My boyfriend and I needed a room for only one night. We had a concert to attend in the West Village and knew we'd be out very late and didn't want to drag ourselves back to New Jersey at 2:00 in the morning.
I work down the block from the Wall Street and and pass it daily. Since I know the neighborhood so well I realized it would be very quiet in the morning, something which was going be important to us since we'd be getting in so late.
I called the hotel directly and when I mentioned I work in the neighborhood they reduced the rate of the room and gave me a King for a Queen rate. I checked in during my lunch hour (barely a 5 minute walk if that). I was given a room on the 5th floor, however, it was directly across from the elevator which I anticipated as being problematic in the morning with it dinging as people would depart and enter it while we were trying to sleep.
I went back downstairs and presented the problem. The woman at the front desk was very nice and understood. She had another room, a corner king which she graciously gave me at the same rate. It wasn't quite ready so I went to grab some lunch and came back 1/2 hour later.
This was Room 407. Just lovely, overlooking Stone Street and South William. Very quiet, spotlessly clean, well maintained on all accounts and nicely sized (there is a hall area you pass through which gives a better sense of privacy to the room). Furniture placement is somewhat tight so it kind of hard to get to the windows to adjust the curtains but that is only a minor issue. Heating was a slight problem, it just never seemed to really warm up but then again, we had left it on 69 degrees when we went out and were't there long enough to see if it ever got any better once we did turn it up higher. There was a refrigerator provided, under the TV.
Bathroom is small (expected, it is an older building) but very well appointed. There is an extra telephone in the bathroom. One thing missing was hair conditioner. I don't understand why they give you everything else imaginable but leave this out. Most woman particularly find this a necessity, it's nearly impossible to brush your hair out after showering without it and surely it can't cost that much more to supply it.
Closet space on the small side - again, old building but it was fine for us. Bed was amazingly comfortable, really nice linens and good pillows (I'm very picky about my pillows).
There was a small continental breakfast provided; better than decent pastries, ok bagels (not the best but passable), some cereal, coffee, etc. There is limited room service available - NO breakfast.
Be aware that this hotel is in a business district, although there are some residences in the area also. At night, it will be difficult to find anything open if you need snacks so make sure you stock up in the daytime.
Overall we were very pleased and if we ever need to stay in the City again I'd pick The Wall Street Inn for sure. There is no reason to stay mid-town, where it is ridiculously noisy when you can stay downtown in this nice little enclave.