There is just something special about historic hotels. The Hotel Wolcott, just blocks from the Empire State Building in New York City, is an affordable home away from home, filled with rich history.
Since opening in March 1904, the historic Hotel Wolcott has welcomed numerous famous guests including musician Buddy Holly. In 1907, author Edith Warton stayed at the historic property and not long after surviving the Titanic tragedy, passenger Dr. Washington Dodge was also a guest at the Wolcott.
With it’s spacious rooms and grand decor, I can certainly understand why they chose the Hotel Wolcott – it’s beautiful!
Prior to the hotel’s grand opening, Architects’ and Builders’ Magazine boasted that the hotel was “Modern French” and offered “elaborately sculptured decoration”. I especially love that the hotel boasted its own laundry, power plant and ice making machines! I can only imagine that must have been high luxury items back in the early 1900s.
John H. Duncan was the lead architect for this historic property. As one of the most famed architects of his time, Duncan was most widely known for his work of Grant’s Tomb.
I enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Wolcott – perfect location, affordable and filled with fantastic history. And while I was there, I couldn’t help but imagine the earlier days of this historic spot in New York City.
What are your favorite things about historic hotels?
** I have received complimentary accommodations for my trip, in exchange for sharing news and my experience at the Hotel Wolcott, . Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own and not influenced by others. **