Mr. C Seaport
What We Love
- Interactive 4K televisions in each of the guest rooms
- State-of-the-art Technogym equipment at the fitness center
- A welcome Bellini on arrival
- A fleet of Lincoln Continentals and Navigators, available to shuttle guests within a 3-mile radius
What To Know
- Each of the ten suites here offers panoramic Brooklyn Bridge and East River views
- The hotel’s thoughtful “Little C” program caters to little ones, with perks like complimentary cookies and milk and Honest Company bath products
- The property is 100% smoke-free
- The interiors here come courtesy of Danish architect Thomas Juul-Hansen, whose swish NYC portfolio includes restaurants like Jean Georges and Nougatine
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
Attentive European service meets understated Gotham glamour at this contemporary escape near South Street Seaport
Housed in a Federal-style brick building on a cobblestoned street in the burgeoning Seaport district, this 66-room looker owned by the illustrious Cipriani family is garbed in velvet, lacquered teak, and marble—though it’s the premium suites, with their rain showers, private terraces, and bespoke Italian furniture, that really infuse the wow-factor here. Italy continues to make its presence felt in the form of daily aperitivo hour at the intimate lobby lounge. We recommend advance reservations at Bellini (aptly named, since the much-loved cocktail was invented by Giuseppe Cipriani himself) where rustic Venetian fare like taglioni with scampi and sea urchin spaghetti serve as charming contrasts to the elegant pink-and-black interior.
In the Area
South Street Seaport, a 400-year-old emblem of New York’s nautical past, was in dire need of a makeover when the Howard Hughes Corporation decided to lead a neighborhood revival nearly five years ago. These days, Pier 17, once a seemingly out-of-tune mall, was replaced with a sleek four-story culinary/entertainment center boasting eateries by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and David Chang and a forthcoming performance space poised to become a surefire fashion week hub. Also close is Stone Street, a hidden cobblestoned street crammed with pizzerias and pubs, and the One World Trade Center and Observatory (the hotel can help you pre-purchase tickets).
How to Get There
It’s awful. Beyond noisy. Apathetic staff. Asked for a room change (not upgrade) because of the non-stop door slamming and elevator beeping. Was told there were no other rooms. But after checking multiple booking sites online, rooms were available. At over 600$ a night, with easy access to check their “story” online, and with other complaints about the same thing, you’d think their response would have including some effort, and honesty. Staff was utterly apathetic. They told me to “try it” and call down if it wasn’t tolerable. I did. Was then told they couldn’t help until the following day. No apology. Did not sleep. And had no interest in starting the process all over again, because I lost all confidence in the hotel. After being honest with them about the night prior, they acknowledged nothing, and still...no apology.
It isn’t a five star hotel. I mean..not even close. I had better guest service from chain hotels 20 years ago on spring break. I travel regularly for work, and by far, this was the worst hotel experience I’ve had in a very, very long time. I don’t recommend Mr. C’s, unless your definition of luxury hotel includes being woken up every five minutes by noise INSIDE the building, and a front desk that’s clearly trained to respond to legitimate guest complaints by first asking the guest to “keep trying” to deal with it, and then asking if they want a free Bellini..it’s “Mr Cippriani’s favorite cocktail.” He must have had several during the renovation process. And by “several,” I mean “all the Bellinis in the world.”
I will never return. I will make sure to list Mr. C’s as a “do not book” hotel at my company. Can’t wait to check out. Which is just hours away, because it’s 1:53am, and I’m still unable to sleep because of the constant door slamming and commotion in the hall.
Mr C’s is a disaster. They earned this review.
Beating me over the head with a plank of marble from my room’s bathroom would be less painful than staying here another night.
I recently stayed at this 5 stars hotel recommended by Francesco Pansardi. The interior decor and furnishings are amazing. Great atmosphere. Restaurant offers delicious food and drinks. I highly recommend it!
nice balcony rooms with patio. the restaurant breakfast was great. Liked the location, good boutique hotel. Very historic area within walking distance to 911 memorial. Very comfortable beds, the bellini on arrival was wonderful.
An incredible new hotel that I simply loved. Amx fine hotels pkg was well worth it here. Amazing staff, great rooms, loved the location. Restaurant service first day was slow. Other days they were fine. Elevators slightly slow but hotel was not full. Great hotel car service that's you can use. Id stay here again. Go to my Instagram page for pics at firstclass_001
A cosy luxury hotel in the Cipriani style. The area is interesting and growing as an attraction for fashion and trendy spots, yet is very quiet. We arrived at around 21.00 and the doormen was not present. Check in procedures rapid. Our booked room "cipriani's loft" 703 was nice but with two flaws: advertised as with a view on the Brooklyn bridge, it could only be seen if you lay down on the floor (????), second the architect made an interesting glass slit between the bathroom and the sleeping room, to bad that is ones goes to the bathroom at night the light will invade the sleeping room too. Next day we where kindly changed to room 307, a fantastic corner room perfectly appointed. Maybe some improvements only in the toiletries (no mouthwash, toothpaste and shaving cream). The last morning at 8.00 the maid entered the room to clean it up, a bit to early. Breakfast ok, even though one day was not served in the breakfast room. Lastly the bar got flooded the morning we left and all the ground floor was pretty cold. But since the hotel is so new and the staff so helpful it deserves to be patroned.