There were some very good points and some bad points to this hotel.
Firstly, my partner and I arrived at the hotel at around 2am and it was like turning up to 'kicking out' time at a nightclub. We had to walk through all the hammered people from the club to get to check in as there is no separation from the club and the hotel. Then we had to get the lifts up to our floor and again have to dodge the stumbling people, and also share the lift with them. This could be intimidating and off putting, but it was Friday night.
The room was perfectly fine and the bed extremely comfortable! There was a bit of noise at night from banging doors, but that could be easily sorted out by fixing a 'door closer'.
There was a mini bar, HD TV with decent channels, excellent bathroom and shower, good view of the pool, etc. so the room was very comfortable.
The staff were very accommodating and friendly, so full marks there.
The club on the top floor was extremely loud, but it was a Saturday night. However, it would have been nice to stay up there and enjoy the view and a few drinks if the music was at a normal level (I have to stress that we are a young-ish [Very early 30's] couple). There are a few similar cool roof bars in London, but the music is at a normal level so you can talk to the people you're with and enjoy the environment and perhaps have dinner up there; but this is a personal preference.
Location wise, it's ideally located for the Meat Packing district, Chelsea, West Village, Greenwich Village, etc. where there are a number of cool bars, restaurants, cafe's, shops, etc.
Overall, if they could somehow separate the club entrance and the hotel entrance then I would give the hotel a 4 star. It just felt like we were in a club more than a hotel, but if you are aged between 20 - 30 and looking for a party style hotel then this is the place for you, but I wouldn't currently recommend it to any 'couple' friends...
- Also Known As:
- Dream Downtown Hotel
- Dream Downtown Hotel New York City
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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