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
- 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
When visiting New York we find the New Yorker well located, especially with a 5 minute walk to Penn Station. Red Caps will actually bring your luggage to the hotel and hotel staff will take luggage to Lenn Station.
The rooms are fairly priced, modernized and have 5 star views of ESB and beyond
The 24 hour Tick Tock Restaurant and the Trattoria both provide outstand food and service at a fair price. Year after year the same staff is there.
Here are the negatives from my recent stay
Building is VERY old and therefore noisy, toilets and taps running all hours of the night sounding like a jet is next door
Walls were randomly vibrating very loud, the first time being 3am which petrified us. Pipes or air con I assume
Compulsory fee is a rip off, all sections should be optional and if you want to use the gym you pay for it. We HAD to pay for gym, calls (in 2019??), business suite and WiFi when we didn’t need any of them, $44 per day when Vodafone charge £5 per day on world traveller.....
I mentioned in the booking and via email that this trip was for my partners 30th but they did nothing special.
In room safe is tiny
Doors slam very hard and loud
I would recommend earplugs if staying here
Really enjoyed our stay at The New Yorker Hotel. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful. We were originally on the 24th floor and the room was nice, but when the staff realised we were celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary they upgraded us to the 31st floor to a bigger room with a great view, and gave us a bottle of champagne. The hotel is in a good location so planning our sight seeing trips was easy.
The rooms were clean, and the Tick Tock Diner downstairs was very convenient to eat. The only down comment would be the concierge staff were not as friendly. Would stay at this hotel again.
Right I will start with the good things the security and tick tick diner staff where lovely the WiFi and great tv channels clean bed linen good water hot and pressure good heating in a lovely Art Deco style with lots of history now the bad when we arrived we were given a room saying it was a upgrade because it had Empire State views the room was number 3719 we got on their was one small window damp walls mucky and smelt of damp so we went down stairs to a lady tutting well for tonight I’m not sure with a long pause she handed another key card to us with a smirky happy birthday we went back up to room 2301 it had its bad bits but looked better than the other with two bathrooms I have enclosed pictures it’s so weird you had to squeeze round the bed or stand on the bed to look over the headboard to see outside the bathrooms needed a makeover clean though it isn’t a cleaning issue as they do their best with really old unmaintained rooms Wyndham need to decide what they are doing as it wasn’t worth the money we paid a night the rooms are less than a three star mucky wallpaper very old and dated areas all over the hotel a hotel with a great history it’s so sad it’s got to this stage of disrepair also the garment district at the beginning is a shock mucky and a lot of poorly homeless people you do get used to it as the subway is attached to the hotel we wouldn’t stay again as it’s very sad the corridors are like something from the shining for people already booked I say don’t except what they give you if it is bad as they have been doing rooms up all be it very slowly
I stayed here with my daughter the beginning of February. Great welcome on arrival and we were also upgraded for free, for no reason at all which was a nice touch. I loved this place, it’s really nostalgic and reminded me of the king Kong film( we also had a view of the Empire State out of the window). The location too is amazing. Penn station is right outside, so is Maddison Square Garden, a short walk to the Empire State and Times Square. I also walked over to Central Park from there. Highly recommended.