Andaz Wall Street – a concept by Hyatt
What We Love
- Free WiFi, local calls and in-room snacks; cookies, coffee and newspapers gratis at reception
- Farm-fresh Hudson Valley delicacies in the city-chic Dina Rata restaurant
- Seven-foot windows give a feeling of floating above Manhattan
- The hotel's beer garden and outdoor games
What To Know
- Wind can howl around corner rooms on upper floors
- From the dramatic stairs to the open-plan bar, nothing screams “kid-friendly”
- Downtown location can confuse the uninitiated — streets have names, not grid numbers
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- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The sleek luxury of Wall Street is evident in the hotel’s minimalist design, the lobby’s large steel staircase and the upscale restaurant, Dina Rata. But the high-end glamour is mixed with artistic touches that are nods to the past, from the Prohibition-era cocktails to the Thomas Hardy quotes emblazoned on the guestroom walls. Everything is done with understated class and the best materials, from leather to marble to chrome. The overall effect is one of a kind and, surprisingly, homey.
Bed & Bath
With super high 11-foot ceilings, locally crafted metal art pieces and a bright palette of white, bleached wood, camel and lavender, the 253 rooms feel like urban lofts. Perks include 42-inch flat-screens, Geneva sound systems and pillowy Simmons mattresses with 300-thread-count sheets. Futuristic bathrooms have black tiling, chrome fixtures and glass pedestal sinks. Walk-in showers with Beekman 1802 products come standard in all rooms, but upgrade to a Large King Room for a deep soaking tub with glass walls that peek into the bedroom.
Grab a pre-dinner drink at the beer garden, where guests can taste a selection of German brews. The tony locavore Dina Rata restaurant helps you get up close and personal with your food, first by procuring the ingredients from the Hudson Valley, and second by preparing it right next to you in open kitchens stationed throughout the dining room. Enjoy a glass of vino with the American bistro cuisine like the salmon with beets and shiitake mushrooms. Work off the indulgence in the 24-hour gym or opt for a spa treatment, including short 15-minute massages for busy business types.
In the Area
The New York Stock Exchange no longer offers tours, due to security concerns, but you can visit that other nearby temple of commerce, Century 21, a hectic shopping mecca where you’ll battle locals for designer clothing at up to 65 percent off retail. Get a history lesson by taking a 10-minute stroll through the Financial District to Battery Park, a historic landmark that overlooks the harbor and served as one of the first immigrant depots in America. Pick up the Statue of Liberty ferry here for $12 or pay your respects at the National September 11 Memorial. Take a 20-minute stroll over to Chinatown for a weekend dim sum extravaganza or a 25-minute jaunt to Little Italy and SoHo.
How to Get There
Room size is certainly notable in lower Manhattan. The reception desk staff was cordial and surprised me with obtain an upgraded corner room deluxe suite. The room featured windows throughout and the bath area included a notable soaking tub adjacent to the waterfall shower . View from the 11th floor are included in attachment to this review. While not spectacular the view of surrounding buildings and streets catches the eye, which assists to further increase the open feeling associated with the relatively large size of the upgraded room. The business meeting that I attended was appropriately well appointed with standard assortment of scrambled eggs with potatoes, sausage, pecans & walnuts, raisins, cranberries, orange juice, soda and coffee for breakfast. A moderate sized lobby is abbreviated due to the attached Hyatt Residence area of the building . The hotel features an upstairs banquet area in addition to restaurant on a floor above the lobby. It also has a moderate sized gym and a spa.
I have tried several downtown NY options and Andaz is the best so far. Rooms are large and comfortably by NY standards. Staff friendly and the restaurant is good for business breakfasts. It is also very convenient for multiple subway lines which connect to any part of NY
The hotel has a worn, dingy feel to it. One of the managers indicated that it is being renovated extensively in the next few months. So, that should improve. Avoid the hotel coffee shop--much better, cheaper places to eat on the block. We ended up paying about $100 for 2 on a weekend morning and we never went back.
Rooms needs a lot of improvement. Draws stick, lighting is dim, safe is down by the floor, platform bed is awkward and clear glass by tub allows you to see person in the shower (weird). Restaurant is totally overpriced ($40/person for breakfast buffet). Reception desk awkwardly located, no doorman to help with luggage or secure a cab.
I was expecting a tiny room and not much else but was pleasantly surprised. Large room nice quality fit out and toiletries.
Great location can walk to Occulus, 911, Seaport, chinatown etc. 5min walk to views of mahattan and brooklyn bridge.
Oh did I mention nightly complimentary wine hour in the lobby. WINNER.