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The Waldorf Astoria

301 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10022
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  • The Waldorf AstoriaPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    5 Jun 27, 2014

    The Waldorf-Astoria is probably the most famous and illustrious of all of New York's hotels. The original building was constructed by the Astor family on the site of the Empire State Building, while the current building is located a few blocks from Grand Central Station on Park Avenue. Along the with Chrysler Building, it's one of New York's finest examples of Art Deco architecture. The Waldorf is currently owned by Hilton Hotels.

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    Jeffrey Donenfeld
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    A stately building and a stately hotel, this is a NYC landmark. Great place to hang.

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    Jenn Clark
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    4 Feb 01, 2014

    This hotel is one of my favorites in NY. If you cannot afford to stay , grab a drink in the lobby bar. If you are fortunate to spend a night or two, check into a newly renovated suite on an upper floor. The bed is heavenly. It's a classic!

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  • The Waldorf AstoriaPro 2014
    Steve DeAngelo
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    5 Jul 21, 2014

    It's hard to believe that, in the mid-fifties, Marilyn Monroe once lived for two months in the Waldorf-Astoria, but had to move out because she couldn't afford this hotel. This happened at the time she was starting her own company, "Marilyn Monroe Productions" and was just getting it off the ground.

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    Fran V.
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    4 Oct 30, 2013

    The Waldorf Astoria is a classy and grand hotel with superb customer service. The room I stayed in was a junior suite, which the bedroom was separate from the living room area. The living room area had a nice desk, comfortable couch, and tv. The room that I stayed in was in a corner at the end of the hall and I was able to see the Chrystler building from one of the windows. The room also had a mini bar. The room was pretty spacious and clean. I felt like a rockstar for a day during my stay here.

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    Scott Gralnick
    5 May 02, 2013

    My grandparents had their honeymoon there. When you walk in you still feel the charm of the yesteryears. This could be the quintessential hotel for NYC.

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    Randy Mills
    5 Mar 16, 2013

    Great Sunday brunch! Can't believe I was eating oysters for breakfast! They had just about everything you could want in a full spread brunch and the atmosphere is undeniably classy.

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  • The Waldorf AstoriaPro 2014
    Rudy Grant
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    5 Mar 15, 2013

    This is a beautiful luxury hotel located in New York City. There is plenty to see here from art to design. This hotel has a lot of history. Very pricey but the suites are huge.

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  • The Waldorf AstoriaPro 2014
    Mel S Wong
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    4 Oct 29, 2012

    Wonderful old school and traditional hotel, the Waldorf and its classic exterior AND interior truly exudes, no, oozes old world elegance inside and out.

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    Rebecca Everson
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    4 Oct 09, 2012

    An iconic New York hotel. Beautiful lobby and very nice and helpful staff. The food is also excellent but of course expensive.

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    Lucy Swift Weber Youdovin
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    4 Oct 09, 2012

    A classic New York Hotel in a great location on Park Avenue, the Waldorf is hardly trendy, but it does not need to be. The lobby needs some sprucing, but this is one of New York's grandest hotels and it's a wonderful place to hold an event.

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    Leigh Virkus
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    3 Oct 09, 2012

    One would expect the Waldorf to be one of the finest hotels in New York. Queens and presidents stay here. However, as one can imagine, all rooms are not created equally. Although the public spaces are lovely, our room was the smallest we have ever experienced in New York or in any Hilton. Fortunately, we were not concerned, since we planned on spending little time in the hotel. However, the tiny, bland room was almost laughable.

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    Jenny Layne Cardon
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    5 Oct 09, 2012

    The Waldorf Astoria has been providing unsurpassed luxury since the late 1800s. It is the real deal; a classic hospitality experience in Manhattan.

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  • The Waldorf Astoria
    vivian lin
    2 Aug 19, 2014

    i really really hate to write less-than-stellar reviews. but my intent is not to bash the waldorf or to take business away from them. it's only meant to enlighten other travelers who may be thinking of staying here.

    i booked a king deluxe room far in advance and paid $370 (a steal!) for a teeeeny tiny room on the 8th floor. there was no view whatsoever. the handle of the faucet in room 819 is broken in pieces. the faucet where you turn on the water is on the opposite side of the tub where the water comes out.

    the fuse kept blowing out as i was trying to iron. i had to search frantically for an outlet that wasn't being used already. (i think there was ONE available).

    the worst part, was i woke up with insect bites all over my leg the next morning. i sent a polite email to hilton immedaitely inquiring about any past complaints re: bed bugs, but have not heard back. for the price you pay, i was dissapointed because there are much nicer and more modern hotels you can stay at for less money.

    the check-in staff was polite. and the lobby is beatuiful. but the outside was undergoing renovation and i didn't get to experience the main entrance. i wish i knew beforehand. i realize this is a historic hotel, but it was beyond simply old. it was kind of sad.

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  • The Waldorf AstoriaPro 2014
    Arlo Hemphill
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Timeless elegance, rich Manhattan history and an undying commitment to luxury all comes together here at the Waldorf. This is an older, but glorious hotel. The rooms are refined and tasteful, but not extravagant. The hotel itself is immense, with ballrooms and meeting areas big enough to ride camels through. And I speak from experience. This is the home of the annual Explorers Club dinner. When they're not dining on kangaroo stew and tarantula legs at an exotic buffet, they're releasing eagles on free flights around a ballroom and lion cubs up on stage to play with famous astronauts. It's crazy, but its par for the course at the Waldorf.

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    Dan Tracer
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Class with a capital “C.” Most of us will never stay at the Waldorf, but hey, a girl can dream. The building itself is pretty gorgeous, and definitely a piece of NY history.

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    Maor Chasen
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    A very impressive architectural design. This hotel is well known because of the Classic Ar-deco design of the building and the interior. Although I wasn't staying there I was impressed by the interior looks.

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    Gabriel
    5 Feb 03, 2014

    The Waldorf Astoria is the quintessential hotel that New York City offers. Its name is renowned for luxury and glamour. The prices definitely reflect this reputation, so if you have the money, treat yourself at this legendary location!

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  • The Waldorf Astoria
    Vivienne Au-Yang
    2 Jul 04, 2012

    Disappointed.

    I'm usually not a big chain fan but I stayed at the Waldorf because of work. ok, Waldorf, I understand you are one of the most famous and historical hotels in the world. I don't expect the intimacy or attentiveness a small boutique hotel provides from you. But c'mon, your rooms don't have to be run down, your sheets don't have to smell, and your staff don't have to put me on hold forever when I call. Just because you are big doesn't mean less effort need to be put in management and service for making it a nicer hotel than it already is.

    I do like the room service and the famous Waldorf salad and the charm of the hotel lobby and the bar though. I'll still go there for a meal or a drink but I wouldn't pay that much to stay there.

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    Gerd Weingrill
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Yes i was there --- i just liked the atmosphere .. the great service and the attention.. the room was a smaller single , clean , not renovated.. but as i said i enjoyed so much to be once in my life in the waldorf astoria - so yes i loved it.. would go again once i have some money left

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Description

Set in the heart of New York, this hotel is close to American Girl Place and Rockefeller Center, as well as Grand Central Terminal. Other attractions include Chrysler Building.

Features.
Dining options at The Waldorf Astoria include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. Spa amenities include beauty services and a hair salon. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, a technology helpdesk, and limo/town car service. High speed Internet access is available in public areas. This New York property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Business services, wedding services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include valet parking, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff.

Guestrooms.
There are 1,416 guestrooms at The Waldorf Astoria.

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Beds come with pillowtop mattresses. Bathrooms feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Televisions have premium cable channels and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include desks, minibars, blackout drapes/curtains, and electronic check out. Guests may request hypo allergenic bedding and wake up calls. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.



Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Valet parking: US$ 50 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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4.5 out of 5
36 members' reviews
Good! - 79% of guests recommend
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Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Video Check Out
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Safe
  • Mini Bar In Room

Reviews Summary

Good!7569 reviews across the web.

  • Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
  • Guests recommend this hotel for business travelers.
  • Location
    95% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
  • Hotel Building
    80% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
  • Ambiance
    74% were fond of the entertainment options.
  • Restaurant
    62% found the breakfast to be acceptable.
  • Service
    61% said the reception staff was ok.
  • Hotel
    Hotel is nice enough.

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