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“Its all about the location”
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Wellington Hotel
Ranked #324 of 468 Hotels in New York City
Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Its all about the location”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Situated on the corner of 7th avenue and 55th street this hotel is ideally situated, a ten minute walk southbound and you are in Times Square, five minutes north and you are in Central Park just away from all the hullaballoo but close enough to enjoy it. The hotel lobby and reception area is a little cramped. when a coach party arrives it does not cope well, fortunately for us we arrived early evening and it was quiet.
The rooms were very small but we expected that from other reviewers, just coming from Vegas with their enormous rooms made it worse. But it was clean and the bathroom manageable. There are no coffeee and tea making facilities in the rooms, rather annoying when you need that hit of caffine in the morning and you're on the 18th floor any every other guest in the hotel is trying to use the elevators.
The safety deposit boxes are located at the desk next to reception and although free to use their is a charge of $100 if you lose your key, be warned. There is no bar or lounge area, very strange for a hotel, but there is a restaurant which we did not use, instead opted for the cafe at the front of the building attached to the hotel but think it independent of it, the burgers are to die for and very reasonable.
We enjoyed our stay here because of where it was not because of what it was.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sylva, North Carolina
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

The Wellington was a very nice hotel! You can't beat the location. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go which was ideal. The suites were very nice, and the price was not bad at all considering the location. There were plenty wonderful places to eat within a couple of blocks of the hotel. Not to mention all of the wonderful places to shop!!! Staying at the Wellington was a great experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2013

The location cannot be beat. It's about 4 blocks from Time Square and two blocks from Central Park. The rooms are decent and clean. It's not a glamorous hotel by any means, but adequate. The café connected to the hotel has good food. I would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2013

The room was clean and the hotel staff was efficient. It was small, but totally fine for one person. The shower had good pressure and lots of hot water, though sometimes the temperature fluctuated so be careful. There was no fridge in the room. The walls were thin, so noise from the hallway or other rooms could be a bit disturbing, but on the 8th floor noise from the street was minimal.

Wifi was not free and I didn't try it. Embarrassingly, though, even the handful of desktop computers they had in the lobby required a fee. I mean, come on.

Room Tip: Higher floors escape the street noise.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2013

This was my second visit to this Hotel. Really clean & central to the park + Times Sq. Close to plenty of subways also. Rooms are very clean & staff are very friendly.

One thing that might be improved upon is the safes down at Reception. A little annoying not to have in room safes as can delay your time getting out to explore. Not a big issue - but maybe something to consider...

I will be back & would recommend to anyone travelling to NYC :)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Legenderry
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Loved this hotel, 5 mins left to Times Square and 5 mins right to Central Park,
Lots of resturants all close by you will have alot to choose from, Staff are very helpful.
There is a map at reception with all sight seeing things which is great,
Rooms are a bit tiny but when your in NYC you ll never be in the room, If we ever return we will def stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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solihull, uk
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Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Last time we came to New York we stayed over the road at the Park Central hotel. Book there! We booked the Wellington as we knew a few people who had stayed there before with no complaints including my parents whom on arrival were upgraded to a suite as it was mums 50th birthday. We were there on our honeymoon and cheekily expected similar. We were told we could have a one time upgrade to a king room...this was ridiculous, the bed was huge,so much so there was no floor space for the cases! I spoke to reception and after having a whinge we were upgraded to what I'd usually class as a standard size room. Margaret on reception was very helpful however. The second room was much better.

The hotel was clean but dated, there were some damp patches and broken tiles etc which could be easily fixed. When asking staff for recommendations for restaurants or things to do we were only ever given the 'touristy' advice when we wanted 'real New York'

Knowing that we've had our one time upgrade we won't come back as we know how small king rooms are, let alone standard!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Wellington Hotel
Address: 871 7th Avenue at W 55th St, New York City, NY 10019
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown , Manhattan
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #324 of 468 Hotels in New York City
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Hotel Class:3 star — Wellington Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 618
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