Wolcott Hotel

3 stars
View map of 4 West 31st Street, New York, NY 10001

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
395 reviews
Great time

Great hotel. Clean rooms i would love to stay again See full review

  • Christopher C.
  • Aug 1, 2015
Fabulous stay

I would recommend this hotel to everyone. It is beautiful and old! Loved that! Great muffins and... See full review

  • Satisfied Grammy
  • Jul 22, 2015
Henry Roger Wolcott hired John H. Duncan, the same designer who built Grant's Tomb, to build the Wolcott Hotel New York in 1904. The Erlich family purchased the hotel in 1975 and they have been dedicated to its meticulous restoration ever since. Adventurous travelers looking for a comfortable yet elegant home base while they tour New York City will find just what they're looking for at the Wolcott. Rich in history, the hotel is the place where, in 1907, Edith Wharton penned her novel, The Fruit of the Tree, while in residence. As time advanced, celebrities including Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers and Miles Davis also stayed at the Wolcott. French and Renaissance styles, along with ornate stonework, crystal chandeliers, and marble columns adorn the Wolcott.
Location
This grand hotel is located in Manhattan at 4 West 31st Street, between 5th Avenue and Broadway, which is just three blocks away from the Empire State Building, and close to Rockefeller Plaza and Madison Square Garden. Walk a couple of miles to reach Central Park for famous statues, movie spots, the John Lennon Strawberry Fields memorial, and adventure playgrounds where the kids can spend hours frolicking in the Big Apple sunshine.
Highlights
  • 200 guestrooms
  • Conference room
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop and ATM
  • Internet access (fees may apply)
  • Laundry facilities
Policies
Talk to the concierge to help you book theater tickets to surprise your travel partner while you are enjoying your stay.

Some rooms come with a view of the Empire State Building, and you can also ask for a non-smoking or smoking option.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Wolcott Hotel Rooms

2 Twin Single Beds
A great value, clean, comfortable and affordable in New York City room has 2 single beds and in room iron, hair dryer, clock radio, tub shower, soap and shampoo. 270-400 sq.feet.
Jr. Suite
A great value, clean, comfortable and affordable in New York City room has 1 queen bed and in room iron, hair dryer, clock radio, tub shower, soap and shampoo. One room is the sleeping room with a queen bed, then pass through the open arch way into the parlor room with the day bed. Both rooms has TV, telephone, iron, hair dryer, clock radio, tub shower, soap and shampoo, etc. 420-528 sq. ft.
3 Twin Beds
A great value, clean comfortable and affordable in New York City; room has 3 twin beds and in room iron, hair dryer, clock radio tub shower, soap and shampoo. 420 sq feet.
Queen Bed
A great value, clean , comfortable and affordable in New York City room has 1 queen bed and in room iron, hair dryer, clock radio, tub shower, soap and shampoo. 140-400 sq. ft.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

Hotel Map

40.7465 -73.9867
Area served
New York, NY
Nearby airports
JFK Airport
Area description
Empire State Building United Nation

Nearby points of interest

  • Koreatown, Manhattan: 0 mi
  • Empire State Building: 0.1 mi
  • Manhattan Mall: 0.2 mi
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Herald Square: 0.3 mi
  • Morgan Library: 0.3 mi
  • Macys: 0.3 mi
  • Chester A. Arthur Home: 0.3 mi
  • Murray Hill: 0.4 mi
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Museum at FIT: 0.4 mi
  • Penn Station: 0.4 mi
  • Lord & Taylor: 0.4 mi
  • Flatiron Building: 0.4 mi
  • Limelight Marketplace: 0.4 mi
  • Koreatown, Manhattan: 0 mi
  • Empire State Building: 0.1 mi
  • Manhattan Mall: 0.2 mi
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Herald Square: 0.3 mi
  • Morgan Library: 0.3 mi
  • Macys: 0.3 mi
  • Chester A. Arthur Home: 0.3 mi
  • Murray Hill: 0.4 mi
  • Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Museum at FIT: 0.4 mi
  • Penn Station: 0.4 mi
  • Lord & Taylor: 0.4 mi
  • Flatiron Building: 0.4 mi
  • Limelight Marketplace: 0.4 mi
  • Union Square - the Flatiron District: 0.4 mi
  • Hughoneill Dry Goods Store: 0.4 mi
  • NY Public Library: 0.5 mi
  • Flatiron District: 0.5 mi
  • Bryant Park: 0.5 mi
  • School of Visual Arts: 0.5 mi
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site: 0.5 mi
  • Garment District: 0.6 mi
  • National Arts Club: 0.6 mi
  • Grammercy Park: 0.6 mi
  • Bank of America Tower: 0.6 mi
  • The Players: 0.6 mi
  • Condé Nast Building: 0.6 mi
  • Nederlander Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Stephen Sondheim Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Grand Central Station: 0.7 mi
  • New Victory Theater: 0.7 mi
  • Ford Center For The Performing Arts: 0.7 mi
  • American Airlines Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Theater District: 0.7 mi
  • Lower Plaza: 0.7 mi
  • Foxwoods Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • New York Times Building: 0.7 mi
  • Belasco Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • MetLife Building: 0.7 mi
  • Union Square Theatre: 0.7 mi
  • Century Building: 0.7 mi
  • Daily News Building: 0.7 mi
  • Port Authority Bus Terminal: 0.7 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (395)

Ratings and reviews for Wolcott Hotel

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
395 out of 395
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Wolcott Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Allan H.
Couples
Mount Vernon
Aug 13, 2015

A Great Time in the City.

The Hotel Wolcott was an excellent place for the price. It was clean, neat and a pleasant stay. The staff was courteous and helpful. Our stay was restful and enjoyable. I would gladly stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Wolcott Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Nelli B.
Family
Lancaster
Aug 4, 2015

2 night stay

Our stay was for two nights - for the weekend. We had 3 people adn were happy to see that the room we booked Junior double actually had two adjacent rooms: in one there was a sleep in couch and in another the Queen side bed. Was pretty good size for New York, especially the bathroom size. We have stayed before in a 4 star hoter but the bathroom had a rdiculous size, especially the sink that was a size of a shoe box. The only one think we did not lik that there was no toiletrees provided and they did not clean really the bathroom after the first night. However, I wil stay again there considering convinience of having two rooms and a good size of bathroom.Complimentary Coffee and muffins in the morning were nice to.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Wolcott Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NAFEES R.
Family
N/A
Aug 2, 2015

Enjoyable Family Trip

Even though, the rooms were smaller, but overall it was a good experience.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Wolcott Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Christopher C.
Friends
Cortlandt manor
Aug 1, 2015

Great time

Great hotel. Clean rooms i would love to stay again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Wolcott Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
AKUPPER
Family
N/A
Jul 29, 2015

Great centralized location

Great Midtown location from which to explore New York. (Shame about the penny pinching Wi-Fi charging.)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Wolcott Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Leslie C.
Family
seattle
Jul 26, 2015

Noisy

We were awakened every morning by the sound of the hot water running through the pipes. For being on west coast time, this was EXTREMELY early and not a good way to start the day.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Wolcott Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Satisfied Grammy
Couples
EPSOM
Jul 22, 2015

Fabulous stay

I would recommend this hotel to everyone. It is beautiful and old! Loved that! Great muffins and coffee complimentary in the morning. Fantastic service! The staff is the best! Our room was actually 2 rooms! Bathroom small, but who cares when you have such great service and the rest of he room is so large.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Wolcott Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hope A.
Family
N/A
Jul 12, 2015

Terrific Time

It was my elderly mom's first time to NYC and the Wolcott was centrally located to all of the action- cabs, public transportation was easy accessible. During our stay my mom got sick and the staff assisted her while I was out on business. I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Wolcott Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
hokiejay95
Single
Wilmington
Jul 12, 2015

I love NYC!!!

This was my first time in NYC. The Wolcott is conveniently located and the price is great! Rome is a little small however if you are going to NYC you aren't going there to spend it in the room. The room was very clean and comfortable. There are free muffins or coffee in the morning but there is a Dunkin Donuts conveniently located across the street. I will definitely be staying here again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Wolcott Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Claus K.
Business
Dublin
Jul 9, 2015

Cheap budget stay

The Wolcott is an old style hotel with many interesting features. However since Miles Davis stayed here not much has changed. The room was clean and comfortable but a bit of renovation would be nice. Hot water in the bathrooms needs some 5 minutes to appear hot and the pipes are quite noisy. WIFI is not complimentary but $10 per 24h and if you want it for multiple devices you have to purchase for each device. Breakfast is not available at all but therefor free coffee and muffins are provided in the lobby from 6am. Staff was very friendly and provided a late-check-out for free and I could leave my luggage with them for another few hours before I had to take my the shuttle to the airport which could be booked for reasonable $30 in the reception. If you are not looking for a romantic weekend stay but rather for a budget hotel in midtown this is perfect.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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