New York City’s Family-Friendly Hotel Wolcott

by Carrie with Children with 27 comments

Last week, I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the BlogHer’12 conference in New York City. While I was in the big city, my home away from home was the Hotel Wolcott. It’s the perfect place for to relax, recharge and get a great night’s sleep!

Hotel Wolcott Logo Collage

Located just three blocks from the Empire State Building, the hotel’s fantastic location puts you in a great spot for seeing the sights including Madison Square Garden and Rockefeller Center. In fact, I walked a great amount while in the city (and have the blisters to prove it), it’s in a great spot located on West 31st Street between 5th avenue and Avenue of the Americas.

I hadn’t been to New York City since 2002, so I had a lot of questions – I was happy to see an on-site concierge and a very welcoming front desk staff.  Everyone was very friendly, attentive and helpful with answering my questions.

Hotel Wolcott Junior Suite

And how could I forget the FREE breakfast!  Muffins, pastries, coffee and juice – I bet you won’t find a free breakfast many places in New York City!  And while there’s no room service available, the on-site gift shop was filled with great snacks and drinks… I treated myself each afternoon when I returned to the hotel.

My Junior Suite was extremely spacious with two rooms –  a bed and television in each room, a generous sized bathroom, an in-room safe and a desk.  Internet and in-room movies/games were available for an additional fee. Since I was unfamiliar with much of the city, I loved the selection of in-room magazines and travel guides too.  So helpful.

Hotel Wolcott Bedrooms

The rooms at the Hotel Wolcott are truly great for families or groups – some rooms even have a view of the Empire State Building!  Whether you’re in need of a one, two or three beds in a room – this property can take care of your needs.  I had the opportunity to tour a triple bedroom while staying at the hotel.  With three single beds – the Hotel Wolcott strongly believes that no one should have to share a bed, if they don’t want to.  The triple rooms would be perfect for families with kids in need of a little more space.

With affordable rates and a fantastic location – the Hotel Wolcott offers guests a hotel that’s not cookie-cutter – it has true personality, charm and somewhere I hope to visit again soon!

Next week, I’ll tell you all about the Hotel Wolcott’s rich history…  you don’t want to miss it!

New York City's Hotel Wolcott

Visit to learn more about this great property.  Be sure and “like” the Hotel Wolcott on Facebook and follow them on Twitter at @WolcottHotel.

Have you stayed at the Hotel Wolcott?  What did you think of it?

** 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. **


  • Jenn @therebelchick

    What a beautiful hotel! I especially love the location, it is so convenient!

    • Carrie with Children

      It’s a great spot …and the location can’t be beat! Thanks for reading, Jenn!

  • Rob

    Great pictures. Your room and the hotel look really nice and the location is awesome. Thanks for sharing because I want to take a trip with the family to NYC around Christmas to see all of the lights and the tree.

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks, Rob! This would be a perfect location for seeing all the Christmas lights and tree in the city! Enjoy the trip!

  • Andrea

    This is a gorgeous hotel! I’ll have to look into them the next time I make my way to NYC!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks for reading, Andrea! I really enjoyed my time at the Wolcott!

  • Sara Phillips

    What a gorgeous hotel!! I haven’t been to NYC, so I haven’t stayed at the Wolcott. I can’t WAIT to hear about the history, though!!

    • Carrie with Children

      The history of this hotel is amazing! Can you believe it was built in the early 1900’s?!

      • Sara Phillips

        Oh! I have a soft spot for old homes/buildings! I’d love to LIVE in one, but hubs says NO! 😉

  • Maria

    I’m hoping to do a family trip to NY and I had been wondering about an adequately space room for my boys (and me!) to feel comfy in. For a trip to NY it’s important to have creature comforts to decompress!

    • Carrie with Children

      Maria – The rooms at the Wolcott are so spacious – I was impressed! Plenty of room to spread out and decompress after a long day of seeing the sights.

  • Nichol

    One day I’ll get to the city, I even live in NYS. Looks like a wonderful hotel, can’t wait to read about the history of it!

    • Carrie with Children

      NYC is definitely an experience! I was glad to have a nice spot to rest my head each night! Can’t wait to tell you about the Wolcott’s history next week!

  • trisha

    i love staying in hotels..this one looks beautiful!


    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks for reading, Trisha! It’s always nice to let someone else be in charge of making the bed each day, isn’t it?!

  • Bridget A

    i’ve never stayed there, but I can see that it’s beautiful!

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks for reading, Bridget! I’m a big fan of the Wolcott – and I’m ready to go back to NYC!

  • Kasandria Reasoner

    LOVE the triple bedroom! So much room. I’ll have to add it to my list of hotels when traveling.

    • Carrie with Children

      The triple bedrooms are HUGE – I couldn’t believe it. So much space to spread out! Such a great feature for families!

  • Hanan

    Love the location of this hotel in the city!!

    • Carrie with Children

      It’s in a really great spot – surrounded with fun things to see and do! Thanks for reading!

  • amber

    Looks like a lovely place to visit

    • Carrie with Children

      Thanks for reading, Amber! It’s a great spot!

  • Jen

    I love hotels with history – any old building with history really! Looks like a lovely place.

    • Carrie with Children

      I love historic hotels too- makes staying somewhere new much more fun.

  • Stefani

    What a beautiful hotel. I was able to go to NYC for BlogHer’12 but didn’t get to go site seeing which has me wanting to go back.

    I will keep this hotel in mind if I return.

    • Carrie with Children

      So glad I got to see you, Stefani! Thanks for reading!