Wellington Hotel in New York City Review

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On my recent trip to New York City, I was lucky enough to be sponsored by the Wellington Hotel to review their accommodations.

I must say for it being my first sponsored hotel review in New York City I felt like I hit the jackpot…

This hotel was equipped with a valet, bellhops, a 24-hour reception desk and much more!! 

Wellington Hotel in New York City Review

Location: 871 Seventh Avenue at 55th Street New York, NY 10019

  • Check-In: 4pm
  • Check Out: 12pm

The location of the Wellington Hotel was perfect.

A 10-minute walk to Times Square, 5-minute walk to Rockefeller Center, and a 10-minute walk to Central Park.

Located in Midtown, it’s at the center of so many attractions, shops, eateries and more!

We were able to walk most of the places we adventured out to, right from the hotel!!

Lobby: 

The lobby decor reminded me of one of something you would have seen in old movies like Breakfast at Tiffany’s or An Affair to Remember. I loved it!

Wellington Hotel. Lobby Chandelier. Vivacious Views

Lavish in detail and welcoming in its vintage New York City style. Oversized tan leather chairs, an enormous chandelier hanging from the ceiling and a marble fireplace that took you back in time.

Wellington Hotel. Vivacious Views

Wellington Hotel. Reception. Vivacious Views

If you weren’t whisked away to New York in its earlier year by the lobby the elevators showed how old this New York institution is.

Wellington Hotel. Elevator. Vivacious Views

I’m actually standing against the wall for this picture…I would say the two elevators in the lobby could hold maybe 5-6 people at a time…that’s probably pushing it. Very small elevators.

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The Room:

We stayed on the 21st floor in room 2138 in a Standard King room that included a king size bed, with a

Wellington Hotel. King Room. Vivacious Views

small nightstand on the left, and a writing desk with an office chair on the right.

Wellington Hotel. Desk Vivacious Views

Atop the desk sat a phone, notepad and pen, and a detailed menu for room service.

The closet and dresser space was enough storage room for 1-2 people max and suited us just fine.

The closet housed an iron and iron board, a luggage rack and 3-4 hangers.

Wellington Hotel. Closet. Vivacious Views

There was also a small safe located on the shelf which we had issues with and had to call security to come reset.

The Wellington Hotel staff was extremely polite about the situation but it did take almost 30 minutes for them to fix the issue before we could put our valuables inside and head out on the town.

Wellington Hotel. Dresser. Vivacious Views

The dresser was located on the left foot of the bed and had 3 drawers with an alarm clock and a box of tissues sitting on top.

Wellington Hotel. TV & Dresser. Vivacious Views

The flat screen TV had local channels as well as on-demand movies.

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Bathroom/Shower:

The room was equipped with a full bath/shower combo and the water pressure was fantastic, especially after an 11-hour drive to New York City! There was a marble shelf that ran along the bottom of the mirror perfect for placing your toiletries while doing your make-up, shaving, etc…

Wellington Hotel. Bathroom. Vivacious Views

A hairdryer is available in all the rooms…and notice the “Save Our Planet” card underneath the hairdryer?!

Wellington Hotel. Hairdryer. Vivacious Views

Wellington Hotel. Save Our Planet. Vivacious Views

Several of the hotels and resorts I have stayed at use these “Save Our Planet” Cards in the rooms and I think it’s great.

Basically, if you haven’t used the towels or you plan to re-use the towel you only used to dry your hair or your only staying two nights so you plan to use the same towel again, you can put your towel on the rack and housekeeping won’t pick it up.

If you leave the towels on the floor housekeeping will pick them up and leave a new set, which can be a huge unnecessary waste of water.

It’s the small things that help save our planet!! #LiveEcoFriendly

The toiletries in the room included shampoo, conditioner, lotion and hand soap. Very bland, typical hotel toiletry smell. I always travel with my own travel-sized toiletries. I like the smell of mine and I only use bath and body works soap and lotion!! (who remembers that cucumber melon scent from back in the day?!)

Wellington Hotel. Toiletries. Vivacious Views

Window Views:

The view from the room was amazing!

I almost didn’t realize it was Times Square we were staring at!!

Wellington Hotel. Times Square View. Vivacious Views

Out the window and to the left Rockefeller Center towered over us…

Wellington Hotel. Rockefeller Center View. Vivacious Views

Which was amazing to see, seeing how our 2nd day in the city we went to the Top of the Rock.

It was my first time going at night and the views were stunning!!

There are views to the other side of the Wellington Hotel featuring Central Park…which I imagine are beautiful as well!

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Dining Options:

Room Service is available 24 hours a day for a fee.

The Park Cafe is open 6 am to 2 am but I still went across the street to the Starbucks to get my caramel macchiato fix!

Molyvos Greek Restaurant is open from 12 noon to 11 pm and I’ve read the food is absolutely delicious…

comment below if you’ve eaten there before and let us know how it is!!

Wellington Hotel Additional Info Not Mentioned Above Include:

  • Valet Parking – $35 for 24 hours /$45 for SUV & Crossover Vehicles
  • Dry-cleaning Services
  • 24-hour Business Center
  • Reception Desk Available 24 hours/day.
  • Concierge Desk: Monday – Saturday: 8am – 8pm, Sunday: 8am – 6pm
  • On-Site Gift Shop
  • Wi-Fi (free when booking directly through hotel site)
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Complimentary safe-deposit boxes are available.

*Note: 

There is a refundable deposit of $100 if you are paying with a debit/credit card or $200 if you are paying cash. This covers any incidental charges.

At checkout, the deposit is credited to your card or refunded, if you paid cash. I used my debit card for the $100 deposit and it was back in my bank account within 2 hours of check out! It does state on the Wellington Hotel site that some banks could take several weeks. 

Concerns & Complaints

I only had two complaints during our stay…

1-The room temperature was warm and by the time we realized we didn’t have air conditioning in the room we had already settled in. It shocked me to think any hotels wouldn’t have air conditioning but I did find out that the upper levels did not. We chose to stay in our room with the window cracked. In April it wasn’t too bad but it did get a little warm while I was getting dressed so I would recommend during check-in asking for a room with air conditioning or bringing a small fan if possible.

2- The in-room safe was a 30-minute inconvenience, especially since I was starving, but the staff was extremely friendly while handling both issues.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and would definitely recommend the Wellington Hotel if you’re planning a trip to New York City in the near future.

Be sure to check out the Wellington Hotel official website for amazing deals all year-long!!

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Enjoy Your Journey to the Big Apple!!

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I received compensation in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

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