The Beekman, A Thompson Hotel
What We Love
- The mind-bogglingly beautiful nine-story atrium topped with a pyramid-shaped glass roof (psst: look up for the full effect)
- 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-served basis
- If you’re curious about the hotel’s fascinating art collection, there’s a handy printed guide
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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 new 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, age 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, and their popularity has borne this out.
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 was really wonderful at every point, from the moment I arrived in the car at the curb to check-in to my room. The service was excellent, from the front desk, housekeeping, the restaurants and bellmen. I was given an upgrade to a junior suite and just loved my room. My business brings me to this area regularly and I will definitely be back.
Location: Located in the financial district. Not the best area for tourist's however it is in a good safe area. 5 minute walk to the subway. Near the World Trade Centre.
Hotel: An older building that recently underwent a massive renovation. Whoever was responsible for the redesigned and refurbishing of the building and design of the hotel did, in my opinion, a first rate job. The finishes, art, design look of this hotel are superb.
Service: This hotel delivers with excellent service. Always a smile from the staff.
Room: Our room was on the small side, but very clean with nice bathroom and king bed. The only sound I heard in the room was the occasional ambulance siren from the street,
Summary: A very well run hotel. If you are into excellent design and 5* service this is a great hotel choice.
We had a wonderful time during our recent stay at the Beekman. From our arrival and the warm greeting given by Aldo and the check-in with Chad and Lauren, to the encounters with all the staff we came in contact with, JB, Mathew, Luke, Paul and more.
We never had anything less than the warmest and most professional interactions. Our room (420) was terrific, quiet and could not have been cleaner. Breakfast every morning during our stay was top notch. The menu is well constructed and thought out. The execution, quality of ingredients, preparation, presentation and quality of service can not be beat. It surpasses the Ritz-Carlton which took a back seat to the Beekman in this way.
The renovation of the building and the detail was subtle and not overbearing and our time in the bar was relaxing and we were able to experience beverages by makers we are not familiar with, which always helps to broaden our palates.
I could go on with more accolades, but I’ll save some of those for the next stay. Again, many thanks to you and the entire Beekman family for creating something truly special. We can’t wait to be with all of you again!
This hotel and the location was truly a very nice surprise. We stayed 4 nights for a business trip and it turned out to be a real treat. According to New York standard spacious room, with a true vintage twist. If you are staying, please go and explore the Alley Cat bar in the basement.
Absolute best stay in our experiences in NYC!
Everything was good...breakfast, staff, location...absolutely recommended!
They give us an upgrade, much appreciated and kept our luggage after the checkout for free!