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 recently stayed here on a business trip First and foremost, the staff is superb - friendly, courteous, and helpful. They step in and help before you even ask. My room on the 8th floor was quiet and comfortable. Entire hotel has a feeling of graciousness about it. Highly recommended!
This is my new favorite hotel. The ambiance is awesome, but great for business travel. I couldn't believe how quiet my room was. The bar and restaurant are welcoming and great people watching.
Best part was the staff! From check in, the concierge, the bellmen, etc - everyone was genuinely so friendly and accommodating. In the most sincere way. Everyone seems really happy to work there.
A great find and very reasonably priced for Manhattan. I will definitely be back.
Firstly, beware that there is another Beekman hotel in New York!! The hotel itself is lovely. Room is compact but clean and full of character and the bar is great. We ordered breakfast in room, which came in good time, service was good but food was disappointing, it was cold and the bagel and toast where so hard (maybe stale) we expected better.
I have been lucky enough to stay in some of the best hotels in the World thanks to an editor who insisted on cheap flights and top-rated hotels. And, I am delighted to say that The Beekman is up there at the top thanks to its architectural beauty, excellent facilities and most importantly its superb staff.
My wife and I were visiting to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary and we found nothing but kindness and the very best service. This started pre-trip with Aisha and the Concierge team helping plan the surprise celebrations on our anniversary day (they went spectacularly well!). Thank you to all of you for making that day and the week so special. From the moment we arrived we could single out every member of staff who went that extra mile for two bonkers Brits.
The room was excellent, we stayed in a premium king and it was spacious and stylish. We loved the pictures on the wall, quirky and beautiful a theme that recurs throughout the hotel (we loved the luggage water feature in reception).
We will return. As we walked around Central Park we sat on a bench opposite the Balto statue, one that had a plaque for a couple who had celebrated their 40th Anniversary, we vowed to return to match and visit again in 2039 to celebrate our 50th. But why wait that long!! We will be back sooner.
There is only one choice now of where to stay in New York and that's The Beekman.
I stayed at The Beekman for three nights in late May, 2019. The hotel is very cool, with a distinctive old NY vibe. That said, both the rooms and public areas have been really nicely renovated and updated. All the usual modern conveniences are in place and work well. My room, while not large, was very comfortable and stylish. Even though it was small, it didn't feel cramped like some older NY properties do. The lobby bar and basement speakeasy-like bar are both really nice. The lobby bar is in bottom of the 10-story, glass-roofed atrium. Very inviting place to hang out. I'll definitely stay there again if I get the opportunity.