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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dream Downtown

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Dream Downtown
Ranked #101 of 467 Hotels in New York City
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Melbourne, Australia
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“refreshingly delightful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

Every staff member that served us was delightful, intelligent, respectful and helpful, including front desk, pool staff, bell porters and concierge. Rooms were ultra clean and uber cool, glam 70's. Rooms size was fine for us, there is Not much hanging room if you're bringing lots of clothes. We brought 3 kids and whilst it doesn't seem to be set up for kids, ours loved it, and staff were great with them, especially around use of pool. That said it's a great place if you're having a kid free break. Penthouse bar was closed mostly for private functions. Best to check that out before your stay. We really just hung around Chelsea, so location was great for us. Can't wait to come back without the kids.

Room Tip: South tower rooms have balconies over looking the pool.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

Look, I know that it's fashion week. I know it's New York City (I grew up here), but the sheer amount of uncontrolled jerks and phony artsy snobs in ironic hats and Forever 21 tight dresses muscling up to the hotel bar was overwhelming. Here's the bigger problem: The hotel has a club on the roof... THAT ISN'T AFFILIATED WITH THE HOTEL. So, as a sub-contract, they don't have to answer to the hotel, the hotel's staff, or treat the guests with any modicum of respect... even at $500/night. I call B.S. I was invited by the promoter to go up to the "club" and it was... a 2000 square foot bar with soft lighting and bottle service. Got to admit, the DJ was decent, but the scene? Ridiculous. Everyone trying so hard. Next issue? The TINY rooms. Mine had oily hand prints on barely reachable parts of the bathroom. Ugh. Plus the water stains on the "gun metal" sink and toilet. Disgusting. I felt like I walked into a love hotel in Tokyo. Did I mention that it was $500/night?! My company was paying, but it's still insulting. The front desk did leave a Coppola split of Merlot and a note...nice touch. So points for that, but that's the only category they nailed. Finally... the NY Jets Offensive lineman they employ to "clean" the rooms...at 8am. I called the front desk to ask if there were renovations happening. Apparently their housekeeping likes to throw around the Ikea furniture... but refuse to actually clean the rooms. This happened both mornings BTW. So, if you're desperate to fit in with the not so "in" crowd and don't mind sleeping in an overpriced closet and don't care about getting sleep... this is the place for you! Dream? Ha. More like a nightmare.

Room Tip: Here's a tip - don't stay here. Check out the COOPER SQUARE HOTEL. Awesome.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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dreamdowntown, Managing Director at Dream Downtown, responded to this review, September 20, 2011
Dear RealityCheck310,

I am terribly sorry that we didn’t live up to your expectations and we appreciate you taking the time to describe some of the ways in which we didn’t. We can and we will do better. With regards to the rooftop lounge, I can assure you that it operates in conjunction with the hotel and has a door policy that is similar to many popular lounges in the area. Marble Lane, Dream Beach and Romera do not have door policy and are always available for hotel guests.

Warm regards,
Michael Lindenbaum
Managing Director
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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

Where do I begin?

After having stayed at possibly one of the worst hotels ever (which shall remain nameless.. for now, since I am still waiting to hear back from management after sending them an email documenting the horrendous stay), I used QuikBook to book the rest of my stay in NY at the Dream Downtown.

Upon arriving at the hotel, my boyfriend and I were kindly greeted by the bellman who took my luggage (the former hotel didn't even attempt to carry any of my luggage). I could already sense that this hotel was exponentially better. Between walking through the entrance to the front desk, EVERY single employee greeted me. Besides the fact that the front desk was insanely gorgeous.. every one of them.. the concierge informed me that I had been upgraded. That was beyond (although probably nothing special.. it was nice, anyway!). Excuse me for my "Rachel-Zoe-Vocabulary", I am a California girl. I digress. Because the other hotel had so many issues with the room keys (like not working at all), I was immediately impressed by the fact that the Dream Downtown's room keys worked effortlessly. Once in the room, I had to take a minute. My boyfriend and I were blown away... it was like a scene from Survivor where one team has just won lobster for their whole tribe after eating rice for the past month. We were astonished by the beautiful, future-esque decor. The bed was incredibly lush, I'd never slept so well. The chain shower curtain was unlike anything I've seen before, such a sexy touch! Love. The food from The Beach and Marble Restaurant were unreal and impeccable. I even called Room Service for something that wasn't on the menu, and they insisted on making it happen for me (UNREAL.) This hotel doesn't know the word "NO". I will without a doubt be staying at this hotel from now on. Do yourself a favor people, BOOK now!

Room Tip: They have engineers on staff 24/7... so if something doesn't work, one will show up at your door...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2011

My boys and i had a beautiful time in New York. We really loved Dream Downtown we had a comfortable stay and the food was delicious. Everyone who worked at the hotel was very nice and knowledgeable. i had a great time in the swimming pool and i really enjoyed the bar. Thank you Dream Downtown for a marvelous time!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Redding, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2011

I was traveling with my friend so it was a girls trip for fun outings, trendy restaurants, good food, tennis and night life. We found this hotel fit our life style very well. The staff is amazing, very friendly and welcoming. The lobby is inviting, with silver couches, interesting interior design and amazing scent in the air.

The rooms were a bit too small, even for two people. They did not provide an iron or an ironing board, once brought to our room, it seemed to take a huge chunk of our small real estate. The bathroom was "party-like" with silver toilets, faucets, sinks etc. And if you don't cleaning staff to disturb you in the morning, you can just push a button on the control box.

I definitely like the location of the hotel, close to all the entertainment. I liked the customer service and interior design.

I did not like the fact that I forgot to turn the "do not disturb" button off and we never had our room cleaned :(( which was extremely disappointing. Apparently, we were also supposed to have a room orientation, which never happened.

Other than that, 5 stars and will be back!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

Cute hotel, lovely hotel bar, pool was wonderful, but very noisy room. Doors in the hallway have no springs and literally slammed closed all night long. Changed rooms and the same thing, slamming doors all freaking night long. Five nights of zero sleep. I would never stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

Just fantastic since we came at the reception!
The hotel is brand new and has a fabulous outdoor pool.
Every employee is carful, helpful and really nice.
All the food is great, cocktails are fantastic.
The interior design is outstanding so it was a really cool place to stay for me as a designer.
The location is the best for you if you are looking for the best restaurants and bars.
Really wish to thank management of this hotel - they made my trip!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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Property: Dream Downtown
Address: 355 West 16th Street, Near 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10011-5902 (Formerly Dream Meatpacking District)
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > Chelsea , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in New York City
#50 Romantic Hotel in New York City
#81 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#115 Family Hotel in New York City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Dream Downtown 4.5*
Number of rooms: 314
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 Midtown 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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