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
Stayed two nights in this truly lovely hotel. The staff is very attentive and friendly. The building itself is gorgeous. The attention to detail everywhere you look is amazing. Our room was spacious for a New York hotel room This will be our new go to hotel in Manhattan. We lived in downtown New York for many years and now visit periodically.
Really happy to have a comfortable yet elegant place to stay.
I stayed two nights, my first time at the hotel. I work with a company in lower Manhattan and am always looking for a nice, not terribly expensive hotel. The hotel is simply beautiful from entry all the way through the lobby and up to the room. Very nicely renovated--has a classic, old New York feel, but modern at the same time. Incredibly warmly decorated. Large beautiful bathroom, well appointed. My room was quite small, but in the morning I found that a door led out to a large, nicely furnished patio, private, with screens on both sides, shielding those of us with this arrangement (patios outside our room) from one another. That was a total and delightful surprise! Room service food was quite good; excellent multigrain bread with the sandwich I'd ordered late at night and for breakfast. Pleasant, polite staff. I will definitely stay again.
We had a lovely stay at The Beekman. The restaurant, Temple Court, was excellent and the Penthouse was absolutely marvelous. Manager, Graham, was exceptional is all correspondence. He made our booking and followed up before, during and after our stay without being overbearing. Truly an asset.
I stayed at this hotel while in town for a long weekend. The location was great and the hotel is beautiful. The staff went out of their way to be accommodating. The room was beautiful. Updated clean bathrooms and very comfortable bed. The hotel includes nice bars and restaurants. Everyone working there was polite and helpful.
Second time staying at hotel and it was as expected - -excellent. The staff is friendly and helpful and approachable. The rooms are great and the style of the hotel is beautiful. I will stay here again.