The Wellington Hotel, NYC

A closer look inside the Midtown Manhattan hotel - words by Hayley / pictures by Kat...


Picture this… we land in NYC around 8.30pm on a Sunday evening, by the time we've grabbed our bags and gone through what is possibly the most intense border control (ever!), we practically fall into a taxi and are so glad to be heading to the hotel! Our first stop, is The Wellington; it's always weird to arrive at a hotel at night, as it feels like you get to discover it all over again in the morning (which I actually love). We've given the driver our address and don't know much else other than that it's on 7th Avenue, as our driver is nearing the hotel he turns to us and says; 'Ma'am, there's a big park here on the right called Central Park, you might know it?' - LOLZ. Everyoneeeeeeeee knows Central Park; even if you've never been to NYC, you'll have seen it in a tonne of movies (true New Yorker now I can't seem to stop saying 'tonne' since I'm back!

After our geography lesson about Central Park we turn down 7th and our hotel is literally one block from Central Park, I could cry with happiness the location is just so, so, SO perfect! As well as being just a stones throw from Central Park, as we're parked outside the hotel to unload our bags; I can see the glow of Times Square a couple of blocks down - this also excites me! As much as Times Square is our equivalent of Leicester Square and super touristy, it's just one of those things you 'have to do' whilst in NYC. This also meant that our location was crazyyyyyy central; a short walk from 5th Avenue, the Rockafella centre, Upper East Side, Empire State Building, Grand Central Station etc all within a 10-15 minute walk (which in NYC is nothing!).

In the morning we awake to explore the hotel, it's very New York; in a good way. All plush carpets and grand chandeliers - very, typically New York and exactly how I imagined it would be! The hotel isn't the most luxuries of hotels; they never claim to be, the hotel prides itself on it's 5* location, whilst the hotel isn't all luxury, it has an incredibly walm, welcoming feel that almost feels like a home away from home (exactly what you need when you're delirious AF the next morning and can't remember where you are!). Every morning for the first three days of our trip myself and Kat would walk to Juice Generation (the most amazing breakfast joint) for an acai bowl, take a (5 minute!!!!) stroll to Central Park and start our day by having breakfast in the sunshine…bliss!

You can book the 'affordably elegant' Wellington Hotel here for your stay in NYC!


The Wellington Hotel is right in the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan on 7th Avenue!


The hotel was built in 1930 and still looking grand as ever!


Have you been to NYC before or planning a trip anytime soon? Would The Wellington Hotel also be your 'perfect location' hotel to stay in?

*A huge thank you to The Wellington Hotel for hosting myself and Kat for a part of our trip to NYC! 


  1. Sophie Cliff 15th September 2016 / 10:48 am

    Oh wow, what an amazing location! I definitely need a trip to New York soon… x
    Sophie Cliff

    • Hayley 15th September 2016 / 4:41 pm

      It certainly was lovely! I’m itching to go back already – my favourite city, EVER! x

  2. Anouk 15th September 2016 / 6:04 pm

    I love New York! So glad that I went back a couple of weeks ago.


    • Hayley 16th September 2016 / 4:24 pm

      Best place ever, no?! x

  3. Dionne 15th September 2016 / 11:50 pm

    I stayed at the wellington on my trip to New York in July and loved it there! You’re right, the location is perfect and I felt so ‘New Yorker’ staying there.
    I would definitely recommend it to anyone planning a trip.


    • Hayley 16th September 2016 / 4:24 pm

      Ah no way?! Such a great hotel isn’t it?! Same, such a ‘NY’ hotel in the perfect location! x

  4. Hanh 16th September 2016 / 10:02 am

    I really enjoyed reading this Hayley, could really feel your excitement through your writing!! I was the same when we went to NY in the Spring, the hotel was perfect and so New York too haha.
    Glad you had a good stay 🙂 I’ve been watching some NYFW vlogs and it makes it want to go back again!

    • Hayley 16th September 2016 / 4:25 pm

      Ah thank you for your lovely comment – means the world 🙂 Same, such a great time of year to visit! x

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