Hotels and Hostels usually have a luggage storage room. You can call or email them to ask, before you arrive to the city.
When is it convenient to use a Luggage Storage Service?
- You’re visiting NYC for the day and don’t have a place to leave your luggage.
- Your hotel doesn’t have a luggage storage room.
- The hotel / hostel / apt. isn’t located in a convenient area. It may be far from the attractions you’re visiting your last day, and you wanna use your last hours in the city to maximum.
- Your hotel/hostel charges a lot of money to leave luggage. More over, if you have to pay an extra subway trip or taxi to go and pick up your stuff.
- You’re traveling out of NY for a few days and you don’t wanna carry all your luggage with you.
Luggage Storage Services in Manhattan
Quick note: I never used any of them. I’m writing this post (based on other people’s feedback) because I know it’s useful to some visitors.
- Always lock your luggage before storing it.
- Allow ample time for potential lines on collection.
- Keep valuables with you: money, passport, camera, etc.
Schwartz Luggage Storage
Website. Offering this service over 10 years.
$2.50 per item per hour / $10 per item per day – Only Cash!
You can make a reservation by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tip: don’t hire any other service rather than dropping off & picking up your luggage in-person. Some people had incidents when they hired the service to have their luggage picked up by them.
Don’t loose your ticket and Photo ID! They won’t give you the luggage if you loose the ticket, so keep it in a very safe place!
Hours & Locations
Their locations aren’t fancy or very nice, but their reviews are generally good in terms of storage.
Penn Station & Port Authority:
357 West 37th St. between 8th & 9th Ave. Ground Floor. Walk-ins welcome.
Every day from 8am to 11pm (try to arrive an hour before closing time, since there were a few incidents of people trying to pick up their luggage close to 11pm!)
Grand Central Terminal:
34 West 46th St. 4th Floor. Same building as Food Shop: Subway. Limited Storage Space.
Hours: 9am to 6pm. Make sure it says “Schwartz” on all signs, because there is a shop on 46th St. that they say they are, but they aren’t!
Downtown Manhattan: World Trade Center – Wall St. Area
108 Greenwich St. (& Charlton St.). 5th Floor.
Hours: 8am to 6pm.
JFK Luggage Storage:
Opening April 1, 2016. Serving all terminals. Walk-ins welcome. Daily from 8am to 11pm.
For travelers who make a stop in JFK and have to take the following flight from JFK as well.
$4 to $16 per item per day.
Terminal 1 Arrivals Area: daily from 7am to 11pm
Terminal 4 Arrivals Area: daily for 24hs.
Penn Station Luggage Storage
You have to be an Amtrak passenger to use their luggage storage facility.
It’s a good option if you are traveling via Amtrak or the NJ Transit/AirTrain to Newark Airport.
$5.50 per item per day
Hours and Location
Daily 5:15am to 9:45pm.
Click here to view on Google Maps.
South side of station next to track 5. Near the Amtrak ticket sale windows. Ask a uniformed Amtrak employee for assistance at the station since it may be hard to find the place.
Website. Good for travelers staying in the Lower East Side & Good for Airbnb apartments (for key exchange).
Services offered: luggage storage & delivery, key exchange and package acceptance & concierge services.
$10 regular size bag / $5 backpacks, purses, small shopping bags
Luggage delivery service starting at $39
No reservation needed
Hours and Location
Storage: Mon-Thur 9am to 8pm. / Fri-Sun 10am to 6pm
Key exchange services: 24/7 by reservation
Package acceptance: $5 one-time package / $14.99 unlimited monthly package acceptance for 3 months minimum.
166 Allen St. between Stanton St. & Rivington St.
Website. They aren’t well-known yet but they have great reviews.
A mobile luggage storage. A great service if you don’t want to bring your luggage walking, by subway or by taxi to the storage location facilities!
They pick up your luggage with their mobile van, and drop it off at the location and destination of your choice (including JFK and LGA).
$11.99 – $19.99 per bag. Save 10% when you reserve through their app using code: LAUNCH10.
It’s important that you meet them in-time. Plan ahead and don’t be late!
Storage Facility You May Want to Avoid
Short Term Stow: Located on 3rd floor and WITHOUT ELEVATOR in the building!
CBH: they don’t have good reviews. I wouldn’t take a risk going here. People complain that they don’t keep track of the time you drop off the luggage, they want to charge you more per item once you’re there…
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