We stayed at The Waldorf in August as part of a trip to The US and Canada before returning to the UK on the QM2. We stayed for four nights. Our party consisted of my husband and I and our 2 boys aged 12 and 9. On checking in we waited a few minutes and another desk was opened and we were served by the Night Manager "Yon". He went to check us in and commented that he thought the room that we had booked would not be comfortable for as my husband is 6ft 10" tall and we had booked a double-double. We assured him that we were used to it but he offered us a suite albeit on the smoking floor. We gratefully accepted and excited went up to "17H". The suite of rooms was absolutely beautiful. We had a marble lobby area with butler area, a massive sitting room with windows over Park Avenue and a view of the Empire State Building from 49th Street window. There was a massive master bedroom with huge flat screen TV, DVD player and Bose radio. There was a large dressing room and a huge marble bathroom with separate toilet and shower and bath with 2 vanity areas. The rooms were spotlessly clean and richly furnished. There was bottled water and bowls of fruit that arrived at intervals. The suite smelt beautiful - not of smoke that you might have expected. The hotel delivered 2 rollaway beds for the boys and they set up camp in the sitting room. We are delighted to have a few nights in our own room after many days travelling altogether!
The Concierge were very helpful in recommeding restaurants that the children would also like and all staff that we encountered were friendly and efficient.
The hotel itself was like walking back in time. The displays and photos all around I found very interesting and we looked around the hotel and the various function rooms and you can begin to imagine what life for the guilded few was like 80 odd years ago. The hotel trades on it's past and why not - I really enjoyed it - and the people watching! It tied in nicely with the final part of our holiday - travelling home on the last ocean liner. For that our cabin was smaller than the walk in wardrobe in the Waldorf! We had a fantastic time in New York and the Waldorf is ideally placed for a trip to NYC and to to stay in the style we were given made it all the more special - Thank you so much. I very much doubt we would ever get an opportunity like that again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Waldorf Astoria New York is temporarily closed while undergoing a complete renovation and restoration. It is planned to reopen in 2019/2020. Waldorf Astoria New York will feature restored historic public and event spaces along with luxury condominiums and guest rooms and suites that will set a new standard for luxury and service in New York. ---- New York’s grandest landmark hotel, the city's first sky-scraper hotel opened on October 31, 1931, and is still delighting visitors with its elegant Art Deco accommodations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astoria Waldorf
- New York Waldorf
- Waldorf Historia
- Waldorf New York
- Hotel Waldorf New York
- Waldorf Astoria Hotel New York
- Astoria New Waldorf York