Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Waldorf Astoria New York

(Now Closed)
Hotel and Resort
Midtown East, New York
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  • Landmarks Preservation Commission
    Designed by Lloyd Morgan, the Art Deco building was completed in 1931 as a reincarnation of the original hotel erected by the Astor family in the 1890’s. It was designated a City landmark in 1993.
  • Yanique
    YaniqueAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful hotel.Even more impressive in person ,everything here screams wealth and good taste! Check out the ladies restroom in the lobby,you won't believe how fabulous it is! Great spot for brunch!
  • Lubor J.
    Lubor JarkovskyJanuary 4, 2015
    I always wanted to stay in this hotel and I don't regret spending the money. If you want the best price, book the room online few hours before your arrival as I did.
  • Fatma G.
    Fatma GencApril 30, 2015
    If you want to step back in time and experience faded glory, it's a great hotel. The lobby is amazing, all staff is still handling the old manners of hospitality, but the rooms are definitely outdated
  • Novita
    NovitaFebruary 28, 2017
    Everything in here is screaming fancy and grand! Glad i didn't miss to visit the female's restroom in the lobby. Ghaaad! I could spend hours in there. Got more curious how their rooms can be more fab
  • Per Kristofer W.
    Per Kristofer WahlstedtSeptember 17, 2012
    You have to love The Waldorf=Astoria for its style. Not that it is so fancy or so expensive (which it is), but it is relaxed, comfortable, charming and with all its facilities a home away from home.
  • Curbed
    CurbedMarch 28, 2014
    The best "public" bathrooms in the city are rumored to exist in the lobby of this Art Deco landmark. There a lounge area with chairs and couches, but each stall contains a sink and mirror. Read more
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 2, 2013
    One of the industry leaders since its opening, the Astoria is known for excellence in hospitality. Borne of an Astor family feud, the Astoria was the brainchild of WIlliam W. Astor and John J. Astor.
  • Scott S.
    Scott S.November 3, 2016
    The Waldorf-Astoria is a true pleasure to experience. This historic hotel's attributes include here includes attentive service, wonderful decor and a prime location.
    CARLOS REDMONDMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    From the minute I walked in to the Waldorf Astoria I knew there was something special about it. With state of the arc luxury, the Waldorf Astoria is most definitely worth every single penny.
  • Melanie G.
    Melanie GordonMay 25, 2013
    What an amazing hotel to stay in while in NYC for the first time! Service was amazing and was very clean....and perfect location! The beds were the most comfortable ever!! I slept so good!
  • Martin K.
    Martin KAugust 9, 2014
    I come here to relax from the buzz outside. The lobby is open to everyone. You should have a drink in every of the great bars in this place.
  • Carlos S.
    Carlos SapeneOctober 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Waldorf Burger is the best from the room service menu. If you like garlic then the angel hair pasta. Oh and the fries are great too! Enjoy!
  • Madison F.
    Madison FletcherMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Simply amazing. The staff is wonderful, the Waldorf salad is delicious and the rooms are beautiful too. If you can't afford to stay the night, try the lobby bathrooms and admire the worlds fair clock!
  • Mari S.
    Mari S.February 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The nicest thing at the WA was about 1 of the h.keepers. My sis lost a special ring and we gave up on it bcse we didn't find it. 1week l8r, the hsekeeper found it and gave us. Thx staff4being so kind!
  • M J.
    M JApril 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Wonderful week stay at the W-A, the most attentive staff, the most comfortable beds ever, very generous upgrades - a really great experience all around! I will be back!
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HowardJune 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Take a peek inside the "Host to the World" display off the main lobby- a lot of really cool historic details here!
  • Shermans Travel
    Shermans TravelAugust 8, 2012
    Offers Landmark Tour every Thursday and Saturday, with emphasis on the hotel’s Art Deco architecture, historical significance, and culinary prowess. $50 and includes lunch. Read more
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursJune 16, 2013
    Every president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has stayed here. 1973 NY Dolls played Halloween show. In 1998 comedy Coming To America Eddie Murphy received royal cleansing. Full site history via<LINK Read more
  • Nils
    NilsJune 4, 2016
    One of my favorite places to sleep on this planet. Classic interior, great staff and, well, quite expensive.
  • John H.
    John HApril 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This is a great hotel. Everything is A+. Only complaint is there is always a long line for check in. One bit of advice...skip Oscars for breakfast. Buffett is not worth $50, go down to 2nd ave.
  • Waldorf Astoria H.
    Check in to help us - and over 5,000 attendees in NY and LA - support @GLAAD's mission to amplify the voice of the LGBT community and achieve equality. #HiltonGoOut #GlaadAwards
  • Jaron L.
    Jaron LAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The aesthetic is classic. the service is impeccable. The luxuries that matter are there. And the modern upgrades are rolling out.
  • Fabienne A.
    Fabienne AJune 15, 2011
    The ladies's room the lobby is the best public restroom I've seen in years. Suites and meeting rooms are amazing. You feel the early 20th Century glamour. Beware connectivity sucks.
  • Meagan D.
    Meagan DavidsonMarch 27, 2011
    Amazing hotel. Staff is friendly and so helpful. You can spend hours walking around getting lost :) oh and the cosmo's and bull and bear are really strong, but I recommend it!
  • Curbed
    CurbedMarch 24, 2014
    The hotel was the first to ever offer room service and has a secret subway platform underneath the hotel where dignitaries could access the building without being seen. Read more
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BurtonApril 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I remodel my apartment every year and this is the place I stay at. Very comfy and luxurious. Thanks for your great service!
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comSeptember 7, 2012
    Try the Sunday brunch here which offers mouthwatering dishes: raw bar with seafoood, smoked fish and meat carving stations and more.
  • Taryn P.
    Taryn PisaneschiApril 3, 2011
    If you ask nicely, you can order a delicious French onion soup while in the peacock lounge from the bull & bear restaurant and continue enjoying the lobby people watching.
  • Jeff S.
    Sad to see it closed. It was one of NYC's historic landmarks. You don't need a star map at the Waldorf. If you've ever been here then you know that so many celebrities have passed thru this place. 🍷
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PercivalOctober 2, 2013
    Took several hours to get crib to room and when it arrived, it had no bumpers. Aside from that huge mishap, great staff, historic building. Stayed in towers- doorman was nicest person I've ever met.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 19, 2011
    Walk in and take a self-guided tour of the magnificent lobby. And this is a great place to relax for a moment or use the public bathroom.
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"June 9, 2016
    Total opulence and historical architecture. It boasts its own set of upscale boutiques, shops, bars and restaurants.
  • Igor L.
    Igor LopatonokAugust 18, 2014
    Great hotel in art deco style. Room is really BIG! And that view! Friendly stuff and good service's.
  • www.centerfoldstrips.com S.
    Simply the best place on earth. The bar in lobby and rooms 2nd to none. Love it. And don't worry we won't break anything http:www.centerfoldstrips.com
  • Violetta
    ViolettaOctober 24, 2015
    Live jazz and buffet brunch on Sundays with a select of literally everything. Eggs benedict crowns it all
  • Michael K.
    Michael KauffmanMay 24, 2013
    From '64 to '87, Frank and Barbara lived in a suite in the Waldorf Towers paying $1 million per year. There's a rumor they had monogrammed shower doors -- which disappeared during a renovation.
  • Ira B.
    Ira BlossomDecember 27, 2015
    This very well may have been the home to the swankiest company holiday party I've ever been to. Amazing decor and great service and food options.
  • Bloomberg TV
    Bloomberg TVJuly 27, 2012
    Feeling peckish? The wildly popular 'Waldorf Salad' was invented by Waldorf Astoria maitre d' Oscar Tschirky in 1893. The apple, celery and walnut salad can still be found worldwide today.
  • Bloomberg T.
    Feeling peckish? The wildly popular 'Waldorf Salad' was invented by Waldorf Astoria maitre d' Oscar Tschirky in 1893. The apple, celery and walnut salad can still be found worldwide today.
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesMarch 13, 2015
    Waldorf-Astoria has an abandoned train track under it! It was built atop one of Grand Central Terminal’s many early platform lots through a lease of air rights. Read more
  • An X.
    An XiaoApril 21, 2010
    The lobby clock is from the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Intricate and beautiful. If you can, also make your way to the Grand Ballroom and admire the view from the top balcony.
  • Harry
    HarryJune 12, 2015
    Legendary hotel which has reached landmark status in NY. Its worth a visit even if you're not staying there
  • Silvia A.
    Silvia AkiApril 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The structure is beautiful but service is slow and full of rules. If you're only sleeping at the hotel, it is ok but if you need more of their service you may be disappointed.
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksDecember 6, 2016
    The Waldorf Astoria New York was one of the more wished for places throughout 2015’s I Want Somewhere holiday campaign. Where’s your somewhere? Enter to win a bucket list experience. Read more
  • Justin B.
    Justin BretonNovember 7, 2015
    Get a dirty martini (or two!) at one of the bars and people watch. I guarantee you'll see some interesting characters. 🍸
  • Angelo C.
    Angelo CoronellDecember 6, 2011
    Best Hotel in NYC, one of the oldest and must luxurious, I'm in the 47th floor in a executive suite I can see all Manhattan
  • Room 77
    Room 77June 20, 2012
    Trying to reach your inner Don Draper? No need to comb your hair back. Just treat yourself to an Old Fashioned at Sir Harry's. You won't be disappointed. Read more
  • Kath
    KathFebruary 4, 2015
    Rooms are a little out dated. Stay for the historical value and the Sunday brunch at peacocks
  • Sophie S.
    Sophie ShafterJuly 11, 2011
    Service is always consistent, always excellent. Secret is it's still a Hilton property, so score a deal (or an upgrade) with Hilton rewards points.
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