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
Unfortunately, I got sucked into a Wyndham time share about 3 years ago. I must say, they have been the cleanest, most appealing properties that I have stayed, including, Williamsburg VA, New Orleans, LA, and New York. I stayed at this Wyndham property last year and got much better service. This time its the pits. I was told there was no maid service, if I needed anything to inform the front desk, HELLO!!!! I had to ask for fresh towels, shampoo, I had to clean my own bathroom, was missing a trash can in the room, so I used a plastic bag I brought with me and had to take that to the laundry room myself. No maid service, but there are 3 or 4 vultures inside the door to hook you into a 1/2 day seminar to try and sell you an upgrade. That eats into precious vacation time. I have refused for the last few stays at any Wyndham property to attend a seminar. Today, is the straw that broke the camel's back. At 10:30 tonight, I got a call from a "manager", again pushing for me to attend a seminar. He made me so angry, I told him it would be a cold day in hell before I every attend another Wyndham seminar. He kept pushing, I finally told him before I hung up on him, I would never attend another goddam wyndham seminar. What I really want is a refund on this rip off Wyndham time share!!!!! I have two more nights here, can't wait to get back home and clean my own toilets instead of this supposed hotel's toilets!!!
I was wary of staying here after reading all of the negative reviews, but we had a great experience. We are owners with Wyndham and this was our first time at this properly. We got a standard hotel room with two beds and a mini fridge for our family of 4 with kids age 10 and 13.
The location is about a 7-10 minute walk from Grand Central station, 10 to the UN and about 15-20 to Rockefeller Center
At check in we did get the standard run around asking if we wanted to go to a member update. A couple of polite refusals was all it took to get our WiFi password and be on our way. Every other time we came thru the lobby we got nothing but ‘have a great day’ or offers to get an elevator for us. We never got ‘harassed’ by staff as some other reviewers did.
Lobby had fresh coffee, ice water and lemon aid daily and some days a nice spread of pastries or bagels for breakfast. Umbrellas were available for use and we did take one for a day with no problems. Amish deli half a block up for hot food and snacks but we mostly frequented a street vendor selling fresh fruit that was parked about 20 yards across the street from the properly. Much cheaper than the deli.
Room was fine. I like that you can text housekeeping requests to the front desk and they’re readily acted upon - got extra towels in just a few minutes.
Wonders lounge on 33rd floor was okay. We waited there for about 10 minutes at check in until our room was ready. Deck was smaller than I expected but probably large by nyc standards.
My one and only complaint is they don’t have a spray bottle of cleaner in the fitness center to use while wiping off the equipment before / after you use it which I find just gross.
My wife and I were visiting our daughter and son-in-law in Brooklyn, New York. We opted to stay at Wyndham Midtown 45. We were about 15 miles away from our family. The Wyndham Midtown 45 is located in the heart of Manhattan. It is easy to locate. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly. Sadly, the sale representatives can be overly aggressive with their time share efforts.
Despite that fact, the resort is an amazing place to stay. Parking is problematic. You can pay $60-110 for parking at the hotel. If you download the right app, you can find cheaper parking. For us, taking the subway or getting Uber is a better option. Our room, 802, was a beautiful studio with king size bed refrigerator. Amenities include a fitness center. The Wi-Fi to performed well!!! There are an abundance of shopping areas including restaurants and grocery shops. Sadly, there is no kitchen in this location. Overall, the resort is a great location for all the Manhattan attractions.
Great location....walking distance to Theater district, Time Square and close to subway. Nice rooms with kitchenettes. Handy grocery across the street. Only negative ....elevators can be slow. Overall, would recommend.
Wyndham Midtown 45 is an absolutely classy hotel that comes with a priceless experience. I highly recommend this hotel for all its offerings. Customer service was excellent and the rooms are clean and luxurious. It superseded my expectations and that makes me a happy customer