Though it’s still an Art Deco masterwork, the Waldorf no longer has quite the cache of, say, the Plaza. It’s a numbers game: The Waldorf simply has many, many more rooms to fill, so it often plays “Let’s Make A Deal” with guests. For example, as I write this, a would-be visitor can upgrade from a standard room to a suite for just $150 and that upgrade will entitle them to a 50-minute massage at the Guerlain spa (a $200 value). I was assured there’s no end in sight for this promotion. So what else do you get if you stay here? A lot of eye-candy architecture and decor. The rooms are all generously proportioned (even the standard queen rooms), and feature molded ceilings, fine antique furnishings (like bureaus of inlaid wood and marble tops), and attractive, large bathrooms. Those who stay in the Waldorf Towers (suites only) get butler service and an even higher level of opulence. And just walking through the lobby here, with its elaborate tiles, murals, and iconic central clock, is a thrill.
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Waldorf Astoria and the Waldorf Towers
301 Park Ave (btw. 49th and 50th Sts.).
Our Rating Neighborhood Midtown East & Murrary Hill Transportation Subway: 6 to 51st St Phone 800/WALDORF [925-3673], 800/774-1500, or 212/355-3000 Prices Waldorf Astoria $259–$585 double. Waldorf Towers $299–$437 double. Extra person $35 Amenities 4 restaurants, 4 bars, concierge and theater desk, executive-level rooms, 3,000-sq.-ft fitness center and excellent spa, room service Units 1,245 units (180 in the Towers) Web site Waldorf Astoria and the Waldorf Towers Other Children 17 and under stay free in parent’s room. The discounters Otel.com seems to have the best rates here.
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