We stayed at the Gild Hall when we were in town for a family wedding. It was my first time staying in the financial district of NYC (all other times I've stayed in mid-town), so some pros and cons:
--Much quieter than most hotels in mid-town - most other hotels, even if you're on a high floor in a good hotel, you still hear constant street noise all night. Here, it's pretty quiet after about 7pm (and completely quiet all weekend). Also, the hotel attracts business people for the most part, so not a lot of young kids running around making noise.
--Convenient to the subway (about a block and a half walk to Fulton St. station), then only about a 10 minute ride to midtown. Also plenty of good coffee/bagel places , as well as several drug stores and convenience stores within a block or two.
--Excellent service. Whether we needed a cab, theatre tickets, recommendations on good restaurants nearby, or a bandaid after a long day of walking, the front desk staff was ready to help, and among the friendliest hotel staff I've ever encountered in New York. Tomo in particular was awesome.
--My husband still has not stopped raving about the great gelato at the hotel restaurant.
--The financial district shuts down in the early evening, so if you want to be in the midst of NY nightlife and hotspots, it's not the best location. But again, it's only a short subway ride to mid-town.
--Most cabbies in NY have never heard of the hotel (since it's a smaller boutique hotel), so make sure you know the address and cross street if you're taking a cab to the hotel.
All in all, I'd definitely recommend it! Thank you to the staff there for being so friendly!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Gild Hall New York City
- Gild Hall Hotel