Warwick New York
What We Love
- People watching at Randolph’s, the cozy hotel bar
- Assuaging the midnight munchies with 24-hour room service
- The splurgey Gilchrist & Soames bath products
What To Know
- During busy periods there can be a wait for the elevators
- There’s a daily “facility fee” of $25 that includes WiFi access
- “On the Avenue” suites have views out onto the Avenue of the Americas
- Parking On Site
Almost a century old, the Warwick has some serious New York cred: it was built by William Randolph Hearst (name-checked by the hotel bar) and has hosted nearly all the big names of the 20th century, including Elvis and The Beatles. It retained its old-school elegance with timeless rooms while New York developed around it, managing to function as a luxurious retreat from the chain coffee shops and Subway sandwich joints that seem to appear on every block. Time slows down when you enter, and the visitors ensconced in leather armchairs at the bar seem happy to be taking a break from zipping around the city that you worry they might never leave. You won’t find bachelor parties staying here or 24-hour party people, but that’s part of its old-fashioned charm.
In the Area
This Midtown hotel is surrounded by some of the top cultural attractions and restaurants in New York, all within a few minutes walk. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral are all within spitting distance, but if you’ve already checked them off your list then get right to exploring the fabulous New York restaurants nearby; try Aquavit for minimalist Scandinavian food that’s won two Michelin stars, or hit up Nobu 57 for slick Japanese-Peruvian food; then have a cocktail at Monkey Bar, a swanky and romantic bar that draws a chic crowd who love the dim lights and “old Manhattan” ambience. The next day you can burn off those calories with run or stroll around Central Park, just five blocks from the hotel. There are two subway stops within two blocks, for easy access to the rest of the city.
How to Get There
We stayed at the Warwick Hotel in July when we were in NYC on vacation. This is an old hotel but rooms are nice. It has 31 floors so it took a bit of time to catch an elevator.It has a very small lobby. We enjoyed the breakfast at the hotel. Overall, I think this is a pretty good place to stay for the money you pay because of its proximity to popular shops on 5th avenue. Around the corner to St Thomas Church on 5th avenue and very close to Rockefeller center, just a couple of blocks away.
This is a very nice older hotel (but very modernized and refurbished) in a truly great location. You're steps away from Central Park, and also within a 3 minute walk of so many things. The staff was extremely helpful, the facilities were first class, and the room was first class in every way.
The room was big for Manhattan and felt friendly, not cramped. Manhattan hotel rooms are small, even at ritzy places. They just are. If you've never been there before, the size may shock you. This one was surprisingly comfortable and big. Our last stay was at the Waldorf-Astoria (before they closed) and the rooms there were far less spacious and welcoming. We've stayed in fine hotels all over the country, and this one is a solid 4-star place.
Our family stayed there for 5 nights and got a Premium King room, and it was essentially a 2-room apartment! Our teenager got a rollaway in the main room and was extremely happy. The room was quiet, the bedding excellent, and at the peak of what was a nasty summer heat wave, our room was cool and comfortable.
The wi-fi was excellent, the coffee and turn-down service perfect, and the place had all the perks that a 4-star hotel in Manhattan should have.
Not only would we stay here again, we would work our schedule around coming so that we COULD be at the Warwick.
Old, staid, needs a renovation and a facelift. Apparently they did, guess what they should revisit again. It’s greatly located, but honestly you could stay at a better, fresher hotel for the same price tag. The bell boys were rude, and would not even take my suitcases outside (I had a lot of them) so my son and I had to take them up the steps in lobby as that’s where he dropped them), while trying to hold the door open to bring them outside, as the bellboy outside watched us and didn’t even offer help... rude. Wouldn’t stay there again. Hint to management: Look at the Langham hotel in London for inspiration...because it’s from same period, still traditional but with a fresh approach.
This is a very good 4 star hotel with a European boutique feel.
We just had our annual 4 night visit to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
The hotel location at 54th and 6th is just perfect. Shopping on 5th is a 2 minute walk. Broadway theater is a 10 minute walk. The subway is a 3 minute walk and for $3.25 it will take you to the World Trade Center in 25 minutes. Central Park is 2 minutes up 6th Avenue.
The breakfast buffet is superb and after-theater drinks at Randolph’s are a great way to relax.
The concierge is very knowledgeable and helpful with everything. The staff are pleasant, courteous, efficient and accommodating.
Billy Kang is the guest relations manager and has looked after us for many years and is one of the reasons we return annually to this Warwick among the hundreds of NYC hotels.
Let the hotel know if it is a special trip for you.
A & R
My daughter and I stayed 5 nights. I’m wasn’t sure what to expect with so many mixed reviews but I’m happy to inform you the staff was very pleasant and accommodating we arrived Sever hours prior to check-in and we were quickly accommodated to our room with extra perks and upgrades when I mentioned I had a bday coming up. We had a decent view the room was modern and more importantly clean. Concierge was very good too with suggesting we visit the theater to purchase broadway tickets at a better rate. The location is perfect within walking distance of Theatre district, Central Park and Times Square. Join Warwick journeys program directly on their website for better rates and they’ll even waive the $25 daily fee so many people complain about, just make sure to update your reservation with your journeys member number. Also, you’ll get a better rate when you book direct than through a 3rd Party. I recommend the New York Sightseeing pass is an easy way to get a feel of the city and get the most value of all the sites with unlimited to as many attractions as time allows you.
My only recommendation to the hotel is housekeeping can be a bit quieter as it was rather loud with doors slamming and knocking loudly. Otherwise was a very pleasant stay and would stay again!