My partner and I decided to spend Christmas in New York so we treated ourselves to the Waldorf=Astoria as it’s a famous and iconic hotel.
I booked a 4night stay through our Travel Agent (Thomas Cook) and booked a King Deluxe room. I emailed the Waldorf a couple of weeks before our visit to confirm our booking details and the Waldorf responded very quickly to advise that we had a Queen room booked, I queried this with them because I booked a king room with the Travel Agent and the Waldorf responded to my email very quickly again and confirmed they had changed the room to a king deluxe.
We were on the 16th Floor. Room 1642
The room is how we expected it as we have read previous reviews on trip advisor.
Yes it’s a tad dated but it is an old/iconic hotel.
The bed was SOOOOOOOO comfortable and the bathrobes and bath towels were very fluffy and soft.
We had a nice view from our room
The staff are VERY friendly.
My partner proposed to me on Christmas eve (YaY) and he had contacted the concierge to arrange champagne and rose petals to be in the room that evening.
My partner said they were very helpful with contacting the florists etc.
The following night (Christmas day) we returned to the room to find a complimentary bottle of champagne with strawberries and chocolates courtesy of the Waldorf as a congratulations.
There is a starbucks in the hotel, the queue for a coffee in the mornings were very long. Apparently we were the 1st couple to say ‘Happy Christmas’ to the starbucks staff on Christmas day. That’s quite sad isn’t it.
The location is awesome!!!!
We were able to comfortably walk to the big attractions such as Times Square, the Rockefeller, Grand Central Station and Broadway
Again I must express how helpful the staff were and made this a very pleasant stay.
- 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