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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 #124 of 451 hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Agua Dulce
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

NYC is so full of various areas containing hotels, but I will not return to this hotel. It is trying to be waaaaaaay tooooo hip! DJ in the lobby is annoying, the top floor space is a good idea but did not come to fruition. Guys at the front door are terrific, front desk blase, various concierge staff do their... More

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New York, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We were extremely dissatisfied with the level of customer service we received upon entry - the front desk people were talking amongst each other and didn't acknowledge us at all, the penthouse lounge staff were stiff and had sour attitudes. Drinks and food entirely overpriced and room was very small. Would never stay here again, felt very uncomfortable in every... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is our 2nd time staying at this property. It's a cool place, but even though we're only in our mid-40s, we've decided we're too old for this place. Apparently, the place has become quite a huge party scene for the 20-something "bridge and tunnel" crowds, coming from the burbs to stay for the weekend. They go to the hotel... More

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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33 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This hotel is in line with other "quirky", "trendy" style hotels, much like a SLS or similar property. Funky artwork throughout the common areas and VERY dark in most of the common congregation areas. Not sure why this place has to be so dark? The parking situation, like many areas in NYC is horrible. They have a valet person working... More

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San Francisco, California
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44 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Pros: Great location (2 mins walk to Chelsea Market, the subway, the West Village & Meatpacking District), one of the nicest set of bed linens I've slept on, new and hip decor, clean rooms that were decent sized by NYC standards, friendly & professional staff, room was spacious by city standards, one-of-a-kind swimming pool, allows dogs (although it must not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

The Dream Downtown Meatpacking District. Top hotel, great service, clean rooms, lovely decor, well looked after. I have been to NY at least 20 times and stayed at many hotels and this one is definately the best especially for those who want a lively place to stay. There is a DJ in the lobby which is open plan with the... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Stayed at the Dream Downtown hotel during my work trip. I originally chose the hotel due to the location (Chelsea, right next to Meat Packing district). I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I've been staying at the Standard and Gansevoort Hotels before, which are similar in style; boutique and trendy hotels with good locations. However I think the Dream Downtown is... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We stayed at Dream Downtown for a week at the start of April. First things first, this hotel is very stylish and trendy. First impressions, simply from the people hanging out in the lobby alone, you get the impression that this is a very fashionable place and considered a bit of a ‘scene’. The skylight in the lobby is actually... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

My business partner & i stayed at the Dream hotel this week for a mini vacation/business trip. We booked this hotel because of it's location & chic style BUT mostly for the PHD club & night life. After spending $300 a night to stay at this hotel I would think we would have had the right to go to the... More

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Danbury, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I went in the middle of the winter, beautiful lobby and nice staff at the bar. The rooms have an 80's feel to them despite the fact that is a new place. I did not care for the design although the view was nice. Cocktails in the rooftop are made and served by model looking girls and (which is very... 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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