Hotel Wales

Upper East Side Hip Hotel
Star ratings explained
1295 Madison Ave New York, NY 10128

Why we like it

  • This charming hotel is both welcoming and comfortable
  • Relax on the rooftop terrace garden with views of Central Park
  • Try the two on-site restaurants: Paola's, which serves Italian, and Sarabeth's, which serves comfort food
  • Enjoy free tea and coffee in the second-floor sitting room all day long
  • The en-suite bathrooms are known to be large

What you need to know

  • This hotel boasts being one of the best gay-friendly hotels in New York
  • As an older hotel, it has some quirks, but they add to the character
  • There is a limited fitness center on-site, or you can get passes to the large 92Y Center
  • Room service is available if you want breakfast or dinner in bed

Popular NYC Features

Walk to Times Square Walk to Central Park Free Breakfast On-site Restaurant On-site Bar Free WiFi Rooftop Bar Smoke Free


Within walking distance of Central Park and the Museum Mile, this charming hotel is surrounded by plenty of quaint Upper East Side activities including local restaurants and small businesses. The closest subway is a half mile away and has access to two trains, which lead to either lower Manhattan and Brooklyn or north to the Bronx.

Property Amenities

Property services

  • Laundry facilities
  • Pets allowed
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Elevator/lift
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Hair salon
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Conference space
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Grocery/convenience store


  • Fitness facilities

Business services

  • Business center

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)

Shuttles and transportation

  • Limo or Town Car service available


  • Valet parking (surcharge)

In-Room Amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Shower/tub combination

Media and electronics

  • DVD player
  • Free WiFi
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium TV channels


  • Free newspaper
  • Daily housekeeping


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination

Bedding and linens

  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available


Deposit & Cancellation Policies

Deposit and cancellation policies vary by room type and/or rate selected. Please see policy information on the checkout page.