The Waldorf Astoria New York

301 Park Ave.
Manhattan, NY 10022
Midtown East


When the Waldorf Astoria was completed in 1931, it was the world’s largest hotel. A magnificent example of art deco architecture and decor, the building includes hotel rooms and long-term (but not permanent) residences. Also on site are elaborate event spaces: the Grand Ballroom, the Louis XVI Suite and the Basildon Room, whose ceiling comes from an 18th-century English estate. Known for its luxe, spacious accommodations and its discretion regarding VIP visitors, the Waldorf Astoria has long been a go-to destination for dignitaries, political figures and celebs during their stays in New York.

Photo: Jonathan Stas

Frequently Asked Questions

Which parts of the hotel are open to the public? You can wander into the Waldorf Astoria’s lobby anytime. There are also restaurants in the building, including Chinese fine-dining eatery La Chine and Bull & Bear Prime Steakhouse, which dates back to 1931.

Can I take a tour? Yes. The Waldorf offers a guided tour, focusing on the history of the hotel. It’s followed by lunch in the Peacock Alley restaurant.

Where would a head of state stay in this hotel? The Waldorf Astoria’s Presidential Suite is equipped with elegant decor, adjacent rooms for staff or family—and even bulletproof windows.

Is this where the Waldorf salad was created? It is! The Waldorf salad was invented by maître d’hôtel Oscar Tschirky in 1896, when the hotel was located on Fifth Avenue, near the present-day site of the Empire State Building.


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Cable/In-Room Movies
  • Family Rooms
  • Fireplace(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet Services
  • Mini Bar
  • Smoke-Free
  • Spa/Salon
  • Suite
  • Free WiFi
  • WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Available
  • Valet Parking
  • Business & Corporate
  • Furnished Apartments
  • Luxury
  • Major Brands
  • Gift & Souvenir Shops
  • Parking


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