Wyndham Midtown 45 at New York City
What We Love
- Suites have Poggenpohl kitchens and TVs in every bedroom, living area and bathroom
- Walking distance to Grand Central Station, Bryant Park and Times Square
- Chrysler Building views in Two-Bedroom Suites
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What To Know
- Formerly the Alex Hotel, it relaunched as a Wyndham hotel in April 2013
- Free WiFi
- Valet parking is available for $55 per car and $75 per SUV
- Check-out is on the early side at 10 a.m.
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
The Wyndham Midtown 45 sports ultramodern style and spacious guestrooms suited for extended stays and large families. The minimalist lobby welcomes guests with vaulted ceilings, a sleek inset gas fireplace and low-slung leather seating. Chandeliers dangle inside iron cages and industrial bare-bulbs light the Atrium area. This simple sleep also features wood and leather furniture designed by architect David Rockwell.
Bed and Bath
The 199 apartment-style guestrooms feel like bachelor pads, with tricked out tech, leather furnishings and plush pillow-top bedding. Cream, beige and chocolate accents lend an earthy vibe, as well as the custom blond wood furniture. The studio, One-Bedroom and Two-Bedroom Suites offer multiple closets, Poggenpohl kitchens with Gaggenau cook tops and SubZero fridges, plus Sharp flat-screen HD TVs in every bedroom, living area and bathroom. While limestone bathrooms are on the small side, they come with rain showers and Earth Therapy amenities, including facial soap, a shave kit and mouthwash.
Stay in shape and hit the third floor for a workout at the 24-hour gym, which is stocked with treadmills, ellipticals, benches and weights. Although there’s no on-site restaurant, studios and suites offer an ideal kitchen space to whip up a tasty spread. Hit the Sky Lounge on the 33rd floor for sweeping city views and a happy hour wine and cheese reception (Mondays and Fridays at 5-6 p.m.). Or, grab a bite at the top eateries nearby before heading to the city’s best sights and shops, just steps from the hotel.
In the Area
The Wyndham Midtown 45 is a stone’s throw from the iconic Grand Central Terminal and Bryant Park, which hosts movies in the summer and ice skating in winter. Go on a New York-style shopping spree down Fifth Ave or wander the galleries inside the Museum of Modern Art. For a hearty slab of steak, try Sparks Steakhouse (paired with a Cabernet from its impressive wine list) or the historic 1920s Palm restaurant. Sushi Yasuda, one of the city’s most distinguished Japanese joints, is only a few blocks away, and The Perfect Pint next door to the hotel is ideal for some late-night Irish brews.
How to Get There
Wyndham is a devious corporation when it comes to their timeshare presentation. They get you in by promising amazing gifts. You pay a deposit to secure that you will show up. When you arrive they tell you it is a 120 minute presentation. However, it ends up being a 4 hour presentation and then try to force you into signing documents to purchase their timeshare. They will tell you that the documents are meaningless but you are giving them all of your detailed credit info on these documents and they will charge your credit card and you will have no way out of it. If you don't sign, they just keep you there and will not give you your gifts. They will say you are free to leave anytime, but then you do not get your gifts. So spend 4 hours and then leave. It seems as if they are pressing you into a corner to either buy the timeshare or you don't get your gifts. Never deal with Wyndham as you can easily see they are a devious company to deal with. Do not believe anything they tell you.
Small rooms, dirty rugs, no cleaning services. If you want to change your sheets, gotta do it yourself at an extra fee. Bathroom as big as a dime. No views. Expensive rates. For that kind of money could have stayed at the Hyatt or many other nicer hotels. Unforeseen costs hidden in your bill once you check out, which they cant explain. Will never set a foot on this place ever again. Bad, bad experience ! On a positive note, front desk staff were nice and friendly.
If you love to get annoying sales calls early in the AM and late in the PM - you will LOVE this place! If you like to be tackled by 10 hungry sales people each time you walk in and out of the building - this place will make you so HAPPY! If you love to hear really bad sales lines as you go up and down the elevator - this place will make you GLOW!
It was seriously the most obnoxious place I have ever stayed at! You have to be an absolute idiot to fall for their horrible sales tactics! It was unbelievable! I will NEVER stay at a Wyndham again.
My wife and I went down to NYC for two nights, Thursday and Friday. We took the train into GCT. The Wyndham was a short walk from the station. We check in and dropped our stuff in the room. We then walked to Times Square TICKETS booth and picked up show tickets. Had dinner at Beccos and went to the show, walked back.
Good room, but needed a trash can in the room, in addition to the bathroom.
Staff was accommodation. We passed on the free breakfast and the timeshare sales pitch.
The hotel in located in the center of Manhattan, walking distance to a lot of places.
Crossing the street there is a market where breakfast and snacks are served, there is another place in the corner of the 45 st and 2 ave where food can be purchased. There are also bars and a lot of shops near to the property. Room are comfortable and the customer service is good.