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
- 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
I enjoyed my stay here. The bed was very comfortable, everything was clean and I had a room in the quiet area of the hotel.
The elevators seem to have a mind of their own, so do account for that.
Most of the staff is lovely while some were a bit disinterested and / or rude.
The hotel apologized for this, so I feel it's down to individuals.
Everyone was really nice and really helpful will be back in the summer for sure.
Amazing stay with the Family, Bell staff was great Big shoutout to Kenen !! Always there when we needed him. Cant speak on him enough.
Joseph Sabatelli at the Concierge desk really made this trip special for us. We were new to this hotel and had lots of questions. Talked to Joe before we arrived from NC about tickets to show, transportation, where to eat, etc. Everything was waiting for us when we arrived just as he said it would. His quick reply and ability to get us everything we needed totally exceeded our expectations of a busy downtown hotel.
Dream is full of energy and something everyone should experience. Great rooms and location. However, it was Joe’s above and beyond customer service that will be the reason we return.
It’s call dream and for the first business trip to NYC, that was a dream!
The room is small but really comfortable with a king size bed.
The open bathroom is really modern like the entire hotel.
The roof top bar is just amazing.
The food is not so dreamy.
Loved our stay at the Dream Downtown. Very close to important sites and meeting locations. Also appreciated the 24/7 gym, very responsive room service, and comfortable stay. With PHD up top, great restaurants on the ground floor, and Electric Room below, the hotel makes it hard to want to leave...even though you're in NYC! Look fwd to my next stay.