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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

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
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Overview

Celeb playpen with a Miami-meets-Ibiza pool scene and a models-and-bottles rooftop bar

The Lowdown

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

Dream Downtown
355 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011-5902 United States

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 3858 Reviews
Betty Farakos
Reviewed 10 hours ago

We loved dream downtown
The staff were very helpful
Very good location
The main negative was they allow the public into the pool so in our week there we never got a sun bed . The pool area wasn’t big enough for the amount of people using it
As guest, we were disappointed as we chose the Dream downtown for its pool

Amazing experience!
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Dream is always perfect. The ambiance is unmatched especially in the summer with the pool. Something not many places in NYC can offer you. Staff is great, Mallory Matoush helped make the stay was perfect, be back soon.

Bad service
Reviewed 3 days ago

Super bad service had too wait for ever after drinks at the pool and the hotel was not super busy very dissapointed about everything here so I can not recomend this place to any one will never be back here

Nightmare Downtown.
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have checked out of this hotel early after finding hotel staff rude and unhelpful. This hotel is set up for an Instagram generation and if you are too old or too young you will be ignored. The room was beautiful but very expensive for a good view. When we arrived there was a private pool party, the basement dining is closed and as my daughter is 18 we were not welcome at the rooftop restaurant.. Effectively left us with no amenities we were able to use. The pool and nightclub are open to the public and this area of revenue appears more important to the hotel than guests comfort.

Great times!!!!
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had a great time during the day. Check in was smooth. Pool area was great. Seemed like you were completely out of NYC. Drinks and food by the pool were great. Visited the restaurant for dinner and it was great. A bit over priced but nothing I didn’t expect. Great food. Went to the rooftop and though the place was nice the bouncer in the lobby by the elevator was extremely unprofessional, sarcastic and rude which killed the vibe for the night. Besides that all gravy.