I was excited at the prospect of staying at what can only be considered to be one of New York's great landmarks - but my excitement soon turned to disappointment on arriving at what can only be considered a 'has been'. This started as soon as the lobby - where there were so few staff on check-in that the queue was ten deep. After travelling for the better part of 24 hours - this was the last thing I needed.
Then the room - it was more like the spare room at a great uncle's place who hasn't touched it since the 50s or the 60s. There were absolutely no modern conveniences. The furniture was old (worn not antique). The heating didn't work properly. The room was small. Everything was overpriced.
I disliked it so much that I checked out early and moved across the road.
- 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