Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown
What We Love
- It’s steps from the Hudson River waterfront
- The indoor lap pool with an underwater soundtrack
- The first NYC location for chef Wolfgang Puck’s international steakhouse, CUT
- A 24/7 gym
What To Know
- The skyscraper is downtown Manhattan’s tallest residential building
- Larger suites here have balconies
- The hotel is a mix of 157 private residences and 189 guest rooms
- The spa menu includes Switzerland-based Dr. Pauline Burgener’s debut treatments for an American clientele
In many ways, the opening of this stately Robert A.M. Stern tower (inspired by its trailblazing neighbor, the Woolworth Building) is confirmation that Downtown Manhattan is officially ready for business. Within easy reach of many restored area landmarks including the grand Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus and Wall Street’s new World Trade Center complex, the Four Season brand’s 99th addition is urban grandeur at its sleekest. An unexpected L-shaped lobby, slender hallways and towering walls are a more sophisticated reflection of the frenzied financial district itself. Jewel-box-like rooms are just as calming, clad in café au lait colors with 55-inch smart TVs and One World Trade Center views from the bathtubs. A highly flexible room service menu (the full range of options is available 24 hours a day) ensures you can summon a midnight filet mignon or a bagel-and-lox platter for dinner, underscoring this property’s allegiance to slick, in-a-New-York-minute service.
In the Area
Emerging from its reputation as the city’s after-hours ghost town, the hotel’s FiDi backdrop is now a resuscitated culture hub. Wander the pulsing marketplace and restaurants of nearby Eataly, Chef Mario Batali’s gustatory wonderland; squeeze in a photo-op with the brand-new Fearless Girl statue squaring off with Wall Street’s Charging Bull, and even find oases like Elevated Acre, a park on a building plateau that overlooks the East River helipad. To really sink your teeth into the surroundings, take an ambulatory history tour of the area via Wall Street Walks. You’re also just a five-minutes from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, powerful and poignant monuments to a day that forever transformed this city.
How to Get There
This is my second time here. This hotel is great. Although I had some issues this time, the staff tried to do the best they can to make me feel better and to allow my stay here to be great.
Jessica from the spa is so amazing and kind, I really enjoyed talking with her and get the best service here.
I will probably come back and hope it will be great as it was for me in my second time here.
Raul the doorman went above and beyond for us. We were traveling with our two dogs and he helped us in and out of the car every single time. Carrying the pups for us and generally just very friendly. Not typical service:)
What a fabulous hotel. A Great attentive staff. Beautiful room that was a very good size for NYC. Love the tile work and marble in the bathroom. Decor is understated and modern. pool & spa area were very nice. Great doormen and great smell in the hotel. Great beds and the rooms are quiet. Nice little touches too for example we left glasses in the room and they left Four Seasons glasses wipes after housekeeping came.
The only complaint I could think of is at the bar there is a constant cold wind blasting in from the lobby due to poor design. Overall I would definitely stay again as you can find good prices on the weekends since the WTC area is slow on the weekends, but nothing is very far on the subway. I loved this hotel.
I had a much needed two night staycation and couldn’t have been happier that I chose the Four Seasons Downtown. My room was wonderful, very large by NYC standards and a perfect retreat. I loved the bathroom - the bathtub was especially amazing and the spa concierge kindly gave me a salt and rose petal soak for it when I mentioned I was excited to use it.
I cannot day enough about the staff and the quality of my stay. This hotel is one of my favorites now and I will be back.
What an amazing "botique style" hotel. The turn down service was impeccable! Great lighting and atmosphere throughout the hotel - crack the window open and listen to the hustle and bustle. Super large bathtub and good size rooms.
The only complaint Id have would be the sheets felt starchy - would be nice to have the same quality of sheets as other four seasons. Overall was terrific a terrific stay.
Adra at the front desk was amazing - got a reservation at a restaurant which we had the best seat in the house along with complimentary Moet champagne - not too shabby...