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
Beautiful hotel. Great location. Wonderful staff. Beds are very comfortable and there is really good water pressure in the showers. I wish I'd had more chances to eat at Felice (the hotel restaurant). I got to do one lunch and one evening of cocktails and snacks. The food was just fabulous and the drinks too.
A warm welcome & with a glass of bubbly greeted us on entering this stylish hotel near Wall Street. Tucked away from traffic yet only minutes from southstreet seaport / Brooklyn Bridge on one side and Fulton subway station on the other to take you midtown uptown or to another borough. Large comfy beds, crisp bed linen with leather headboards, high ceilings and heating - I always love the water pressure in NYC all showers are proper power showers - always welcome after a day/night out. If you are looking for a place to relax with great service one close to a number of bars and restaurants, without being in hectic midtown you would be hard pushed to find a better place to stay - highly recommended
We arrived at The Gild Hall at 11pm after our initial accommodation had been overbooked by the supplier.
We were totally looked after by Robert at reception who was so helpful in ensuring we had a good stay after our poor start. The rooms at Gild Hall are comfortably furnished with the most comfortable beds, beautiful quality linen and Frette bath robes to boot! The bar is lively and furnished with fab mid century antiques. Whilst the hotel is located in the finance district it is easy to get around from Fulton Street subway and the local shops and coffee houses at South sea port are a couple of minutes walk away. I have to mention Robert again who really went out of his way for us and made our stay a 5 star one. I thought I had already sent this review via an email link but that hasn't appeared so apologies for the late review.
The hotel is so nice! The subway is close by allowing you to commute to anywhere in the city.The rooms are clean, comfortable and functional. Particularly I enjoy that they kept the double locks in the rooms so you can make sure that no one will enter your room with a master key.The hotel has an Italian restaurant which is simple delicious! You can either eat downstairs to the restaurant or order room service and have an amazing meal that will simple make your day better.
As usual, I stayed only one night, up and back from DC in 24 hours. However, the difference on this trip is that I was booked into the Gild Hall, just a few minutes from my work destination and a few steps from the Subway stop. When I walked in the door with my son, we were instantly handed glasses of prosecco as our bags were whisked away. Not a bad start. The hotel feels hip and friendly, the lobby and restaurant are nicely finished in a way that makes you feel at home, like you could just settle down in a chair and pass some time. But of course, there was no time to actually do that. The room was small, but not too small, and it was comfortable with all the amenities that I could have wanted. Black-out shades ensured a nice, dark sleep. The staff was well-trained and friendly to boot. We liked this hotel and have recommended it to friends. The price is attractive and the breakfast at the restaurant first rate. You might enjoy a stay here. We certainly did.