Hotels with Free Wine Hours in New York City

After staying at about 200 hotels throughout New York City, our reporters have been privy to one of the most delightful new trends in the hotel industry: free wine and cheese in the afternoon. Here's a list of the hotels that offer free wine in New York City.

Library Hotel

Library Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls

One hour of free wine and cheese is great, but three hours is even better; guests can indulge on weeknights in the Reading Room from 5 to 8 p.m. Other snacks like veggies and grapes are set out as well.

The Franklin NYC

The Franklin NYC Rating: 3.0 Pearls

Categories: Boutique, Value

Lots of great freebies make the classy, 1930s-era Franklin a great pick outside the tourist zone: free Wi-Fi, free breakfast with fresh French pastries, a 24-hour cappucino/espresso machine in the lobby, passes to the New York Sports Club, and a free afternoon wine and cheese reception from 5 to 6:30 p.m. that offers cheese brought in from a gourmet purveyor.

Dumont NYC–an Affinia hotel

Dumont NYC–an Affinia hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls

With a world-class gym and spa, plus dozens of customized amenities, the all-suites Dumont is a phenomenal option if you're looking for an urban spa getaway. The free wine hour in the lobby from 5 to 6 p.m. is another great feature to help guests unwind.

The Muse - Kimpton

The Muse - Kimpton Rating: 4.0 Pearls

This modern boutique hotel is steps from the center of bustling Times Square, but feels like a calm oasis -- and the complimentary wine hour (5 to 6 p.m.) in the stylish, contemporary lobby makes it all the more relaxing. Those who want more wine when the hour is over can head to the hotel's hip wine bar, Nios.

Hotel Elysee

Hotel Elysee Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Categories: Boutique, Business, Romantic

Guests can enjoy free wine and cheese from 5 to 8 p.m. while sitting on the couches or plush velvet chairs of the Club Room in the Elysee hotel. Prosecco, crackers, olives, and fresh crudites are included in the offering.

Shelburne NYC–an Affinia hotel

Shelburne NYC–an Affinia hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls


Located in sleepy Murray Hill, the Affinia Shelburne is a bit of a hike from most popular tourist attractions, but the abundance of reasonably priced restaurants nearby -- as well as the hotel’s own rooftop bar and inventive burger grill -- make this comfortable, low-key property a solid mid-price option. The spacious suites have marble tubs and colorful custom-made furniture. The wine hour is held from 5 to 6 p.m. in the hotel lobby.

Casablanca Hotel

Casablanca Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls

Categories: Boutique

We never tire of the free wine and cheese receptions at our favorite homey boutiques. The Casablanca has one available from 5 to 8 p.m., and coffee and popcorn is available all day long.

Hotel Giraffe

Hotel Giraffe Rating: 3.5 Pearls

Free breakfasts and wine-and-cheese hours add the homey atmosphere at this unassuming yet comfortable Flatiron boutique.

70 Park Avenue Hotel

70 Park Avenue Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls

Categories: Boutique, Business

A knowledgeable concierge, free daily wine, comfortable rooms with high-end perks (42-inch flat-screen TVs; iHome iPod docking stations), and eco-safe practices make this 205-room Kimpton-brand hotel a comfortable, consciounable option.


Ink48 Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Categories: Boutique, Luxury, Party, Romantic

This chic Kimpton hotel in a remote corner of up-and-coming Hell's Kitchen has solid service, pet-friendly features, and free daily wine receptions.

Fifty NYC–an Affinia hotel

Fifty NYC–an Affinia hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls

Categories: Business, Kid-Friendly

A convenient Midtown East location, specialty pillow options, and freebies like an in-room fitness kit, contact lens solution, and a free wine reception make this Affina a solid value.

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