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Wellington Hotel

3 stars
871 Seventh Ave. @ 55th St., 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
1,394 reviews
perfect location, clean..

what a perfect location, bit dated, however clean, great staff...good internet. See full review

  • Okanjo mike
  • Oct 14, 2014
family trip

As we were checking in a young lady by the name of Caroline said that she was going to find us a... See full review

  • GB nanny
  • Aug 24, 2014
Radiating history from its walls, the Wellington Hotel New York?built in 1901?stands apart from the fast pace of modern city life surrounding it. The plush lobby is decked out in rich tones and intricate murals, while focal chandeliers give the interiors a classical ambience.  If you are here on business, the hotel?s central location and 24-hour business center will cater to your every need. Midtown Manhattan is full of excellent restaurants; gourmets would do well to try the Wellington?s delicious plates of Greek mezze at the Molyvos restaurant, or the Park Cafe's informal all-day dining options.
Key facts
  • 700 guestrooms
  • Two restaurants: Molyvos and Park Cafe
  • 24-hour business center
  • Gift shop
  • Hair salon
  • Multilingual staff
Neighborhood

With Central Park just three blocks away, the Wellington places guests close to a welcoming green space featuring a wide range of activities, including roller skating and boating, on the calm waters of the lake. Every type of cuisine is represented in this neighborhood, with area favorites ranging from Ray’s Pizza on Broadway to The Russian Tea Room on West 57th Street, where visitors can choose from more than 40 types of vodka, or book the facility for a classical afternoon tea. Retail therapy can be found inside the designer stores of 5th Avenue or the dependable establishment of Bloomingdale’s, which combines major lines and fresh labels.

Hints and tips
Some of the rooms have kitchenettes-perfect for hot snacks and downtime after a long day. If you're visiting in November or December, stock up on gifts and Christmas decorations at the Wellington's Christmas Cottage store.

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

Wellington Hotel Rooms

Standard Double -Double
Standard Room with Two Double Beds accommodates a maximum of two people and features flat screen TV with Pay Per View movies, Clock Radio, Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board. High speed wireless internet access is available for a modest fee. Note: a third person cannot be accommodated
Deluxe Double-Double
Deluxe Room with Two Double Beds accommodates a maximum of four people and features flat screen TV with Pay Per View movies, Clock Radio, Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board. High speed wireless internet access is available for a modest fee.
Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite
Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite with two double beds accommodates a maximum of four people and features two flat screen TVs with Pay Per View movies, Clock Radio, Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board, one bathroom; refrigerator and microwave (no utensils). High speed wireless internet access is available for a modest fee.
Standard Room with One Double Bed
Standard Room with One Double Bed accommodates one or two people and features flat screen TV with Pay Per View movies, Clock Radio, Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board. High speed wireless internet access is available for a modest fee.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Internet
WiFi

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Hotel Map

40.7644 -73.9807
Area served
New York, Manhattan
Nearby airports
J.F.K., LaGuardia, and Newark airports
Area description
Centrally located in Midtown Manhattan, the Wellington Hotel is steps to Carnegie Hall, City Center, Central Park and Broadway, New York's celebrated Theatre District. Fifth Avenue Shopping, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Lincoln Center, Times Square and the Museum of Radio and Television are within easy walking distance. Equally accessible are the United Nations, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden and the Jacob K. Javitis Convention Center. Fortune 500 headquarters and many corporate offices are nearby as are a variety of fine dining and world famous restaurants. Public Transportation is at our door and can take you in minutes to the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, South Street Seaport, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Natural History, Intrepid Air and Space Museum and Yankee and Shea Stadiums

Nearby points of interest

  • CitySpire Center: 0.1 mi
  • Carnegie Hall: 0.1 mi
  • Rose Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Tuscan Square: 0.1 mi
  • 57th Street: 0.1 mi
  • Municipal Art Society: 0.1 mi
  • Roseland: 0.2 mi
  • Equitable Center: 0.2 mi
  • New Amsterdam Theater: 0.2 mi
  • August Wilson Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Arts and Design: 0.2 mi
  • American Craft Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of American Folk Art: 0.2 mi
  • CBS Building: 0.2 mi
  • Winter Garden Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • CitySpire Center: 0.1 mi
  • Carnegie Hall: 0.1 mi
  • Rose Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Tuscan Square: 0.1 mi
  • 57th Street: 0.1 mi
  • Municipal Art Society: 0.1 mi
  • Roseland: 0.2 mi
  • Equitable Center: 0.2 mi
  • New Amsterdam Theater: 0.2 mi
  • August Wilson Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Arts and Design: 0.2 mi
  • American Craft Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of American Folk Art: 0.2 mi
  • CBS Building: 0.2 mi
  • Winter Garden Theatre: 0.2 mi
  • Paine Webber Art Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Gershwin Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Circle in the Square Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Columbus Circle mall: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Television and Radio: 0.3 mi
  • Ambassador Theatre: 0.3 mi
  • Taipei Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • Time Warner Center: 0.3 mi
  • Henri Bendel: 0.3 mi
  • Radio City Music Hall: 0.3 mi
  • University Club: 0.3 mi
  • Victorian Gardens, Central Park: 0.3 mi
  • Museum of Modern Art (MOMA): 0.3 mi
  • Broadway: 0.3 mi
  • Bergdorf Goodman: 0.3 mi
  • Lincoln Center: 0.4 mi
  • Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Trump Tower: 0.4 mi
  • Walter Kerr Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Cort Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • New York Institute of Technology: 0.4 mi
  • Studio 54: 0.4 mi
  • GE Building: 0.4 mi
  • Marquis Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Longacre Theatre: 0.4 mi
  • Worldwide Plaza: 0.4 mi
  • FAO Schwarz: 0.4 mi
  • Paley Park: 0.4 mi
  • Rockefeller Center: 0.4 mi
  • Takashimaya: 0.4 mi

Dining

Park Cafe
A traditional New York coffee shop,The Park Cafe, which has been welcoming guests for more than 25 years, was recently renovated. Breakfast is served every day beginning at 6:00am. You can also enjoy lunch, dinner and after-theater dining until 1:00am.
Molyvos
Enjoy award winning Mediterranean cuisine at Molyvos. From noon Monday to Friday traditional Greek dishes and grilled fish specialties are served. Saturday and Sunday also offers brunch from 11:00am. Molyvos is located in the lobby.

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 (1394)

Ratings and reviews for Wellington Hotel

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
1394 out of 1394
Amenities:
3.1
Room cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.8

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Wellington Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Kim and Bailey
Business
Phoenix, AZ
Aug 23, 2009

OK for the price

We saw a broadway show, went to central park, and shopped at Macy's and Times Square. The hotel is right by the subway entrance and 4 blocks to central park and 4 blocks to the broad way show and times square. It was just me and my daughter and I felt very safe at the hotel. Staff was friendly, room could have been cleaner, but wasn't too bad. Room was actually bigger than Paramount Hotel, but still a small room.

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

Business

Review of Wellington Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jojorunner
Business
Grand Blanc, Michigan
Aug 21, 2009

Not too bad

We loved staying in midtown Manhattan. But the beds were so uncomfortable (like a board) that I would probably not stay at this hotel again. We had two double beds separated by a wall and had two bathrooms. Everything else was fine but the beds.

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

Business

Review of Wellington Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mandy H.
Business
Clermont, Fl
Aug 18, 2009

Excellent location

Only a few minutes walk to Central Park and Time Square, Subway also on the doorstep. Excellent location, wouldn't hesitate to stay there again. The staff couldn't have been nicer, the rooms a little "old" but hey we only slept there.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

City Pass is the best value to see the sights and skip the long wait in line.

Review of Wellington Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Palmetto, FL
Aug 18, 2009

Good value, helpful staff

The staff was friendly, it was close to a subway station, we were upgraded to a suite at no charge, but the bed was like sleeping on a table. There is a coffee shop (always crowded) and a Greek restaurant attached, and it is near small restaurants for breakfast. Overall, a good value in a city where these are few and far between.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Lots of places to eat within reasonable walking distance.

Review of Wellington Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Used to better accommodations
Business
Ontario, Canada
Aug 17, 2009

Wellington too old

The Wellington badly needs updating; taps old and hard to turn, no vanity in bathroom. If you are going to NYC, the hotel is part of the experience. Spend the little extra cash it will take to have a better hotel. There are no fitted sheets on bed; not enough towels or shampoo, etc. One fork, two plates in Family Suite! When asked, staff comes quickly with what you need, but why must you ask. Only good thing was that staff was friendly and helpful.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Buy a subway pass. We wasted time on a city bus. We bought a hop on hop off tour bus ticket the first day and saw the NYC at night; took the downtown tour which gave us our bearings. The pass was $54. You wouldn't need it the second time to NYC. Street vendors start high with price but come down to about 50 - 75% less. Canal Street is no cheaper than the street vendors for purses and can be scary as you have to follow a scouter down basement steps or get into a van where doors are locked. We were confident from others' comments that this was safe but in retrospect would not bother doing it again. There is a free Staten Island ferry that takes you out to the Statue of Liberty but you need to get tickets well in advance. Most of the T.V. shows we tried to get into don't tape over the summer. The city smells, is always crowded and noisey at night. It probably appeals to the 20 to 40 crowd more. We didn't go to bars. The Broadway show, Chicago, was a highlight, but the Bodies Exhibition, while exceptional, would not appeal to kids or most people who were not in the medical field. For those, it would be amazing.

Review of Wellington Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mother & Daughter Team
Business
Ohio
Aug 17, 2009

New York City

The Hotel is old so there isn't much space in the bathroom to spread out your personal items. No fan in the bathroom. We could hear the people in the hall and the next rooms. Wish we were closer to Time Square. I would not reccomend this Hotel.

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

Business

Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

Take subways......cheap.

Review of Wellington Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
rjpencil
Business
Bloomfield Hills MI
Aug 17, 2009

Cost vs quality

To all the complainers: you can't get great quality at a cheap price. Capitalism doesn't work that way. Our room was fine (small), kept clean, and the staff was very accomodating, but most importantly, the location was fantastic. For a bigger room, you can double the price and stay across the street, but your location doesn't change. But, if you came to see NYC, you won't be in your room much, so the room size is somewhat irrelevant. And if you're seeing the city, this is the perfect spot: Times Square an easy 10 block walk, Central Park 2 blocks, MOMA, Carnegie Hall even closer; anything further, the subway is literally 10 steps from the 55th St. entrance to the hotel. The hotel was a great value. If you're into quality, you won't get great value. PS TGI Fridays at Times Square, meals START at $18.99. Avoid at all costs. I can't figure out why anyone would eat there.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Junior's at Times Square...fabulous! Not high-end food, just good, reasonably priced (for Times Square) meal.

Review of Wellington Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The Wolffs
Business
Hampton, VA
Aug 16, 2009

Great hotel/location for the price!!

First time in NYC; hotel has a great location next to Central Park and several pubs. Walk to Times Square, Empire State Building, Macy's... room was small, but clean and everything worked. Hotel staff were very friendly and informative.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Stop at PJ Carney's across the street toward the park; great atmosphere and their Long Island Iced Teas can't be beat!!

Review of Wellington Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Norwich, UK
Aug 13, 2009

Great location and value for money

The hotel was great value and so we were surprised to find how central the location was. It was right on 7th Ave 5 minutes from central park and 5 minutes from times square. The rockafeller centre was just round the corner and it was next to a subway that takes you straight to battery park for the liberty island ferry. The room was clean and well furnished even if the air con was a little noisy. The staff were friendly and helpful. We would book here again next time in New York, and have recommended it to others.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

The city tour buses are rather pricey and slow in traffic. You can see the same things with a couple of subway trips (get a fun pass 12hrs for $8) and a bit of easy walking. This way you see the sights and get a feel for the people on the way. Also the Empire state building can have queues of up to 2hrs so go early or late to avoid these.

Review of Wellington Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
apimark
Business
New York
Aug 12, 2009

great family get away

great location walking distance 10 min. to Time Square, Broadway Shows, and Centeral Park. Subway stop next to hotel. Double decker bus stop 1 block up. Nice deli (Fluffy's)nearby.

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

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

plenty of activity with in short distance

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