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JW Marriott Essex House New York vs Waldorf Astoria New York

Both hotels are rated very highly by professional reviewers writing for major publications. On balance, JW Marriott Essex House New York is the choice of most reviewers compared to Waldorf Astoria New York. JW Marriott Essex House New York comes in at #28 in New York City with positive reviews from 15 reviews including Forbes Travel Guide, Rough Guide and Michelin Guide.

JW Marriott Essex House New York
JW Marriott Essex House New York
8 / 10
160 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019
From $327 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Rough Guide Rough Guide
"The best rooms have spectacular Central Park views, and despite the attentive service and marble lobby, the atmosphere is quite relaxed."
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
"As in years past, today's guests flock here for its premier location, sophisticated services, and quiet luxury."
Frommer's Frommer's
"This Central Park icon oozes Art Deco... You won’t find tiny rooms here, nor should you; suites are magnificent, especially those overlooking the park." Full review
Concierge Concierge
"In terms of price and luxury, it sits a notch below the nearby Mandarin Oriental, Ritz-Carlton, and Four Seasons."
Fodor's Fodor's
"With Central Park views and an art deco masterpiece of a lobby, the JW Marriott Essex House is a comfortable Midtown hotel that is full of character." Full review
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Waldorf Astoria New York
Waldorf Astoria New York
8 / 10
301 Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
From $190 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Rough Guide Rough Guide
"One of the city’s first grand hotels, the Waldorf has been restored to its 1930s glory and is a wonderful place to stay."
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
"As much a part of New York culture as hot dog vendors and the Statue of Liberty, no other hotel has captured the imagination of filmmakers, composers, and authors quite like the Waldorf."
Frommer's Frommer's
"If you are looking for the epitome of old-school elegance, stop at the Waldorf Astoria." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"We'd recommend having a cocktail at the classic Bull and Bear Bar downstairs rather than spending the night in one of the small standard rooms, which top out at a tight 250 square feet." Full review
Insight Guides Insight Guides
"The years have taken away some of that Waldorf charm, but plenty of flourish prevails, and the Park Avenue address is very grand indeed."
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