A Stay of Understated Luxury: Westgate NYC Review

There’s no shortage of over-the-top hotels dripping with opulence. New York City is home to several premium lodging experiences that prioritize glitz and glamour. However, if you’re like me, you might value an experience that is luxurious, but offers the easy, modest comfort of home. Enter the Westgate New York Grand Central Hotel, a gem located in Midtown East Manhattan. Named for the iconic Grand Central Station, it affords stately, classic elegance for the traveler looking for a special stay that isn’t over the top.

A Historic Hotel

Located in the historic Tudor City neighborhood in the heart of Midtown East, this Westgate NYC Grand Central was built in 1931. Noted as a historic hotel, it boasts a classic Gothic-revival style. Cladded in stately red brick and brown and gold, the exterior architecture lets you know that you’re in the City that never sleeps. Renovated in 2012, this well-preserved resort feels both vintage and modern at the same time. You’ll appreciate classic American lodging under the Westgate brand, and while Westgate is normally synonymous with it’s famous chain of Orlando hotels, this new hotel in Midtown East is signature New York.

Lobby and Check-In

The lobby of the Westgate NYC makes a strong first impression. Soft cream-colored floors and walls are anchored by dark, rich woods for a motif that quickly establishes the reality that you are in a very nice resort, but one that isn’t over the top and flashy. Gold accents finish the attractive lobby like a nice pair of cufflinks or a lovely set of earrings. Complimentary Wi-Fi and newspapers add substance to the overall style of the lobby. Check-in and check-out times are 3:00 pm and 12:00 pm respectively.

Rooms and Suites

Westgate NYC Grand Central, is the leading hotel in Midtown East Manhattan. The hotel offers stunning views of the city. Take advantage of one of their many non-smoking rooms with open-air balconies to not only take in fresh air, but the energy of Manhattan as well. Rooms are tastefully appointed and include all the comforts you expect: flat-screen TVs, luxurious bedding and linens, and in-room safes. Suites include comfortable sitting areas. You’ll enjoy the Luxe Rooms. Newly renovated in 2019, these rooms include triple-pane windows for quietness, quart vanities and LED-backlit mirrors. Enjoy the exceptional comfort and peace in one of the best premium resort rooms around. Book It On Google Hotels.

Public Spaces and Amenities

The Tudor City Marketplace and Tavern is located on the lobby level of the Westgate NYC. Enjoy sandwiches, salads and seasonal soups. Fresh-baked goods, coffee and tea are available daily. You’ll love the breakfast buffet that is open from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. This fully-stocked bar also offers premium cocktails, beer and wine to wet your whistle. Hotel guests enjoy a $20 food and beverage credit for the Tudor City Marketplace and Tavern per night of stay. For the health-conscious, the state-of-the-art fitness center is open seven days a week to help you keep up with your fitness regimen. An assortment of cardio machines and weights are available for a complete workout.

Nearby Attractions

The Westgate NYC Grand Central Hotel is the hub of your vacation activities. It is located within walking distance of the Grand Central Station for access to the best attractions and venues that New York has to offer. Visitors are within easy reach of the city’s best known cultural and historical institutions. The Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art are just some of the world-famous attractions that are close by. The Westgate NYC puts you at the heart of it all. The concierge staff is deeply knowledgeable about what there is to do. They are also extremely happy to share that information with all guests.

Whether business brings you to town or you’re looking for a change in scenery, you’re sure to enjoy a stay at the Westgate NYC Grand Central hotel. An exemplar of quiet elegance, you’ll enjoy the comfort in one of the newly renovated rooms. Take in exceptional city views and see New York in a whole new way on an open-air balcony. Enjoy a hot breakfast at the Tudor City Marketplace and Tavern or a workout session in the Fitness Center to start your day. The Westgate NYC puts you in close reach of some of the best attractions that the city has to offer. Make it a stay to remember!


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