Wyman House is a boutique hotel situated on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Nestled in one of New York’s most historic landmark districts you will find some of the finest accommodations in the city. Located on sunny Riverside Drive at 76th Street, Wyman House has been lauded by hundreds of happy travelers since opening its doors in 1986. Whether you’re in the city for business or on holiday, Wyman House offers you the comforts of home. Run by husband and wife team Pamela and Wyman, this boutique hotel contains just six suites, each decorated uniquely by Pamela herself. The hotel is housed in the couple’s circa 1888 brownstone, which has undergone a labor of love to become the boutique travel residence that it is today.
Features and Amenities
As mentioned above, there are six private suites at Wyman House, all of which are accessed via stairs (there is no elevator in the hotel as it is a very old building). All apartments are furnished with a queen bed and luxurious bed linens. All apartments have full or queen sized sleep sofas for an additional guest. Each apartment has its own private bathroom and kitchen or kitchenette. Each apartment is equipped with basic household items: refrigerator, stove, dishes and flatware, iron and ironing board, and blow dryer. Cable TV, direct-line telephones and answering machines are provided. Local calls are complimentary, however, for long distance and international calling, a phone card or credit card is required. The hotel provides complimentary wireless high speed internet access, and maid service is provided every three to four days depending on the length of stay.
Versailles is an elegant third-floor studio apartment with a garden view. The beautiful Beaux Arts alabaster mantelpiece, parquet wood floors inspired Pamela to create a European style for this room. Unique chandeliers, objects d’art and gold-framed mirrors will make you think you’re waking up in Paris! French doors open to reveal your own private kitchen– the oversized bathroom with its own crystal chandelier can easily accommodate two!
Pamela calls The Angelica “my interpretation of Budapest!” Just recently completed, this room is decorated with distressed “Louis” furnishings and wicker. Antique silk fringed shawls drape the table and bed. This is very luxurious apartment with a view of Riverside Park, and of course, its own private full bath and kitchenette.
Step across the threshold of Amadeus and you’ll feel as if you’ve waltzed right into Old World Vienna. The exquisite style of this charming 4th floor apartment pays homage to the composer whose works have become synonymous with the classical “age of elegance.” In addition to its private kitchenette hidden from view by a silk taffeta swag, this studio offers an extra-large marble bathroom with two walk-in closets.
The Conservatory is the hotel’s largest luxury apartment. You’ll settle right in to this sunny botanical garden apartment, with its whimsical topiaries and vintage floral fabrics. Have a cup of tea while you enjoy a birds-eye view of Riverside Park. The spacious cobalt blue and hot pink tiled bath is reminiscent of Morocco. The Cottage style garden view apartment is perfect for an extended stay at Wyman House. Make yourself at home with your own living room, bedroom, kitchen and bath. Pamela’s use of the “shabby chic” decor is at the same time stylish and whimsical.
Up on the 5th floor of Wyman House is the Penthouse, otherwise known as your own private atelier. This Empire-style one-bedroom features a balcony overlooking Riverside Park. Climb the romantic spiral staircase to the penthouse bedroom with its fabulous river view. Pamela considers this the most “sophisticated” of all the guestrooms.
Celebrity apartments, monied families in historic brownstones, and, of course, Central Park, the Upper West Side is one of the most expensive and affluent addresses in New York, and, therefore, the world. To visitors, the West Side means the American Museum of Natural History, the Children’s Museum, and the numerous cultural and musical events at the Lincoln Center. And let’s not forget Central Park, where locals and visitors alike enjoy jogging, horse riding, picnics and all kinds of sports activities, as well as summer concerts, the park zoo and more.
Manhattan’s Upper West Side is rich in history, culture and urban life. Lincoln Center is the home of 12 independent arts companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet an the New York Philharmonic. Visit the American Museum of Natural History, and the new state-of-the-art Rose Center for Earth and Space. The New York Historical Society on Central Park West is the city’s oldest museum and one of the most distinguished research libraries in the country. The library offers rare and unique materials that tell the story of both New York and American history. Don’t miss the fabulous museum gift shop! In the Lincoln Square neighborhood is the renowned Cafe des Artists restaurant as well as Tavern on the Green in Central Park. While in the Park, visit “Strawberry Fields” dedicated to the memory of Beatle John Lennon ~ stroll the Great Lawn or take a ride on the Carousel. Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues are home to numerous restaurants and outdoor cafes. Every weekend visit the Green Flea Market on 77th Street for bargains and treasures galore. Don’t forget to stop at Zabar’s, Citarella or Fairway on the way home for that quintessential New York culinary experience!