So let me preface my comments by clarifying that staying at the Waldorf Astoria is an experience just as much as it is a place to stay for the night. It really is an exquisite hotel with so much character and old charm that we don't see in most hotels today. There's a personal touch to most everything and the Sunday brunch is not to be missed!
With that said, we were visiting friends downtown and decided to stay at the Waldorf not really putting much thought into staying as a family with 3 kiddos. We took a suite to be sure we had enough space, although significantly more expensive, it was worth it.
What struck me though and was a bit off-putting was how unfriendly folks were to children- my girls are well behaved and polite by all means but they are children! There should be a sign up that says, "FOR FUNSUCKERS ONLY!" or "NO FUN ALLOWED ON PREMISES!". Okay, but I'm not exaggerating! It was really that bad.
So, overall a very different experience as a couple verses as a family. Important for folks to know and consider! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Waldorf Astoria New York is temporarily closed while undergoing a complete renovation and restoration. It is planned to reopen in 2019/2020. Waldorf Astoria New York will feature restored historic public and event spaces along with luxury condominiums and guest rooms and suites that will set a new standard for luxury and service in New York. ---- New York’s grandest landmark hotel, the city's first sky-scraper hotel opened on October 31, 1931, and is still delighting visitors with its elegant Art Deco accommodations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astoria Waldorf
- New York Waldorf
- Waldorf Historia
- Waldorf New York
- Hotel Waldorf New York
- Waldorf Astoria Hotel New York
- Astoria New Waldorf York