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215 Chrystie St, New York City, NY 10002
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#138 of 506 hotels in New York City
Travelers' Choice
Luxury for all. Ian Schrager's latest. Great service. Great style. great fun. great price. A genre-busting hotel, impossible to categorize. Always original. Always subversive. What you want, when you want it. Sacrificing nothing, to stay at the coolest place in town. A new simplicity. A new chic. Devoted to you. 24 hour check-in. Daily housekeeping services. - Public Kitchen by Jean George Vongerichten - THE ROOF bar - DIEGO lobby bar - Public Arts is a cutting-edge, progressive and avant-garde multi-media performance space as well as late night hot sweaty dancing
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Nightclub / DJ
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Rooftop terrace
Breakfast available
Rooftop bar
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 100 out of 100
491Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
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csy0685 wrote a review May 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
I’ve stayed at the Public Hotel a few times and I largely enjoy the services and comfort they offer. Unfortunately the last time I stayed, the room next to mine had a party. I called front desk and complained twice from 11.30pm but the party ignored the warning security gave them, continuing to play loud music until 4am. By the second complaint I had expected the hotel to ask those who weren’t staying at the hotel to leave the room but to my disappointment nothing had been done. I emailed the hotel to complain twice and unfortunately on both occasions, received no response. Perhaps a hotel not suited for business trips.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
1 Helpful vote
Felipe P wrote a review Feb 2020
Sao Paulo, SP32 contributions36 helpful votes
The whole concept is nice. But the operation and installations aren’t. The bathroom isn’t actually a bathroom. It’s look like it is not even concluded, like something to be finished. The staff in the check in area aren’t friendly at all. One highlight to be mentioned was Cesa (or Cesar) from the Public Kitchen. He gave us the best attendance by far. The rest of the staff from the Hotel should follow his shoes. Do not recommended for couples. The rooms are made for single travelers. If you are travelling alone, this is the spot. Cookies at night were another highlight.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Executive Office, Other at Public
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Dear Felipe, Thank you for your review. Cesar was thrilled to hear you were so happy with your experience at Public Kitchen. I am sorry our rooms did not meet your expectations. We think of our rooms as cabins on a yacht, designed for maximum efficiency, style, and comfort. In fact, every last detail was carefully designed by Pritzker-Prize winning architects Herzog & de Meuron. I would be delighted to discuss the available room types that may best fit your needs in the future. Please let me know the next time you wish to stay with us and I will personally handle your reservation. We all hope to welcome you back soon Felipe! Sincerely, Toni Ingenhoven Guest Relations Executiveoffice@publichotels.com
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Alex + Jas wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
I stayed here for 4 nights on a work trip. There isn't a formal lobby for check-in which I thought was efficient until all the iPads stopped working and there was a line for check-in/check-out/baggage hold all the way to the bar. The room was quite small but I loved the layout of the space - it made it feel bigger than what is was. The control panel next to the bed was great! It controlled the lights, window shade and curtains. I liked how updated the hotel room was - Apple TV, Bluetooth speaker, updated shower and toilet - but it was missing a few standard items all hotels have such as facial tissue and laundry bags. Location - The location was nice for vacation but since I was traveling for work I found it a little inconvenient to get to my specific locations. There's tons of food nearby so that was nice, especially since the room service was subpar. Overall, I will probably not stay at the Public for my next work trip but I may recommend it for a getaway weekend! (Traveler - Jas)
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Traveled on business
1 Helpful vote
Response from Executive Office, Other at Public
Responded Feb 23, 2020
Dear Jas, Thank you so much for your review. I am so happy to hear you loved the layout of our rooms. I would like to extend my apologies for the inconvenience you experienced in regards to your check-in. Upon your next stay with us, please do let me know and I will make sure to have a Public Advisor awaiting your arrival to assist you. Please feel free to reach out to me directly - it would be my pleasure to personally look after your reservation the next time you wish to stay with us. Sincerely, Toni Ingenhoven Guest Relations Executiveoffice@publichotels.com
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aqua_ana wrote a review Feb 2020
Englewood, New Jersey2 contributions1 helpful vote
Small but cozy and functional room. The designer made great use of the space. Great location. The hotel was very cool inside, had everything we needed for the most part. The view was absolutely amazing. Waking up to the sunrise and beautiful view of NYC was definitely a one of a kind experience. Would definitely stay here again. The one thing that would have made it extra special would have been having a coffee maker in the room so that you could make a nice cup of coffee and enjoy the view. However, they do have a place to buy coffee and food right downstairs.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Executive Office, Other at Public
Responded Mar 9, 2020
Dear Ana, I would like to thank you for your kind words. Everyone at the hotel was so happy to read your review. Upon your next stay with us, please do let me know and I will make sure to have a coffee maker in your room prior to your arrival. I do hope to welcome you back soon! Sincerely, Toni Ingenhoven Guest Relations Executiveoffice@publichotels.com
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Steven J wrote a review Feb 2020
Dorking, United Kingdom26 contributions8 helpful votes
I stay in hotels 2 or 3 nights a week around the world. I have always been a fan of Schrager and what he does, sadly this is a total failure for the traveler. Do not stay here, the staff are to concerned about their look, rather than helping you, the facilities are a complete joke
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Response from Executive Office, Other at Public
Responded Feb 22, 2020
Dear Steven, I am so sorry to hear you were not happy with your experience at PUBLIC. Our goal is to ensure that each and every guest leaves our hotel feeling appreciated and cared for. We would love to make it up to you - upon your next stay with us, please let me know and I will personally look after your reservation. I do hope that you might consider giving us the chance to welcome you back so we can demonstrate to you our commitment to service and offer you the experience you should have had. Sincerely, Toni Ingenhoven Guest Relations executiveoffice@publichotels.com
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Frequently Asked Questions about Public
Which popular attractions are close to Public?
Nearby attractions include Economy Candy (0.3 miles), St. Patrick's Old Cathedral (0.2 miles), and Tenement Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Public?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Public?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Public?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Public?
Conveniently located restaurants include Momofuku Ko, Il Laboratorio Del Gelato, and Russ & Daughters Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Public?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Public?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Public?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Public offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Public?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The National 9/11 Memorial & Museum (1.4 miles), World Trade Center Memorial Foundation (1.4 miles), and Hamilton Park (3.5 miles).
Is Public accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.