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The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park vs Waldorf Astoria New York

Both hotels are recommended by expert reviewers. Overall, The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park scores slightly better than Waldorf Astoria New York. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park scores 88 with positive reviews from 15 publications including BlackBook, Oyster and DK Eyewitness.

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
8 / 10
50 Central Park South, New York City, NY 10019
From $695 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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Frommer's Frommer's
"There’s a lot to like about this hotel... but what I like best is that this luxury hotel manages to maintain a homey elegance and does not intimidate you with an overabundance of style." Full review
Fodor's Fodor's
"It's all about the park views here, though the above-and-beyond service, accommodating to a fault, makes this renowned property popular with celebs and other demanding guests." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"Pure, unadultered luxury: this landmark building comes with views of Central Park so giant you almost can’t see New York." Full review
Oyster Oyster
Luxury
"If you're looking for a five-star experience in New York, and you insist on a Ritz, the sister property downtown offers a nearly identical experience for half the price." Full review
DK Eyewitness DK Eyewitness
"Fans rave that this is the best hotel for service in the entire Ritz-Carlton chain. Traditional in style, the large rooms are extremely comfortable and filled with the latest technology."
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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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