$180 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Nov 20, 2014 Check-out: Nov 23, 2014

Wolcott Hotel

3 stars
4 West 31st Street, New York, NY 10001
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
356 reviews
Fantastic hotel at a great location

It couldn't be any better! We came in early, but they were able to give us a room immediately. No... See full review

  • nickskull
  • Jul 22, 2014
Great location!

Excellent staff, great view of Empire State building, I will stay at Wolcott Hotel again! See full review

  • Johnny Lyric
  • Jul 14, 2014
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.
Key facts
  • 200 guestrooms
  • Conference room
  • Concierge
  • Gift shop and ATM
  • Internet access (fees may apply)
  • Laundry facilities
Neighborhood
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.
Hints and tips
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.

Hotel Map

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

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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

Nearby points of interest

  • Koreatown, Manhattan: 0 mi
  • The King's College: 0.1 mi
  • Manhattan Mall: 0.2 mi
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Herald Square: 0.3 mi
  • Pierpont 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
  • The King's College: 0.1 mi
  • Manhattan Mall: 0.2 mi
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts: 0.3 mi
  • Herald Square: 0.3 mi
  • Pierpont 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
  • Madison Square Garden: 0.5 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

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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 (356)

Ratings and reviews for Wolcott Hotel

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
356 out of 356
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Johnny Lyric
NJ
Jul 14, 2014

Great location!

Excellent staff, great view of Empire State building, I will stay at Wolcott Hotel again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
andreals
Business
UK
Oct 4, 2013

Good value

Rooms fine just very dark lighting. My room had a double room and a separate single room or lounge. Clean, facilities fine, good location for Penn train station and getting about. Muffins for breakfast a welcome touch. No free wifi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
BOUDICA
Business
San Francisco, CA, USA
Oct 4, 2013

New York Trip

The front desk gentleman was less than friendly when we checked in and became surly with my husband from start to finish - we did not need this after a 5 hour flight. This is our 6th time staying at the hotel and have always had a good experience, but a few times it's been dicey with front desk personnel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Great location to everything which is the reason why we keep returning to this hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LucyLocketMacc
Business
Macclesfield
Oct 2, 2013

Great location, excellent value

Wonderful stay in NY. Hotel is in a great location for 5th Ave, Empire State and all the main attractions. Very good value for money. Free muffin & coffee for breakfast was a welcome bonus.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the FREE Statten Island ferry to see the Statue of Liberty.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
M Versy
Business
Edinburgh Scotland
Sep 29, 2013

You get what you pay for....

Had a fantastic stay at the Wolcott Hotel... Clean, basic but all that is required for a trip to NY. Staff very helpful....Would definately return...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Went to Coney Island, the cost for a day trip (54 dollars). Concierge Desk informed us that you could travel on the subway for around 6 dollars (return)...About an hours journey, but well worth the 6 dollars..Thanks to the lovely Camilla...

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
CMARC
Business
Hollywood, Fl
Sep 26, 2013

Wolcott Hotel

Have always wanted to stay in an art deco- early 1940 hotel, and this fit the criteria. Lobby was ornate, great morning muffins ( free) and coffee. Concierge staff available 90% of the day, which was great. The rooms are small, but very clean. The bathrooms are nice size....Towels were fresh every day and the room was cleaned daily

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

take 5th avenue or Broadway to anywhere you want to go. take subway...buy the $9.00 metro pass, will get you around for 2 -3 days...

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sarah n Lou
Business
Kent
Sep 26, 2013

No wifi

The hotel was old but clean. The staff was very helpful land friendly. Location was good. Really the only downer was we were told it had free wifi. When we checked in iwe were informed it was $5 for 30 minutes. Very expensive :-(

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Book your tickets for the main attractions before you go. We saved quite a bit doing so.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The Edmonds
Business
North Yorkshire
Sep 21, 2013

Fabulous position

The location is excellent, within walking distance of most of the tourist spots and only one block from Empire State Building, so if you are in a room at the front of your hotel thats the view you get. Room was spacious by New York standards the only recommendation I would make to hotel is to have a choice of drinks at breakfast and also offer other snacks as a muffin is not to everyones taste. The staff were really helpful and courteous.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Book a meal at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square, the food is average but you are 48 floors up and the restaurant revolves so you get spectacular views especially at sunset, pricey but nice.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Glasgae
Business
Glasgow, Scotland
Sep 19, 2013

Wolcott Hotel

Hotel was in the perfect location for a first time visit. The hotel is aged but the room was a good size, clean and the bed very comfortable. Staff on the most part were helpful and friendly. Ice machine available to keep your drinks cool, morning muffin and coffee was delicious and there was no charge for leaving our baggage on the last day once we had checked out. Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Wolcott Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ksko
Business
Troy, Micigan
Sep 12, 2013

Great staff!!

The staff treated me very well and I enjoyed my stay there. It was only 3 blocks from the Empire State Building and Macy's and a short walk to Times Sq. or a $5.50 cab fare. The manager gave me excellent advice on how to get to Brooklyn which saved me a ton of money. Overall a very pleasant stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

If you like steak Keen's Steak House is a short walk away, and if you like Sushi, Sushi Yasuda has the best I have ever had. Reservation is a must.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Poshacouse
Business
Chester, UK
Sep 5, 2013

Very convenient for Time Square

Gorgeous reception, chandeliers and columns. Rooms spacious and very clean. Staff friendly, not gushing 10-15 mins walk to Time Square. Penn station 3 mins away Flatiron building literally at end of the road. Staff happy to book trips and arrange Airport return shuttle We really enjoyed our stay. Breakfast, not great but nevertheless a bonus. Would recommend and would return there

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Marriot Hotel, View dining room, on 48th floor, wonderful dining experience in rotating restaurant. Buffet dinner only $37 incl deserts and cheese. Fantastic.

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