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
- 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
The Beekman has been an amazing retreat every time I’ve gone for dining, drinks, the hotel or has friends/family stay. The service is impeccable and the space is absolutely breathtaking—it’s history makes it even more incredible to see. The only place to stay in Manhattan in my opinion.
Location is fine, architecture charming with an astounding center well that is enough reason to stay there at least once. The bar and restaurants are very good and the service while unremarkable good enough. The room I stayed in was smallish but pleasant
From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave YOU are the most important person there. At least that is how they make you feel. From entering to, check in, through the trip to your room as the bell hop shows you the amenities that are available to you and tells you of the history of the hotel. It is all about you. Despite a full hotel I never felt like I was not number 1 to them. There is nothing to small or trivial. I just asked where the ice machine was and I was told that it would be delivered. In less then two minutes I had a bucket of ice with a smile. A trivial little thing but that is the great thing about the Beekman their attention to detail and service. The hotel is lovely, full of nostalgia, history and beautiful decorations. The rooms are very nice and the bathroom is large, gorgeous and extremely clean. The turn down service with water and chocolate is a nice little detail that happens and makes you feel once again that you are their main concern. But what really impressed me were the notes left by the staff that cleaned the room thanking me for staying there or the note from concierge and front desk staff thanking me for staying and letting me know if there was anything I needed. The food is incredible and the atmosphere is fun, engaging and I never felt rushed to eat or drink and go. I will be back whenever I am in the city. Thank you for an incredible stay!
Amazing - Great staff, very cool property and not overrun with too many hipster wannabes
I would definitely return and tell others to stay there. Amazing history and architecture Hotel restaurants were very good too
We had a wonderful stay- the room was beautiful, the bathroom was huge! the concierge and the whole staff couldn't have been nicer. love the bar room for evening cocktails, and the restaurant for Sunday breakfast. Definitely will be back.