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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I stayed here for three nights with my wife and sons at the end of our trip to the US. It's a small, boutique/designer style of hotel in a quiet and quaint area of south Manhattan.
The staff were all excellent - professional, friendly and welcoming. A big thanks to Patrick and Patricia! The beds were possibly the most comfortable I've ever slept in and overall the rooms were spacious and nicely done. We used the free hotel car to take us out on a trip which was a nice touch. We didn't use the bar or restaurant, preferring to get out into the local area which has some great offerings. The welcome cocktail was also a nice touch that reinforces the brand from the first minute you arrive. The South African barman was a great guy too.
My only suggestion for improvement is to put some kind of tea/coffee making facility in the room. I know some very up-market hotels don't do this, preferring their well healed guests to order (expensive) room service but I also know some 5 star hotels who do provide this facility and I think it should be seriously considered. If it's done properly it can reinforce the luxury brand and it was an ongoing irritation to not have it available.
Next time I visit NYC I'll want to stay here again - but as an Englishman I will be taking a travel kettle and some 'proper' tea with me!
Small and charming. Great service and bar. Rooms are nice and quiet. Bathrooms, beds, and linens are top quality. Second time staying here, and will again. Walkable to shops, restaurants, ferry, and movie theatre. Easy to get a can too.
Had a two day meeting and booked. Arrived noonish to several smiles and Welcoming nods. Check in was friendly and easy, and came with a complementary bellini. Thanks Patrick, Yasin, Leo!
Room designs are full of unique detail. Velvet on one wall, knotty burl-like wood on closet and desk. Bright, originalist windows, infinity mirror to ceiling around vanity, dimming lights, distinguished options on room service menu and mini bar. The bow tie logo is adorable and classic, with nods to it throughout design details.
I had a nice turn down gift in my room. And Endre gave me a comfy Benz ride in a pinch to meet my clients. Lastly, on way out I had great chat with Patrick about restaurants and instruments.
This is the! hotel for this area. Thanks, Mr. C.
I recently stayed at Mr C while visiting my daughter who lives in NYC. I really liked the location in nice walkable safe area. The beds are extremely comfortable and the rooms nicely decorated. The bar area has a very nice atmosphere for drinks and had great breakfasts in the restaurant although the service was a little slow at times the food was delicious. The only downsides were the room heating was very difficult to control so was sometimes quite warm and couldn't connect my iPad to the mirroring service for the TV despite telling the front desk twice it wasn't working properly. However these are very small negatives and overall would highly recommend this hotel.
We stayed at Mr. C Seaport for three nights, on arrival we were greeted with a cocktail which was a really nice touch. We ordered a second cocktail however after going to our rooms our luggage was not there, eventho we had spent a considerable time in the bar since our arrival. I had to call on the phone twice before anyone brought our luggage to our rooms. This certainly was not five star service.
Later during our stay I ordered Eggs Norwegian with Smoked Salmon for breakfast, on trying the poached eggs they were very cold. I sent them back and to my great surprise they just reheated them including the smoked salmon which came back cooked! I didn't want the hassle of sending them back for a second time. However again this is something you would really not expect from a five star hotel.
It is a real shame as the hotel decor and rooms are fantastic but the service really needs improvement.