Luggage Storage

Posted by Elocin 
Luggage Storage
June 02, 2005 08:53PM


I need some help, traveling to NYC for the first time and have a question about luggage storage for a couple of hours. We are taking a cruise that will return early, (around 10 AM) but our return flight does not leave until 8PM. We wanted to store our luggage for a couple of hours till we needed to go to the airport. We can not store our luggage at the Port, Penn Station, or on the boat. Any ideas?

Schwartz Travel Services
Main Location - Penn Station area: 355 w 36th St. NYC - Open Everyday: 8am - 11pm

Limited Location - Grand Central area: 34 w 46th St. NYC - Open Everyday: 9am - 6pm


Edited 13 time(s). Last edit at 09/05/2010 04:55PM by askanewyorker.
Re: Luggage Storage
June 02, 2005 10:56PM
Marea's solution is really the only one. Someone needs to start a business for this!
Re: Luggage Storage
June 02, 2005 11:49PM
Since we are coming off of a cruise ship we are not staying in a hotel on that Sunday. We are just off the ship at 10 or 11 am and then on our own till our flight leaves that night at 8 pm.
Kelly M
Re: Luggage Storage
June 03, 2005 06:48PM
there are no luggage storage facilities at grand central, either. on virtual tourist someone said there were, but I just called and was told there are none there.
Re: Luggage Storage
June 03, 2005 08:47PM
My prayers are with your for the Pennsylvania Hotel, and God Bless them if they do!
Re: Luggage Storage
June 06, 2005 10:08AM

I had a similar problem last time I stayed in NYC (early checkout, late flight) and was told that since 9/11 the New York Hilton (West 53rd Street and Avenue of the Americas) was the only place in New York that would hold luggage - they pass it through an x-ray scanner like at airports - at a cost of $4 or $5 a bag. This may be a complete myth, but its worth asking.

I got around my problem by offering cash to the Super of the apartment block I was staying in so I never had to use the Hilton.
Re: Luggage Storage
June 21, 2005 03:50AM
I can pretty much verify there is no luggage storage in NYC because of the security threat.

Your best bet is to actually RENT A CAR and store your luggage in the trunk; you can usually find a free parking space on the street without too much trouble (try to pick a busy area) - especially on a weekend. Otherwise, there are parking lots for about $20 near the piers.

The added benefit is you can drive yourself to the airport and save the transfer or taxi costs - which if you're going to JFK can just about pay for the rental.

Driving in NYC isn't as bad as it looks on TV, but PLEASE study a map before you head out for the airports - it will really help you rather than trying to navigatge on the fly.

Good luck...
Re: Luggage Storage
September 27, 2005 01:18PM
Thankyou Yopi, this question is asked so much, you have been most helpful.
Re: Luggage Storage
October 03, 2005 08:15PM
I just called Amtrak and got the answer that their storage is only available to people with an Amtrak ticket. Has someone tried storing with Amtrak without a ticket?

Re: Luggage Storage
October 12, 2005 06:55PM

One option if you are in transit in NYC just for one day and you will fly somewhere after, you can buy a regular train ticket to go to the aeroport (that meens more expensive ticket, for instance the ticket to Newark costs 24$) and in this case, leave your baggages to the baggage storage at Penn Station. I called Amtrak and it is possible to do that.

It is one of the only choice that you have if you need to store your baggages.
Re: Luggage Storage
October 12, 2005 07:04PM
The best advice so far! It would be worth it. Thanks Cecile!
Re: Luggage Storage
December 28, 2006 04:52PM
Thanks so much Marcia!!!! Nice to see an entrepeneur finally stepped up to the plate.

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