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
We were lucky enough to stay here on our honeymoon in New York and our experience here really added to the trip overall. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff here and the room was absolutely immaculate with stunning detail in the bathroom. The bed is like sleeping on a cloud! And the staff sent up a bottle of champagne and cake to celebrate our honeymoon which was very thoughtful.
The location is fantastic for touristing from - you're a stone's throw away from the World Trade Center memorial and plenty of subway stops and cafes close by.
This hotel looks great, good location and nice rooms but unfortunately that’s where the good news ends
It feels like they have fired all the staff
As I write this review from the lobby there is only 2 members of staff here
The attitude is so relaxed it makes the Caribbean seem almost slick
No one seems to give a fu*k
I would not stay here again it shocking
Much better places to stay
It's been a while since I've stayed in a 5-star hotel and the Four Seasons didn't let me down on the luxury experience. The room was lovely, with extra touches like the TV in the bathroom mirror and an iPad for room service ordering. Bed was comfortable, room was quiet, bathroom was nice. The only disappointment was the lobster ramen I got from room service; the noodles were overcooked and very starchy/mushy, which is never good. And, weirdly, they never picked up the cart and the meal was still sitting out in the hallway the next morning (after they had confirmed with me that I'd leave it out there when done).