The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel
What We Love
- The beautiful nine-story atrium topped with a pyramid-shaped glass roof
- There’s free access to nearby gyms until the fitness center is finished (it’ll have Peloton studio spin bikes)
- Toiletries are from cult Brooklyn fave D.S. & Durga
What To Know
- The old-fashioned elevators take their time
- The hotel has a Lexus guests can use on a first-come, first-serve basis
- If you’re curious about the hotel’s fascinating art collection, there’s a handy printed guide
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Sherlock Holmes meets the English gentleman’s club in this architectural wonder, which boasts two destination restaurants
With an interior that feels like a cross between the sets of Clue and Downton Abbey, this landmark nine-story “skyscraper” from 1881 is one of the city’s swishest properties. The English country-house vibe is courtesy of British architect Martin Brudnizki (best known for The Ivy Restaurant in London) who never saw wood paneling he didn’t like. There’s no wasting time here: from the moment you check in at the reception desk, which has been draped in Victorian-inspired carpets, you feel as if you’ve stepped back a century (with the added benefit of WiFi and, we’re guessing, much better mattresses). Upstairs, the rooms have custom-made beds with leather headboards, aged oak floorboards, and pops of color like blue ceramic Chinese dragon lamps as well as—possibly best of all—a bar for making your own craft cocktails, stocked with a variety of glasses and a selection of eclectic spirits. By choosing trendsetters Keith McNally and Tom Colicchio to helm its two restaurants, the hotel put New Yorkers on notice that this is a hotspot for locals, not just for tourists.
In the Area
Manhattan’s Financial District is heating up as a place to stay, where the restaurant options are no longer limited to Chipotle and Starbucks. Grab your morning java at Birch Coffee, just around the corner, which roasts its own beans, and stop in for an evening snack of Wagyu burgers or avocado deviled eggs at the industrial-chic Malt House. If you’d rather do classic New York dining, Delmonico’s is a few minutes walk south. The Beekman is also within walking distance of One World Trade Center (there are views from some rooms) and Brookfield Place, a luxury shopping center home to Hermès, Diane von Furstenberg, and Theory.
How to Get There
I had a really nice time in this beautiful hotel. I didn't realize it was a Hyatt location when I booked it but it was a pleasant surprise to receive Hyatt points after my stay.
The room had space to walk around and I loved how bright the bathroom is. The water takes some effort to drain in the shower but it's manageable. You have to push it toward the drain because it stays on one side.
They offer an evening turndown service with water bottles and chocolate. The gym also offers water bottles, as well as ear buds.
This is a beautiful hotel and I enjoyed my stay there very much.
The Beekman hotel has been renovated a few years ago and is stunning. The rooms are airy and spacious, the bathroom was big and the bed very comfortable. The staff is very discreet but so nice and effective. I asked to change room to be on a higher floor (quite noisy if you are not high up) and it was done so efficiently I didn’t notice. The bar is buzzing and has a great atmosphere. Close to coffee shop and the legendary Century 21!
It was my first time staying at The Beekman. I liked that they texted me before arrival and were responsive when I had a question. Quick and easy check in.
The lounge bar area is quite pretty. And on the weekend we were there also quite packed. Could be loud if you are a light sleeper with a room near the center.
The room was good sized (for NY). Nice large closet. The bathroom was pretty and the shower had amazing water pressure. ????
I liked the location. Short walk to Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts and a subway station.