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In the heart of the Financial District, a neighborhood that is bustling by day, but quiet at night and on weekends
Located across the street from the Federal Reserve Bank, the Holiday Inn Wall Street Hotel (formerly the Hotel Reserve) is just five blocks from the New York Stock Exchange, and only six blocks from the American Stock Exchange. In the skyscraper-packed southern tip of Manhattan, Wall Street traders weave between tourists along narrow, historic streets. Home to City Hall, the New York Stock Exchange, the cobblestone streets of South Street Seaport, Ground Zero, the Brooklyn Bridge, and ferries to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, Lower Manhattan is a premier tourist destination.
But the area generally shuts down after the Wall Street market closes, and there's scarce activity on the weekends. Shopping is of the bargain-hunting variety -- though the locally loved Century 21 comes with incredible designer deals -- and there are considerably fewer restaurants and bars than in most of Manhattan (of course, Les Halles -- known for its food and its larger-than-life chef, Anthony Bourdain -- and the Beekman Pub are among them). Still, there are ample subway lines that will take you anywhere in the city, and the swank arts and nightlife scenes in SoHo and the Lower East Side are only a $5 to $10 cab ride away.
Comfortable, well sized, and up-to-date -- a good pick for the price
Located in the heart of the Financial District, within walking distance of several major attractions (as well as 10 subway lines), the clean, modern, 113-room Holiday Inn Wall Street is a solid choice for the price -- free Wi-Fi; on-site restaurant with room service; small fitness center; comfortable king-size beds or two doubles in all room types.