Hotels and Hostels usually have a luggage storage room. You can call or email them to ask them 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 the 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 to pick up your stuff.
- You’re traveling out of NY for only a few days and coming back and you don’t wanna carry all your luggage with you.
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LUGGAGE STORAGE SERVICES IN MANHATTAN
QUICK NOTE: I never used any of them. I’m writing this article based on other people’s feedback, because I know it’s useful for some NYC visitors.
TIPS TO STORE YOUR LUGGAGE
- 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 for over 10 years.
- $2.50 per item per hour.
- $10 per item per day – $8 smaller luggage.
- $8 per additional day.
You can make a reservation by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tip: don’t hire any other service 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 lose your ticket and Photo ID! They won’t give you your luggage if you lose the ticket, so keep it in a very safe place!
HOURS & LOCATIONS
Their locations aren’t fancy or that 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.
DAILY 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 (close to Times Square):
34 West 46th St. 4th Floor. Same building as Food Shop: Subway. Limited Storage Space.
9AM to 6PM.
Tip: 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!
LOWER MANHATTAN: WORLD TRADE CENTER | WALL ST. AREA
108 Greenwich St. (& Charlton St.). 5th Floor.
8AM to 6PM.
JFK LUGGAGE STORAGE LOCATION
160-23 Rockaway Blvd. More info here.
Serving all terminals. Walk-ins welcome.
DAILY: 8AM to 11PM.
Good for travelers who make a stop at 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’re traveling via Amtrak or the NJ Transit/AirTrain to Newark Airport.
$5.50 per item per day
HOURS & 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, package acceptance & concierge services.
- $10 regular size bag.
- Luggage delivery service starting at $79.
- Package acceptance: $9.99 one-time package / $19.99 unlimited monthly package, 3 months minimum.
No reservation needed.
HOURS & LOCATION
Key exchange services: 24/7 by reservation.
Storage: Monday – Sunday 9am to 7pm. Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s Eve hours might differ.
LOWER EAST SIDE:
166 Allen St. between Stanton St. & Rivington St.
TIMES SQUARE / MIDTOWN:
777 8th Ave. between 47th & 48th Sts.
FREE YOUR ARMS: MOBILE LUGGAGE STORAGE SERVICE
Website. They aren’t well-known yet, but they have great reviews.
A mobile luggage storage facility. A great service if you don’t want to bring your luggage walking, by subway or 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).
About $11.99 – $19.99 per bag.
It’s important that you meet them on-time. Plan ahead and don’t be late!
They offer a 24hs delivery service.
STORAGE FACILITIES YOU MAY WANT TO AVOID
SHORT TERM STOW: Located on a 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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