We stayed at this hotel for 5 nights from Dec 15th 2013 - it really is a hidden gem of a place considering it's proximity to a number of sights & major places in NYC (Empire State/Macy's/Madison Square Garden & other shops/restaurants etc).
Our room no. 1219 looked out onto the Empire State Building which was a bonus for us as we had not asked for anything specific (such as view) once we had booked. The room was a really good size with nice bathroom facilities, very clean & more than adequate for both of us, plus cases & goodies/shopping bags bought during the stay!
Yes it is older than most but it's got character & it's quirky - the lobby alone is quite something to see. The only things if any, that we could use as a gripe was that it was once used by Buddy Holly & the Everley Bros as a recording studio - but over the years the studios have been removed and the downstairs appears to be used for storage etc - shame as it would have been interesting to see it all in situ. More importantly, the lifts were a bit of pain as they were a bit slow (however there was maintenance being done so they may have improved), Hot water was a bit slow but we put it down to the fact it is an old building and we were on 12th floor!
However, the heating was good & worked well - good job as it was well needed, during our stay it was freezing outside with snow showers etc, the muffins & coffee were a good start to the day prior to our arctic expedition to the streets of NY!
I must compliment the guy who checked us in on the evening of the 15th Dec as he was very helpful and polite (as were all staff on the front desk - but he was a great help after our long flight 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