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Waldorf Astoria New York Questions & Answers

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Siobhan D New York City, New York Property representative
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Good Morning Dawn!

Thank you for reaching out with your inquiry. I am happy to shed some light on the accommodations and ambiance at our iconic hotel and feel very confident that you will be able to find the right accommodation to fit your needs at the Waldorf Astoria with this advice.

First, I would like to share with you the features that come standard in every room. Each room has a 9-inch pillow-top mattress with signature, triple-sheeted Waldorf bedding. Every room has at minimum a 37-inch flat screen television, and big, high ceilings in each room make our accommodations feel spacious and comfortable.

Our breakfast service at Oscar's Brasserie and Sunday Brunch at Peacock Alley are both exceptional dining experiences for our guests. Please note that guests of the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria receive complimentary access to our Astoria lounge on the 26th floor in the mornings and afternoons, where there are pastries, coffee and fresh juice, and other Waldorf treats. Otherwise, we suggest you visit Oscar's Brasserie on the ground floor of the hotel to fuel up before you enjoy the rest of your day in New York City- this restaurant is where Eggs Benedict was invented, after all!

For my last point, I would like to share that we have several different room types: each of which vary in size of the room, potential living room space, and bathroom. I would suggest that you research our website to ensure that the room you book fits your needs for your special visit with your mother, and that you keep in mind that many third-party booking engines do not guarantee that you will be checked into the room type booked upon arrival. We do our best to ensure that every guest is checked into the room that exceeds your expectations for a luxury stay, and the best way to do so is to book online through our Hilton reservations website.

We are sure that you will enjoy your stay here to the fullest and enjoy our historic ambiance from check-in to check-out. Furthermore, we are happy to accommodate any special requests you may have to ensure that your stay is nothing short of magical! We will be in touch via a private message shortly to offer contact information to this point and look forward to your correspondence.

Warm regards,

Siobhan Delaney

Assistant Director of Rooms

16 hours ago
Manjoe75 Galway, Ireland Reviewed this property
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Hi Dawn,

The history of the place is fabulous, with the photos of all the people who have stayed there in the past dotted around the place really interesting. The lobby is magnificent and we snuck into a few of the ballrooms to have a look around. The main ballroom is incredible, it's huge and you can almost feel the presence of all the party and ball goers from the 30s, 40s and 50s. So from a history point of view I don't think there's any better hotel in New York and this was the main reason we stayed there.

The room we had was quite large and space was never an issue, but the fixtures and fittings, while not being tatty or dirty, are a bit dated but nothing that interfered with our enjoyment of our stay.

Breakfast wasn't included in our package and due to the astronomical price for everything including a half a grapefruit for $14 I think, we never ate there and had breakfast elsewhere.

Hope this helps,

Joe

21 hours ago
Cooper City, Florida, United States
Siobhan D New York City, New York Property representative
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Good Afternoon Chris,

Thank you for your follow-up message. We will send you a private message shortly to inquire about your booking information and confirm your reservation in a top-tier room.

Many thanks,

Siobhan Delaney

Assistant Director of Rooms

2 days ago
Cooper City, Florida, United States
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Siobhan D New York City, New York Property representative
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Good Morning Chris,

Thank you for reaching out with your question! We offer complimentary upgrades to the highest level of our valued Hilton Honors guests (Diamond status) based upon our availability at the time of check-in. Because of our varied room product, we are able to provide this service more often than perhaps other hotels.

You can find additional amenities we offer to Hilton Honors guests below:

Every level of Hilton Honors receives 2 bottles of Waldorf Astoria brand water per day from the mini bar and complimentary access to the 5th floor fitness center.

Gold members also receive complimentary Wi-Fi in your room, complimentary daily newspaper of choice, 2 complimentary beverage tickets, and 1,000 bonus points for booking here.

Diamond members receive everything listed for Gold members plus complimentary upgrades based upon availability.

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance in any way, and thank you again for your message!

Yours in service,

Siobhan Delaney

Assistant Director of Rooms

2 days ago
Dallas, Texas
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Siobhan D New York City, New York Property representative
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Good Morning HuskerTX,

Thank you kindly for reaching out with your inquiry! I am confident you will be happy with your experience here, should you choose to book a room at the Waldorf.

While some of our online reviews generally praise our public spaces, I do wish there was more recognition of what we’ve done to update our guest rooms.

Our most experienced carpet is four years old. Every room has a 9 inch pillow-top mattress with signature Waldorf bedding. Each room has (at minimum) a 37” flat screen television. Big high ceilings, cleanliness scores near the top of the metrics for Hilton Worldwide….many positives by any standard!

 

We are not a brass-and-glass hip hotel. Very traditional. Valances and sheers as window treatments. A historic feel.

 

Should you choose to book, I would be more than happy to have a supervisor assign and walk your room prior to your arrival. I will send you my personal contact information in a private message if there is any way I may be of service as you plan your visit to New York City.

 

Thank you,

 

Melissa Howard

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2 days ago
Mepetey Reviewed this property
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i really wouldn't worry! yes, the hotel is "old" but its classy.

We stopped there in September this year(2014) and loved every minute. The carpets are fine. I walked in bare feet in my room, and in just my socks in the hall!

  Don't be put off by the age of the hotel, it's history just adds to the experience.

1 day ago
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Siobhan D New York City, New York Property representative
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Good Morning, Nana! Thank you for your question. We offer only the finest menu offerings at each of our three restaurants at the hotel and frequently hear that our guests love dining at Peacock Alley, Bull & Bear, and Oscar's Brasserie. Sunday Brunch at Peacock Alley is not to be missed!

As for the licensing laws, yes, we are certainly beholden to state laws regarding the legal drinking age. The official answer is that anyone under the age of 21 may not be served or drink alcohol in the hotel, and while they are not able to sit at the bar, we welcome diners of all ages in the main dining rooms in each of our restaurants. I hope that this answer was what you were looking for, and please let us know if we can be of further assistance!

Many thanks,

Siobhan Delaney

Assistant Director of Rooms

1 month ago
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Siobhan D New York City, New York Property representative
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Good Afternoon! We offer late checkouts for our guests who request them based on availability, and this is on a complimentary basis. Note that if you would like to check out and explore the city, you can leave your luggage with our luggage check in for the remainder of the day free of charge as well.

Thank you!

Siobhan Delaney

Assistant Director of Rooms

1 month ago
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Siobhan D New York City, New York Property representative
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Thank you for your question.

We are more than happy to provide mini refrigerators for our guests who request them, free of charge! You can make this request by calling our hotel at 212-355-3000 and informing our representatives of your preference.

My best regards,

Siobhan Delaney

Assistant Director of Rooms

1 month ago
Los Angeles, California
Siobhan D New York City, New York Property representative
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Good Evening kairynel,

Thank you for reaching out with your question! We do offer WiFi access in our rooms, and the cost is $18.95 per every 24-hour period. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance in any way, and have a wonderful evening!

Warm regards,

Siobhan Delaney

Assistant Director of Rooms

2 months ago
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Siobhan D New York City, New York Property representative
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Good Morning caz45Essex,

Thank you for reaching out! We do provide hair dryers for your convenience in the closet of each guest room.

We are happy to deliver tea/coffee making facilities to your room upon your request, but we currently do not provide these features in our guest rooms. Have a wonderful day, and please let me know if I can be of further assistance. We hope to welcome you to the Waldorf Astoria in the near future!

Warm regards,

Siobhan Delaney

Assistant Director of Rooms

2 months ago
east coast
2 months ago
Siobhan D New York City, New York Property representative
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Good Morning ermom,

Thank you for reaching out with your inquiry! We do have a valet parking service, which you can access temporarily by pulling up to the hotel on Lexington Avenue while we renovate our motor court over the summer. There will be a valet attendant waiting for you when you arrive.

Rates for valet parking are $50 per night for average-sized vehicles and $60 per night for oversized vehicles (SUVs and large trucks). For more information, you can call 212-872-4640, and I am happy to be of further assistance as well.

Have a wonderful day,

Siobhan Delaney

Assistant Director of Rooms

2 months ago

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