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Waldorf Astoria too "stuffy" for teens?

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Planning a five day trip to NY for Thanksgiving this year. I am debating between taking my 15 year old twins to stay at the Waldorf Astoria or the Hilton Midtown - comments? Hilton Times Square looked good, but I heard Times Square gets "old" after a few days.

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1. Re: Waldorf Astoria too "stuffy" for teens?

The Waldorf has older rooms and small bathrooms. For the money you can get something roomier and more up to date. I can't help you with the Hilton Times Square because I flat out hate it there and would never want to spend a vacation fighting my way in and out of my hotel.

If you post your exact dates, bed configuration, and budget, you'll get a lot of help on here.

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2. Re: Waldorf Astoria too "stuffy" for teens?

We (two adults) have just booked the Hilton Times Square and we actively dislike Times Square!! The reason we booked it is because we got a decent rate, the rooms have recently been renovated and a reasonable view appears to be guaranteed as the hotel starts at the 23rd floor. It's literally next to a subway station so I'm hoping we can quickly dive in and out of the hotel every day and escape the madness!

I don't know your kids but I'd imagine that the bright lights of Times Square would be quite exciting for them? I've not stayed at the Waldorf, however I've heard that the rooms are a little dated and tired. The location is great though!

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If you can afford the Waldorf, then we highly recommend the Hotel Giraffe. We always tell our out of town friends and family that we recommend the Hotel Giraffe at 365 Park Avenue South at 26th Street. It is a boutique gem in a great location that is within walking distance to Union Square, the Village, Gramercy Park, and Soho (all to the south), midtown and Times Square (both to the north) and Chelsea (to the west) and the Meat Packing District and a grand entrance to the Highline (to the southwest).

That said, the Giraffe is at the upper end of most budgets though there are frequent specials. For more information, see:


Hope this helps. Your questions are always welcome.



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4. Re: Waldorf Astoria too "stuffy" for teens?

It is just very faded, even for this senior!

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5. Re: Waldorf Astoria too "stuffy" for teens?

I have stayed at the HIlton TS and it is a nice hotel with nice views, however, I didn't like the location - that block of 42nd street is probably my least favorite street to walk down. I have stayed at Hilton on 6th as well and it is a large convention style hotel but I like the location better.

If you give your dates and budget, you might get other suggestions.

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6. Re: Waldorf Astoria too "stuffy" for teens?

With 16 yr old twins, a suite hotel with separate living room and bedroom would make more sense for space. Best Western Hospitality has both ane and two bedroom auites and is not far from the Waldorf and includes full bteakfast in their room rate.

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