Hotel Review: Westgate NYC Hotel

Westgate-New-York-Grand-Central-HotelThere are many reasons why New York is an internationally acclaimed vacation destination. From the Broadway shows and Times Square to the Statue of Liberty and traditional New York pizza, The Big Apple offers something for everyone. If you want to ensure a great first visit, there’s one thing you should be sure to do: make sure you stay in a nice hotel in a central location. If you can stay somewhere that’s located near public transportation, that’s even better. Although several hotels meet these requirements, there’s one, in particular, that stands out: The Westgate NYC. Westgate-Hotel-NYC-Exterior

Westgate New York Hotel Location

Usually, realtors are the ones who say “location, location, location”, but if you’re working with a travel agent, they’ll probably tell you that same thing about hotels in New York. Having a centrally located hotel in New York can make all the difference in the world. The Westgate is located in Midtown East Manhattan and is within walking distance to several local attractions. It’s also right next to the renowned Grand Central Station, which provides transportation to most of New York’s most popular areas. If you can’t find a direct route to where you’re headed, chances are you can get to a transfer point. Even if you’re not going anywhere, you may still want to take a look at the historical landmark which has been featured in hundreds of movies over the past several decades.WGNYC-Tudor-City-Marketplace-004

Westgate at a Glance

The Westgate was originally built in 1931, so it has the classic old town New York feel, but it was completely renovated in 2012. The interior is both modern and comfortable. The hotel can accommodate large events, such as conferences, weddings, and reunions. The conference room is approximately 3,500 square feet. There are a total of 300 guest rooms available. The hotel is also pet-friendly, though an extra fee may apply.WGNYC-Tudor-City-Marketplace-Breakfast

Hotel Amenities

One of the things you probably look for first when trying to find a hotel is their amenities. Rest assured, the Westgate offers several amenities for their guests to enjoy.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Elevator
  • On-site fitness center
  • On-site restaurant
  • Marketplace and bar
  • Complimentary newspapers are available
  • ATM
  • Free WiFi in the hotel lobby
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning available
  • Valet parking available for a fee WGNYC-Tudor-City-Marketplace-Breakfast

Rooms and Suites

The rooms at the Westgate Hotel were designed with both comfort and convenience as the two highest priorities. All of the rooms feature Serenity Beds and triple-pane windows to lessen the noise of New York’s busy streets. There are several different kinds of rooms to choose from, there are one bed and two-bed options. There are also accessible rooms available upon request. Their signature Queen and King rooms are approximately 250 square feet, they each include work stations and can sleep up to two people. The Signature one-bedroom King Suite is approximately 420 square feet. It includes a separate living room with its own wet bar. It has a full private bathroom with a bathtub. There are a workspace, coffeemaker and flat-screen TV that comes with premium channels. The balcony provides a private outdoor space where you can see views of the city. According to google’s hotel reviews, the rooms at the Westgate are much more spacious than the average hotel room. Westgate-Hotel-NYC-Exterior

Destination Fee

There is a nightly destination fee that can enhance your stay. The fee is $30 plus tax and includes a $20 food and beverage credit that can be used at the onsite marketplace and bar. It also includes in-room WiFi, all local calls, access to the Fitness Center, daily newspapers in the lobby and the ability to print out your boarding passes before you head to the airport.

Friendly and Attentive Staff

One of the most common things that guests have to say about this hotel is its friendly and attentive employees. Because New York is commonly referred to as “The City That Never Sleeps”, it’s important to stay somewhere that has 24/7 front desk staff available. Not only does the Westgate ensure staff availability at any hour of the day, but they also ensure their staff is respectful and courteous at all times. Management takes pride in catering to their guests’ needs to the best of their ability.
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