunity to see multiple guest accommodations, several public areas, and several private reserved spaces. Everything was beautifully appointed. The staff was awesome with several going out of the way to be friendly and helpful. And all of the food was delicious. I was so sad to leave.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
$633 - $1,249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNew YorkNew York CityMidtown West / Midtown
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Whitby Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Whitby Hotel?
Nearby attractions include St. Patrick's Cathedral (0.3 miles), The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (0.1 miles), and Radio City Music Hall (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Whitby Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Whitby Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Whitby Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Whitby Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Whitby Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Grande Boucherie, Loi Estiatorio, and The Modern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Whitby Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Whitby Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Whitby Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Whitby Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Whitby Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Whitby Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (4.1 miles), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (4.0 miles), and Hamilton Park (2.3 miles).