Best Business Hotels in Lower Manhattan

The dead-by-night area of Lower Manhattan is convenient to Wall Street and Financial District offices. Not every hotel is equipped to handle the needs of 21st-century business travelers, and the hotels on this list have fast and reliable in-room wireless Internet connections, comfortable and well-equipped business centers, and a professional staffs used to handling business-oriented requests.

  1. Located within walking distance of both Wall Street and New York City's state and federal courthouses, the Millenium Hilton offers a spacious, 24-hour business center outfitted with a fax machine, copier, printers, and a row of computers stations. (Computers are $.69 a minute or $1.99 a minute if hooked up to a printer.) The hotel has its own conference-services and audio-visual staff, and is fully equipped to handle the needs of litigation "war rooms," where lawyers prep for court 24 hours a day. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for $14.95 a day and in the lobby for $5.95 an hour. There are also five meeting rooms on the fourth floor, ranging from 240 to 937 square feet. And for letting off some steam after a long day, there's also a well-equipped fitness center, a sauna, and a 40-foot pool.

  2. The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park is one of the most popular hotels in the city for business conferences and corporate events, thanks to its six large meeting rooms, state-of-the-art boardroom, and solid business center with a fax machine, color copier, and high-speed Internet connection. The hotel even has a special "Conference Concierge," as well as an in-house audio-visual department to help ensure that presentations go smoothly. And the Financial District location is quiet and convenient.

  3. Located around the corner from Wall Street, this stylish boutique has an old boys' club vibe. A small business center on the fourth floor has PCs and a printer, and there are a couple of small meeting rooms in the same space on other floors. Faxing is available from the front desk, and fast in-room wireless Internet is $10 a day (hard-wired Internet is also available).

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