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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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
Great location, especially to Grand Central Terminal (abour 7-10 minute walk). Good food around the proximity and right next to a handy 24 hour food mart. Now on to the bad:
Room was FILTHY upon check in. There were black stains and crumbs all over the carpet and the tiles in the bathroom were so bad they actually had dust on them from neglect. Asked for housekeeping on the next day and was informed that unless you stayed more than eight nights, you don't get housekeeping. Since this was part of a time share program, they charge you "housekeeping credits" too, which they deducted but don't offer unless you're there more than EIGHT nights. Okay, so I asked to changed to a clean room - NO. I asked for them to at least vacuum the room, she said she would speak to the manager next to her who was currently on the phone. The room was never cleaned nor did anyone even try to address it like the front desk said they would.
The "owner's update".... look, I know this is part of using these timeshare things, I can live with it. The thing is I went there with my wife and two kids, aged 5 and 7. You are forced to go these things and I said I would. When asked if my wife and kids would go, I said no, I will go by myself, the rep insisted I leave my kids alone in the room while my wife and I go. I was speechless.... I told him, no, either I go by myself or I don't go, and you DO NOT want my kids there, for theirs and other people's sake. Do you really want kids in an hour long boring meeting? No matter how well behaved a kid is, after an hour of boredom, they'll get antsy.
The people at the fron were friendly, but with zero lack of concern for my basic complaints (clean room?), it gets a zero star. Also, since there is no housekeeping, be prepared to live with your trash for your stay unless you stay more than eight nights. Oh yeah, the AC is horrendous, the room never got cold, just barely enough for you to not faint.
The only redeeming quality is the location for me. The room was small, dirty and hot, so it basically forced us to stay out and enjoy New York from 8am to 11pm, we hated the room so avoided going back. Thanks Midtown 45! Oh yeah, we did have a great view out of our window, we opened it up to find the back of buildings where homeless people lived so my kids got to enjoy views of people using the restroom, very urban!
First we were greeted with smiles and friendly front desk employees. We went up to our beautiful unit on the 31st floor. The unit was beautifully appointed with tremendous views of Manhattan. We went up two floors to the rooftop terrace to check out the view from there. We could even see the river. Spectacular.
The unit was clean, and the bed very comfortable. Living room furniture also comfortable. Unit also included a full kitchen and dining room.
We love visiting New York City from time to time, and are grateful that our Wyndham time share has a wonderful Midtown location. It is convenient, clean, has a lounge with a view, a workout room, and allows a walkable visit with great restaurants all around it.
On the other hand, it is a time-share based hotel, and although it could be a luxury visit, it is clear that the time share staff are hungry to get you to their owners' breakfast to hear their pitch. We are not in NYC for another pitch, so alway refuse, which turns their smiles and welcomes to sour faces and some negative vibes.
It may be that Wyndham has this location for multi-purposes. I think maybe there are some residence accommodations, and cartainly the hotel can be booked without a time share membership.
The other really, really annoying fact is the check is very late--4pm, and the check out very early, 10am, so getting to NYC at 10am, we had to leave our bags with the (friendly) bell staff, and find things to do until 4pm--and our room still wasn't ready. Ugh. They did allow for us to extend check out 3 days later till 11am, but then we had to leave our bags again wtih the bell staff until our train back to CT at 6:30pm. That is a long walk in the city with no place to rest. We did use the rooftop lounge to kill some of the wait time on both ends, and we did enjoy the view. That helped.
We would be much happier at this Midtown Wyndham if we could check in at 3pm, check out at noon, and were not bombarded with time share staff in the guise of a welcome.
That said, I suppose we will continue to book this location, since it does beat spending $800 for another place, for the three days we visit.
I stayed in a Studio at the Wyndham 45 Midtown. It was a beautiful room with a great view of the Chrysler Building. And the rooftop lounge is amazing!
We were given glasses of champagne upon check in and our concierge was very helpful. As a Wyndham owner I knew about the “update” meeting and went. I’m only giving 4 stars because of that. My counselor was great and we tried to work out a deal for me. I was interested in possibly upgrading and willing to see what they could offer. Unfortunately what they were able to offer was not going to work so I said no. This is where things got a little pushy and slightly soured my experience.
Other than that we had a fabulous time!
This is our first over night stay in NYC and so happy we chose to stay with Wyndham. Excellent caring staff with spotless accomodations. Well equipped kitchen,for a quick meal. We will definitely stay here again. Especially enjoying the open roof top area. Beautiful day and nighy