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
We were allocated a room at top of hotel ... Great until around 630am when construction started... Completely destroying any sense of rest. At almost 500 dollars a night I was surprised we weren't at least warned when checking in. The hotel acted quickly, removing room charge and moving us.
The hotel is elegant and chic and now enjoying it. But right now avoid if you are allocated a east side room.
We wanted a nice hotel near my husbands office while he was in town for work and I could get around the City. The service was amazing, started the minute the cab door opened. The doorman was friendly and helpful. Check in was nice and then we were taken to our room. We had a large king room. It was really nice and very clean. The bathroom was really big too. The only thing was it had an armoire instead of a closet. They had a honor bar fridge, but we could fit our waters in it. There was so much near the hotel. From shopping, eating, and spa options. I liked that it was really quiet and not a lot of cabs but everything was close by. The hotel bar, Tempe Court, was nice to come back to for a night cap.
I travel to New York every 2 months, and I found the Beekman on Expedia and fell in love with the history and story of the hotel. Upon arrival the hotel exceeded my expectations, I have a deep love with modern art, and I love the way they have incorporated the style of the hotel from the 1800's with gorgeous modern art and touches all over, especially the little peaking windows near the reception. I loved our room, and we had a great drink at the Alley Cat. As a vegan, I didn't feel there was a lot of choice for me in terms of hotel dining, I would have loved to have had breakfast or dinner there, and could only get drinks. My husband did have breakfast there and late night menu and had a hard time ordering anything vegan as well. I recommended this hotel to 2 of my friends who have already booked, and I am coming back next month. The service was exquisite with ever part of the team we encountered. I found the location to be so convenient as well, I could get anywhere in the city from either City Hall or Fulton Subway.
We stayed for 7 nights at The Beekman.
Main reason why we picked this Hotel was because I know Jason Amerling, the head concierge. A true star of hospitality.
It was our honeymoon so he made sure our stay was perfect, and it was. From the Room amenities to the restaurant reservations to the recommendations.
The Hotel itself is a landmark, beautiful inside decor, rooms are relatively spacious and have a very discernable style. Very consistent throughout the property.
And it has all the latest technologies you can think of, IHome, Chromecast, etc...
The water pressure is excellent and the bathroom itself is a beauty (the tiling is beautiful).
The welcoming was very good too.
The location is perfect, walking distance from Brooklyn Bridge a stone throw away from the subway and a quick walk to WTC. It's not that close to Central Park and Times Park but we came to realize that it was better this way especially considering our length of stay.
Thank you Beekman for a great stay, and thank you Jason.
The Beekman is the best hotel Manhattan has to offer. My stay at The Beekman is always the highlight of my visit to New York. From the moment you arrive, you know that your visit will be one you will always remember. Aldo, Eric, Matthew and Donald are more than doorman, they have come to be trusted friends and they always go above and beyond expectations to make sure I feel at home. It is easy to fall in love with the history and beauty of the building but the staff is what makes The Beekman my hotel of choice. Temple Court has one of the most divine and diverse menus and the room accommodations do not disappoint. I strongly recommend this magnificent hotel!