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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Benche T.
    Benche TanFebruary 28
    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
  • 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
  • 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 The lobby is amazing, all staff is still handling the old manners of hospitality, but the rooms are definitely outdated
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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 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!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nils
    NilsJune 4, 2016
    One of my favorite places to sleep on this planet. Classic interior, great staff and, well, quite expensive.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Jeff S.
    Jeff S.March 1
    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. 🍷
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Violetta
    ViolettaOctober 24, 2015
    Live jazz and buffet brunch on Sundays with a select of literally everything. Eggs benedict crowns it all
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Priscilla @.
    Priscilla @shescookinJanuary 10, 2012
    Iconic NYC hotel, lovely art deco style has been preserved from the entrance to the Ladies Room. Needs a 21st century tech update as connectivity is severely lacking in the rooms.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stribling & Associates
    Do you know about the hotel's secret subway? Track 61 was built for President FDR, who was confined to a wheelchair. His automobile fit onto a train car that stopped at an elevator beneath the hotel.
  • 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
  • Harry A.
    Legendary hotel which has reached landmark status in NY. Its worth a visit even if you're not staying there
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveMay 12, 2011
    Maitre d’hotel Oscar Tschirky has been credited with refining Eggs Benedict, a Waldorf classic, from buttered toast to an English muffin and bacon strips to Canadian bacon.
  • Meg T.
    Meg TownerJune 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Check in to unlock exclusive video footage about the impact of The Waldorf=Astoria on Judy Garland’s life, brought to you by END OF THE RAINBOW on Broadway.
  • Jeff J.
    Jeff JoerlingJanuary 25, 2012
    Forget all the other luxuries/amenities/historical significance...the Waldorf has the fastest hotel internet on the planet. A router in your room! No, really.
  • Waldorf A.
    Waldorf AstoriaJune 6, 2012
    Check in to unlock exclusive video footage about the impact of The Waldorf=Astoria on Judy Garland’s life, brought to you by END OF THE RAINBOW on Broadway.
  • 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. 🍸
  • End of the Rainbow Broadway
    Check in at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel to unlock exclusive video footage about the impact of this location on Judy Garland's life, brought to you by END OF THE RAINBOW on Broadway. Read more
  • 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
  • Ashley M.
    Ashley MobesSeptember 20, 2010
    Beautiful and HUGE!! Unfortunately I'm not rich enough to stay here, but it was exciting to visit! A UN conference was happening at the time. Wonderful place!
  • Alex R.
    Alex RavenelNovember 12, 2015
    Classic old hotel. A bit long in the tooth, but still a nice place to stay.
  • Kath
    KathFebruary 4, 2015
    Rooms are a little out dated. Stay for the historical value and the Sunday brunch at peacocks
  • KAAN A.
    KAAN ALPAYDecember 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is the palace of nyc ,hotel really fine but they should find a solution to check in&out kaos. Enjoy and have fun you are in holiday not a hotel manager:)
  • Enid C.
    Enid CJanuary 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great location. Very central and close to everything. Grand Central Station, Shopping, restaurants and cafes,
  • Chris L.
    Chris LeeMay 22, 2012
    Honestly a bit stuffy and the rooms had the oder of mildew. It's Iconic but way past its prime. Visit the lobby and maybe have a drink, but your much better served other places near by.
  • Curbed
    CurbedMarch 26, 2014
    Rick Ross "Maybach Music III" has T.I. on a guest verse inviting an old flame to "Fly to NY, meet me at the Waldorf/Astorian, Architecture Victorian/Ridin' in the past like you're driving a DeLorean." Read more
  • HotelChatter
    HotelChatterMay 13, 2010
    The ladies rooms in the lobby are our fave! They used to be pink but it looks like they gave them a renovation. Still cute and each stall has its own sink, but we liked the pink better!
  • Sierra R.
    Sierra ReinJune 3, 2012
    Check out a gorgeous piano on the second tier above the entrance - Cole Porter wrote many famous musical theater standards on it!!!
  • Maddie D.
    Maddie DowneyApril 13, 2014
    Great hotel just love it here. Bartender please smile once Ina while I swear it will not hurt you.
  • Taylor V.
    Taylor VANovember 21, 2014
    Bar can be crowded and have no open seats. If you go behind the bar you may find open tables.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LeflerMay 28, 2016
    Everything...ok, the bar was nice. And so was the Bull and Bear Restaurant...
  • Frank C.
    Frank CaronJanuary 2, 2013
    Note that your drink choice will be criticized by the wait staff, which can be as annoying as it is entertaining.
  • Fabio
    FabioOctober 26, 2013
    Never out. Still glamorous, the bar in the street floor is always phenomenal. First class people!!
  • Webster L.
    Webster LewinJune 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Root for the Lakers & Celtics and support The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston and LA at the same time. Text either BeGreatBos or BeGreatLA to 20222 to make a 1 time $5 donation! T/C's http://hmgf.org/t
  • Brice E.
    Brice EnglertSeptember 17, 2011
    Very cool records and pictures of old events near the lobby. Take the 5 minutes, it's worth it.
  • Theodore K.
    Theodore KimJanuary 8, 2016
    In the lobby, check out the historic grandfather clock. It was given to America by Queen Victoria in the late 19th Century.
  • Pedigree Brand
    Pedigree BrandNovember 7, 2011
    This historic, elegant, world-famous hotel in midtown Manhattan allows well-behaved pets under 25 lbs. at an additional cost of $50 per stay.
  • J A.
    J ArleguiOctober 24, 2014
    Great location though interior of hotel needs desperate renovation. Pricey but I guess your paying for the landmark.
  • David
    DavidMarch 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Free Wi-Fi for Hilton HHonors members. You can sign up during check-in.
  • Renee
    ReneeOctober 4, 2016
    one of my best experiences in hotels in the US 👌🏻
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BeckerAugust 8, 2013
    You'd figure this this hotel - of some prestige and age - would've figured out that thing where the shower curtains don't suction in to your body.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BurtonJuly 21, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    My home away from the Dakota. If they are remodeling I am here. Best ballroom in NYC.
  • NBC Politics
    NBC PoliticsJuly 19, 2012
    President Obama and former President Bill Clinton held a fundraiser for Obama's 2012 campaign at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on June 5, 2012. http://NBCpolitics.com
  • Olmedo M.
    Olmedo MirandaFebruary 27, 2016
    Excelent hotel. The brunch is out of this world
  • Nathalie A.
    Nathalie AnayaJune 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    One of the best bar scenes in the city. Set up is perfecto.
  • Bogdan G.
    Bogdan GunăSeptember 3, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Amazing hotel, service and location!
  • adriana c.
    adriana caicedo aspiazuSeptember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Breakfast Buffet @ Oscar's is a must do! Great big rooms! Nice staff!
  • Anthea P.
    Anthea PenaOctober 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    12pm is madness. Come earlier or later. Watch out for carbs! I bring my own food.
  • Becca B.
    Becca BJuly 4, 2011
    Luxury, history, fabulous amenities. Hope to stay there again soon!
  • Shawnie
    ShawnieFebruary 4, 2012
    Everything about this place is perfect. Esmie, one of the room service ladies, is so sweet and full of stories.
  • Robin E.
    Robin EdmanApril 1, 2015
    You could not find a more pleasant staff, and the lobby ceiling is a must-see.
  • FLY
    FLYOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like the sound if a passing freight train, get room 20k2 or any floor k2 room as they share a wall with the elevator shaft.
  • S P.
    S PNovember 10, 2015
    Great location and service with lots of history and character...
  • Jill S.
    Jill Segrest SewellMarch 21, 2013
    Always enjoyed eating at Oscars. Now it is breakfast only and the only choice is buffet. I was with 2 others and picked up the tab. 143.00 for 3 people before the tip. Insane and not even good
  • Cheryl B.
    Cheryl B.March 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Doesn't live up to the rep. Absolutely no water pressure & only about 2 seconds of hot water. But, as the staff reminds you in their super friendly (but definitely snobby) way, "We're the Waldorf".
  • Benche T.
    Benche Tan3 weeks ago
    Been here in its last days. The interiors are screaming glamour and class! Sad to know they'll convert this hotel to a condo 😕
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RaubDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Concierge is top notch! Very helpful! This is...NYC!
  • Mashael A.
    Mashael AJanuary 2
    Been here 5+ times
    Location and room service are so perfect!
  • Mike Bloomberg
    Mike BloombergJuly 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    On 7/19/12, I was here to speak at the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Annual Awards Luncheon.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle CyfraMarch 7, 2012
    The best concierge in town! They can help you with anything.
  • Carolina D.
    Carolina Danelon VargasFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The hotel is very fancy and the rooms are very comfortable and clean!
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerAugust 16, 2010
    In 1938, workmen laid down a new 2,295-square-foot rug in the lobby, “stopping only to extricate a workman who had fallen into its folds.” Read more
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesSeptember 28, 2012
    Herbert Hoover died, in 1964, at the age of 90 at the Waldorf Astoria. Read more
  • Atila C.
    Atila CastroJune 8, 2015
    Não há palavras para descrever o mito dos hotéis. Este é um verdadeiro ícone mundial do assunto. Recomendo ficar na suíte presidencial, é cara mas vale a pena
  • Maria C.
    Maria CabañasNovember 20, 2015
    Hermoso hotel, algo viejito pero con todo en su lugar , es clásico de Nueva York, vale la pena visitarlo la atención es de primera!
  • Suzie L.
    Suzie LoiselleApril 16, 2013
    Présentez votre carte Hilton HHonors (inscription gratuite en ligne possible avant votre séjour) pour accumuler des points, obtenir l'accès Wifi et avoir la possibilité d'être up gradé de chambre.
  • Silvio D.
    Silvio De RossiFebruary 14, 2013
    Hotel pazzesco. Ero all'11° piano. Neanche tanto in alto. Vista buona. Organizzazione impeccabile. Stanza pulita. Sfiora la perfezione. Lettera di encomio! :)
  • Dainiz H.
    Dainiz HernándezDecember 22, 2015
    La atención es súper amable y las instalaciones están súper bien conservadas, lo único malo es que nuestro control remoto no funcionaba, pero de ahí en fuera todo bien
  • Pierre-Yves B.
    Une station de métro oubliée et secrète était à l'origine pour l'usage exclusif du président Franklin D. Roosevelt. Un ascenseur communique entre la station et l'hôtel.
  • Maria C.
    Maria CabañasNovember 25, 2015
    Hermoso hotel sin duda alguna, la atención de primera, el lugar súper cómodo, descansas mejor q en casa
  • de Dios Editores
    de Dios EditoresOctober 19, 2011
    “Hannah y sus hermanas”: El arquitecto David (Sam Waterston), trae a Hannah (Mia Farrow) y a su amiga April (Carrie Fisher) a este hotel cuando las lleva en una visita guiada por New York.
  • Walter G.
    Walter GoraOctober 25, 2013
    Das Hotel lebt von seinem großen Namen. Die Zimmer sind abgewohnt, eine Heizung gab es Ende Oktober nicht. Zwar werden Heizlüfter verteilt - aber es zieht wie "Hechtsuppe"; 2- bis 3-Sterne-Niveau.
  • vitaliy
    vitaliyAugust 7, 2015
    Номера простенькие...но атмосфера,место...стоит того,что бы там остановиться,хотя бы на ночь!!!!
  • Ale v.
    Ale van BeeckJanuary 22
    Been here 5+ times
    Um Ballroom de impressionar. O hotel vai fechar em poucas semanas para reforma. Icônico
  • Silvio D.
    Silvio De RossiFebruary 13, 2013
    Hotel da sogno. Sembra di stare in un film. Tutti super gentili. Insomma... Come in Italia ;)
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