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Hotel Wolcott

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4 W. 31st St., New York, NY 10001 40.746562 -73.986108
nr. Fifth Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-268-2900 | Fax: 212-563-0096 Send to Phone

  • Price Range: Inexpensive, Moderate
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review
  • Type of Hotel: Good for Business Travelers, Historic New York

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Sample Room Rates

Standard queen or two twins, $140-$280

Official Website

Wolcott.com

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 28th St.

Parking

  • Nearby Parking Lots - Validated

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Hotel Amenities

  • Concierge
  • Fax Services
  • Gym
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • WiFi Service

Room Amenities

  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Meeting/Conference Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • TV
  • Video Games
  • WiFi service

Profile

When the 165-room Hotel Wolcott was built a century ago, its mish-mash of Beaux-Arts and neo-Greek architecture left writers scrambling for descriptions: "modern French," "neo-classical ornamental," and just plain "gaudy" were among them. Once the turn-of-the-century stomping ground of writer Edith Wharton, the immense hotel is now a favorite budget option for visiting Midwesterners, European backpackers, and anyone else who steps into the grand, gilded lobby. Though the prices are relatively low and the amenities modern, the sophisticated Old New York feel remains intact. One almost expects to see John Astor himself glide into the expansive front room to eat his fill of the free muffins and coffee set out each morning.

Pros

A lot of history and comfort for a reasonable price.

Cons
Though the neighborhood is convenient for both East and West Side sight-seeing, at night this stretch of Midtown can seem pretty dreary.

Claim to Fame
Edith Wharton, Buddy Holly and a Titanic survivor have all stayed here.

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