The Westin New York Grand Central

The Westin New York Grand Central

212 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017, United States
+1 212 490 8900

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About The Westin New York Grand Central

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Westin Grand Central is a solid pick for travelers who prefer a quieter location in Midtown within walking distance of a few major attractions. This contemporary hotel is popular among business travelers, couples, and diplomats.

Formally known as The Helmsely, the rebranded Westin Grand Central features a fresh look, up-to-date technology, and solid amenities. Located between the UN headquarters and Grand Central, the hotel is more convenient for business travelers rather than tourists, but it’s still convenient to a few major attractions and subway lines, making leisure travelers feel at home as well.

The Westin is on 42nd Street, the most famous east-west road in Manhattan. Aside from being convenient to Grand Central, the UN headquarters, and the Chrysler Building, other popular attractions including the New York Public Library, Bryant Park, and Times Square are within walking distance, as is famous sights and restaurants in Midtown West.

The vibe at The Westin New York is more business-oriented than family-friendly, with the only amenities being an on-site restaurant that serves three organic meals and turns into one of the few hopping bars at night. There is also an outstanding fitness center with high-end machines, custom running maps, chilled towels, and free water for guests. The amenity that draws many business guests is the 12,000 square feet of meeting space with high-tech equipment.

Accommodations at the Westin are larger than at the average New York hotel and feature a small sitting area and a work desk. Unlike other hotel rooms, all units here have large windows with views of the Chrysler Building. All rooms have a few eco-friendly touches and many in-room conveniences. The difference between traditional and deluxe rooms is the floors they sit on.

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Property safety measures

The Westin New York Grand Central has implemented the following measures:
Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

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Amenities at The Westin New York Grand Central

  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop
  • Valet parking
  • Business centre
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Deadbolt locks
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Safe
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Disinfection of high-touch surfaces


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Soap and shampoo provided
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Central heating
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Conditioner

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Ticket service
  • Business centre
  • Wake-up service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine
  • Coffee shop

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Adapted bath
  • No smoking

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking

Media and entertainment

  • Radio
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV


  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Feather pillow
  • Sofa bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Storage available

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Child-friendly
  • Cribs available


  • Fitness room
  • Fitness centre

Things to do

  • Gift shop

Reviews of The Westin New York Grand Central

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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Nice rooms. Good breakfast.
Cons:I think the quality of the hotel is excellent. I have no suggestions.
6.5 Okay
Pros:Location near Grand Hyatt where my conference was held.
Cons:Housekeeping should actually look at the "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging off door handle before they walk in on me taking a nap. I hate destination/resort fees. Especially when I have to make multiple emails and telephone calls to get the $35 food and beverage credit I'm supposed to get when I pay the $25 daily destination fee. The head office at Marriott can't do anything. They tell me to call Westin GC directly. The email with the disputed folio lists a Westin contact email that no longer works. I got an email telling me that I should forward my complaints to Marriott, and not the Westin contact email in the folio. When I email Marriott, they tell me to contact the Westin directly. There was mildew on the ceiling of the shower stall.
8.0 Very Good
Pros:Lack of external noise or interruptions. Spacious and well-equipped for the business traveler. The location provides the consummate the mid-town Manhattan experience. Seamless and effortless stay.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Location was great, staff was amazing and prices were unbelievable for a Manhattan stay during NY Now! David, the front desk manager really made us feel welcomed, especially since it was the first time we were traveling with our dog. We were treated with care and loved the size of our room #3212 and proximity to the subway. Would surely stay there again and in fact booked another Westin because of the experience.
9.7 Wonderful
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:We loved the comfort, location, staff helpfulness, cleanliness & smooth functioning.
2.0 Poor
Cons:Third party booked stay then went bankrupt. No email or advance notice. Hotel receptionist extremely rude and antagonistic. Not enough decency to offer comparable rate to alleviate situation. Never again.
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:FYI the rooms are real real small. Didn't bother me.
8.2 Very Good
Pros:Near to Grand Central
Cons:Roadside noise was too loud
8.8 Very Good
Pros:Great location, comfy beds
Cons:Initial room was unmade, shower was clogged, but issues were rectified immediately when brought to their attention Wifi is not free


212 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

What's nearby

  • Grand Central Terminal389 m
  • Bryant Park0.8 km
  • New York Public Library0.8 km
  • Empire State Building1 km
  • Rockefeller Center1.1 km
  • Museum of Modern Art1.3 km
  • Times Square1.3 km
  • Broadway1.5 km
  • Fifth Avenue2.1 km
  • Frick Collection2.4 km
  • High Line2.6 km
  • Washington Square Park3 km



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Distance to city centre

1.4 km

Nearest airport

New York Skyports SPB

Distance to airport

1.7 km