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“Excellent location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Wolcott Hotel
Ranked #252 of 464 Hotels in New York City
Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

Stayed at the Wolcott from 29th Dec 2011 to 2nd Jan 2012. Spacious, clean and friendly front desk staff. (Who needs a concierge anyway.) Perfect location just around the corner from the Empire State Building and ten minute walk to Time Square. Considering we were there for New Year's Eve it was a very quiet room. Very reasonably priced and included muffins and coffee in the foyer in the morning. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Vicki B
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

The Wolcott Hotel is dated and bit rough around the edges, but for the price it is hard to beat. We checked in with no trouble and the room was spacious. The location is right near Madison Square Garden and the Murray Hill area which makes it great. The price is why you stay here. Always a good price for NYC and close to the Megabus bus stops. We literally walked from the Megabus to the hotel in 5 minutes. Couldn't have been easier.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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171 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2012

Stayed at the Wolcott a couple of times because it suited our budget and we wouldn’t have gone back if it wasn't clean and in a great location just off 5th Ave. The two lifts are very slow and it appears that once you're room is on a floor above the 6ht floor you have problem with your shower's temperature and pressure. On our first trip it was a matter of get in and out quickly for fear of scolding yourself or freezing, the earlier the better because once others started waking up there was too much pressure on their system. We went back the second time due to cost and location, despite the water issues - we had those tricks down pat. However on the second stay they put us neat a stairwell which was not only a fire exit but a connection to other rooms - it was incredibly noisy with the door slamming shut frequently so we were moved to the second floor in a quieter room and this is when we really noticed how fabulous the water pressure and temperature was on the lower levels at any time of the day. All in all if you're on a budget and not fussed about the old decor it was clean and accessible - just ask for a low floor!

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Mexico City, Mexico
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49 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

great location!
a bit old, a little noisy heating and i think i felt it like a 3 star hotel.

Room Tip: ask for a double bed because the twin size is terrible!
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

We stayed 12-16 Jan 2012 and we were impressed by hotel. The staff were helpful and friendly when we arrived we were booked into a twin room so called reception and they changed straight away. Had couple of problems with safe in room and again sorted within minutes. Ideal location just round corner from Empire State and the tube station. We found getting around no problem at all. We asked for directions and Michael on Reception was very helpful and pointed us in right direction. The rooms them selfs are small which i understand is normal in New York the bed was great very comfy the shower was good too and always hot water. May need decorating but to be honest didnt spend any time in room really. My only complaint would be no tea/coffee making facititys in room :( but dunking donuts across road so got tea from there. The tea and coffee in morning with muffins are free and lovely.
The hotel is nice inside pity the old ball room is no longer there as looked lovely on the photos.
Overall we had great time even though was very cold but hey ho it was january.
Would stay again and would recommend to others.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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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:
#178 Family Hotel in New York City
#196 Business Hotel in New York City
#246 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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