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 is a classic old NY hotel that is great if you need to be close to Madison Square Gardens or Penn Station. Otherwise, there is not much around. If you are in NY to see Broadway shows, you're better off at a hotel closer to the Theater District.
Already informed staff, but slow response and rude. Account team just informed me they don’t know what receptionist check, they just charged by themselves. Issues cannot be resolved. Terrible service.
- The location is fantastic. Right next the subway station for links all across Manhattan, madison square garden is pretty much next door and it is only a short walk from the Empire State Building, Macy’s and Times Square.
-There are loads of great pubs and restaurants 1-2 blocks away but if you decide to eat at the hotel the trattoria bianca has decent food and a relaxing bar. Butcher and banker restaurant also on site, was very quirky in a bank vault under the hotel, but very expensive in my opinion.
- as a lone traveller, I found the room size (a standard queen) to be absolutely fine for my needs. However it would feel quite small for 2 people so be wary of this when booking. the beds are not queen size they are doubles, the bathroom is very small and the tv can be temperamental connecting. There was no kettle or fridge in my room but there is an iron, hairdryer and an easy to use safe. the air con is very effective.
- I stayed on the 19th floor and it was clean and tidy, however be warned I saw some other levels of the hotel which did look worn and tired and could have done with some tlc. It tended to be the lower floors that looked quite shabby.
- I would recommend you take earplugs when you go. The sound proofing is not very good and the city noise is 24/7. There was also major construction work going on outside the hotel, they complete this overnight so be warned.
- heads up also they will pend a charge to your credit card as soon as you check in. Mine was £238. It dropped off a few days after i returned as I booked a package with virgin holidays. However be mindful if you book another way, this hotel does charge some rather sneaky service charges and these may not be included in the price when you book so double check this to avoid a nasty surprise.
Their computers were down. I arrived at 11:45pm and there ere about 40 people in line already waiting to be checked in. At 1:30am, I could no longer stay awake and slept on the lobby floor. At 3am the line had not moved. At 5:30am about half the line had been processed. At 7:56am the couple in front of me who had been waiting since 8:45pm was finally checked into their room.
I decided to change my clothes and brush my teeth in the lobby bathroom. I asked the hotel for a refund since I had prepaid. They said they would see what they could do.
I have not been refunded. Hotels.com has not been helpful. I paid $203 to sleep on a dirty lobby floor.
Take my advice — spend the extra $50 and go to a nice hotel instead. One where the staff cares about your experience.
I've stayed here many times over the years. I was coming this time with family & needed to check in early to get to a Yankee game. After speaking with serveral wonderful front desk girls, Nada & Ramona, I was able to speak with Customer Manager Megan who make sure there was no problems or issues with our check in. Thank you for that. The absolutely wonderful part of our stay was the treatment we got from all hotel employees after our game when there was a blackout in NYC. The lobby thankfully was lit up and comfortable. They served all of us there water and what ever was needed, it was a calm, safe environment to be in. There was a lot going on, wonderful firemen and police taking care of people in elevators & anything going on outside. I am so thankful I chose to stay in the New Yorker. It willl remain our hotel in the future when visiting the city. I do hope however they can take care of some of the new fees that are the new policys. Please listen to your customers, I read some of the previous reviews, they are much different then previous years that I stayed. Thank you again for keeping all the people in your lobby safe & comfortable Saturday 7/13/19