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The Frederick Hotel
Ranked #243 of 469 Hotels in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Fun - somewhat funky - historic old hotel. Originally built in the 1850s this property has been used as a hotel ever since, but it doesn't look it! The hotel has been extensively remolded, but some parts of it's history still manage to wear though.

The rooms are pricey (it's Tribeca NY!!) and they are small -- tiny -- (again, it's Tribeca NY!!) We stayed in a room with two double beds, and joked about having little room to shut the door to the bathroom! The elevator was finicky (at best). The (window) air conditioner units are noisy, and so was the street down below -- but we sorta liked being lulled to sleep with the sounds-of-the-city (subway rattles, taxi horns, fire sirens, people, laughter) as a background soundtrack.

We wish the room had a refrigerator (there is a great NY City type corner market across the street). And a coffee maker would have been nice. There is a Starbucks shop in the first floor which is convenient, but wished the hotel would work out a system to deliver Starbucks to the room in the morning. We found the hotel's WiFi to be useable (but kept getting bumped off and needed to log back in with a password -- ugh -- We'd also like more electrical outlets, (again it's an older property so we understand, but maybe power-strip would be nice?)

So would we stay there again - ABSOLUTELY.
The room was very clean and the staff were fantastic! We'd especially commend all the bell-staff. We stayed there four nights and by night three, we were being recognized at the door, and they rushed to get our "routine" evening bucket of ice. (Kudos!!) We also loved the (independently owned) Cafe on Chambers Street side, -- fantastic breakfasts and lunches.

Aside from the staff, one of the best features of the hotel, was the location. The 1, 2, 3, is right outside the door, and the A, B, C, line is a (short) block away.

Thanks Cosmo for a good trip -- we will be back someday.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Rachelle S, Director of Sales at The Frederick Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Dear diewisarfm,
Thank you for taking the time to post a detailed review of your stay with us. We are are happy to hear that you found your room to be very clean, and that you enjoyed the excellent level of service from our bellmen and front desk staff. Please note we do have mini refrigerators available on request. We are also glad to hear that you liked our Cosmopolitan Cafe which provides room service for our guests.
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Our room was on the 4th floor. The room was small but clean, and the bed was comfortable. Staying 4 people in it was a bit tight, but definitely doable. We only had bags for a long week-end so with more luggage I imagine that it could be a bit tighter in space. If you want an ice bucket and ice, bottle opener, or need other things (didn't notice an iron in the room) you will have to call down to the reception to get them. However the staff were all really friendly and very helpful, and we never waited long to get what we had asked for.

For me, the main issue with the hotel was the air conditioning. It is a window unit and pretty loud. If you are a light sleeper as I am you’ll want to bring earplugs. We could hear a bit of noise from the other room while in the bathroom, but otherwise it was pretty quiet (the AC may have had something to do with that). The Wifi sometimes was hard to connect to, but generally worked fine. There’s also only one elevator that we did sometimes have to wait for, but that was a minor annoyance at most. There’s a Starbucks right next to the hotel which is convenient for a quick coffee in the morning.

The hotel is close to the subway which is practical for getting around. There are also many restaurants in walking distance as well as tourism activities including the world trade memorial.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Katherine C
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Rachelle S, Director of Sales at The Frederick Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2013

Dear Katherine C,
Thank you for taking the time to post on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful, and our location to be convenient to everything that you wanted to do and see. Please note that we will be upgrading the hotel, we will be installing both central air and an additional elevator.
Please stay in touch with us through our website and social media so we can keep you informed.

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

A well appointed, stylish hotel that punches above its three star rating in my opinion. My room was not cheap, but hey, this is New York. Fantastic location - you can get just about anywhere by the subway or walking. My room was very comfortable, but rather compact. My only real complaint was the room size, in particular the room's width - as a long distance traveller from the other side of the world, I had a rather large suitcase that was difficult to find space to open up fully in my room.

I must give a special commendation to the front desk staff, who were not only professional, sophisticated and courteous, but were genuinely interested in having a brief chat about my experiences of their city. I especially commend whoever trains these staff, as it would be easy to employ well manicured, disinterested robots, for whom their work was just a job.

Finally, I would say that this hotel is an ideal location to get in the "New York state of mind" that Billy Joel once sang a song about. I found NY a much friendlier and easier place to get around than I had imagined. I would definitely consider using this hotel again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Rachelle S, Director of Sales at The Frederick Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Dear Westralia,
Thank you for taking the time to post on Trip Advisor. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our location, and that you appreciated the excellent service our staff provided. Please note that we do have a variety of layouts and room sizes, and we hope that you will be back in future to stay in a different room category. Please follow us on social media and by subscribing to our website so we can keep you informed of our upcoming offers and packages.

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Selected this hotel for a quick business trip, they room faced the street and was really noisy. No iron in the room, bathroom I super small and does not have central air conditioning. Really old rooms that looks like a motel not hotel

Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
3  Thank Armando B
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Rachelle S, Director of Sales at The Frederick Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 2, 2013

Dear Armando B,
Thank you for posting on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay. Please note that we have a variety of room types and layouts as well as quiet rooms which face the back of the hotel. In addition, we will also be doing a full upgrade to the hotel starting at the beginning of next year that will include a central air system. We hope you will return, please contact me directly so I can make the reservation for you.

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Reviewed September 22, 2013

I stayed 3 nights in this hotel week of 8th Sep 2013 and I was staying on 1st floor the windows do not isolate from any noise and air co is very loud
I couldn t sleep properly ( despite the jet lag from UK) there was a sport pub just in front of my room and I could follow the base ball game live through the screans and at 3 30 am I got waken up by the dustbin van !!! terrible experience for a very expensive hotels
my colleagues were on higher floors and didnt have any noise issue so this may explain but I would NEVER go back !!! tiny rooms and no sound proof from the street nor from the corridors!!! very old and long elevator... Room for improvement !!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank ophelia07
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Rachelle S, Director of Sales at The Frederick Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Dear ophelia07,
Thank you for posting on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay. Please note that we have various room layouts as well as rooms that are located at the back of the hotel. These rooms are very quiet, and we hope you will return to give one of them a try. Please contact me directly so I can personally make the reservation for you. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013

We stayed here for 6 nights, and from a location point of view it was great. Just a short walk down to the World Trade Center and Staten Island Ferry/ Battery park.

There are also lots of diners/cafes/Starbucks and the Chambers subway right outside the door.

The rooms were clean although small, but space didn't seem to be an issue for us anyway.

The staff were really friendly and helpful with bags etc, and the wifi was reasonably fast for email browsing and instagramming (dunno about streaming though!)

The only drawback was the noise from the roadworks going on outside, these started very early (6am) which was a bit of a pain especially if you are getting over jet lag!

Other tips:
It's also close to the Greenway which is a walkway along the water around Manhattan- this is great if you like to go running.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rachelle S, Director of Sales at The Frederick Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2013

Dear COCONNO,
Thank you for taking the time to post on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay. We are happy to hear that your room was clean and comfortable, our staff was friendly and helpful, and that you found the location to be convenient. Thank you also for pointing out how close the hotel is to the Greenway, which is a beautiful path by the Hudson River. Please stay in touch with us, we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

The rooms are small and not cheap, but up-to-NYC-standards. It is very clean, which is one of the most important things when visiting abroad. The location is excellent for downtown Manhattan, very quiet compared to uptown Manhattan, however, this mean that you will require the subway for all activities uptown. All in all a good base for an active city trip.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rachelle S, Director of Sales at The Frederick Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Dear Steenlandt,
Thank you for posting on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay. We are happy to hear that your room was comfortable, quiet and very clean, and that our downtown location was enjoyable and convenient for you. We hope to see you again in the near future, please stay in touch through our website and social media so we can keep you updated on our offers and promotions.

Sincerely,
Rachelle Schwarzenberg
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Address: 95 West Broadway, At Chambers Street, New York City, NY 10007-1151 (Formerly Cosmopolitan Hotel - Tribeca)
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Location: United States > New York > New York City > TriBeCa , Manhattan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#166 Luxury Hotel in New York City
#203 Family Hotel in New York City
#233 Romantic Hotel in New York City
Price Range: $153 - $447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Frederick Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 131
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Cosmopolitan Hotel Tribeca

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