The Wolcott Hotel is without a great hotel; decor in the lobby is very 40's/50's style with great elegance, service by concierge and other staff was very good and the location is fantastic being just 5 mins walk from Times Square, and all the shopping avenues (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Madison, Park, Lexington) are all writhing 5-10 mins walking distance also. Central Park is about 20 mins walking as its about 18 blocks down however on a nice day this is nothing to worry about.
Cons for this hotel is the price, it's expensive considering the size and type of rooms on offer, although many hotels in NYC have rooms that are smaller so the room we had at the Wolcott (913) was a suite and of decent size. Rooms view was awful however, looked out to two offices which was about 20 sq feet, no actual street view. The room decor was a little drab however with how old the hotel is it coincides with the time period so although I thought it was drab its actually not that bad. The room was constantly hot, we had windows open the whole trip bearing in mind we travelled late February into early March where weather is not very warm, this failed to air the room as the view from our room was a confined area between our hotel and two offices meaning there was no breeze to cool the room. Heating was never turned on and the fans are too loud to keep on during sleep. Lastly the shower water took around 7-10 mins to get warm and at times you could hear the pipes squeaking and shaking, they even done this very early one morning and woke us, we were not using the shower so this is bad, the plumbing must need updating.
- Location (9/10)
- Room Cleanliness (8/10)
- Staff Service (7/10)
- Price (5/10)
- Room View (2/10)
- Room Temperature (5/10)
- Room Decor (6/10)
Overall I would recommend staying here, I would do so again, I would just make a request for a different room if I was given the same and I would search for a cheaper price if possible as it was expensive.
ps. The morning tea/coffee/muffins in the lobby was a nice touch seeing as this hotel doesn't have a food room to serve breakfast etc.
- 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