What We Love
- Loft-style rooms with private bars
- Near the clubs, restaurants, and shopping of the Meatpacking District and the art galleries of Chelsea
- Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror art installation in the lobby
- Free bike rental (depending on the season)
What To Know
- This is a party hotel, so expect a late night crowd
- Thin guest room walls can lead to involuntary eavesdropping
- Pool Bar & Grill is closed during colder months (while the pool itself remains open year round; is adults-only after 12 p.m.)
- Check out Bodega Negra, their Mexican restaurant
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
A $270 million renovation transformed this polka-dot 1960s building into a glittering clubhouse for the downtown fashion set. Orange and velvet chesterfields curve below a peep show ceiling that looks into the second-floor pool. Pieces by contemporary It-artists including Avone, LJ Lindhurst and Domingo Zapata pay homage to the hotel’s location near Chelsea’s art galleries and Meatpacking’s design and party scenes. Buttery leather campaign chairs, featherbeds and overdyed kilims add a warm counterpart to the clean lines of the 316 loft-like guest rooms, which are a riot of Jetson-inspired chrome, marble, and silver. Equally futuristic are the tech amenities, from 40-inch LED TVs that connect with your laptop or iPad to Tivoli alarm clocks to recessed speakers in the bathrooms. Some even have teak bars, so you can host your own afterparty. It’s a buzzy scene, from the DJ’d lobby to the French-accented Japanese restaurant Cherry and Côte d’Azur–inspired second-floor pool bar and its see-through bottom, on up to the rooftop PH-D club. PH-D runs a strict door policy, so even guests will have to dress the part for a spot among the A-listers sipping champagne against the panoramic skyline views.
In the Area
Head to Chelsea Market, a block from the hotel, to get picnic provisions before walking the High Line, an urban park built on an abandoned elevated railroad track. You’re also well situated to explore the galleries of Chelsea, from powerhouses like the Gagosian to the cutting-edge Zach Feuer. Score some new duds with the personal shoppers at famed boutique Jeffrey, the glam Diane von Furstenberg flagship or at such of-the-moment stores as Yigal Azrouel and Carlos Miele. Daredevils can learn to fly through the air with the greatest of ease at Trapeze School New York, which sits on a pier on the Hudson during the warmer months.
How to Get There
My husband and I stayed here beginning of the month (Sunday night) to celebrate his birthday and had a great time. Location is perfect, walking distance to great neighborhoods and good food. We stopped in Sunday night to Mexican restaurant and enjoyed some tapas and drinks...food was fresh and tasty. Staff was courteous helpful and did everything to make our stay pleasant. We will be back with the kids (young adults) and take advantage of pool!
I really like Dream downtown, the staff is very friendly and accommodating. Thanks Nicole for placing me in a nice quiet room and for following up through out my stay. Definitely will recommend to my colleagues and friends for party as well as business trips! See you soon Dream!
lauren in reception was the first person I met when I arrived in the hotel. she was so kind, and helped me on my arrival. I was made to feel so welcome and valued as a customer. jimmy in the coffee shop was terrific. thank you all for a wonderful stay
I really liked my stay here! Even though I was here for work, there’s so much to explore nearby. The location is awesome! Danny was super friendly and gave me some great recs. It has a really swanky, unique vibe, and I’d stay here again!
i have stayed here last two years consecutively and everyone of the staff has been amazing. the rooms are wonderful too. looking forward for my 3rd stay next month.the bouncers to go up to the rooftop can be nasty but understandable as it is one of the happening rooftops with late night permissions. however they can cut a little slack with long stay and regular customers. the food is amazing at all restaurants. service and cocktails at the lobby bar, FANTASTIC! pool side service is a little slow but then it is a busy spot in downtown new york. would recommend to anyone without kids. And will go back again next year too.