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
We were given a 3 night stay as a gift. Very nice. Easy checkin but salespeople are constantly in the lobby so be ready if you’re not interested in the sales pitch. We stayed in a corner room, odd configuration in order to optimize windows. Large and spacious for NYC. Small vestibule area in the room with one chair and a small table. Not sure why there isn’t two chairs, also door hooks would be helpful. Room door opens directly across from bathroom, so check doors are closed! Bathroom is spacious with all amenities inc hairdryer and TV. Not many towels. Tub walls are high, no grab bars. Little trick: To turn on shower, pull the knob at the same time as turning on water. Short hallway leads to main bedroom area, king bed, fridge, small coffee machine, TV, alarm clock, small table on wheels with (again) one chair. I guess one person sits on the bed? It was lovely having so many windows, but noisier than I’ve experienced before. Room was clean, bed comfy, no housekeeping service (I’m assuming because this is timeshare). Nothing outstanding, but no complaints!
My husband and i combed over hotels in NYC then remembered we were Wyndham Discovery members. Booked this place within minutes. We were able to walk to most places from here including to dinner and to see our show. It rained one day of our stay and they had umbrellas and ponchos for loan in the lobby. A drink Station with fruit infused water, lemonade and coffee are just off the lobby. We would gladly return. Actually we plan to. Also there is a great view from the 33rd floor.
This is the first time using my timeshare for this property. Very good location and clean. The staff is very friendly and not so pushy as it comes to going to a presentation. I don't like to be pushed and the sales staff is very understanding. Alot of time, owners just want to relax and not be bothered with upates. I explained to the salesperson that I am fine with what I have and thanked them for their time. They are very understanding and left it at that. Overall, everyone at the hotel is friendly and helpful to guests. I love that they have a free laundry room. That helps a lot. I am glad I could get to use my timeshare for a great hotel. Keep it up Wyndham.