Where to Store Luggage in New York City

In this post, we provide several methods for luggage storage in NYC, including one that will pick up and drop off your luggage. You can now store your bags at just about any kind of business.

 

 


LUGGAGE STORAGE (THE SHARING ECONOMY)

Vertoe 

Vertoe (and its competitors below) employ a similar system to Airbnb, but for luggage. They find convenient locations for travelers, such as souvenir and gift shops, convenience stores or hotels, that are open early and close late and have the capacity and the security to hold your baggage.  

 

NYC Luggage Storage

 

Vertoe is America’s largest on-demand short term storage provider with presence in over 20 major cities with 300+ locations in the US.

They have over 125 locations in New York City alone and they are adding locations very rapidly.  

They have locations at many major transit spots, such as Penn Station, Grand Central Terminal, Port Authority, JFK Airport, and Newark Airport. Many of their locations are open 24/7.

Vertoe’s rates are among the cheapest in New York City. Bags cost $5.95/day (online price) and they have deals for groups.

Plus, you get 5% off when using promo code vertoeshare. See their pricing page for more information.  

They offer a very generous $5000 in insurance and provide complimentary tamper proof security seals at their locations. Click here to find Vertoe locations.

Vertoe gets great reviews on Google and Yelp, having won thePeople love us on Yelp Awardfor 2017, and we also like how Vertoe users get to rate and review each of their locations, reviews that you could read before checking your bags. They offer 24-hour customer service. 


Additional Companies

There are several other companies offering a similar service. Some have a few side benefits that are worth noting below. Some might offer more convenient locations for you than Vertoe.


Bounce

Bounce offers 2 options. The first is similar to Vertoe. You pay $2/bag/hour with a limit of $6/bag/day. They offer $3000 insurance. You get a 10% discount automatically if you book through us.

Their 2nd option allows you to drop your bags off at one of their locations and pick it up at another. You will pay at least $15/day/bag, but the time you save might be worth a lot more. Click here for more details. 


Nanny Bag

Another reputable company that has locations throughout the world. Prices are $2/bag/hour up to $6/day with $2000 of insurance. 

Receive a 10% discount with promo code FREETOURSBYFOOT.

Reservations and payments are made through their website and there is no fee for canceling as long as your reservation time has not started. 


Luggage Hero

This company is already established in major cities around the world and has excellent ratings. LuggageHero offers a safe, convenient and cheap method of storing your luggage.

The rate is $2 per hour/per bag, with a maximum of $12. Get the 1st hour free with promo code Free. You also get $3000 insurance per bag.


Knock Knock City

Knock Knock City’s tagline is “Carry Less, Do More”. You can now store your luggage in NYC for only $1/hour per bag, which includes $2000 insurance.

Luggage storage locations in New York City include Penn Station, Wall Street, East Village, Williamsburg, and more.

CNBC mentions Knock Knock City’s luggage storage locations as “the list of Knock Knock City partner sites is eclectic.”

When you book you can get the 10% off with code FREETOURS. If you have a change of plans you can cancel anytime for free.


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MOBILE LUGGAGE STORAGE 

My Bag Check 

The latest trend in luggage storage is pick-up/drop-off services. Rather than you bringing your luggage to a facility, this company will come to you and pick-up your luggage, store it securely for the desired amount of time, and then return it to you at any location you request. 

 

 

This type of storage is more expensive than Airbnb luggage storage services mentioned above. But for those who value convenience over cost, this type of service could be worth it. 

And since these services can drop off your luggage at airports and train stations, they also allow you to travel without carrying your bags. 

Expect to pay between $15 – $25 per bag per day (assuming 2 bags in an order). Pricing depends on where your bags are being picked up and dropped off and time.  

This is the only app-based, on-demand luggage pickup/delivery service. My Bag Check operates 24 hours, 7 days a week.

It is very simple to use. Through the app, schedule your luggage pick-up time/location and delivery time/location. Enter a description of your bag(s) and take a photo. Confirm your request and at the designated time, a driver will come pick-up your bags.

While you are out and about, your luggage is stored in a secure facility. It is returned to you at the time/location you requested.  The flat-fee includes insurance up to $100. You can purchase additional insurance up to $500. 

Unlike Free Your Arms, which uses their own van, this service takes advantage of taxi-share programs, such as Uber and Lyft, for drivers. 

Be sure to enter promo code FreeToursNYC for a 5% discount. Prices below are for 2 pieces of luggage. Website

  • $30  Manhattan (Pickup or Delivery origination)
  • $40  Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx (Pickup and/or Delivery origination)
  • $40  Jersey City & Hoboken (Delivery Only)
  • $50  LaGuardia and JFK Airports (Pickup and/or Delivery origination)

 


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STORAGE CENTERS

Traditional luggage storage locations can be found throughout the city and we have listed them below. Some offer additional services such as computer/printer access and free Wi-Fi. 

Some of these facilities are located near the starting/stopping points for many of our pay-what-you-like walking tours so drop off your bags and come join us for a tour!


Schwartz Travel & Storage multiple locations  Tel. 212-290-2626

Reputable company with two prime Midtown Manhattan locations. Reservations are not necessary. You will need to show your ID or passport when you drop off your luggage. Both locations are open 8 am – 11 pm.  

As of January 2018, the price per bag/suitcase is $2.50 per hour with a maximum of $10 per day. Each additional day is $8.

(C) Schwartz at 357 West 37th St. Ground Floor (bet. 8th & 9th Aves). Located near Penn Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal.  

(D) Schwartz at 34 West 46th Street, 4th Floor (bet. 5th and 6th Ave.) – Near Times Square and Grand Central Terminal. 


(E) City CoPilot multiple locations  Tel. 866-340-4399

They have three locations around the city and each is open daily from 9 am – 7 pm.  Late pick-up and/or drop-off can also be arranged.

City CoPilot advertises itself as a reception service. Some of you may need to go there to pick up the keys to your apartment, for example, if you are renting on Airbnb.  

They charge $10 for each bag, including backpacks, purses, and small shopping bags. They also offer pick-up and delivery of your luggage for a $39 minimum charge.

  • Times Square  777 8th Ave. (bet. 47th & 48th Sts.) inside the Gray Line Visitor Center. (map)
  • Williamsburg, Brooklyn  332 Hooper Street bet. South 4th & South 5th Sts. (map)  
  • Lower East Side  166 Allen Street (map) (bet. Stanton & Rivington Sts.)  A 5-minute walk from F Train (2nd Ave station) and J/M/Z Trains (Essex/Delancey Station).  Perfect location if you are taking our Lower East Side Food Tour.

(F) Luggage Keeper  357 W 36th St. 2nd Floor (bet. 8th and 9th Aves.)  Tel. 1-212-967-0026

They are located within walking distance of Penn Station, Times Square, and Port Authority Bus Terminal. They offer free Wi-Fi & printing. You can also charge your phone and other devices.

Prices as of January 2018 are a daily flat-rate of $10 per medium/large bag and $7 per small bag.


(G) CBH Luggage Storage 31 West 46th Street

Secure luggage storage very close to Grand Central Terminal, Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Times Square.  They are open every day from 7 am-midnight. Prices as of May 2017 are: $2.50 an hour for each bag you leave or they have a daily rate.

Regular sized bags cost between $8 to $10 max per day. However oversized bags are charged between $15 to $19 per day. If you need to pick up your bag beyond those hours, special arrangements can be made for an extra $49. 

Other services offered: free phone calls, free wifi, printing services, lounge area, refrigerator and microwave available, free phone charging up to 15 minutes, a lounge area with TV for short stays, a package receiving services for $19, and up and key-exchange services.  


Short-Term Stow  270 West 36th Street at 8th Ave.    Tel. 646-682-9631

**Closed for renovations as of May 2018 **

 


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