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
Bad service in frontdesk. Concergie is very helpful and save the holiday.
If you like go shopping, musikal, good restaurant...dont stay here.
It's much to far away from everything.
I can recomend Royalton Park Hotel, if you go to New York.
The hotel itself is beautiful with a fantastic bar. The challenge is getting into the bar which is always full. Same for the restaurant. So unless you reserve ahead, you really can't enjoy the hotel's amenities. The rooms are small but clean. I wouldn't call it luxurious. The bed and pillows were average.
We had a great stay at the Beekman. The atmosphere is beautiful and fun. Service, food and drinks were perfect. Definitely a top place to stay in nyc. We arrived for a business/fun couples retreat. They had room ready, it’s very clean and well designed. Thank you to the entire stay that helped us
I had a good experience here, the staff was very pleasant and both bar areas were cool and interesting. The rooms were not very luxurious like I anticipated but they were clean, so that was good. Great selection of drinks at both bars. There is no spa that they talked about, but I guess you can have a massage in your room. Not very clear on that, hard to find information about that. You had to go outside and around the corner in order to enter the “speak easy” alley cat bar underneath, even though there was a way from the inside of the hotel... all in all, a nice experience, not for children.
I was invited to a holiday party for drinks and dinner at this historical yet modern wonderous hotel. Dinner was from Temple Court and served in the Clinton Room. We started with the Buratta & Foie Torchon, followed by Servings of Lobster Thermidor & Duck L'orange and finished with a chocolate baked Alaska. Everything, including the wine and Champagne were amazing. One of the best catered dinners I have attended. Will definitely return to temple Court and Augustine. The bar room and Alley Cat were packed and looked like a lot of fun. Note Bring your wallet - this is high end - but reasonably so - dining at its best!