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The Westin New York Grand Central

212 East 42nd Street | New York, NY 10017 [See Map]
#136 in Best New York City Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating N/A Guest Rating
Property Type Hotel with 774 rooms, 41 floors
Primary View(s) City center
Style Modern
Best For Business travelers, Families
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Business Center See all amenities

U.S. News Review

Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, just minutes away from New York City's iconic Grand Central Station, The Westin New York Grand Central is located in a very convenient spot. Major attractions — including Bryant Park, the New York Public Library and Times Square — are all within walking distance. And after a long day of sightseeing, you can escape from the Big Apple's concrete jungle to unwind in one of Westin's signature Heavenly Baths. If you're planning a trip, look out for THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen, NYC, a trendy on-site restaurant. Because The Westin New York Grand Central is a member of the Starwood family, you can earn benefits using the Preferred Guest rewards program. Though recent guests say the hotel meets Westin standards, they are split on the staff: some travelers encountered helpful and friendly workers while others said some employees seemed clueless.

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Critic Reviews

Oyster.com

“... the Westin Grand Central is a solid pick for those who prefer a quieter location in Midtown within walking distance of a few major attractions.”

Travel + Leisure

“A $65 million update has converted the stalwart Helmsley into the Westin New York Grand Central. Look for a restaurant and bar by buzz-maker Rande Gerber.”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 195 guests have reviewed the The Westin New York Grand Central, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.0 (based on 195 reviews)

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center

Location & Parking

The Westin New York Grand Central is located in midtown Manhattan, less than two blocks east of Grand Central Station. The hotel is within walking distance of United Nations Plaza, the Chrysler Building, Bryant Park and Fifth Avenue, and public transportation is easily accessible for all other destinations.

  • Some rooms have views of the Chrysler or Empire State buildings
  • Subway lines 4, 5, 6, 7, and S service nearby stations
  • 24-hour valet parking ($60)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Traditional guest rooms at the Westin New York Grand Central feature large windows and modern designs in neutral shades. Westin Heavenly Beds include pillow-top mattresses and large wooden headboards with built-in lighting. Standard rooms come with iPod docks and a coffee machine with free Starbucks coffee.

  • Wired and wireless Internet access for a fee
  • 42-inch HDTV with premium channels
  • Minifridges available by request

Standard room size:

310 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

The Westin New York Grand Central's restaurant, THE LCL: Bar & Kitchen, serves a seasonal, locally sourced menu of comfort food, inventive cocktails and craft beers. Some of the ingredients come from the hotel's rooftop herb and vegetable garden.

  • The restaurant received a 2013 Hotel Excellence Award and Wine Spectator's 2014 Award of Excellence
  • Grab-and-go breakfast options are available
  • 24-hour room service is available

Number of restaurants:

1

Cuisine types:

American
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Spa

Kids

At check-in, the Westin New York Grand Central provides children and infants with gift bags and toys. The hotel offers a Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids and can supply necessities such as diapers, potty seats and step stools.

  • Babysitting can be arranged through the concierge desk
  • Kids club
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The Westin New York Grand Central's focus on wellness is apparent in its 24-hour, 3,000-square-foot fitness studio, which discourages sloth by lending out clean New Balance shoes and athletic wear to use during your stay for a fee. For solitary exercisers, the hotel provides running maps and in-room workout videos. Those who prefer a group approach can sign up for a weekly 3-mile run with the hotel's Running Concierge.

  • One reservation special includes a $20 credit for the Citi Bike system of shared bicycles
  • Discounts are provided for a nearby yoga studio and personal trainer
  • In-room massages can be arranged through the concierge
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles
  • Tennis
  • Guided runs (free)
  • Paddle boats
  • Motor boats

Business

The Westin New York Grand Central offers a wide variety of options for business travelers, including a fully equipped small-group meeting room, a 24-hour business center and 15,000 square feet of venue space.

  • Spaces include two ballrooms, an outdoor terrace, three executive boardrooms and seven breakout rooms
  • The Tangent workspace can be reserved by the hour

Number of meeting rooms:

12
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The Westin New York Grand Central offers dogs — but no other pets — some of the same amenities as human guests, including their own Heavenly Dog Bed and a welcome gift. Dogs that weigh 40 pounds or less may stay for a nonrefundable $50 fee.

  • Dog owners must sign a waiver at check-in
  • Dogs may not be left alone in a guest room
  • Pet sitting can be arranged through the concierge for a fee
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

Wedding

The Westin New York Grand Central is able to host wedding receptions in two ballrooms, including one with an outdoor patio. Wedding planners can help arrange every aspect of the day with recommended vendors and a special website for guest reservations.

  • The Grand Central Ballroom can accommodate up to 360 guests, 270 with a dance floor
  • The Madison Ballroom can accommodate up to 300 guests and features 18-foot ceilings and glass-spindle pendant lights

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

360
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Westin New York Grand Central

212 East 42nd Street | New York, NY 10017 [See Full Map]