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Gild Hall - A Thompson Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   15 Gold Street, Main Entrance on Platt Street, New York City, NY 10038 (Financial District)   |  
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Ranked #40 of 459 Hotels in New York City
New Market, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Delightful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2010

Very nice and hotel staff were very accommodating. Nicely decorated, very comfortable (and roomy for NYC standards) rooms and very private. I am still questioning the people who wrote reviews about the bathroom see through doors...... what is your problem?? Had never booked with a boutique hotel in NYC before this and now I will never go back to the large chain hotels. This was a quiet place to come back to after a long busy day.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Boston
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2009

Hotel is fantastic and great value. Great beds, awesome flat screen tv. Very convienient to the subway.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, PA
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2009

A great, quiet location if you plan on using the MTA (and why wouldn't you). Nice comfortable beds and super clean. Close enough to walk to Chinatown for that late night meal. The only potential drawback is the glass separating the bathroom. It is by no means transparent but not quite opaque either. If you're traveling with that not-so-intimate partner, you may be privy to a little more than expected, At the right price, a great stay.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Newport, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2009

We felt spoiled by ALL the staff for the whole long weekend. The front office was just the best and every staff member you met walking around the place just couldn't do enough for you.
The receptionist said as we arrived from a shopping trip:
"Let us take all your shopping to your room while you relax in the bar."
When was the last time you heared these perfect words at ANY hotel lately?

We upgraded to one of the suites found at the end of each floor, it was huge and SO comfortable. The rooms were large (for NY) but we just decided to have the extra comfort and the bed, bedding - just everything was 1st class. Some people might find the long walk from bed to the loo a problem - we just laughed and said the exercise was good for you!

I am a bit of a grumpy OM and can find fault in everything - but we couldn't find anything to complain about. The decor wont appeal to all but then I am not too keen on curry shop swags and tails and gloved butlers - but Gild Hall is just so comfy and relaxed you have to like it.

The first floor lounge is just so cosy for a romantic evening ....
We are going back!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2009

Usually when I come to NYC, I stay in SoHo or the Lower East Side. If you plan to go out in those areas or even up in the East Village or Chelsea, this hotel is a bit out of the way. But the price can't be beat for a Thompson boutique hotel. The subway is close by but Fulton Station is not easy to figure out. You'll also need to transfer to get to where you need to be. Some of the direct lines to that area also don't run on the weekends. The hotel will call a taxi for you so getting out of the area is not an issue...

I stayed in a standard room the first night and then upgraded to their biggest suite, both were really great. Really SOFT and heavenly beds. Service was friendly but sometimes slow as they didn't have enough people working the front desk. I'm still working through a dispute with the hotel as their housekeeping through out one of my shopping bags. Usually for the amount of money spent here, I wouldn't have to go through this much trouble for a reimbursement. However, management has been courteous throughout this situation.

There is only breakfast room service but many restaurants in the area also deliver. Since you will be in the financial district, many of the neighborhood bars and restaurants might be closed. I'd really only recommend this location if you know the city well and will not be around the hotel much.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
58 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2009

I stayed at the Gild Hall in September 2009, while in NYC for a quick break before heading elsewhere int he US on business.
The hotel's great - large rooms, clean, and good value.
However, the location could be a down-side, depending what you're visiting NYC for. If you're on business, you're right in the heart of things with easy access to Wall Street etc.
For leisure, it's less good. Easy access to Battery Park and the ferries, but beyond that you're facing a subway guide to get anywhere - especially weekends, when a lot of the shops and eateries in the immediate area are closed. Fulton Street subway station is also hideously complicated.
Also thought that any hotel charging this much should have free wifi.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2009

My husband and I wanted to spend our 25th anniversary in downtown NYC. I booked the Gild Hall Hotel based on reviews and the location. It was a great choice! It's walking distance to the Seaport, the Hudson River walkway/park, and Battery Park. We wanted to do the Ellis Island Tour and also be able to go on long walks, so this area was perfect. The hotel is a funky little place with a great staff - very friendly and attentive. I lost a shopping bag at the bar one night, and the staff really bent over backwards to help me find it. The even offered to watch the security tape to see if it had been stolen. I've never encountered people so willing to go beyond their job description.
The room was a good size - the only strange thing is that the bathroom is walled in with frosted glass blocks, so you can see the person on the toilet. Even after 25 years together, that's just too much information. The bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of closet space.
The only bad thing about this location is the lack of places for a good breakfast on the weekend. Since it's a business area, a lot of the surrounding shops are closed on the weekend. The diner that the staff directed us to was horrible.
I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 15 Gold Street, Main Entrance on Platt Street, New York City, NY 10038
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Financial District , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in New York City
#22 Family Hotel in New York City
#23 Best Value Hotel in New York City
#30 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#66 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Gild Hall - A Thompson Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 126
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aspen meets Wall Street at Gild Hall, Thompson Hotels' Lower Manhattan luxury lifestyle design property. Located on Gold Street in the heart of the financial district with nearby landmarks such as the 9/11 memorial, Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty, Gild Hall brings a new level of design savvy and service to Manhattan's most historic neighborhood. Designed by Jim Walrod, the unpretentious yet luxurious hotel offers 126 rooms and suites including meeting space for up to 15 people. Our rooms feature oversize leather-tufted headboards and elegant custom-designed furniture, topped with rich flannel throws and mahogany details, some adorned by dramatic chandeliers. Felice Ristorante & Wine Bar offers authentic Tuscan fare complete with one of the best Italian proprietary wines - bottled from Fattoria Sardi Giustiniani, the owner's vineyard in Lucca. Effortlessly blending classical European sensibility with American contemporary style, Gild Hall serves as a modern-day gentleman's club for the kings and queens of Wall Street. ... more   less 
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