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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I loved my stay here. I'd wanted to stay here since the photos popped up on NYMag when the place opened, so I was delighted to finally have an excuse to be this far downtown for business. I FELT LIKE 1800s ELOISE the entire time. The staff was lovely and accommodating, predicting my needs before I realized I needed them. Saira in the bar room at night and JB with my luggage in the morning were both excellent and friendly. The building is extraordinary and as a native New Yorker who has moved away, I was shocked to find that I didnt even want to go out into the city, but instead made my friends come to me to spend time in the hotel. I dined at Augustine for a beautiful McNally brunch that transports you in a way only his spaces do. With excellent service and delicious breakfast-- I regretted not returning every morning for breakfast there. The room service was delicious and satisfying, and, as with all of my Thompson stays, I found the rooms spotless and I wanted to stay in the room longer than I needed to and was comfortable walking around barefoot! I am so pleased I was able to stay here and look forward to my return.
If you’re looking for a hotel in the FiDi area you can’t do better than the Beekman. It’s a class act. From the friendly and helpful doormen to the beautifully appointed bar, this hotel is luxurious without being pretentious.
The rooms are beautifully appointed and every comfort is available. Service in the bar was excellent, and it a gorgeous space to just sit and soak in the atmosphere.
City Hall station is a stones throw away, and Fulton is a 5 minute walk. WTC is maybe 10 minutes max. Getting uptown is a breeze.
There are many great places to eat nearby, as well as go for a drink, although the neighbourhood is relatively quiet in the evenings.
I would certainly recommend this hotel for business and leisure travellers alike - it was absolutely fantastic.
Just spent 4 nights in this stunning hotel! Our room had a terrace which was amazing! The staff and doormen were so kind and helpful! The 9 story atrium was breathtaking! We stayed for our 20th Wedding Anniversary and the hotel did not disappoint! Not only would we stay again I’d recommend this gem of a hotel to everyone!