by Lissa Poirot
The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park was one of the first new buildings to open after 9/11, bringing a place to celebrate and enjoy New York City. The only luxury hotel on the waterfront provides sweeping views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, and is within easy walking distance of the 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street, the Skyscraper Museum, the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian.
The hotel’s interior is contemporary and refined, with friendly and accommodating service — as you exit your taxi, the bellhops take your name and pass it along so when you walk through the doors and make your way to the reception desk, every staffer has greeted you by name! One half of the towering building is dedicated to residences, while the hotel portion takes up 12 floors and offers more than 300 guestrooms and suites in varying sizes.
Our Editor Loves
- Onsite restaurant
- Close proximity to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
- Friendly accommodations and services
- Connecting Rooms
- Family Room 5+
- Onsite Dining
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The Battery Park location features 298 guestrooms and 39 suites with large, luxurious beds and oversized bathrooms with marble countertops, bathtubs and separate shower and dual vanities. Select a Liberty View room for views of the Hudson River, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where telescopes await for people watching in the park or getting closer to the action on the many sailboats and crafts coming in and out of the Hudson. All rooms feature LG HD flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi access, and 400 thread-count Frette linens with featherbeds, feather duvets, and down pillows.
Guestrooms and Suites
Standard guestrooms begin at 425 square feet in either a Deluxe Room or State of Liberty View room. Suites start at 800 square feet with the Executive Statue of Liberty View Suite or Executive Deluxe Suite. An Expanded Deluxe Suite provides 850 square feet and a Liberty Suite is 1,125 square feet with 1.5 baths, a living area with a dining table and chairs and a small pantry with a microwave oven, sink and refrigerator. This room can also connect to a Statue of Liberty View room with double rooms.
The 11th floor Club Level rooms, at the same sizes and choices as regular floors, includes the exclusive 11th floor lounge, providing complimentary food and drinks for breakfast, lunch, snacks, cocktail hours and late-night desserts.
by Susan C
Wonderful stay at this hotel! Richard Morales at the front desk was so pleasant and professional! Truly added wonderful guest service. We look forward to our next visit. Everything about The Wagner is extraordinary, from the views to the surrounding area. The best of the Battery!
by cathy g
When my husband and I checked in to the Wagner Hotel on November 8th, 2019, I was very upset to find that a mistake was made and we were listed for the 9th for checking in not the 8th. Richard was at the desk helping me to not be upset that it could be straightened out. He was so nice and calm that in turn I became calm and realized that he would be able to help me with my situation. The end result was we were able to get a beautiful room over looking the Hudson River. I can't tell you how much he helped me from what I thought was a disaster to a very happy ending. He was the best representative for not only thevWagner Hotel, but also for Trip Advisor.
A typical Manhattan hotel, the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park does not provide onsite family amenities, but rather a quiet, comfortable place to retire after a day exploring New York City. The hotel is located near Battery Park, a 25-acre park facing New York's Harbor and bordering the East and Hudson Rivers.
Directly across the street from the hotel is the Museum of Jewish Heritage, a living memorial to the Holocaust. The 9/11 Memorial is mere blocks away, for families wanting to see the national tribute at the heart of World Trade Center. Two blocks east, the Museum of the American Indian, a Smithsonian museum, is housed in the former Customs Building.
Of course, with its waterfront location, getting to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty is an easy walk across the street to the ferry. Families can also find easy access to Governors Island, a 172-acre island in the heart of New York Harbor.
Ritz Kids are welcomed at the hotel with coloring books and crayons, bottled water and a scavenger hunt game. Infant toiletry items, cribs, high chairs and safety devices in guestrooms can also be arranged. For added fun (and an additional fee) parents can book an indoor camping experience for the room, too!
The Battery Park location's onsite restaurant is 2West, a modern bistro with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the park, nearby museums and the Hudson River. The American menu features a number of comfort foods kids will enjoy, and provides the hotel's 24-hour in-room dining option.
Guests of the 11th floor Club Level also receive complimentary food and drinks in the club lounge daily, beginning with breakfast and ending at 10 p.m.
Nearby, the trendy districts of SoHo, TrBeCa and the Meatpacking Districts provide an array of restaurants.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Babysitting services can be arranged through Concierge, which has a list of trusted service providers in the city who will come to the hotel.
Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in public spaces but there is a fee for in-room Wi-Fi access.
Pets under 20 pounds are permitted for a fee for the duration of the stay.
A Bath Butler can provide a bath menu of services to draw various types of luxurious and relaxing baths.
The Art of Smart Timing
There is never a bad time to visit New York, which remains vibrant during all seasons. With it's Financial District location, the area feels much sleepier on weekends than the rest of the touristy districts in the city, which makes a stay here even more relaxing
As a major destination, New York City has lots of options for reaching it. Amtrak trains go into New York's Penn Station, and the city is served by three major airports, LaGuardia and JFK, which are both in Queens, plus Newark airport in New Jersey.
Families can easily walk or take a taxi or subway to maneuver around Manhattan.
For Mom and Dad
The hotel's onsite Fitness and Wellness Center, featured in 2,500 square feet of windowed space, also provides a spa element with massages and facials provided to pamper after a long day hoofing it in the city.