Dream Downtown

Chelsea, New York

The hotel

The designers at Dream Downtown had fun when they transformed this 1960s’ National Maritime Union building, opposite Chelsea Market and near the Meatpacking District. In a nod to its past, the gritty steel shell features super-sized portholes, while inside it takes you around the globe. You visit Mexico in the tequila barrel wall and upscale menu of Bodega Negra. You visit ‘Cool Britannia’ in the underground Electric Room, with its Banksy-inspired graffiti. And you return to NYC with the penthouse parties at PHD Rooftop Lounge and the lobby’s huge Stars and Stripes flag made from beer cans, which sits below the glass-bottomed pool.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Night Club
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located between the Meatpacking District and Chelsea, within walking distance to The Highline, Chelsea Market and SoHo. Transfer time from John F. Kennedy International Airport: 1 hour 20 minutes.

Hotel information

314 loft-style guest rooms and suites with luxurious amenities including 40" Samsung LED TV with iPod and computer connectivity media hub, mini-fridge, mini-bar*, complimentary WiFi, Tivoli alarm clock, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, slippers and bathrobes. Bronze Queen Rooms are 225 sq ft with views of the New York City skyline, with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Bronze King Rooms are 262 sq ft, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Bronze King with Balcony Rooms are 300 sq ft and feature a private balcony with partial skyline views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Silver King Rooms are 266 sq ft and feature views of the city skyline, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Silver King Pool Rooms are 300 sq ft and have a private balcony with views of Dream Beach, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Silver Double Rooms are 325 sq ft with 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Gold King Rooms are 320 sq ft with uninterrupted views of the NYC skyline, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Gold King Pool Rooms are 300 sq ft and are steps from the pool, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Platinum King Rooms are 500 sq ft and include 10 porthole windows with views of the skyline, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Philippe Downtown (Chinese cuisine). Bodega Negra (Mexican cuisine). Pool bar and grill (open daily from 8.00am-9.00pm). Natura Cafe (all-day cafe and coffee shop). The Beach Pool Bar and Grill (light bites and cocktails). PHD Rooftop Lounge (landscaped terrace with views of the Hudson River and Empire State Building, guest DJs). The Electric Room (after-dinner drinks and comfort food menu). The Beach consisting of a glass-bottom heated swimming pool, pool deck area with imported sand, chaise lounges, two private cabanas and DJ booth. 24-hour fitness centre. Concierge service. Complimentary WiFi.

*Denotes local charge.

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Mar 14, 2020 AliceChisato Seoul, South Korea

Overall it was nice and hipster hotel. However on 5th floor room, I couldn’t get any sleep. The music beat from 6th rooftop club literally bounce the room under. I had great time enjoying modern design of the room and cute little cafe for the breakfast but not for the rest.
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Mar 6, 2020 sammyg362

I recently stayed at the Dream Downtown (Meatpacking District), and could not have been happier. First, the staff easily accommodated a last-minute booking, and also provided a late checkout (that I requested) and were able to upgrade the initial room. Friendly does not even begin to describe the front desk and concierge staff. The exterior and… Read more
I recently stayed at the Dream Downtown (Meatpacking District), and could not have been happier. First, the staff easily accommodated a last-minute booking, and also provided a late checkout (that I requested) and were able to upgrade the initial room. Friendly does not even begin to describe the front desk and concierge staff. The exterior and interior are top-notch, and the room was impeccable. I should note that the balcony view is REALLY cool. Modern room with newer technology, including bathroom speakers, which is a very nice touch. You really get your money's worth at the Dream Downtown, without question. The bar area is clean, with a wonderful clientele. Location - cannot be beat. The heart of New York's most popular area and across the street from the Starbucks Reserve (if you have not been - GO!). If you're looking to impress or meet someone - stay at this hotel; don't waste your time trying to compare with others in the area. Special thanks and recognition to Lauren at the front desk - she is truly wonderful and a nice introduction to your entrance to the Dream :). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great for a conference, and a fabulous experience!

Feb 29, 2020 Claire C

This hotel is nothing short of extraordinary, from the design of the rooms, the bar area and the restaurants, to the outstanding service provided by the staff. Maria at the front desk was particularly kind and helpful. I attended a conference, but will be looking for opportunities to visit NYC and spend some time at the Dream Hotel Downtown 😊
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Feb 26, 2020 Will_Mgg

DREAM South Beach was the perfect match for my stay. The neighborhood is full of great variety of restaurants, you can walk to everywhere so easily. The staff was incredibly helpful giving directions and suggestions, always available to help us, Ilson at the front desk is a very special asset for the hotel. The rooftop bar is incredible. I… Read more
DREAM South Beach was the perfect match for my stay. The neighborhood is full of great variety of restaurants, you can walk to everywhere so easily. The staff was incredibly helpful giving directions and suggestions, always available to help us, Ilson at the front desk is a very special asset for the hotel. The rooftop bar is incredible. I totally recommend this hotel to all my friends and family. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exciting Week - FANTASTIC stay at the Dream Downtown!

Feb 25, 2020 Barbara B Houston, Texas

DREAM Downtown was the perfect hotel for my recent stay in NYC. The neighborhood is filled with a great variety of restaurants. Easy walks to Times Square, Chelsea Market, Whitney Museum, and Metro is on the corner. The staff was incredibly helpful with information, directions and did not miss a beat with special requests. The rooftop bar was… Read more
DREAM Downtown was the perfect hotel for my recent stay in NYC. The neighborhood is filled with a great variety of restaurants. Easy walks to Times Square, Chelsea Market, Whitney Museum, and Metro is on the corner. The staff was incredibly helpful with information, directions and did not miss a beat with special requests. The rooftop bar was sensational. The café and restaurant were both great – delicious food. Over-all experience was awesome! I was traveling with my son and his friend. I can easily recommend this hotel to couples and families with young adults. Read less