Hotel Wales  3 stars

1295 Madison Avenue, New York, United States, 10128  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This small, classic hotel is located in the Carnegie Hill neighborhood has excellent free continental breakfasts and a laid-back atmosphere. Critics felt that there weren't any first-class amenities such as turndown service or good newspapers. The rooms aren't anything special and the service varies from exceptional to bad.

Verified Reviews:

  • Breakfast was quite good - Gym is not much to speak of - Lovely room
  • Comfortable bed - Short walk to central park - Hope to come back next year
  • Roof top terrace was great - Surronding area was very plush - Room was slightly on the small side
  • I strongly recommend it - Breakfasts are very basic - Suites are lovely and allow for a relaxing stay
  • Showers don't work - Comfortable beds - Furniture was scratched and damaged

Overview

The Hotel Wales is Manhattan boutique hotel is situated on the Upper East side in a classic historical building, surrounded by shops, great restaurants, New York’s best museums, businesses, central park and more.

Hotel offers 89 supremely comfortable rooms with work space, deluxe furnishings, luxurious beds and bedding.

For dining in hotel available two best in area restaurants.Room service is also available.

Hotel has an own fitness centre.

Number of rooms   89.

City Center New York - 5.6 mi
Airports La Guardia (LGA) - 4.4 mi, Teterboro (TEB) - 7.1 mi
Train Stations Grand Central Station - 2.5 mi, Penn Station - 3.1 mi
Underground stations 96th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) - 1700 ft, 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line) - 2000 ft
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Sarabeth's East (Cuisine: American, Bakery) - 100 ft, Island (Cuisine: American) - 100 ft

Rooms

Room options: classic guestrooms, corner Madison suite, Carnegie hill suite, one or two bedroom penthouse, premium suit.

Hotel apartments have luxurious beds and linens, new flat screen TVs, spacious and sparkling bathroom, work area and much more.

Guest can enjoy Central park view.

Rooms feature full or queen size beds and an array of luxury amenities, such as luxurious Belgian cotton linens, 100% goose down duvets and pillows, in-room safes, plush terrycloth bath robes, gilchrist & soames bath products, complimentary bottled water upon arrival, clock radios, fresh cut flowers in suites, wired & wireless high-speed internet access, IP duel line phones with voice mail, two TVs with premium cable, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, room service, daily housekeeping.

Dining options

Hotel has two restaurants.

Restaurant Sarabeth's serving breakfast, lunch, dinner daily and Sunday brunch.

Guest can have salads, sandwiches, burgers, and specialties such as chicken potpie, penne with goat cheese,

grilled tuna for lunch, smoked salmon potato pancake, crab cake, grilled white asparagus with figs,

grilled duck breast, pistachio-coated halibut, steak, lamb for diner.

Italian restaurant Paola’s serve traditional and innovative Italian dishes such as antipasti, ravioli, robusta pasta and secondi menus.

Juici Naam – juice bar, serving fruit and vegetable juices and health food for breakfast and lunch.

In cafe guests can have espresso drinks, pastries, desserts and ice cream.

A continental breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Work

Hotel is ideal for conferences, depositions, gatherings and executive board meetings in New York City.

Second floor Carnegie Lounge is hotel largest event space perfect for private, social events or large meetings.

Hotel Wales also offers three equipped with the latest technology meetings rooms.

For outdoor parties and small social events available superb Rooftop Terrace.

Leisure

To allow guests stay fit hotel offers fitness centre with Yoga classes every Monday.

Guests can also enjoy several gyms, yoga and studios nearby hotel.

Additional features

24-hour front desk, air-conditioned public areas, banquet facilities, business centre, business services, complimentary newspapers in lobby, concierge services, daily housekeeping, dry cleaning/laundry service, electronic/magnetic keys, elevator/lift, fitness facilities, in-room childcare (surcharge), in-room massage available, in-room safe, internet access – wireless, laundry facilities, limo or town car service available, multilingual staff, multiple conference/meeting rooms, multiple small meeting rooms, non-smoking only, parking (surcharge),pets accepted, pool table, porter/bellhop, premium television channel(s), refrigerator (on request), rooftop terrace, room service, secretarial services, security guard, shoe shine, valet parking, wheelchair accessible.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 52 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
Room view
  • City view
  • Park view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Terrace
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Living room
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Grab bars in bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Stove
  • Bottled water
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Bedroom
  • Sofa bed
Media
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV
  • Voice mail
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • iHome

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 25 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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Room options: classic guestrooms, corner Madison suite, Carnegie hill suite, one or two bedroom penthouse, premium suit.

Hotel apartments have luxurious beds and linens, new flat screen TVs, spacious and sparkling bathroom, work area and much more.

Guest can enjoy Central park view.

Rooms feature full or queen size beds and an array of luxury amenities, such as luxurious Belgian cotton linens, 100% goose down duvets and pillows, in-room safes, plush terrycloth bath robes, gilchrist & soames bath products, complimentary bottled water upon arrival, clock radios, fresh cut flowers in suites, wired & wireless high-speed internet access, IP duel line phones with voice mail, two TVs with premium cable, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, room service, daily housekeeping.

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Classic New York City accommodation displays rich, soothing earth tones – imparting a tranquil ambiance and classic sophistication with turn-of-the-century design. The room features a Double bed, work area with work desk and sparkling bathroom with contemporary facilities.

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    Classic New York City accommodation displays rich, soothing earth tones – imparting a tranquil ambiance and classic sophistication with turn-of-the-century design. The room features a Queen size bed, work area with work desk and sparkling bathroom with contemporary facilities.

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      Classic New York City accommodation displays rich, soothing earth tones. The room features a King size bed, work area, separate living area and sparkling bathroom with contemporary facilities. The windows open on incredible Central Park view.

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        Classic New York City accommodation displays rich, soothing earth tones. The room features a King size bed, work area, separate living area and sparkling bathroom with contemporary facilities. The windows open on incredible city views.

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          Junior Suite displaying rich soothing earth tones features a King size bed, work area, separate living area and sparkling bathroom with contemporary facilities.

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          Bed type: Double Bed or Twin Beds or King Size Bed

          Classic room imparting a tranquil ambiance and classic sophistication with turn-of-the-century design features two Twin beds, work area and sparkling bathroom with contemporary facilities.

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              Classic Suite displaying rich, soothing earth tones features a Queen size bed, work area, separate living area with pull-out sofa, separate fully equipped kitchenette and sparkling bathroom with contemporary facilities.

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                  Bed type: Queen Size Bed or King Size Bed or Double Bed

                  Classic Suite imparting a tranquil ambiance and classic sophistication with turn-of-the-century design features two Double beds, work area, separate living area with sofa bed and sparkling bathroom with contemporary facilities.

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                    Luxury Penthouse displaying rich soothing earth tones features a King size bed, work area, separate living area with sofa bed, fully equipped kitchenette and sparkling bathroom with contemporary facilities.

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                    Classic room with rich soothing earth tones features a Queen size bed, a cozy sitting area and sparkling bathroom with contemporary facilities.

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                    Classic corner Suite displaying rich, soothing earth tones features a King size bed, work area, separate living area with pull-out sofa and sparkling bathroom with contemporary facilities. The windows open on incredible Madison Avenue views.

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                      Hotel Wales LocationWhat's nearby

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                      What's nearby

                      What's nearby.

                      Hotel Wales is conveniently situated near a number of famous New York attractions such as Fifth Avenue's museum mile, Central park, Madison Avenue shopping, the Metropolitan museum of art, the Cooper-Hewitt museum (a Smithsonian), the Guggenheim, Apollo Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Centre, Rockefeller Centre, Radio City Music Hall, Times square, the Empire State Building and Grand Central Terminal.

                      They all just a short train or bus ride away.

                      Tourist attractions
                      • Upper East Side
                        1000 ft
                      • Chinatown
                        1400 ft
                      Museums
                      • Cooper Hewitt Design Museum
                        400 ft
                      • Jewish Museum
                        400 ft
                      • National Academy of Design
                        700 ft
                      • Guggenheim Museum New York
                        1000 ft
                      • Solomon R Guggenheim Museum
                        1000 ft
                      • Shar Lawrence Fine Art Inc
                        1400 ft
                      • Serge Sabarsky Foundation
                        1700 ft
                      • The Pratt Mansions
                        2300 ft
                      • Metropolitan Museum of Art
                        2700 ft
                      • New York City Museum
                        2700 ft
                      • 3000 ft
                      • C and M Arts
                        3700 ft
                      Universities, Institutes
                      • American College-Acupuncture
                        2000 ft
                      • NY Psychoanalytic Institute
                        3300 ft
                      Medical care and Hospitals
                      • Mount Sinai Hospital
                        2000 ft
                      • Metropolitan Hospital Center
                        3000 ft
                      Underground stations
                      • 96th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
                        1400 ft
                      • 86th Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
                        1700 ft
                      • 103rd Street (IRT Lexington Avenue Line)
                        3000 ft
                      • 96th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
                        3300 ft

                      Local Attractions

                      • Central Park
                        1.4 mi
                        59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York City
                      • American Museum of Natural History
                        5100 ft
                        79th Street and Central Park West, New York City
                      • Rose Center for Earth and Space
                        5200 ft
                        American Museum of Natural History, New York City
                      • New-York Historical Society
                        1.0 mi
                        170 Central Park West, New York City
                      • Upper West Side
                        1.1 mi
                        Columbus and Amsterdam Ave.s, New York City

                      Near the hotel

                      • The Jewish Museum
                        500 ft
                        1109 Fifth Avenue, New York City
                      • Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
                        600 ft
                        2 E 91st Street, New York City
                      • National Academy of Design Museum
                        900 ft
                        1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street, New York City
                      • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
                        1200 ft
                        1071 Fifth Ave. at 89th St., New York City
                      • Metropolitan Museum of Art
                        2900 ft
                        1000 Fifth AvenueA, New York City
                      • Neue Galerie New York
                        1900 ft
                        1048 Fifth Avenue, New York City
                      • Park Avenue
                        2100 ft
                        Manhattan, New York City

                      Restaurants Nearby

                      • Sarabeth's East

                        75% likes this, based on 138 reviews
                        Cuisine: American, Bakery
                        Price Range: USD 16 - USD 41

                        100 ft
                        1295 Madison Avenue (Hotel Wales)

                        Phone: 212 410 7335

                      • Island

                        71% likes this, based on 44 reviews
                        Cuisine: American
                        Price Range: USD 36 - USD 36

                        100 ft
                        1305 Madison Ave

                        Phone: (212) 996-1200

                      • Pascalou

                        64% likes this, based on 55 reviews
                        Cuisine: French
                        Price Range: USD 32 - USD 41

                        100 ft
                        1308 Madison Ave

                        Phone: 212-534-7522

                      • Vico Madison Avenue Ristorante

                        60% likes this, based on 29 reviews
                        Cuisine: Italian
                        Price Range: USD 2 - USD 82

                        100 ft
                        1302 Madison Ave

                        Phone: 212-876-2222

                      • Le Paris Bistrot

                        72% likes this, based on 70 reviews
                        Cuisine: French
                        Price Range: USD 30 - USD 80

                        200 ft
                        1312 Madison Ave

                        Phone: 212-289-0997

                      Getting there.

                      The closest airports to Hotel Wales are:

                      New York (LaGuardia) - 7.2km

                      Newark (Liberty Intl.) - 21.4km

                      New York (John F. Kennedy Intl.) - 21.4km

                      From airports can get to hotel by subway, bus, taxi or limousine.

                      Getting around.

                      Subway lines and bus stop just in walking distance from hotel.

                      Taxi service - 24 hours

                      Hotel Wales Reviews

                      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Wales

                      Average guest rating

                      7.0
                      out of 10
                      Very good
                      Based on 77 reviews

                      Rating by category:

                      Location
                      8.3
                      Rooms
                      6.3
                      Service
                      6.4
                      Value
                      6.9
                      Dining
                      6.2

                      Individual guest reviews

                      • Couple

                        We liked the espresso machine/ cofffee/ tea being avail at all hours. Breakfast was nice.

                        We stayed on the 9 th floor and the elevator was virtually non existent due to construction on the rooftop? Front desk staff was not as friendly as hotel 373 where we stayed the following for the same amount of comfort and a better price and locale.

                        • Average rating
                          6.2
                      • Older travelers

                        Close to sub way and central park

                        Broken sofa bed and closet door had no closing latch we moved from one suite with a loose toilet and no privacy wall between living room and bed room. moved to a great suite with bath room between rooms

                        • Average rating
                          9.6
                      • Older travelers

                        Calm quiet atmosphere away from the bustle of downtown. Residential locality

                        Lack of air conditioning could be a problem when it gets really hot.

                        • Average rating
                          7.4
                      • Older travelers

                        The location was perfect for our plans. Close to the subway and bus. Great access to Central Park and museums. Beautiful rooftop with a nice view of the area. The staff were very accomodating. The continental breakfast was adequate. The room was small, but the bed was very comfortable. It was a bit stuffy and warm and unfortunately no way to ventilate except by opening windows that had no screens. Overall, it was a nice place to stay.

                        • Average rating
                          7.8
                      • Single

                        the remodeling was very well done, the location was perfect for my needs this trip

                        common areas very warm, no coffee maker in the room

                        • Average rating
                          9.6
                      • Group of friends

                        The courtesy of the staff members

                        Breakfast not on site - only coffee/tea available on 2nd floor

                        • Average rating
                          7.0
                      • Single

                        The location

                        Hotel Loby is 2 seat sofa onley , crumed in a corner. I had to pay Extra full day to stay up to 6 pm, Room is very small , and have a noisy window type air condition , very small table shuved right under ther tv and on top of it every thing is crowded , no place to eat , write or do anything.

                        • Average rating
                          4.6
                      • Single

                        Good location. Comfortable, though small, room. Excellent (though expensive) food at adjoining restaurant. Very easy check in and check out.

                        A bit expensive, but probably not unusual for New York City.

                        • Average rating
                          7.8
                      • Older travelers

                        It was a "boutique hotel" old New York just what we wanted; in the heart of the residential district.

                        • Average rating
                          10.0
                      • Couple

                        Staff service was quite unfriendly and not helpfull. Also, on several evenings there was no hot water.

                        • Average rating
                          4.6
                      • Single

                        location and appearance of room

                        lack of any real breakfast facility. had to go out in the rain to a place across the street

                        • Average rating
                          7.4
                      • Couple

                        the staff was really helpful and the room small but very nice bed and bathroom.

                        the room was a little small... but it's new york, so i guess that is common around here

                        • Average rating
                          7.0
                      • Single

                        Its a lottery if you get a good view

                        • Average rating
                          9.6
                      • Older travelers

                        Have stayed there many times....great upper east side neighborhood hotel with really good neighborhood restaurants and walking.

                        Hotel used to do a lovely continental breakfast, which they no longer do...

                        • Average rating
                          9.2
                      • Family with children

                        I liked proximity to transport, the snow and proximity to galleries and restaurants.

                        Rooms werea little dowdy yet common areas quite smart.

                        • Average rating
                          7.8
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