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
I recently stayed at this hotel for a work trip. I have stayed at other high-end hotels in NYC and the Four Seasons rises above due to their excellent service. I felt like an entire staff actually cared. Little touches they add to the room, like a cleaning cloth for your glasses to a cord keeper for your charging cords.
If you are traveling to New York City and staying in Downtown, then do not hesitate to stay at the best address in this part of town, at the Four Seasons Hotel Downtown. An iconic location with faultless service are hallmarks of this distinguished property.
From the moment you walk in this FS downtown you feel welcomed and at ease. Great service from everyone, going the extra mile to help you. Special thanks to Katora and the spa manager, both very friendly and very eager to help. The rooms were clean and spacious with modern facilities. The spa and the swimming pool are also great providing a place to relax after a day in the city. The food at the restaurant was excellent and the staff great. The location is convenient with many links to different areas of Manhattan (if you are a tourist). I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to friends.