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
Location was perfect, check-in was a breeze, room was super clean and staff was unusually friendly for New York!!! Gave us a double room with Empire State view on 36th floor...awesome... rooms were actually large...would recommend staying here.
I had a mixup with my reservation for an upcoming business trip and Neida helped sort everything out! She was extremely helpful and informative and even followed up with a phone call to make sure I was satisfied. Best customer service experience I have had thus far in New York.
Had a wonderful visit at the New Yorker a week before Thanksgiving. Linda at the Front Desk was very helpful. Even though the hotel was pretty booked she managed to upgrade me to a double which better accommodated me. The Lobby is very impressive and security at the elevator to assist guest with the appropriate elevators. When I arrive to my floor I felt I was taken back in time. The hallway decor is of the old New York theme. I would recommend they add New York Theme elevator music (i.e.,Empire State of Mine) would prepare you. My room was the small traditional NY apt. style with everything you need. The view was amazing!! will try to attach photo. The whole staff were very friendly and helpful regarding room service, directions, and assistance with getting a cab. The location is the best, a block from Penn Station, Madison Sq Garden, Macy's and Rockefeller Center are in the immediate area. I will be sure to check here first before staying elsewhere.
Good points- good location,clean room,comfy bedBad points- stayed 4 nights and was charged an extra £100 for use of the facilities ( which we didn't use) as when we checked in we were given a white card holding our 2 key cards and apparently this was our acceptance of these charges which were most definitely NOT explained by thr receptionist checking us in!!!!
Great trip to NY to see the Rockefeller tree. The New Yorker was great because of the ambiance. They could change a few of their policies though. Coffee in the room or at least in the lobby as one example.