As part of my recent trip to Greece, my son and I had one night in New York City, and we stayed at the Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown. Hotels in New York City (like most other things except dollar pizza slices) are expensive, so this makes it a perfect time to use Wyndham points, since with Wyndham all hotels are a flat 15,000 points / night
Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown review – location
The Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown is located on 35th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue in midtown Manhattan. It is super convenient to multiple subway stops on 34th Street (A/C/E line, 1/2/3 line, or R/N/W/Q/B/D/F at Herald Square). We took the Q70 bus from LaGuardia and then the E train from Jackson Heights / Roosevelt Avenue, and on our way out, we took the E train to the Sutphin / Archer / JFK stop and then the Air Train to JFK.
The Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown is a fairly small hotel, as pictured above
Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown room review
We have “Platinum” status with Wyndham, which I don’t even know what that means, but we were not mentioned about any upgrade or anything. Nevertheless, we were given a room at the Wingate by Wyndham Midtown Manhattan on the 18th and highest floor, which turned out to have this AMAZING view…
Our room was fine and had all of the basics
The bathroom was basic, although one nice thing about the shower at the Manhattan Midtown Wingate was that it met my basic criteria – hot water quickly, shower with good pressure, and the curtain even had the magnets on the bottom that help it to stay in place
Because the Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown hotel is so small, there are actually only 5 rooms on each floor. 3 of them looked similar in size to ours, while there were 2 larger ones. I caught a look in one while it was being cleaned and it looks like a one bedroom suite with a king bed
Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown review – breakfast
The Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown does offer complimentary breakfast from 6am to 10am, which is downstairs off of the lobby. It has a small seating area there (super blurry picture below; sorry)
The breakfast was your typical continental breakfast with two hot items – on the day I was there it was eggs and sausage, both of which were good
Also an assortment of cold items, juices and a waffle maker
(SEE ALSO: Everyone has waffle makers – how about a PANCAKE maker!)
Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown amenities
The 2nd floor of the Wyndham Wingate Manhattan Midtown also has a business center with a computer / printer which we used to print off of our boarding passes.
There is also a fitness center which is in the basement / cellar. Weirdly enough, you go down through the stairs through a place that looks like you should not be (pictured below), and then go through the door to a hallway with a few meeting rooms and the fitness center
I didn’t take a picture of the fitness center because there was someone in it and I didn’t want to be super creepy… 🙂 There are pictures on the hotel website
Wingate Manhattan Midtown price and cost
The Wyndham by Wingate Manhattan Midtown runs about $200 / night. Here’s a screenshot from the hotel website for a random upcoming night
You can also check upcoming hotel rates at hotels.com or read reviews at TripAdvisor.
This price IMO makes it a great time to use Wyndham points – we used 15,000 Wyndham points we had gotten from the credit card signup a few months ago when it had a 45,000 point signup bonus. Much better than using those points for a night at the Super 8, right?
Great stay at the Wingate by Wyndham Manhattan Midtown and I’d definitely return – what about you? Have you stayed here? What other Manhattan hotels would you recommend?
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I’ve stayed there as well during Christmas when the rates where $500+. There are only 2 other Wyndham options in Manhattan as I recall, the Hotel New Yorker looked nicer, but only had rooms with 1 single bed available with points which looked horrid.
Also, if going to JFK, it’s a lot faster to take the Long Island Railroad from Penn Station (right down the street) to Jamaica and take the Air Train from there. The e train takes like 45 minutes and is a pain with luggage.
Good point – we only had one carryon so I felt like it was manageable
in the dead of winter (Jan./Feb.), there are very cheap weekend rates in NYC at nicer hotels than this. i’m a Hilton guy, and have stayed at the Hilton Times Square & the Hilton Fashion District (Chelsea) for as low as $87+tax in those months using their MVP rate…worth shopping around in those months. otherwise, 15k for this was a great deal.