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Waldorf Astoria New York vs The Plaza New York

Waldorf Astoria New York and The Plaza are both recommended by travel writers. On balance, The Plaza scores significantly higher than Waldorf Astoria New York. The Plaza has a TripExpert Score of 91 with accolades from 18 sources like Fodor's, The Telegraph and Forbes Travel Guide.

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
"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
"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
"If you are looking for the epitome of old-school elegance, stop at the Waldorf Astoria." Full review
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
"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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The Plaza New York
8 / 10
768 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019
From $469 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Rough Guide
Star
"The Plaza has come back from its hiatus looking better than ever."
Michelin Guide
"The esteemed Plaza is neck and neck with the Waldorf-Astoria in the race for New York's most recognizable hotel."
Fodor's
"Eloise's adopted home on the corner of Central Park, the Plaza is one of New York's most storied hotels, hosting all manner of dignitaries, moneymakers, and royalty." Full review
Lonely Planet
"Suitably set in a landmark French Renaissance-style building, its 282 guestrooms are a suitably regal affair, with sumptuous Louis XV-style furniture and 24-carat gold-plated bathroom faucets." Full review
Oyster
Luxury
"The exceptional spa and 24-hour butler service make it worth the splurge." Full review
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