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“No Roaches, Clean & Large!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Wolcott Hotel

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Wolcott Hotel
Ranked #247 of 467 Hotels in New York City
Cleveland, Ohio
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“No Roaches, Clean & Large!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2006

For the money, $150 (weekend), what a great deal. An ornate lobby and a doorman. Staff was helpful but the one working lift was incredibly slow...thats the price you pay during renovations.

To our surprise, the room was large w/ 2 twins, a working TV and remote. Full opening windows and a view of the Empire State Building. I like the fact that the bathroom was quite far away from the actual bedroom and that it was a good size. There was a large closet w/ a safe, blow-dryer and a huge dressing room. The air-conditioner kicked butt. There were no roaches, mice, etc....we even left food in the room. The room was clean and room service was there daily. No outside traffic noise, no hall noise.

Downside: The garbage on the ledges outside either window, could have been easily picked up by a maintenance worker.

This Hotel is actually in what they call "Korea Town", surrounded by lovely ethnic restaurants....I used chopsticks the whole trip!

Worth the money and the stay.

  • Stayed August 2005
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2006

Pleasently surprised by the quality of the Hotel Wolcott after reading the reviews on Trip Advisor. Stayed in the Standard Twin Room (non-smoking, 3rd floor facing the street). The room was quite spacious! Definitely request for room# 316. Overall, the room and bathroom are both clean. The hotel staff are friendly and accomodating. The complimentary coffee and muffin are decent. If one prefer, there is a Dunkin' Donuts across the street from the hotel. The hotel is in close proximity to the subway, shops, and major attractions (notably, the Empire State Building). I will definitely stay at the Hotel Wolcott again!:)

  • Stayed May 2006
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2006

Stayed in a triple room in this hotel for a week and had no problems. We too were at the back of the hotel and our view was looking down onto roof-tops and into the back of buildings opposite, but this is to be expected in NYC.

The room and bathroom were warm and clean and the hotel is in a good location, just around the corner from the Empire State building and within walking distance of Macys and Times Square.

True, only one of the guest elevators works and it can be a bit slow, but its no big deal. If you're looking for somewhere nice, safe and clean (but not too luxurious!) to stay in NYC at a reasonable price you can't really go wrong.

  • Stayed May 2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2006

May 8-11, 2006. We were pleasantly surprised by the accommodations at the Wolcott Hotel. The lobby is like something from years gone by when attention to detail was important. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast of coffee and muffins was great…a time and money saver. The room was small, but you have to remember when the hotel was built…at the turn of the last century when rooms weren't spacious. The bathroom was very nice…much larger than I had expected. All public areas were very clean, as well as our room. The hotel is conveniently located near the 34th Street subway station which can take you anywhere in NYC. We will definitely stay at the Wolcott Hotel on our next stay in New York City.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2006

Have just got back from NYC, staying in the Wolcott Hotel. Whatever you do, do not stay on the 2nd floor e.g No 206. The room smelt stale and the view we had was none existant, facing onto the backs of bulidings with beer cans and trash just outside our window. We didn't feel very safe and caused a stir with the hotel. The manager showed us another room, 1 floor up, still not much better and with the words " I don't think you'll be moving after seeing this one!" They didn't have any more rooms available that night so they moved us the next day to the 12th floor and that was heaps better!!
The hotel was okay and had muffins, coffee in the morning.
Everything was really close like The Empire State Building, Macy's, Maddison Square Garden ( up to 10 mins), sol ocation wise it was ideal, we used yellow cabs for everywhere else, which worked out cheaper when in groups.

  • Stayed May 2006
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2006

I stayed in the Wolcott the week before Easter, after reading a number of reviews that were very mixed I decided that I was gonna book it as I liked the fact that it was very central and the price was affordable.

The room was an acceptable size and the bathroom was okay. I fancied a bath but I made do with having a shower as the bath was a very dated one. The water whenever I used it was warm/hot. We stayed on the 7th floor, and we faced out to the back of the hotel. We did ask if it was possible to have a room facing the street but we were told that the twin room nearly all faced the back. The room was cleaned everyday, although their was a lack of loo roll when you asked for anything in regards to your room the maids were generally eager to please.

The muffins, tea and coffee is a nice touch but strangely enough on the sunday that we were there, there wasnt any. I didnt get around to asking if they were all finished or if it was day of abstinace!

If I was to return to New York in the near future I would definitely stay in the Wolcott. The lobby is also very ornate - apparently it is owned by the same people who own the Waldorf Astoria, so maybe this is where the furntiture comes from.

Go there, you get what you pay for and a little more....Think of the location and the close proximity of everything around you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2006

I just returned from my trip to New York and I stayed at Hotel Wolcott. Granted it's not a fancy hotel but it's very comfortable, in a great location and very inexpensive. I highly recommond this hotel to those that just want a decent place to sleep in and that is conveniently located.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Property: Wolcott Hotel
Address: 4 West 31st Street, Between 5th Avenue & Broadway, New York City, NY 10001-3594
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Region: United States > New York > New York City > Midtown
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Suites
Hotel Style:
#44 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#177 Family Hotel in New York City
#195 Business Hotel in New York City
#245 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Wolcott Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Wolcott is located in the center of tourist New York. Near the Empire State building, NoMad,UN, Macys, Circle Line, theater district, SOHO, the High Line and all public transportation. The Hotel offers clean comfortable, modern accommodations in an old-world atmosphere at reasonable prices year round. We have been written about in many domestic and international guides. ... more   less 
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