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
I definitely felt like one of the cool kids staying at Gild Hall this summer. But I have to say, the best part of our stay was the customer service.
Amber at the front desk was so welcoming when we arrived, smiling and making us laugh, greeting us immediately with two glasses of champagne!!
She was so incredibly helpful! She gave us awesome recommendations for restaurants, things to do, shows to see and bars with great drinks! She really knows her stuff! Definitely ask her for recommendations when you stay there, she knows all the cool, up and coming local spots.
She really made us feel taken care of, listened to and at home. So grateful to her for everything! We will definitely be back! Our home away from home. Thanks Amber! :)
Hotel and staff were excellent and accommodations were rustic, clean and cozy. Restaurant needs to address an issue with little nats flying around food and beverage. This was a window seat, but no excuse, there should be no nats at all and we had many flying around us and we were swatting them dead. Only complaint for our visit.
I stayed here for three nights. I had my family and we had a suite. It's a small hotel and very comfy and good feel to it. Staff is excellent, very efficient and professional!! The restaurant connects with a restaurant that serves a great breakfast and dinner!!