Wellington Hotel Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Midtown West, Manhattan, New York City

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Pros

  • 3 blocks from Central Park, and 4 blocks from shopping and dining at Columbus Circle
  • Within 2 blocks of 6 subway lines
  • All rooms have flat-screen TVs
  • Mediterranean restaurant on-site; room service available
  • 24-hour business center
  • On-bedroom suites have a kitchenette (utensils not provided)

Cons

  • Wi-Fi fee
  • No fitness center
  • No in-room coffeemaker
  • Small rooms with low-quality bedding

Bottom Line

It might not have top-quality bedding or free Wi-Fi, but the 600-room Wellington has an exceptional location -- around the corner from Carnegie Hall, about three blocks from both Central Park and the Theater District, and a short walk from Times Square and some of the best restaurants in New York. Just know that that's what you're paying for: the location. Rooms are dated and features are few.

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 Location

Ideal location between Central Park and Times Square, and close to eight major subway lines

On 7th Avenue at West 55th Street, the Wellington is just three blocks (and a very quick walk) south of Central Park, and a 15-minute walk to the heart of Times Square (you can walk out the main entrance and see the lights of the famed square in the distance). Beyond the dazzling marquees of Times Square, at the northern boundary and marking the start of Central Park, there's Columbus Circle -- home to the luxe Time Warner Center and its acclaimed five-star restaurants.

  • Right above the N, Q, and R subway lines; two blocks from the B, D, and E subway lines -- quick, convenient access to just about anywhere in the city
  • The quaint, and ever popular, Russian Tea Room is two short blocks from the hotel.
  • Carnegie Hall, the famed classical music performance space, is only one block away.
  • Most of the major Broadway musicals and plays are a few blocks south and west, between 53rd and 42nd Streets.
  • Rockefeller Center, home to NBC Studios, is also just a short walk away. There, the "Top of the Rock" observation deck offers a view of the city from 70 floors up.
  • Five-minute walk to Central Park
  • 15-minute walk or five-minute subway ride to Times Square
  • 10-minute subway ride to the Empire State Building
  • 25-minute subway ride to the ferry terminal to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
  • 10-minute subway ride to the American Museum of Natural History
  • Eight-minute walk to the Museum of Modern Art (the "MoMA"); 25-minute subway ride to the Metropolitan Museum of Art (the "Met")

 Rooms

Rooms have ugly, dated bedding and some are tiny, but it's hard to do much better for the price in this neighborhood

Separate living room in the Queen Suite
Separate living room in the Queen Suite

 Bottom Line

It might not have top-quality bedding or free Wi-Fi, but the 600-room Wellington has an exceptional location -- around the corner from Carnegie Hall, about three blocks from both Central Park and the Theater District, and a short walk from Times Square and some of the best restaurants in New York. Just know that that's what you're paying for: the location. Rooms are dated and features are few.

Things You Should Know About Wellington Hotel

Address

  • 871 Seventh Avenue at West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Hotel Is Also Known As...

  • Hotel Wellington New York
  • Wellington Hotel New York
  • Wellington Hotel Nyc
  • Wellington New York
  • Wellington New York City

Room Types

  • Double Double Room
  • King Room
  • One Bedroom Suite
  • Queen Room
  • Standard Single / Double Room
  • Twin Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 600
Pool: N/A
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Midtown West, Manhattan
Address: 871 Seventh Avenue at West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
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