Don't believe all the hype about this place. It's in dire need of a top to bottom cleaning and refurbishing. The whole place is tired looking. The carpets in the rooms and hallways are worn. The one chair in our room (an upholstered, high-back, desk chair) was completely worn and almost unusable.
The linens are wonderful -- but I don't like a soft bed -- and this bed was way too soft. The draperies are tired and look dusty.
The hallways are also tired and need new carpet and painting. New lighting is needed in both the room and the hallways.
The elevators are barely functional. You wait for about 15 minutes to get an elevator from your floor to the lobby. There seems to be no problem going the other way. But apparently the down elevator buttons on the guest floors don't signal the car to stop. So you end up using the up button to catch an elevator, ride to the top and then go down. It was annoying.
My advice -- do some research -- find nice accomodations. They are out there. When you're paying this kind of money, you shouldn't have to stay in worn, dingy rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Waldorf Astoria New York is temporarily closed while undergoing a complete renovation and restoration. It is planned to reopen in 2019/2020. Waldorf Astoria New York will feature restored historic public and event spaces along with luxury condominiums and guest rooms and suites that will set a new standard for luxury and service in New York. ---- New York’s grandest landmark hotel, the city's first sky-scraper hotel opened on October 31, 1931, and is still delighting visitors with its elegant Art Deco accommodations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astoria Waldorf
- New York Waldorf
- Waldorf Historia
- Waldorf New York
- Hotel Waldorf New York
- Waldorf Astoria Hotel New York
- Astoria New Waldorf York