Millennium Hilton New York Downtown
What We Love
- Most guest rooms feature king beds
- The 40-foot all-weather pool
- Oculus and World Trade Center views from the seafood-centric brasserie, Church & Dey
- The stunning 55th-story event space, equipped with concierge and butler service
What To Know
- The onsite bar closes doors at 12:30am
- Valet parking is available for an additional fee
- The hotel is just a block away from 10 subway lines
- There is a daily charge for WiFi
- Parking On Site
This swanky Financial District behemoth, which holds the brave distinction of being the first hotel to re-open post 9/11 (following a top-to-toe 31-million dollar reno) may brim with business traveler-friendly perks—six meeting rooms, free weekday newspapers, large in-room desks, onsite FedEx services—but tourists are just as drawn to the tony 569-room tower for prime access to Manhattan’s downtown renaissance, which includes a hotbed of cultural attractions that include the Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus and 9/11 Museum and Memorial. Another draw: some of the city’s largest guest rooms, with pillow-top beds and calming, earth-toned interiors that exude a warm and residential vibe—not an easy task to accomplish in this frenetic city. Bonus points for St. Paul’s Chapel views from the indoor pool and Liquid Assets, the laid-back lobby bar, which serves expertly mixed martinis and complimentary gourmet bar snacks—exceedingly rare in Manhattan—in a mingle-friendly, velvet-clad lounge space.
In the Area
You’re just six subway stops from the neon glory of Times Square, though there’s plenty to do right in the Financial District: visit the One World Observatory for an inimitable view, catch a glimpse of sculptor Arturo Di Modica’s “Fearless Girl,” who squares off with the iconic “Charging Bull” in front of the New York Stock Exchange; take a spin on the dreamy SeaGlass Carousel, the latest addition to Battery Park; or snag a table at one of the many pop-up restaurants sprouting in the Seaport District (formerly South Street Seaport), where heavyweights like Hugh Acheson, Dale Talde, and Alon Shaya hold brief culinary takeovers.
How to Get There
We stayed at the Millennium Hilton because we wanted easy access to several attractions in and near Lower Manhattan. We were able to walk to everything from the 9/11 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge to Battery Park and Tribeca. From check-in to check-out, staff were highly accommodating and friendly. We were welcomed warmly and given several recommendations for must-see-and-do attractions. Our room was spotlessly clean with a super comfortable bed on the 37th floor. The city view was so outstanding we found ourselves mesmerized in front of the large window facing One World Trade Center/Freedom Tower and the Hudson River. The hotel's location is near several subway stations, the amazing Oculus PATH station and shopping center, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Freedom Tower, the historic Trinity Church, Wall Street, and so many other things you need multiple visits to see it all. Our large flat-screen TV delivered many high definition channels, and the bathroom was spacious and spotless. We slept soundly in such a quiet atmosphere, we couldn't believe we were in our nation's largest city.
The super-fast elevators almost completely eliminated wait times, and the fifth floor pool and workout areas were exactly what you'd expect from Hilton's high standards. There's simply no way you can go wrong letting the Millennium Hilton be your home away from home when visiting downtown New York.
Great hotel in front of the Oculus structure with amazing views of the new World Trade Center and the 9/11 memorial (stayed on 29th floor).
Room: Standard room with Coffee Pot, Mini-Bar, Iron, Safe, Hair Dryer, etc.
Housekeeping: Room was clean and housekeeping staff did a great job
Restaurants/Room Service: Did not use as prices were very high compared to what you can get on the street or within a 5-10 min walk.
Pool/Gym: Both very nice and staffed
Would recommend this hotel for your NYC trip if planning to stay in lower Manhattan.
I have to say that the Hilton Millennium Downtown was outstanding!
It is in an awesome location downtown right next to the World Trade Centre , the Oculus, many restaurants, shopping centers and metros .
The general manager Borris is a brilliant manager & keeps his staff and hotel in the 5 star bracket !
It was as a wonderful stay with great and friendly staff , the rooms are spacious and very clean !
Everybody was very helpful and I highly recommend staying here , you won’t be disappointed !
Just a few steps from the Memorial and One World tower, the Battery Ferry terminal to Liberty island is about 20 mins walk.
The hotel offers a very good Concierge service. Staff were very friendly and very helpful, and reception staff was Ok.
Our junior suite offered a splendid angle view on the Memorial park and the Hudson !
Breakfast was quite good, and the service was Ok.
The bathroom needs a bit of update refresh to a more contemporary style.
Could do with some electrical wall outlets next to the bed.
Would still recommend the Millenium for a memorable stay.
Location location location! Right across from the 9/11 memorial, great views of the Hudson River and bridges. Convenient to Starbucks too!
We had room 5501 and we all just gasped at the beautiful views from each room. We kept the curtains open at all times for the most amazing views. The room was so spacious. While the furniture and decor was a little outdated, the view was priceless. We would have been happy with sleeping bags! Let’s start with check in. I was a little surprised to see only 3 reps at the front desk as it was 3:00; prime time for check in and the lobby was crazy busy, and I had to wait quite some time. I was helped by Maria. She was so awesome. She was helpful and professional and empathetic when she discovered that our room was not ready. The next front desk person that assisted me was Ryan. He was also wonderful and did everything he could to make me happy when, again, our room was not quite ready. He explained that our room was very large and took more time to service, plus the previous guests opted for late check out. Then let’s talk about housekeeping....Rosa....what a wonderful employee. She always made sure we had plenty of....everything! She always checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed. Next...the restaurant...we had room service one day And yes, it is pricey....hello? NYC Hotel room service! But you get what you pay for. The portions were super generous and everything cooked well. We also had dinner one night in the hotel (didn’t feel like leaving after a long day of sightseeing). The food was good. I had the risotto and that was really yummy! Servers were very friendly, the food was a little slow to come out but OK.
Would I stay here again? Absolutely! Kudos to Maria & Ryan @ the front desk and Rosa in housekeeping. Hilton - these are great employees that provide a wonderful customer experience.