Take a look at the best boutique hotels in Lower Manhattan.
Gild Hall is far hipper than your average Wall Street business hotel. Friendly service, a hunting lodge-like lobby, and 126 attractively designed rooms with 55-inch flat-screen TVs, Sferra linens, and D.S. & Durga bath products make this a top choice for stylish financiers. But there’s not much after-dark action in the Financial District. Another hip business hotel worth considering is the Andaz Wall Street, which features a striking Rockwell Group design and freebies like lobby snacks, barista coffee, and minibar items.
The 46-room Wall Street Inn is a mid-range hotel situated in near the New York Stock Exchange, major attractions, and several subway lines in Lower Manhattan. Its rooms are decorated in an early American style that many consider quaint, but others may see as old-fashioned, with amenities including flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, and free Wi-Fi. A free continental breakfast is served daily, but only pastries, tea, and coffee are available during the rest of the day. A local restaurant does provide room service. Two meeting rooms and a business center are convenient, and there's a basic fitness center as well. Travelers looking for something a little more modern in the area could check out the Holiday Inn New York City - Wall Street, which has an on-site restaurant and bar.
When it opened in 2010, this W hotel brought the suit-focused Financial District with a dose of cool. It's a sleek hotel, and its biggest assets are its stylish lobby lounge (with huge wrap-around terrace) and its proximity to Ground Zero (which means perfect views of the Freedom Tower). Other features include a nice fitness center (with great views), a small business center, meeting rooms, and a restaurant by the well-regarded BLT chain. Many tourists would prefer to be in a hipper, quainter, or more central neighborhood, but the hotel is close to Wall Street, Trinity Church, Battery Park, the ferry to the Statue of Liberty, and of course the 9/11 Memorial. Travelers who like the idea of a hip hotel in the Financial District can also consider Gild Hall, about a 10-minute walk to the east.
Made up of 54 modern, comfortable, guest rooms, Eurostars brings a little style to a typical business hotel in Lower Manhattan, five blocks from the NYSE. But for the price, the hotel doesn't offer much -- consider instead Gild Hall (much swankier); the Millenium Hilton (on-site pool); or the New York Marriott Downtown (just as comfortable, but often cheaper).