Gild Hall, A Thompson Hotel
What We Love
- Large rooms by New York standards
- Attentive but not intrusive service
- The cozy, Tuscan-style wine bar (open to guests during the day but sometimes closed at night for events)
- Gild Hall brings modern design savvy to Manhattan's Financial District
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What To Know
- Taxi or subway required to reach midtown or uptown attractions
- Free basic WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Equal parts hip and homey, with buttery leather couches and warm wood details, Gild Hall feels like a combination Old World London clubhouse and swinging ’70s lounge. From the antler chandelier in the lobby to the many books lining the walls to the Slim Aarons photos in the hallways, it works. And the masculine, moneyed vibe feels just right in the heart of New York’s Financial District, an area not previously known for stylish boutique hotels.
Bed & Bath
The 126 rooms are large and inviting, some with 12-foot ceilings, a rarity in New York. Graphic wallpapers mix with such classic bachelor pad touches as antique brass chandeliers, plaid flannel throws and leather headboards with belt-like detailing. Marble-floored bathrooms spoil guests with oversize Sferra robes and C.O. Bigelow toiletries.
The happy hour crowd unwinds at marble café tables lit by single tapers, or in nailhead-trimmed leather booths, flanked by a sophisticated selection of wines at La Soffitta, the hotel’s wine bar. Downstairs, Felice Ristorante and Wine Bar serves hearty helpings of Tuscan fare for power lunches and business dinners. Think classic bolognese, carbonara and vongole. There’s also a great menu of aperitivo and antipasti if you just want a few bites before heading out on the town.
How to Get There
This is a small boutique hotel that is very laid back and stylish. They aim to please, and in some cases under deliver. First the positives - location is good, adjoining restaurant is decent, great happy hour, good atmosphere, and rooms are comfortable. Now, suggestions for improvement - the hotel toiletries are limited and poor quality, service is hit and miss and it lacks follow through. This hotel has great potential, they just need to focus on the details. (Rating is based on 4* hotel).
Swell place to stay for a long weekend with a significant other. Staff and atmoshpere was great. Location to downtown and other areas couldnt be better. Will definetly stay again when in New York City.
The Gild Hall is a really nice botique hotel in lower Manhattan, near the financial district. The staff is pleasant and efficient, the rooms generous in size, clean and comfortable, and the location perfect for access to the financial district, 9/11 memorial and the Oculus. The attached restaurant is nice as well. All in all a great value..
I would definitely stay at this hotel again. I usually opt for the chain hotel, but I would highly recommended it to anyone. I liked the location and was hesitate because I usually stay in Midtown. This was a great chose for me.
Quiet location, close to subways, rooms were ok. Every hotel employee treated us like royalty. Not as luxurious as some other NY hotels, but the service more than makes up for that. Would definitely stay here again.