A Unique Vantage Point
You’ve seen the Statue of Liberty before, maybe countless times, in movies, on TV, gracing postcards and paraphernalia. But you’ve never seen her like you do at The Wagner At The Battery. Here, she will greet you when you wake, dazzle you at sunset, and keep watch as you fall asleep. An unrivaled location at the water’s edge in Lower Manhattan means that the Wagner has 150 rooms and suites—more than any other hotel—whose large bay windows reveal direct sightlines of the Statue of Liberty. It’s the Wagner’s greatest strength and a highlight of any stay.
These harbor view accommodations start at a generous 425 square feet, with bedding in a neutral palette, and walk-in showers and tubs. The most indulgent option is a Presidential Suite with wrap-around views of the Statue of Liberty that extend from the master bedroom to the living and dining areas and even to the marble bathroom. In between, the most commonly requested category is the premier suite (insider booking tip: the best vistas are from floors seven to 12). You and your travel companions can spread out across 1,125 square feet of suite space, larger than many a Manhattan apartment.
Romance peaks on July 4, when fireworks light up the Statue of Liberty and the Wagner throws an exclusive viewing party.
A Closer Look
The Wagner’s décor tends to be understated. After all, why compete with the majesty of New York Harbor and its crowned glory? Instead, the most remarkable in-room amenity enhances your experience of the view—a telescope that can be adjusted to suit adults or kids. Staff members report visible delight when guests encounter the telescope. It zooms in so close that the museum inside the statue is visible. Guests may return to it throughout the day to spy what’s doing on Governors Island or Ellis Island and to follow the ferries and sailboats making their way to and fro across the harbor.
Hotel offers also make the most of the picturesque location. A “Love and Liberty” package features an upgrade to a harbor view room, in-room breakfast with Lady Liberty as your guest, and a prepared gourmet picnic. Bring it along on a stroll or bike ride to Wagner Park Esplanade for another meal paired with sweeping views. The romance factor peaks on July 4, when fireworks at Liberty State Park light up the Statue of Liberty and the Wagner throws an exclusive viewing party at Rise, its 14th-floor terrace.