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The Westin New York Grand Central

4 stars
New York, NY
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853 reviews
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About The Westin New York Grand Central

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

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.

Latest deals for The Westin New York Grand Central

Thu 23/5
Fri 24/5
Traditional Room
1 king bed
2 double beds
1 king bed
Standard Room
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
1 king bed
Double room
2 double beds
2 double beds
2 double beds
King room
bed type unknown
bed type unknown
1 king bed
Deluxe room
2 double beds
1 king bed
1 king bed

*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at The Westin New York Grand Central

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


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

Services and conveniences

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

Accessibility and suitability

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


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

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Deadbolt locks
  • First-aid kit
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Safe

Media and entertainment

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


  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom


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


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


  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • City view
  • Storage available

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Valet parking
  • Private parking

Family friendly

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


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Fitness room
  • Fitness centre

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



Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 11:00


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  • The cheapest price a room at The Westin New York Grand Central was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $632, while the most expensive was $632.
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FAQs when booking at The Westin New York Grand Central

  • Where is The Westin New York Grand Central located?

    The Westin New York Grand Central is located at 212 East 42nd Street in Midtown, 1.4 km from the centre of New York. Grand Central Terminal is the closest landmark to The Westin New York Grand Central.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Westin New York Grand Central?

    Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Westin New York Grand Central.

  • Does The Westin New York Grand Central offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Westin New York Grand Central offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Westin New York Grand Central from the airport?

    The Westin New York Grand Central is 2.1 km from New York Skyports SPB.

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Value for money


Distance to city centre

1.4 km

Nearest airport

New York LaGuardia

Distance to airport

9.0 km