Listed in Frommers New York on $70 a day, New York Magazine, Detours's NY, Foder's Berkeley Budget Guides, The Boston Globe, The Moneywise Guide To North America, Recommend Magazine, GIO Globe Trotter (Japan), Geosaison (Germany), USTTA (Australia); and featured on Japanese and American TV.
"New York's Bargain Hotels", a feature in the Sunday travel section of the New York Times, recommended only six hotels. The Wolcott was one of those six."
" ... was one of the grande dames of Manhattan hotels at start of the 20th century ... It has been reinvented as a good-value option.. Pluses include spacious bathroom, voice mail ... "
- Frommer's New York City
"You get more than your money's worth at the Wolcott Hotel."
- The Rough Guide (UK)
"If you don't want to break the bank but want a really pleasant stay, this is the perfect place."
- Mary Beth Maloll Editor of the Rough Guide: New York in the British Publication The Independent
"Recommend. 200 charming rooms with lovely bathrooms"
- Tour Hebdo France
"For a remarkably low rate ... Offers well furnished, comfortable rooms ... "
- Fodor's New York City Guide
"This is one of Manhattan's better-kept bargain secrets. Here you will find a good location (midtown), clean rooms with private baths, good security, phone, color TV and air conditioners ... It is no wonder that students and foreign travelers along with savvy businessmen and women, are regular patrons."
- Gerry Franks's Where To Find it in NY
...has a friendly atmosphere which carries on into the bedrooms, decorated in traditional American style"
- Knoff City Guides New York
"Clients don't have to spend an arm and a leg ... near the Empire State Building... independently owned, but they don't have the advertising budget to make themselves known."
- Travel Agent Magazine
"The Wolcott is the most recommend budget hotel in NY. The area, known as Herold Square, is safe"
- Le Petit Fute
"The budget traveler's New York fantasy. A robust renaissance style mansion, its grand entrance complete with shield and winged cherubs. Greek warrior heads act as quasi-caryatids below the kind of balcony from which dictators and popes make speeches. Crystal chandeliers and wrought iron staircases."
- Let's Go Guide to New York
"The ornately gilded, mirror-lined lobby is an unexpected sight in this very economical hotel. Rooms are fine ... with more frills than usual for the price. Definitely worth consideration."
- Time Out Guide to New York (UK)
"Reserver une semaine a l'avance. Ne vous laissez pas intimider par le hall chic et monumental, les prix restent abordables. Cet Hotel est en fait tres democratique: il popose des chambres de totutes tailles et donc a tous les prix, mais d'un certain standing. Elles ont toutes l'air conditionne et la tele."
- le Guide du Routard New York (France)
"Yes, you can have a room with private bath in a decent hotel in New York ... offers comfortable accommodations in a safe and busy neighborhood, with a personalized atmosphere."
- Frommer's Dollarwise Travel Club
"Gute Lage, gleich off Fifth Avenue, im Photo-District, nahe Macy's. Kleine, aber angenehme und saubere Zimmer und auBerst freundliches Personal."
New York selbst entdecken (Switzerland)
"The British newspaper, The Independent ranked the Wolcott as the 36th Best Budget Hotel on earth. Second best in the United States (number one is in Hawaii) and the only one in New York City." (wow)
" ... well maintained ... A huge high ceiling lobby, giant columns and other touches of a bygone age. Its' perhaps the best cared for ... especially popular among European tourist. And the rooms? They're pleasant!"
Five star (highest rating)
Sleep Cheap in New York
"Rock bottom rates are offered to New York visitors ... good buy for budget travelers."
- Jerry Hulse's Tips: Los Angeles Times
"The least expensive hotel in New York that I can recommend."
- Bern Marcowitz on Frommer's (TV) Travel Channel
"Some rooms in more expensive hotels are not much better than these."
-Yvonne Cronin, in the New York Times