Let me start with the positive: Great staff, great location, comfortable bed and super clean rooms. The hotel has a great vibe overall, especially in the lobby and bar areas.
The negative: This is a club, with a hotel attached. It's loud and on the weekends there are more people there to club than stay in the rooms. I don't want to enter my hotel and compete with clubbers, nor do I want to lose access to one of the already slow elevators for dedicated club access!
The rooms are not functional. They are small (the smallest I've stayed in nyc) and while they look cool, they're not. There is barely a desk, which is important for me. The walls are paper thin. No exaggeration, if you have someone in a room next to you, you can hear every word of a normal conversation. The bathroom looks cool, but again not at all functional. The bed was super comfortable, but sitting only 12" off the floor, was very hard to get in/out of. The chairs were useless and the ottoman was the only place to put my suitcase. Why, oh why do you give me that tiny ironing board!? It was useless and made my daily ironing almost impossible.
I stay in hotels over 150 nights a year and will not be coming back here, ever. The problem is, they can't fix what's wrong without a major overhaul of the hotel, which I don't see happening. I stayed here for 7 nights for work that had me keeping odd hours, that made this hotel an even worse choice for me. Even staying in a corner room, on a low floor, the thin walls and club kept me from getting the sleep I needed.
If you're in town to party in the meat packing district and hang at the hotels bars, this is the place for you. If you want a quiet hotel, where you can sleep and work, stay away.
- 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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