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A stay at this Upper East Side hotel places you steps from The Jewish Museum and within a 5-minute walk of Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. 92nd Street Y and National Academy of Design Museum are also within half a mile (1 km).
Multiple dining options
This hotel features 2 restaurants and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. There's a rooftop terrace on site, and a 24-hour front desk and limo/town car service are also provided.
Free Internet, flat-screen TVs
The 87 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and room service. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and in-room massages are also available.
Hotel Wales ratings based on 24 Verified Reviews
Guest reviews for Hotel Wales
Aug 25, 2019 by Steven
Good evening and we want to say Thank you for the great comments and 4 out of 5 Star rating from your recent visit with us. We were so happy to read your feedback and we are glad you are sharing it with our future guests and we are doing the same with our hotel team. We were excited to see you enjoyed your stay with us as well as our wonderful location here on the Upper East Side. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in our Upper East Side neighborhood. Thank you and all the best. The Hotel Wales Team
Aug 8, 2019 by Steven
Good Morning and thank you for your rating from your recent stay with us. We appreciate the review and we would love for you to send us some comments when you get the opportunity so we can find out how your stay was with us. We do hope to hear more from you soon and see you back when you are in our Upper East Side neighborhood. Thank you and all the best. The Hotel Wales Team
Dec 18, 2018 by Steven
Good Morning and thank you for the great comments and 5 Star rating from your recent visit with us. We were so happy to read your feedback and we are glad you are sharing it with our future guests and we are doing the same with our hotel team. We were excited to see you enjoyed our "Old World Charm Hotel" and that our hotel team provided you the excellent cusotmer service we are so well known for here in our Upper East Side neighborhood. We were also glad you loved our 24 hour coffee/ tea service and the quality of it we provide. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in our area. Thank you and Happy Holidays. The Hotel Wales Team
Great hotel with a lot of charm and character
Feb 23, 2018 by Steven
Good Evening Glenn, Thank you so much for the great comments and 5 Star rating from your recent visit with us. We were so happy to read your feedback and we are glad you are sharing it with our future guests and we are doing the same with our hotel team. We were excited to see you enjoyed your accommodations and hotel amenities and that we were so close to Mt. Sinai and Central Park which is where you needed to be. We know you reserved our standard room which was smaller than you expected and we hope on your next visit, you will try our spacious suites with plenty of room and great views of the city and Central Park. Reagrding your comments on updating, we are finishing replacement of all new beds and room carpet by end of March in addition to new hallway carpeting on all floors and new lamps and sofa beds as well. It was alos great to hear you enjoyed breakfast at Sarabeth's which is an icon here on the UES. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in our Upper East Side neighborhood. Thank you and all the best. The Hotel Wales Team
Upper East Side
Nov 20, 2017 by Steven
Good Morning David, Thank you so much for the great comments and 4 Star rating from your recent visit with us. We were so happy to read your feedback and we are glad you are sharing it with our future guests and we are doing the same with our hotel team. We were excited to see you enjoyed our great location and that our hotel team went out of their way to insure grwat service for you. We thank you for your feedback on our accommodations and bathrooms and we do cntinue to upgrade our hotel through the year with new room carpet and beds and will continue with all the remainder of the rooms starting early 2018. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in our Upper East Side neighborhood. Thank you and all the best. The Hotel Wales Team
Jul 17, 2016 by Steven
Hello Gloria, Thank you very much for your feedback on your stay with us here at the Hotel Wales. We are very happy you enjoyed the neighborhood and the feeling in the hotel. We are very sorry that some of the items in the room did not work as you or we expected. We have shared this information with our Chief Engineer for his follow up with his engineering team. We hope you will try us again next time you are in NYC. Have a great summer and All the Best. The Hotel Wales Team
Nice hotel close to hospital
Hotel Wales was awesome!!
Beware room location in hotel
Wonderful small hotel nice neighborhood very pricey
About the Hotel WalesLocation 1295 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128
There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a grocery/convenience store. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A business center and limo/town car service are available. A fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Wales. Parking is available for a fee. This 3.5-star New York hotel is smoke free.
- 87 guestrooms or units
- 10 levels
- 2 dining venues
- Terrace on the roof
- Business facilities
- Conference space
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Coffee in lobby
- Dry cleaning
- Self-service laundry
- Front desk (24 hours)
- Staff is multilingual
- Storage area for luggage
- Front-desk safe
- Car service
- Tour and ticket information
- Convenience store
- Beauty salon
- Newspapers in lobby (free)
- Fireplace in lobby
- No smoking on site
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family property
- Free WiFi
- Grocery/convenience store
- Laundry facilities
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Refrigerator (on request)
- DVD player
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Airport: New York, NY (LGA-LaGuardia) (12.9 km / 8 mi)
- Train station: New York Harlem 125th St. Station (2.8 km / 1.7 mi)
- Metro station: 96 St. Station (Lexington Av.) (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
- Parking: Valet parking available for a surcharge
Hotel Wales offers 87 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and safes. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Refrigerators, in-room massages, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.
- In-room dining (limited hours)
- Flat-screen television
- Premium channels
- DVD player
- Refrigerator available
- Hypo-allergenic bedding
- Shower and tub combination
- Rollaway beds (surcharge)
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Newspapers (free)
- Childcare in room (surcharge)
- Massage in room (surcharge)
- Hair dryer
- Designer toiletries
- Iron and ironing board available
- Climate control (air conditioning)
- Ensuite bathroom
- Connecting rooms available
Food & Drink
For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8 AM to 1 PM.
Sarabeth - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
Paola - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare.
Room service (during limited hours) is available.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness center.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Bicycle rentals nearby
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
- Check-in time starts at 3 PM
- Check-in time ends at midnight
- Check-out by 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 49 per night.
- Pets: USD 25 per pet, per day
- Only dogs and cats are allowed
- Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 40 lbs)
- Restrictions apply
- For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.
Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
- Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
- Debit cards not accepted
- Parking height restrictions apply
The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.
- Breakfast fee: between USD 7 and USD 19 per person (approximately)
- Valet parking fee: USD 59 per day
- Pet fee: USD 25 per pet, per day
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 49 per night
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You should know
- Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
- To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).