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
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Financial District dandy dressed in leather and plaid serving up old vintages and Tuscan fare
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
Stayed here for 2 nights for a business trip as I needed to be based downtown. Warm, friendly staff on check in and offered a glass of prosecco which was a nice touch. Room was stylishly furnished and on first appearance seemed very cool.
- no bedside lighting meaning you have to get out of bed to turn lights on and off.
- lighting was a little gloomy overall
- no heating in bathroom and it was a little chilly in the morning..
- no accessible plug sockets near bed
The restaurant was fabulous for breakfast and dinner.
With a little more thought into practicalities this could be an amazing hotel..
Overall I had a wonderful experience at Gild Hall! Upon checking in, the customer sevice was top notch. Matt one of the mangers was super helpful and kind. He upgraded our room to a deluxe room with a king size bed. That was super nice and expected!
Angel and Simon both work the front desk in the evenings and late nights, both super accomodating and easy going. They were very helpful with NYC recommendations and turned me on to Leo's bagels, so good! When I mentioned to Angel it was our annivarsary, he offered us a free bottle of champaign! I will definitely be back!!
I've stayed many places in NYC (4-5 stars) & this place instantly jumps into the top 3, I have nothing bad to say & would definitely stay again, this was my first time here. There is Prosecco on check in! I've never had such a check in experience, Angel at check in was a major help throughout my whole stay, bathrooms water pressure is beautiful, the bed is super comfy & indulged in their quaint fitness center everyday of my stay. I stayed a Friday to Monday--I actually live in NYC, but the interior of this place gives you the vibe of a completely different country. 5000 Stars, I actually never even left a review on trip advisor is how good the stay was, see you all again soon LOVE Johnny OH and the food was amazing I actually just finished eating