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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


4.0 Very Good 12658 Reviews
Wonderful Stay
Reviewed 1 day ago

The room was very clean, the hotel was beautiful, the staff was very professional, pleasant, and knowledgeable. The New Yorker was a great stay. Valet service for parking your vehicle was great and getting securing taxi cabs was the best.

Location Rules?
Reviewed 1 day ago

I arrived with 2 family members early in the morning after a 10-hour overnight flight.
I was grateful that we were provided with a room as we were exhausted. The room had 2 double beds and a roll-away bed along one wall and a table and chair pushed against the opposite wall, leaving about 3 feet of space to walk from the beds to the small bathroom. The roll-away had to be entered from the bottom of the bed. That's how limited the space was.
We picked this hotel because of its proximity to Penn Station, which has extensive subway connections. Because we were only staying 2 nights, I didn't try to change our room which was very uncomfortable.
Otherwise, the hotel was old but okay.

Great Stay
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at this hotel on the night of the 9th July as part of our holiday to celebrate our 50th birthday.

The hotel is very well situated and only a few minutes walk from Penn Station with plenty of subway connections and about 10/15 minutes walk from Empire State Building.

From arrival until departure we had fantastic customer service and were looked after really well. We were tended by a really nice lady at check in, who would only say “we had a really nice room” and she was ordering champagne for us to celebrate.

We were not disappointed. The room had a lovely living/dining area with separate bedroom. Very clean and extremely comfortable. It also had the added bonus of a balcony with views to World Trade Centre, Maddison Square Garden and Chrysler Building. Fabulous. Only small complaint is there are no tea or coffee facilities, but you can get coffee in lobby or use Tick Tock Diner which we did and it was good.

Would highly recommend this hotel and already have to family and friends in the USA and UK. Thank you for making our stay so memorable.

end of our 2018 summer vacation
Reviewed 3 days ago

We are finally home from the last of our vacations it's been wonderful. New York was the best of them all thanks for treating us like royalty. Now to get back to reality and the real world. Highly recommend this place they go above and beyond to make your stay magical.

Right next to Madison Square Garden
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed here on my travel agents recommendation. The location is great its right next to Madison Square Garden and heaps of shopping / food on 34th Street.

There is major station near by which can connect you to most lines. Its a 15min walk to 42nd street and Empire State Building.

2 small things that I didnt like about the hotel the TVs were too small in the rooms and were not on the best viewing angle when in bed. Also the bathroom fogs up heaps as there are no extractor fans in the bathroom.