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Dream Downtown

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   355 West 16th Street, New York City, NY 10011 (Chelsea)
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Ranked #110 of 452 hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've always wanted to stay at Dream Downtown and when I finally did it actually exceeded my expectations. When we arrived we were upgraded to an awesome suite with a balcony and a view of the pool. Not only was the room great, but the service was excellent. Everyone there was friendly and welcoming. The club was a lot of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well in the middle of downtown New York there is funky hotel called The Dream. The rooms are New York size but what a dream. It has everything going for it as a upmarket funky NYC hotel. You should make the effort to also visit the PHD - the rooftop bar. It has incredible views of NY skyline and great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location – check. Ambiance-check. Staff – check. The Dream downtown has it all. Often times a hotel like this will have a staff that is sub par because of its incredible location and top notch amenities; people will stay there regardless. But at the Dream Downtown, the only thing that bests their prime location and terrific nightlife and restaurant options,... More

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Ayo A, Manager at Dream Downtown, responded to this review

We love A+ at Dream Downtown. I am happy to hear that you felt our staff’s genuine passion for hospitality and exceeding guest’s expectations. Thank you for choosing Dream for your group as it was our pleasure hosting you all. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the near future. Regards Ayo Akinsete General Manager More

New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I live in New York and I'm a travel agent so I am very picky with my reviews but this Hotel is worth writing about. We love it so much that we stay there for our date nights or on weekends away from the kids for the following reasons: the location is THE BEST in the city- close to everything-... More

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Ayo A, Manager at Dream Downtown, responded to this review

It is very pleasing to receive a review like this from a fellow industry member. From the sounds of your review you were able to enjoy everything that Dream has to offer. I am very happy to know that even though you live in the city you will continue to choose Dream for your staycations. I look forward to welcoming... More

Singapore, Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Currently staying for my honeymoon and very disappointed with the quality of the hotel room. Paying $500 a night and have a tap that's hanging off the wall and drips all night, wardrobes that won't close and light keeps turning on and overall wear and tear pretty bad. For $500 a night the room should be spotless. Reported the broken... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I would definitely return. An ideal location even though there is so much to do at hotel itself, you don't have to leave! Loved the light dimming features and the music. The terrace in the bronze king room was cute and the terrace door was great At blocking out street noise! Staff was superb and efficient.

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Ayo A, Manager at Dream Downtown, responded to this review

I truly believe that it is our staff at Dream Downtown that makes the ultimate difference in over delivering on the guest experience. It is very pleasing to hear that you felt a warm welcome from all of our staff members. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Dream in the... More

Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved the hotel, rooftop, swimming pool, all of it. Location is fantastic, walking distance to Chelsea market, meatpacking district, west village. Great service, room was always very clean and tidy. Simply a great place to stay when in NY.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I have a pretty hectic schedule. So we like to treat ourselves to a little getaway every once in a while. The Dream Downtown is our favorite place for this. It all starts when we exit the taxi and we are greeted by Eddie Brassington and staff. Eddie is there waiting with a gracious smile and courteous... More

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Ayo A, Manager at Dream Downtown, responded to this review

It is not surprising to hear that Eddie played an integral role in making your stay special, as he constantly goes above and beyond to exceed guest expectations. Yes Dream Downtown is in one of the hottest areas in NYC, with one of the coolest hotel products in the market, however the true difference is in the staff. Their genuine... More

Buffalo, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at the Dream Hotel Downtown NYC for a family wedding at Chelsea Piers. We loved this hotel! One of the coolest, most modern hotels we've ever stayed in. We wish we could've had more time to enjoyed all the amenities, like the pool, lounge, gym etc. but we were pressed on time. Though after the wedding we... More

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Ayo A, Manager at Dream Downtown, responded to this review

Dream Downtown certainly is a cool hotel, with that being said we maintain a yes sir no sir culture with our #1 focus being to exceed guest expectations. Thank you for the kind words about Rory, we are very lucky to have him on our team, I will be sure to share the feedback with him. I am glad that... More

London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is possibly the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. We are a young couple and came to NY to party with friends for a few days, so this hotel seemed ideal. However, the rooms are box-like and whilst they try to cool and edgy, just really miss the point. What was worse though is the staff and service.... More

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Ayo A, Manager at Dream Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for the review on Dream Downtown, the feedback is greatly appreciated and taken very seriously. Although the nature of your review pains me, I will be sure to share your feedback with the staff so we can improve. I am very surprised to hear that you did not receive a warm welcome from the staff guests shout their... More

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Address: 355 West 16th Street, New York City, NY 10011
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea , Manhattan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Dream Downtown 4.5*
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Carrying on an exciting and imaginative new concept in inventive, full-service luxury travel brought by its predecessors Dream New York and Dream South Beach, Dream Downtown is the latest jewel in the impressive Vikram Chatwal Hotel portfolio. Situated between the hip, cool Meatpacking District and chic, charming Chelsea, Dream Downtown’s loft-style accommodations and innovative atmosphere breathe new life into the New York hotel scene. Our Downtown Manhattan hotel offers the best location for travelers aching for the interesting in New York City travel. Dream Downtown is within walking distance to The Highline, superior shopping, numerous Chelsea art galleries, Milk Studio, Union Square, and the famous neighborhoods of SoHo, Chelsea, and the West Village. ... more   less 
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