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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


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Art Deco icon newly renovated for modern business travelers just steps from Penn Station

The Lowdown

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

Wyndham New Yorker
481 Eighth Ave.
New York, NY 10001 United States


NYC family break
James O

Stayed here with my wife and two children for 4 nights over the Halloween break. Lovely hotel. Staff very courteous and professional, especially Mohammed at check in. The room was very comfortable and cleaned regularly. The only slight disappointment was there was no bath only a shower in the ensuite. The hotel is in a great location in midtown, nearby attractions include Times Square, Macy's, The Empire State Building, Madison Square Gardens, The Vessel and the Highline. Had a nice dinner in the Tick Tock diner in the hotel.We will stay here again on our next trip !

Tourist Trap!

I booked this hotel for one night during a quiet week and arrived early hoping a room was available for early check-in. Desk confirmed they did in fact have rooms ready, but that there is a $50 "early check-in fee"! I have traveled around the world and stayed in countless hotels and have NEVER been asked to pay a fee for early check-in, even in the famous ripoff town of Vegas. I decided to store my bags and avoid the fee, and found the hotel charges $5 PER BAG to store bags for their guests! Finally, upon check-out I noticed a ~$35 "resort", or "destination" fee (can't remember exactly what they called it). I know these added fees, which are not made clear at time of booking are becoming more common...but still a clear ripoff. It is no wonder AirBnB is taking so much traffic away from NYC hotels. I stay in NYC almost every week...never again here!

General Review

Couldn’t fault the location of this hotel, next to Maddison Square Garden, Empire State and also the Subway. Only problem we had with the hotel was $5 to store luggage after check out and also a communication issue when I was advised an upgrade cost of $153 and it ended up being more which I had to pay which was $272 total