Wyndham New Yorker
What We Love
- Midtown location, steps away from subways and Penn Station, as well as top attractions such as the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden and Herald Square
- Rich history: Nikola Tesla and Muhammad Ali have stayed here
- Modern convenience and tech amenities, including LG flat-screen TVs and Nespresso coffee machines
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Request a city-facing room if possible
- Bathrooms offer comfy robes and True Blue Spa toiletries
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
When this Art Deco icon opened in 1929, it was the city’s largest hotel. The Brooklyn Dodgers, Spencer Tracy, and Joan Crawford danced in the ballrooms to Benny Goodman, and everyone from Nikola Tesla to Muhammad Ali bedded down in the guest rooms. Now the hotel has been renovated, and it offers simple, fresh digs for a new generation of travelers. The two-story marble lobby features a gilded ceiling and high-back chairs in ruby-red, charcoal and sapphire next to coffee tables stacked with books and a glass case filled with hotel keepsakes. Upstairs, rooms have textured wallpaper, royal blue armchairs, and slate-gray tufted headboards above Simmons mattresses dressed in crisp white linens. The subway tile bathrooms, although a bit small, have shower/tub combos, comfy robes, and True Blue Spa toiletries. Fuel up in the morning with breakfast at the Tick Tock diner, located just off the lobby, before heading out for a day of exploring New York City. There’s also Trattoria Bianca, which is open for lunch and dinner and serves dishes such as Chianti-braised short ribs and seafood fritto misto. Those looking to keep up their workout regimen can head to the 24-hour fitness center.
In the Area
The Wyndham New Yorker’s prime Midtown location puts some of the city’s most iconic sights right at your fingertips. Start the day off by flexing that plastic at Macy’s flagship store on Herald Square, and then head to the top of the Empire State Building for jaw-on-the-floor views. You’re also not far from other renowned attractions including Grand Central Terminal, Bryant Park and the New York Public Library. Cap off the night by snagging tickets to a New York Knicks game or a concert at Madison Square Garden, or head uptown to see a Broadway show. For an expense account meal, indulge in single malts and steaks at Keen’s, a New York institution since 1885. Or make like a local and grill your own meat at Madangsui, in nearby Koreatown, followed by karaoke in your own private room at Gagopa.
How to Get There
This already overpriced (over $300 per night without breakfast!) hotel added a further $27 per day ‘Facility Fee’ when we were checking out. When I questioned this I was told it was a “tax”. When I then asked one of the managers I was told it was a “mandatory charge”. They tried to explain that it covered WiFi and use of the gym (which I didn’t even know existed as nobody mentioned this at check-in and we therefore never used!). Charging for WiFi was bad enough until we were then asked for a further $5 per bag to store our baggage after checking out! They want to squeeze every last dollar out of you. Be warned. NEVER AGAIN. And Management… PLEASE do not reply with your usual copy/paste “Thank you for choosing to stay with us… we would like to investigate your claims and make any necessary corrections”!!!
A small but really clean room with a very comfortable bed basic bathroom but again very clean. This hotel is near to everything we wanted to see with Maceys and the empire State building on your doorstep. Every one was very friendly and helpful although the drivers are absolutely crazy will definitely be going back to New York and to the Wyndham New Yorker.
Scored Billy Joel concert tickets in December for his show on my birthday. Booked The New Yorker on booking.com for a great rate. Got off the train at Penn Station, and the hotel is a half a block walk. Short wait to check in. Typical NY hotel room -- a little small, but adequate. 2 restaurants onsite which is convenient. MSG right next to Penn Station, so just a half block walk to the concert. Didn't appreciate the timeshare sales pitch right after check in. Will stay here again for the convenience to the train station and MSG.
This hotel has a great location and is the best feature. It’s directly across from Madison Square Garden and Penn Station in Midtown.
The hotel overall is very old and the rooms are tiny. With saying that, this is what was expected when I booked in as I didn’t care about the room because I was visiting NYC and just needed a bed to sleep in. It is priced accordingly. The rooms are clean and functional.
It is very dated but has an old world retro charm. Check in and check out was a bit slow and could be improved.
The bed was very comfortable and the pillows also. There is a safe in the room and a small wardrobe to be able to hang jackets etc. bathroom is a shower over a bath and tiny.
No balcony or can’t even open windows. The AC worked great.
The attached diner was great and convenient.
Overall a comfortable stay and was just what was expected. The only
problem with places in the USA is the resort charge which I think is a huge rort and should be outlawed.
Two words sum up The Wyndham.. Noisy and Basic. The room was small and dated but clean, I’m sure it had not been modernised for some time.
If you want to enjoy NYC you are going to need a decent nights sleep and you won’t be getting that in room 2179. The windows may as well not be there as they are not keeping any sound out at all, even on the 21st floor all you hear during the night is sirens, garbage trucks emptying dumpsters, construction work and whatever else is going on in NYC, at times if thought my bed was in the street.
There was a little museum in the basement which was interesting and showed the hotel in it heyday.
A good location but I won’t be going back.
The Wyndham charges ‘Facility fees’ (as do many others in NYC), these are nothing less than a scam, $31.75 PER NIGHT gets you access to their internet (woopy doo) also their photocopy facility - and the gym, I don’t go to the gym when I’m at home so I doubt I will go on holiday... this tax is often hidden until you check out but not with Booking.com - well done guys.